The War Games video finishes playing and we cut live to an overhead shot of the Arena Mexico….courtesy of an AH-97R attack helicopter courtesy of the United States military.As the helicopter circles the Arena, we see that it is lit up in 97Red accented lights with the same colored spotlights lighting up the night sky.
The Apache class helicopter continues to circle the Arena as we see the surrounding area lit up in their own vibrant lights and colors.
We finally cut inside the packed arena and the crowd is all on their feet as we hear the distinctive sound of the helicopter’s rotors slowly fade out as it leaves the immediate airspace.
All attention turns towards the fans as the various cameras throughout the arena capture the passionate wrestling fans as once again a major event is set to begin inside these famous walls.
The lights in the arena suddenly go out and a pair of solitary spotlights point at the apex of the arena and the crowd noise hits another level as for the first time the War Games cell is seen…..and it begins to lower.
Joe Hoffman: WELCOME EVERYONE TO WAAAAAARRRRRRR GAAAMMMMMEEEEESSSSSS!!!!
The feed continues to focus on the cell lowering as our Hall of Fame announce team once again welcomes us to another High Octane event.
Joe Hoffman: THREE CHAMPIONSHIPS…….TWO RINGS…..ONE CELL…….IT IS TIIIIIMMMMEEEEEEE!!!!
The cell finally reaches the arena floor and the crowd cheers madly as the two rings come fully into focus as the arena lights come fully back on.
Joe Hoffman: THANK YOU to everyone for joining us here on this Memorial Day weekend as we welcome viewers from across the globe for tonights show. I am Joe Hoffman and as ALWAYS I am joined by Benny Newell…and Benny……it is time for War.
Benny Newell: You mentioned folks joining from across the world……I would like to just point out that this would be a LEGIT sell out if those fucking asshole Germans would have showed up. Little birdie on the street told me that they had their tickets…..the flight was booked…..and BOOM. A FUCKING NO SHOW??!!
Joe Hoffman: We cannot let that little fact discourage everyone from what is going to go down tonight. Every wrestler in the back put in EFFORT to get here and the teams have been set. Tonight the 340 plus day reign of Christopher America faces its biggest test….ironically here in Mexico…..but in the very event that he earned the World Championship last year…….WAR GAMES.
Benny Newell: I cannot believe it has been a year already since America and Tyler Best EASILY dispatched of that evil Canadian Conor Fuse and together they brought GOLD back to where it belonged.
Joe Hoffman: Tonight folks is one of those events that we are guaranteed that history will be made. Either America goes War Games to War Games as World Champion and cements his already pristine legacy or we see his reign come to an end and a new era begins here in High Octane Wrestling.
Benny Newell: BIG FUCKING DEAL……that is what tonight is. Fuck the Germans…did I already say that?
Joe Hoffman: You did. Let’s just be thankful that the Germans will not determine the winner tonight huh Benny? I mean complain all you want about the lack of a sell out tonight…..but the main thing is that they have no say in the winner tonight…and that is ALL that matters tonight…..who walks out tonight as the World Champion.
Benny Newell: Facts Joe…fucking facts.
Joe Hoffman: Ok folks it is almost time for the Wild Card portion of War Games to begin but before it does let’s talk about the four men that are vying to move on to the main match…..Xander Azula, Brian Hollywood, Zach Kostoff and of course the replacement for Marvolo……El Hombre Blanco.
Benny Newell: Only one name matters there….The White Man has come to save this Wild Card match and that is exactly what The White Man will do.
Joe Hoffman: From my understanding El Hombre Blanco is the biggest luchador this side of the border Benny. Put some respect on his name.
Benny Newell: Look I have nothing but respect for The White Man….BUT…..as much as he wants this to be ALL about him…it is not. His job is to win this Wild Card match and help America retain. That is it.
Joe Hoffman: Perfect time to segue to the ramifications here of this match. The winner of this Wild Card match will join four other men to form a team with a decisive edge for the War Games match. Xander Azula will look to join his Captain Clay Byrd, the HOTv Tag Team Champions Dan Ryan and Jatt Starr and of course Hall of Famer Bobbinette Carey.
Benny Newell: Spoiler. That team loses. Look the SON and the team he just ravaged in HOFC fights has a better chance than the Sad Cowboy leading a team to victory.
Joe Hoffman: Well that is obviously something we will find out. But yes, Michael Lee Best captains a team of Scott Stevens, Scottywood, LSD Champion Jace Parker Davidson and Conor Fuse. Looking to join them will be none other than the son of Hall of Famer Chris Kostoff….Zach Kostoff.
Benny Newell: Trust me…that Father and Son duo cannot hold a fucking CANDLE to Lee and Michael. Sorry Mike….you will have a team of four going into the match.
Joe Hoffman: Our third team will see Brian Hollywood looking to join Darin Zion, Joe Bergman, STRONK and team Captain Steve Solex in tonights War Games match….leaving just our final team…..
Benny Newell: The team that will overcome ALL the odds of having all these non American fucks on the team in support of Christopher America….
Joe Hoffman: Captain Evan Ward leads HOW rookie Charles de Lacy, Hall of Famer Aceldama, and of course our World Champion Christopher America into War as they wait and see if El Hombre Blanco will join them in the match.
Benny Newell: Its happening…..its just a matter of minutes Joe. MINUTES.
Joe Hoffman: We shall see Benny……..but yes we are potentially minutes away from finding out who advances as it is time for Xander Azula, Brian Hollywood, Zach Kostoff and El Hombre Blanco to kick this off!!
The crowd turns their attention towards the entrance ramp as WAR GAMES comes across a smaller version of the normal High Octane Vision screen.
Joe Hoffman: Weird not seeing the full HOV here tonight but it just would not fit in tonight’s arena. Kudos to the crew for working around the setting here.
Benny Newell: I blame the Germans.
Three spotlights point at the entrance ramp and very slowly we see three men come out from the back..
Joe Hoffman: WOW……Azula, Hollywood and Kostoff coming out together here.
Benny Newell: Business decision here made by Lee. Clearly not worth spending the extra coin on the entrances for these three. I respect that.
The three men walk down the aisle…..separated by about 10 feet between them…..in a single file towards the two rings in the middle of the Arena.
There is mild applause, mainly for the beginning of some action, as the men enter Ring #1 where referee Matt Boettcher is ready to call the action.
Suddenly the crowd ERUPTS as Wanted Dead or Alive hits the Arena sound system and the crowd is manic as El Hombre Blanco makes his way out with a full out entrance.
Joe Hoffman: Bon Jovi is MUCHO POPULAR here in Mexico but….
Benny Newell: THE WHITE MAN IS WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE….THIS SONG IS FUCKING PERFECT…..EVERYONE GROANED WHEN HE WAS ANNOUNCED AS A REPLACEMENT FOR THAT KIDS MEAL VERSION OF KUTTER AND NOW HE IS WALKING OUT TO THE THEME THAT WAS BROUGHT BACK TO THE SPOTLIGHT BY THE BEST FAMILY….WHAT A WAY TO SAY THANK YOU BY THE WHITE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As Benny takes several deep breaths after yelling way more than he wanted we cut to where the cameras follow El Hombre Blanco down the aisle as the crowd sings along with words.
Joe Hoffman: Well make no mistake about it folks…..El Hombre Blanco is getting the big entrance and one has to wonder how Azula, Hollywood and Kostoff are feeling about this.
We cut over to the three men inside Ring #1 to get an answer to that very question. Each man is standing in front of a corner and as the camera pans over to each one we can see the pure disgust on each man’s face as they watch El Hombre Blanco get a grand entrance.
Their eyes follow Blanco as he climbs up the ring steps and climbs into Ring #1. The song slowly fades out and as it does the crowd continues to sing as Boettcher walks up to each man to go over the rules.
Joe Hoffman: Well as Boettcher goes over the last minute instructions with the wrestlers, let me take a few minutes to do the same. Again…these four men are competing to move on to the War Games match. There are no eliminations. First man to score a pinfall or submission will win this Wild Card match and literally stay in the ring as entrant number one for War Games and be officially part of whatever team they were drafted to.
Benny Newell: No way The White Man loses AFTER that entrance. NO fucking way.
Joe Hoffman: You just never know Benny. We have seen some crazy things happen over the years here at War Games and I feel like tonight has that Anything is Possible feeling.
Benny Newell: I just live betted that Blanco is going to lose in under 7:50. NO clue why that was an option on the High Octane Gambling sportsbook so it screamed at me that I should bet it…..LETS FUCKING GO….LET THE HOG EAT!!!
Back in Ring #1, the ring on the left for the viewers watching live on HOTv, Boettcher is satisfied that he has done his part to remind everyone of the rules and how to win, and now signals for the bell.
DING DING DING
Joe Hoffman: WAR GAMES 2023 IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY!!!!!
Azula immediately rushes at Hollywood as Kostoff does the same towards Blanco.
Joe Hoffman: There was literally NO PAUSE on Kostoff going after Blanco there. Same for Azula going after Hollywood.
Benny Newell: Azula wants to win with the least amount of effort. So that tracks. As far as Kostoff going after Mr. Blanco. Maybe hearing Wanted play a few minutes ago made Kostoff think about Lee, Mike and Tyler and he is imagining that Blanco is one of the Bests and thus going to try and do his Daddy proud?
Joe Hoffman: BIG REACH there Benny. BIG.
But back in the ring and it is clear that the young Kostoff is dead set on bringing the fight to Blanco.
He pummels the luchador back to his own corner with several stiff right hands. Blanco attempts to cover up but Kostoff is relentless as he continues to rain down right hands on the man.
On the other side of the ring we see Azula execute a perfect snap suplex on Hollywood and then quickly follows it up with a hook of the leg.
Joe Hoffman: Azula truly is wasting no time. A pinfall attempt off a snap suplex is mighty aggressive.
Benny Newell: As long as it happens under 7:50….thats what is BEST for business here.
Back in the ring Kostoff pulls Blanco out of the corner with his left arm and then promptly drops Blanco with a stiff clothesline with his right. He quickly drops a quick elbow on the man’s chest and then makes the cover.
Joe Hoffman: Two pinfall attempts and neither reached the count of two here early on.
Benny Newell: Three minutes in……I am not liking the under here. Going to have to take something quick and out of now—-
Azula nails Hollywood with his spinning backfist finishing move….
Joe Hoffman: FIST OF ERIS……FIST OF ERIS!!!!
Azula covers Hollywood and Boettcher quickly slides into position.
Joe Hoffman: Kostoff with the save!!!! The son of High Octane Wrestling Hall of Famer Chris Kostoff, literally just dove to break up what surely was going to be a three count. The match continues on!!
Benny Newell: Someone call a fucking time out here. No way should someone be hitting their big move that early in fucking War Games. NO FUCKING WAY.
Joe Hoffman: Four minutes if you were curious Benny..
Newell just shoots Hoffman a death stare as we cut back into Ring #1.
Zach pulls Azula up to his feet and promptly turns and violently tosses Xander over the near rope and to the arena floor where he rolls up against the cell that has enclosed the two rings.
