Posts tagged Kofi Kingston
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We come in Live in the General Manager’s Skybox where Madison Rayne is already flirting with Edge. She’s wearing provocative ‘clothing’ and she tells him that she’s so glad to have won the Bra and Panties match this past Sunday at King Of The Ring. The Skybox door swings open and in come Angelina Love and Velvet Sky – equally as unclothed. The Beautiful People scream and shout at Edge, claiming that they’re the most Rated R commodities he’s got. Velvet: “We show the most ass and we don’t pretend with you Edge.” Angelina: “Exactly Velvet. Edge, we are the most Rated R Chicks you have and you barely had us compete going into King Of The Ring. What’s up with that huh?! You gave little AJ all that TV time and then at the pay-per-view it’s Madison vs. Layla?!” Velvet looks at Madison and besmirches how she looks: “I mean really? Madison Rayne is supposed to be the hottest thing you have going? Please, there’s more classy ass in New York’s Red Light District.” Madison becomes angry and Edge has to stand between the girls. He tells them all to shut up because the show’s not even started and he’s already getting a headache. He responds to The Beautiful People’s concerns by telling them that AJ Lee deservedly gets so much time on television (KWF Blogs) because she’s the Women’s Champion. Edge says that he does agree that the good looking likes of Angelina and Velvet should be featured more and so he’s putting them in a six-Chick Tag match tonight with Madison. Madison complains and says that she doesn’t want to team with The BP. Edge says he doesn’t want to hear it and that his decision is final. “Tonight, Madison you will team with Angelina and Velvet when the three of you compete against Women’s Champion AJ Lee, her Chickbuster compadre Kaitlyn and the one and only Mickie James. Now you two (The BP) get outta here.” None of the Chicks are happy as Turmoil gets off to a sexy start.
♫Edgenesday Night Turmoil’s opening video♫ «< click to play) plays and follows with huge explosions on stage as this week’s Wednesday Night Turmoil officially gets underway. Jim Ross and William Regal bring us in on commentary and they excitedly talk up what a night it was this past Sunday at King Of The Ring. JR: “Folks we crowned a new Hardcore Champion, a new KWF World Heavyweight Champion – and William, Dolph Ziggler is King Of The Ring.” Regal: “Yes Jim, good evening readers, King Of The Ring was indeed one heck of a tournament and the entire pay-per-view gave us ten matches overall. God, I’ve been through it over and over again and I must say, I’m getting used to the idea of King Dolph. And I wasn’t sure what to expect when Big Show became Hardcore Champion, but the manner in which he defeated Samoa Joe was emphatic.” JR: “And what about the main event? AJ Styles losing the KWF Title to The Absolute Lashley.” Regal: “You and I have conversed about this non-stop over the past couple of days and Jim, I still cannot believe the manner by which Lashley won the match.” JR: “Folks if you haven’t seen/read what happened then click HERE now to catch up. It was a show not to be missed and a pay-per-view main event that AJ Styles will never forget.”
♫*Drums* Rob Van Dam *Drums* The Whole F’n Show!♫ «< click to play). The crowd here in Poughkeepsie rise to their feet as one of Pro Wrestling’s all-time favorite superstars makes his way to the ring for the opening bout of the night. Justin Roberts announces the introduction of RVD as he performs his thumb-taunt and the comms tell us some of what we can expect to see on Turmoil this evening. Regal: “That six-Chick Tag is going to be mouth watering Jim, they all have delightful, ahem, movesets.” JR: “Oh absolutely. KWF’s Chicks are the some of the most beautiful and competitive women in the world. They pride themselves on kicking butt – and looking great while doing it.” The comms next go to a snapshot image of Dolph Ziggler celebrating his new Kingship this past Sunday and they tell that we expect to see the coronation of King Dolph tonight, but first we get the action going with Rob Van Dam versus: ♫Come on! Ya, Yer Know… SOS!♫ «< click to play).
