♫Isolation! If you could only see, what will come to be YEAH!!!♫ «< click to play). As the intro comes to an end, the show begins with the usual Gold dominated pyrotechnic display. The fans in Baton Rouge go wild as Good Ol’ JR Jim Ross and Sir William Regal introduce us to the latest edition of Wednesday Night Turmoil. “Welcome everyone to Turmoil. I’m Jim Ross, joined by Sir William Regal, and William, if anyone had any doubts as to the potential dominance of The Absolute Lashley, well they were surely laid to rest last week when he hit the Hardcore Champion, The Big Show, with an earth shattering Sitdown Spinebuster to win our main event.” Regal: “What made it incredible was how easy he made it look. It was like a normal person hitting a spinebuster on a bag of sugar.” JR reveals that despite lesser men being intimidated by the KWF World Champion, the man Lashley beat at King Of The Ring, AJ Styles, is here tonight, and he has pledged to call out The Absolute One. “Why are the brave ones always so dumb?” says Regal. JR also takes pleasure in informing us that tonight’s show will feature the X-Division Champion Austin Aries in action, Rob Van Dam is set to go one-on-one with The Blueprint Matt Morgan, The British Invasion pair of Styler and Drew McIntyre will re-unite as a tag team as they face the Motorcity Machine Guns, and our main event will see the Intercontinental Champion Randy Orton take on Alberto Del Rio in a non-Title match. “That’s a huge night we have planned, all that and the appearance of AJ Styles to call out Lashley, what a night!” Regal: “And if all that wasn’t enough for these greedy people, here comes Maryse.” The French Miss heads to the ring as we get set for our first match of the evening here in Louisiana.
Maryse vs. Gail Kim
We’re kicking things off with the Chicks, as Maryse is up against Gail Kim. Regal: “Two young lasses who haven’t had a lot of opportunities in recent months, but Edge seems to be willing to showcase all of the talent we have here in the KWF, and we still need a new number one contender for the Women’s Title. Either one of these ladies could stake their claim with a win tonight.” JR concurs, reiterating his belief that Gail Kim in particular is one of the better in ring performers in the Chick Division, and he’s excited about what this match will produce here tonight. He has every reason to be as Gail has started at an electric pace, throwing Maryse all over the ring, including hitting a cross body in the corner, before leaping off the apron, onto the top rope and hitting a missile dropkick on the French Canadian. She covers and hooks the leg, but gets only Two. She goes to throw Maryse against the ropes, but gets reversed and Maryse hits a kick to the face, before a swinging neckbreaker gives her a near fall. The match continues this way, with both Chicks getting some time on top. Maryse is in control again as she snapmares Gail down, before coming off the ropes and hitting a dropkick to the face. She signals for the French Kiss DDT, and picks Gail up, before hooking her arms. However, Kim turns it into a roll up, getting a very near fall. Maryse panics and races at Gail, who grabs her opponent by the arm and tries to nail Eat Defeat (formerly known as Happy Ending). However, Maryse grabs the rope and keeps herself up, as Gail slams the back of her head off the canvas. Maryse then takes advantage and picks Gail up, before executing the French Kiss and covering for Three.
JR: “Big victory for Maryse, but she used the ropes to get the win. Gail dominated a lot of that match, but it was Maryse who took advantage of her opportunity. Many would say that’s an upset.” Regal: “It’s never an upset when Maryse is victorious JR. It’s always a pleasant experience watching her in action.” Maryse looks very pleased with her night’s work as she leaves Gail in the ring.
We come to a video recap of what happened on last week’s Wednesday Night Turmoil. The night started with a great opening bout between Rob Van Dam and Kofi Kingston. Van Dam defeated Kingston to redeem his loss against the Ghanaian in last month’s King Of The Ring qualifiers. We saw King Dolph’s coronation and the new King of the KWF reigned supreme against the Black Cat Panther. We were treated to six-chick tag action between The Chickbusters and Mickie James against The Beautiful People and Madison Rayne. Brodus Clay debuted against a Title-shot demanding John Cena, Daniel Bryan and Edge confirmed that Bryan’s rematch for the X-Title would be at The Great American Bash and in the main event we saw new Hardcore Champion Big Show face off against the new KWF World Heavyweight Champion; The Dark Side’s Absolute Lashley. Take in what happened on a frantic post KOTR night, click HERE to Read May 23’s Turmoil now!
