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The opening titles come to a close as we enter the Pan American Center. The pyro’s go off and Jim Ross introduces us to the show. He informs us that tonight is the final Turmoil before SuperBrawl, and reminds us that the close of last week’s show saw Kurt Angle qualify for the Elimination Chamber in astonishing circumstances. “In an ironic twist in their WrestleMania rematch, Kurt Angle actually won thanks to an intervention from The Absolute Lashley. The Beast lifted up his mentor, The UnderTaker, and slammed him down with a hellacious Sitdown Spinebuster. The Deadman had earlier in the night rejected Lashley’s challenge for this year’s WrestleMania, and it seems The Phenom’s former protégé didn’t’ take too kindly to that. So Angle joins Panther, King Dolph and Brock Lesnar in the Chamber this Sunday, but who will our final two participants be?”
William Regal then pipes up and informs us that all he has been able to find out is that we will indeed have two qualifying matches tonight, and that one will feature Samoa Joe, and the other will feature CM Punk, but he has no idea who their opponents will be. JR goes on to say that we will be treated to two Chick matches tonight, including a huge tag bout as The Beautiful People take on Mickie James and the number one contender to Angelina Love’s Women’s Title, AJ Lee. “And not only that, but tonight’s main event is sure to be a real slobberknocker as the KWF World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles warms up for his Title defense against Wade Barrett on Sunday by facing another leader of a fearsome faction, Alberto Del Rio!”
Regal: “Oh my. I hear that Wade isn’t in the building tonight, but I’m sure he’ll be watching and scouting Styles. Hopefully Del Rio can give him a few war wounds heading into SuperBrawl. Maybe his cronies might assist on that front.” JR: “I sure hope not. We’ve seen enough attacks from LAX in recent weeks to last us a lifetime.” With that, we hear ♫some familiar funky music♫ «< click to play) play as The Funkasaurus Brodus Clay and his Funkadactyls head to the ring. Regal condemns the antics of Clay, and says that he’ll soon have that smile wiped from his large face. JR: “This match was set up by Edge last week, and we’re finally set to see the KWF in-ring debut of King Dolph’s new muscle. Ladies and gentlemen we kick off Wednesday Night Turmoil with Brodus Clay versus Ryback!” ♫Feed… Me… More!♫ «< click to play).
Brodus Clay vs. Ryback
JR notes that Ryback has entered by himself, with no King Dolph or Queen Madison in sight. Regal: “Of course. Ryback is the hired help of the King and Queen, not the other way around. I don’t think he’s one for moral support either.” Ryback stands across the ring from Brodus breathing heavily with wide eyes. Brodus tells him to loosen up, and does a little dance for him, but Ryback doesn’t look impressed. Brodus sees it isn’t working and starts jiggling instead. The fans laugh, but again Ryback just stands there.
In one last attempt to start on the right note, Brodus offers his hand. Ryback looks at it, then at him, and then storms at him to clothesline the Funkasaurus down. Regal: “What an actual moron. Did he honestly think Ryback of all people would fall for these shenanigans? They may work to amuse an idiot like Panther, but Ryback has his head screwed on, which is more than will be said for Brodus if he takes another clothesline like that.”
As Ryback uses his incredible strength to toy with Clay early on, JR reminds us that he made his KWF debut appearance two weeks ago as King Dolph took on Rob Van Dam in an Elimination Chamber qualifier. JR: “Ryback appeared suddenly and took out RVD. Just as everyone expected him to do the same to Dolph, he instead shook his hand and revealed that he was under the King’s command. Now King Dolph is heading to the Elimination Chamber at SuperBrawl, and with this big bulldozer in his corner, the sky is the limit, though remember, Ryback can play no part on Sunday as there’ll be a humongous Chamber in the way.”
Regal: “I wouldn’t assume that would stop him getting in the ring, but you’re right. The key to winning a Chamber match is to survive. King Dolph was crowned the King of the KWF on the back of surviving a King of the Ring tournament. I’m sure he’ll be looking to call on his experience and maximize the use of his survival instincts to get the ‘W’.”
Ryback throws Brodus against the ropes and hits an incredible powerslam. The fans are amazed at the speed and the strength of him, as he signals that it’s time to end it with Shellshock. He attempts to lift Brodus up, but is blocked. Brodus hits him with some rights and lefts, before firing Ryback into the corner and following up to squash him. The fans are cheering Clay on as he shakes off the punishment and starts to find his groove. He hits Ryback with a headbutt, before a “Suplex baby!” T-Bone suplex. Now Brodus is in the zone and he lays Ryback out with a belly-to-belly suplex. “Should I get him?!” he cries as the fans cheer. Brodus comes off the ropes and shouts “Sheewah!” as he attempts a Big Splash. However, Ryback moves out of the way. Brodus crashes to the canvas as Ryback gets to his feet. Once Clay is back up again, Ryback fells him with a Meathook Clothesline. Then, with a shocking amount of minimal effort, he lifts Brodus up, marches around the ring, and brings him down with Shellshock. He covers and gets the elementary One… Two… and Three.
Ryback’s expression doesn’t change as he refuses to have his arm raised. He instead raises both arms and brings them down chanting “Feed me more! Feed me more!” Some of the fans join in, but JR shows his concern. “That Machine just picked up Brodus Clay like he was a grilled cheese sandwich. With Ryback on his side, and that crown on his head, King Dolph could soon become the most powerful man in wrestling.” Regal: “He’s the King Jim, he’s already the most powerful man in wrestling. He’s just awaiting that fine piece of World Title jewelry to complete his domination.”
