(3/23/20) Chaos 3 Jul 6, 2021 17:28:07 GMT -5
Post by Action Reel on Jul 6, 2021 17:28:07 GMT -5
"Die Anywhere Else" by MandoPony plays over the PA system as Daniel Dream, wearing a blue Atari shirt and the Violence Championship over his right shoulder, walks down the entrance ramp. Danny enters the ring and gets a microphone from a ring assistant.
Daniel Dream: How are you everyone?
Some cheers from the crowd.
Daniel Dream: So let's hit the START button and start Chaos with The EPIC Gamer, the best wrestler in the game. The world and the game are always changing. I'm unsure of the future, I usually never know what's going to happen.
Danny exhales loudly.
Daniel Dream: But this time I know that in the very near future, my opponent will be Madman.
Kyu got this match by faking politeness and a little Triple Threat. Robert Quinn thinks Kyu is polite but Kyu never apologized to me after spilling soda on my controller which caused me to break my undefeated streak in Mortal Kombat. Maybe I accidentally skipped Kyu's dialog box before I was speedrunning through opponents like El Blanco and RISA.
Daniel Dream: I guess there is no point in crying over spilled soda. I don't want an apology from Kyu now. I don't want the fake-polite Kyu in this ring and I'm SURE I'm not going to get the fake-polite Kyu in this ring. I'm SURE that Madman is going to come out and get in the ring to play. I'm The EPIC Gamer so if you want to play, I'll be here. I usually never know what's going to happen but I know what's NOT going to happen, you pinning my shoulders to the mat for a count of three.
Suddenly “Play Destroy” by Poppy ft. Grimes blasts out of the PA, and Kyūkyo no Kyōjin steps out onto the ramp in his fabulous coat and ring gear, mic in hand. He raises the mic to his lips.
Kyūkyo no Kyōjin: Fake nice? What is this fake nice? You don’t understand how things work in my homeland, apparently. When asking for a match, you maintain respect and discipline. You do not force your employer to make a match, and you thank them for any opportunity they choose to give you: Their word is law. It is how it has always been. Outside of that ring, I actually AM a nice person, but once I step into that ring, Danny-san, and once that bell rings, I am not so nice. In fact, you could say I transform into a savage warrior.
Kyu smiles as he strips off his fantastic coat, tosses it to a ring attendant, and limbers up a bit.
Kyūkyo no Kyōjin: But if it’s the not-so-nice Kyūkyo no Kyōjin you are wanting, Danny-san… Then consider this me pressing Start. Consider me Player Two joining your little game.
With that, Kyu throws down the mic and rushes to the ring, baseball sliding under the ropes and staring down Dream with a wild, manic smile and crazy gleam in his eye.
“The EPIC Gamer” Daniel Dream vs Kyūkyoku no Kyōjin
We get the normal intro to Chaos with Bridget Lewis-Killings behind the desk in the studio with the big screen behind her.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: Ladies and Gentlemen Welcome to EPIC Chaos and for the next two hours we’ll be providing you with just that if the way we came on the air was any indication. Violence Champion Daniel Dream and the man who earned a shot at the title last week Kyūkyoku no Kyōjin wasted no time kicking things off as the match began right after the exchange we showed you to open the show. Let’s take a look how the match itself went down right now.
She turns to the screen as it flashes to life with highlights from the Violence title match. What began in the ring soon spilled into the stands as Madman was all over the champion slinging him into everything. Dream came back as they entered the VIP boxes in the upper deck of the Chaos Complex hitting a Superman 64 Punch on Kyu through the door to the suite. Daniel spotted an Acer Predator Gaming Laptop on a small table and he sneered at it in disgust before disconnecting the peripherals and smashing it over the head of Madman who had just made it back to his feet. Surprisingly the now bloody Kyūkyoku no Kyōjin was able to kick out. The fight continued in the VIP area until they ran out of things to hit each other with so they moved into the concourse. The end came with Kyu reversing Daniel's attempted Konami Code Breaker into a Gannosuke Clutch for the surprising pin fall to win the Violence Championship. Replays appeared to show Daniel get his shoulder up before the ref got to three but he didn't see it.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: We have a new Violence champion but not without some controversy as Kyūkyoku no Kyōjin scores what some would call an upset in a grueling 33 minutes and 9 seconds to crown him champion. What a way to kick off Chaos!
You Have Been Served
The camera cuts backstage to the catering area. There's a generous spread of different foods, enough to feed an army. Standing in front of the tables with his plate piled high is "Hungry" Jack Swanson. As his eyes scan for his next morsel, he's interrupted.
?: Woah there big guy, how about saving some for the rest of us?
Jack turns to the man and is surprised by what he sees. Either this man stepped out of a time machine or he really needs to update his wardrobe.
Richard Stone: Everyone knows who I am baby, the name is…
He strikes a pose and just stands there for a moment in silence.
Jack Swanson: So your name is whatever that pose is you're doing? I'm confused…
Richard Stone: I said my name is…
He strikes the pose again. Silence.
Jack Swanson: What are you waiting for?
Now frustrated, the man finally answers.
Richard Stone: My name is "Rock Hard" Richard Stone!
He covers his mouth and speaks with a higher voice.
Richard Stone: I love you "Rock Hard"!
He then uncovers his mouth and returns to his normal speaking voice.
Richard Stone: I love you too baby!
Jack is more confused than ever.
Jack Swanson: Who are you talking to?
Richard Stone: I'm talking to the fans! All the members of the Stone Squad!
Jack Swanson: Are they usually this quiet?
This question has Stone changing his mood.
Richard Stone: Oh I'm sorry, are my pops not quite up to your liking Jackie boy? Some of us have to work for things. We aren't all just given a shot to the first ever Epic World Champion.