Rob Van Dam vs. Kofi Kingston
Van Dam bounces on the spot kicking thin air while Kofi pulls on the rope and the ref calls for the bell to get this match underway. The two circle one another and Kofi leans in looking like he wants to pat hands, but RVD stands up straight, smiles and thumb-taunts “Rob Van Dam.” Kingston nods as the crowd cheer, but Regal says: “I don’t know why Van Dam’s so flipping happy. Kingston defeated him at Turbulence to qualify to compete in the King Of The Ring tournament. If I’m Van Dam, I want to focus here and do all I can to get the ‘W’. Zero and Two against Kofi Kingston would be an embarrassment.” JR: “Oh I disagree. Kofi Kingston is a superb athlete and Rob Van Dam I’m sure respects that. Kingston has done a great deal in the WWE with his biggest rivalry being against Randy Orton.” Regal: “I remember that Jim. Orton brought out the best in Kofi I thought. And at that time, Kofi was in the Title run of his life here on KWF Blogs – defeating Triple H and The UnderTaker in a Triple Threat match if I’m correct.” JR: “That’s right William. Kingston had a career-high moment at that time in 2010. He’s then gone on to battle back and forth for what was the United States Title and as we mentioned earlier, Kofi competed in this past Sunday’s King Of The Ring.” Regal: “Losing to Dolph Ziggler in the first round.” JR: “Well, given that Ziggler won the whole tournament, I don’t think that Kofi can be ashamed of his performance. Kingston’s got to get back to winning ways now. He’s always said that he’s here for the fans and the manner by which he competes exudes that all the time. He’s always entertaining and always has the audience cheering his fantastic moves.” As this match unfolds it seems that Rob Van Dam’s confidence gees him on and the comms go over how great this match is and how Edge thought it was so good at Turbulence that he wanted to see it again tonight. The fans enjoy a treat of back and forth action with RVD hitting kicks and body scissor pinning predicaments while Kofi would fly with a cross body and get Van Dam into covers of his own with an expertly executed SOS. Kingston looks to head to victory again, but as he and RVD battle up the turnbuckles, Van Dam boots him off and he then gets set for his finisher. Kofi is on the canvas and RVD administers the move much fast than usual, nailing Kingston with a Five Star Frog Splash and that gets the Three!
Winner: Rob Van Dam.
The crowd are ecstatic as Van Dam gets to his feet and thumb-taunts toward his fans. Regal: “Wow, that was close, did you see that Jim? That must’ve been the least fool-hardy Five Star I’ve ever seen.” JR: “RVD knew what to expect from Kingston and he respected the previous victory Kofi had over him. There was no time to thumb-taunt while on the top turnbuckle, Van Dam wanted the victory and this time he managed to get the better of his opponent. Boy, what a match that was and I tip my hat to the GM, it was great seeing that unfold again.” Van Dam continues to taunt and celebrate toward the fans. He pulls Kingston to his feet and the two of them are all smiles as the crowd give them a standing ovation.
A big King Of The Ring graphic flashes up on the screen, and it’s time to recap exactly what went down on Sunday night in the Dunkin Donuts Center. We began the night with the four First Round matches of the competition, and it was Sheamus, Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio who all made it through. Then the fans were treated to a Bra and Panties match in which Madison Rayne emerged victorious against Layla. Then onto the KOTR Semi-Finals, which saw Ziggler defeat Del Rio, and Sheamus triumph over Mark Henry. The Hardcore Championship match between Big Show and Samoa Joe was brutal, but in the end we had a new Champion as Show WMD’d a steel chair right into Joe’s face. The King Of The Ring Final between Sheamus and Ziggler was frenetic, but at the end it was the Show Off Ziggler who picked up the huge win and won the Title of King Of The Ring. Finally, in a hotly anticipated encounter, AJ Styles took on his former friend The Absolute Lashley for the KWF World Title. The Phenomenal One was expecting a brawl, but got a wrestling match, and Lashley was able to hit the Sitdown Spinebuster and get the Three-count to be named new KWF Champion. Read it all over again by clicking HERE, and keep it KWF Blogs!
After the commercial break we are back Live in the arena and the ring has been transformed. There is a purple carpet across the canvas, a Throne in the middle, and a crown on a stand. ♫The Music of KWF General Manager, Edge♫ «< click to play) hits and he makes his entrance with Madison Rayne in tow. They get in the ring and Edge gets on the mic. He talks about how excited he was that his idea to bring the King Of The Ring back as an ‘all on the night’ tournament proved a huge success, and the fans agree with their cheers. He then says he would like to congratulate the winner, Dolph Ziggler and present him with this fully deserved coronation tonight. ♫King Dolph’s new music♫ «< click to play) hits and the Show Off comes down to the ring looking as smug as ever. When he eventually enters the squared circle, Edge offers his hand. Dolph doesn’t shake it. Instead he gets a mic of his own and says he didn’t come out here for congratulations, he came out here for his coronation. Dolph says that nobody was talking about him, nobody considered the idea of him becoming King Of The Ring, “but this past Sunday I proved everybody wrong, I proved the world wrong! People talked about Sheamus’ chances, Mark Henry and even Drew McIntyre’s chances, but I stole the show – and I looked damn good doing it.” Edge smirks back, possibly seeing a little of the old Edge in Ziggler. On Edge’s instruction, Madison Rayne carries out the coronation, placing the royal robe around Ziggler’s shoulders and then handing him scepter. Ziggler takes a seat on his Royal Throne and Madison goes behind the chair to step onto a box that allows her to reach over the top of the seat to place the KOTR crown on Dolph Ziggler’s head. Edge assists Madison off the box and he says “Ladies and gentlemen, all hail King Dolph!” Ziggler smiles to himself as the crowd boo – although there is a pocket of them who cheer. Edge asks the King if there is anything he wants tonight. “Consider it a goodwill gesture on your first night as King. You have the power, what do you want? A match? The night off? My Skybox?” Dolph thinks for a moment, before a Grinch-like smile is etched across his face. He stands, King-like, and says “I want a match, one-on-one, against Panther.” Edge looks a little confused, but agrees: “You got it, King Dolph versus Panther, tonight!” Grand Royal music plays out the new KWF King’s coronation and Edge exits. Madison Rayne sticks around at ringside as the comms tell that King Dolph is milking this coronation and so the six-Chick tag match will be right after the break.
