Posts tagged Eric Young
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The Titles roll and we come crashing into the Wells Fargo Center to a golden explosion of pyro’s as Jim Ross and William Regal welcome us to Wednesday Night Turmoil. JR: “Almost a year on from our last visit to the City of Brotherly Love, and it’s sure to be a big night, and what an incredible event we enjoyed this past Sunday. Starrcade was our final pay-per-view of the year and it lived up to the billing with some phenomenal matches!” Regal: “Phenomenal is an appropriate word Jim. AJ Styles retained his KWF World Title in an astonishing encounter with CM Punk. But every other match on the card was outstanding as well. How on earth will we be able to live up to that raised bar this evening?” JR: “We’ll just have to do our best, and General Manager Edge is certainly of that mind as well as our main event of the evening is Champion vs. Champion as the keeper of the X-Division Title Rey Mysterio goes one-on-one with the KWF World Champion AJ Styles!!!” Regal: “Ee-gads! Well in Edge, well in son!” JR: “And that’s not all, that interfering thug Konnan has been banned from ringside.” Regal: “Aww come on, that’s not fair. He’s Rey’s manager.” JR: “He’s the reason Rey is still Champion thanks to his underhanded ways. But as well as that huge main event we will also be treated to more Champions as Women’s Champion AJ Lee takes on Natalya, and the Intercontinental Champ Randy Orton goes up against Kofi Kingston. There will be Tag Team action too as The Uso’s face Christopher Daniels and Kazarian, but for now, we’re about to be joined by a hairy fisherman!” Regal: (insincerely) “Oh goody.”
♫Eric Young’s music♫ «< click to play) hits and the crowd cheer as the bearded Canadian makes his way to the ring. He high-fives everyone at ringside and then goes back the other way to high-five them again. JR says that the fans love EY, but Regal says that he’s “non-sensical, he’s not a competitor and he’s a disgrace to this industry. You have to be here to win Gold and expand your career, not walk around with a goofy smile on your face.” JR: “Aww, come on William, you’re being so harsh. EY was hurt remember? It’s not his fault he doesn’t know where he’s at half the time.” Young’s opponent, Cody Rhodes, makes his entrance. The fans boo his return, but Regal applauds: “Finally someone that can take things a bit more seriously.”
Eric Young vs. Cody Rhodes
The ref calls for the bell to start the match, but Young goes up to him and checks his belt and his footwear for any foreign objects. Regal: “What’s he doing?” JR: “Well he wants to make sure the referee’s not going to cheat in any way.” Regal: “Jim?… Seriously?” EY then goes over to Rhodes and tries to check his attire too, but Rhodes lays a forearm right in the mush of his opponent. The fans boo heavily as Young hits the canvas and all the fun seems to have stopped, EY looks hurt. Rhodes stomps at him and then points to him as if to send Edge a message. Regal: “Cody’s probably thinking he deserved a better return match than a buffoon like Eric Young.” JR: “Oh would you stop? Young’s got just as much a right to compete as anybody around here and the audience appreciate seeing him in the KWF.” Regal: “I beg to differ.” Rhodes drops to his knees and places himself over Young for a lateral press, gets One, Two – but Young kicks out. Cody then pulls Young by his beard and gets him in a rear chinlock. This is followed up by a body scissor submission as Regal talks up Rhodes’ credentials: “The man was a part of Legacy, a tag team where he was with Ted DiBiase Jr. They broke up and Cody has since gone on to try and do what you’re supposed to do and get some Gold around his waist. He’s been unsuccessful so far, failing in a shot at the Intercontinental Title and most recently, the Hardcore Championship. However, the Royal Rumble’s around the corner Jim, and Rhodes will be a dark horse in that I’m sure. He may not have the strength to throw 29 other men over the top rope, but he does have the smarts to do it.” We watch as Rhodes maintains his dominance throughout the match. However, at one point Young fights back and the crowd cheer as JR says that EY’s simply had enough of this punishment. Young forges a comeback that leads to a Bridging Northern Lights suplex and he may have Rhodes here; he gets One, Two – but no, Cody kicks out. Both men get up and EY swings a right hand, but Rhodes has had enough as well, he counters, turning Young around and *BAM* Cross-Rhodes! He hooks the leg and Turmoil begins with a victory for Cody Rhodes.