Kostoff quickly tuns and covers Hollywood.
Joe Hoffman: BLANCO WITH THE SAVE!!!
Blanco breaks up the count with a Mexican Running Snap Dropkick that sends Kostoff skidding across the canvas and under the near rope and to the arena floor……joining Azula.
El Hombre Blanco pulls himself up to his feet by the ropes and the crowd is urging him on as he looks left and right….clearly playing to his hometown fans.
Joe Hoffman: Is he set to take flight??
Benny Newell: Whatever the fuck he is going to do he needs to do it fast as if he was a Verizon employee looking to jet out of work at 6pm EST to go dry hump some mid level bitch he met on some paid fucking app.
The camera catches Joe mouthing “WTF” before cutting back to the ring where we see Blanco lean back and then springboards himself over the top rope where he nails both Kostoff and Azula with a cross body.
Joe Hoffman: El Hombre Blanco can fly!!! He has the crowd in a manic state!!
Blanco jumps up to his feet and grabs the steel mesh of the cell wall and shakes it violently as he screams out to the fans in attendance.
He then turns back and slides back into the ring but as he does he never realizes that Hollywood has staggered back up to his feet and is waiting…
Hollywood takes two quick steps forward and launches himself at Blanco with his right foot…
Joe Hoffman: EXECUTIVE DECREE!!!!
Benny Newell: YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
Hollywood’s foot flies brushes the Lion ears on the mask of Blanco but does not connect squarely as Blanco is able to barely duck under the kick.
Blanco then turns and jumps forward with as much force as he can with the abbreviated take off…
Benny Newell: NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
Blanco connects with a knee to the side of Hollywoods face and the man bounces back off the near ropes and back into the waiting arms of Blanco who lifts him up into a firemans carry.
Benny Newell: For fuck’s sake….that kick by Hollywood lands and this match hits the under…..FUCK….
Joe ignores Benny as he continues to call the action…
Joe Hoffman: Blanco backs up to the middle of the ring……..he swings Hollywood into a Uranage slam!!!!!
Blanco covers as cameras zoom out to show Azula up to his feet….
Azula slides in under the rope…..but his legs are grabbed by Kostoff who pulls him violently out of the ring.
Kostoff slides in and dives to break up the pinfall……
Kostoff lands on top of Hollywood as Blanco rolls out of the way at the last minute just as Boettcher’s hand hit the canvas for the three count.
Joe Hoffman: BLANCO HAS DONE IT….HE ADVANCES!!!!
Kostoff punches a knocked out Hollywood in the side of the face out of frustration.
Benny Newell: MAYBE NEXT TIME DON’T GRAB AZULA WHO COULD HAVE BROKEN UP THE PINFALL YOU FUCKING KOSTOFF!!!!!
Bryan McVay: WINNER OF THE MATCH IN EIGHT MINUTES AND 51 SECONDS……AND ADVANCING INTO THE WAR GAMES MATCH AS ENTRANT NUMBER ONE…..EL HOMMMMMMBREEEEEE BLAAAAAANNNNCOOOOOOO!!!!!
The crowd erupts as Blanco, now leaning against the turnbuckles in the far corner, raises both his arms in the air.
Suddenly he charges and nails Kostoff with a knee to temple….completely knocking out Kostoff.
Joe Hoffman: Was that really necessary??!!
Benny Newell: I own my mistake in betting against The White Man and for betting the under 7:50. THE HOG MADE ME OVERTHINK!!!! FUUUUUCCCCCKKKKKK!!
There is a hush over the crowd as we see Blanco fall limply to the canvas as Azula stands over him….having just nailed Blanco with his spinning backfist.
Joe Hoffman: Azula with the Fist of Eris on Blanco post match…..you sure hate to see poor sportsmanship here.
Azula looks out at the crowd as they begin to boo the man. He smirks, then kneels down, and promptly gives a thumbs up to Blanco before standing back up and heading back to the back.
Benny Newell: Why that HOFC wannabe just gave The White Man a thumbs up!!!?? What the fuck does that mean you asshole.
Joe Hoffman: Gotta believe that was a message that only Blanco will understand when he watches the tape back……but for now…he has to get his bearings. The War Games match is set to start here in mere moments and Blanco is ENTRY NUMERO UNO!!!!
Medics rush from the back to help Kostoff and Hollywood to the back. Not one medic checks on Blanco as he lies there prone in the middle of Ring #1.
Joe Hoffman: Folks from my understanding we are only a few minutes away from the start of the match and we already know Conor Fuse is the second entry and on opposing teams. Blanco is in serious trouble here.
Benny Newell: Look…I LOVE The White Man…..but I am running back that 7:50 bet right fucking now…..TIME FOR THE HOG TO EAT!!!!!
The crowd is buzzing as everyone watches as Blanco continues to lie in the middle of the ring….unmoving.
All attention turns towards the entrance ramp as we see Joel Hortega make his way down.
Joe Hoffman: Well folks as you can hear…everyone is reacting to Hortega making his way down to the ring. That can only mean one thing….War Games is about to officially begin and right now Blanco is just not moving. One has to wonder if a concussion is in play here.
Benny Newell: The White Man got his bell rung. I honestly feel like he should probably just lay there until Fuse pins him so he will not jeopardize his long term future here in HOW. I mean nothing is more important than his health…….well fuck.
Just as Benny was finishing up his thoughts on long term health in High Octane Wrestling, Blanco began to finally move inside Ring #1. The crowd erupts as they see their hero slowly stagger to his feet….holding and shaking his head the whole time.
Joe Hoffman: Blanco is up to his feet and it is clear that he is trying to clear the cobwebs sort to speak.
Benny Newell: Still hammering that under Joe. RING THE BELL ASSHOLES!!
Joe Hoffman: Only a few minutes away here folks from the start of……
EVERYONE turns towards the entrance ramp as the theme music for one Lee Best hits the Arena sound system.
Benny Newell: HOLEE FUCK.
With no wasted movement, Lee makes his way out from the back and the crowd erupts as he is not wearing his customary #97Red vest or jacket…..but instead he is wearing a referee’s shirt.
With EPU men flanked on both sides of him, Lee makes his way down to the ring.
Joe Hoffman: Lee…….Best……..Is…….Refereeing……..WAR……..GAMES!!!???
Inside Ring #1 El Hombre Blanco staggers backwards into the nearest corner and continues to shake his head back and forth as if the blow to the head delivered by Azula has him hallucinating.
The cameras cut back to Lee as he makes his way down the entrance ramp and stops at the foot of Ring #1. He runs his hand across the steel mesh of the cell as he slowly walks towards the ring steps and then into the ring.
The EPU enter as well.
Joe Hoffman: Oh boy…I am getting flashbacks to Chaos 024 where we saw Lee come out to referee the main event between The Final Alliance and Conor Fuse and Jace inside MSG….…….two times in one year??!!
Benny Newell: Why would anyone be surprised here?? Lee literally put two men of the Alliance on each team….talked the SON outta playing his PS5 long enough to become a War Games Captain as well and NOT to mention that America is trying to go War Games to War Games as Champion….OF COURSE LEE BEST IS GOING TO BE A PART OF THIS MATCH!!!
Joe Hoffman: Hate to say it….but you are right. Benny I am counting at eight EPU agents here. Four on each side of Lee…..after what we have seen in years past with EPU agents….you just KNOW that there is someone under one of those masks that will play a part in the action tonight.
Benny Newell: It’s a tradition like no other. OF COURSE THERE IS A SURPISE UNDER ONE OF THOSE MASKS!!!
Lee motions for Boettcher to head over to Ring #2 and then for Hortega to the arena floor to count any pinfalls outside the rings.
The eight EPU agents set up strategically around both rings……three spread out on each side along the length of the two rings and then one EPU agent at both ends of the rings.
Joe Hoffman: Well it looks like all the players are in place……..we have our referees……we have the EPU serving as what appears to be as lumberjacks for this match and now all we need is….
Joe stops himself in mid sentence as Lee raises his hand up to the crowd to signal for them to quiet down. The crowd obliges and then Lee brings a microphone up to his mouth.
Lee Best: Buenas noches putas y conitos!!
Benny Newell: I do not know Mexican but I KNOW that that meant….
Joe Hoffman: Spanish.
Benny Newell: Huh? We are in Mexico Joe….fuck off……and shut up and pay attention.
Joe shakes his head for the 970000th time as Lee continues in the ring.
Lee Best: That is all you are getting out of me folks. I am a fucking American here in the taint of North America ready to see my FINAL ALLIANCE emerge victorious tonight. I do not have the patience or desire for some long winded fucking promo……so pay fucking attention as I am NOT repeating myself.
El Hombre Blanco stands up in the corner and takes a few steps towards the GOD of HOW and leans in to make sure he hears what is going on as well.
Lee Best: The general rules are the same here tonight. I will let Joe tell the assholes at home what is up….for those of you in the stands….not like you would be able to fucking comprende anyway. So lets get to the juicy shit.
Lee pauses as the crowd really begins to turn on the GOD of HOW.
Lee Best: Obviously the sole survivor wins the World Championship. WHOEVER pins Jace Parker Davidson…and trust me he is getting fucking pinned tonight….I mean for fucks sake I am going to be doing the counting……they will be crowned the new LSD Champion. That’s right…..whoever pins him at any point in the match. That doesn’t mean someone can pin the new Champion either. That person is leaving here as the Champion regardless if they get pinned.
Joe Hoffman: Lee just literally painted a bullseye on the back of Jace Parker Davidson.
Benny Newell: NO FUCKING SHIT.
The crowd is buzzing at the “hit” that Lee just put out on Jace as in years past the 2nd place finisher would walk out with the LSD Championship.
Lee Best: Same goes for Dan Ryan and the HOTv Championship. I hate to say it and I KNOW he isn’t going to get pinned tonight….but if he does….that person will become the new HOTv Champion as well.
Joe Hoffman: Wow….Lee not even fully protecting the HOTv Champion here.
Benny Newell: Raising the stacks at the beginning makes all the sense in the world here. The Hammer of GOD already knows his job.
Lee Best: Finally……IF there are multiple wrestlers that survive for Teams Ward, Solex or Best…..I WILL make the decision on who is the new World Champion. We will NOT have a repeat of last year folks. We will LEAVE HERE TONIGHT WITH AMERICA STILL THE WORLD CHAMPION OR HELP US ALL.
With that Lee tosses the microphone to the nearest EPU agent who deftly puts it into a side pocket of his riot gear.
Joe Hoffman: Well there ya go folks. Big news. No matter what we are leaving here tonight knowing who the World Champion is going to be. No two week waiting period like last year when Tyler Best and Christopher America both survived to the end and then gave us their decision on the first show post the PPV.
Benny Newell: I AM PLACING A TON OF FUTURE BETS RIGHT NOW AND I BET ON EVERY FINAL ALLIANCE MEMBER!!!! LETS FUCKING EAT!!!!!
Back in Ring #1 Lee turns towards El Hombre Blanco and walks up to the man. He grabs the man on both sides of his face and looks into he man’s eyes…clearly questioning him if he is alright.