The Beautiful People & Madison Rayne vs. The Chickbusters & Mickie James
We are set for six-Chick Tag action, as The Beautiful People join Rayne to face KWF Women’s Champion AJ Lee, Kaitlyn and Mickie James. The BP force Madison to start against Kaitlyn. The rookie is able to get the better of the early exchanges and soon has Madison in a submission hold. She has her legs wrapped around the waist of Rayne and is squeezing the air out of her. Rayne tries to reach over to tag Angelina Love or Velvet Sky, but neither one is exactly stretching for the tag, in fact Love is checking her nails. Madison manages to elbow her way out, but soon gets clotheslined down again. Kaitlyn tags in Mickie, who continues to dominate. She hits a Thesz Press to the fans delight, and hits an open palmed chop to the chest. Regal: “Ms. Rayne was brilliant when her so-called man was on the line on Sunday, but she’s getting battered here tonight.” JR: “Well The Beautiful People aren’t helping, of course Rayne is getting punished when it’s pretty much three-on-one.” Madison manages to escape and she tags the arm of Velvet, who wasn’t paying attention. Sky reluctantly gets in and ties up with James. She Irish-whips her against the ropes, but she recieves a flying lariat for her trouble. Mickie raises her arm to the crowd, before attempting her DDT finisher, but Velvet pushes her away, before a kick to the gut and a Fame Asser puts Miss Hardcore Country down. She pins but gets just Two. JR: “D’you remember when Kip James was part of the Beautiful People in TNA? I guess that’s where Velvet Sky got that move from.” Regal: “Yes yes, be quiet JR, I’m trying to concentrate here.” Velvet tags in Angelina as The BP look to double team, but AJ sprints in from the far side and prevents the attempted move. Lee gets in Love’s face as the crowd cheer and the comms remind us of the long-standing BP/Chickbuster rivalry. The referee tries to restore order, forcing AJ back, but as she gets to the corner Mickie is smart to make a tag. AJ comes in legally now and Angelina Love exits the ring. Kaitlyn gets in, as does Madison Rayne and a brawl ensues. Regal: “Who on earth is legal?” The Chicks battle in and around the ring as the crowd excitedly cheer on their favorites. JR: “It’s crazy ladies and gentlemen, but we’ll try keep up with it. Join us after the break!”
Back Live we see that the ref has restored order, but the legal Kaitlyn is now taking a triple-team in the oppositions corner. The comms take us to replay footage of what happened during the commercials and we see that Madison Rayne and The Beautiful Peopl got on ths same page after harshly slamming the Women’s Champ into the barricade. JR: “Angelina, Velvet and Madison have a long history and they didn’t start the night on the same page, but it seems their old dirty tactics have risen in the heat here.” Regal: “Yes Jim and it’s nice to see them get along for a change.” With that said though we watch as Kaitlyn makes a fight of it against the legal Angelina. She throws her against the ropes and when she comes back both Chicks go down as they collide with clotheslines. AJ and Mickie pound the turnbuckle and get the fans going as Kaitlyn crawls toward her corner. Angelina gets up quicker and she goes to tag Madison, but Rayne drops off the apron. She shrugs her shoulders as Angelina begins to argue with her and instead tags Velvet. The Beautiful People are much distracted by Madison and this allows Kaityln to tag in AJ! Angelina steps onto the apron to yell at Rayne who’s now making her way around the ring and toward the ramp. In the meantime Velvet turns toward the centre of the ring and she’s met with a run of clotheslines from AJ. The crowd cheer and chant as Angelina blames Madison: “You see what you did?!” But Rayne’s already half-way up the ramp. AJ decks Sky with a headscissor takedown and Angelina then goes in illegally to attack from behind, but Lee counters well and makes a tag to Mickie James. AJ and Angelina scrap to ringside while Velvet gets to her feet, but Mickie’s on the top turnbuckle and she leaps off for an all-air Thesz Press. She hooks the legs and gets the Three.