Winner: Cody Rhodes.
Regal applauds the good professional show from Cody, reiterating how he feels Rhodes has a good shot at winning the Royal Rumble. JR agrees that Cody’s got just a good a chance as anybody else: “He’s got the hunger for it, that’s for sure.” EY is checked on by the ref as Rhodes celebrates. The audience laugh as Young pulls in the referee for a hug on the mat. Regal: “Oh Jesus, please don’t kiss him, don’t kiss him Eric!” JR: “Haha, no William, he thinks he’s hugging a striped teddy bear, haha.”
We come to a snap-shot recap and voiceover package telling us of the matches that occurred at KWF Starrcade this past Sunday. We see images of Samoa Joe vs. Daniel Bryan. Randy Orton vs. The Miz. A Tables match between The Dudleys and Gambit and The Joker of Why So Serious. We see AJ Lee bumping fists with Kaitlyn before her bout with Queen Madison. A cocky Mr. Anderson took on the Hardcore Champion Sheamus. Rey Mysterio defended the KWF X-Division Title against Jack Evans, but he had a helping hand from manager Konnan. We witnessed an intense battle between The Icon Sting and the apprentice to The UnderTaker, The Absolute Lashley. And of course the main event, for the KWF World Heavyweight Title was a Part II affair between The Phenomenal AJ Styles and Best in the World, CM Punk. To relive Starrcade and take in everything that happened in KWF’s last pay-per-view of 2012, click HERE now!
At ringside we join JR and Regal and they reflect on Starrcade after that recap package. Regal: “Styles versus Punk was amazing Jim, but I was disappointed that The Dudleys lost the Tables match. I felt for sure they’d win, but Why So Serious’ numbers did the job in the end. That bloody freak show won and the fans loved it. I don’t get it, Why So Serious do bad things, why do people like them?” JR: “Aww William, that’s a conversation that we’ve been over and we’ll go over many times in the future, but I want to focus on what occurred after Sting’s match with The Absolute Lashley. The Icon won the match ladies and gentlemen, but The UnderTaker appeared after Sting had left the ring and as Lashley was setting himself to bow to his master, Taker chokeslammed him all the way to hell. Now, I think Taker was disappointed that Lashley lost, but I wonder what Lashley’s next move is going to be. It’s pretty obvious that Taker doesn’t see him as worthy to be his apprentice now, and yet, Lashley takes his punishment without fighting back. I mean come on, is there a soul in there? Is Bobby Lashley somewhere beneath that black mask? Or is he going to fall to Taker’s feet every time and continue this torture?” Regal: “I don’t know Jim, but it’s interesting because one may wonder, if Lashley wanted to step away from the Dark Side, what would he do on his own? In a way, I think Lashley needs The UnderTaker. And to answer your question, Bobby Lashley, I think he’s long gone. The Absolute One beat the holy you-know-what out of Panther last week, and those two were Tag Team Champions once upon a time. If Bobby was in there, I don’t think that beat-down would have ever happened.”