The cameras capture El Hombre Blanco nodding his head that he is ok and Lee gives him a quick hug before turning back to the center of the ring and the entrance ramp.
Joe Hoffman: The referee of War Games just hugged the first entrant. What in the actual f—
Benny Newell: Fuck it Joe. He fucking cares obviously about his roster. OF COURSE HE IS GOING TO HUG THE MAN WHO JUST ALMOST DIED FROM A SPINNING BACKFIST!!!
Joe Hoffman: You are going to yell all night aren’t you?
Benny Newell: YES.
Joe Hoffman: Well I am glad we got that confirmation. Ok folks….here we go. Same as years past. Every five minutes another wrestler will make their way out. The only way to be eliminated is by pinfall or submission. We go until only one wrestler or team remains. We heard the breaking news from Lee regarding the Championships tonight so there is quite literally nothing more to say.
The Arena Mexico goes dark as a solitary spotlight shines at the top of the entrance ramp.
There is no music.
There is no pyro.
Slowly Conor Fuse makes his way out from the back and the spotlight follows him as he makes his way down the entrance ramp.
Joe Hoffman: Rumor was that Lee brought War Games to Mexico to save some coins and to see this entrance and what we saw in the Wild Card match…. I think that rumor is confirmed.
Benny Newell: Sellouts equal cash. Cash equals big entrances. Simple business Joe.
The crowd is booing but not at Fuse. Instead they are directing their hatred towards the referee in Ring #1….Lee Best.
The man who is clearly responsible for War Games going cheap tonight.
Standing on the right side of Lee stands El Hombre Blanco who still looks a little “off” from the shot he took from Azula just a little bit ago.
Joe Hoffman: After seeing Blanco and Lee hug….did you still feel good about your bet?
Benny Newell: Look…the dude got fucking rocked. Kudos to The White Man for preserving however. I still think hes about to get pinned in under 7:50 seconds and I appreciate whoever added that to the HOG.
Joe Hoffman: Well we know for five minutes it will be Blanco versus Fuse and then after that it is Steve Solex that will be making his way out.
Benny Newell: Yep. Under confirmed. If you aren’t last you wanna be first. That’s the BEST motto I know of.
Joe looks at Benny with a serious side eye as we cut back inside Ring #1 where Conor Fuse has finally made it into the ring and the arena lights come back on fully.
Without wasting any further movements, Lee signals for the bell, and the War Games match is underway!!
DING DING DING
Joe Hoffman: Here we go folks….Conor Fuse…..ranked currently #7 and we all know about what happened last year at War Games.
Benny Newell: America pinned Conor Fuse to win War Games for his team. Yep. We remember.
Joe Hoffman: Fuse HAS to be already be thinking about those EPU agents outside of the ring here. I mean to have the EPU part of the match from the first moment is just unheard of….but so is Lee as referee….but here we are.
Benny Newell: He better focus on The White Man here. We saw him dropping knees and uranages on motherfuckers already. Its like hes merged generations of wrestlers with his moveset so far.
Another side eye from Joe and we cut back to the ring where Fuse and Blanco are not circling each other as the crowd is on their feet and the HOV clock is counting down from the five minute mark.
Joe Hoffman: Fuse and Blanco both coming in at 6’1” here but its clear Blanco has the weight advantage here as he has over 25 pounds on the Canadian. Not that any of that matters here in War Games…just giving out the info.
Benny Newell: If you ask some…..being 6’1 or under is a generational gift. I’m just saying.
Back in Ring #1, Blanco wastes no time using his weight advantage to his benefit as he pushes Fuse back to the corner after both locked up initially in the center of the ring.
Blanco releases and promptly drops a nasty right elbow across the temple of Fuse. Conor immediately grabs for his temple and Blanco seizes the opening and drops a left elbow to the other side of Fuse’s head.
Benny Newell: At some point this motherfucker needs to learn how to fucking duck. Like WHAT THE FUCK.
Fuse puts both arms up and attempts to block the next blow but it doesn’t come from the upper body of Blanco as instead a quick right knee hits Fuse in the gut and the man immediately gasps for air as he is unable to block the left knee that follows as well.
Joe Hoffman: Blanco is coming in hot and heavy with these MMA type strikes.
Benny Newell: HOFC type strikes you mean.
Back in the corner, Fuse desperately and violently, pushes Blanco off him but the luchador plants his right foot and then jumps towards the man and nails him with a dropkick to the chin.
Fuse collapses down to the canvas and smartly rolls out of the ring as he tries to get a moment of reprieve.
But there is no such moment, much like earlier tonight, as Blanco slingshots himself over the top rope and lands a cross body on Fuse……sending both men crashing to the arena floor.
The two nearest EPU agents spring into action however and rush the two men. Blanco scampers up to his feet and dives back into the ring under the bottom rope.
The EPU agents each pull out a bully club and begin swinging violently away at the downed Fuse.
Joe Hoffman: What in the royal heck is going on here!!!??
Benny Newell: It looks like they are doing their jobs….clearly.
Leaning over the top rope, and smiling from ear to ear, Lee Best motions for the EPU agents to toss Fuse back into the ring.
The two agents each lay in one more hit before pulling Fuse up to his feet and tossing him unceremoniously back into the ring.
The crowd goes from booing to buzzing as the timer on the HOV hits the one minute mark.
Joe Hoffman: Less than a minute until we see Steve Solex enter the fray….I have to wonder if Blanco did not make it back into the ring if the EPU would have attacked him??
Benny Newell: Attack is a strong word there….but in the name of the under… I would fucking hope so.
Back in Ring #1, Blanco drags Fuse back up to his feet, and promptly nails him with his Mexican Legsweep. Blanco floats over after landing the move and takes side mount on Fuse and begins raining down elbows as Fuse desperately tries to cover up.
Joe Hoffman: I don’t know when and maybe it was from the EPU, but Fuse is busted open already. You can see droplets of blood hitting the canvas as Blanco looks ALL of a legit HOFC fighter here.
Benny Newell: I need a time check Joe.
Joe literally just points at the big ass timer on the HOV and then at the crowd who are counting down with it.
Benny just nods sheepily as the timer hits 10 and the crowd counts down with it.
Joe Hoffman: Time for Solex!!!!
Blanco grabs a hold of Fuse’s left arm and falls backwards on the mat….locking in an armbar.
Fuse is screaming out in pain and some of the crowd stop counting as they see what is going on in the middle of the ring.
Fuse is able to roll up on his side and nails Blanco with a desperation left hand but the luchador does not let go of the hold.
Fuse rolls all the way thru now and begins nailing Blanco with left hands until he has no choice but to left go of Fuse’s right arm and thus releases the hold.
Joe Hoffman: Fuse had to have been having flashbacks once again to the finish of last years War Games. An arm bar in the middle of the ring!!
The crowd all wait but once again there is no entrance music.
Suddenly a man appears at the top of the ramp…..but it is not Steve Solex.
A man with a tattoo that absolutely matches the Army tattoo of Solex makes his way down the ramp…..but he is in red and white lucha gear.
Benny Newell: Last time we saw that outfit that fucking midget was sporting it.
Joe Hoffman: We don’t say that anymore Benny….you cannot say that.
Benny Newell: FINE…..last time we saw that ATTIRE that fucking midget was sporting it.
Joe Hoffman: BENNY!!!!!!!!
The Hall of Famer just shrugs off Hoffman and motions for him to focus in on the action in the ring.
And back in Ring #1 we see Fuse, his right arm clearly not 100%, delivering a kick to the midsection of Blanco in the near corner.
Fuse takes a step back, pauses as he is confused by the man walking down the entrance ramp, and then spins and nails Blanco with a spinning heel kick that sends the man thru the middle rope and to the arena floor.
Joe Hoffman: Now what will the EPU do here!!!??
The answer to that question comes quickly as a EPU agent is nearby and he quickly jumps into action…..and helps Blanco up to their feet.
The EPU agent helps Blanco walk away from the cell door and to the other side as NOT Steve Solex enters the fray.
Joe Hoffman: Complete and utter garbage here folks. There is something clearly going on between Blanco, Lee and the EPU. I mean Jesus Ch-
Benny Newell: Watch it Joe.
As the EPU agent helps Blanco back into the ring we see the man known simply as Kutter enter the action and immediately slides into the ring as Fuse greets him promptly with several kicks to the back of his head.
Joe Hoffman: This is uncomfortable to see here. Solex clearly has some mental issues and to see him out here dressed up in a luchador outfit and identifying as Kutter….well its disturbing. He clearly should not be here tonight….and quite honestly he should not be wrestling anywhere. He belongs in a …
Benny Newell: Where does he belong Joe? Huh? This man SERVED OUR FUCKING COUNTRY AND ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND YOU ARE SUPRRISED THAT MAYBE JUST MAYBE THIS IS HIS WAY OF DEALING WITH SOME SERIOUS SHIT AND OH BY THE WAY HE HAS TO COMPETE IN A FUCKING WAR GAMES FUCKING MATCH….LOOK AT HIM RIGHT NOW…HE IS GETTING HIS ASS KICKED BY A PALE CANADIAN!!!
Joe is speechless as he takes into consideration that maybe for once Benny is right.
Back in the ring Fuse, taking advantage of having the higher ground obviously as Kutter entered the match, is still on the advantage.
That ends quickly however as Blanco reenters the action and delivers a chop block to the back of Fuse’s knee.
Conor falls down to a knee and then to his back as Kutter nails Fuse with an uppercut while laying on his back.
Blanco gets back up to his feet and then looks at Kutter as he too gets back up to his feet.
Both men stare at each other and slowly lean their heads to the right as they look at each other thru their masks.
Benny Newell: Michael Myers meet Jason Voorhees. Holy fucking split personalities Batman.
A few more moments pass between the two masked men before their gazes upon each other is broken up as Conor is seen crawling away from the men and is now using the far ropes to pull himself up to his feet.
Kutter and Blanco turn towards Fuse and begin stalking the man.
Benny Newell: Ok now I am having flashbacks. They are stalking that fucker as if he is a 15 year old playing No Mercy in his basement after jacking off to Dawn Marie photos.
Joe Hoffman: Huh what? Focus Benny. Jesus. Maybe you need to start drinking again.
Back in the ring and Fuse looks at the two men coming at him and then looks to the outside of the ring and sees two EPU agents waiting for him to exit the ring.
With a nod, Fuse turns back towards Kutter and Blanco and charges….
Joe Hoffman: LETS GOOOOOOO!!!!
Fuse ducks under a double clothesline attempt from both men and as he bounces off the far ropes he dives and nails his own double clothesline on both men.
Benny Newell: HOLEE SHIT!!
The crowd erupts as Fuse drops both men. He doesn’t stop however as he rushes to the far ropes and delivers another double clothesline as both men promptly got back to their feet.
This time Fuse stops and looks down at both men who do not get back up to their feet as quickly this time. Both men start to stir however and as they do Fuse takes off towards the far ropes and jumps, lands on the second rope, and bounces off back towards the center of the ring and nails both Kutter and Blanco with a cross body.