Jack Swanson: Given? I haven't been given a thing in my life! I've worked hard to be successful in this business.
Richard Stone: Yeah it must have been real tough to walk down the aisle and steal the Chaos championship.
Jack Swanson: I was just claiming what was rightfully mine!
The fans cheer loudly agreeing with the Hungry one's statement.
Richard Stone: You keep living in the past, the rest of us are trying to make a future.
Jack Swanson: I know what my future holds…
Having heard enough Stone knocks the plate of food from Jack's hands.
Richard Stone: It looks like you dropped something.
Jack Swanson: You're going to wish you didn't do that.
Stone smirks and takes a swing at Hungry Jack. Jack blocks it and grabs a hold of him. With little effort Swanson hits him a two handed choke bomb through the catering table. This spills food all over the laid out Stone.
Jack Swanson: Dinner is Served!
Robert Quinn sat behind his desk and noticed a few specks of dust he flicked away with the back of his hand as a knock came at the open door and he looked up to see his daughter, EPIC VP of Talent Relations and Director of Social Media Ali standing in the doorway.
Robert Quinn: Ali? I thought you said you didn’t want an on air role and liked working from home.
Ali Quinn: This isn’t about work Dad.
A look of concern comes over Robert’s face.
Robert Quinn: Oh no. is something wrong with one of the girls?
Ali Quinn: No Daddy, this is about JC.
Robert’s look of concern quickly changes to one of contempt.
Robert Quinn: What about Jake Keeton’s punk kid?
She shakes her head as she steps towards the desk.
Ali Quinn: When is it gonna be long enough Dad? When?
Robert Quinn: Long enough for what? Me to forgive Keeton? That’ll never happen and how dare you even….
She cuts him off.
Ali Quinn: It’s not about Jake! You can live the rest of your life blaming him for all your misfortune but he's only partially to blame. You know who’s not to blame for any of it? JC! He was a kid when everything between our family and Jake happened. Hating him and holding this bitter grudge against him is no different than if you felt that way about Blaze.
Robert stands up and slams his fist down on the desk.
Robert Quinn: Don’t you dare Alison! You know I love that little girl, she was my very first grandchild and I as much as I hate that there’s an ounce of that bastards blood flowing through her veins she can’t help it.
Ali Quinn: Neither can JC. Blaze loves her big brother too, and I’ve been letting her see him a lot more lately now that he’s out on his own. They have a strong bond to have spent so much time apart and for there to be such an age difference. JC is a good guy Dad, he’s not Jake, he’s nothing like him.
Robert turns his back on her, fuming with anger.
Robert Quinn: Are you sleeping with him too Al? Is that how you know he’s nothing like his father?
Ali laughs a little at the thought.
Ali Quinn: Who I fuck has never been any of your business, but no I wouldn’t do that because it would be too hard to explain to Blaze. He’s definitely nice to look at though I have to admit, his girlfriend, who also works here by the way, is a lucky girl.
She turns to walk towards the door but stops and looks back at her father who still has his back turned.
Ali Quinn: You know, I should have expected you not to listen to reason when it comes to JC. You’re so blind by your hatred that you’re allowing it to influence your decision making. Maybe I should be here every week after all…
She walks out of the office.
“Rockhard” Richard Stone vs. “Hungry” Jack Swanson
"Still of the Night" by Whitesnake starts to play throughout the Chaos Center. An angry "Rock Hard" Richard Stone makes his way to the ring carrying a microphone. When he gets in the ring and the music dies down he begins to speak.
Richard Stone: Did you all see what happened backstage? Not only did Jiggle Jack put his hands on me, he wasted all that food! Jack you just cost me a free meal baby!
The fans cheer the fact that at least for the night Stone might go hungry.
Richard Stone: That's why I'm challenging Hungry Jack to a match right now! I'm going to show the bossman who deserves an Epic world title shot. Are you man enough Jack?
It only takes a moment before "All You Can Eat" by the Fat Boys erupts and pops the crowd. Jack Swanson makes his way to the ring with a smirk on his face. He enters the ring and snatches the microphone from Stone.
Jack Swanson: You want a match? Ring the bell!
Swanson goes to hand the microphone to a ring attendant as the bell rings. Stone uses this moment to try and get the upper hand. It only takes a couple seconds for Jack to put a stop to the attack and hit Dinner Is Served (two handed choke bomb) for the win.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: I'm not sure what Stone was hoping to accomplish, but I'm pretty sure that wasn't it. Jack Swanson has competed in his first match since the rebirth of EPIC and won in dominating fashion, officially timed at 13 seconds. Could we be seeing the first ever EPIC World Champion?
The footage switches to outside of The Chaos Complex as El Diablo Blanco is shown pulling items from out of his Ford Escape. Next to the car is a car seat; most likely there because of one of his kids. El Diablo starts pulling out boxes upon boxes of fluorescent light tubes and setting them on a flatbed dolly. It appears that he’s bringing his own weapons for tonight’s match against Scar. As the cameras move in closer El Diablo is seen pulling a crate out and setting it on the ground. He begins rummaging through it to make sure everything is still there. He pulls out a bag of thumbtacks, several rags that appear to be used and dirty, a container of lighter fluid. El Diablo picks up the car seat and puts it back in the Escape, closing the hatch behind him. As Diablo begins pushing the flatbed dolly towards the building, security meets him.
Security: Sir, you can’t be bringing that stuff in here.
El Diablo Blanco ignores security and keeps pushing the flatbed until another guard stands in front of him.
El Diablo Blanco: Let me through.
Security: Sir, I said we can’t let you bring that stuff in here.
El Diablo Blanco: Why not?
Security: Well, for starters we haven’t cleared them to be used and… Is that lighter fluid?
El Diablo Blanco: Yeah, and?