Winners: Mickie James, Kaitlyn and AJ Lee.
Kaitlyn joins AJ to go at Angelina Love, but the Chickbusters back off after seeing that James has won the match. They join Mickie in the ring and celebrate as Angelina Love pulls Velvet from under the bottom rope. JR comments on how impressive Mickie and The Chickbusters were, especially Mickie. Regal says that after the early back and forth between Madison and The BP, it seemed that they’d found an understanding, a way to work together for the greater good of winning the match: “but no, that fool of a took Madison decided to drop off the apron and it cost The BP the match.” JR: “And she’s long gone William. She’s probably back up in the Skybox already.” Regal: “For goodness sake.” The scene fades on angry expressions from Angelina Love and Velvet Sky.
After the break we see sneakers walking along the halls and as the camera pans up and zooms out, we see the black jean-shorts and black You Can’t See Me t-shirt of John Cena. There’s instantly a chorus of boos from the arena audience and we watch as Cena steps toward the door of Edge’s Skybox. He goes to open it, but it’s locked and it has a Do Not Disturb, Rated R in Progress sign on the handle. Regal: “The Doctor’s back! Oh brilliant! We haven’t seen him since Turbulence Jim!” JR: “To my knowledge William, Edge had sent Cena on promotional tours around south-east Asia and that’s why he’s been away for a month.” Cena begins banging on Edge’s door and he eventually answers: “Do you mind? Does the sign mean nothing to anyone around here?!” Cena’s not in the mood and he’s instantly in the GM’s face, complaining that he’s been off the show for a month. “Send a guy who gets boos on all your promo tours, what a genius move that was!” Edge shakes his head: “What do you want? I know you John, better than most, and you’re not the bitchy type so just tell me what you want. I’m kind of in the middle of something, so whatever you’re really here for, can ya make it snappy?” Cena says that he’s back on KWF Blogs and he wants to be back where he belongs when it comes to the Title picture. Cena says that under Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair he was rightfully at the top of the food chain. “I held the KWF Championship for months before you came along. I want my shot at it again. Turbulence was a Triple Threat, a game of odds, not a game of Champions. I want AJ Styles one on one and I’m gonna take that Title from him!” Edge shakes his head again: “What, you didn’t read the pay-per-view? (click HERE to do so), AJ lost on Sunday. It’s The Absolute Lashley who’s the Champ now – and to give you a straight answer, No, you can’t have a Title shot because AJ’s got a rematch clause that I’m sure he’ll be invoking at The Great American Bash.” Cena holds his head and barks “So what am I supposed to do? I’m the best talent you got, commercial, in the ring and as the face of this company. AJ Styles can go to hell, give me that Title shot!” Edge chuckles. Cena: “What’s so funny? Come on, gimme that shot!” Edge tells Cena that he’s not at the top of the food chain anymore and just like everybody else, he has to earn himself another chance at the KWF Title. Cena: “So what do I have to do?” Edge: “It’s simple John. You compete, you win. You keep winning and maybe, just maybe there’ll be a Title opportunity for you down the line. It’s the old fashioned way of doing things. No more favors from the likes of Hulk and Ric. This is my Turmoil and you John, you gotta earn yourself every inch.” Cena nods and says that he wants a match tonight, he wants a match any night, stating that he’ll do whatever it takes to become the Champ again. Edge says that he understands. He too was once obsessed with the highest prized Gold in Pro Wrestling. Edge tells Cena to go to the ring after the Bash commercial “and I’ll send out an opponent for ya.” Cena leaves the scene as Edge steps back into his Skybox. We just about see Madison Rayne in the background and Edge shuts the door and locks it.
We cut backstage where Jeremy Borash is standing by to interview The America Dragon, Daniel Bryan. “Daniel Bryan, just a few weeks ago you lost your X-Division Championship to Austin Aries in what has been called one of the all-time great X-Division matches. The whole world wants to know, will you be invoking your rematch clause?” Bryan strokes his beard and smiles. “Yeah I’ve heard a few people call it that. I’ve had people come up to me and shake my hand, saying they loved that match, but I didn’t. No matter how well I wrestled, or how great the match was for me, I lost my Belt. Aries put up a great fight as well, but I know that I can beat him, and so in answer to your question JB, YES! YES! YES!” The fans cheer and chant ‘YES!’ in the background. “Absolutely I will have my rematch, and it’s gonna happen in less than four weeks, at The Great American Bash!” Bryan exits as JB hands it back to ringside.