The crowd erupts as Fuse quickly goes for a cover on Blanco…..
But there is no count.
Lee slowly walks over to the middle of the ring and drops to one knee and motions to Fuse that he is OLD and IT IS HARD TO BEND DOWN.
Disgusted, Fuse pulls Blanco up by his mask and promptly head butts him back to the canvas as the crowd begins counting down from ten as it is time for our next entrant.
Joe Hoffman: Well we all know it is time for Steve So….errrrrr…..Kutter’s teammate Darin Zion to enter the match.
Benny Newell: Gotta love it. It will be basically a three on one match here. Zion HAS NO LOVE for Conor Fuse.
Joe Hoffman: Well I mean….ah nevermind.
As the crowd continues to count down from ten, Fuse alternates between dropping fists and elbows on Kutter and Blanco.
As the crowd hits UNO, Fuse stands up and staggers over to the ropes and leans on the top rope as he looks to gather himself.
Joe Hoffman: Fuse has exhausted a ton of energy here earlier on and you have to wonder how long he will be able to last here tonight. His face already has dried blood on it for goodness sake.
Back on the entrance ramp, again with no music, we see Darin Zion rush from the back and towards the War Games structure.
Zion rushes into the cell and slides right into Ring #1 and goes to jump into the action but Lee quickly steps in the man’s way and stops him in his tracks.
Lee begins berating Zion and begins pointing at the entrance ramp.
Joe Hoffman: What in the wild world of sports is going on here?
Zion begins to throwing what appears to be a tantrum as Lee is having none of it. He continues to point towards the entrance ramp and slowly but surely, Zion turns around and exits the cell and begins heading back up the entrance ramp as the timer on the HOV continues to count down.
Over in Ring #2 Boettcher yells over to Lee and inquires what is going on. Lee says something to his senior referee and Boettcher quickly throws his hands up in the air and turns around.
Joe Hoffman: Folks I am getting word that Lee Best has kicked Zion back to the back. Apparently he got a little too eager and started down the ramp before the timer was up.
Benny Newell: Perfect example of Zion not being able to read the fucking room. Fucking annoying little asshole. I knew something was up when Lee was letting that child throw his little tantrum. Lee putting the proverbial dad hat on.
Joe Hoffman: THIS IS WAR GAMES AND LEE JUST MADE A MAN REDO HIS ENTRANCE!!!?? WHAT IS GOING ON!!!??
Benny Newell: Look man…I lost the fucking under TWICE tonight. I was trying not to talk about it so I wouldn’t jinx it but here we are….THE WHITE MAN SURVIVED TWO 7:50 BETS AND NOW DARIN ZION JUST ATE UP HALF THE TIMER DOING HIS ENTRANCE TWICE.
Back in Ring #1 Fuse, seeing Zion having to redo his entrance, turns back towards Blanco and Kutter and decides to head over to Ring #2.
Blanco and Kutter, both stagger to their feet just in time to see Fuse in Ring #2. The two luchadors look at each other and then at Fuse. Then at Zion who once again is entering the cell.
They then attack.
Blanco rushes the near turnbuckle and jumps to the top rope in one swoop and dives off and nails Zion who enters the cell and turns just in time to eat the elbow coming for his face.
Kutter slides under the ring and rushes towards the downed Zion and smashes his knee against the man’s head, forcing it to bounce off the steel.
Joe Hoffman: Solex…..I mean Kutter and Blanco know they are not teammates right? I mean Zion is literally Solex’s teammate. Like what in the mental health is going on here??
Benny Newell: Look the only thing I know is that I learned my lesson and I just bet on Blanco to win this fucking thing. I mean ALL FUCKING IN……RIGHT!!?
Joe Hoffman: So alcoholic to degenerate gambler??
Benny Newell: Hi my name is Benny and I fucked Joe Hoffmans mom in ass……..I won that bet too.
Joe is stunned as Benny just smirks as the action continues outside Ring #1 as the countdown for the next entrant has already started.
We get a quick overhead shot of the War Games cell and we see Conor Fuse sitting in the corner in Ring #2 as he is slowly recovering, while outside Ring #1 both Kutter and Blanco continue to tag team on Darin Zion.
We stay with the overhead shot as we see Blanco Mexican Whip Zion into the nearest wall of the cell and Kutter follows that up with a vicious clothesline. Zion crumples to the arena floor as the crowd hits UNO and its time for our next entrant.
This time there is entrance music.
Der Ententanz begins to play over the PA system inside the Arena and the crowd is thoroughly confused. Laughter can be heard throughout the arena as the crowd realizes the what the song is.
The crowd begins clapping as one as EVERYONE begins to do the dance most associated with this German song.
Benny Newell: You have to be fucking kidding me.
Joe Hoffman: Folks…this is the spot where Aceldama will be entering the action and clearly this is NOT his normal entrance music.
Inside Ring #1 we can see Lee Best literally breaking out in the dance along with the crowd.
Joe Hoffman: LEE BEST IS DOING THE CHICKEN DANCE IN THE MIDDLE OF A RING AT WAR GAMES!!!??? BENNY ARE YOU SEEING…..
Joe stops as he looks over and sees that Benny is doing the dance as well.
The cameras pan out and we see the whole Arena Mexico is doing the Chicken Dance as Aceldama makes his way down to the ring.
Outside Ring #1 we see Blanco and Kutter lift Zion by his legs and rush the nearest ringpost and promptly drive him groin first into the cold steel.
As Zion lays on the floor holding his pebbles, both Blanco and Kutter suddenly realize what is going on in the arena.
They ignore the music, and dancing, and focus in on the man about to enter the match……..Blanco’s teammate.
Aceldama opens up the cell door and enters the cage. A HOW crewman promptly locks the door behind him and Aceldama looks on at Kutter and Blanco who are staring him down.
The three nearest EPU agents promptly charge Aceldama and begin delivering blows with their billyclubs.
Back in Ring #2 we see Fuse slowly stand up and walk over to the side of the ring and look over to see what is going on.
Joe Hoffman: This is a straight up assault folks.
Aceldama is bleeding profusely as the EPU agents back away after doing their damage.
Blanco pats Kutter on the back and the man jumps into action as he walks over and grabs the man by the hair. He drags him over to the ring and rolls him in. Meanwhile, Blanco climbs into the ring himself and takes a position in the far corner.
Kutter rolls into the ring after Aceldama and pulls the man up by his hair till he is kneeling.
Benny Newell: Target fucking acquired…..
Blanco charges at Aceldama, his teammate, and jumps and knees the man with the force of 97 men.
Aceldama falls back awkwardly and is clearly knocked out.
Kutter makes the cover.
Lee, clearly having just taken a shot of testosterone, nimbly gets into position and makes the count.
Bryan McVay: ACELDAMA HAS BEEN ELIMINATED BY SHAWN KUTTER!!!!
Joe Hoffman: Complete and utter chaos here folks. And where was that movement from Lee when Fuse…ah never mind. Why am I even asking.
Lee quickly gets back up to his feet and motions to the back.
Joe Hoffman: Folks I am hearing that Lee is bypassing the five minute delay here and is allowing America to come in early??? What about Zion?
Benny Newell: Perk of being GOD of HOW. Time is just a construct.
The World Champion Christopher America makes his way out from the back and this time there is plenty of music.
Joe Hoffman: Well of course. America coming out to his theme.
Benny Newell: Perk of being the World Champion.
America starts down the entrance ramp but then stops. He quickly turns around and heads back to the back.
Joe Hoffman: What now? Seriously. What now?
America returns with a Red, White and Blue lawn chair and snaps it out to his side forcing it to unfold.
He places it at the top of the ramp and slowly takes a seat. The crowd boos as they see the World Champion literally stalling to enter the action.
Joe Hoffman: This is a disgrace. This is how the World Champion is going to cement his legacy??
Benny Newell: There is no need to rush Greatness Joe. Patience is a virtue sir.
Back in Ring #1 both Blanco and Kutter see America take a seat and the men turn their attention back towards the action.
Blanco motions for Kutter to head to Ring #2 and Fuse while he will go after Zion.
A couple nods later and Kutter heads towards Ring #2.
Joe Hoffman: Finally…..Kutter going after someone NOT on his team.
Benny Newell: SOLEX WAS ZION’S TEAMMATE…NOT KUTTER……WHAT ARE YOU SLOW JOE??
Joe starts to reply but stops himself…ever the consummate professional.
We get a split screen as Blanco heads towards Zion and Kutter enters Ring #2 where Fuse is waiting.
Both referees, Lee inside Ring #1 and Boettcher in Ring #2, have their hands on their knees waiting for the impending action.
Up at the top of the entrance ramp we see a crewman hand America a bucket of popcorn.
We cut over to Ring #2 as Fuse meets Kutter in the middle of the ring and the two men begin unloading right hands on each other.
Fuse gets the upper hand and lands consecutive right hands and as he goes to deliver another one Kutter ducks underneath, slides around and grabs the man by the waist, and lifts and tosses the man behind him with a perfect release American suplex.
Benny Newell: God bless America. That suplex formerly known as a German Suplex was executed perfectly by Kutter.
Joe Hoffman: I literally am doing to run out of words for you by the time this ends tonight.
Benny Newell: We all can hope.
The feed stays in Ring #2 as Kutter gets back up to his feet and pulls Fuse up to his and this time delivers a belly to belly suplex. Kutter hooks the leg immediately after…
Boettcher quickly slides into position for his first count of the evening.
Kickout by Fuse.
Joe Hoffman: Looks like Fuse could have kicked out on one but chose to save some energy there.
Benny Newell: What you got an energy bar graphic on your screen Joe? How the fuck you know that?
Joe has nothing.
Kutter leans over and begins grinding his forearm across the face of Fuse causing the man’s wound to open back up.
Joe Hoffman: Fuse once again bleeding here. That is undoubtedly going to be an issue here if he continues to bleed. It is so early in the match.
We once again cut to an overhead shot as the crowd once again begins counting down as it is time for the next entrant.
We get a split screen showing America at the top of the entrance ramp. He turns his chair at an angle so he can watch the next entrant.
Joe Hoffman: Well a theme is prevalent here as up next is Bobbinette aka Nettie Carey. Does anyone just go by their real name anymore?
Benny Newell: Welcome to High Octane Wrestling Joe. It will break everyone mentally…eventually. Just wait to the assholes that don’t win tonight. They all will be CRYING FOR DAYS about not finishing in a spot even though spots 2-17 MEAN YOU LOST!!
The crowd hits UNO and Nettie Carey makes her way out from the back.
She stops and looks at America…who is not moving. He offers some popcorn to Carey but she flips the World Champion off and heads to the ring.
Benny Newell: The dumb bitch has the World Champion sitting in a chair eating popcorn and decides to head to the War Games cell. Mental Illness. Gotta love it.
Nettie runs down the entrance ramp, opens the cell door, and enters the action.
A solitary EPU agent begins destroying Carey with a billyclub.
Joe Hoffman: Ok this is tough to watch.
Benny Newell: Why? Is it because she is a woman? An Irish woman?
Joe Hoffman: Really?
The EPU agent continues to just destroy Carey.
