MAIN EVENT: World Title Match - Dis (c) vs Mystery Challenger
[FADEIN: Camera doing a sweep of the arena, fans cheering as the camera passes by, the ring of the bell piercing the air.]
TF: The following contest is set for one fall with a one hour time limit and it is for the EPW World Heavyweight Championship! [Pop!]
[MUSIC UP: “Happy Birthday” by The Birthday Massacre. The crowd gives a loud mixed reaction as The First makes his way to the top of the ramp with Muse following him. The First in his new "Destined for GREATNESS" wife beater, black gi pants, black ring boots, his face painted white with the “Eye Of Horus” pattern in black around each eye. His personalized EPW World Title belt slung over his shoulder. Muse rests her hands on his other shoulder, Muse wearing knee high boots, short black hot pants and a dark blue half shirt. After a couple moments First makes his way towards the ring.]
TF: Making his way to the ring accompanied by Muse, from Salem, Massachusetts weighing in at 199 pounds, he is the EPW World Heavyweight Champion…THHHHHEEEEEE FIRRRRRSSSSTTTT!!!!
DT: The First making his way to the ring. Like his actions or not you have to give the man credit as he had all of EPW and all of this industry watching as he revealed he was Dis and the man behind the mask at Russian Roulette.
DM: First shocked the world at Russian Roulette the question now is how can he handle going from being the hunter to the hunted, how will he reign as EPW World Champion?
MN: Shortly! That’s how he’ll reign, I’ve never liked him and I never will like him, I still don’t believe he was Dis, he’s not smart enough to pull something like this off, I’m convinced it was a mass delusion or something.
DT: The First in the ring now and awaiting whoever it is that will be his opponent.
[After a beat The First’s music fades out, then the lights go out popping the crowd. A “We Want Stevens!” chant begins.]
DT: Who is it?! Who’s it going to be?!
MN: I hope it’s somebody big, I’d hate for Christian Sands to be coming out here…Maybe it’s Westcott, that guy could crush this shrimp.
V/O: And the prophecy read that one day like a Phoenix from the ashes [Crowd already cheering, a buzz filling the arena.] That a boy will be born unto a family in the slums. This boy will go on and use the knowledge that he gains while fighting for survival in the streets to become a great leader and in time that boy will grow to become King!!!!!!
MN: PLEASE!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LET THIS BE REAL!!! IF SOMEBODY’S PLAYING A JOKE THEY ARE DEAD!!
DT: Could this really be Sean Stevens?!
[MASSIVE Pyro goes off, and the lights come back on. MUSIC UP: “King Back” by TI, the crowd popping louder again and the roof comes off the building as “Triple X” Sean Stevens, walks through the curtain. Stevens in his trademark high end Ray Ban sunglasses, a cut up T-Shirt reading “Still the KING” black long tights with blue X’s on the legs and the seat and black ring boots.]
TF: And his opponent…From Orlando Florida, weighing in at 238 pounds…TRIPLE X!!! SEAN!!! STEVENS!!!
DT: QUICKEN LOANS ARENA IS GOING INSANE!!! The two time former EPW World Champion, one of only three people in the EPW Hall of Fame, is making his way to the ring.
DM: The First is beside himself in the ring, he can’t believe it!
MN: You’re dead now little man! The King is back baby!
[As Stevens hits the ring, The First bails to the floor, Stevens stands tall in the center of the ring a loud “Welcome back!” chant echoing in the arena. Stevens takes off his T-Shirt and stares down First who paces around the outside of the ring looking shell shocked.]
DT: At Russian Roulette we saw the unthinkable, as The First unmasked as Dis and now tonight it’s happened again as Sean Stevens, maybe the greatest champion EPW has ever known has returned and now looks to become the first ever three time EPW World Champion!
DM: These two men are perhaps the greatest rivalry EPW has ever known, both men hold 2 wins over the other, it’s like a five game playoff and tonight the winner of the fall will hold the series edge and be the EPW World Champion.
MN: I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack, Stevens HAS to win this!
DT: The First slowly walking up the ring steps and re-enters the ring. The First holding his custom EPW World Title belt aloft [Crowd with a mixed reaction, more boos than cheers.] and these fans not showing any mercy for the champion. Pat Jones takes the belt away from The First and hands it off to the time keeper.
DT: STEVENS AND THE FIRST FOR THE TITLE…AND HERE WE GO!!! The two men lock up and Stevens gets a side headlock on the champion…Stevens shifts his body and flips First over onto his back and down on the mat, Stevens holding First down on the mat to start this EPW World Title match.
DM: You have to think both men are fighting that initial adrenaline rush, Stevens making his return after being gone since Unleashed, and The First never could have expected it would be his most hated rival walking through that curtain, you know a lot has to be going through the mind of the champion.