We are with Edge in his Skybox. He has been watching the Starrcade recap. “Another epic pay-per-view in the can. And while no-ones around to hear me, I don’t even have to be modest. I put on one hell of a show, so much better than Hogan and Flair ever did.” There’s a bang on the door as it flies open and Konnan steps in. Rey Mysterio follows with the X-Division Title over his shoulder. Edge: “Please guys, come in. No, don’t bother knocking. Can I get you a carbonated beverage or salted treat?” Konnan: “Zip it ese! What gives man? You puttin’ Rey in the main event against the World Champion? He only fought on Sunday when he whupped Jack Evans. As Champion, he shouldn’t have to compete twice in one week. That’s some bullsh*t man!” Edge: “Look Konnan. Rey is a contracted wrestler, and as such, I can make him compete whenever I see fit, in fact it’s my niece’s eighth birthday on Friday, and if I decide Rey has to go up against Doink the Clown for her amusement, then that’s what he’ll do. Lucky for him I already got her a Hello Kitty DVD. Now if you want to know the reason why your boy is facing AJ Styles tonight, then trace your mind back to Sunday when your interference stopped Jack Evans from having a proper chance at becoming the new X-Division Champion. You know how I roll, anyone who interferes in a Title match has to deal with repercussions and is usually punished with another match.” Konnan flips out. “What?! It had nothing to do with me homes! You just got a bias against us man! You got somethin’ against Mexicans gringo!” Edge: “I do not, and the name’s Edge. And you know what else? Not only does Rey have to face AJ tonight, but in four and a half weeks at the Royal Rumble, he will defend that very X-Division Championship against, hmm, erm, Jack Evans! That high flying nutcase deserves another chance and you’ll be banned from ringside too K-Dogg.” Konnan has been angered into silence. Rey taps him on the shoulder and suggests they leave. The duo exit as Edge smirks back at them. JR: “Wow, Konnan and Rey are far from happy with this, and Edge also revealed that Jack Evans will get a well deserved rematch at the Royal Rumble!” Regal: “Edge playing favorites again. I shouldn’t be surprised anymore.”
We see that Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian have already made their entrances. Out on the stage come The Usos and they perform ♫Siva Tau♫ «< click to play). The fans cheer their entrance as JR tells us that the Usos will be looking for a win here, to perhaps put them back on track to go after the KWF Tag Team Championships: “These boys are fine athletes, a promising young tag team and I do feel that they’ll win those Tag Titles one day.” Regal: “Haha sure, but who’s crazy enough to challenge Why So Serious right now? Anyway Jim, The Usos may be young and hungry, but they’re against two pals that have known each other for years. Kaz and Daniels haven’t been a tag team for that long here in the KWF. They’ll be out to prove their worth here tonight.”
Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian vs. The Usos
Daniels’ smug expression doesn’t impress the fans and they boo as he disrespectfully waves off Jey Uso and tags in Kaz before even making any physical contact with his opponent. Kaz comes in and locks up with Jey and we watch as the battle unfolds. Kaz goes behind and smacks Jey upside the back of his head. JR comments on how much Kaz has changed since aligning himself with Daniels. Regal says that it’s not that he’s changed at all, it’s that he’s finally being himself. The fans boo as Kaz and Daniels take control of this match, isolating Jey all they can to ensure that they cut the ring in half and prevent him from making a tag. Regal: “Pretty nice work from Kaz and Daniels wouldn’t you say so Jim? Jimmy Uso hasn’t been in once yet.” JR: “Yes, and as we touched on earlier, Kaz and Daniels have known each other for years. It’s no surprise that they’re doing so well here. Both of them have been Tag Champions in this industry before, Daniels notably with our reigning World Champion, AJ Styles.” The contest goes on and Kaz and Daniels’ cockiness doesn’t prove fruitful as Jimmy’s pounding of the turnbuckle leads to a burst of energy from Jey and finally the Usos are able to make a tag. The fans cheer at the top of their lungs as Jimmy takes down Kaz with a flying forearm, then an illegal Daniels comes in to try and clobber Jimmy from behind. However, Jey’s back up and the two of them set for Alley-Us’ on Daniels, but Kazarian tackles Jey to the canvas. The ref ensures Daniels goes back to his corner. This allows Jimmy to make a switch with Jey. Regal: “That’s illegal! They’re cheating!” JR: “No they’re not, Jimmy’s actually the legal man!” This switch favors The Usos and they look set for the victory, but after a pin attempt, Daniels comes in to make the save. He gives out a few cheap shots to Jimmy and then pulls Kaz by his corner. This allows Daniels to legally tag in, and Jey tags back in on the far side. Daniels is smart though, decking Jimmy off the apron before countering Jey and dropping him with an STO. Daniels then calls Kaz into the ring. He hip-tosses his own partner onto Jimmy for a leg drop and then Kaz goes toward the Usos corner to ensure Jey’s out of it and Daniels concludes the match with the Best Moonsault Ever and this one’s over.
Winners: Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian.
