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♫Isolation! If you could only see, what will come to be YEAH!!!♫ «< click to play).
The fans raise the roof as we pan and zoom into the Savannah Civic Center. Jim Ross welcomes us to Savannah, Georgia and brings in his co-commentator, Sir William Regal. “Thank you JR, but do you mind asking these people to turn it down, I’ve still got a banging headache after the weekend’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.” JR says he’s heard that Her Majesty is a huge fan of the KWF, and hopes that she had a very happy Jubilee. “From one spectacular celebration to another, tonight’s edition of Turmoil comes from the hometown of American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips, and tonight’s program is likely to blow one’s socks off if I may be so bold as to suggest.” “Cut it out JR. The Queen’s English was not meant to be uttered by one as uncouth as yourself.” JR reminds us that last week’s show ended with AJ Styles calling out The Absolute Lashley, and when it appeared that The Phenomenal One had angered the Beast by smacking the Urn out of Paul Bearer’s hands, Bearer led Lashley away to the surprise of all in attendance, including AJ. He adds that we have a Chick Battle Royal to look forward to tonight to determine a number one contender for AJ Lee’s Women’s Title, and we will be treated to X-Division action as Daniel Bryan goes up against ’ Black Machismo ’ Jay Lethal. Before JR can add any more, the lights go out, and *BONG* we hear the ♫eerie music♫ «< click to play) of the KWF World Champion. Smoke fills the arena and The Absolute Lashley is led out to the ring by Paul Bearer.
As they slowly enter the ring, akin to the manner in which Bearer used to lead out The UnderTaker many years ago. JR comments on the fact that every time Lashley appears, it makes the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end. “The temperature in the room changes, and I’ve felt that numerous times before when his mentor has been present. I never thought I’d feel that from anyone else, but Lashley has a presence that makes one wish they were somewhere else huh William… William?” “I’m under the desk, and I’m not coming out until the lights come back on.” Lashley raises his arms and the lights do return, with the camera close up on his black mask and fierce mouth. As usual, the KWF Champion stands menacingly in the background as Bearer gets on the mic to address the audience. “For the past seven days, I have been asked ‘Why?’ ‘Why Paul Bearer, did you take The Absolute Lashley away last week?’ AJ Styles knocked the Urn from my hand in a disrespectful act, and there can be no doubt that Lashley, my Lashley, would have ripped him apart limb from limb. That is why I led him away. I did that not for the sake of Lashley, but for the sake of AJ Styles. He knows not what he did, but if I had let Lashley loose on him, then there would be no more AJ Styles, and that is not the plan. The grand plan is in place, and it includes AJ Styles, just as it includes every member of the KWF locker room, and so that is why Lashley was not allowed to exact revenge on him. For you see…” ♫You think you know me!♫«< click to play).The General Manager of the KWF, Edge, comes out with a mic in hand and addresses Bearer and Lashley from the stage. “Sorry to interrupt Paul, but I have a couple of very important announcements that relate to the KWF Champion. First of all, he’s going to be in action in tonight’s main event, and he will be facing a man who has a slight bone to pick with him, someone who Lashley took out just a few weeks ago. Tonight’s main event will be The Absolute Lashley against… The Icon, Sting!” The fans go bananas as JR says “Whoa! That’s a pay-per-view worthy main event! My God!” Bearer does not look too pleased, but Lashley continues to stand there unmoved. Edge goes on. “But that’s not all. I also need to inform you that a certain man by the name of AJ Styles came to see after last week’s show and said that he fully intends to cash in his rematch clause for that KWF World Title, and so I booked it, for The Great American Bash!” The fans cheer again. “But wait, there’s more. You see to add even more spice to tonight’s proceedings, I have decided that the stipulation for that Title match at the Bash will be determined in our main event right here this evening. And so if Lashley wins, Paul Bearer, you get to pick the match type for the Bash, but if Sting wins, then the choice is AJ’s. Who knows what it’s gonna throw up for us, but one thing’s for sure, it’s gonna be Turmoil!” Edge exits as the fans cheer his decisions. Bearer looks displeased in the ring as JR says “What an amazing start to the show! Sting versus Lashley tonight!”
After the break the ♫music of Jay Lethal♫«< click to play) hits, and Black Machismo makes his way to the ring as we get ready for X-Division action. Daniel Bryan then comes out to his regular cheer from the audience, as JR reminds us that he is due a rematch for the X-Title and he will face Austin Aries for the Belt at The Great American Bash. Bryan is followed out by Aries, who comes down and joins JR and Regal on commentary.