MN: Yeah, like how he’s going to go without even defending the title once before losing it! Come on Trip, grind him down!
DT: The First slowly working his way to his feet, and he grabs the ropes. Pat Jones orders a break and Stevens gives him one…FIRST SLAPS STEVENS IN THE FACE! [Ohhhh!!] STEVENS SLAPS HIM RIGHT BACK! [Pop!] Stevens a kick to the ribs and now he whips First into the ropes…BACK BODY DROP SEND FIRST SAILING!! FIRST BAILS TO THE FLOOR! [Crowd cheering, “Triple X!” chant]
MN: You’re outmatched freak boy!! You never were Stevens equal and you know it!
DT: I don’t think he can hear you Neely.
MN: So what, I yell stuff like this at the TV all the time and they can’t hear it either, it’s just fun!
[First can be heard yelling at Muse “How could he be back here?! This isn’t right! I’ve been set up!” Muse: “Babe, calm down! You beat him before! He has to be rusty, kick his ass!”]
DM: Muse trying to settle down her husband outside the ring here. First clearly can’t believe that Sean Stevens is not only back in EPW, but is back and fighting First for his newly won World Title.
MN: Well believe it kid, the Dis stunt was cute and all but it takes talent to hang out to that title, talent you’re sorely lacking!
DT: The First hopping back on the ring apron and now back into the ring, collar and elbow tie up, Stevens gets a headlock again but now First shifts into a hammerlock on Stevens…Stevens trying to reverse the hold and he gets behind First and does reverse it…First catches Stevens with a back elbow and another shot breaks the hammer lock and staggers Stevens…First with a DROPKICK right on the button sends the challenger to the canvas! [Scattered boos]
DM: The First lands a solid shot to the challenger and now things swing in his favor.
MN: Come on Trip, you got this!
DT: The First now with a reverse chin lock on Stevens. The First holding down the challenger as he cranks on the neck of Triple X.
DM: One does have to wonder about the conditioning of Sean Stevens, he might have been preparing for this match but he hasn’t been in a ring in over a year and it seems like First wants to see if he can handle himself in a long fight.
MN: Stevens is always in top shape, I ain’t sweating the idea that he’s not fit enough to outlast this fool.
DT: Stevens works his way to his feet, a series of elbows to the stomach break the hold…Stevens off the ropes…SHOULDER BLOCK DROPS THE CHAMPION…Stevens off the ropes again…ANOTHER SHOULDER BLOCK!!! Triple X off the ropes a third time…MUSE GRABBED STEVENS LEG! Stevens reaching out after her and she backs away with a smug look on her face
[Crowd boo’ing loud. Pat Jones can he heard yelling “YOU! OUT OF HERE! As he gives the motion umpires use to toss a player, popping the crowd! MUSE: “You can’t do this to me! If anything you should disqualify First!” JONES: “If I disqualify him for what you did then I’m awarding the title to Stevens!” MUSE: “YOU CAN’T DO THAT!!” JONES: “I CAN AND WILL! YOU GET OUT OF HERE BY THE COUNT OF TEN OR STEVENS IS THE CHAMPION!”]
DT: First now getting in Pat Jones face as Stevens looks on with a smirk.
[FIRST: “You can’t change the rules of this match!” JONES: “I make the rules! She’s gone or you lose the belt! Count starts now!” FIRST: “This is a joke!” JONES: “ONE!!”]
DT: First throwing a fit in the ring, as is Muse outside the ring as Pat Jones has ejected Muse for her interference in this match.
MN: No more stunts for the punk to pull, this thing is in the bag baby!
DT: Muse back up the ramp as Jones is up to for [Crowd giving Muse the “hey hey hey, good bye!” chant as she storms up the ramp in a huff and then goes behind the curtain.] The First and Stevens turn towards each other and lock back up. First gets a waist lock on Stevens and trips him to the mat and now gets a headlock…Stevens working and catches First with a head scissors…First rolls Stevens onto his back and does a flip forward and breaks the hold and both men to their feet.
DM: A bit of a stalemate so far on this match between these two men.
MN: Stalemate nothing, Stevens got that floozy of a woman tossed and he’s in this idiot’s head.
DT: First and Stevens back to a lock up and Stevens takes First over with a HIPTOSS…First back to his feet…ANOTHER HIPTOSS…First back up and runs at Stevens again…A THIRD HIPTOSS and now Stevens locks in an armbar as the champion punches the mat in frustration.
MN: He tapped! We got a new champion!
DM: He didn’t tap Neely, you need to calm down.
MN: Hey, I call it like I see it, this match should be over because the freak just quit!
DT: First moving back to his feet, catches Stevens with a headbutt…Now a series of right hands by the champion staggering Triple X…First with a kick to the gut, Stevens catches it…ENZIGURI BY FIRST! Stevens sent to crashing to the mat by that kick to the back of the head!
