I actually meant to do this a while ago, but lost track of it when I began to focus most of my energy on ToC writing. Anyway, here's the first four weeks of ESFWC's television show "ESFWC Televised Wrestling Program", leading up to the first PPV, Moosetopia I.
ESFWC TWP Week 1: From the ESFWC Studios in Helsinki
Commissioner Bjaarn "The Ice Pirate" Shaaarkonnen welcomes us to the show, saying that the East Southwestern region of Finland has never experienced the kind of wrestling action ESFWC will provide. He mentions that there's been tremendous buzz after their flurry of signings earlier this year, and that some of the biggest stars in the industry have come to Finland to go after the biggest prize in Finnish pro wrestling, the ESFWC World Heavyweight Championship. The first holder of that title will be determined live on pay per view at Moosetopia in a special four-way match featuring the winners of four qualifying matches over the next four weeks, including tonight's main event, which will be revealed later.
Match One: WildStar vs. Tony "The Grin" Gamble
ESFWC's first match is an exciting, action-packed one, but eventually the Five Star Wrestler is able to put down Gamble with a brainbuster and a frog splash to go down in the history books as ESFWC's first winner.
Match Two: Tag Team Round Robin Round 1 (Steve Watson & The Phantom Republican vs. Simply Stunning)
The first in a three-team round robin to determine the World Tag Team Champions, the seemingly random pairing of Watson and G.O.P. goes toe-to-toe with the former CSWA Tag Team Champions. Just when it looks like SS is about to put it away, Mr. Amazing comes from out of nowhere to hit Michael Hardy with a steel chair, allowing Watson to roll up the Brit for the pin to score the first win in the Round Robin. The newly formed trio celebrates in the ring to the boos of the crowd.
Backstage with "The Epitome"
Troy Windham, still confused as to how his agent let him sign an ESFWC contract, says that while he's here and getting paid handsomely, he might as well take out all the morons who've been lined up for him along the way and add another piece of meaningless gold to his already loaded trophy case.
Match Three: Foxx vs. "Renegade" Rich Rollins
The young up-and-comer from San Antonio puts up a valiant fight, scoring a number of incredibly close near falls, but connects with the Anarchist Elbow and scores a decisive three count.
The Amazing Trio Speaks
Backstage, Mr. A! tells the entire world that he, GOP and the CPA are going to take Finland by storm, starting with the tag team titles and moving all the way up to the top. However, they run into "Iceman" Steve Radder, who says that he just doesn't think that's the case. Radder and Mr. Amazing stare down, but Radder walks away before Amazing's friends get involved.
Match Four: Jason Payne vs. Tom Adler
A classic clash of styles, with Payne trying to brawl and Adler going to his deep well of technical expertise. In the end, it degenerates into a complete and total brawl, spilling outside the ring and ending in a double count-out.
Match Five: Eli Flair & Big Dog vs. Chronic Collizion
Two heavyweight legends take on one of the top tag teams in the industry, and while the CC, as a more experienced unit, do work better together than Dog and Flair, the duo is able to work well enough together to take home a win in this give-and-take match after a Dog Pound on Erik Black and a Fallen One on Ivan Dalkichev.
MAIN EVENT: First Qualifying Match for the World Championship Match
Nobody in the crowd knows who will be in tonight's main event. All of a sudden, "Bulls on Parade" cues up, and out comes Steve Radder. His opponent? Troy Windham. Two CSWA greats go back and forth for more than 20 minutes, but before it looks like Radder will finish Windham off, he's distracted by the presence of Amazing, Watson, and GOP, which allows Troy to hit the Slacknife and move on to Moosetopia.
Amazing and Co. beat down on Radder in the middle of the ring, before Simply Stunning comes out to make the save. Bjaarn comes out to the ramp and says that if Mr. Amazing wants to interject himself into the world title picture, that's fine with him. Next week, he can have his shot at qualifying for the title match against...
ELI FLAIR. Oh, and by the way, he tells Amazing that the special guest referee for the match will be none other than Steve Radder. Flair comes out on to the ramp and stares at Amazing, whose eyes dart between him and Radder as we close the show.
TWP Week 2
Match One: Big Dog vs. Simply Beautiful
The A1E legend makes his Finnish debut in this match. SB gives him a real tough time of it, but Big Dog is able to avoid the New York Nightmare and nail the Backdrop Driver to pick up his first ESFWC win.