‘Black Machismo’ Jay Lethal vs. Daniel Bryan – Austin Aries on commentary
The two competitors lock up and Bryan applies a headlock, before Lethal pushes him against the ropes, leapfrogs and then hits a kick to the stomach, before coming off the ropes himself and nailing a swinging neckbreaker. JR welcomes Aries to the commentary table and asks him whether he’s out here to scout Bryan or for other ‘means’. “No JR, I’m simply here to admire Lethal’s ring attire, what do you think?” Regal: “Yeah JR, fancy asking a stupid question like that, to a Champion no less.” JR: “What I meant was, is Aries out here to distract Bryan or even try and get involved?” Aries: “I don’t need to get involved JR. As you can see, Daniel Bryan is more than capable of losing all by himself.” Aries is referring to the fact that Lethal is well on top in this one, and JR speculates that it could be down to the presence of A-Double at ringside. Lethal has a headscissors submission hold applied, but Bryan kips up out of it, before hitting a series of kicks to his opponent’s chest. He hits one to the head which causes Lethal to stumble back into the corner. He then races over and hits a dropkick, sending Lethal all the way to the outside. Bryan then steps back and eyeballs Aries, before running to the other side of the ring and flying through the ropes like a missile into Lethal. The fans chant for Bryan as JR asks Aries what he thought of that. “Oh come on, that’s supposed to impress me? I’m far and beyond superior to Daniel Bryan. I’ve proved it once and I’ll do it again at the Bash. Except this time I’ll humiliate him. Daniel Bryan’s nothing special. He thinks he is, but I don’t take him seriously as competition at all.” JR : “So why are you out here again?” Regal: “Be quiet Jim, have some respect for the Champ.” The match goes on at a pace, with both men getting shots in, and the fans loving every minute as two fan favorites go for the win. Lethal gets Bryan in the Lethal Combination, and nails it. He has been sapped of energy, but eventually gets across to cover, but Bryan kicks out at the last second. He picks up Bryan and tries to hit it again, but Bryan turns it into a LeBell Lock. JR: “LeBell Lock applied! Lethal is in trouble!” Regal: “You mean Yes Lock.” JR: “The Hell I do.” Lethal is in agony, but just about manages to grab the bottom rope. Bryan is forced to break, but as the duo get to their feet, Lethal rolls Bryan up and gets One, gets Two, kick out! Opportunistic attempt from Lethal, but straight afterBryan goes for a small package and gets One, gets Two and gets Three!
Winner: Daniel Bryan.
Bryan wins, and has his arm raised. Aries takes off his headset and walks past holding his Title aloft as Bryan keeps his eyes on him. JR points out on the replay that Bryan had his leg locked around Lethal’s in the small package in such a way that meant kicking out would have been near impossible, especially to a tired opponent. However, when we come out of replay we see that Aries has come in and clobbered Bryan down with the Title Belt. The fans boo as JR condemns his actions. He sets up to hit Bryan with the Brainbuster, but is soon stopped by Lethal. Aries holds his arms up and smirks as he grabs his Belt back and exits. Lethal checks on Bryan, who is holding the back of his head. JR: “There is the respect of the X-Division right there. Just a shame that our Champion appears to have none whatsoever.” Regal: “And that is why he’s Champion. Respect just slows you down.”
‘And now it’s time for the Turmoil Recap.’ We see the highlights from last week’s show, as Maryse and Gail Kim squared off, Austin Aries faced the returning Sin Cara, Rob Van Dam took on Matt Morgan, Styler and Drew McIntyre reunited as a Tag Team to go up against the MotorCity Machine Guns, The Beautiful People had words with Madison Rayne, Randy Orton took on Alberto Del Rio, and AJ Styles called out The Absolute Lashley. Recap for yourself and read last week’s show right HERE at KWF Blogs!
We are backstage where Panther and Kaitlyn are conversing. Kaitlyn: “Well seeing as it was your birthday yesterday, I thought I should get you another present.” Panther: “Present? Another one? Key word being another?” Kaitlyn: “Yeah, it’s no big deal, but I could only get this today. Let me give it to you, please?” Panther: “Okay, but I’m beggin’ you, tell me it’s that Walker Texas Ranger costume we saw the other week?” Kaitlyn: “Err, not quite, but you would look good in that. No, I’ve got something else for you. Close your eyes, and no peeking. In fact…” Kaitlyn grabs a chair and puts it behind Panther, before going off screen and coming back with Hornswoggle. She places him on the chair and demands that he cover Panther’s eyes. He obliges. “Ha-hah-ha!” Panther: “Your hands smell funny, where have they… you know what, never mind.” Kaitlyn goes off and says “Back in a sec.” Panther seems excited. “Oh man, a present from Kaitlyn, I wonder what it could be. Oh wait, I can hear her coming back.” We hear footsteps, but it’s not Kaitlyn. It’s actually Brodus Clay. He looks at Hornswoggle in puzzlement, before Panther puts his hands out and grabs Brodus’ chest. Clay just looks down. Panther: “Hmm, either Kaitlyn bought be some blamange, or she really needs to put some time in on the pectoral machine.” Hornswoggle removes his hands and Panther sees who he’s touching. He lets go and says “Oh, err, ahem. Err, my bad.” Brodus just looks at him and says “That’s my line.” He shakes his head and walks off. Hornswoggle laughs. Panther: “I like how even if that had have been Kaitlyn I would have just instinctively grabbed her chest. Hell, it’s my birthday, why not.” Hornswoggle covers his eyes again. This time it’s Santino who walks past. Panther reaches out and grabs again, this time getting Santino by the nose. Santino: “Aah, get off of me you silly cat man!” Panther looks again. “Really? Kaitlyn got me Santino Marella for my birthday? Well I suppose I could use him as like a monkey butler or something but I…” Santino: “Santino Marella is no-one’s monkey butler! I would challenge you to a fight, but I have things to do, excuse me.” Santino walks off. Kaitlyn comes back, and is disappointed to see that Panther doesn’t have his eyes closed. He explains that he has already sexually harassed Brodus Clay so is taking no chances. She presents to him her present, Chuck Norris in person. “Wow, Chuck Norris! This is amazing! Can I keep him? Can I?” Kaitlyn: “Err, no, he’s got a flight in like an hour, but he said he’d be happy to have a beer with you.” Panther: “Really? No foolin’?” Chuck: “Sure.” Panther: “Wow. Hey, would you sign something for me?” Chuck: “Of course.” Panther looks around unprepared. He picks up Hornswoggle and hands him to Chuck, who signs him on the cheek. Panther walks off with Chuck, still with a signed Hornswoggle under his arm. “Wow, I’ll never wash him again.” Kaitlyn looks on and laughs. “Thank God it’s only once a year.” Regal: “Blimey, Chuck Norris at a KWF show. Do you think we could put him in a match against Rob Van Dam?” JR: “Sadly I doubt it, but what a lucky man Panther is. I’m stuck here with you all evening.”