The Agent pulls Carey up by her hair and pushes her up against the cell wall. The Agent then pulls a pair of handcuffs out from his gear and handcuffs BOTH of her hands to the cell wall.
Joe Hoffman: Ok this is going too far!! This EPU agent has handcuffed Careys hands above her head to the cell wall. Come on….
The Agent delivers a right hand to the exposed stomach of Carey. She gasps for air as another blow is delivered. The Agent then moves the hair from Carey’s eyes and then slowly pulls off his mask.
Joe Hoffman: NO FUCKING WAY!!!!
Benny Newell: WHAT JOE JUST SAID!!!!
Carey’s eyes grow wide…….it is clear that this is Bobbinette now looking at the person who is assaulting her….
As the realization hits Carey she has no time to feel anything as Reynolds drives the billy club directly between her eyes.
Bobbinette falls limp as she goes night night.
Reynolds turns slowly and tosses the keys to the handcuffs to Lee.
The High Octane Wrestling Hall of Famer motions for the door to be opened and a crewman quickly does just that.
Reynolds jumps the barrier and exits thru the crowd as everyone looks on shocked.
A quick camera shot captures America standing at the top of the entrance ramp….having dropped his popcorn and his mouth literally wide open from shock.
Joe Hoffman: All these years later….Shane Reynolds gets his revenge at War Games on Bobbinette Carey. Wow.
Back outside Ring #1, Lee tosses the keys to the handcuffs to Blanco, who was just in the middle of kicking Zion in the dick repeatedly.
Blanco walks over and unlocks the handcuffs holding Carey to the cell door and she collapses to the arena ground.
Blanco puts the keys in his tights and pulls Carey up by her hair and then places her on his shoulder. That doesn’t last long as he drops her quickly to the floor again.
Benny Newell: Smart play there by The White Man dropping that Black Irish Woman. Gotta conserve energy here.
Blanco stretches his shoulder as he pulls Carey back up to her feet again and this time he just rolls her into the ring.
Suddenly she is dragged into the middle of the ring and is covered.
Lee drops down and makes the count.
Bryan McVay: BOBBINETTE CAREY HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!!!!!
Joe Hoffman: Darin Zion just slid into the ring and stole a pinfall!!!
We see Blanco put his hands on his hips in frustration as Zion smiles and holds his arms up in the air as if he just won the whole damn match.
The crowd starts the next countdown as we once again get another overhead shot as we see Fuse with the advantage on Kutter now in Ring #2 and America back to a sitting position at the top of the entrance ramp as he knows a Friendly is about to enter.
Joe Hoffman: Well we all know it is Jatt Starr about to enter. A Final Alliance member and one half of the HOTv Tag Team Champions.
As the crowd hits UNO all attention turns towards the entrance ramp…..
Jatt makes his way out and he is not alone.
Benny Newell: Are those the……never mind……I already know the answer.
The crowd is BUZZING as The Canadian Gay Pride Dancers make their way out with Jatt.
Joe Hoffman: I mean its not Lee and the EPU but this is close…..I mean minus Lee carrying a PRIDE Flag of course like Jatt is.
America quickly gets up and shifts his chair out of the way as Jatt and the dancers make their way down the ramp.
The World Champion gives the entourage a quick salute before sitting back down. We can hear him demand for a refill on the popcorn as we focus back on Jatt making his way down to the ring.
Joe Hoffman: Ok we got Kutter and Zion still in the match as teammates, we got Blanco and America in the match as teammates and Jatt is now on his own as he represents Team Byrd who just lost one of their own with the elimination of Carey…..and of course Fuse remains on his own but help is coming in form for Scott Stevens who will be our next entrant.
Benny Newell: I will ignore the use of the word HELP there…….But lets be honest….Jatt is never alone…ask Fuse’s mom…obviously. Also…..the Alliance is a fucking UNIT. They ALL will work together…..ALL NIGHT LONG.
Back to the action and we see Jatt enter the cell with the flag in hand. He places it thru a hole in the cell, using the handcuffs just used on Carey, as a holder. Starr then turns to survey the action.
He looks over at Ring #2 and sees Fuse slam Kutter down with a sit down hip toss and a sense of fatherly pride comes over the face of Jatt.
He is snapped out of it however as Lee screams at Jatt to get into Ring #1 and help Blanco.
Starr nods his head and quickly slides into the ring and nails Zion from behind with a double axe handle.
Blanco, who was leaning up against the turnbuckles courtesy of an irish whip by Zion, nods at Starr as he takes a quick moment to rest.
Joe Hoffman: Not even on the same team but it is clear that El Hombre Blanco is working with Lee and the EPU. Clear as all day. That nod between him and Jatt was as if these two men have known each other for years and understand their assignments….especially with LEE FREAKING BEST as the referee.
Back in the ring Starr picks up Zion and nails him with an inverted atomic drop.
Joe Hoffman: Manjattan Drop by Starr there and I am not sure how much more Zion’s testicles can take here tonight.
Benny Newell: Too bad Hollywood isn’t around in this part of the match to massage them for him. I mean its too bad that Hollywood didn’t even FUCKING TRY to get into this part of the match. That fucker laid down quicker for Blanco than a Thailand hooker named Princess Angel.
Joe Hoffman: Benny!!!??
Benny Newell: What? That’s relevant. Jatt just entered the fucking ring with a PRIDE Flag and YOU REMEMBER HIS SHIT WITH PRINCESS ANGEL DO YOU NOT??
Joe once again has nothing.
Back in the ring Jatt has something else for Zion as he drops down and nails Zion with a knee to the groin….furthering the man’s pain in that region.
Benny Newell: IF this was 2K23 then Zion’s dick would be 97Red.
Joe Hoffman: I cannot argue you on that at all.
Blanco finally leaves the corner and motions for Starr to grab a leg.
We cut to an overhead shot as Blanco grabs the left leg of Zion while Starr grabs the mans right leg….the two men look at each other and nod.
They then violently pull in opposite directions and the crowd gasps as one as several men throw up in their mouths at the sound of Zion’s groin muscle stretch and probably tear.
Benny Newell: Ring 2…go to fucking Ring 2…..Jesus fucking Christ.
The monkeys in the truck do just that as we cut over to Ring #2 where we just catch Kutter nailing Fuse with a spinebuster as the man bounced off the near ropes.
Cover by Solex as the crowd begins counting down for the next entrant as well.
Boettcher slides into position…
Kickout by Fuse.
Kutter slaps Fuse across the face out of frustration as the Canadian once again is proving to be a tough out here at War Games.
The crowd turns towards the entrance ramp as the timer hits zero and Scott Stevens makes his way out from the back.
Joe Hoffman: Ok here we go. Only the second member of Team Mike Best to enter the action as obviously Conor Fuse has been in the match since the start.
Benny Newell: This is taking way too fucking long. I need everyone in the match right fucking now. You know how many live donkey shows I am missing? We already know that The White Man is winning tonight. WE ALREADY KNOW IT AND NO ONE LIKES IT BUT ITS HAPPENING.
Joe Hoffman: No one knows anything Benny. We still got a ton of time and look….Shane Reynolds returned tonight. What and who else is in store??
Benny can only shrug as we cut to the entrance ramp as Stevens is standing face to face with America.
The two are clearly talking trash as they go face to face.
Benny Newell: Hopefully Stevens’ mouth isnt getting him into tro…..never mind.
America nails Stevens with a right hand that staggers the Texan. The World Champion delivers another one and this time Stevens stumbles backwards and almost off the side of the ramp.
America turns and picks up his chair. He quickly folds it and waits for Stevens to get up to his feet and then be brings it down hard across the top of the man’s head.
Joe Hoffman: Not sure how much damage a folding chair can do….welp never mind…
America kicks Stevens in the chest as he head is stuck in the chair and blow causes Stevens to stumble backwards and this time he goes over the edge and falls to the arena floor.
Joe Hoffman: Stevens just fell a good eight feet to cold hard concrete.
America, does not let up, as he walks a little further down the entrance ramp and hops down and then rushes towards Stevens.
America reaches him just as he is gets the chair off his head……and promptly drops a boot on the now exposed head of Stevens.
Benny Newell: Maybe if Stevens had two good eyes he would have seen that kick coming.
The crowd is screaming at the World Champion as he pulls Stevens up to his feet only to whip him hard towards the entrance ramp…..causing his back to bend backwards awkwardly due to the decline of the entrance ramp.
America charges and follows up with a powerful clothesline and the blow puts even more pressure on the back of Stevens…..who immediately crumples to the arena floor screaming out in pain as he holds his back.
As Stevens lies on the arena floor holding his back in pain, America turns his attention to the fans screaming at him. America walks up a section of the fans and dares them to climb over the guardrail but none do.
America turns his back to the fans and his attention back to Stevens but just as he does a drink hits him in the back of the head.
Benny Newell: Not smart there Jose.
Joe Hoffman: How the heck do you know his name is Jose? That is pretty su…
Benny Newell: He literally has a name tag on..it says Jose.
The cameras zoom in on the fan that threw the drink at America and sure enough he has a nametag that clearly says his name is Jose.
Joe Hoffman: I stand corrected. America needs to focus on Stevens not on these fans.
The World Champion shoves Jose in the face causing the fan to fall backwards. His friends push back at America and the pushes quickly turn into punches as America is suddenly forced to start dropping bombs on random fans.
Joe Hoffman: Come on….where are all the security!!!???
Benny Newell: The EPU are inside the War Games cell and you already know that every HOW show only has the EPU as security. That’s been a Lee Best thing since day one Joe.
Joe Hoffman: America cannot be fighting fans!!! He hasn’t even entered the cell yet!
The cameras stay focused on America who grabs and pulls a few of the fans over the guard rail and begins kicking and swinging at several fans.
Finally other fans grab the ones near the guard rail and ALL the fans slowly back away as America punts one man in the temple…completely knocking him out.
Benny Newell: America going full Homelander on these motherfuckers. I love it. You come over the guardrail you deserve it all.
Joe Hoffman: HE literally pulled them….oh I give up.
Stevens drops the steel chair he grabbed from one of the fans while America was engaged and just nailed America across the back several times. Stevens falls to his knees…his back clearly giving him problems after the fall off the entrance ramp.
With everything going on no one realizes the timer on the HOV just hit zero and it is time for our next entrant.
Joe Hoffman: Time for Bergman!!! His last ever War Games!!!
But Bergman doesn’t just walk out from the back.
He is TOSSED from the back.
Benny Newell: STRONK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joe Hoffman: He isnt supposed to be out until after Bergman and they ARE TEAMMATES!!!!! WHY ISNT ANYONE PLAYING NICE WITH THEIR TEAMMATES!!!???
The crowd erupts as STRONK makes his way out from the back…looking bigger than ever.
He stands over the downed Bergman and the crowd begins taking pictures of STRONK and DOG as they stand looking as if they both put on 25% more bodyweight since the last time we seen them on Chaos.
Joe Hoffman: My GOD is DOG and STRONK HUGE. Jesus….