Justin Roberts introduces the next match, as King Dolph makes his second entrance of the night, still kitted out in his King apparel. He walks down to the ring with a more ‘regal’ attitude. Regal: “There’s only one Regal around here sunshine and it’s yours truly.” He awaits his opponent in the ring, and just then, the new entrance music of Panther hits. ♫Yeah I get it you’re an outcast, always under attack, always coming in last, bringing up the past, no-one owes you anything!♫ «< click to play). The Black Cat heads to the ring to a great reception, and we see the lovely Kaitlyn for the second time tonight as she heads out to accompany him.
King Dolph vs. Panther w/ Kaitlyn
As the match begins, Dolph orders the referee to remove his robe and crown, as well as taking his scepter. He then looks over to Kaitlyn and blows her a kiss. This causes Panther to race across and start pounding Dolph with rights. He backs him up into the corner and Ziggler leans between the ropes to force the break. Panther doesn’t let up, but the official gets in between and forces it himself. JR tells us that Panther’s new music is a song called ‘Sound of Madness’ by Shinedown. Regal says it’s definitely appropriate as “Panther is as crazy as a box of frogs.” The match continues with the Black Cat getting the better of the Show Off. Regal besmirches: “I spoke very highly of this cat on Sunday, but I’ve since changed my mind Jim. He’s not consistent enough to reach greater heights here in the KWF. In the past he’s been the X-Division Champion and the United States Champ if I’m right. You look at him now and yes he did well at the KOTR tournament, but I don’t believe for one second that he’ll beat King Dolph.” Panther launches his opponent against the ropes, before hitting a spinning heel kick. He goes for the cover but Dolph kicks out. He literally has the King on the ropes, as JR says this is against the form of Sunday as Panther was knocked out in the first round by Alberto Del Rio. “However, tonight he is taking it to the man who won the tournament. Panther’s doing fine and dandy here, showing the King what he’s made of.” Regal says: “It’s understandable seeing as Ziggler had to go through three matches that night. The King must still be tired.” JR points out that it was Dolph who asked for this match tonight, so he can’t use that as an excuse. Regal: “It’s only an excuse if he loses Jim, and he won’t.” Panther is looking energized, but comes unstuck when an attempted cross body in the corner ends in disaster as King Dolph moves out the way. Panther crashes into the turnbuckle, which allows Ziggler to apply the Sleeper Hold. He has it on tight as Panther struggles. He goes down to one knee as Kaitlyn bangs on the apron, trying to give him strength. The fans join in with claps, as Panther manages to get back to his feet, but Dolph jumps up onto Panther’s back, forcing him down again. Regal: “Smart, very smart move from The King. He’s weakening his opponent in a Sleeper and is using the time he has on the move to allow himself that gap for recovery. Excellent, I’m very impressed.” The strength has been sapped from the former Thundercat, and the referee raises Panther’s arm and drops it. However, it stays in the air and Panther uses it to smack Dolph in the stomach, then again, then an elbow which gets him free. He then trips Ziggler and applies the Muta Lock. In an instant, Panther has turned things around. Now Dolph is the one in trouble, but he’s energized and quickly manages to grab the bottom rope. The fans boo as Panther breaks the hold and gets to his feet. As he goes for Dolph again, he gets rolled up in a small package, but just about kicks out in time. Panther gets up and runs for the King, but Ziggler jumps to catch him with a textbook dropkick right on the mush and he covers, gets One, gets Two – but the cat kicks out. Ziggler slicks his hair back and taunts as he shows off his physique to the audience. Dolph is on top now, and works Panther over. He keeps showing off as he does, doing handstands, cartwheels and generally flexing the guns. He is booed all the way, but doesn’t seem to mind. Regal: “Nobody like the King. The King is on top and he rules over his Kingdom. People don’t like it, but they must all hail King Dolph. He’s earned his Kingship.” Ziggler goes for a suplex, but it gets blocked, and reversed as Panther slams him down. Both men look exhausted, but it’s Panther up to his feet first as Kaitlyn and the fans cheer him on. He waits for Dolph to get up, before coming off the ropes. Dolph leapfrogs him, as Panther goes under and then goes to spring back off the middle rope to hit a flying back elbow. However, Dolph reads this and leaps in the air himself, grabbing the back of Panther’s head and slamming it down with an innovative and devastating Zig-Zag! He hooks both legs and gets the One! Two! Three!
Winner: King Dolph.