We come to that part of the week where we remind ourselves what went down on last week’s show. Paul Bearer returned to provide the voice of The Absolute Lashley, calling out The UnderTaker and challenging him to a match with his former protégé at WrestleMania. The Deadman duly declined, saying Lashley was not worthy to compete with him. Low-ki and Austin Aries provided an X-Division match for the ages, The Miz came out to question the sanity behind the #ICRyder campaign, before being challenged and defeated by Long Island Iced Z. We saw Jack Evans in the gym trying to get his fitness back for his SuperBrawl X-Division Title defense versus Christopher Daniels.
Beer Money came to the ring to proclaim their belief that they will defeat Why So Serious at the upcoming pay-per-view to take the KWF Tag Titles into WrestleMania. However, they were interrupted by Christy ‘Harley Quinn’ Hemme, who skipped to the ring, stole James Storm’s beer, and skipped off. Roode stopped Storm from chasing her, believing it to be a trap. He was right as Why So Serious accidentally, but repeatedly, attacked Eric Young instead. We also saw LAX ‘procure’ a new vehicle, followed by Hernandez and Sheamus facing off after the group attacked The Celtic Warrior the previous week. Mickie James took on the Women’s Champion Angelina Love, but was beaten thanks to interference from Velvet Sky. However, things didn’t end there as TBP attempted to ‘paper-bag’ Miss Hardcore Country. AJ Lee raced to the ring to make the save, and in the end it was Velvet who ended the night with a bag on her head.
AJ Styles and Wade Barrett jaw-jacked about their history and their upcoming match at SuperBrawl, and after Barrett threatened Styles with a British Invasion attack, it was John Cena who appeared from under the tron to drop Barrett with an FU, much to the delight of the fans and the Champion. Finally, the main event saw Kurt Angle face The UnderTaker in an Elimination Chamber qualifier, and rematch from KWF WrestleMania 2011. The bout ended in ironic circumstances as an unconscious referee led to the lights going out, followed by The Absolute Lashley flooring his former Master with a Sitdown Spinebuster. A confused Angle got the pin and advanced, while Taker lay motionless in the ring. To catch up on the entire show click HERE and Read February 13th’s Wednesday Night Turmoil!
We head to Edge’s Skybox where we catch the Rated R GM on his phone: “Right, okay. So you’ll call me later? It sounds pretty important. Okay, bye.” He has a slightly concerned look on his face, but his expression soon changes as Zack Ryder comes knocking on his door. “Well if it isn’t my favorite Edgehead. How’s things ‘Broski’?” Ryder: “You said Broski, siiiiccckk! I’m awesome boss! I’ve been getting people to tweet #ICRyder for the last three weeks, and all my little Broski’s and Broskette’s have been tweeting like crazy. But come on bro, the moment of truth. SuperBrawl is this Sunday, did I get enough to face Randy Orton?”
Edge sighs and looks on his phone: “Well, I didn’t specify a target that you had to reach, but let’s just have a look-see how many tweets you got.” There is a pause as Ryder looks on nervously. The longer Edge pauses, the more nervous and fidgety Ryder gets. Edge frowns and starts shaking his head while tutting. Ryder: “What? Didn’t I make it?” Edge: “What? Oh, no, I was just tutting at Panther. He tweeted a picture of himself in the bath again. You totally got enough, in fact it seems you almost broke Twitter. Congratulations Zack, you’re going to SuperBrawl to face Randy Orton for the Intercontinental Championship.” Ryder is beside himself with joy, and cannot bring himself to say anything. Edge prompts him into a “Woo Woo Woo! You know it!” Ryder quickly gets on the phone to his dad while Edge goes back to looking concerned at his phone again.
At ringside, the comms reflect on Edge’s announcement and JR says that Zack Ryder is about to be in the match of his life. Regal: “He’s about to get the beating of his life more like.” ♫Samoa Joe’s music♫ «< click to play) hits. JR: “Out comes the Samoan Submission Machine for his chance at a main event spot at WrestleMania.” Regal: “You’re getting far too ahead of yourself Jim. Joe has to get through this match first and then he has to endure, outlast and win an Elimination Chamber match this Sunday at SuperBrawl. There’s a heck of a mountain to climb before he actually makes it to Mania.”
Joe receives a great reception from the crowd, but then there’s a pause as we await his opponent. The comms remind us that Joe and CM Punk have been announced as candidates for the Chamber tonight, but their opponents have remained secret. Regal: “Well? Who is it?” ♫Music hits♫ «< click to play) and the tron rises. We see smoke fill the stage and a figure step out. He has a lady on his left arm and a guitar in his right. JR: “Oh my God.” Regal: “No way, that’s, that’s Jeff Jarrett!”
Jarrett’s pyro goes off behind him, and his wife Karen has an ear-to-ear grin on her face. They’re heavily booed as they make their way to the ring. Regal: “Goodness, what a surprise. It’s great to see Jeff and Karen back here in the KWF again.” JR: “The surprise factor is an element that may throw Joe off his game a little, but Samoa Joe doesn’t seem too fazed by the Jarretts’ presence. Aww I’m looking forward to this. This should be a great match-up.”
Samoe Joe vs. Jeff Jarrett w/ Karen Jarrett – Elimination Chamber qualifying match
Joe gets into a fighting stance and Jarrett has a smile on his face as he kneels by the ropes and slides his guitar to Karen at ringside. Joe nods, as if he knows exactly what they’re planning. The bell rings and the two lock up. Joe forces Jeff to the corner and he slams an open palm slap right on Jeff’s chest. The fans gasp ‘Ohhh’ as JR says: “Well that’s a ‘welcome back slapnuts’ kinda hit, and the audience love the action here tonight in New Mexico.”
As the match goes on, we can see that Jarrett is a little rusty, but his ring awareness and savvy haven’t taken a blow and Jeff yanks Joe by his tights to throw him to ringside. Regal: “A man like Jeff Jarrett never loses that edge Jim. He’s been around the block a few times and while he’s slowed with age and while he hasn’t wrestled for some time, he still has that vital experience factor that can always help him prevail and win a match. I’m very excited to see Jeff back here, and Karen too!”