Back at ringside JR and Regal discuss John Cena’s visit to the GM’s Skybox last week. JR: “The Doctor was determined to talk himself into a Title opportunity.” Regal: “Well I wouldn’t argue with him JR. A man like John Cena knows that he should be in the main event schedule of any event card. But Edge has told him that he has to work for it – and that means winning matches, and he did just that against Brodus Clay last week.” JR: “Indeed Cena’s win was impressive and many of the fans didn’t like how Brodus’ debut was in the shadows of such an emphatic victory for Cena.” Regal: “People have to realize that it was only Clay’s debut Jim. Just because you’re a new character, it doesn’t mean that you come in and go on some win-streak. Unless you’re Bill Goldberg, it doesn’t work.” The comms next talk about the coronation of the new KWF King and JR wonders why King Dolph chose to face Panther in his first match under Kingship. Regal says that his reasons don’t matter: “Who are we to question the King?”
Walking the halls backstage we see X-Division Champion Austin Aries. Jeremy Borash tries to get an interview and he steps in front of Aries as he walks. A-Double looks at him with a stern expression. Borash: “Err, Austin Aries, I just wanted to get a word, concerning Daniel Bryan’s rematch against you coming at the Bash?” Aries is intense as he responds: “A word? You wanted a word about Daniel Bryan’s rematch?! What about me JB? What about the fact that I’m the Champion – does that not count for anything anymore?” Borash backs up and Aries continues walking toward the curtain. JB asks who he thinks will be his opponent tonight, but Aries points to his face and says: “You see this moron? This is the face of the Champ, this is my game face. It matters not who I will face because the result will always be the same! Now get outta my way.” Aries shoves Borash out of the way as his ♫music hits♫ «< click to play). The Champ makes his entrance to a booing audience and JR suggests that Aries seems a little on-edge about his rematch with Daniel Bryan. Regal responds by saying “Oh it’s quite the opposite JR. Austin Aries always knew Daniel Bryan would have a rematch down the line, but that’s not what bothers him. The man is clearly annoyed by the fact that the spotlight has not been on him and rather than ask the Champ what it’s like to be Champ, that idiot JB goes and treats Aries like a challenger. I hope Aries shows his opponent who’s boss tonight. This isn’t WWE where the Belts are mis-treated and used sparingly, being a Champion means something in Professional Wrestling and it damn sure means much more to Aries than a backstage walk-the-halls interview.” Aries waits in the ring as we all await his opponent’s entrance. The arena goes dark and colors light up the place as ♫music hits♫ «< click to play) and out comes the returning Sin Cara! The crowd cheer and chant for him as he runs down the ramp and springboards from ringside all the way over the top rope. Cara gets a great reception from the crowd, but as Aries said, he means business here tonight and A-Double rushes Cara right away and the referee instantly starts this match.
Austin Aries vs. Sin Cara
Aries bundles Cara into the corner and fires heavy right hands into him before proceeding to stomp a mudhole in his opponent’s gut. JR: “Oh come on, for God’s sakes, the man’s just got back from injury.” Regal: “Hahaa, look at Aries go. It’s fuel to him JR, the fact that he’s overlooked, the fact that it’s Daniel Bryan with all the attention. No, not anymore. Forget all that rubbish about the ‘respect-factor’ between all the competitors within the X-Division. It’s about who’s the best and our X-Champion is making a statement tonight.” The referee eventually forces Aries back and he then checks if Cara is able to continue. Cara nods ‘yes’ and Aries immediately goes at him again, but this time Sin Cara majestically uses the ring-ropes to elevate himself and he turns to become horizontal in mid-air and he flips over the back of an oncoming Aries to quickly clutch the Champ backward and into a pinning predicament. Cara gets One, but Aries is up and out of it right away. Aries runs at Cara, but eats a spinning wheel kick for his troubles. Cara goes to the top turnbuckle and waits for Aries to get up before diving at him with a cross body and that gets One on the count as well. Aries then gets up to scoot himself out of the ring and the crowd cheer as Sin Cara raises his arms to take in the adulation from the fans. JR: “Sin Cara’s definitely a fan favorite and Austin Aries is getting a taste of what the audience-factor may be like at the Bash.” Regal: “Yes, yes, but it doesn’t matter. Aries beat Bryan before, he’ll do it again, and he’ll defeat this Sin Cara character.” We watch as Aries slows down the pace of the match by often taking breaks at ringside after finding that Cara has answers for every offense that Aries delivers. However, as the contest goes on, Aries becomes methodical with his attacks and Sin Cara’s minor ring-rust leads to a few mistakes. One of them being that he’s too slow up the turnbuckles for a late attack, but Aries is quick to him and he grasps Cara in brainbuster position before taking three steps toward the centre of the ring and *BAM* the Champ connects with the move and this one’s over.