Regal gets up from his seat and applauds Ziggler. JR asks him what he’s doing, but he just says he’s giving fair praise to a man who has won four matches in the space of four days. “That’s impressive by anyone’s standards.” JR reluctantly concurs, but adds that this was one hell of a match, and Panther can consider himself unlucky to have lost. Dolph is congratulating himself on a job well done, but as he goes to leave the ring, he sees Kaitlyn go in to check on Panther. He leans back in and gives her a smile and a wink. She looks back at him in confusion, as he continues to smile and look at her. King Dolph is handed his scepter and he raises it as the referee places his robe over his back. The scene fades as King Dolph exits victorious.
We are backstage once again with JB, who is outside the door of Edge’s Skybox. “I am just going to try to get a word from our esteemed GM.” There’s no sign on the door handle and so he knocks. Edge answers and, unlike earlier, he seems like he’s in ‘GM Mode’ as he tells Borash to make it quick because he’s got a lot to deal with and a lot going on. Borash: “Err, did you maybe spend too much time with ahem, your acquaintance Madison Rayne?” Edge: “Come on JB, don’t judge… what can I do for you?” Borash asks Edge what he made of the King Of The Ring tournament. Edge says that he thought it went really well, and that he’s already in talks with the KWF Board to hold it again next year. “I was surprised as anyone that Dolph won, but that’s what made the tournament so real. I mean, anyone could have won because they all had to qualify to be in the thing in the first place. It was a show of great competition.” JB asks Edge what he made of the two Title changes at the KOTR pay-per-view. “You know JB that’s what I was just thinking about. Title changes. I was shocked on Sunday, not just because of the results of both the Hardcore and KWF World Title matches, but moreso in the manner the matches were won. It shows the diverse ways in which superstars can win matches and man, to mix those to Title changes with a King Of The Ring tournament, well it all fit really well.” Edge goes on to say that he’s got a lot on his plate, not least of all the drama between some of the KWF Chicks. He tells us that Daniel Bryan’s rematch against Austin Aries for the X-Title is confirmed for The Bash. He says that the Tag Team Titles are of great importance to him and while he wants to reward superstars for winning matches, he also has to do the ring thing for those who get screwed over for every reason under the sun. “Every week I get text messages from Bubba and Devon telling me how great they are and how happy they are to be my Tag Team Champions. Now don’t get me wrong. What The Dudleys have accomplished throughout their careers and especially with how dominant they are in the KWF, I totally respect them for everything they’ve achieved. But their messages and their smugness has gone beyond arrogance. When I first took over as GM I thought they were respectful and dare I say, decent. But they’re patronizing, almost as if they’re saying that I can’t wrestle anymore, while they’re still at the top of the Tag Division, over a decade from when we first fought when it was The Dudleys against Christian and me. It’s very annoying.” JR: “So what are you going to do Edge? Last week we saw LAX victorious against Mason Ryan and Rob Terry. When you mentioned people getting screwed over, I assume you meant The Usos? What can come of this? And is there a stand-out team that can defeat The Dudleys and wipe those smiles off their faces?” Edge: “At the moment JB I don’t know. I’m thinking it all over, but the clock’s ticking and I will have a match set for those Tag Titles at The Great American Bash. Tonight though JB, let’s allow our new Champions their spotlight. With the hectic circus that’s the KWF tonight I’ve yet to announce the main event, so here it is; the World’s Largest Athlete and new Hardcore Champion, The Big Show against will go one on one with the new KWF World Heavyweight Champion, The Absolute Lashley!” JB’s eyes widen as Edge bids him adieu and shuts the door. JB: “Ladies and gentlemen, you heard it right here, tonight’s main event, Big Show versus The Absolute Lashley. Oh my God, this is unbelievable, only here on KWF Blogs!”
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!
Back Live we see that John Cena is in the ring having just completed his entrance. Cena has his game face on and he awaits his opponent. Justin Roberts doesn’t know who it’s going to be and the crowd eye the stage, waiting for the tron to rise. The arena goes dark and from the roof we see a giant disco-ball lowered to hover above the ring. Disco lights begin to shine around the Mid-Hudson Civic Center and we hear a voice of a Chick introducing the “Only living, rompin’ stompin’ Funkasaurus in captivity; Mister Brodusss Claayyyy!” Regal: “Oh my God. You have to be kidding me!?” ♫Funk is on a roll, Funk is on a roll…♫ «< click to play) out comes Naomi, out comes Cameron and they’re dancing and swinging their arms as they are then joined by the newest member to the KWF roster – the Funkadelic Brodus Clay! The crowd cheer, chant and dance as Brodus and his Funkadactylls make their way to the ring. They entertain the audience as JR says that he’s glad Brodus is here and it looks set that Clay’s first KWF match is going to be against the Doctor of Thuganomics, John Cena. Cena stands in the ring, almost in the way as Brodus and the girls complete their entrance dance. The Funkasaurus removes his tracksuit and as he sees John Cena there’s suddenly not such a friendly expression on his face. The girls exit the ring, still getting the fans going at ringside.