Walking the halls we see Mr. Anderson and he goes to the door of Edge’s Skybox. He knocks and Edge opens the door. “Kenny, what’s up?”Anderson looks at Edge and lets himself into the Skybox. He walks toward the bar and pours himself a drink. “Edge, I need to talk to you.” Edge allows Anderson to do his thing and goes to sit on the couch. “Go ahead Ken, talk.” Anderson says that he’s unlike anybody else in the business. He says that he has always battled his way to the top, but as soon as he gets to main event status, “there’s always a John Cena, AJ Styles, Wade Barrett or a Lashley who takes up all the card you know what I’m sayin’?” Edge nods. Anderson goes on: “I heard what you told Cena a couple of weeks ago, and I agree with ya. It should be a win and ye shall progress business, but I’m not gonna start way back down at the bottom again Edge. I’ve paid my dues already, and while I covet that Belt, the World Title Belt, I will bust my ass for you and this show. But, I wanna be main event and by the time Sovereignty rolls around, I wanna be in contention for a World Heavyweight Title shot.” Edge thinks for a moment and says that he’s glad Anderson has such hunger for success. “And I won’t put you in a match against a rookie, like I did Cena. You want to be main event, you’ve earned it and I agree with you; what you’re saying is fair.”Anderson: “I’m not expecting things on a plate man. Put me in matches, tonight, on House Shows, whatever. Let me compete at main event level, I’ll give you main event matches and that way we both get what we want. The fans get what they want too.” Edge nods and stands up. He tells Anderson that he will take his Title contention into consideration if he does win matches. “But for now, leave it with me. We’ve got Sting versus Lashley tonight so you won’t be topping the bill. For a main event match though, let me have a think. I hear what you’re sayin’ Ken and I will do something about it. It’s win-win as you say.” Anderson finishes his drink and says “Cheers” to Edge as he exits and we fade to commercials.
We come back Live and see that the KWF Chicks’ entrances are almost complete as a buffet of beauty, sex-appeal and power fills the yellow roped KWF ring. Regal: “Gosh I’m so excited. Look at all various Chicks we have in this match. There’s a Yes-girl for every guy out there.” JR says that this match will determine a number one contender for the Women’s Championship and we see via split-screen that the Champ AJ Lee is watching this contest on a flat-screen. 13 women have filled the ring already and ♫the final participant’s music♫ «< click to play) hits. Regal: “Aah, yes, Ms. Layla. You know Jim that Bra and Panties match at King Of The Ring last month was far and beyond Layla’s level of class. This match coming up is pure wrestling. Layla could well become number one contender here.” The KWF Chicks all have a part of the ring that is their ‘space.’ We see The Beautiful People, The Bellas, Mickie James and the best friend of the Women’s Champ; Kaitlyn. They all get ready as the ref is about to call for the bell but ♫music hits♫ «< click to play). The crowd get to their feet as the ladies all look toward the stage where a red carpet is being rolled down the ramp. Out from under the rising tron steps Melina! JR: “What on earth?” Regal: “Melina?! She’s back?! Did you know anything about this JR?” JR: “Not at all William, this match was about to get started, but it seems we have a 15th competitor! Melina’s back ladies and gentlemen.” Melina is in her original WWE attire. Regal: “No spandex or latex here, she’s got that denim skirt and loose top back on and boy, what an entrance!” Melina stands in the ring with many of her opponents’ faces in shock. She smiles and waves to the fans, but then she darts across the ring to deck Mickie James! JR: “A huge forearm shot! Good Lord! What was that for?!” Regal laughs: “Haha, I don’t know Jim, but I like it. Very Rated ‘R’ with her lack of clothing and very opportunistic offense, just like our GM. If Edge continues making Rated R decisions Jim then he’ll have a fan in me. I don’t always agree with him at all, but this decision I like and now there’s an all-out brawl. Wonderful!”