Winner: Austin Aries.
William Regal stands up and applauds as Austin Aries delivers on his word and proves just how clinical he can be, even if the momentum from the crowd is against him. “He’s all about the Gold JR. A brilliant Champion, a prototype of what a Champion should be in fact. That was very impressive Mr. Aries, well done, well done indeed.” Aries demands the referee raise his hand as JR concludes that Sin Cara had a good showing, but didn’t quite have enough to keep up with the on-form Austin Aries. “Aries is certainly on a hot-streak and this time Daniel Bryan knows what he’s getting. It’s going to be a great match at the Bash and William, I’m looking forward to it already.”
Edge is leaning back on his chair in his Skybox. He stands up after watching Aries’ win, and checks his watch. “Man, over half an hour into the show and no-one has knocked on my door…” and with that, there is a knock at the door. An exasperated Edge answers, and it’s Bubba Ray and Devon, The Dudleys. The KWF Tag Team Champions stroll into the Skybox and, as in previous weeks, seem to be surprisingly warm and friendly to the General Manager. Edge asks them what they want, and Bubba, as usual, does the talking. “What? Two old buddies can’t hang out with their other old buddy to reminisce about the good old days?” Edge reluctantly hears them out. Bubba goes on to talk about their various matches from yesteryear. Edge almost begins to join in the ‘far-away’ look, but soon comes to his senses and once again asks them what they want. Bubba changes tone a little, by emphasizing how The Dudleys were the most dominant team a decade ago, and they’re the most dominant team now. “We have beaten everyone put in front of us, and so we just want you to bear that in mind when you select our next challengers. It doesn’t matter which team you pick, The Dudleys will triumph as we always do.” They go to exit, and Edge stops Devon, before saying “Let me guess. Testify, right?” Devon says: “No need to Testify to you Edge, you know first-hand that we are the greatest tag team ever.” The Dudleys walk and Bubba finishes “See ya around, pal.” Edge does his ‘thinking’ face as JR and Regal wonder who will indeed be the next pair to challenge the dominant Dudleys for the Tag Titles.
We come back into the arena, where the fans soon go wild as we hear ♫*Drums* Rob Van Dam *Drums* The Whole F’n Show!♫ «< click to play). The music of Rob Van Dam hits and he heads down to the ring for his match against Matt Morgan. JR talks as we go split screen and see RVD beating Kofi Kingston last week. “Van Dam was looking back to his best, and he’ll be hoping to follow that up tonight, but he has one mammoth opponent ahead of him.” Regal: “Morgan was the most dominant Intercontinental Champion of a generation. I wish Van Dam the best of luck, because he’s going to need it.”
Rob Van Dam vs. Matt Morgan
Morgan heads to the ring looking as fierce as ever, and the match gets underway. Morgan is able to take charge early on, using his power game and forcing RVD into the corner, before hitting his piston-like elbows to the head of the Michigan man. He brings him out by lifting him under an arm and dropping him with a sidewalk slam. A casual pin gets just Two. Regal comments on the confident aura of Morgan. “This man should really still be Intercontinental Champion, and I’m sure he will be again soon.” JR says it’s more like cockiness “and it’s been his downfall before. It could be again tonight unless he realizes he’s facing one of the best of all time in RVD.” There may be truth in JR’s words as RVD uses kicks to get his way out of trouble. He hits a roundhouse kick to the chest, which sends Morgan into the corner. RVD hits a monkey flip and gets Morgan on his back. A spinning leg drop is followed by a pin that gets Two. The fans chant for RVD as he does his thumb taunt, but gets interrupted by Morgan who knocks him against the ropes. He goes for a Carbon Footprint, but RVD ducks and back body drops Morgan over the top rope and out to the outside. Van Dam then hurls himself over in a spectacular plancha, landing on Morgan and taking him down again. The momentum is well and truly with Van Dam as he works Morgan over on the outside. He thumb-taunts before he sets Morgan up against the barrier, before stepping up onto the apron and diving at him. But Morgan catches his opponent, before slamming him into the ring-post. Van Dam cries out in pain, as Morgan smiles to the booing fans. Morgan stomps at Van Dam, before setting his head up against the steel steps. JR: “My God, what is Morgan planning here?” The Blueprint runs up to boot RVD’s head against the steps, but Van Dam moves at the last second and Morgan kicks the steel hard. He hops around, before RVD punches him in the gut and rolls him into the ring. He leaps back in himself and quickly performs a crowd pleasing Rolling Thunder. He does the RVD taunt again, before heading to the top rope. However, Morgan has managed to get to his feet and has grabbed Van Dam by the throat. He looks set to chokeslam him from the top rope, but vintage RVD athletically kicks him in the side of the head. Morgan is seeing stars as he falls back to the canvas, allowing Van Dam to fly and connect with the Five Star Frog Splash! He hooks the leg and gets One, Two and Three.