The fans boo as Regal says he’s impressed by the manner in which Kaz and Daniels won this contest: “They used good tag team tactics, isolated their opponents and cleaned up when they needed to. That was a very nice performance from Kaz and Daniels.” JR: “Yes and The Usos will be disappointed.” Kaz and Daniels then take in the boos as they ‘perform’ the Gangnam Style dance in the ring. Regal finishes: “Now that I don’t like. Bloody entity.”
We are backstage with Jeremy Borash as the resident interviewer gets set to talk to his guest at this time, the KWF Hardcore Champion Sheamus. The Celtic Warrior steps into shot. JB: “Sheamus, this past Sunday at Starrcade you defeated Mr. Anderson in a grueling Hardcore match. The Green Bay native got in your face plenty of times in the build up, what did you make of your successful Title defense?” Sheamus strokes his ginger-bearded face and smiles: “JB, honestly fella, whenever I defend this Title, I couldn’t give a monkey’s arse who is standing on the other side of the ring, because I know they won’t be standing for long. Anderson was just the latest in a long line of arseholes who’ve tried to take this Belt, but one by one I send them flying out of the ring with their tail between their legs and their nose bent just like me old Uncle Finn’s was. I done that to him and all when he tried to take the last turkey leg at Christmas. Anderson wanted a piece of me, and I gave it to him with an exclamation mark and a good ol’ Brogue Kick in the face. Now, whoever wants to step up next, come and let me know. I’ll be in the gym, doing what I always do there.” Sheamus picks up a gym bag with a steel chair and baseball bat sticking out of it. “See you later fella.” Sheamus exits as JB hands it back to ringside.
♫Music hits♫ «< click to play) and we watch as reigning Women’s Champion AJ Lee makes her way to the ring. She’s cheered as she “Yes! Yes! Yes!”’s all the way to the squared circle. Her opponent, Natalya, is already in the squared circle and the comms recap how AJ managed to keep her Title this past Sunday at Starrcade. Regal: “Kaitlyn came out to help her Jim, that was out of order.” JR: “Out of order? What about King Dolph? He didn’t have any right to be there either. If it was Madison versus AJ one on one, then Kaitlyn wouldn’t have needed to come out.” Regal: “That’s Queen Madison to you, and of course the King had the right to be there. King Dolph can do whatever he wants, he’s the King!” AJ hands her Championship to the ref and claps hands with Natalya as we get underway with some Chick action.
AJ Lee vs. Natalya
The two circle one another and then lock up. Natalya, the stronger, unlocks the tie and clobbers Lee over the top of her back. AJ hits her knees as Natalya looks to maintain control, but Lee counters and tackles her to the canvas. She moves over Nattie and covers for a One-count, but Natalya is quickly up afterward. JR: “Both these women are so competitive, it’s great to see and I’m glad Edge has put on this match for us here.” Regal: “Yes, well Natalya has already tried to overpower AJ. She needs to continue to do so and win this match. Defeating the Champion in a non-Title contest will always put you near the front of the line for the next Title shot.” The match continues in the same manner by which it started, Natalya often using her strength to deck Lee, but AJ using her speed and ring awareness to ensure that Natalya can’t gain full control of the match-up. The fans cheer on both Chicks and we watch as AJ tries a headlock takedown, but Natalya lifts her up and backsuplexes her. That may be a momentum shifter and Nattie covers, gets One, Two – but Lee kicks out. Natalya gets up to try lock AJ’s legs now. JR: “A Sharpshooter could put AJ in real jeopardy here, and there it is! Natalya’s got it locked on!” Regal: “Right out of the Hart Family’s Dungeon, this is massive for Natalya if AJ taps Jim!” AJ struggles and claws for the ropes, but as she does, Natalya lifts her legs and walks back toward the centre of the ring. AJ though, uses this time to roll under the move and her flexibility allows her to counter and she rolls Nattie through to a pinning predicament. One on the count, Two – but Natalya kicks out. She tries to get up, but in a flash AJ bounces off the ropes and *BAM* Shining Wizard connecting! Lee hooks the leg and gets One, Two and Three!