Match Two: Rich Rollins & Tom Adler vs. Jason Payne & Karina Wolfenden
This one gets ugly early, as Payne & Adler once again brawl to the outside, leaving K-Wolf and the Renegade to fight this one out. After a lengthy exhange, Wolfenden wows the crowd with the C-4 and picks up the win for her team.
Match Three: Troy Windham vs. Duchess
Before the match, Troy Windham is scene backstage relaxing in his private locker room with two attractive women, saying how now that he's locked in to the World Championship match, he can just cruise into Moosetopia. The commissioner breaks up the party, saying that Troy signed a contract and is bound to compete, and will do so next. And, seeing as he's so fond of the ladies, he can take on one of the best women in the business, Duchess.
In the ring, Duchess tries to take advantage of an unprepared Epitome and almost snags the win with a couple roll-up attempts, but Windham quickly takes over and in just a couple of minutes, he hits the Slacknife with trademark panache and picks up a relatively easy victory.[/i]
The Commish Speaks
Finally calming Adler and Payne down, Bjaarn says if the two want to beat the crap out of each other so badly, they can do it next week in a Falls Count Anywhere match, with the winner getting a spot in Week 4's qualifying match.
Match Four: Tag Team Round Robin Week 2
As we hit the top of hour 2, Watson and the Phantom Republican hit the ring to try and earn their way into the tag title match in two weeks by beating Chronic Collizion. The two teams put on a textbook tag team match, with the team now known as Death and Taxes hitting their powerbomb/neckbreaker combo ("The Tax Cut") for the win to earn their spot in the tag title match.
Match Five: WildStar vs. John Miller
Both men put out a spectacular effort, but after a long and exciting match, the Steel City Icon is able to finish off WildStar and earn a hard fought win that gets a standing ovation from the crowd for both competitors.
MAIN EVENT: Mr. Amazing! vs. Eli Flair (Special Referee: Steve Radder)
Radder calls this one down the middle for the most part, but Amazing gets in his face after a close call, giving Flair an opening. Flair, who took an extraordinary beating in the match, including some unseen interference from Watson and GOP, hits the Fallen One and gets the pin, moving on to Moosetopia and getting a shot at his old rival, Troy Windham in the title match.
TWP Week 3
Troy Windham comes out to start the show, saying that he's seen the entire roster in action over the past few weeks, and he's got no competition for the world championship. Eli Flair comes out and, in not so many words, says he disagrees, and the two come close to blows before Bjaarn comes out and has security separate the two. He says that next week, they'll have their chance to get their hands on each other as part of a triple main event, as both men, along with tonight's qualifier, will choose a tag team partner for a triple threat match. Tonight, however, the two of them are going to have to coexist, as they'll be taking on Mr. Amazing and Tony Gamble in a No Disqualification Match, and it'll happen next.
Match One: Troy Windham & Eli Flair vs. Tony Gamble & Mr. Amazing!
Troy tries desperately to worm his way out of competing, but Flair continually finds ways to tag him in and toss him in against the wolves. Finally, Windham hits Eli with a superkick and walks out of the match, but before Mr. Amazing can cover, Steve Radder runs in and nails him with a chair shot, allowing Eli to nail Fallen Ones on both Amazing and Gamble, earning himself a pinfall victory.
Match Two: Duchess & Jack Gilkison vs. The Thrillbillies
Hoss and Jake are able to use speed and agility to confound Duchess and Jack, winning with their stereo frog splashes on Duchess after sending Jack out of the ring with a tremendous plancha by Jake that got a huge "Holy ****" chant (in Finnish) from the crowd.
Match Three: Karina Wolfenden vs. Foxx
The two talented ladies put on a spectacular, high-flying show for the crowd, but ultimately it's K-Wolf who is able to once again hit the devastating C-4 and pick up a win for the second straight week.
Backstage, Steve Radder tells Bjaarn he wants Mr. Amazing in the ring. Bjaarn says that if Radder can win tonight, he might just find a way to make that happen.
Match Four: Chronic Collizion vs. Simply Stunning
These two teams vie for a spot against Death and Taxes next week, and Simon Wilcox is able to pick up a surprise win for his team, rolling up Dalkichev after escaping a Chronic Crasher attempt.
After the match, Watson and the Phantom Republican hit the ring to attack, but SS fights them off and sends them towards the back. We find out through the announcers that next week, Simply Stunning and Death and Taxes will face off for the titles, and it will be a LADDER MATCH.
Match Five: Steve Radder vs. Rich Rollins
The Iceman is back on top form, and even though the GTT5 winner is an extremely tough opponent, Radder is able to nail the Absolute Zero and pick up the win.