Winner: Rob Van Dam.
Van Dam picks up a big win here, and a second win in as many weeks. JR: “Anyone who had any doubts about RVD have been well and truly silenced. You’ve not said anything for a while William, I guess that’s proof.” Regal: “I never doubted Robert Van Dam. I merely suggested that he’s not in the same league as Matt Morgan, and I stand by that. He had to use the steel steps to win.” JR: “Good grief.”
Backstage we’re with JB as he is standing by with KWF Hardcore Champion, the Big Show. Borash and Show are by a flat screen and JB has a remote control in hand. He says: “Show, thank you for joining me. I wanted to take this opportunity to ask what you made of Samoa Joe’s interference in your main event match last week against KWF Champion, The Absolute Lashley.” Borash then presses ‘Play’ and he reminds Big Show of how Samoa Joe’s presence cost him the match against Lashley. When the clip stops, Big Show is surprisingly calm. He says that after defeating Samoa Joe in the manner he did at King Of The Ring, he pretty much saw Joe’s interference coming. Show: “As soon as Edge announced the main event last week, straight away I thought Samoa Joe would be sniffing around ringside to try and get a cheap shot at me. But you see JB, I’ve been around this business a long long time. I’ve been a part of every major organization from the New World Order to the Main Event Mafia. I’ve been a Champion everywhere that I’ve competed and Samoa Joe thinks he can surprise me with an interference last week? (Show smiles, almost sarcastically) People should know by now that I’m not a friendly giant. People should know that I’m not stupid Joe! (To the camera) I’ve been there, seen that and done it all! And it’s no exaggeration to think that an interference from you Joe would piss me off just a little. But I know what is supposed to happen in terms of what you want from me and how you want me to react. But like I said, I’ve been a part of this scenario many times and this time, on this occasion, when I hold this Belt; I’m the one taking control. I’m not mad at you Joe. You did what you had to do. When it comes to your rematch for this Hardcore Title, believe me, I’ll do what I have to do and I’ll take great pleasure in knocking your ass out again. Come on Joe, invoke your rematch clause. I dare ya.” Show smiles again as he pats Borash hard on the shoulder and says “Thanks.” He walks off as the comms discuss how this is a focuses, intense and scary Big Show.
Styler & Drew McIntyre vs. Motorcity Machine Guns
The bell rings and we are underway for what goes on to be an excellent tag team spectacle here on Wednesday Night Turmoil. JR and Regal talk throughout the match about both teams and where they stand in the KWF at the moment. JR: “Styler and McIntyre are reunited as a team tonight ladies and gentlemen. They were a formidable outfit on KWF’s Impact SmackDown, but that was quite some time ago. Perhaps you could offer us some insight on what’s going on here William?” Regal: “Gladly Jim. A while back, the leader of the British Invasion Wade Barrett got injured on a WWE House Show. Since then he’s passed messages to his British Invasion comrades, but he hasn’t been present to see that things go according to plan for his faction. Over the past few months we have seen Mason Ryan and Rob Terry unsuccessful in landing themselves a Tag Title opportunity. Styler has barely been mentioned in the X-Division. We’ve seen Layla lose a Bra and Knickers match against Madison Rayne and at King Of The Ring, Drew McIntyre wasn’t as successful as any of the British Invasion would have hoped. Now, via the power of Tweets, Facebook, texts and e-mails, Wade Barrett has organized for Drew and Styler to reunite as a team to hopefully get the British Invasion a win under their Belts. Edge has put the Guns up as Styler and McIntyre’s opponents and this is turning out to be a fascinating contest.” Styler and McIntyre tag as they once did and pick up where they left off in terms of how well they work together. Regal cheers them on throughout, but the MotorCity Machine Guns are automatic in their reversals and their offense. The match goes back and forth throughout. Styler nailing a tornado DDT and that gets Two on the count. Drew McIntyre tags in and sets for his Future Shock DDT, but the illegal Alex Shelley comes in to prevent the move and the Guns and JR suggests that if this goes according to plan for the British Invasion, then perhaps Styler and McIntyre should consider reuniting as a team for the long haul. Regal replies: “That is out of the question. The Welsh Dragons are Wade’s British Invasion tag team outfit. Barrett wants total dominance and I’ve spoken with him. Once he returns he’ll set his faction straight. Mason and Rob will win the Tag Team Championships, Styler the X-Title, Layla the Women’s. Drew will become Intercontinental Champion and Wade will hold the KWF World Title. The British will reign supreme Jim, it will happen, it’s just a matter of time.” As this match unfolds the Guns’ offense is so much on point that they overcome the British Invasion, finishing off Styler with the Skulls and Bones double-team for the One, Two, Three.