Winner: AJ Lee.
The crowd cheer and applaud as AJ stays on the canvas holding her back. She used her roll-through and momentum to ensure victory in the match, but the Sharpshooter certainly hurt her. JR: “It was her spunky rush of adrenaline that got her the victory, but the match was very close here. Natalya almost had her with that submission.” Regal: “Yes, but it wasn’t quite enough Jim. I maintain that Queen Madison should be the Champion, but I admit that this was a good show from both Chicks. One can never complain about seeing this kind of talent compete.” AJ celebrates as we fade to commercial.
When we come back a camera crew walk with Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian as they converse. Daniels is confident and he says that he and Kaz should go talk to Edge and put their names in the hat for the next Tag Title shot. Kaz is against the idea, saying: “Why So Serious come as a pack of five bro. We can’t have a serious match against them, they’ll cheat to retain.” Daniels: “Oh Frankie come on, we can outsmart them! I’m telling you, if we talk to Edge, after our performance tonight, we have to be at the front of the line man. No one else will step up to Why So Serious, but if we prove that we have the nuts to do it, then hey, we can use the momentum to win the Belts and rule 2013! We’ll go on to be the KWF World Tag Team Champions, of the World!” Kaz continues to discourage the idea as they continue to walk and talk. The comms voice over, JR: “You know, Kazarian’s got a point. Now might not be the smartest time to compete for the Tag Titles. And I don’t understand Daniels’ stance, I mean, he’s not invoking his rematch against Rey Mysterio because he’s outnumbered 2-1 against Rey and his manager Konnan. So what makes him think that he and Frankie can overcome Gambit, The Joker, Abyss and those crazy Chicks?” Regal: “The two-on-one argument against Rey is a smokescreen Jim. You see, Daniels respects that Rey is Champion and he accepts the idea of Rey re-establishing the true order of X-Division wrestling. I’m telling you, if a sod like Amazing Red, Jay Lethal or Jack Evans was the Champ, then Daniels would be all over them, trying to get the Belt back. But Chris sees Mysterio as his equal, he respects him and therefore is venturing toward Tag Title success instead.” JR: “So do you really believe Kaz and Daniels can sustain a challenge to Why So Serious?” Regal: “Anyone can sustain a challenge Jim. I’d just like for them to be given the chance. It’d be interesting to see if they really could outsmart the World Tag Champs.”
♫I hear voices in my head, they council me, they understand, they talk to me!♫ «< click to play). The Viper emerges from under the rising Tron as Justin Roberts introduces him, and JR reminds us that Orton overcame The Miz at Starrcade to retain his Intercontinental Title: “It was a great match, and as has happened on so many occasions previously, Orton ended things with an RKO.” Regal: “I often wonder how successful Randall would have been if he didn’t have that devastating move in his locker. He’d probably have quit wrestling and become a beekeeper or something.” JR: “You have a strange mind William.”
Randy Orton vs. Kofi Kingston
Kofi Kingston receives a good reception from the audience as well and this bout begins. Orton gets the better of a collar and elbow tie-up, but after coming off the ropes, gets floored by a standing dropkick from the Ghanaian. JR: “Big air from Kofi, and he will be wanting to make a point here against the Intercontinental Champion. These two had one hell of a rivalry back in the WWE which included that epic encounter at Madison Square Garden when Kingston hit a Boom Drop to crash Orton through a table.” Regal: “How fitting, as we’re going to be back in the Garden at the turn of the New Year, I can’t wait.” JR: “Indeed, and we’re also not too far away from the Royal Rumble, a pay-per-view in which three years ago, Kofi had a WWE Title shot against Kurt Angle. Incredibly, he defeated both Triple H and The UnderTaker in a Triple Threat match to earn that shot.” Regal: “It would be hard to argue that anyone wouldn’t deserve a Title shot after overcoming Hunter and The Deadman. Blimey!” Kofi is trying to set the pace in this bout early as he uses his controlled frenzy to keep Orton from getting a foothold. He even goes for the Trouble in Paradise, but Orton drops and rolls to the outside as we head into commercial.