Jarrett slams Joe’s head off the barricade at ringside, but then Joe shows his resilience and he retaliates to Irish-whip Jeff hard into the steel stairs. Karen is beside herself yelling at Joe. She demands he have some respect for her husband. Karen then backs up as the audience fuel Joe’s fire, chanting ‘Joe’s Gonna Kill You’ and Karen is terrified as she almost trips over herself. However, from behind Joe, we can see that Jeff’s picked up his guitar. Karen had left it by the other set of stairs. Jeff lifts it up high and sets to attack Joe, but the referee reaches through the ropes and he denies him use of the weapon. The fans cheer the ruling as the ref tells Jarrett off and tells him to get back in the ring because the count is on Eight.
Jeff obliges, but on the far side, Joe gets back in the ring too. The two charge at one another, but Joe ducks under to lift Jarrett atop his shoulders for an almighty Samoan Drop! The crowd go wild as Karen screams “Noooo! Nooooo!” as Joe administers a senton backsplash. Jeff is groggy as he sits up, but *WHAM* a Shining Wizard from Joe and to top it all off, here comes a Kokina Clutch! JR: “Jarrett’s in trouble! Jarrett’s in trouble!” yells JR as the crowd chant Joe’s name as Jeff Jarrett has no choice but to tap out.
Winner by way of Submission: Samoa Joe.
The audience chant and cheer as Joe has his hand raised and the comms review replays. Karen comes in to console her husband and while William Regal talks up Jeff’s return, JR says that there is no stopping Samoa Joe when he gets into his rhythm. “Joe’s a former KWF Hardcore Champion. He’s had much success back in the old brand split and now he’s on his way to the Elimination Chamber match at SuperBrawl. Gosh, that’s an environment perfect for Joe, and he could very well win it and be on his way to WrestleMania.”
We go to the parking lot where the cameraman takes us up the stairs of a trailer. He steps into the door and walks in to reveal where The Beautiful People are putting on and amending their make-up. Angelina Love is sat quite happily as a make-up lady applies powder to her face, but Velvet stands up unhappy: “Alright, you know what I’m just gonna say it. Angelina, what were you thinking last week?!” Love moves the make-up lady’s hand away and she stands up too: “VelVel, come on, we’ve talked about this.” Velvet: “But you haven’t explained anything. You saw me take a hit, you saw me fall, you then dived out of the ring and watched as I got paper-bagged! Me! The sexiest ass in the KWF gets the paper-bag treatment!? Are you kidding me?!!!!”
Angelina puts her hands on Velvet’s shoulders and asks her to calm down. Love says that she couldn’t risk the humiliation of a paper-bagging on herself because she’s the Champion. She says that she’s the one that needs to be protected: “And Velvet we’re on the same page. We always have been, and always will be.” She hugs Velvet, and we see over Angelina’s shoulder by Velvet’s expression that she’s still not very happy. Angelina holds the hug and says: “We have that fat ugly Mickie James and the boney assed little AJ in a match tonight. Let’s focus on that and then concentrate on me retaining my Title at SuperBrawl.” Velvet breaks the hug and almost shouts: “Your Title?! Your Title?! All of a sudden it’s your Belt when I’ve been there the entire step of the way!!!?” Velvet then storms off out of the trailer door and down the stairs. Angelina picks up her Belt and follows: “No, Velvet, that’s not what I meant. Velvet come back.”
When we come back into the arena, Edge is standing in the middle of the ring next to a table. There is some paperwork on it and two chairs either side. He addresses the audience and says that he hopes everyone is enjoying the show so far, and then invites both X-Division Champion Jack Evans and the number one contender Christopher Daniels to come to the ring as it’s time for their contract signing. Evans heads out first and gets a tremendous reception, and is soon followed by Daniels, who doesn’t. The Fallen Angel doesn’t mind though, and looks as cocky as ever as he takes a seat and puts his feet up on the table.
Edge: “Welcome gentlemen. Now I think I speak on behalf of all pure wrestling fans when I say your match at SuperBrawl promises to be one hell of a contest between two of the finest superstars the X-Division has ever seen.” The fans cheer in agreement, but Daniels clearly refutes that Evans is in that category. Edge: “Now before you both sign this contract to a one-on-one match for the pay-per-view, does either of you have anything to say?” Unsurprisingly, Daniels grabs the mic first and insists on speaking. “I thought you’d never ask. Now get out of my spotlight.” Edge smirks and backs off as Daniels takes the floor.
“I unjustly lost my X-Division Title at Survivor Series. This hypocrite (pointing to Edge) put me in an Ultimate-X match against practically every high-flyer he could think of. Now I could have had my rematch straight away against Rey Mysterio, but the difference between you and me Jack is that I am smart. I knew that with Konnan in his corner, any match-up would be a handicap match, and when I saw them decimate you at Starrcade, I couldn’t stop laughing.” The fans boo, as Evans strokes his Title Belt. Daniels: “But I see what you’re getting at, you succeeded at the Royal Rumble, somehow, but then look what happened, the entire Latin American eXchange jumped you and put you on the shelf. So much so that you’re clearly not fit to compete on Sunday, whereas I am 100% and ready to take my Title back!” Evans then grabs the mic. “Look here Daniels! The reason I put myself on the line instead of you is not because you’re smarter than me, it’s because I have more testicular fortitude than you could ever dream of. You ran away from the challenge of Rey Mysterio, while I took it head on.”