Madison Rayne, Mickie James, Kaitlyn, Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, Gail Kim, Beth Phoenix, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Eve Torres, Natalya, Maryse, Tamina, Layla, Melina - Chick number one contenders over the top rope Battle Royal
Melina corners Mickie James and the crowd boo at the fact that she’s turned on someone who was once her friend. Meanwhile we see that Natalya is being cornered by The Beautiful People, Gail Kim is centre of the ring going back and forth with Beth Phoenix and The Bellas are trying to eliminate Kaitlyn. We see that AJ Lee is watching on the flat screen backstage and the intensity of the Battle Royal has everyone glued to the ring. Melina tries to lift Mickie James over the top turnbuckle to eliminate her, but James is strong and she fights back to a big cheer as she performs her patented headscissors to take Melina down from out the corner. Melina gets up and sees Eve coming at her with a clothesline, but she Matrix-moves backward to evade the move and Eve clobbers Tamina on the back of her head. Tamina turns around and she’s angry, yanking Eve by the hair and eliminating her right away. Eve Torres is Eliminated. Eve hits the floor with a thud and Regal says: “Haha, that wench can go back to her sexretarial duties at WWE.” JR: “Oh don’t remind me.” The match continues and we see that Layla is trying her utmost to eliminate Natalya while The Beautiful People and Maryse all focus on Beth Phoenix. Regal: “Smart, very smart to try and take out the biggest and strongest woman in the match.” Melina and Mickie James’ back and forth continues as they exchange moves through the ropes and JR tells us that neither of them are eliminated because neither of them had been thrown over the top rope. At ringside we see that Madison Rayne is just standing there. JR: “We haven’t seen her at all in this match William. What’s that all about?” Regal: “Well, she’s standing there and looking pretty. Maybe that’s it?” JR: “Huh? What are you? Oh never mind.” As the contest goes on we see Gail Kim eliminate Maryse. Maryse is Eliminated, and the comms remind us that Maryse defeated Gail in one-on-one competition on last week’s Wednesday Night Turmoil. They also discuss the backstage talk between The Beautiful People and Madison Rayne that occurred last week, reminding us that The BP probed Madison with some possible incentive to be a part of their clique again. JR: “That was long after Madison had asked them to rejoin them months ago.” Regal: “Yes, but both parties have got different motives now. The BP know how useful Madison can be because she has the GM in her pocket. However, with so much time with the Edge, Madison may have all she needs and simply doesn’t want anything to do with Angelina and Velvet any more. It’s fascinating, but one thing we don’t know is what Rayne wants.” JR: “She says she loves Edge and that’s why she fought for the right to be his PA at King Of The Ring.” Regal: “JR if you’ll believe that, you’ll believe anything. Madison hasn’t done any PA duties at all. She hangs around Edge’s Skybox and they travel together. A few favors get exchanged I’m sure, but what’s her motive? She must want something, every woman does.” We watch Beth Phoenix and Natalya counter The Bellas and almost at the same time Nikki Bella is Eliminated. Brie Bella is Eliminated, and we then see Nattie point to The Beautiful People. Beth Phoenix obliges, but then grabs Natalya from behind to lift her and plant her down with a Glam-Slam! The crowd boo as Beth picks up Natalya’s dead weight and takes her toward the ropes. She goes to toss her over, but then rushing from behind comes Kaitlyn and as Nattie goes over, so does Beth! Natalya Neidhart is Eliminated. Beth Phoenix is Eliminated. Regal: “All that strength in those legs of hers, that was quite impressive by Kaitlyn.” JR: “Yes and she was cat-like in getting at Beth so quickly too. A trait she picked up from her boyfriend Panther no doubt.” Kaitlyn waves to the fans as we see AJ watch the screen and cheer her on. We go to commercials as the action continues.
Back Live the comms review that during the break Angelina Love and Velvet Sky were double-teaming Tamina, but it was Gail Kim who lifted Velvet from behind to have her topple over. Velvet Sky is Eliminated. Tamina battles back and goes at Kaitlyn while Angelina seeks to eliminate Gail. Velvet Sky doesn’t leave ringside right away and she goes to yell at Madison Rayne. She tells her to get back in the ring and help Angelina. Madison looks like she’s getting bullied as a couple of referees finally tell Velvet to be on her way. Madison does get into the ring and the comms wonder whether we’re witnessing the re-emergence of a trio within The Beautiful People. But then, as Angelina has Gail by the ropes we see Kim headscissor her over. Madison Rayne charges at Gail and knocks her off the apron. Gail Kim is Eliminated. Angelina Love has one foot on the floor and she can’t quite lift herself up. “Help me!” she demands, butMadison smiles at her through the ropes and boots her to the floor! Angelina Love is Eliminated. The crowd cheer as Madison waves goodbye to Angelina. Elsewhere in the ring it seems that Layla and Melina have formed an alliance against Mickie James. JR: “I don’t understand it at all. Melina was a member of the Wolfpac. She was loved by the fans and for a long time on Impact SmackDown she rivaled Layla and was great friends with Mickie James. What’s made her turn on her friend like this? And why?” Layla and Melina set to Eliminate James, but Kaitlyn comes to get involved and she successfully takes out Layla. Layla is Eliminated. Tamina goes at Kaitlyn from behind, but the Champs best friend counters and sends her straight toward Melina. The two bump heads and this has Melina yell out a hell-cat scream before she grabs Tamina by the hair and face-plants her into the canvas. JR: “It’s every woman for herself and we’re getting down to the final few here. Who’s going to become the number one contender?!” Madison Rayne meanwhile goes at Kaitlyn from behind and she lifts her to try get her over the top rope. Melina joins in and the two of them take out Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn is Eliminated. They then set to pick up Tamina, but Mickie James is up after perhaps playing possum in the corner. She goes at Madison before turning to attempt a Mick-Kick at Melina, but Mel ducks and grabs at Mickie’s waist to sling her toward the middle rope. James is caught by her throat and Melina smirks evily as she sets to eliminate James. She kicks her while placing her toward the ropes. The crowd boo as she lifts her over, but Tamina’s up and she goes under Melina’s legs. She lifts her a little before Mickie James sees what’s happening and she pulls at Melina, almost like a hip-toss and Mel goes over! Melina is Eliminated. The returning KWF Chick is livid at ringside. But soon after she falls we see Madison Rayne attack Tamina from behind. Tamina goes over, Tamina is Eliminated, and after being rushed by Rayne, Mickie pulls down the top rope and Madison’s own momentum sends her sprawling too! Madison Rayne is Eliminated. Melina, Tamina and Madison all look at one another before darting sharp stares at Mickie James. James gets back into the ring and the ref calls for the bell. There’s no one left, Mickie James wins!
Winner and new number one contender for the KWF Women’s Championship: Mickie James.
James has her hand raised as her ♫music hits♫ «< click to play). JR: “It’s been a great effort from Mickie James and a deserved victory in this hard-fought Battle Royal here tonight.” Regal: “Yes Jim, but look at the three at ringside. They’re arguing now, blaming each other, but after the result of this match, Mickie James is now a target. She got the better of three very unforgiving women and Mickie better watch her back on her way to The Bash.” Via split-screen we see AJ clapping and nodding at James’ victory and JR concludes that Mickie James is now the number one contender and she’ll face AJ Lee for the Women’s Championship at The Great American Bash.