When we return, the duo are back in the centre of the ring trading blows. The Apex Predator is fighting back, but Kofi kicks him in the gut and comes off the ropes to hit a dropkick to the head, sending Orton down. JR: “Perhaps Randy is still hurting from his clash on Sunday, but he hasn’t been able to get into this match at all William.” Regal: “Don’t underestimate Kofi. As we alluded to, he has challenged for the WWE Title and is a former Intercontinental and United States Champion many times over.” However, as Kofi is building up a head of steam again, he gets taken down by a snap powerslam from Orton. The Viper has a second wind and looks to be in the zone. He hits Kofi with his over-the-back backbreaker, and then works him out to the apron, before pulling back in over the middle rope and dropping him with a DDT. Regal: “Relentless, no mercy shown from Orton.” JR: “He has to do a move like that, Kofi’s proving to be a thorn in Randy’s side and Orton’s looking to send a message here.” Regal: “Yeah, don’t mess with The Viper.” Orton has the crowd going and starts pounding his fists on the canvas ready for the RKO. As Kofi gets up, Orton goes for the cutter, but Kofi blocks it, before hitting an SOS! He has the pin on, gets One, Two - but Orton kicks out. Kofi floors Orton again with a couple of clotheslines, before coming off the ropes to attempt a Boom Drop. “Boop! Boop!” he says, but *BAM!* RKO! Orton nipped up as Kofi set up for the move and struck with an RKO! He covers and gets One, Two and Three.
Winner: Randy Orton.
Orton celebrates his win as his ♫music hits♫ «< click to play). JR: “By God, that was like the predatory lashing out of a real Viper. Striking so quickly and with relentless venom!” Regal: “They don’t just call him the Viper because he spits on people. What a strike from nowhere by young Randall.” Orton knows he’s been in a fight, but he stands atop the turnbuckles with his Title raised in victory.
We come to a dark video. It pans out and we see smoke around a floor. All of a sudden, a body flies into the smoke from above and crashes to the floor, then another, then several more. It’s raining bodies as the camera pans up to a wrestling ring, where a shadowy figure is launching people over-the-top rope. A voiceover says “Thirty men enter… one man heads to the main event of KWF WrestleMania!” We then come to images of the past three KWF Royal Rumbles, showing Samoa Joe winning in 2010, The Icon Sting triumphing in 2011 and then The Phenomenal AJ Styles emerging victorious this year. The video comes back to the shadowy man tossing people from the ring. He turns to the camera and we cannot determine who it is, but the shot slowly zooms into his face, and all we can see are his eyes. A question mark appears over his head, and we see quick action of the likes of King Dolph, Wade Barrett, Kurt Angle, Sting, Joe, Bryan, Zack Ryder, Panther, John Cena, Rob Van Dam and many more. The screen goes back to the smoking floor, where we see a graphic: KWF Royal Rumble, coming January 20th 2013.
We come back into the arena where it’s time for our main event of the evening. ♫Get ready to fly!♫ «< click to play). The pyro shower froths over the figure of The Phenomenal One as AJ Styles comes out to a huge ovation. JR: “This promises to be a great match. AJ is a former X-Division guy himself, and of course both of these gentlemen have held multiple World Championships. Two legends go toe-to-toe for our entertainment, AJ Styles vs. Rey Mysterio!” Regal: “Talk about your fantasy pay-per-view cards. As far as I know Jim, this is a first time ever occurrence.” JR: “Let’s just sit back and enjoy it.”