Security: We’re going to have to alert the fire marshall. Sir, there’s a limit to things. You can’t just go off and do your own thing. You’re going to end up getting yourself killed. We’re looking out for your well being.
El Diablo Blanco: My well being? You’re looking out for my well being. Where were you last week when Scar inserted himself into my match? That wasn’t looking out for my well being. I could have been badly hurt. I see others are just walking around doing whatever the hell they want around these parts. Why not me? My match with Scar tonight is Violence Rules. He wants to make the rules around here then I will too. Get in touch with Captain Howdy because tonight I’m going to hurt someone and that’s going to be Scar. Do you understand me, Brother? Last week he took away everything from the Diablo Nation. I was getting DMs after DMs all week from parents telling me how their Little Diablitos were crying after I didn’t win the number one contendership match. Why those parents allow their children to watch such graphic videos is a story for another place and another time. Tonight, I’m taking out Scar and I’m doing it for the Nation; my Nation; The Diablo Nation and we’re doing it on my terms. You want to talk about a Violence Division, Brothers? That’s right up my alley. I’ve been diving off garages for twenty years, Brothers. I’ve been lighting my buddies on fire. I’ve felt the barbed wire tear away at my flesh, brother, and tonight Scar is going to walk away with a few more… well, scars. Now get out of my way.
El Diablo Loco pushes the flatbed with such force that the security guard has no choice but to hop out of the way as Diablo just walks right into The Chaos Complex.
A Word From The Prodigal Son
We fade into a small, one-room church. There are two rows of six wooden pews. Slow, quiet panning shots of the walls of the church past the big, bright windows. We can see out the windows, the leaded frames still outlining each purposely shaped piece of glass. There is a beach below with rolling waves and light-colored sand. There are a few clouds in the sky as the sunlight beams down. We hear the light breeze rustling the grass while birds chirp outside. The camera cuts back to the pews where, now, Dragan Hill sits on the inside of the second pew from the front on the right side of the room. His head is bowed and we see what appears to be a Bible open on his lap. He is wearing a white button-down shirt and a silver cross dangles down like a pendulum, glimmering in the light. We can only see one pant leg from his black slacks, as well as a single mirror shined loafer. Without looking up, he begins to read aloud,
Dragan Hill: Pan fyddi'n mynd allan i ryfel yn erbyn dy elynion, ac yn canfod meirch a cherbydau a byddin, a'r rheini'n gryfach na'th rai di, paid â'u hofni, oherwydd gyda thi y mae yr ARGLWYDD dy Dduw, a ddaeth â thi i fyny o wlad yr Aifft.
["When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.]
The Prodigal Son looks up from his lap and at the camera as it slowly zooms in.
Dragan Hill: That comes from the book of Deuteronomy. I told you all that I want to put EPIC on the map. A lot of you don’t know who I am, and that’s okay. I’m a young guy from South Wales. I’m not as established as some of my fellow EPIC roster members, but that’s what I’m here to do. I am here to prove that I am somebody and that I deserve to be.
A smirk cracks his face as he rises from his seat. He begins to walk towards the camera, still holding on to the leather-covered Bible in his right hand.
Dragan Hill: I am not a messiah, I am not a savior, I am a young man who has battled his way into a business that deserves respect and I want the business to not only respect me but the company that I fight for.
He stops his approach and lifts his arms out from his sides, stopping at waist level.
Dragan Hill: The road is long and narrow, but I know how that story goes.
He chuckles as he lifts his Bible up, shaking it at the camera.
Dragan Hill: For as long as I can remember, I have been told time and again how it is not the good work that comes easily. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak, correct? We have a saying here in Wales, ‘a fo bed, bin bont,’ ‘if you want to be a leader, be a bridge,’ and that’s what I’m doing. I am bridging the gap between those who have not heard of Dragan Hill, have not heard of EPIC, and bringing them here.
The smirk has faded and his facial expression has turned serious. Shadows frame his face, outlining his nose and jawline. The wind seems to have picked up outside, we can hear it rattle the windows some. His short cut hair still cascades down to meet his thick eyebrows, his ears show some hints of cauliflower. His dark eyes appear to be analyzing something as they stare us down through the camera.
Dragan Hill: I’ve had some tell me that I should be a little more concerned with my lack of experience, that I need to pay heed to my more established opponents. Don’t get me wrong now, I’m not looking past them. Psalms 27:1 says ‘Whom shall I fear?’ and I’ll hold to that. I’ll challenge ya with that.
The cadence in his speech has begun to speed up. There is a fire being stoked in the soul of a young man whose parents named him Dragan.
Dragan Hill: I will stand here, just as David did to Goliath, and I’ll make sure that you know and that you will remember my name. Dragan. Hill. Put it in your memory banks, get used to it, because it will be household soon enough. The preacher’s son from Swansea, Wales, the Prodigal Son. Here he is, here I am. I brought home Wales’s first wrestling gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. I’ve stood up against adversity, I’ve fought, defeated world-class athletes.
He pauses and inhales, setting his jaw.
Dragan Hill: Be prepared for what’s a-comin’ because you’ve never seen anything like it before.
The camera snap zooms to a closeup.
Dragan Hill: Am byth.
The camera cuts to black and we hear the wind howling before it fades away.
Change of Heart
Robert Quinn still stands in his office staring at the wall before pulling out his cell phone. He dials a number and hits send.
Robert Quinn: Let’s make things official, maybe the kid deserves a chance.
He pauses listening to the voice on the other end of the line.
Robert Quinn: I’ll see you in the ring at the start of the second hour.
Fade to Bridget in the studio.
Muru vs. Dragan Hill
Bridget Lewis Killings: Our next match was between the veteran Muru accompanied by Moros, and the man who squashed Nanners last week, Dragan Hill.