Match Six: Tom Adler vs. Jason Payne (Falls Count Anywhere)
These two immediately begin brawling, and do so throughout ESFWC's Television Studios. In a long and bloody match, Payne looks to have won several times, including after a Payne Killer on the concrete, but Adler shows great resolve and hits a devastating Adlerplex on a stack of wooden pallets to win the match and earn a chance at the World Championship match, as he'll face John Miller for the final spot next week.
MAIN EVENT: Big Dog vs. WildStar (Qualifier 3)
Once again we get great resumes and a contrast of styles in the main event, and although WildStar comes close on countless occasions, Big Dog is able to use his power to hit the Dog Pound and earn his spot in the championship match.
TWP Week 4
Bjaarn comes out and opens the show, running down tonight's card, which will have a triple main event, and announces the following for the PPV...
Duchess vs. Foxx
The Thrillbillies vs. Chronic Collizion (Tag Title Number 1 Contender's Match)
Rich Rollins vs. Simply Beautiful vs. Tony Gamble
A four-person tournament for the Scandinavian Heavyweight Title featuring Karina Wolfenden, WildStar, Jason Payne, and the loser of tonight's main event, either John Miller or Tom Adler
Match One: Mystery Opponent Triple Threat Tag (Big Dog & Karina Wolfenden vs. Eli Flair & Steve Radder vs. Troy Windham & Wildstar)
In a match pitting five of the World and Scandinavian Title opponents against each other, the action is hot and fast paced. Eli Flair looks to have the match won with a Fallen One on WildStar, but Mr. Amazing! shows up and once again interferes, nailing Flair and his partner Radder and allowing Windham to hit the Slacknife on Radder and win the match just before Big Dog came in to break up the pinfall. Radder chases after Amazing while the three world title contenders stare each other down in the ring.
Match Two: Death and Taxes vs. Simply Stunning (World Tag Team Championship Ladder Match)
In a spectacular and innovative match, these two teams clash for the tag team championships. Both teams come close to the belts on several occasions. The finish comes with Michael Hardy very close to the belts, but The Phantom Republican sneaks up and hits the MOAB from the top of the 15 foot ladder, allowing Steve Watson to climb the ladder and win the tag titles. Death and Taxes are joined by Mr. Amazing in celebration, but that quickly turns into an attack on Simply Stunning. Steve Radder comes out for the save, leading to the announcement of Radder & Simply Stunning vs. Mr. A!, Watson & GOP in a six-man tag at Moosetopia, with the tag team championships on the line!
Match Three: Hoss Garrison vs. Erik Black
In the first meeting between members of Chronic Collizion and the Thrillbillies, these two put on a solid eight minute wrestling showcase, with Black holding the advantage until Hoss is able to reverse a powerbomb attempt into a beautiful huracanrana and hold on for a quick pin.
Match Four: Jake McCody vs. Ivan Dalkichev
Now, their partners get to show their skills, in a David and Goliath matchup between the speedy McCody and the 7 foot, 500 pound powerhouse Dalkichev. Jake throws absolutely everything he's got at Ivan, but apparently this David had no slingshot and no rock, as the Raging Russian was able to absorb every blow from McCody and hit a massive chokeslam followed by the Drunken Russian Driver to finish off McCody, who was valiant in defeat.
MAIN EVENT: Tom Adler vs. John Miller (Final Championship Qualifier)
These two begin with more than 40 minutes left in the show, and they do not disappoint. For more than half and hour they take each other to the limit, and after Miller throws everything he has at his opponent, Adler is able to hit a last-ditch Adlerplex for the pin to earn his spot at Moosetopia.
This brings out Flair, Windham, and Big Dog, who stare down with Adler. The commissioner makes his way to the ring to say he has one last surprise for our four combatants. He said that the championship match would be special, and to make sure it is, he's making it a four-way, sixty minute Ironman match, with the man scoring the most pinfalls taking home the World Championship.
Match One: Duchess vs. Foxx
It's fast action to start ESFWC's inaugural PPV show, but after avoiding a number of attempts to finish the match from Duchess, Foxx nails a 450 splash and hooks in the Vixen's Tail for an impressive tapout victory.
Match Two: John Miller vs. Jason Payne (Scandinavian Title Semi-Final)
These two veteran brawlers lock up in a stiff, intense matchup that is nip-and-tuck from the very beginning. In the end, the Steel City Icon slips out of a Payne Killer attempt, hits the Iron Curtain, and locks on the Blast Furnance katahajime to move on to the finals.