Daniels tries getting in Evans’ face, but Edge stands between them. Evans continues: “And as for me not being fit to compete, well let me ask you this smart guy, if I can’t compete, then do you think I’d be able to do this?” Evans runs against the far ropes and straight at Edge, who moves out the way, allowing Evans to leap over the table and smack Daniels right in the face with a corkscrew enziguiri. The fans go wild as Evans grabs the contract and signs it, before exiting to cheers. Daniels scrambles in the ring and grabs the contract, leaning over the middle rope and looking fiercely up at Evans. We hear him say “You just signed your own death warrant!” He then signs on the dotted line and the match is made. Evans does a handstand on the stage as the fans chant his name. Daniels is left holding his head in fury. Edge grins, looking forward to SuperBrawl.
When we return from commercials, we see Tamina Snuka in the ring. She is set for a rare match-up, and we soon find out that her opponent is none other than LAX’s Melina. She heads to the ring by herself, and Regal points out that this is a characteristic of LAX. “They may attack people at random like a pack of wild dogs, but when it comes to matches, in the main they have wanted to come through them without the need to play the numbers game. Melina looks confident enough of winning the match on her own as the bell rings.
Tamina vs. Melina
As the duo lock up, JR asks Regal what he makes of Melina’s decision to align herself with Alberto Del Rio, Rey Mysterio, Homicide and Hernandez. “I think it’s very clever. Just like the others, she’s been overlooked in the Title picture by Edge, and she wants to show that she won’t take it lying down, if you’ll pardon the expression.” Tamina has forced the issue in the early stages, using her superior strength to back Melina into a corner, but the former Wolfpac member is soon able to use her agility to get the upper hand. She works over Tamina and looks fearsome as she does it. She applies a headlock and wears Ms Snuka down. The fans clap, which gives Tamina the energy to power out, lifting Melina up and dropping her with a side suplex. The fans cheer as Tamina looks like she might go for an early attempt at the Snuka Splash. However, Melina gets to her feet before she flies off, and she dives over to knock Snuka off balance.
The crowd boo as Melina then yanks Tamina head over heels to the canvas. She forces her toward the bottom turnbuckle and chokes her over it. JR: “Aww come on, this isn’t fair.” The ref pulls Melina off Tamina and he tells her off. Mel is defiant though and she goes back to Tamina, kicking away at her before clawing at the bottom turnbuckle. JR: “What on earth is she doing?! Hey ref, stop this!” Melina manages to yank off the padding of the bottom turnbuckle and she blasts Tamina face-first into the steel! The referee’s finally seen enough and he calls for the bell.
Winner by way of Disqualification: Tamina.
The comms can’t believe what they’re seeing and there’s gasps and boos as we see that the rest of LAX are now making their way to the ring. JR: “Just what in the hell do these guys want?! The match is over!” Del Rio directs traffic as they get into the ring, and Homicide picks Tamina up. Melina unleashes her trademark scream as Homicide tosses Tamina to her and she hits her victim with the Primal Scream. Del Rio gets on the mic and addresses Sheamus. “Sheamus. I know that you are not here tonight, because you are a coward and you are hiding until Sunday. So take this as a message to you, and to the rest of the locker room, that LAX will seek, destroy and maintain our status as the most devastating, destructive faction in the Keystone Wrestling Federation – at all levels!”
The fans boo as Del Rio drops the mic and commands Homicide and Hernandez to set up Tamina. Hernandez lifts Tamina up into powerbomb position as JR panics. “No! No! Not this! Damn it, that’s a woman!” SuperMex lifts her high in the air, before launching her off his back and down to the canvas with a Border Toss! The crowd are shocked into silence as Del Rio and his group finally exit the ring. All of a sudden the boos ring out as fans throw their trash and balled-up signs at them. JR: “I hope AJ Styles pounds the snot out of Del Rio tonight, but with LAX in the wings, I fear for our KWF World Champion.”
We come back after commercials and ♫Sting’s music hits♫ «< click to play). The Icon makes his entrance to a huge ovation and he gets into the ring to grab a microphone right away. He “Whooooo”’s to the fans and they cheer, but he says that he’s here on very serious business. He says that he’s seen everything there is to see in this industry, but never did he think that he’d ever witness The UnderTaker backing down from a challenge. Sting says that Paul Bearer laid out a WrestleMania challenge to the Deadman last week on behalf of The Absolute Lashley, “and where Taker says that Lashley is not worthy of facing him, the general consensus would beg to differ and say that The UnderTaker is backing down because he is afraid of his own creation.”
Sting gets the fans riled up and they’re vocal about whether or not they feel Taker is scared of Lashley. The mood abruptly changes and *BONG* goes the gong and out come The UnderTaker and his brother Kane. Sting stands alone in the ring and Regal suggests that Sting may not want to stay there for much longer, but JR says that Sting’s never been afraid of anybody. The UnderTaker grabs a mic: “You dare question me? You dare say that I am afraid? I am the Lord of Darkness, I rule this ring, it’s my yard and you Sting, you stand there and you tell me that I am afraid?!…”
Kane tilts his head to one side and Sting speaks up: “I didn’t want to use the word ‘scared’ or ‘afraid’, but Deadman you leave me no choice. It’s not just me who thinks it. I’m sure most of our audience think it too and by the way, Lord of Darkness, how’d Turmoil end for ya last week?” UnderTaker’s eyes roll over as Sting says: “Didn’t you lose? Weren’t you felled upon in your own yard? I mean, oh wait that’s right, The Absolute Lashley took you out.” Kane steps toward Sting, but Taker puts his arm across his brother’s chest. Taker says: “You have no idea what you are poking your nose into Sting. I told you a long time ago to stay out of it, but week after week you’re up there in the rafters and what, you think you’re some kind of Angel watching over the ring? You believe that what your opinion is matters, to me? The space that you watch over is mine, everything around you belongs within the depths of hell, with me and” –
Sting interrupts: “And for the first time in your career you aren’t accepting a direct challenge because you don’t really know what you’ve done. That’s it isn’t it? You have no idea exactly what kind of demented monster that you’ve created and for the first time also, (looking at Kane) you can’t control this one.” Kane again steps toward Sting, but Taker holds him back. UnderTaker angrily responds: “Have the match! He can have the match! Sting, you’ve made a grave mistake because there’s one thing that is certain about the world we live in and that is the cold hard dead fact that you do not mess with The Dark Side and you do not harbor the idea of ruining my Streak at WrestleMania.”