The screen behind Bridget shows highlights of the back and forth matchup. Neither man was able to stay in control long but Muru did hit the Around the World neckbreaker for a two count. Not to be outdone Hill used his amateur background to keep the high flyer grounded. The Prodigal Son scored his own near fall with a dropkick from the top rope. The ending came when Muru tried to whip Hill into the ropes, but Hill was able to reverse it. When Muru hits the ropes he is tripped up by Moros. This allows Dragan Hill to hit the Rapture (Diamond Cutter out of a fireman's carry) and get the 1-2-3 for the pinfall victory.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: I'm not sure that's how Moros wanted things to go down, but nonetheless, Dragan Hill picked up an impressive victory over Muru tonight at the 17 minute and 42 second mark.
Statement Made ‘Right Now’
Graham Baker: A man makes a statement, and he gets ignored.
Graham Baker, frustrated, sits backstage at EPIC. He’s got his Silver Star Championship on his shoulder, and a grimace on his face.
Graham Baker: Last week, I said I would accept any challenge, and so far, I have nothing. No one stepped up to the plate, no one brought up to bear-
Ryan Shane: You must be Graham Baker…
Standing in front of Baker is wrestling veteran Ryan Shane. He's dressed in a blue designer suit. The fans pop as they recognize him and are shocked to see him in Epic.
Ryan Shane: I'm sure that I need no introduction but I'm "Right Now" Ryan Shane! I'm sure you're wondering why a wrestling legend is standing here before you. Well first I was offered a lucrative contract I couldn't refuse.
Baker looks up at Shane but before he can say anything, Ryan keeps talking.
Ryan Shane: What does that mean to you Baker? I'm getting to that. I see that title over your shoulder and I'll admit I'm a bit impressed. I hear you've had quite a decorative if not short career. Obviously you're not quite on my level Graham. Sadly you probably never will be.
Graham Baker still can't get a word in edgewise as Ryan loves to hear the sound of his own voice.
Ryan Shane: Now I know you and JC have gotten pretty close recently. No doubt you're just trying to hitch your wagon to a shining star. That brings up the second reason I'm here. You and JC might be buddies, but him and me? We're family!
This time Baker doesn't even try to interrupt.
Ryan Shane: That means if anyone is going to have his back, it's me! So I guess what I'm saying is, your services are no longer needed. So why don't you just go home and think about how you'll never be me!
Shane and Baker lock eyes for a moment, before a frustrated Baker gets up and walks off, leaving Shane to bask in his superiority.
Wyldeside vs. Drake Connors and Dizzie
Bridget Lewis-Killings: If that wasn’t a prime example of a tense encounter, I’m not sure what would be. From there we bring things back to in ring action as the team of Wyldeside take on Drake Connors and Dizzie, who if you tuned in last week, encountered one another and actually got themselves a match against each other approved for a future EPIC showcase. Let’s take a look and see what ended up happening following the bell.
The tag team match starts out with each Wylde sibling having a turn at getting worked over by Drake Connors after he won the game of Rock-Paper-Scissors to start off the match. Quick tag to Dizzie who continues the same trend, until a TKO attempt on Ethan gets countered to a DDT. From there Wyldeside take control, using their advantage as a team to work over Zhou. After a few minutes of this she’s able to wiggle out of a hold and level Lucas with an Ace Crusher before making the tag to Connors. Drake comes in fast with heavy strikes laid into each Wylde before getting a very close count on Lucas after nailing him with a Kinniku Buster. The end of the match comes when the tag is made back to Dizzie and the makeshift duo go for a double team move on Ethan but he’s able to roll through, pushing Dizzie into Drake who falls out the ring. Ethan then grabs the shocked Dizzie from behind, rolling her up as Lucas runs and grabs at Connors’ ankle making sure he’s distracted kicking him away and unable to catch the pin in time. Ethan slides out the ring to join his brother in celebration as Dizzie and Drake look at each other annoyed at what transpired.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: A great tag team match and effort by Drake and Dizzie, that fell just short due to a little bit of miscommunication there. The end saw Wyldeside win by pinfall at the 15 minute and 58 second mark.
The top of the second hour starts in the ring where we see EPIC co-owners Robert Quinn and Analicia Morales-Connors standing by, microphones in hand. Both seem to be in an upbeat mood, Analicia considerably more smiley as she takes one extra moment to soak in the cheers before taking the lead and speaking out first.
Analicia Morales-Connors: Everyone thank you very much first off for continuing to show unwavering support for EPIC as we continue to produce the best quality wrestling each and every week for all of you! Now, as you know, it’s been nearly a month since EPIC made a triumphant return to the mainstream and with that milestone on the horizon, it’s time for the company to take another step. That step? A return to the pay-per-view market with an incredible show filled to the brim with intense matches fueled by the passion of our stars!
The fans cheer loudly as Robert now speaks showing no signs of the tense encounter with his daughter earlier in the night.
Robert Quinn: That’s right Analicia, on April 19th live from right here inside the Chaos Complex we will be going 3 hours as we present the first Pay Per View in EPIC’s new era entitled REBIRTH. More matches will be confirmed as we get closer but we do have a main event to announce. I’ll let you do the honors of making the announcement before we bring the two competitors out.
Analicia Morales-Connors: Why thank you Robert. It is absolutely an honor to be able to announce what will surely be an amazing contest featuring two of the top talents not just in our company, but in the world today! As you know, I made the bold but best choice to merge my old company Crisis Core Wrestling with EPIC and with that not only came an influx of talent but established holders of that company’s top prizes. Here in EPIC at the moment, our top prize is vacant but following Rebirth that will no longer be the case! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, our main event of that evening will be a match to crown the EPIC World Champion! Previously announced and now confirmed, the first competitor is an original member of EPIC who you all know and love in “Hungry” Jack Swanson! His opponent for the match, is the inaugural and present day holder of the CCW Platinum Championship JC Keeton! So not only will this crown the vacant title but will serve as a championship unification match in a show of our two companies truly being formed together as one! Now to present our two competitors, Robert my friend, I’ll allow you the pleasure.