DM: I think First suckered Stevens in with the opening kick to get Stevens to catch the leg and set up the Enziguri.
MN: He got lucky, that’s all that was!
DT: The First now stomping away on Stevens…Stevens pulled to his feet and sent to the ropes…SPINNING HEEL KICK BY THE FIRST!! HE COVERS!!
DT: First right back on Stevens with a chinlock. This crowd was brought to their feet with the return of Sean Stevens and now you can sense this crowd is just waiting to explode if Triple X can somehow find a way to re-capture the EPW World Title.
DM: In all their battles it was always The First who had the crowd on his side, tonight they’ve swung the other way for Stevens, you wonder if it will have any effect on these two men as the fight continues.
MN: Trip doesn’t need approval from the fans to fire himself up, he’s knows he’s great the emo whiner must be heartbroken that his sob story has worn thin and now the fans are rallying behind greatness!
DT: Stevens being held down, you can almost see the gears working in his head as he thinks about his next move, the way he’s going to deal with this latest attack by The First…Stevens up to one knee and now to his feet reverses the armbar and now DRIVES his shoulder into First’s arm AND AGAIN…And now a SHORT ARM CLOTHESLINE DROPS THE CHAMPION…STEVENS WITH A COVER!
DT: Stevens catches First as he gets to his feet and pops him with a right hand and another shot…First staggers and Stevens sends him into a corner, First staggers out and Stevens with another CLOTHESLINE drops the champion…First staggers back to his feet…STEVENS HOOKS HIM AND A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! A COVER!!
DT: First in a daze as he struggles to his feet and Triple X is waiting on him with a kick to the stomach and now First is elevated…POWER BOMB BY THE HALL OF FAMER!! STEVENS WITH A COVER!!!
MN: COUNT FASTER DAMMIT!
DM: The First refusing to surrender the EPW World Title to his most bitter rival in this battle here tonight.
DT: Stevens backs up and now waiting on First to get to his feet…First is back up…STEVENS CHARGES WITH AN X-FACTOR…FIRST BAILS TO THE FLOOR!!
DM: The First has seen and felt that move more than once in his career and he clearly had it well scouted and got out of trouble.
MN: He ran like a coward! Call it how it is!
DT: Stevens quickly out to the floor after First, the two men trading punches out on the floor. First staggered by a right hand and another right…First stumbling as Stevens keeps up the pressure…FIRST WITH A DROP TOE HOLD AND STEVENS HITS THE RING STEPS FACE FIRST!!!
DM: Stevens fell in a bad way when he went into those steps, that might be the turning point of the whole match!
MN: Oh dammit, Stevens is bleeding, can this punk kid get luckier?!
DT: Stevens is busted open, his face hit the corner of those steps and First now quickly putting the boots to the challenger. Stevens thrown back into the ring and First waiting on him…Stevens to his feet…SLINGSHOT CLOTHESLINE BY THE FIRST!! STEVENS FLOORED AND THE COVER!!
DT: Stevens throws the shoulder up and First now drops down and locks a rear chin lock on Stevens. The First squeezing away on the head of the former two time World Champion.
DM: First playing it smart here and making that cut bleed more by putting that pressure on Stevens, this match is a bit over twenty minutes old and if it goes much longer that cut could play a big factor in the result.
MN: I’m getting a bad feeling about this…Everything was looking so good, and then this happens, ugh, I’m going to be sick if this punk gets a win over Stevens due to a freak accident like Stevens hitting the ring steps wrong!
DT: Stevens trying to get back to his feet, The First keeping behind him…Stevens back up…First hops up on Stevens back…FIRST SINKING IN A KATA HA JIME!! THE SUBMISSION FIRST USED TO WIN THE TITLE OFF STEVENS!!
DM: The First trying to strangle Stevens now and he has the challenger trapped in the middle of the ring.
MN: Ahhh, this isn’t good, come on Trip figure something out and figure it out quick!!
DT: Stevens sinking to one knee and now both knees as First continues to hang onto the hold…The First dumps Stevens onto his side and Stevens appears to be out of it…Pat Jones now checking Stevens arm…It drops once…A second arm check…IT DROPS AGAIN…First pulling for all his worth, this is it…STEVENS KEEPS THE ARM UP!! STEVENS FIGHTING TO STAY IN THIS MATCH!! [Crowd cheering “Triple X” chant!]
DM: Stevens thrashing and fighting to get to the ropes to escape this hold, you know there’s no way he’d want his return to EPW to be one that ended with him being submitted by The First.
MN: That would be the greatest insult in the history of this business, to have this idiot somehow score a win over the greatness of Sean Stevens, much less to tap or choke him out, I couldn’t handle it.