UnderTaker goes on to say that he’ll accept the idea of Lashley challenging him, however… “for this match at WrestleMania to go ahead, Sting, you first have to defeat Kane, this Sunday, at SuperBrawl!” The crowd gasp, as do the comms. Sting smiles and says that he’s made a career of making sacrifices and this one right here is one that he’s not at all holding back on. He accepts Taker’s stipulation, but as soon as he says yes, Kane pounces and Sting’s in real trouble. Kane lays into him with lefts and rights and The UnderTaker hits a hard shot to Stinger’s gut as well. The lights go out. They come back on and The Absolute Lashley is in the ring! Lashley clotheslines Kane over the top rope and he turns to get a piece of Taker, but UnderTaker’s already exited the ring. The fans go wild as The Absolute Lashley glares toward the ramp, staring a hole through his former master. Kane joins The UnderTaker as they back off, but from the stage, Taker’s on mic and he says that if and when Kane wins at SuperBrawl, then at WrestleMania, he proposes a tag team match, the Brothers of Destruction versus The Beast, The Absolute Lashley… and the man they call Sting. JR: “So whatever happens at SuperBrawl, we’re guaranteed a Dark Side slobberknocker at WrestleMania.” Regal: “Jesus Christ.”
Sting’s still on the canvas from the impromptu beat-down from The Dark Side, but he’s alert enough to hear the challenge and he nods. The crowd cheer to the stipulations for Sting versus Kane at SuperBrawl, but then Regal gasps: “Jim look look!” The Absolute Lashley steps beside Sting and holds out his hand. The crowd go quiet as Sting grabs the hand and Lashley pulls him to his feet. Lashley and Sting then turn their heads toward the stage where The UnderTaker is absolutely seething. His eyes roll back and we hear thunder and lightning as Kane tilts his head and the scene fades out.
We come back after commercials and there is a sense of excitement in the air. New Mexico is collectively talking about what just happened and the comms talk over the stipulations in place for Sting versus Kane, and they recap the look on Taker’s face when Lashley helped Sting to his feet. JR: “Priceless. It was a moment that will forever be etched in my memory folks. The heartbeat of the Beast can finally be heard. The Absolute Lashley downed The UnderTaker last week, he came to Sting’s rescue tonight – and William, no matter what happens at SuperBrawl, at one point or another, Lashley will get his hands on his creator at WrestleMania.”
Regal tells that there’s a buzz in the air and says: “It’s WrestleMania season alright Jim. I can’t believe how Sting versus Kane has come about and you mentioned the term heartbeat. A heartbeat within The Absolute One, and he not only came to Sting’s rescue, but he helped him! He helped him to his feet Jim!” JR: “Good God almighty. SuperBrawl is going to be epic and folks I’m just hearing that Edge has rubber-stamped the match and the stipulations – and he’s added that there can be no interference at SuperBrawl. Sting v Kane will be one on one. God I can’t wait!”
As the comms continue discussing what just happened, we watch as Mickie James makes her entrance alongside number one contender to the Women’s Championship, AJ Lee. The fans cheer them, but then boo heavily as ♫music hits♫ «< click to play) and out come The Beautiful People. Velvet walks separately from Angelina and the comms highlight how TBP are currently not getting along. Velvet performs her Let The Pigeons Loose entrance, but doesn’t do it with Angelina as she normally does. Love isn’t happy at her partners actions and we watch as Velvet orders Angelina to their corner, insisting that she’ll be the one to start the match.
Mickie James & AJ Lee vs. Velvet Sky & Angelina Love, The Beautiful People
Mickie James is the legal combatant and the clear fan favorite as she tries to get her revenge on Velvet for costing her the match against Love last week. Regal: “I wouldn’t say that there’s ever a clear fan favorite in Women’s wrestling. All these Chicks are quite lovely, it’s hard to hate any of them.” JR: “Yes well, while they’re all appealing to the eye, I think most people would be honest enough to admit that they like Mickie and AJ for their wrestling skills and warm personalities, whereas The Beautiful People are the kind of sorority sisters that would murder a poor comic enthusiast at High School and get away with it. They’re scallywags as you Brits would say William, and I wouldn’t put it past them to come out of their bickering stronger than ever.” Regal: “Jim, what on earth are you going on about?”
The contest goes back and forth, often spilling to ringside and TBP divert the referees attention so that the other can do some illegal damage on their opponent. AJ and Mickie tag as often as they can to keep fresh, but it’s Love and Sky that have the real chemistry. Regal: “Velvet’s used her anger toward Angelina and she’s channeled it into this contest. That’s a true professional right there.” A melee between all four Chicks at ringside soon comes back in the ring and Velvet lays out Mickie with In Yo Face. She turns her over for the cover, putting her own legs on the bottom rope for leverage and The Beautiful People steal the victory.
Winners: Velvet Sky and Angelina Love.
The crowd boo like hell as the bell rings, but the music cuts short because The Beautiful People are conducting an after-party. They befall AJ out of the ring and Angelina hands Velvet a paper-bag. They wait until AJ is back to her feet at ringside and they taunt her as Love holds up her Belt, and Velvet paper-bags Mickie James. AJ gets to her feet and she’s holding her head, furious at what she’s seeing.