Edge gets the attention of everyone from way up in his Skybox. “Hey everybody, I have an announcement to make, and I’m far too lazy to come all the way down to the ring again. That was one hell of a Battle Royal. Give it up for the KWF Chicks and in particular, Mickie James!” The fans cheer. Edge goes on to say that he has been wracking his brains about whether to give a KWF Tag Team Title shot to The Usos or LAX, and so announces that he has decided on a Triple Threat match between The Dudleys, The Usos and LAX at The Great American Bash! “I had matches with Christian as my partner and some of those great matches were in three ways against The Dudleys and The Hardys, well Bubba, Devon, let’s see if you really have still got it. With The Usos and LAX, you two will have your hands full!” JR and Regal go nuts for the match set for the Bash and so too do the fans. Edge goes on to say that tonight as a little taster, The Usos are to take on LAX, and it’s next!
We head backstage where KWF interviewer Jeremy Borash is standing by with the Samoan Submission Machine, Samoa Joe. “Joe after last week, I gotta ask, what is your response to the KWF Hardcore Champion, the man who took your Title, The Big Show?” Joe seethes and takes a deep breath. The intensity of his words is clear as he talks. “JB, I have nothing but respect for the Big Show and all he has achieved in his career, but it seems to me that he has no respect for me, and that pisses me off just a little bit. See I was the most dominant Hardcore Champion in KWF history, and Show wants to talk smack to me? To question what I have achieved? I main evented my first ever WrestleMania, I won my first ever Royal Rumble, I went undefeated in TNA for over a year after my debut. And (now looking down the camera lens) for you to look down your nose at me just makes me want to tear you apart all the more when I face you in a rematch at The Great American Bash. Make no mistake about it Big Show. I intend on hurting you on June 17th, and I am going to be taking back MY Hardcore Championship! I am Samoa Joe, and Show, Joe’s gonna kill you!” he gives the camera his famed psycho look and the scene fades out.
Latin American eXchange vs. The Usos
Our tag action for the evening kicks off as JR reiterates Edge’s announcement that we will be treated to a Triple Threat Tag match at The Great American Bash between The Dudleys and these two teams for the KWF Tag Team Championships. As Hernandez dominates Jey Uso early on, Regal gushes over how The Dudleys have kept hold of the Titles for so long because they are simply far better than any other team the KWF has to offer. JR disagrees that it’s that simple, but concedes that their experience has kept them on top thus far, but that they will have their work cut out in the Triple Threat. Hernandez has used his power in this one to get LAX on top of things, hitting a bodyslam and a shoulder block as he smirks and whistles to the crowd. However, he is soon taken down a peg as The Usos use the tag to double team him and floor SuperMex with a double dropkick. They then perform a double clothesline to knock Hernandez out of the ring and we head into commercial.
When we return, Homicide is legal and has managed to isolate Jimmy Uso away from his corner, and has a side headlock applied. Jey is clapping the crowd along, trying to get his partner up, but Homicide keeps him grounded. We are shown that during the break, LAX double teamed Jimmy while the referee ordered Jey back to his corner, allowing LAX to regain control of the match. Homicide is forced up by Jimmy, but he pulls his hair to take him down again, before going to tag in Hernandez. However, Jimmy swings his legs around and trips Homicide, before leaping over and tagging in Jey. Between the two of them they take down Homicide and then Hernandez, who rushes in to help his partner. Jey flies over the top rope and lands on SuperMex, while Jimmy works over Homicide. He sizes him up, and floors him with a super kick. However, the match is soon thrown out as The Dudleys rush down and slide in.
Devon attacks Jimmy Uso while Bubba stomps down Homicide. The Dudleys are attacking both opponents, and taking advantage of the fact that Jey Uso and Hernandez are duking it out between themselves. The Dudleys hit a 3D on Jimmy, but soon high tail it out of there when Hernandez and Jey realize what’s going on. Hernandez saves Homicide from a 3D while Jey checks on his brother. JR says that “those damn Dudleys” have interrupted what was going to be a great match, but they came out to make a statement and certainly look like a well-oiled machine. Regal adds that he doesn’t see either LAX or The Usos beating them at the Bash.