“All You Can Eat” by The Fat Boys begins playing as Robert talks over the music.
Robert Quinn: He is an EPIC original, and the face of this franchise, please give a warm reception for “Hungry” Jack Swanson.
Swanson makes his way down the ramp stepping in time to the beat. When he reaches the ring he climbs the steps and enters over the top rope. He shakes hands with both Robert and Analicia as the fans chant his name.
Robert Quinn: And his opponent…
“Veins” by HUNTR begins to play as Robert again talks over the music, with much much less enthusiasm now.
Robert Quinn: Please welcome the current CCW Platinum Champion, JC….Keeton.
Robert clenches his teeth and forces a smile as the beat kicks and in pyro explodes from the rampway as JC Keeton steps through the curtain. He makes his way to the ring bouncing in rhythm to the music. When he reaches the ring he leaps up onto the apron and steps through the ropes. He hesitates momentarily but shakes both owners' hands.
Analicia Morales-Connors: There you have it ladies and gentlemen! Now with a lasting show of respect between both our competitors, we present to you our Rebirth main event! I know both of you will make our company proud!
Taking a step back, Analicia allows Jack and JC to step up to one another, the two giving a nod of respect before shaking hands in the middle of the ring, the fans absolutely erupting.
Justice for Nanners
We move from Bridget in the studio to a shot of her outside the arena with “Previously Recorded” in the lower corner of the screen. The parking lot is crowded with fans waiting to get into the arena and a large presence of Boulder City PD officers off to Bridget’s left as they appear to be loading Nanners into the back of a cruiser. Bridget runs up to the open door as Nanners kicks and screams.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: Excuse me officers, can I have a few works with the banana before you take him in?
An officer shakes his head and nods at Bridget. Nanners sits up in the seat of the car.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: Nanners, do you mind telling the fans why you’re being arrested right now?
Nanners: It’s a bunch of bullshit! I was out here protesting the injustices of last weeks Chaos with my people…
Bridget looks around.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: What people?
Nanners: My fans! They all want a piece of the Big Bad Banana Bridget! Anyway, we were protesting the travesty that occured during my match with that no good Welshman and these pigs showed up saying I was trespassing. I tried to tell them I work here but they just assumed that because I’m a banana that I don’t. Maybe you can tell them...tell these pigs, tell’em I’m one of the biggest stars on the whole EPIC roster.
The officer looks at Bridget with his hands on his hips.
Officer: Well, does this banana work here?
Bridget gives a sheepish nod.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: Unfortunately he does.
Nanners starts yelling “Free At Last! Free At Last!” and trying to get out of the car but the officer just shoves him back into the seat.
Officer: That’s good to know if this happens again but that’s not why we’re taking him in, apparently he’s way behind on child support.
Bridget stands there holding the mic in shock as the officers slams the door on Nanners and gets in driving away with Nanners screaming “They’re not my kids!”
People Like Who?
"We Can't Stop" by Trust the Medic begins to play throughout the Chaos Complex. Lizzy Dalmon makes her way to the ring followed closely by her brother Landon. On their way the two stop for a photo op and the crowd boos loudly. When they get to the ring, Landon holds the ropes open for his sister. Once in the ring they demand to be handed microphones.
Lizzy Dalmon: Last week you all witnessed the in ring debut of The Dalmons! I know it was quite the moment for you all as you've never seen such unrivaled talent before.
Landon Dalmon: That's right sis! It was with little effort at all that we took care of the masked pervert and his grandpa.
The siblings confer with each other for a moment.
Lizzy Dalmon: Oh my God, he was such a pervert!
Landon Dalmon: Can you blame him? Who could possibly take their eyes off of perfection?
Lizzy strikes a provocative pose and the crowd once again boos. This time there are some catcalls mixed in.
Lizzy Dalmon: Thank you for the kind words brother. This week you all get the pleasure of seeing me go one on one with Celina does anal!
This announcement causes Landon to perk up.
Landon Dalmon: If you need a replacement for this match sis, I'm ready for action!
She rolls her eyes playfully at her brother.
Lizzy Dalmon: That's my brother, always ready to go at a moment's notice! While I thank him for his enthusiasm, I think I'll be alright. I'm a Dalmon after all, and that means I'm better than all of you!
Before Lizzy or Landon could continue, they are cut off by the sounds of “Spear of a True Hero” by SharaX on the speakers. Coming out onto the stage with a microphone of her own is Celina del Añil who receives an ovation from the crowd. She takes a second to soak in the adulation before making her way to the apron, signaling for her music to be cut as she enters the ring with no fear, staring down the Dalmons. She gives an obviously fake applause before speaking.
Celina del Añil: Wow everyone, would you give it up for these two? Man how revolutionary and clever are the two of you. The ego inflation, overcompensation, mocking of names, and demeaning banter? That’s just something real solid right there. Granted it’s solid shit but solid nonetheless.
The crowd erupting in cheers and laughter causes Celina to pause for a minute, the young lady chuckling a bit herself before continuing as the Dalmons fume.
Celina del Añil: I mean do you two gross ass nitwits even take a second to think before speaking? Also how insecure must you be to glorify yourselves in such a manner meanwhile in reality, the literal best you can manage partner wise seems to be each other and that’s just nasty. Now I may be on the younger side but never would I be so desperate for attention that I’d act like people who are grossed out by me are the opposite, or worse, turn to my own brother, like eww. Super eww. I’m glad I got some hand sanitizer in my purse backstage because even after I rinse off following kicking your ass, I feel like I’m seriously going to need it.