AJ Styles vs. Rey Mysterio
Rey was heavily booed as he made his way to the ring, as JR pointed out how small he looks without Konnan by his side: “Mysterio’s enforcer has been banned from ringside by Edge as punishment for his involvement on Sunday.” Regal: “Completely out of line Edge is Jim. Konnan didn’t do anything wrong.” JR: “Didn’t do anything wrong? He cost Jack Evans the chance to win his first ever X-Division Title!” Regal: “Like that punk would have won anyway. He looked like something more out of a Step-Up movie rather than the KWF. Seriously, just try an armbar once in a while!” Styles and Mysterio cancel one another out in the early going, reversing each other’s attempts at offense and rolling through any attempts to utilize the ropes. Rey ducks some kicks, AJ leaps over a leg sweep and Rey springs back off the ropes from an Irish Whip, only for AJ to roll out the way of the resulting flying back elbow. The fans applaud both men as Regal starts to get frustrated: “Somebody hit somebody!” The action heads to the outside as Rey runs from Styles. He leaps over the steps and turns to dropkick the steel into the knees of the KWF Champion. Finally, one of them is down and Regal applauds now: “Well done Rey. See JR, he doesn’t need Konnan to make use of outside interference. Next you’ll be saying the steel steps should be banned from ringside.” Mysterio heads into the ring and comes off the far ropes to leap through and land on Styles. JR: “Rey doesn’t do much high flying these days, but he knows he’ll have to here tonight to stand any chance of besting the KWF Champion. Will he be able to get the better of AJ Styles? We’ll find out when we return!”
Back from the final commercial break of the night, and Rey has Styles in the middle of the ring and has applied an armbar. Regal: “See Jack Evans! An armbar. Just as effective as a 630-Splash without the effort and pointless spinning.” JR: “Just as effective? Be serious William. Evans is unique in his offense and these fans love his efforts. I’m sure he’ll no doubt be watching this closely. As Edge revealed earlier on tonight, Mysterio will have to defend against Evans once again at the Royal Rumble, and like tonight, Konnan will be banned from ringside, giving Evans a fighting chance at winning his first KWF Gold.” Styles has managed to get to his feet and has forced Rey off with punches. He lifts Rey up, but gets caught by a headscissors, which sends him onto the middle rope. Rey dials up the 6-1-9 as he comes off the far ropes, but AJ has leapt through the ropes to the apron, before springing off the top rope to nail a flying forearm smash! The crowd cheer loud as AJ covers, getting Two. The match continues to go back and forth with Styles getting increasingly on top of things. He hits a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker to set up for a high-risk move. He climbs out to the top rope, and leaps off, but Rey rolls forward to avoid the contact. Styles lands on his feet and immediately hits a Pele! Rey has rolled to the outside, but that doesn’t stop AJ from running over and hitting a springboard shooting star press right onto Mysterio! The crowd go wild as both men are down and the referee is counting. Styles manages to get back into the ring at Seven, while Rey rolls in at Nine. AJ signals to finish it, and gets Mysterio into Styles Clash position. However, Rey gets his arms free and pulls his torso up, before using the headscissors to again send Styles onto the middle rope. Rey runs up and this time nails the 6-1-9. Styles falls back into the middle of the ring. Rey looks out to the crowd with an arrogant smirk, and they boo ferociously back. He leaps off the top rope, but Styles gets the knees up. Both men slowly get to their feet, and Rey runs at Styles, who sends the San Diegan into the corner. He then runs at Rey, who holds onto the top rope as he brings his legs up onto AJ’s shoulders, setting up for another headscissors. However, as he lets go of the ropes, AJ grabs him and stops his momentum, leaving Rey in a precarious position. AJ hooks Rey’s arms under his legs and *BAM!* Styles Clash! AJ rolls over into the pin and gets One, gets Two and gets Three!
Winner: AJ Styles.
Styles is victorious and is handed his KWF World Title by the referee. JR: “Incredible from AJ Styles, and that’s why he is the KWF World Heavyweight Champion!” Regal: “Well done to him, but this was effectively a handicap match.” JR: “What are you talking about?” Regal: “It was Rey Mysterio versus AJ Styles and Edge. Totally unfair.” JR: “Give me a break. Styles wins here in Philadelphia to end a great night of Turmoil action. Be sure to join us next Wednesday for a special post-Christmas edition of Turmoil. And folks, we’re going to be in the Impact Zone next week! But for now, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas from everyone here at the KWF. Enjoy the holidays folks, and we’ll see you right here next Wednesday for more of the best in literary sports entertainment! Goodnight everyone.” Regal: “Bah humbug!.” We fade out on the image of AJ Styles who has found a Santa hat from a fan in the audience and put it on as he raises his KWF Championship Belt.