DT: Stevens inching closer…HE’S MADE THE ROPES!! [Pop!] The First lets go of the hold and looks disgusted that it didn’t beat Stevens…First backs away from Stevens, I think he’s measuring him for a Soulbreaker…Stevens back to his feet, The First runs at him…STEVENS BACKDROPS THE FIRST OVER THE TOP AND TO THE FLOOR!!
DM: Stevens may have kept himself in the match with at move, The First had all the momentum and was closing in on a victory but just like that Triple X changes the game.
MN: Come on Trip, it’s rally time!
DT: The First getting to his feet outside the ring…Stevens runs to the opposite side of the ring…STEVENS WITH A NO HANDS PLANCHA OVER THE TOP ROPE ONTO THE FIRST!! STEVENS NAILED THE CHAMPION WITH THAT MOVE AND BOTH MEN ARE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!
DM: Stevens pulling out all the stops here, Triple X is known for having just about everything in his arsenal from mat wrestling to high flying and we’re seeing it all tonight.
MN: What we NEED to see is a three count and Stevens throwing this idiots stupid belt in the trash and bringing the REAL gold back out for the world to have a champion we can respect!
DT: Stevens back to his feet first and he grabs the champion and throws The First back into the ring. Stevens…Triple X follows him into the ring and connects with a clothesline! First back up and gets a kick to the stomach and a SNAP SUPLEX by the challenger drives The First into the mat…Stevens pulls The First to his feet and SLAMS him hard into the mat…Stevens now going to the outside…He’s up top…STEVENS WITH A FROG SPLASH!! HE NAILED IT!! STEVENS HOOKS THE LEG!!
DT: ONLY TWO!! [Crowd Buzzing!] Stevens not wasting any time and he grabs The First and sends him into the ropes…STEVENS WITH A SLEEPER!! Stevens trying to put the champion out! First reaching back and grabs Stevens head…ACE CRUSHER!!! FIRST WITH A STUNNER AND HE BREAKS THE HOLD…BOTH MEN DOWN ON THE MAT!
DM: The First took a beating there but found an answer as he has so many times in EPW when you think it’s about over for the champion he shows you he’s still got another trick up his sleeve.
DM: Shut up Dean! I can’t hear this crazy pro-goth-moron babble from you, FOX News is less bias then you two are when it comes to this kid!
DT: The First back to his feet, Stevens slowly getting up as well, The First meets Stevens with a series of right hands and backs Triple X into the corner…Stevens sent to the other side…First now setting up…HANGSPRING ELBOW INTO THE CORNER!! Stevens staggers out of the corner, First quickly to the second rope…SHOULDER BLOCK OFF THE SECOND ROPE!! FIRST WITH A COVER!!
DT: Stevens shoots the shoulder up! First pops back to his feet and stomps away at Stevens…First sets himself…STANDING MOONSAULT INTO STEVENS!! THE CHAMP WITH A COVER!!
DT: Triple X not giving up! You know Stevens didn’t come back to be defeated by his most bitter rival in EPW. The First shakes his head and now re-secures a chinlock. You know The First has to think the long game favors him with that cut on Stevens forehead. He has to think he can wear down Triple X.
MN: And he’d never have a shot if it wasn’t for that cut, this whole match hinged on that one fluke event, it makes me sick that this could be a win for that idiot and he doesn’t deserve it!
DT: The First making Stevens use all that energy to find a way to pull himself off the mat yet again…Sean Stevens, the blue eyed bad ass, the two time EPW World Champion and a hall of famer in this company trying to dig down deep one more time to get to his feet, to break this hold…Stevens up and he throws a series of elbows into The First’s midsection…He breaks the hold…Stevens off the ropes…Shoulder block drops First…Stevens back off the ropes…RUNS INTO A HIGH KNEE FROM THE FIRST!!! Stevens just got BLASTED by the champion.
[First throws his arms up in the air and screams “CHAMPION OF THE WORLD!!” which draws boos from the fans.]
DT: The First off the ropes…DROPS A LEG…And back off the ropes…ANOTHER LEGDROP…Off the ropes again…THIRD LEGDROP! FIRST WITH A COVER!!
DT: Stevens keeps fighting and you know it has to be eating The First up inside, these men have fought so often, Stevens and The First have pushed each other so far in their battles and you know both men want so desperately to have a win over the other that this match is beyond the EPW World Title, it’s about the two of them proving to each other who is the better man.
MN: To hell with that, I hope Stevens hits him with a cattle prod and pins him! It’s all about the gold baby!