John Cena vs. Brodus Clay
The ref calls for the bell and Brodus steps toward the centre of the ring. He and Cena lock up as the crowd chant for Clay who forces The Doctor into the corner. JR: “Brodus Clay is a very big man, he’s going to prove a true test for John Cena on his debut here on KWF Blogs.” The referee forces the break in the corner, but Cena is out fastest and he swings Clay so that his back’s toward the turnbuckles and Brodus tries to cover up now as Cena lays into him with heavy lefts and rights. The crowd boo as Regal eggs Cena on. The Doctor backs up as he watches Clay stumble out of the corner and Cena then kicks him in the gut before getting his head ready for a suplex and then he’s impressive as he clutches Clay’s leg to take him up and over. Regal: “Classic Cena there and this Funky-man is in for a reality check. No one gets a fairytale debut against John Cena, no way.” Cena covers after the plex but only gets Two. He then turns Clay onto his stomach before administering an STFU and this has the audience worried. Naomi and Cameron watch the match from ringside and they’re concerned as they shout “Come on Brodus” and the new Funkateers in the audience also begin to clap him on as he just about manages to reach the ropes. Cena holds on for the full Five-count before letting go. He backs up as the ref tells him off and this gives Clay a chance to get to his feet. Cena goes at him, but Clay swats him off, lifting him as he pushes Cena back toward the centre of the ring. Cena lands on his feet though and Brodus goes at him with a rhino-like headbutt! The crowd cheer as Cena hits the canvas and the Doctor is winded. Naomi and Cameron lead the cheers as Clay stands straight and says “Sheeeeerrr!” before Cena gets up and Clay Irish-whips him hard into the corner. Clay “Hoo-ha”’s before running at Cena splashing into him and now the fans become overly excited as the newcomer finally has the momentum in his favor and he’s fully charged to get a massive victory here. Clay jiggles his legs as he smiles. He measures Cena as he comes out of the corner and he goes for another headbutt – but this time Cena moves and Clay gets himself caught on the middle rope. Regal: “Rookie mistake you fossil.” JR: “That doesn’t even make sense.” Cena taunts You Can’t See Me towards Clay as the crowd boo, fearing the worst. Clay picks himself up off the ropes and Cena grabs him up into firemans’ carry position before fiercely flipping him over into a crushing FU. He hooks the leg and this one’s over.
Winner: John Cena.
♫John Cena’s music♫ «< click to play) kicks in and he dusts off his shoulders Thuganomic styles as Naomi and Cameron come into the ring to check on Brodus. JR states that this was no fun and games for Cena and that Brodus Clay had a debut that he’ll want to quickly forget. Regal: “Ahh, The Doctor is all about the victory JR and Clay’s quickly realized that he’s playing with the big boys when it comes to John Cena.” JR: “Edge told Cena that he had to win matches and work his way up the ladder. Well, he’s started with a rookie and Cena’s made a statement. It was no fairytale ending here for Clay. John Cena just took him to school.” Cena exits to a chorus of boos as we fade to commercials.
We see a video of a snake slithering through grass. It appears to be stalking something. All of a sudden is speeds up, sliding through the grass about to strike, and as it does, the image morphs into Randy Orton in a KWF ring applying the RKO to another helpless victim. His music plays (click HERE to listen) and we see some of Orton’s best career highlights, hitting numerous RKO’s and lifting many Championships. It culminates in Orton pinning Matt Morgan at WrestleMania to become Intercontinental Champion. We then hear Orton voiceover, explaining why he holds the Intercontinental Title in such high regard and why he decided to go for it at Mania. “This Championship has made legends, it has been defended in some of the all-time great matches, Macho Man vs. Ricky Steamboat, Bret Hart vs. Roddy Piper, Randy Orton vs. Edge. And holding it aloft, to be part of that history, is what becoming a legend is all about.” The video ends on the iconic picture of Orton holding the Belt above his head.
We go back to JR and Regal at ringside where the audience are standing in applause of that video. JR picks up on Orton’s words about becoming a legend. “Perhaps this is the next step in the evolution of Randy Orton, no pun intended. He made his name by being the Legend Killer, but now he is getting to the stage of his career where he himself is gradually becoming legendary.” Regal: “And you can bet there are plenty of people just waiting to make their name by taking out The Viper.” JR: “You may be right William.” ♫Weellllll, well it’s The Big Show!♫ The Hardcore Champion makes his way to the ring as we are set for the evening’s main event. The comms recap how Big Show defeated Samoa Joe and how The Absolute Lashley defeated AJ Styles this past Sunday at King Of The Ring. JR: “Big Show won the Hardcore Championship and Lashley won the big one, the KWF World Title. Two new Champions main event on the first Turmoil post King Of The Ring. This one should be a slobber-knocker!”