Winners: Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin, the Motorcity Machine Guns.
The crowd cheer and chant as the Guns overcome the old guard of the British Invasion. Drew McIntyre looks like he’s ready to pull his hair out. Regal: “Damn it, another loss.” JR: “Another loss for your old faction William, but the Guns must be commended here. They haven’t lost since Chris Sabin’s return from injury. It’s been a magnificent run and with action like that, long may it continue.”
Madison Rayne is just leaving Edge’s Skybox. “I’ll be back in a minute boss. (To herself) Now where am I going to find chips and maple syrup?” She walks further down the hall, before bumping into Angelina Love and Velvet Sky, who back her into a corner. She looks intimidated as The Beautiful People advance on her. “Err, what do you guys want?” The BP don’t look happy, until a moment later when they both smile and start patting Madison on the back. Rayne seems a little freaked out. Angelina: “This is the potential we saw in you when you were in The Beautiful People all those years ago. I knew you had this in you.” Madison still looks bemused. “What are you… I mean… aren’t you guys pissed at me for costing you your Title matches recently, and then for walking out on you last week?” The BP look at one another and laugh. Velvet: “No, of course not. Because we know exactly what you’re up to, and we want in.” Madison continues with the confused expression. “What? What am I up to?” Angelina: “Come on, this whole ‘I love Edge’ thing you’re pulling. As soon as he becomes GM, you throw yourself at him, and like a predictable man, he falls for it hook, line and sinker.” Velvet: “And as soon as you’ve got him completely wrapped around your little finger, you’re gonna get yourself a Women’s Title shot.” Madison: “That is so far from the truth that… that… excuse me I have to get Edge some…” The BP stop her from leaving. Angelina: “Listen Madison, we can use this. The Beautiful People can dominate once more, with the GM in our back pocket, and you know what? Perhaps there might be room for a third member again after all.” The Beautiful People set to leave and Velvet says: “Think about it.” Madison is left to contemplate the words of Love and Sky as we head to commercials.
We’re back Live on Turmoil and Ricardo Rodriguez is standing in the middle of the ring, and he introduces the Mexican Aristocrat, “Albertooooooooo Del Rrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioooooooooo!!!!!!” Del Rio enters in a Porsche Panamera GTS worth over $140,000. He is booed roundly as he enters the ring. But those boos soon turn to cheers as ♫I hear voices in my head, they council me, they understand, they talk to me!♫ «< click to play). the music of The Viper, Randy Orton, hits and the Intercontinental Champions heads to the squared circle. JR: “Del Rio versus Orton, it’s time for our main event!”
Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton
The bell rings and the duo circle one another, before locking up. Orton applies a headlock and takes down Del Rio, who uses a headscissors to break free. They trade moves like this back and forth in the opening exchanges, as JR and Regal commentate. “A fast and frenetic start to this match. It may be non-Title, but these two men both have vital reasons to win this match. Del Rio, the man who proclaimed himself as King Of The Ring, only to be eliminated at the semi-final stage, now needs to prove himself all over again, and what better opportunity than to score a win over The Viper. Orton, the Intercontinental Champion, wants desperately to prove that both he and the Belt he carries are ‘main event’. The respect and prestige of the IC Belt has been there for all to see since Matt Morgan raised the Title over his head instead of the United States Title way back when the Belts were unified. A win here over Del Rio would send the right message out that Orton is very much the KWF’s Apex Predator.” Regal: “You forgot one thing JR. Win here and Del Rio will surely be next in line for a shot at the coveted Intercontinental Title.” Del Rio is in charge as he tries to work over the arm of Orton. JR: “This is so often Del Rio’s gameplan, and the targeting is doubled here it seems as Orton needs that right arm to hit the RKO.” Del Rio is stomping away at the arm, then wrapping it around the ropes and pulling until the referee counts five. He smiles to the booing fans, but soon goes right back to the arm. He lifts Orton up and wrenches the arm, before grabbing Orton’s hand, turning around and pulling it down hard against his shoulder. Orton is in a great deal of pain, as Del Rio sizes him up for another move, but as he runs across, Orton grabs his head and throws him over the top rope. Del Rio manages to land on the apron, but Orton hits him with an RKO, sending his head springing off the top rope and he propels to the outside, smacking his head off the announce table. Orton holds his arm and winces as an excited JR sends us to commercial.
When we return, Orton is hitting Del Rio with kicks in the corner. JR shows us split screen, explaining that Del Rio, thanks to the help of Ricardo Rodriguez, managed to get back in the ring before the referee’s ten count. Orton is really laying the boot in, but Regal makes note of how he’s doing everything to not use that injured right arm. Regal: “Can Orton hit the RKO with his left arm? Even if he can there’s no way it’d be as effective as with his right. Del Rio is a genius.” JR: “You may be right William. If the RKO has been compromised, then it’s a huge boost for Del Rio.” Orton is not letting this go without a fight though, as he stomps at Del Rio, before letting him get up and hitting him with a left armed clothesline, then another, and then a powerslam. However, when he goes down to the canvas to pound his fists, he winces in pain again and stops. He holds his right arm and retreats to the corner. JR: “Orton definitely has a problem, he’s gonna have to find another way of beating his opponent here tonight.” The recovery time taken by Orton allows Del Rio back up, and as Orton runs at him, he hits a drop-toe hold, before going to the arm again. He pulls back on it, ordering Orton to tap. He doesn’t and reaches out for the ropes. He can’t reach as Del Rio applies more pressure. Orton tries punching Del Rio, but he can’t break the hold. In the end, he desperately rakes the eyes. This breaks the hold, and Regal lambasts him for an ‘underhanded tactic’. Act of a desperate man JR, not very Champion-like.” JR: “Oh please, I saw you do far worse in your career.” Regal: “Like apples and oranges JR, now call the match.” Orton is up, but down once again as Del Rio applies the Cross Armbreaker. Orton is really in pain now as he panics. Del Rio has in on tight, and Orton is scraping for the ropes. To his and the fans relief, he gets to them, but Del Rio doesn’t let go. The referee counts, and he finally breaks on four. Del Rio argues with the official, as Orton holds his arm in great pain. Del Rio picks Orton up and he’s pretty much a sitting duck now. Del Rio places Orton’s arm on the top rope, before coming off the ropes and hitting a high kick to the elbow. Orton turns away in more pain, but Alberto brings him back and sets him up again. He comes off the ropes again and *BAM!* JR screams: “R-K-O!!!” as the crowd go nuts and Orton hooks the leg and gets One, gets Two and gets the Three!
Winner: Randy Orton.
After a great contest, a trademark RKO from out of nowhere gives Orton the win. JR: “How did he hit that RKO with what must be close to a broken arm?!” Regal:” Intestinal fortitude, I’ll give him that. But look at him. Perhaps it wasn’t the cleverest thing to do in the long run.” Orton is back on the mat in pain, but shows determination to get to his feet and have his arm raised (his left arm) by the official. The fans have gone bananas for Orton, as he is handed his Title Belt. Right arm by his side, he climbs the ropes and raises the Belt aloft to the cheering audience. JR: “Your Intercontinental Champion everyone, Randy Orton!”
We see a video package showing some Austin Aries in-ring highlights as KWF X-Division Champion. We see Bubba Ray and Devon raising their KWF Tag Team Championships after defending their Belts so many times in the Keystone Wrestling Federation. The song playing over the clip is AC/DC’s ♫Thunderstruck!♫ «< click to play) and we next see KWF’s Women’s Champion AJ Lee patriotically wave the American flag. There’s numerous clips of finishing maneuvers from a range of KWF superstars and as the video plays out it’s revealed that this is indeed a commercial for KWF’s next pay-per-view extravaganza, on June 17th 2012 the KWF presents THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH!