DT: The First shakes his head and now he’s giving Pat Jones some lip about these counts. Stevens getting to his feet as First turns his attention back to the challenger, and gets popped with a right hand!! Another shot by Stevens staggering The First…Stevens sends The First into the corner…STEVENS CHARGES!! NOBODY HOME!! STEVENS HIT THE RING POST SHOULDER FIRST!! First quickly pulls Stevens out of the corner and gets him in the middle of the ring…CROSS ARM-BREAKER!! FIRST FLIPPED STEVENS INTO HIS BACK AND SECURED THE CROSS ARM BREAKER!!!
MN: NO!!!!! FIGHT IT TRIP!!
DM: You know The First has been waiting for a moment in this match to apply that submission hold and now that Stevens just banged his shoulder on the steel ring post, it’s a perfect chance for the champion to secure a submission!
DT: Stevens is caught in the middle of the ring and First is CRANKING on that arm! Stevens flailing as First continues to pull on his arm, can Triple X find a way to the ropes or to break the hold?
DM: The other question is, how much damage will the hold do even if Stevens can escape it, it’s a lot of pressure being put on that arm and the pain doesn’t go away just cause you escaped the move.
MN: I need to run in and help Stevens, I can’t just stand by and let this happen.
DT: Settle down Neely. Stevens pushing his body closer and closer to the ropes...GETS HIS FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! [Crowd pops!] First hanging on till the count of four before finally letting go of the hold!
DM: Stevens has weathered quite the storm, and you know it has to be getting to The First that he hasn’t found a way to finish this match.
MN: Cause he can’t finish the match! He’s not in Stevens league!
DT: Stevens shaking out that arm as The First now pacing back and forth waiting on Stevens to get clear of the ropes…First rushes at Stevens…TAKES A RIGHT HAND…ANOTHER SHOT BY STEVENS…A THIRD RIGHT DROPS THE FIRST! Stevens shaking out that left arm as The First gets to his feet, Stevens grabs First’s legs and drops First to his back…Stevens turning The First over…HIGH ANGLE BOSTON CRAB!!
MN: YES! YES!! TAP YOU FREAK!! TAP!!
DT: First howling in agony as Stevens is leaning WAY back and wrenching First’s back with this Boston Crab…Triple X closing in on his third reign as EPW World Champion as The First is frantically trying to figure out a way to escape this hold.
MN: There’s no way out! You gotta give up the gold or your back is broken!
DM: The First dragging Stevens towards the ropes, trying to break this hold…First getting close to the ropes…STEVENS PULLS HIM BACK TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!! [Pop!]
MN: Oh it’s over now! Don’t think I’ll be inviting either of you to the after party to celebrate with Trip either!
DT: First thrashing on the mat in agony as Stevens continues to lean back on that hold…First again crawling towards the ropes…HE LUNGES AND GRABS THE ROPES!! The First saving the title right thre with that move!
DM: He was trapped in that hold for a good while, the damage to First’s back and Stevens arm may play a part in this match down the road.
MN: Come on Trip, pull it together and get this done!
DT: Stevens grabs First by the hair and sends him into a turnbuckle! Stevens now lifts The First up and places him on the top rope…Stevens going up after him and the two men trading punches…Stevens working for a Superplex now…HE’S GOT FIRST UP….FIRST SHIFTS HIS WEIGHT AND THEY COME CRASHING TO THE MAT WITH FIRST ON TOP OF STEVENS!! HE’S GOT A COVER!!!
DT: OH THAT WAS CLOSE [Crowd buzzing, cheering!] First and Stevens both down on the mat. Stevens got flat out CRUSHED under First’s body as the two men fell to the mat.
DM: If The First was twenty pounds heavier he might have won the match right there as Stevens has had the wind knocked out of him.
MN: Oh you two make me sick, why don’t you just put on a blue wig and corner him while you’re at it Dean!
DT: Stevens slowly pulling himself up by the ropes as The First now stalks him…FIRST WITH A SOUL BREAKER!! NO!! STEVENS HELD ONTO THE TOP ROPE!! FIRST CRASHING DOWN TO THE MAT!!
MN: Yes! Here we go, come on Sean!
DT: Stevens with a DROPKICK right on the button as First was getting to his feet, Stevens with a cover!
DT: Stevens gets The First back to his feet…Kick to the stomach…IMPALER DDT BY THE CJHALLENGER! STEVENS ANOTHER COVER!! THE LEG IS HOOKED!!
DT: AGAIN First kicks out! Stevens back to his feet and he’s waiting on The First to get up…First back up…STEVENS RUNS HIM OVER WITH A FOREARM TO THE JAW!! FIRST CRASHES TO THE MAT!! Stevens now backs into a corner…I think it’s time for an X-Factor!
DM: Stevens has to feel that the EPW World Title is now within his grasp, he has The First reeling here and now with one final big shot he could end it.
MN: Knock his head off!! Oh I think I’m gonna pass out when Fatora shouts out “NEEEWWWW!!” the way he does when a title changes hands!