We see the General Manager walking the halls and he comes across a room labeled Chamber of The King. Edge knocks on the door and a small slide-window opens with a set of eyes asking “Who knocks on ye door?” Edge smiles and stands up straight: “It is I, Edge of the Skybox, General Manager of ye program.” The audience laugh as we hear whispers between the person with the eyes and whoever else is in the room. The eyes come back to the window and he says: “Do you bare gifts for the King?” Edge: “Err, no, (he checks his pockets), I have gum, you want gum?” There are more whispers and then we hear a loud sound of a bolt sliding. The door slightly creeps open and a familiar voice says “Enter!” Edge steps in and the man with the eyes seems to have gone. The room is bright white, filled with super-model women dressed in toga’s and the Chamber itself is huge. Edge walks around and he’s offered grapes by a woman, a sample of shampoo and even a range of colorful toothpicks. Regal: “What on earth is this JR? I never had this kind of treatment when I was King.” Edge makes his way toward a four-post bed that is draped in white netting. We can hear giggles and as Edge clears his throat we see 7 different women come out from behind the netting. Edge smiles and winks at the girls and says: “Ah, Dolph, can ya step out for a sec?” Ziggler says: “Hath ye my gum?!” A women goes to Edge with a tray and Edge places the pack of gum on there. The tray is passed through the netting and we hear Dolph open the packet and begin chewing. “Hmm, fruity.” He suddenly steps out from behind the netting, wearing a robe and his King-like accent is gone. “Hey GM, what’s up?” The King seems in great mood as he waves to his women and they begin to move his bed out of the scene to replace it with a Throne. He soon sits down after Edge sees all this happening. Now Edge says that even he didn’t get this kind of treatment as King. Dolph smiles as he tells one of his girls to give Edge a stool to sit on. The King says that it’s all thanks to Edge really. “You brought back King Of The Ring and the KWF Board do things properly in the wrestling world. I’m the King and I’m living like a God.” Edge looks around and says: “But there was a guy by the door and it was dark. I heard you tell me to enter, but when I came in your bed is 20 feet from the entrance. This is like an Alice in Wonderland trick or something.” King Dolph: “It’s all what I deserve. It’s all of the highest expense.” Edge: “And all the women?” Dolph: “Well, they’re workers. They’re like maids really. They bring me grapes, wash my feet for me. We play Scrabble, it’s nice.” Edge shakes his head as if he wants to wake up. Dolph asks him what brings him here and Edge says that since Dolph became King Of The Ring, he hasn’t asked for anything. King Dolph: “What more could I want? All that effort to become The King, it was all worth it and look how I’m living now, this is awesome.” Edge: “But, in wrestling terms, as you’re King of the Ring, don’t you want like a Title match or something?” Dolph smiles: “Man, being the King meant something once upon a time and now, here in the KWF it means all that and a lot more. I’m the King Edge, the King. No one can take my Crown away from me. I earned it all on one night and the Title of being King is enough for me. It’s more than enough. People can talk about the Belts and challenge for them and wrestle for them as much as they want, but I’m the one and only King. The ring is mine. This Crown, this Throne, my Royal Chambers, my loyal workers, they’re all mine and for a whole entire year the KWF is my Kingdom to rule over. A Championship Belt has it’s worth, but as King, I have everything I need.” Edge and King Dolph continue to talk back and forth with Edge saying that he likes the character that Ziggler is showing as King. “No past King Of The Ring has ever had anything like this. It’s usually just a fancy ring entrance, Crown and scepter. I like how you’ve made the most of this King, but you do know that as General Manager I must proceed with giving even the King his duties?” Dolph seems perturbed. Edge goes on: “You’re the King, I respect that and I agree that Kingship is a major deal in the KWF. With that said, King, can you compete tonight?” Ziggler smiles: “Of course I can. (His King-ish accent) King Dolph will reign supreme in front of his minions and before the entire KWF Kingdom. Who do you have for me, or am I to choose an opponent for myself yet again?” Edge: “No, you don’t get to choose tonight. You’re the King and so you’re main event worthy. Tonight, Turmoil has a double main event. Lashley and Sting will top the bill, but King Dolph, you got Ken Anderson tonight!” Dolph sits on his Throne smiling to himself. He says “Ken Anderson… ye shall bow down.” Edge sets to exit, glad that King Dolph doesn’t have a problem with facing Mr. Anderson. The camera follows as he exits the Chamber. The door bolts shut behind him and before he walks down the hall he pauses. “Wow, that was weird.” He walks as the comms state that King Dolph vs. Ken Anderson will be up next!
We are backstage once more with JB as he gets ready to interview his “guest at this time. He is none other than The Phenomenal, AJ Styles.” AJ walks into the picture and JB straight away asks him about what he made of last week’s events where The Absolute Lashley and Paul Bearer left the ring. “Well I heard what Bearer said earlier tonight, that he did it for my sake. He thought Lashley was gonna tear me to shreds, and so he led him away. But I don’t believe that for a second. There’s something else going on here, now I don’t know what, but what I do know is that my rematch for the World Title is coming at The Great American Bash. At King Of The Ring, Lashley out-wrestled me. I wasn’t prepared for it, and it cost me. But I’m like a sponge JB, always learning, always taking mental notes, and so at the Bash, Lashley will not be facing the same guy. He’ll be facing a better opponent, someone prepared, and someone who wants his KWF Title back.” JB asks AJ if he’ll be watching tonight’s main event. “Given that the result determines what match I’ll be facing Lashley in, definitley, my eyes will be glued to the screen. And I’d like to take this moment to wish Sting the best of luck. If he can win, and I get to pick the stipulation for the Bash, then it’s well and truly advantage AJ Styles.” AJ leaves and JB sends it to commercials.
Back after commercial we watch the entrance of King Dolph as the comms discuss what a different world it is for Ziggler in his Chamber. Regal: “He’s earned it Jim, to be the King and live like a God. You know, I might go after Kingship next year if this is the treatment you get as KWF King.” ♫Mr. Anderson’s music♫ «< click to play) hits and King Dolph removes his cloak as the self-proclaimed A-hole steps out to the stage and announces himself. The crowd are ready for what should be a blockbuster impromptu first part of a double main event. JR: “What a night! Only on KWF Blogs!”