STRONK motions for DOG to SIT and watch Bergman. DOG does just that as STRONK begins running and dives off the entrance ramp and nails Stevens with a flying shoulderblock.
The force of the blow sends Stevens flying across the concrete.
STRONK gets up to his feet and quickly helps up America.
Benny Newell: STRONK AND THE FLAGMAN…LETS FUCKING GO!!!!!
Joe Hoffman: THEY ARE NOT ON THE SAME TEAM!!!!!!!!!
Benny Newell: THEY ARE THE FINAL ALLIANCE OF COURSE THEY ARE ON THE SAME TEAM JOSEPH…QUIT YELLING!!!!
Back near the entrance ramp, STRONK picks up Stevens in a bear hug, and America charges and clotheslines Stevens back to the concrete.
America holds his hand up for a high five from STRONK and sadly STRONK isnt able to.
Both men smile as if all is right in the world.
Benny Newell: STRONK IS BACK TO BEING TOO BIG TO HIGH FIVE THE FLAG MAN…..YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!
America motions for STRONK to take care of Stevens as he will take care of Bergman. STRONK nods and then yells for DOG to follow him.
STRONK grabs Stevens by a leg and begins dragging him towards the War Games cell as DOG walks next to him.
Up on the entrance ramp The World Champion pulls the pro wrestler Joe Bergman up to his feet and then lifts him up on his shoulder and begins walking the man down the entrance ramp towards the cell.
Benny Newell: Chair shots from Stevens be damned. The World Champion is carrying that pro wrestler Joe Bergman like the dumb sack of shit that he is. LOVE to see it.
As STRONK and America make their way towards the cell we cut back inside Ring #2 as we see Conor Fuse eat a knee drop from Kutter who quickly makes another cover.
Joe Hoffman: Fuse continues to kickout and at this point I have to feel like its just pure instincts here. He has taken so much damage that if this was a video game he would be down to 1 in his health meter.
Benny Newell: DO NOT SPEAK NERD TO ME JOE. THIS IS NOT A GAME. THIS IS REAL LIFE. THIS IS NOT SOME FAKE PRETEND WRESTLING GAME WHERE ASSHOLES STAY UP TILL 5AM IN THEIR BASEMENTS TALKING ABOUT THEIR AVATARS….THIS IS NOT THAT JOSEPH HOFFMAN!!!!
Joe puts his hands up as we cut back inside Ring #2.
Kutter, getting frustrated with not being able to put Fuse away, picks up the man and tosses him thru the middle rope and to the outside.
Kutter climbs thru the ropes and stands on the apron. He doesn’t hesitate as he jumps off and drives his elbow into the middle of Fuse’s back.
Joe Hoffman: Not often we see Solex….I mean Kutter…..use that move.
Benny Newell: It is War Games…it is a special situation!
Back ringside, Kutter places a knee in the middle of Fuse’s back and pulls the man’s head backwards by his hair and then clubs him with a nasty forearm bash.
Kutter keeps a hold of Fuse’s hair and pulls the man closer to the cell and begins rubbing the man’s face back and forth across the steel mesh of the cell.
Joe Hoffman: Kutter using the War Games cell like it’s a darn cheese grater on the face of Fuse.
Once again, Fuse’s face opens up and fresh blood pours out across his face.
The sight of blood clearly excites Kutter as he does it again…..this time for even longer as he watches the blood drip across the steel.
Benny Newell: Ok…maybe he is a sick bastard….but this is effective….right??
Joe ignores Benny as the timer on the HOV hits zero and the crowd stands to see the next entrant.
Joe Hoffman: Ok we know this is Scottywood!!!
But its not just Scottywood. His teammate Jace Parker Davidson is standing beside him.
Benny Newell: WHOA NOW…..ONE ENTRANT AT A TIME PLEASE SIR.
Joe Hoffman: You have to be kidding me right? Did you not just see STRONK toss Bergman out from the back and THEY WERE TEAMMATES!!!!??
Benny Newell: A lot of assumptions there Joe….this is clear…..THEY ARE BOTH JUST WALKING DOWN THE AISLE LIKE ITS LEGAL!!!??
We cut over to Ring #1 where El Hombre Blanco has Zion upside down in the corner in the Tree of Woe and is currently punching the man’s dick like it owes him money.
The camera shifts focus to Lee Best who is watching Scottywood and the LSD Champion make their way down to the ring at the same time.
STRONK and DOG, having just tossed Stevens into the cell, turn their attention to the oncoming twosome.
America dumps Bergman on the ground next to STRONK and turns as well. The two men walk back over to the bottom of the entrance ramp and motion for Scottywood and Jace to bring it.
The LSD Champion and the Hardcore Artist do not pause as they rush down the entrance ramp and tackle the two men……Jace shoulder tackling STRONK and Scottywood spearing America.
Neither America nor STRONK go down but the force of the blows force them backwards and up against the cell wall.
Jace, unleashes right hands on STRONK, but is stopped as DOG jumps on and latches onto the arm of the LSD Champion. Jace delivers a punch to the nose of the animal with his free hand and it does NOTHING.
He punches DOG again…..and again……and again…..an FINALLY DOG lets go of Champions arm. Jace follows up with a punt to the side of the animals head and DOG goes limp.
STRONK’s eyes go wide as he sees what Jace just did to DOG.
Jace then see’s the look in STRONK’s eyes and immediately runs…….but not away from STRONK.
Not back up the entrance ramp.
Jace climbs up the side of the cell and sadly STRONK is unable to reach Jace by the time he gets going.
STRONK turns to see Scottywood and America exchanging right hands and STRONK unleashes a heavy right hand to the side of Scottywood head.
Joe Hoffman: Jace is climbing and STRONK just let out some frustration out on the side of Scottywoods head.
Benny Newell: Hopefully that was his good side.
Back outside Ring #1 Jace continues to climb as STRONK motions for the FLAG MAN to help him climb.
STRONK gets a boost from America and with his feet and arms locked into the holes in the cell’s steel mesh……he begins to climb.
The LSD Champion reaches the top and looks down at STRONK…and begins to smile.
Joe Hoffman: Jace knows all he has to do is wait and just kick or punch STRONK off the side. Not sure if this is the smartest move by STRONK.
Benny Newell: Clearly you have not seen John Wick. JACE ALMOST KILLED DOG…….JACE MUST PAY!!!!!!!!
Back at the base of the cell America looks up and shakes his head no…..but then he sees Jace just waiting for STRONK and he knows what he must do.
The World Champion grabs Scottywood by the back of the head and walks him over to the cell door and tosses him into the action. America motions for the crewman to lock the door.
America then walks several feet down the length of the cage and then begins to climb.
He is far quicker at climbing than STRONK and Jace quickly notices that he is going to have to make a decision here.
Allow America to make it up to the top of the cell and focus on knocking STRONK down or pivoting and taking America out and gambling that STRONK will not finish the climb.
Joe Hoffman: He has to go block America….he has no choice. The World Champion is FLYING up that side of the cell.
Benny Newell: America is a freak of nature. This is why he is WORLD CHAMPION!!!
America reaches the top of the cell and as Jace sees the World Champions hands he pivots and rushes towards America.
With a smile, America slowly backs down the side of the cell, and looks up at Jace as the LSD Champion looks down at him.
Joe Hoffman: America was never going to the top of that cell. That is obvious.
That realization hits Jace like a million bricks as he turns back to where STRONK was climbing and STRONK is no longer climbing.
He is pulling himself up to his feet on top of the cell.
STRONK begins walking towards the LSD Champion, the cell bending under the weight of the big man, and Jace does the same.
The two men continue to walk towards each other as the World Champion backs his way all the way back down the ramp and puts his feet firmly back on level ground.
He looks up to see STRONK and Jace meet head on and he salutes towards STRONK as he begins walking towards the entrance of the cell as the crowd begins counting down along with the timer on the HOV.
Joe Hoffman: Well folks we know the next two competitors of members of Team Byrd……The HOTv Champion and one half of the Tag Champions Dan Ryan…and of course the Captain Clay Byrd.
Benny Newell: Like I said…bring them all out now. Fuck it.
As the crowd hits UNO we see in fact the two men…just like the previous couple groups of two teammates…..make their way out at the same time.
Byrd and Ryan however are not fighting on their way out.
They are not looking at each other either however.
Joe Hoffman: Looks like these two teammates at least are acting like teammates heading to the ring.
Benny Newell: No fucking way is Dan Ryan walking step for step with Byrd. No fucking way that’s real.
But not only is it real it continues all the way down the entrance ramp and two men make it to the entrance where the World Champion is waiting.
Joe Hoffman: Byrd along with the HOTv Champions are still in this match for Team Byrd but right now The World Champion and the HOTv Champion are standing on either side of Byrd.
Clay looks America dead in the eye knowing full well what is about to happen…
Benny Newell: YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO MEN!!!
The crewman unlocks the door and America pulls it open just as Ryan blasts Byrd in the back of the head with a right hand causing the man to stumble forward just as America slams the door towards him.
The cage door comes off its hinges as it bounces HARD off the big man’s head.
The HOTv Champion picks the door off the floor of the arena and slams it hard across the back of Byrd.
Joe Hoffman: Really? You walk all the way down the ramp with the guy only to smash his head in the door and then use said door across his back?? Really??
Benny Newell: War Games Joe. Fucking War Games.
We cut back inside Ring #1 where Stevens and Scottywood have stumbled their way into the ring and are facing off with Blanco and Starr as Zion lays in a prone position holding his testicles on the arena floor on the far side of the cell with his teammate Joe Bergman lying prone next to him as well.
Joe Hoffman: Bergman and Zion looking worse for wear but at least they are being left alone for now.
Benny Newell: Maybe Joe can kiss it and make it better for Zion.
Joe can only shake his head as the focus shifts to Blanco and Starr working together as teammates as Stevens and Scottywood try to shake off the damage they incurred before ever getting into the cell.
Joe Hoffman: Lee has to be loving this. The Final Alliance members are working well together and across all teams. Just like he drew it up I am sure.
Benny Newell: ELIMINATE EVERYONE…and then compete. That is the plan.
To back that up we see Ryan and America slide into ring number one and they stand up directly behind Scottywood and Stevens as the two men were just talking trash to Blanco and Starr.
Joe Hoffman: TURN AROUND SCOTTS!!!
Turn around they do…..and they start swinging as they turn.
Scottywood lands a good right hand on the HOTv Champion as Stevens catches the World Champion with is own right hand.
Jatt quickly steps in however and nails Scottywood from behind and the Tag Team Champions begin to work over Scottywood.
Blanco looks over at Lee as Stevens connects with another right hand and Lee motions for Blanco to get in there and with a shrug El Hombre Blanco kicks Scottywood right behind the knee and America follows that up with a big boot and now it is Blanco and the World Champion working together.
Benny Newell: THE WHITE MAN AND AMERICA WORKING TOGETHER…ALL IS RIGHT IN THE WORLD!!!!
The Tag Team Champions pull Scottywood back up to his feet and Ryan promptly picks up and drops Scottywood backfirst across his knee. Starr, having climbed up to the second turnbuckle during that move, jumps off and drives his knee across the throat of Scottywood.