DT: The First stumbling to his feet…STEVENS WITH AN X-FACTOR!! FIRST DUCKS AND CATCHES STEVENS WITH A SCHOOL BOY!! FIRST HAS STEVENS STACKED UP!!
DT: STEVENS JUST BARELY ESCAPED!! The closest near fall of the night so far!
DM: Oh that would have been even sweeter for The First since he lost the first ever fight between these two men to a school boy roll up.
MN: Well he didn’t get it, so it wasn’t so sweet now was it?!
DT: Stevens and First back to their feet and Stevens knocks First down with another clothesline…Stevens winces as he checks that cut that’s been bleeding for quite some time now…Stevens grabs the champion and gets him to his feet…SWINING NECK BREAKER BY TRIPLE X!! HE COVERS!!
DT: The First keeps on battling, this match has been grueling and nothing less than a sheer battle of wills and neither man is backing down with the EPW World Title hanging in the balance.
MN: Is it normal to hear your heart beating in your ears?! I think I might be having a stroke…This thing should be over…BUT FRIGGIN’ PAT JONES CAN’T COUNT RIGHT!!
DT: Stevens back up and he’s stomping away on The First…First pulled to his feet, Stevens whips the champion into the ropes…CATCHES HIM COMING BACK WITH A POWERSLAM!! STEVENS HOOKS THE LEG!!
DT: OH THAT WAS CLOSE!! Stevens wincing as he slowly gets back to his feet, the Blue Eyed Badass wearing the crimson mask as they say, while The First has had most of his face paint worn off in this fight…Stevens sends The First into the corner…First hits CHEST FIRST and staggers backwards…Stevens catches him with a full nelsox…DRAGON SUPLEX!!! TRIPLE X WITH A BRIDGE!
MN: FIRE THIS BUM!! FIRE HIM NOW!!!
DM: Neely, he’s been giving both Stevens and The First the same count the whole match.
MN: No he hasn’t and you’re lying when you say that! I hate everyone and everything right now…This is a bagjob, Stevens has been set up here plain and simple!
DT: While Neely goes looking for the real killers of OJ’s wife and that waiter, Stevens gets back to his feet again and he gives the cut throat sight…I think The First is about to be X-Terminated!
MN: YES! CRUSH HIM! CRUSH HIM LIKE A BUG!!
DT: Stevens gets The First to his feet…FIRST IS UP!! FIRST GETS BEHIND STEVENS!! INVERTED DDT!!! BOTH MEN DOWN!!
MN: NO!! NO!!!
DM: First with a last second counter to keep himself from almost certain defeat, as the X-Terminator was the move that ended Black Dawn and the four way battle these men had against each other and Shawn Hart and Cameron Cruise.
DT: Both men down in the ring and this crowd is buzzing, a brutal and grueling match to this point and neither man has been able to land the big move needed to defeat the other.
DM: We have yet to have a Soul Breaker or a Cut The Thread from The First and Stevens has yet to connect with either an X-Factor or an X-Terminator.
DT: The First and Stevens both pulling themselves up by the ropes…First catches Stevens with a right hand and another one…First sends Stevens to the ropes…First off the other side…SPEAR BY THE CHAMPION!! FIRST FALLS INTO A COVER!!
DT: The First punches the mat and then drives a series of right hands to the side of Stevens head. The First pulls Stevens to his feet…The First sets Stevens…LIFTS THE CHALLENGER UP..JUMPING PILE DRIVER!!! FIRST WITH A COVER!!
MN: TWO!!! COME ON TRIP!! LET’S GO!!
DT: The First beyond frustrated, he’s hit just about everything on Stevens and it hasn’t worked…Stevens slowly to his feet, The First with a right hand and another…Stevens staggers…HE DROPS TO ONE KNEE…The First sees Stevens on one knee and he rushes off the ropes…SHINING WIZARD!!! The First rips off his shirt and throws it into the crowd [Some boos, some girls screaming.] The First now outside and going to the top…CUT THE THREAD!! STEVENS MOVED!!!! THE FIRST CRASHES AND BURNS!!!
DM: Can Stevens take control now?!
MN: Yes! Yes he will! This is the moment, finish him off!
DT: Stevens back to his feet and he’s hammering away on The First…First sent into the ropes…STEVENS CATCHES HIM AND DROPS HIM THROAT FIRST OVER THE TOP ROPE!! First crumples to the mat gasping in pain…Stevens grabs the champion and drives his head into the turnbuckle…Stevens now working First to the ribs, hammering away with punches and now he whips The First HARD into the opposite corner and First goes crashing down to the mat…
DM: First hit so hard he knocked the turnbuckle off the corner!
MN: Correction, Stevens THREW him so hard he knocked the turnbuckle off the corner!