Inside the ring the Dalmon siblings are livid.
Lizzy Dalmon: How dare you talk to me that way! I'm your superior in every way. I'm a Dalmon and what are you exactly?
Landon cuts his sister off.
Landon Dalmon: I think this little girl needs to learn her place.
Lizzy Dalmon: I think you're right brother. Celina you've made a big mistake coming out here with your hate speech. Where I come from people like you keep their mouths shut and do what they're told. I guess that's a lesson I'm going to have to teach you tonight.
Celina del Añil: People..like me..I guess I never thought about it that way but you got a good point there. So why don’t you follow suit in shutting your yap and let’s go already.
Celina casually drops the microphone and starts yelling for Landon to get out so the match can get started.
Lizzy Dalmon vs. Celina del Añil
Bridget Lewis-Killings: After some initial protest from both Lizzy and Landon Dalmon, we were finally able to get things started with the match. So let’s take a look at the highlights to see how the match went for the competitors.
Bridget turns the attention over to the display and highlights from the match are shown. Celina was quick to ramp up the tempo of the match, ducking and rolling through several of Lizzy’s attempts at offense to get speedy pins and strikes over on her opponent. Her momentum was cut off though as when she went to speing off the ropes at one point Landon managed to grab hold of her behind the referee’s back and trip her up. Lizzy took advantage of the distraction to take her down with a Step Up Knee Strike. From there Lizzy kept control over Celina, getting nearfalls with a Tornado DDT, and Spinning Wheel Kick. The fiery Celina was able to mount a comeback and nail Dalmon with a flurry of chops and forearms, before ducking under a dazed clothesline attempt and dropping her with the Caída de Actitud (Snapmare Driver) for a close two count. The finish saw Lizzy’s brother Landon try to get involved again, hopping onto the apron and interrupting a pinfall attempt by Celina. Just as she goes to confront him, a young man races down the entrance way and yanks Landon off the apron. Dalmon lands right onto the guy’s shoulders before he gets lifted up and rocked on the way down with a Detonation Kick. Watching with approval is Celina who is able to kick Lizzy in the gut as she tries to sneak attack her, before dropping her head first onto the mat with the Angelic Tribute (Snap Single Underhook DDT) and pinning her for the 1-2-3.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: There you have it, thanks to a mystery man evening the odds by laying out Landon with a familiar looking Detonation Kick, Celina del Añil was able to gain an impressive win in her debut without having to worry about further interference. The young star picked up the win over Lizzy Dalmon by pinfall in 14 minutes and 44 seconds.
The show feed switches over to the backstage area where we see both Bridget Lewis-Killings and a smiling Terra Mason standing in front of the locker room door. Terra looks around and makes a few playful faces as Bridget gets things started.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: Ladies and gentlemen, help me welcome the EPIC star joining me at this time, Ms. Terra Mason.
Terra Mason: Bridget! How about an awkward question that annoys you to get things started? I kid..but seriously thanks for having me.
Bridget nearly bites her lip holding back a slight chuckle, giving herself a second before moving forward with the interview.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: Now Terra, as we saw on our debut episode of EPIC Chaos, you picked up a very decisive victory over veteran Angelica Ruiz-Meyer and then last week stepped up to challenge Frank Lowe. Tell us, what are your thoughts on your journey in the company so far and how you see things progressing in the weeks to come?
Terra Mason: You won’t admit I got you there? That’s cool, no worries. My journey in EPIC so far has been a lot of fun. I was told when I signed up by Quinny that I’d get a unique experience while showcasing what I got and so far the company hasn’t disappointed. I had a short but cool match with Angie and I was shocked by the whole merger thing but it’s all good to me. Heck now I got more homies to chill with so yeah I’m golden.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: Now what about Frank Lowe? Like I mentioned, last week you looked to answer his challenge and then after some disrespectful words, struck him in the knee. What are your future plans when it comes to him?
Mulling over the question a little, Terra looks as if she has a spark but then looks to Bridget quizzically.
Terra Mason: We’re not PG right? Well whatever, if we are I’ll take the warning or whatever. That guy is just a fucking misogynistic prick and man Bridget it felt so good to take him down a peg and on my birthday of all days! I’m just glad that all happened before I died of a cake overdose because if you thought I had my share with Risa-chan, you should have seen what my girl AK brought. Let’s just say I’m glad I didn’t have a test that day. Actually there are a few...I’m getting off track again. What was the question?
Bridget Lewis-Killings: Your plans when it comes to Frank Lowe?
Terra Mason: Right! Franky may have gotten a rocket kick to the knee last week but he’s a fool if he thinks I’m done there. I came here to go up against some tough competition and while he’s a bit of a douche canoe, Lowe definitely falls into that category. So my plans are pretty simple, I intend to...
Before she can continue, footsteps can be heard approaching, Terra looking over to see who it is and upon realizing, her facial expression completely changes. Walking into the camera’s frame is Graham Baker who looks down at Terra, a little more than irritated, possibly stemming from earlier.
Graham Baker: We need to talk, now.
Terra slowly nods and looks over to Bridget apologetically, speaking as Baker opens the locker room door and she’s being led inside.
Terra Mason: I have to..go....sorry..
A confused and a bit angry Muru is searching everywhere for the culprit who cost him a potential victory against Dragan Hill. He finds Moros preparing for his match later that night.
Muru: Hey! Kid! What the hell was that?
The usually calm and friendly Muru uncharacteristically yells at the young rookie.
Muru: All I want to do is help you out! What did I do to you that made you pull that crap out there?
Moros: Hey, hey, first off back the hell up and don’t even begin to go there. Since day one you’ve been trying to push this supposed agenda of wanting to try and help me out and just because when I finally try to extend my hand it goes wrong you have the nerve to accuse me of costing you the match on purpose? What the hell is right!