JR: “Don’t do it AJ, you can’t go in there, they’re sharks those two!” Regal: “You’re right Jim, but while the damage is done, The Beautiful People aren’t going to stop there.” We watch as Velvet sets to pick Mickie to her feet, and as she does, AJ finally storms the ring. She sets to tackle Velvet down, but *WHAM* Botox Injection from Angelina Love! The fans boo like hell as Love laughs and she hugs Velvet. The two of them pose and taunt the crowd the comms review replays of what just happened.
We go to a scene in a bar where James Storm and Bobby Roode are sitting on stools either side of a man in the middle. That person is Eric Young. Young is having a blast, drinking away and talking nonsense about how good the Nashville Predators are. Roode to Storm: “He’s not going to tell us anything. The guy’s drunk after two sips!” Storm takes off his Cowboy hat and puts it on Young. He says: “Hey, hey Eric, Eric, listen to us. What happened last week? You were jumped by Why So Serious, the Tag Team Champions, d’you remember them?”
Young nods: “Yeah, Gambit and Joker, the tricksters, the card players. The mind manipulators, the nars-statistic ‘devil-may-care’ goons that hold the Tag Gold. I remember them.” Roode: “Okay, good. Now do you remember what happened to you after they beat you up?” Young looks at Roode. He looks at Storm. He then slams his own head off the bar and says: “Sting and The Ultimate Warrior. AJ Styles and Shelton Benjamin. Windham and Rotundo. The Powers of Pain, Harlem Heat sucka! The Steiners, The Hart Foundation, the duh duh duh Dudley Boyz. BEER! Moneyyyyy! – All great Tag Teams all of them.” Storm: “Yeah yeah, that’s wonderful, but we’re asking about what happened after Gambit and Joker”
Young interrupts: “Gambit and The Joker?! (He gasps) They’re scary!” Roode: “Yeah, alright, they’re intimidating, but” Young interrupts: “They’re over there!” Storm: “Look EY, there’s no clown or gambler in this bar. Boy you need to focus and tell us what we wanna know!” All of a sudden we see a body fly over the bar. Roode and Storm turn their heads and we see that Jeff ‘The Joker’ Hardy has just snapped a pool cue in half. He has a smile on his face. The camera pans as music starts because someone has just activated the Juke Box. That someone is Gambit. EY screams: “Aaaaaaahhhhh” as an all-out bar-fight ensues between Gambit and The Joker against Beer Money. We hear the fans back in the arena cheer and chant for what they’re seeing on the tron and the comms tell that with this bar fight, neither Beer Money nor Why So Serious will be at a hundred percent at SuperBrawl.
JR and Regal shake their heads as we join them at ringside. JR says that he’s very much looking forward to the Tag Title bout on Sunday, but Regal insists that it’s Mason Ryan and Rob Terry that should be competing for the Belts against Why So Serious, not Beer Money. We turn our attention back to the now as ♫music hits♫ «< click to play) and out comes CM Punk. Much like Samoa Joe, Punk is cheered upon his entrance and he waits for a while before his mystery opponent comes out. JR: “Jeff and Karen Jarrett made their return to the KWF earlier tonight, but who’s in line to face CM Punk for a chance to be in the Chamber?”… Out comes Kevin Nash!
JR: “What!?” Regal: “Nash?! Kevin Nash is back?! Jesus Christ!” JR: “What on earth is going on here?! That’s not Wolfpac Nash, that’s not even Diesel.” Regal: “No Jim, look at the expression on that man’s face. That’s a man that’s all him now. This is the real Kevin Nash and don’t these fans know it. They’re booing him here in New Mexico.” JR: “Folks remember, Kevin Nash was the leader of much-loved faction the nWo Wolfpac. The Red and Black Attack were very successful and extremely popular here in the KWF. But when Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan initiated their takeover, they didn’t proceed with Nash as they did everyone else. They gave him a choice; deal with whatever they throw at him and the Wolfpac, or Nash goes home and gets paid for it. And William, Kevin Nash went home.”
CM Punk vs. Kevin Nash – Elimination Chamber qualifying match
The bell rings and Punk is visibly wary of the size of his opponent. The two lock up, and the conversation between JR and Regal continues. Regal: “Well of course he did. Look, I was in charge of the British Invasion and I passed the torch to Wade Barrett and took up a job here with you on commentary. Nash didn’t need to stand up to Hogan and Flair and he knew that against a former leader of the original nWo and against the former leader of the Four Horsemen, Nash didn’t have a chance of overcoming whatever Hogan or Flair threw at him. It was the age old case of the easy way or the hard way and I’m going to stick up for Mister Nash here. The easy way was the smart way Jim. He can’t run with a pack the way he did ten to fifteen years ago, and why should he? He had every right to go home.” JR: “But what about his pack? He left without as much as a goodbye and the Wolfpac fell apart in the same very instance. Those superstars are still here, some good, some bad, but they stuck it out and they fought for the right to compete. Nash played the politics and went home. He was a coward.”
We watch as an intriguing contest goes back and forth and Nash is harsh as he throws Punk shoulder-first toward the turnbuckles and Punk slides all the way through to smash into the inside of the ring-post. JR and Regal go on. Regal: “He was a businessman. And he still is. I mean look; Edge knew he was on the roster the whole time right? And with Nash’s medical history Edge knows he can’t always compete at the highest level correct? Well then here’s where the money is made: Kevin Nash makes a return to lap up the boos and compete against one of the very best in the world today, CM Punk. If Nash wins then he gets the Chamber match - a pay-per-view main event one match into his comeback. That’s impressive. If Punk wins then it’s a massive win for him and at the very same time Nash can just go home again after another easy paycheck. And when it comes to the fans, the show, Edge, and the KWF, this is win win win win for everybody. Kudos to the GM, it must be said.”