DT: Pat Jones rushing over to re-secure that pad on the corner as Stevens drags The First to his feet by his hair…Stevens staggers First with a hard right hand…First hits the ropes and stumbles back towards Stevens…SPITS RED MIST IN STEVENS FACE!! Stevens staggering and swinging wildly as he’s been blinded!
MN: Of course Pat Jones turns his back on this cheating scumbag, this is FIXED!!
DT: The First seems pleased as can be with his actions, Stevens backed into a corner…THE FIRST CHARGES!!! X-FACTOR!!! X-FACTOR BY STEVENS!! FIRST MAY BE OUT!! STEVENS WITH A COVER!! PAT JONES SEES IT AND RUSHES OVER!!!
DT: FOOT ON THE ROPES!!! FIRST JUST GOT THE FOOT ON THE ROPES!! Stevens slowly gathering himself and pulling himself to his feet as First laying on the mat barely moving…Triple X was SO close to being a three time EPW World Champion…
DM: I never thought I’d see a counter like that, but even blinded Stevens found a way to hit a nearly perfect X-Factor and he had this crowd on it’s feet expecting a title change, only the fact that The First fell so close to the ropes prevented it from happening!
MN: I feel like I’ve been punched in the gut. I got a bad feeling about this now…
DT: Stevens back to his feet…He’s setting…He’s going to hit X-Factor after X-Factor until First can’t kick out of them anymore…The First back to his feet…Stevens waving for him to get closer…First staggers towards him…STEVENS WITH A X-FACTOR…FIRST SIDE STEPS!! FIRST IS BEHIND STEVENS!!! SOULBREAKER!!! SOULBREAKER BY THE CHAMPION!! HE HOOKS BOTH LEGS!!
DT: STEVENS KICKED OUT!!! [Crowd flipping out!] The First is beyond shocked he just NAILED that Soulbreaker but it wasn’t enough!
TF: There are FIVE minutes left in the match…FIVE MINUTES!
DT: Wow, these men have been fighting for fifty five minutes…First’s attitude just turned from one of frustration to one of joy…He knows he’s only five minutes from retaining his title, and he quickly locks a chinlock on Stevens, the champion content to work the clock for a draw here!
MN: He’s not playing to win, he’s playing not-to-lose and it’s going to bite him in the ass! Come on Trip, one final big rally!
DT: This crowd is buzzing as Stevens is pushing himself to his feet, Stevens trying to get back to his feet and find that one big shot that will finally put The First down and secure the EPW World Title for Stevens…Stevens elevates First…BACK SUPLEX! NO! FIRST LANDS ON HIS FEET! Stevens turns around and First SLAPS HIM! Stevens KICKS FIRST IN THE FACE!! A BIG FRONT KICK FLOORS THE CHAMPION!! STEVENS WITH A COVER!!
TF: Four minutes left in the match!
DT: Stevens working with a sense of urgency here he gets The First back to his feet…Stevens sends him to the ropes…STEVENS WITH A FLYING CLOTHESLINE!! FIRST SENT CRASHING TO THE CANVAS!! TRIPLE X WITH A COVER!!
DT: Stevens not wasting any time getting back after the champion…Stevens sends him into a corner…FOLLOWS IT UP WITH AN ALAVANCHE!! THE CHAMPION CRUSHED IN THE CORNER!! STEVENS HIPTOSSES HIM TO THE MAT! STEVENS GOING UP TOP...FOUR FIFTY SPLASH!! HE HIT IT!! HE GOT ALL OF IT!!
MN: HE GOT HIM!!!
DT: No he didn’t Neely!!
MN: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I’m keying Pat Jones’ car after this show!
DT: Stevens looks completely spent, the blood has been flowing from that cut for over a half hour, he’s thrown just about everything at The First and it hasn’t been enough, but he still has a chance as the clock winds down to find a way to do what nobody else has ever done and that is win the EPW World Title for a third time…
TF: Three minutes left in the contest!
MN: Come on Trip! You got an X-Terminator left in you somewhere!
DT: Stevens pulls The First to his feet, a kick to the gut doubles him over…STEVENS WITH A SUNSET FLIP!!
DT: Stevens quickly back after The First, hooks him up…INSIDE CRADLE!!
DT: THE FIRST REVERSES IT!!
DT: STEVENS KICKS OUT!! Both men down on the mat…Stevens and First have beaten the hell out of each other and this match is still up for grabs…Both men pulling themselves to their feet…[‘Triple X’ chant] Stevens hammering First with right hand after right hand…Stevens catches First’s arms…He’s got him hooked…TIGER SUPLEX BY TRIPLE X!!! HE BRIDGES!!