On the other side of Ring #1, the World Champion picks Stevens up and places him on his shoulder, before dropping down violently as he nails the man with his PLANTING THE FLAG finishing move.
But America does not cover.
Instead he pulls Stevens up by his head and allows Blanco to rush across the ring and one pinpoint accurate knee later and Stevens is out cold.
Joe Hoffman: Saw that exact thing happen earlier with Aceldama….
Back on the other half of the ring and Jatt Starr has just dropped Scottywood with his Falling Starr.
America hooks the leg of Stevens as Starr does the same to Scottywood.
Lee quickly makes the double count…
Bryan McVay: SCOTT STEVENS AND SCOTT WOODSON HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED!!!!
Benny Newell: I do not think I have seen Lee smile in a LONG TIME from pure joy but I think that was close!!
As both Scotts are rolled out of the ring and the EPU agents toss them from the action, back in the ring, suddenly Blanco and Starr are shoved violently forward……running into compatriots.
Ryan and America fall backwards as we see that both Zion and Bergman have shoulder tackled the men from behind.
Bergman keeps ahold of the waist of Jatt and keeps pushing him forward until he hits the ropes with his chest and the momentum causes him to fall backward and Zion uses that momentum to roll Starr up as Zion holds onto the ankles of Blanco with all his might.
Lee drops down and looks directly into the eyes of Bergman as he slowly makes the count.
Joe Hoffman: That was a darn eight count!!!!!!!!
Lee cannot believe that Jatt was unable to kickout and the viewers at home get to see the replay of Bergman hooking the tights of Starr. Lee, being focused on Bergman, never seen it and made the LONG SLOW count.
Bryan McVay: JATT STARR HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!!!!!
Lee smacks the canvas in pure frustration as Bergman just eliminated the man Lee has relied on for over 20 years to bring gold to the Alliance.
Bergman quickly stands up and smiles at Lee……..which is mistake as he never sees a very pissed off Hammer of GOD coming at him.
Ryan nails Bergman with his Hammer of GOD sprinting elbow smash. The force of the blow sends Bergman flying across the ring and once again to the outside.
Lee turns his attention to America and Blanco and he turns just in time to see America drop a knee to the back of the head of Zion…who was still holding onto the ankle of Blanco to keep him from breaking up the Bergman cover on Starr.
Now it is America who motions for Blanco to pick Zion up and as he does America pulls the man to him and picks him up and places him on his shoulder.
America then motions for Blanco to climb to the top rope.
With all focus on The World Champion and Blanco no one notices that the timer on the HOV has hit zero and it is time for our next entrant and much like the teams before them…….we see the Captain Evan Ward come out on the entrance ramp with his teammate Charles de Lacy with him.
But back in Ring #1, America waits for Blanco to get to the top rope and then with a nod he signals for the man to jump and as he does America drives Zions head down to the mat with his PLANTING THE FLAG finisher……………with Blanco helping as he jumps off and helps drive Zions head into the canvas.
Joe Hoffman: A spiked PLANTING THE FLAG!!!???
Benny Newell: THE WHITE MAN JUST HELPED AMERICA PLANT ZION INTO THE FUCKING GROUND!!!!
Blanco makes the cover as America rolls out of the way and turns towards Bergman in case the man tries to break up the count.
Lee drops down for the count…..
Bergman, back to his feet, does in fact dive into the ring, but a quick knee to the back of the head and America stops him in his tracks.
Bryan McVay: DARIN ZION HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!!!!
We cut to see Ward and de Lacy reaching the cell and they see Byrd staggering up to his feet.
With a nod at each other the two men charge the big man and both jump up and nail him with a double drop kick sending the man violently into the cell and into the action.
Joe Hoffman: Even if that door was still attached I think the force of that double dropkick would have sent Byrd thru the cell and into the action.
Benny Newell: So we got Blanco, America, Ward and De Lacy all here in Ring #1 and ALL on the same team.
Joe Hoffman: Obviously they had Aceldama on their team but that doesn’t matter know. That advantage they had with the extra man was quickly exhausted from what we seen earlier. All four men are here and the only men in the ring with them are Dan Ryan…who is an ally……and Joe Bergman.
Benny Newell: Nice knowing you Bergman. You are FUCKED.
To back up that point America and Blanco continue to work over Bergman in the far corner of Ring #1 while Ward and de Lacy roll Byrd into the ring where his teammate Dan Ryan drops a massive knee to the back of his head.
Ward and De Lacy roll into the ring and now it is literally five on two in Ring #1.
The feed cuts back to the top of the cell however as the crowd has turned all their attention to that as we see STRONK body slam Jace. The steel mesh of the cell bends but does not break.
Joe Hoffman: I almost forgot they were up there with everything going on in Ring #1.
Benny Newell: COME ON STRONK!!!!!
Joe Hoffman: Friendly reminder to everyone that whoever pins Dan Ryan or Jace Parker Davidson will win their singles titles…no matter if they get eliminated after the fact. One has to wonder just how that is going to play out if its just all Alliance members at the end.
Benny Newell: We will find out soon wont we?
The feed continues to focus on STRONK as he pulls Jace up to his feet.
Suddenly we hear barking and STRONK looks down to see DOG is back on his feet and his clawing at the cell…wanting to climb up to STRONK.
That is all Jace needed however as with STRONK distracted Jace nails STRONK with a low blow and the big man falls to his knees in pain.
As DOG continues to bark we see the LSD Champion pull STRONK up to his feet and then hooks the mans arms and looks behind him. He positions himself a few feet to his left and then proceeds to fall backwards violently as he delivers his elevated double arm DDT move…
Joe Hoffman: UNSCRIPTED VIOLENCE!!!!!!!
The reason for Jace repositioning himself is clear now as he lands on one panel and STRONKS body lands on the one next to him.
STRONK’s mass times the moves velocity equals way too much momentum and STRONK’s body breaks thru the cell and he falls to the ring below.
Jace barely escapes falling and leans over the side to see STRONK lying prone inside Ring #2.
The arena goes silent.
Everyone in Ring #1 turns towards the other ring as the force of the fall causes the second ring to collapse and the sheer sound of the impact could be heard all the way up in Canada.
Joe Hoffman: Jace killed STRONK!!!!!???
DOG rushes into the cell and jumps into Ring #2 and begins to lick the face of his owner as the silence in the arena is LOUD.
Lee leaves ring number one and motions for Hortega to take over for him.
Benny Newell: About time Hortega did something tonight……..CAN SOMEONE GET A MEDIC PLEASE!!!??
Lee enters ring number two and knees beside STRONK. The man is OUT.
Kutter, who has been waging a WAR with Fuse for the last 20 plus minutes, crawls up the broken ring and kneels besides Lee as they wait on medics.
Lee stands up and looks for the medics who are rushing down the ramp and heading towards the rings.
They enter the cell and begin working on STRONK.
“He has a pulse……checking vitals now”
Relieved, Lee sits down and watches as the medics continue to work on STRONK.
Joe Hoffman: We have seen folks fall thru the top of the cell before and its never good. The sheer size of STRONK is what makes this scary folks. A LOT of momentum.
Looking over at Ring #1 Lee notices that everyone has stopped and is looking over at what just happened with STRONK.
Lee motions for them to keep going. The match has NOT stopped. Lee motions for Boettcher to head over to ring number one as well to help Hortega.
We get another overhead shot as we see Jace, now kneeling as he looks over the edge of the busted cell and down at STRONK, and then we see the seven men in Ring #1.
Benny Newell: War fucking Games Joe. Fucking War.
The focus turns to Ring #1 as all six men square off.
On one side we have El Hombre Blanco, Christopher America, Evan Ward, Dan Ryan and Charles de Lacy.
On the other side……Clay Byrd and Joe Bergman.
Between them…..Matt Boettcher and Joel Hortega.
Suddenly EVERYONE turns and now its Evan Ward all alone.
Bergman and Byrd slowly back up as Blanco, America, Ryan and de Lacy surround Ward.
Benny Newell: NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Joe Hoffman: YESSSS!!!!!
Ward holds up his hands and motions for everyone to hold on a minute.
No one holds.
Blanco charges and nails Ward with a knee……..
Ward falls backwards towards de Lacy who nails him with a falling neckbreaker……
Ward tries to crawl away but as he gets up on his knees America nails him with his Pledging Allegiance elbow……
Dan Ryan then drags the man up to his feet and lifts him up and drives him back down to the canvas with his Headliner finisher.
Ryan makes the cover on Ward as Boettcher drops to make the count…
Bryan McVay: EVAN WARD HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!!!!!
Seizing an opportunity, Byrd charges and nails De Lacy with his Texas Lariat.
Byrd covers and Hortega drops down to make the count.
America drops an elbow on the back of Byrd and saves his teammate from Elimination.
Now all attention turns towards Byrd.
Joe Hoffman: Oh boy….no bueno for Byrd here……
Blanco, America, Ryan and De Lacy all turn towards Byrd now as Bergman fully rolls out of the ring to avoid being targeted.
Benny Newell: NOW WE ARE COOKING!!!!!!!
The four men let Byrd get up to his feet. The big man watches as all four men surround him as he stands in the middle of the ring.
Byrd begins to circle in place as he waits for the first man to attack.
Then it happens…
De Lacy, who has put a ton of pressure on himself for this match, charges first but Byrd delivers a right hand to cut him off.
America charges next but Byrd is able to knock him down with a right hand as well.
Ryan chargers at his teammate but Byrd ducks his right hand and delivers a kidney show to Ryan that causes the big man to double over. A double axe handle later and Ryan is face first in the canvas.
Byrd turns towards Blanco and as he does he hits a knee……..The Knee.
Benny Newell: I NEEDED THAT……WHAT A FUCKING HERO THAT WHITE MAN IS!!!!!!
Byrd falls back to the canvas and Blanco makes the cover as Boettcher once again makes the call as Hortega defers to his senior..
Bryan McVay: CLAY BYRD HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!!!!!!!
The sound of steel chair denting against human flesh and bone echoes throughout the arena as Bergman lays into all four men as they were watching Blanco pin Byrd.
The steel chair shots catch everyones attention in ring number two and Lee motions for Kutter to head to ring number one.
Instead, Kutter sees another target, and begins walking towards it.
The EPU agents let Kutter walk right by as he watches the man in front of him staggering towards the open space where the cell door used to be.
Ward turns around to see Kutter charging at him….but he has nowhere to go……as Kutter nails him with a clothesline that sends him into the cell wall.
Kutter kicks Ward in the ass and sends the man tumbling out of the cell and to the arena floor. He then pulls Ward up by his hair and walks him over to the entrance ramp and grabs the man by the chin and looks into his eyes.
“YOU FUCKED AROUND AND YOU ARE ABOUT TO FIND OUT”
Kutter kicks Ward in the gut and then pulls him in and then picks him up and holds him in a piledriver position as the crowd yells NO at Kutter.
But Kutter isnt hearing any of it as he jumps up in the air and drives Wards neck directly into the steel of the entrance ramp.