King Dolph vs. Mr. Anderson
*Ding* *Ding-Ding*goes the bell and here we go. The two lock up and Dolph puts on a side headlock before flipping Anderson to his back. He releases the headlock and smirks as he prances around the ring, showing off as Anderson gets back to his feet. They lock up again and this time Anderson forces the King toward the corner. The referee splits them up and as Anderson backs off we see Ziggler lifts his legs so that he’s laying across the top ropes a-la Austin Aries or Shawn Michaels. JR: “Is this necessary? I mean, doesn’t Dolph realize that Mr. Anderson is a serious competitor?” Regal: “It matters not Jim. The King can do whatever he wants. He wants to wrestle at his pace and so he shall.” King Dolph eventually steps toward the centre of the ring but Anderson then pastes him with a huge slap! ‘Ohhhh’ gasp the crowd as Regal besmirches: “You can’t do that to a King!” JR: “Good God, King Dolph just had the taste slapped outta his mouth!” Ziggler goes for Anderson with a right hand, but Ken ducks and turns him so that he can attempt a backdrop, but Ziggler flips back over him and lands on his feet. He quickly rushes at Anderson from behind with a double sledge and the crowd boo as King Dolph then poses and shows off to them once again. Anderson is back to his feet though and he has a menacing look in his eyes as JR says that Ken believes that he is main event worthy, Title opportunity worthy and that he knows a victory versus the King will go a long way in his push for a World Championship match. Anderson waits for Ziggler to turn and face him and he then tackles him to the canvas. The crowd go wild as Anderson finally takes the fight to the King and the two brawl through the ropes and all the way to ringside. They continuously exchange rights and lefts before Anderson ducks his head toward Dolph’s stomach and he rams him back-first into the ring apron. “The King is hurt” says JR as Anderson sets Ziggler by the ring-post and he measures before running at him with a boot. However, Ziggler ducks and Anderson’s foot hangs off the apron by the post. Ziggler is smart to then trip Anderson’s standing leg and Ken hits the floor hard, the back of his head bouncing off the mat. Ziggler gets back into the ring to break the ref’s count and we go to commercials.
Back Live the crowd are on their feet as this explosive match continues. Ziggler’s on top as he has Anderson down for a cover, but Ken kicks out after Two. The crowd chant ‘Aaaass-Hoolleee’ ‘Aaaass-Hoolleee’ cheering on Ken Anderson to get back into this match. The comms review that during commercials Dolph Ziggler was as arrogant as ever as he nonchalantly awaited the ref’s Ten-count and then as Anderson was about to get in the ring, Ziggler simply stepped out, yanked him by the tights and slammed him to the ringside mat once again. JR: “That mat is like cardboard, there’s no protection there and Ziggler’s made the most of attacking Anderson’s head, a point where he of course had that concussion earlier this year.” The match goes on and the crowd become restless as King Dolph continues to perform a move then pose. He covers, performs a move and poses again. Regal: “Wow, what a performance.” JR: “If you ask me he’s pushing it, showing off so much is not a good idea, Ken Anderson is not to be taken lightly.” JR is proved right as Anderson trips the King to mount him and lay into him with right hands. Ziggler flings him off before going to the ref “I’m the King, he can’t do that to me!” But this lapse of concentration leads to a clothesline from Anderson. Ziggler gets up and gets dropped again. He gets up again and ducks this time to send Anderson against the ropes. Ken comes back and Ziggler attempts a dropkick, but Anderson stops in his tracks to watch Dolph slam to his back and he then dives over him to cover, gets One, gets Two – but Ziggler kicks out. The match goes on with Anderson in control now and Ziggler has no answers as every counter is matched. William Regal begins to agree with JR that perhaps the King should have taken this match a bit more seriously, especially as Ken Anderson is so focused and hungry for a win. Dolph seems to become erratic with his attacks and this leads to Anderson capitalizing with a roll-up. Ziggler kicks his legs, but his shoulders are pinned for the One! Two! Three!
Winner: Mr. Anderson.
The crowd cheer as Anderson quickly exits the ring and raises his hands up the ramp. Ziggler can’t believe it, his world has come crashing down after losing only his second match after becoming King. Regal: “It was fluke JR, Anderson couldn’t do that again.” JR: “Oh I beg to differ. I agree that Dolph took this too much in his stride, but you have to work for every victory here in the KWF. Mr. Anderson just gave King Dolph a reality check.” Dolph holds his head in his hands as Anderson gets to the stage and his microphone lowers. His music cuts as he then mocks Ziggler and refers to himself as “Kinnnnggggg Aaassssssss Hooollllleeeeeee!… Ass Holllllleeeeee!… Ass Hole!” The crowd cheer as a successful Ken Anderson exits.
Back Live we see that Randy Orton is in the General Manager’s Skybox. He and Edge are mid-conversation and Orton asks who’s going to be his next challenger for the Intercontinental Title. Edge: “Man I’ve set up a number one contenders match for next week, it’s going to be great!” Orton: “Between who? I mean, Edge, with all due respect I wanna know if it’s going to be an all-out Battle Royal like that Chick fight earlier, or whether there are a number of candidates who you might decide to put me against much like you did The Dudley Boys.” Edge: “Haha, relax, you don’t have anything to worry about in terms of numbers. If you lose your Title at The Bash it’ll be down to you, I can promise you that. But, as for the number one contenders match next week, you’ll find out who’s competing at the same time as everybody else. Keep reading KWF Blogs Randy.” Orton smiles as he shakes his head and exits. Edge finishes: “Now where’s Madison Rayne, I need popcorn for tonight’s second main event.”
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!
We are back at the announce table where JR informs us that up next it’s our main event of the evening. “As I said earlier, it could headline any pay-per-view, but we are being treated to it here tonight on Turmoil. It’s the KWF World Heavyweight Champion The Absolute Lashley against The Icon Sting. Here we go!” Lashley makes his second entrance of the night, and again the lights go out and the arena fills with smoke. He is led out by Paul Bearer, as we go split screen and JR reminds us that a few weeks ago, when Sting was giving AJ Styles a pep talk ahead of his King Of The Ring match against Lashley, the lights went out, but Sting had arranged it to test AJ. But when they went out a second time, it was not a test, and we saw that Sting had been battered and bloodied by Lashley. Now tonight, Sting returns and has a chance at retribution. His ♫music hits♫ «< click to play) and the crowd goes wild for the entrance on the Stinger.