Moros pauses for a second, seeming to try and recall something.
Moros: Hmm now let’s think a minute. Wasn’t it just last week when you were like ‘I can see you're a bit upset, but I was only trying to help.’ Well guess what, the same can be said for right now but if you want to keep acting all pissy, I’ll back off.
Muru takes a second to calm down.
Muru: You're right...I lost my cool and I apologize for that. If you were only trying to help I appreciate that. But...that's not the kind of help I need. I like to go out and win or lose on my own merits. Cheating isn't how I've gotten to where I am in this business. That's not how I do things.
Moros: I can understand that, I guess something just went off in me seeing you in a certain kind of way and I wanted to help out. I know you usually go about things on your own and I’m sorry for overstepping, but you can get why I did, right?
Muru: No worries. I might have come on too strong myself. I want you to trust me but I guess that comes with time. I'd like to think the fact that you were at ringside tonight means we're making progress.
Moros can’t help but smirk at that and even crack a small smile for a split second.
Moros: I guess you can say that, yeah.
El Diablo Blanco vs Scar with Katrina Von Feer
We return to Bridget in the studio, with a rather serious look on her face.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: The Violence division has been the talk of the wrestling world and for good reason, but I have to admit that the match I’m about to show you highlights from may be too much for some fans to stomach. El Diablo Blanco brought an entire flatbed dolly filled with elements of destruction that were all used throughout the duration of this contest. Take a look…
The screen behind Bridget lights up and we’re taken to clips from the match. The early goings saw Scar swing wildly with an axe barely missing El Diablo Blanco. The axe handle connected with the ring post and shattered and Blanco would use the jagged wooden handle raking it across the chest and back of Scar opening lacerations. Not to be outdone by the level of violence that the first Violence champion was bringing Scar pulled out a stapler in another clip and after stapelling his mask to his head in multiple places Scar then tried to staple El Diablo Blanco’s lips closed as Katrina egged him on telling him to “Shut him up permanently.” Blanco fought back but not before his lips looked like he tried to eat a stick of dynamite. The match continued with the canvas almost entirely stained with the blood of both men and the remains of light tubes, broken tables, thumbs tacks, and a pizza cutter scattered about. The end came when a battle occurred with both men fighting on the top rope fighting over the can of lighter fluid that El Diablo brought out on his cart. With both men saturated in lighter fluid the unthinkable happened and Katrina Von Feer climbed up on the apron, struck a match and threw it on them cackling with joy as they men became engulfed in flames. Katrina’s devious plan backfired literally as Scar fell to the mat trying to put himself out while Blanco leaped off hitting Feeling Froggy while on fire. The impact of the splash extinguished both men and Blanco made the cover for the 1...2...3.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: That was by far the most insane match I’ve ever personally witnessed and I have no doubt it took years off the careers of both of these men but the record books will show that El Diablo Blanco won in a truly EPIC Violence division match in 34 minutes and 52 seconds.
A Little Girl & A Big Baby
Shifting the focus back to the ringside area, we see Terra Mason in the ring, loving the sounds of the cheers coming her way courtesy of the fans. She indulges a bit more before going over and grabbing a microphone from an attendant which hushes the crowd a bit, so she may speak.
Terra Mason: EPIC faithful! You know when I’m here with a live mic that it has to mean something because I’m usually the type to either talk where I can get a second take or doing my talking in the ring. I’m going to keep it short and sweet though since all of you great people came out here to see some awesome matches. So with that said.. yo Franky! I’m ready to continue what we started last week so how about you come on out so I can kick your other leg out from under you and show the world how to beat a MAN in six minutes or less!
Terra lowers her mic for a moment as she sees Frank Lowe come out in his gear with his own microphone in hand. He is, of course, accompanied by his wife Lacey who holds onto his free arm, supportively petting his arm as he begins to speak.
Frank Lowe: Hold on a minute there. I don’t know what ideas you got floating in that brain of yours doll, but you and me? Not going to happen. I’m not wasting my time fighting a GIRL.
Terra Mason: Wait so you’re saying that you wasted time getting dressed in your gear, making your wife do the same, just to say no to me because it’s a waste of time?
Frank Lowe: I said it before that as a MAN I’m always ready for some credible competition. But that competition isn’t going to be you sweetheart so just give it up!
Terra Mason: Yeah no, that’s not going to cut it. You see, like you claim to do, I’m actually here for some competition and while you looked down on me last week, the case isn’t the same now. You know I can hurt you, you probably even know now that I can beat you. Instead of taking the chance on the dance though, you’re backing out, crying to your wife in the corner while still claiming to be this rough and tough guy. Deep down you know the truth, just like I do, and these fans out here. You Franky? Are nothing more than a big babbling BABY! Franky is a BABY!!
Terra can’t help but laugh as the crowd erupts into an ongoing chant of “Franky is a baby!” Each time they do it, Lowe looks more and more frustrated, Lacey trying in vain to calm him down. Having had enough of the disrespect, Frank snatches his arm away and storms to the back, Lacey looking a bit down before rushing to follow him. Back in the ring Terra is still laughing but then motions that she’s about to talk again which causes the chant to simmer down to eventual silence.
Terra Mason: Don’t worry folks, just give the baby a little more time to get a good nap in and you’ll be sure to get your money’s worth. For now though? I’m out!
Taking a quick bow, Terra Mason makes her way out of the ring as her theme plays again, the cheeky one slapping hands and posing with a few lucky fans before the scene fades out.