DT: Stevens back up…He needs something big and he needs it in the worst way…The First getting up…STEVENS WITH ANOTHER X-FACTOR!! IT KNOCKED FIRST THROUGH THE ROPES!! Stevens tried to catch First and prevent him from falling out of the ring but he couldn’t do it! Stevens drops to his knees in frustration before rolling out to the floor.
TF: TWO minutes left in the contest, TWO minutes!
DT: And we’ve hit the two minute warning in this EPW World Title match as Stevens trying to lift The First back into the ring…Stevens has been so close so many times here tonight, his shocking return could only be made more incredible by him winning the EPW World Title…Stevens rolls First back into the ring…Triple X now climbing back into the ring…THE FIRST WITH A SMALL PACKAGE!!! HE CAUGHT STEVENS AS HE WAS GOING THROUGH THE ROPES!!
DT: OHHH WAS THAT CLOSE!! Stevens popped to his feet and shot Pat Jones a look to make sure that was only a two count because he was trapped in a bad way there…Stevens grabs The First, the two men trading punches…Stevens getting the upper hand now and staggering First…Stevens grabs The First…EXPLODER SUPLEX!! HE DUMPED FIRST ON HIS HEAD!! STEVENS WITH A COVER!!
DT: FIRST KICKS OUT AGAIN!! Stevens staring daggers at Pat Jones as Jones holds up the two fingers and says First got the shoulder up.
MN: It’s two on one in there! Aaron Jones might have bought into Copycat’s friggin’ nonsense, but it’s clear as day that Pat Jones thinks he’s had a buncha past lives where he’s hung out with Shirley McClain and this idiot!
TF: ONE minute left in the match!
DT: We’re under sixty seconds now and Stevens and First still have yet to decide a winner. Stevens struggling to get to his feet, this has been a war…The First still down from the beating he’s taken…
TF: 45 seconds left in the match!
DT: Stevens gathering himself and he’s up…He gives the cut throat sign and he pulls The First back up…First is practically limp…
TF: 30 seconds remaining!
DT: Stevens trying to get The First up…First throwing punches into the ribs of Stevens…Stevens lifts him…HE’S GOT THE FIRST UP!! FIRST KICKING HIS LEGS FIGHTING!
TF: 15 seconds remaining!
DT: FIRST GETS HIMSELF BACK DOWN!! FIRST GOING FOR A SUPLEX!! BLOCKED!!!
TF: 10 seconds remaining!!
DT: STEVENS HAS HIM UP!!
TF: 9, 8, 7!
DT: STEVENS WITH AN X-TERMINATOR!!! HE HIT IT!!
TF: 6, 5…
DT: STEVENS COVERS!!! FIRST’S FOOT IS UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE!!
MN: NO! NO!!!!!
TF: 4, 3.
DT: STEVENS PULLS THE LEG BACK INTO THE RING! COVERS!!
MN: STEVENS WINS!!
DT: No he doesn’t Neely…Pat Jones JUST got to two as the bell rang, this match is a draw!
[SFX: A headset being taken off]
DT: Mike Neely has just slumped over at the broadcast table, completely crushed that Sean Stevens didn’t win the EPW World Title.
TF: Ladies and Gentlemen this match has gone sixty minutes and is officially a DRAW…A DRAW! [Some in the crowd cheer the effort of the two men, most boo, a ‘five more minutes’ chant starts and picks up steam.]
DT: The First falls to the floor and slowly drags himself over towards the time keeper, The First taking his belt, and he’s stumbling towards the back with it.
[Crowd booing, louder chants of ‘Five more minutes!’ Stevens standing in the ring, hands on hips, breathing hard, looking bemused at First as he’s stumbling towards the back.]
DM: I think it’s pretty clear that The First has no interest what-so-ever in continuing this match.
DT: Stevens had The First on the ropes several times and that final pin, we’ll never know what would have happened, but I’m sure The First would call it fate that his leg landed under the bottom rope and it took Stevens those precious few seconds to get it back into the ring to make the final cover.
[The First stands at the top of the rampway, holding the EPW World Title aloft, he yells at Stevens, “You had an hour…YOU COULDN’T BEAT ME…I’m the champion of the world!” The crowd boo’ing and continuing to chant for five more minutes. Stevens motions for First to get back in the ring with him. First turns and leaves for the back, getting more boos. MUSIC UP: “King Back” by T.I. a pop from the crowd…]
DT: If this match went sixty minutes and one second, we might be sitting here with Sean Stevens standing in the middle of the ring as the new EPW World Champion, but as it stands The First has retained his title after a brutal one hour battle against Triple X, but one thing is for sure, The King is back and he means business!
[Stevens standing in the ring shaking his head at how close he came to winning the title at the end. The crowd chanting “Triple X!” As Stevens paces around the ring. Stevens stands in the ring soaking in the crowd’s reaction…FADE TO COPYRIGHT.]