♫Get Ready To Fly!♫ «< click to play) the crowd are on their feet as we finally get the entrance of a long-awaited appearance from the former KWF World Heavyweight Champion. JR: “We’ve been expecting AJ Styles from the beginning of the night and it seems Edge has given him this final segment stage to tell us what’s going through his mind.” Regal: “Yes, that whole thing goes back to the fact that Edge and AJ are friends and so our GM goes and puts Styles in the top billing of the show. What a surprise.” AJ gets into the ring and he grabs a mic right away. He says he’s here for one reason and one reason only: “Absolute Lashley, I’m callin’ you out!” AJ waits and paces back and forth as the comms recap how Styles lost the KWF Title to Lashley at King Of The Ring. AJ again demands Lashley come out and soon we hear ♫*BONG!* The Absolute Lashley’s music♫ «< click to play) hits and we watch as the demonic apprentice of The UnderTaker makes his way slowly down to the ring. Paul Bearer is in tow and upon getting into the ring, Bearer kneels to raise the urn toward Lashley while the Absolute One lifts the World Championship, almost in AJ Styles’ face. The comms declare that AJ Styles has some guts calling Lashley out, but JR states that he believes there’s a part of AJ that still thinks there’s some of the old Bobby Lashley within that Absolute mould. The atmosphere becomes increasingly intense as AJ almost goes nose to nose with Lashley. Styles doesn’t show any fear as he asks Lashley what King Of The Ring was all about. “You ambush Sting. You play all these mind games and even bring back Paul Bearer, but then you get to your Title match and you wrestle?! I mean, you? You wrestle? All the damn hoopla about you and The Dark Side and how unforgiving you are, I believed it. I believed it and I was ready for it man. I was ready for a hit and run match at the pay-per-view. You were supposed to go after me. You were supposed to try and take my head off. I was supposed to dodge bullets all night to wear you out and that’s when you were going to make a mistake and that’s when I woulda capitalized to retain my Belt. Now all this Dark Side stuff, I don’t buy it. You have evolved as Taker’s apprentice, become all that you can be, but it’s all bogus Bobby and you know it! You knew exactly what you were doing. You wrestled the match normally and did so because I never saw it coming. I was the one who tired myself out with all my high flying moves while you just stood there and picked your spots. That’s not very freakin’ Dark Side and I want an explanation!” AJ gets in Lashley’s face as Paul Bearer holds up the urn. The comms state that AJ has a point in what he’s saying. JR: “Styles didn’t expect a normal match at all, we touched on that at King Of The Ring.” Regal: “But you have to expect the unexpected and be prepared for anything. AJ’s saying that what Lashley did wasn’t very ‘Dark Side’, but on the contrary, it’s a dark mind game to think that Lashley pretty much played AJ at his own game – and won. It’s very Dark Side if you ask me and look, AJ’s freaked out by it. Isn’t that what The Dark Side do, freak people out?” AJ continues at Lashley, continuingly asking why he wrestled for the Title in the way that he did and as Bearer holds up the urn again, AJ grabs it off him with both hands and he slams it on the canvas. The crowd gasp as the urn’s lid falls off and we see a red smokey mist come out from it. Paul Bearer then grabs the arm of Lashley and to everyone’s surprise, Bearer leads Lashley out of the ring. The comms wonder what’s going on and even though The Absolute Lashley is his menacing Beastly self, Paul Bearer seems to be in somewhat of a panic. AJ watches them leave and he holds up his hands asking what’s going on. Bearer literally has Lashley arm in arm, almost dragging him up the ramp. AJ stands in the ring asking where they’re going: “What the hell, where are you going? I’m still talking here.” Everything is left up in the air as the comms state that something is definitely wrong here. Lashley and Paul Bearer exit under the rising tron and Styles looks toward the fans and the comms asking what just happened. Regal: “No one knows, but it was Paul Bearer who led Lashley away. Whatever happened, I don’t think Lashley knew much about it to be honest Jim. He had to be dragged out of here.” JR concludes: “Well, whatever happened, I hope we find out more on this next week. Thank you for reading folks. Catch us next Wednesday night right here on Wednesday Night Turmoil.” AJ is left confused as Turmoil fades out.