A Kind Ear
The scene shifts over to the backstage area with EPIC founder Robert Quinn walking back over to his office after being called away. Casually he opens the door and steps inside but upon entering hears a slight yelp come from someone else. Slightly bent over across his desk there is a brunette woman with peach colored jean shorts and a blank tank top dusting all around. Slowly turning herself around, she’s revealed to be Celina de Añil. Looking as if she got caught with her hand in the cookie jar, she hides the purple mini duster behind her back, gently placing it on the desk before softly speaking.
Celina del Añil: Sorry...I tend to clean when I get nervous..about.. So anyway, how are you doing?
Celina offers a sweet smile, her timidity exuding.
Robert Quinn: Are you saying my office is dirty?
Celina del Añil: Oh no, no I just..it’s a..I am the worst at this. I can tell you clean..I just have a...habit of doing this. Can we start over?
Looking a little more than flustered Celina lowers her head, her cheeks reddening from clear embarrassment. The CEO gives the young lady an assuring nod.
Robert Quinn: Of course, what can I help you with?
Celina del Añil: Right..so the reason I came here is to apologize to you, about something I did. Well I guess I should explain first.
Trying to gather her thoughts and also not hyperventilate, Celina lets out a sigh before continuing.
Celina del Añil: It’s about last week..with what happened with..her. So you know how earlier that day, that’s when you got my slip giving the go for me and everything? Remember how we were both kind of surprised and stuff? So I kind of got that by doing something bad...and at first it just seemed like an easy answer to stop the yelling but now after the last show I know it’s way more and way worse and I am so sorry…I didn’t...I only wanted the yes and… I am just so awful and… now on top of all that all this stuff is going on and I couldn’t hide it.. I need to do something right. Please believe me that I didn’t...
Celina stops, doing her best to attempt holding back some obvious emotions that are surfacing.
Robert Quinn: Just try to breathe and be calm. Slow down and talk one thing at a time. What was the bad thing you did?
Taking Robert’s advice, Celina takes a few breaths before stepping closer to him and slowly looking up.
Celina del Añil: Ever since the merger happened I’ve been trying to get her to sign the slip. Each time I got a no or yelled at a bunch and then no. So last week, I guess I was bothering her at the worst time so she vented a lot of frustrations she had been having about certain people and then again told me no. I finally had enough and without thinking I just said…
Falling silent again, Celina motions for Robert to come closer, the young lady getting on her tiptoes in order to whisper something in his ear. Immediately after finishing she steps back, now tearing. Robert's whole demeanor changes but once he notices the tears in Celina's eyes he almost feels sorry for the position she was put in. Almost.
Robert Quinn: So you suggested more manipulation and it didn't matter who was hurt as long as you got what you wanted?
Celina del Añil: I didn’t know or think it’d hurt anyone... I mean anyone else and I know that’s really bad but I have to be honest and say I am mad...he hurt my friend. So I...I sound like a monster don’t I? Please know I regret it, I just..I didn’t think… and it all came out of being so tired of the yelling and… I know I shouldn’t let my mad side take over but I swear he acts like nothing wrong happened and like everything is fine when it’s not. She’s like my sister and then… but it’s not about that, as in why I came to you. I didn’t want to hurt you...but I did. I want to make up for it somehow but I don’t know how and if there is no way too...I understand.
Now fully crying, Celina looks away for a second, wiping her eyes before looking back up at Robert, biting her lip nervously but making sure to maintain eye contact so he knows she’s sincere.
Robert Quinn: If I was more like you or even worse your Mother I would say you can make it up to me by keeping me informed about any other plans she might have in the future but I won't ask you to do that. I can't stop you if you feel the need though but if I asked you to do that I'd be no better than her. I see the regret all over your face and know you truly are sorry.
Celina del Añil: Even though it hurts...I deserve the comparison...but I appreciate you..you looking and seeing that I mean it when I say I’m so, so sorry. I...umm.. I could see about..
Nervous about continuing her statement, Celina hoped that what she meant could be interpreted despite her stopping.
Robert Quinn: I think your intentions are good even if they are selfish. I feel as though you could use a kind ear and someone in your corner to go to about things, so apology accepted and I'll leave it up to you if you want me to be that person.
Celina del Añil: That...yes, please..thank you so much.
Tearing up some more, Celina nods a few times before rushing back up to Quinn and wrapping her arms around him in a hug, crying heavier as she does.
JC Keeton vs Moros
For the final time of the night we see Bridget Lewis-Killings behind the desk in the studio.
Bridget Lewis-Killings: We’ve come to the end of the show and that means it’s main event time. In a match that featured two of the youngest stars of EPIC, JC Keeton carried his CCW Platinum Championship to the ring to do battle with Moros who we saw accidentally cost Muru his match earlier. The two put on a very evenly matched and fast paced contest with an outcome that is sure to shock man including the fans inside the Chaos Complex.
Bridget turns her attention to the screen with the match playing as it now fills the screen. Highlights come fast and furious with the two sharing a lot of very similar offenses. Clips of both hitting Tiger Suplexes and Drop Kicks with Keeton drawing an ovation for each Drop Kick and telling Moros “this is how it’s done”, after eating a face full of boots courtesy of Moros, JC gave a clap and made the “close” hand sign and Moros responded with a hand signal of his own before taking over with a clear speed advantage. The entire middle portion of the match was clearly in favor of the rookie who appeared just a step ahead of the Platinum Champion but JC ducked a Discus Clothes and hit a Springboard Cutter out of sheer desperation. With both wrestlers down on the mat sucking wind the fans got behind JC as he began to rise to his feet pumping his fist in the air. The power game then came into play as Keeton tossed Moros around with a Deadlift German Suplex and a Karelin Lift. Sensing the end JC went for Ode to the Outlaw but Moros ducked the leaping leg lariat and rolled up Keeton with a handful of tights for the huge upset which drew a ton of boos from the crowd but they didn’t seem to phase to youngster who just secured the biggest win of his career as the logo appears and the show comes to a close.