The Absolute Lashley w/ Paul Bearer vs. Sting
The Icon stands across from The Beast. Sting slowly makes his way over, not taking his eyes off of Lashley. The KWF Champion stands still, arms by his side, fists clenched, as Sting approaches. He gets right up in Lashley’s face, and starts talking to him. We can’t make out what he’s saying, but there is no reaction from Lashley. That is, until he grabs Sting around the throat. He slowly walks him back into the centre of the ring. Sting fights back with rights, and backhands, forcing Lashley to let go. However, Lashley blocks one and headbutts Sting down. JR harks back all the way to the first ever KWF show in July 2009, the original Wednesday Night Turmoil pay-per-view, where finally the wrestling world was treated to the spectacle of Sting versus The UnderTaker. Now almost three years on, Sting is facing the protégé of the Deadman. Regal says it does feel like an historic night, but that it could be for all the wrong reasons as far as Sting is concerned. “Sting himself warned AJ about the risk involved in facing a Beast the magnitude of Lashley, but has thrown himself into the fire to exact revenge. The problem being, how do you exact revenge on an unstoppable creature such as our KWF Champion?” Sting looks to be in real trouble as Lashley toys with him. He launches Sting from corner to corner, smashing him into the turnbuckles, picking him up and slamming him down, and not even breaking a sweat while doing it. JR: “At King Of The Ring, Lashley shocked us all by out-wrestling AJ Styles, but he’s back to his destructive best here tonight. He’s not showing Sting one ounce of respect, he’s just trying to break him.” Regal: “That was the effect The Absolute One had in his first year in the KWF Jim. The UnderTaker had him destroy everyone in his path. I tell you, AJ’s lucky Lashley didn’t do this to him at King Of The Ring. A being like this can end a man’s career.” Sting rolls to the outside where we see that he has already lost most of his face paint. Lashley stands tall in the ring as Paul Bearer raises his arms to him from the outside. Bearer: “Ooooh yes! My Lashley is going to destroy you Sting. I’d stay down if I were you.” We head to our final commercial break of the night as JR wonders how much longer this can go on for.
When we return it is still Lashley in control. He has Sting in the centre of the ring with his hands around his head. He is pushing Sting’s head down, trying to hurt the neck. Sting has lost yet more paint as he looks to be sapped of any energy. JR: “The Stinger’s been on fine form on TNA House Shows, but he’s no match for Lashley, not tonight.” JR and Regal question what match type Lashley will pick if he can complete the job and defeat Sting. Regal: “Well given AJ’s reputation as a high flyer, I think we can rule out anything such as a Ladder match or Ultimate X. I anticipate something with lots of weapons, then again Lashley himself is a weapon.” Lashley lifts Sting up by his head, and throws him into the corner. He races over the slam into Sting, but The Icon moves, and Lashley crashes into the turnbuckles. On instinct, Sting grabs him by the head and hits a bulldog, ramming Lashley’s face into the canvas. Both men are down as the fans cheer. Sting starts to get to his feet, with Lashley following soon after. Sting hits rights and backhands once again, before a quick flex and roar at Lashley, and one final right sending Lashley into the corner. Sting steps back and races over, connecting with a Stinger Splash! Lashley stumbles out and Sting steps behind, before hooking the head and nailing him with the Scorpion Deathdrop! The fans are going crazy as Sting signals for the finale. He grabs the legs of the Champ and applies the Scorpion Deathlock! He tries to sit down on it, but Lashley won’t let him. He presses up with his hands, before kicking his legs out and sending Sting flying across the ring. JR: “Sting couldn’t lock on the submission properly, Lashley’s too powerful!” Regal: “But he should have covered him JR, all that experience and no pin cover, what was Sting thinking?!” JR: “He’s probably thinking that he wanted to get the job done, to put Lashley down and make him tap - that would have had a major psychological effect on Lashley going into the future.” Regal: “Accomplished thinking there Jim, perhaps you’re right. Sting’s done more than survive in this match. He wants to defeat Lashley mentally and physically. I tell you, I’m impressed, what a performance and what a treat here on Turmoil.” Lashley is hurt, but manages to get up. Sting comes back across and Lashley shoulder barges him down. Lashley goes down to one knee, clearly shaken by Sting’s offense, but JR notes that he’s never seen anyone take so much from The Icon and be able to even get to one knee. Sting gets up and Lashley goes to Irish whip him into the corner, but Sting reverses it and sends Lashley into the turnbuckles, before attempting a second Stinger Splash. He races across and - Regal: “Oh dear”, JR: “By God,Lashley’s caught him! Lashley’s caught him in mid-air and” *BAMMMM* Both: “Sitdown Spinebuster!” JR: “Good God almighty!” Lashley covers and gets One, Two and Three!
Winner: The Absolute Lashley.
There is almost silence through a desolate crowd. They were cheering Sting on all match, but Lashley has emerged triumphant. He gets to his feet and looks down at the airless body of Sting, as Paul Bearer gets into the ring to praise his Monster. Bearer has a mic in his hand and looks directly at the camera, before announcing “AJ Styles……… Hell In A Cell!!!!” ♫Lashley’s music hits♫ «< click to play) as we see the stunned reaction from the crowd. JR: “Oh my God! Hell In A Cell! I can’t believe it!” Regal: “Oh deary me. The Keystone Wrestling Federation hasn’t had a Hell In A Cell since our first year! Dear Lord, I hate to say it, believe me, but AJ Styles, you don’t stand a chance in Hell sonny.” Bearer leads Lashley away again, as the dark lights hide the broken body of Sting. JR: “One more Turmoil before The Great American Bash, be sure to join us next week folks! Goodnight from Savannah!” Wednesday Night Turmoil fades out.