Big Show vs. The Absolute Lashley w/ Paul Bearer
It’s new Champion versus new Champion here as two behemoths stand opposite one another. The dark and eerie entrance of Lashley left a chill down every spine in the building, just as it did on Sunday night when he defeated AJ Styles to become the new KWF World Champion. There is a stand off in the middle of the ring. Show daring Lashley to throw the first punch, and Lashley just standing there staring back, not moving a muscle. JR says that neither one of these superstars are particularly popular with the fans, “but the atmosphere is intense nonetheless as everyone seems fascinated by how this battle will play out.” Eventually, Show throws the first punch, but Lashley stays on his feet, and returns to his position. Show looks bemused, and so goes for another shot, this time to the stomach. Lashley stumbles back, but again gets straight back into position. Show is beginning to look freaked out as he goes for a headbutt, but before he can connect, Lashley boots him in the stomach, before unloading on him with the pace of a wild beast. He pounds Show down so much, he forces him against the ropes, before a big clothesline sends Show over the top and to the arena floor. The arena is stunned at the intensity of The Beast as Lashley again returns to his beginning stance and just stands there, waiting for his opponent to get back in the ring. Paul Bearer looks on in admiration as he strokes the ever-present Dark Side urn. “Yessss, ohhh yesssss” he says as we head to our final commercial break of the night.
When we return, both competitors are back in the ring. They are in a good old fashioned test of strength. Show is starting to win, turning Lashley’s hands over and putting him down to one knee. He smiles and laughs, but Lashley comes right up and turns things around, starting to get the better of Show. That is until Show headbutts him, putting the KWF Champion down for the first time in the match. He stands on Lashley, trying to force the air out of him. He then picks him up and pushes him into the corner, before shushing the crowd and hitting an open palmed slap across the chest that echoes through the arena. However, Lashley doesn’t react. He just stares down Show again, before throwing him into the corner and hitting more fast punches and kicks. He then brings him into the middle of the ring and, to the shock of the crowd, bodyslams him with the greatest of ease. JR: “He just slammed him like he was a teddy bear!” Lashley covers, but Show kicks out. The match continues with both participants getting some big time offense in. JR and Regal converse about what a surprise it was to see Lashley beat AJ Styles on Sunday night by ‘wrestling’, rather than all out destruction that we are used to seeing. JR: “I don’t think AJ was expecting that and he got caught off guard.” Regal: “You always have to expect the unexpected in the KWF JR.” Things seem to be over in this match as Lashley places Show in the corner, before racing up for a big clothesline. But Show gets his hand out and grabs Lashley by the throat. He marches him back into the middle of the ring, and gets set for a Chokeslam, but suddenly we hear the ♫music of Samoa Joe!♫ «< click to play). The former Hardcore Champion walks out to the stage and starts to march down the ramp. Show dumps Lashley aside and goes to the ropes and dares him to enter the ring. Joe stops as he sees behind Show that Lashley is ready for him. Joe barks at Show “Turn around! Turn you moron!” Big Show turns round and *BAM!* Sitdown Spinebuster from Lashley! The Absolute One covers and picks up the win.
Winner: The Absolute Lashley.
The KWF Champion is victorious, and heads straight out to Paul Bearer, who holds the urn up high and leads Lashley toward the ramp. Meanwhile, Joe gets in the ring and crouches down over Show, telling him that he’s just keeping the Hardcore Title warm for him. “I’ll be taking it back Show. You can count on it.” JR: “Well that was a hellacious bout, but ultimately it was the KWF Champion who came out on top, partly thanks to the appearance of Samoa Joe. But what strength shown by The Absolute Lashley. To pick up the 500-pound Big Show and hit him with a bodyslam and then the Sitdown Spinebuster, without even struggling. This is a scary time for anyone wanting a shot at the top Title. And as for Samoa Joe, well he looks like he can’t wait for his rematch for the Hardcore Title. That’ll do it for this week folks, be sure to join us next Wednesday for more Turmoil!” With that, lighting strikes the stage, as Lashley holds his KWF Title Belt up high with one hand and his back to the audience, just like The UnderTaker. The lights are dimmed as Joe stares up at the Champion, perhaps glad that he has his sights set elsewhere.