Nash batters Punk over his back as the two are at ringside now and Nash is maintaining control, using his experience to ensure that he does enough damage, and does it on the borderline of being disqualified. The referee demands the contest get back in the ring and so Nash throws Punk in and makes a cover. One, Two – but Punk kicks out. Nash keeps Punk grounded now, trying to wear him down and weaken him with time and pressure. JR: “An opponent like Kevin Nash in this kind of mood is a very different proposition to what we saw earlier with the return of Jeff Jarrett.” Regal: “Oh quite right Jim. Jeff Jarrett works off Karen, he works of referee distractions and he’s very much a tactician. Kevin Nash is a machine. He may not be able to go for long, but he wrestles the same way today as he did fifteen years ago. He’ll go at you, he’ll hurt you, he’ll wear you down and wear you out.”
With that though, as the match goes on we see that Punk’s youth and his endurance pays dividends because he’s able to get off the canvas and make a comeback in this match. He gets to his feet while Nash is on one knee and *BAM* roundhouse kick right upside Nash’s head. Nash hits the canvas and he’s motionless. Punk is smart to then pounce on Nash’s body, but instead of turning him over for a cover, he applies the Anaconda Vise! The crowd cheer as Punk torques on the move, but the referee checks on Nash and he may be out here. The referee lifts his arm and it drops. JR: “It was that kick. It must have knocked Nash out. Good Lord, Punk may be about to go to SuperBrawl!” The ref lifts Nash’s arm again, and it drops. Regal says how disappointed he is as Nash’s arm drops a third time and the ref yells “That’s it, ring the bell!”
Winner by way of technical knockout: CM Punk.
Punk lets go of Nash and he gets to his feet. ♫His music hits♫ «< click to play) hits and he can’t believe it. JR: “CM Punk overcomes Big Sexy, or the man formerly known as Big Sexy, and Punk’s going to compete at the Chamber!” Regal: “It’s a shame for Nash that this has happened this way, but Jim the pieces of the puzzle are in place now. We have all six wrestlers set for SuperBrawl, they’ll compete in the Elimination Chamber and the winner will go on to be the third participant in a Triple Threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania!” JR: “Brock Lesnar, King Dolph, Panther, Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe and CM Punk. Gosh, I’ve said it many times tonight and I can’t wait, I just can’t wait for SuperBrawl!”
We’re back after commercial and JR tells us that it is now time for them to interview the number one contender for the KWF World Heavyweight Championship, the leader of the British Invasion, Wade Barrett, via satellite. Barrett appears on the titantron and JR opens: “Thank for giving us this time Wade. As everyone can see, you are not here tonight. Can you explain why that is?” Barrett: “That’s a very good question JR. Put simply, I am not at Turmoil tonight because our so called General Manager knew exactly what I’d do to one John Cena if I were allowed anywhere near the building. After what he did to me last week I have been wanting to get my hands on that thug, as have my British Invasion, but we’ve all effectively been banned from the Pan American Center tonight. No matter though. I am getting some much needed rest ahead of my KWF Title match with AJ Styles on Sunday, where I will become the KWF Champion, and then go on to WrestleMania where I will get my opportunity to destroy John Cena.”
William Regal cuts in and asks Wade just how confident he is that he’ll beat AJ Styles at SuperBrawl. Barrett: “Excellent question William, it’s always a pleasure hearing your voice. I couldn’t be more confident of defeating AJ Styles. As I alluded to last week, I have already beaten him at a pay-per-view for a main Championship, and just a few weeks ago I knocked him spark out with a Bull-hammer elbow. He can fly around the ring all he wants for all I care, but just one strike with the Bull-hammer is all it takes, and then Wade Barrett will be heading into WrestleMania as the one and only KWF World Champion.” JR thanks Wade and concludes that whatever the outcome, it is sure to be a great main event between Barrett and Styles at SuperBrawl.
We are with a camera man just outside Edge’s Skybox. The door is slightly ajar, and the cameraman peeks in. Edge is on the phone. We can barely see him, but we can hear him clearly. “So you can’t tell me anything at all right now? Just that… yeah… okay well it must be important I guess. But does it have to be this Sunday? I mean SuperBrawl… yeah… right… okay then, I understand. Sure, no problem. I’ll sort something out and I’ll be there. Alright, see you on Sunday Sir.” He hangs up and the camera man backs away from the door. JR: “What’s that all about? Isn’t Edge going to be at SuperBrawl?” Regal: “Doesn’t look like it Jim and whoever he was speaking to seems to be demanding a meeting that lasts throughout the pay-per-view. It’s all very intriguing and I’m wondering what’s going on.” JR: “And William, who’s going to be in charge if Edge isn’t running the show!!?”
We come to a video of two guys watching a football match. It’s the New Orleans Saints against the Carolina Panthers, and we soon see that the two guys are KWF superstars Panther and Gambit. They’re shouting at the screen after a play, and Gambit throws a yellow flag in the air. Panther: “No way man! That was clean!” Gambit: “You crazy homme? Foul on that play!” Panther puts his snacks down and stands up. “Oh yeah?!” Gambit does the same. “Yeah!” Panther: “You want to take this outside?” Gambit: “I wouldn’t want to embarrass you in your own street homme.” They continue to argue and the video moves on into shots of several KWF superstars in action. The voiceover comes in. “On the last stop on the Road to WrestleMania, there are chances for the top stars in the KWF to make their final push to be at the Greatest Show on Earth.” The action ends on AJ Styles, before coming back to Panther and Gambit, who have both kitted themselves out in full football uniforms of their favorite teams. They each get into a three-point stance before charging at one another. The video slams into the logo for KWF SuperBrawl, Live this Sunday, February 24th, only on KWF Blogs!