Match Three: WildStar vs. Karina Wolfenden (Scandinavian Title Semi)
These two face off in a match worthy of highspot highlight reels, combining brilliant chain wrestling, psychology, and tremendous athleticism in a match that has the crowd on its feet for the duration. The Five Star Wrestler is able to pick up the win, however, bridging his way out of the C-4 and hitting the Wild Driver to get the pin and move on to the title match.
Match Four: Thrillbillies vs. Chronic Collizion
The Billies bring spectacular energy to the ring, but the Raging Russian and the Escape Artist prove that size and speed is a dangerous combination, as Dalkichev's power proves to be to much and a Chronic Crasher gets the win and makes CC the new number one contenders to the tag straps.
Match Four: Rich Rollins vs. Simply Beautiful vs. Tony Gamble
These three square off in an entertaining three-way that bridges the gap to our title matches. SB hits the New York Nightmare on Gamble, but Rollins catches the Sexiest Man in Wrestling with a huge DDT and heads up top for the Anarchist Elbow. SB has a little left in the tank though, and rolls out of the way before nailing the Renegade with the NYN and picking up a hard fought win on PPV.
Match Five: Six-Man Tag for the World Tag Team Championships
This one is filled with passion and intensity as the tag team champs and Mr. Amazing take on Steve Radder and Simply Stunning with the belts on the line. Radder keeps trying to get into the ring with Mr. A!, but is continually denied the opportunity. Eventually, he does get Amazing in the ring, but the battle between the two spills outside, and the two are all but eliminated from the proceedings after an incredible Senton Bomb through the English Announce Table by Radder onto Mr. A!. SS comes close a number of times, but GOP is able to hit the MOAB on Wilcox, followed by a Guillotine Legdrop by Watson to give the CPA and the Conservative a win in their first title defense. They celebrate as Radder and Amazing are both stretchered away.
Semi-Main Event: John Miller vs. WildStar (Scandinavian Title Match)
Both men are tired from their earlier match, but John Miller is able to gut out an incredibly hard fought win, rolling away from a Shooting Star Press attempt and locking in the Blast Furnace for his second submission win of the night to take home the Scandinavian Championship.
MAIN EVENT: Four Way Iron Man Match for the ESFWC World Championship
This match is of EPIC proportions, and each man brings something special to the ring for this one. There's quite a lot of Windham fighting Flair, as these two still look to settle the long running feud that never really ended. 20 minutes in, Adler strikes the first blow, hitting Big Dog with an Adlerplex and scoring the first fall. However, Big Dog turns the table minutes later, hitting the Dog Pound and pinning Adler. Ever the opportunist, Windham strikes while the iron is hot and Slacknifes Adler, getting a fall for himself. Forty-five minutes in, the King of Extreme finally breaks through, hitting a vicious Tombstone Piledriver on Windham and picking up a pin, tying the match at one apiece for each competitor. As the minutes wind down, Windham and Flair again go at it, this time on the outside, as both men are seemingly knocked out after Troy hits the Slacknife on Eli at the same time as Flair is taking a chair to Troy's head.
It looks to be down to Big Dog and Adler with 30 seconds to go, and the Magnificent One looks for the Adlerplex but is denied, as the big man shoves him off the ropes and hits the Backdrop Driver to get the pin with 10 seconds to go. He thinks he's won, but a recently revived Windham sneaks up behind him and hits the Slacknife, pinning Big Dog with one second left and forcing sudden death overtime between the two.
Overtime ticks on, seemingly forever, as both men come incredibly close to winning the title. Big Dog sets up for a Backdrop Driver to finish it, but Troy hits an unseen low blow and hits the Slacknife. He covers, but amazingly, incredibly, Big Dog is able to kick out at two. Windham pulls him up and looks for another Slacknife, but Big Dog is able to shove him into the ropes and catch him on the rebound with the Dog Pound to get the three count after nearly 75 minutes of heart pounding action. Big Dog celebrates with the ESFWC title as we go off the air, the faces in the locker room coming out to congratulate him.
As we go forward...
ESFWC's build to the next PPV (Chaos in Helsinki), includes a rematch between Big Dog and Troy Windham for the World Championship, Steve Radder and Mr. Amazing! in a steel cage to determine a new number one contender, Eli Flair vs. Tom Adler, John Miller vs. Jason Payne for the Scandinavian Championship, Death and Taxes vs. Chronic Collizion, plus much, much more.