Ward goes completely limp as Kutter gets up to his feet and stands over the broken man….asserting his dominance as the Alpha of this species.
Joe Hoffman: I am pretty sure if Ward isnt paralyzed he is going to be in a wheel chair for a long time.
Benny Newell: Dude is dead. Kutter is a killer. A serial killer hiding behind a lucha mask.
The action cuts back to ring number one as Bergman continues to dent his steel chair on the bodies of everyone that gets within range.
Kutter returns to the ring and Bergman turns towards his teammate.
Suddenly Lee Best appears ringside of ring one and is flanked by a couple EPU agents once again.
Joe turns to see the rage in Lee’s eyes to match the primal scream he just let out.
The turn was all that was needed as the momentary distraction created by Lee allows someone to spring into action….
Joe Hoffman: ROLL UP BY DE LACY!!!!!!
Bryan McVay: JOE BERGMAN HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!!!!!!!!!!
Benny Newell: YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!
Joe Hoffman: The pro wrestler eliminated with a pro wrestling move!!!!
Benny Newell: Imagine that. Adios Bergman!!!
Bergman slams the mat in frustration……realizing what just happened….more frustrated with himself for allowing it to happen.
He quickly rolls out of the ring as De Lacy smiles in the ring as Blanco and America pat him on the back.
All three teammates watch Bergman exit the cell.
Suddenly both Blanco and America are sent flying over the top rope as a double clothesline sends them to the arena floor.
Having just dispatched Blanco and America, Dan Ryan picks up De Lacey and nails him with his Headliner finisher.
He covers as Boettcher begins the count
Kutter hears the hand hit the canvas and turns from watching Bergman leave the cell back towards the ring.
Blanco and America stagger to their feet…..
Bryan McVay: CHARLES DE LACY HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!!!!!!!!
Kutter, Blanco and America all slide into the ring too late to stop the elimination.
All three men quickly look to Lee who motions for them to finish him.
Joe Hoffman: There is only one man left on Team Byrd and that is Dan Ryan. Lee just called for his elimination.
Benny Newell: It makes sense…..its right there and hes the last of his team….
Ryan gets up to his knees and looks at the three men surrounding him and he knows his time as come.
He looks over at Lee for clarification and sure enough the GOD of HOW nods his head at Ryan and then turns his back to head towards the second ring.
Just as he turns his back all three men charge Ryan and all three man nail him with a knee to the head.
Kutter to the left temple….
America to the right temple…..
Blanco right between the eyes….
Kutter drops down and makes the cover as Boettcher once again makes the count.
Bryan McVay: DAN RYAN HAS BEEN ELIMINATED AND THE NEW HIGH OCTANE TELEVISION CHAMPION IS STEEVEEEEEE……….I MEAN………SHAWWWWWWWNNNNN KUTTTTTTERRRRRRRR!!!!!
Joe Hoffman: Then there were six…….
Benny Newell: I wonder if Jatt has woken up from his old persons name to watch the final six here.
Joe Hoffman: Team Best has Fuse and Jace left. Team Ward has Blanco and America left. Team Solex has Kutter and STRONK….question mark on STRONK.
Benny Newell: I feel like Fuse and Jace have been hiding and napping considering what just went down over the last several minutes in Ring number one.
Joe Hoffman: No more hiding. NO more napping. Its finish time. The Final Six.
The cameras pivot to show the LSD Champion hanging off the opening above ring number two and drops down. He stares down at STRONK who now has his eyes open and is trying to sit up.
Jace looks around and sees Fuse standing, face caked in dried blood, and walking towards him.
Blanco, America and Kutter all head towards ring number two and the men surround STRONK who is now in fact sitting up.
Lee climbs into the ring and reaches his hand out to STRONK.
Joe Hoffman: Seen a guy named Terry help a guy named Mick similar to this a long time ago.
Benny Newell: No one gives a fuck what you watched on the Cock. NO ONE.
Jace starts towards the ring but Fuse holds him back as he motions that they are outgunned.
Back in the ring STRONK looks up and sees Papa Best holding out his hand. STRONK takes it and almost pulls Lee down. Thankfully America catches Lee and together they pull STRONK up to his feet.
Lee pats STRONK on the back and nods at America, Blanco and Kutter and exits stage left as he signals for the match to continue.
The medics exit the cell and now the final six officially pair off as its time to finish this.
Ring number two, at a slight slant due to the STRONK fall, how has all six remaining wrestlers in the ring with Boettcher standing in the middle.
All six men look around at each other and after a brief moment….they all charge.
Blanco and Jace meet head on.
STRONK and Fuse meet head on.
Kutter and America meet head on.
The arena erupts as fists are flying everywhere as it is complete chaos in the middle of the ring.
Literally not one man has the advantage nor can they gain an advantage as it is as level as it gets as all six men continue to battle.
There are no wrestling moves.
The commentary is non existent as everyone takes in the pure brutality of what they are watching.
Everyone wants to win.
No one wants to lose.
Then the tiebreaker happens.
The EPU agents that were surrounding the ring all night suddenly close the gap between themselves and the wrestlers and instead of waiting for them to fall outside the rings……the EPU agents climb into the ring number two.
Not one wrestler sees them climb into the ring as all six men are completely focused on the man in front of them.
None of them see the billy clubs come back out.
None of them see the blows land.
The ones left standing just see the bodies on the floor.
Joe Hoffman: FUCKING SHENANIGANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????
Benny is shocked at the pure vulgarity from Joe.
But that is all forgotten as two people drop down to make covers as Boettcher and Hortega make the counts
Bryan McVay: JACE PARKER DAVIDSON AND SHAWN KUTTER HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED……..CONGRATS TO THE NEW LSD CHAMPION……..EL HOMBRE BLANCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Benny Newell: What an ICON that WHITE MAN is…..and AMERICA conquers the Luchador Kutter. ALL IS RIGHT IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.
Joe Hoffman: The Best Laid Plans….right in front of our darn faces….
The EPU Agents now all turn towards Fuse.
Until they don’t.
A rogue EPU agent begins to attacking the other seven from behind and the final four dive outta the ring as its turned into EPU on EPU violence.
As the dust settles there is only one EPU agent left standing. He tosses his billy club on the ground and exits the ring.
He walks right by America and Blanco and exits the cell and walks up the ramp.
Everyone left in the cell is shocked as they look back at the carnage in ring two.
Lee takes off after the rogue agent…leaving Boettcher and Hortega to call the final pinfalls.
Joe Hoffman: Now we are down to the final four….STRONK…..FUSE….AMERICA….EL HOMBRE BLANCO.
Benny Newell: Clear as all day that there is one team with two men left in this match so its pretty simple to assume that…..
Benny is stopped dead in his tracks as all four men climb into ring number one and the crowd pops as all the smoke and mirrors is over with. Now its just down to who is the Best.
The four men all nod at each other and then suddenly Blanco, STRONK and America turn towards Fuse.
Joe Hoffman: Well the dream of a nice even two on two finish is out the door. It is basically three on one here!!
Benny Newell: Duh. Eliminate the NERDS and then fight it out. Been the plan from day one.
All three men walk towards Fuse who motions for them to bring it on. He is beyond caring at this point.
Suddenly one man stops and rolls up one of the ones walking beside him.
Fuse sees this and rushes forward and drops the other two with a double clothesline.
Boettcher drops down and counts…
Bryan McVay: EL HOMBRE BLANCO HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joe Hoffman: STRONK JUST ROLLED UP AND PINNED EL HOMBRE BLANCO!!!!!! HE USED ALL HIS WEIGHT ADVANTAGE AND MADE IT SO!!!!!!
Blanco pops up and looks on shocked and STRONK is just smiling as he taps his forehead.
Benny Newell: STRONK IS THE SMARTEST MAN ALIVE AND JUST PINNED THE NEW LSD CHAMPION WHO IS ALSO AN ICON!!!!!!!!!!!
Blanco, not amused, charges at STRONK and drives his knee right into his skull….
Well it connected with a skull.
Just not STRONK’s.
Joe Hoffman: STRONK JUST DUCKED AND BLANCO JUST NAILED AMERICA WHO WAS JUST SITTING UP FROM GETTING CLOTHESLINED BY FUSE!!!!!
Fuse covers America as Boettcher makes the count.
Blanco goes to break up the cover but STRONK shoves Blanco to the side….
Bryan McVay: CHRISTOPHER AMERICA HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Benny Newell: NEW CHAMPION….WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION GUARANTEED!!!!!!
Fuse lets out a primal scream after pinning the World Champion but as he gets up to one knee in the process of getting to his feet two very LARGE arms wrap themselves around his neck.
Joe Hoffman: THE LOOP HOLD!!!!!! THE LOOP HOLD!!!!! STRONK HAS IT LOCKED IN!!!!! FUSE LEFT HIMSELF VULNERABLE!!!!!!!
Fuse, struggles to get to his feet but STRONK leans on him with all this weight.
Fuse goes down to both knees and is struggling to breath.
The whole crowd…and all those watching are waiting for Fuse to pass out.
Joe Hoffman: THERE IS NO WAY FUSE GETS OUT OF THIS…..NO FREAKING WAY!!!
Boettcher checks Fuse’s arm and it drops………..
But stops halfway.
Fuse begins willing himself up to his feet.
The crowd is clearly behind Fuse now as the 210 pound man tries to lift the 307 plus pound STRONK.
Fuse gets up to one knee.
MOAR CROWD NOISE.
Fuse pulls his other leg up and is now standing with STRONK draped on his back…..the sleeper choke still cinched in.
The crowd is going absolutely crazy as Fuse makes it all the way up and begins backpedaling towards the corner.
With a head of steam he does what he wants as he drives STRONK into the corner.
But STRONK does NOT release the hold.
Fuse takes a few more steps forward and then literally runs backwards into the corner.
Still….STRONK does not release the hold.
Fuse again takes a few steps forward but this time he collapses down to one knee.
There is no need for commentary.
Everyone is invested to see if Fuse can make the ultimate comeback.
He drops to his other knee.
STRONK then falls to the side and brings Fuse down to the canvas with him.
STRONK then wraps his legs around the body of Fuse and begins to squeeze not only with his arms but his massive legs as well.
The crowd is completely silent as Fuse loses his ability to breathe and passes out.
Boettcher raises his arm and it falls to the mat…..not once….not twice……but three times.
He signals for the bell.
DING DING DING
Bryan McVay: WINNER OF WAR GAMES………TEAM STEVE SOLEX……AND THE SOLE SURVIVOR AND NEEEEEWWWW WORLD CHAAAAAAMMMMPPPPIIIIIOOOOONNNN STTRRRROOOOOONKKKKKKK!!!!!
STRONK finally lets go of the hold and collapses in the middle of the ring as confetti rains down from the rafters.
We get a final shot of Boettcher handing the World Championship to STRONK as we fade to black.
As the confetti continues to rain down out in the arena…..backstage we see why Papa Best did not head out to celebrate with STRONK.
He is laid out.
Standing above him is the rogue EPU agent.
He has no mask.
We know this person.
He is a Hall of Famer.
He is Rhys Townsend.