We come back into the arena where LAX’s personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, is set to introduce Alberto Del Rio. As he does, the whole of LAX emerge in their new ride. It’s been completely pimped out, with spinning rims, hydraulics, and LAX-graffiti sprayed all over the side. Del Rio is the only one who gets out and makes his way to the ring. Hernandez, Melina and Homicide hang out the doors shouting “Brrrap!” as Rey Mysterio sticks his head out of the sunroof and shows off the new KWF LAX t-shirt. The fans boo loud as Del Rio gets into the ring and waves his scarf around his head before handing his Hardcore Championship to Rodriguez. JR: “Say what you want about Alberto Del Rio and LAX, but the whole point of their formation was to get recognition and propel them into main event matches. I guess it worked.” Del Rio awaits, and then the roof almost blows off the arena as we hear ♫Get Ready To Fly!♫
Alberto Del Rio vs. AJ Styles
There’s an excitement in the crowd as the duo lock up. Regal praises LAX’s restraint. “They could easily come down to the ring, surround it, and intimidate Styles into a pre-SuperBrawl loss, but they know that Del Rio is capable of winning by himself, and they don’t want to give people like you an excuse to criticize.” JR: “Oh no, they’re very honorable, especially when they attack people from behind like a pack of dogs, including poor Tamina who has been taken to a local hospital after receiving a Border Toss at the hands of Hernandez.” Regal: “It was self-defense in my eyes.” The match begins very evenly. Del Rio gets a few shots in, but then Styles comes back. The fans are very much on the side of the KWF Champ, and that support helps AJ to get some concerted offense. He throws Del Rio against the ropes and hits a standing dropkick.
JR and Regal talk further about LAX, with JR conceding that they do tend to leave their matches to one another, not interfering until the match comes to an end, but that this Sunday when Del Rio defends his Hardcore Title against Sheamus, he highly doubts they will be so refrained. Styles hits a headscissors which sends Del Rio to the outside. The Phenomenal One then comes off the far ropes to dive over the top with a plancha, but Del Rio moves and Styles crashes to the outside. He seems to have hurt his elbow as we head to our final commercial break of the night.
When we come back Del Rio is predictably working the arm. JR: “Ever since AJ crashed and burned, Alberto Del Rio has taken advantage of that hurt elbow.” We see via split-screen that he slammed it into the barrier and the steel post before taking things back in the ring during the break. The camera cuts to LAX, still in their pimped out mini-van. They’re cheering on their leader as he stomps away at the arm of Styles. Regal: “And remember Jim, with every stomp of that arm, Del Rio gets closer to victory and Wade Barrett comes closer to becoming KWF World Champion.” JR: “He’ll have a lot of work to do, but if AJ takes much more punishment to that elbow then he may not be at 100% for SuperBrawl.” Del Rio grabs the arm and leaps over the top rope, wrenching it against the rope as he drops to the outside. AJ is in pain and tries to shake it off, but the relentless Del Rio is back on the attack again.
Cheered on by the rest of his faction, he sets up for the Cross Armbreaker. He grabs the KWF Champion and twists into the hold, locking it on tight. Styles struggles as Del Rio applies the move with force. The fans look concerned as LAX whoop and holler from the mini-van. Del Rio pulls back on the arm as Styles tries to reach the bottom rope with his free himself. He strains and just about manages to grab the rope, forcing the break. Del Rio waits until the count reaches Four before letting go. He reaches over the try and pick up Styles, but AJ kicks back and lands a boot to the head of the Mexican Aristocrat, who falls back. Styles pulls himself to the apron and gets to his feet, before leaping off and nailing Del Rio with a Flying forearm smash. He gets all of it, but holds his arm in pain again. He covers but gets only Two.
The match continues going back and forth, with Styles getting an impressive amount of offense in with only one good arm. He strikes a Pele that sends Alberto rolling to the outside once more. Del Rio becomes frustrated that he is no longer dominating the match, and comes close to using a steel chair, but refrains at the last moment, knowing that a win here would be a big step towards putting himself in the picture for the top Title in professional wrestling. He throws the chair to the outside and tries to grab AJ, but gets rolled up in a small package, having to kick out at Two again. Del Rio gets angry and fires Styles into the corner, before hitting a running enziguiri. He backs off and picks up the staggering Styles for an Alabama Slam. However, before he can execute, AJ struggles, forcing Del Rio forward and the move to be reversed as AJ’s feet hit the canvas and he lifts Del Rio into the air, setting him up perfectly for *BAM!* the Styles Clash! He rolls over and gets One, gets Two and gets Three!
Winner: AJ Styles.
As soon as the bell rings to signal the end of the match, LAX exit their mini-van and race to the ring. However, Styles had fully anticipated this and gets out of dodge, grabbing his Belt from the timekeeper’s corner and exiting through the crowd. A frustrated LAX look on from the ring as Melina checks on Del Rio. Styles is halfway up the stairwell and turns back to smile and raise his KWF Championship. The fans cheer and surround him. However, we soon hear the voice of Wade Barrett. He appears on the tron again to address Styles. “AJ! Never mind them, look at me. You can smile now and think that you’ve gotten away from a beating, but this Sunday you will be on the end of the worst beatdown of your life. Enjoy raising that Belt while you can AJ, because after SuperBrawl, the KWF World Heavyweight Championship will belong to Wade Barrett and the British Invasion.” He is now the one smiling, as Styles looks up to the tron with a look of determination on his face. Both men have completely ignored LAX, who are still standing frustrated in the ring.
JR: “Wade Barrett is most certainly ready for SuperBrawl, are you guys at home? Be sure to tune in to KWF Blogs this Sunday for the last stop on the Road to WrestleMania. We’ve got Hardcore, Chicks, Intercontinental, Tag, X-Division, Sting versus Kane, an Elimination Chamber, and of course the main event, AJ Styles versus Wade Barrett to determine who the KWF Champion will be heading into the biggest night of the year.” Regal: “It promises to be epic. I can’t wait.” JR: “See you Sunday folks!” We fade out on the image of Styles staring up at a smiling and confident Wade Barrett.