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We come into Wednesday Night Turmoil with video footage reminding us of what happened between CM Punk and AJ Styles last week. It was a night where both superstars Picked each others Poison, determining one anothers opponent for the evening. For Punk, AJ chose one of his old adversaries, John Cena. It was a pay-per-view worthy contest and after Punk overcame the challenge, Cena, to the surprise of many, shook Punk’s hand. For Styles, Punk chose Samoa Joe as his opponent and Joe proved exactly why Punk thought of Joe as one of the very best wrestlers in the world – along with himself and AJ Styles. AJ too overcame Joe’s challenge and it seems that both CM Punk and AJ Styles are neck and neck as they head toward their much anticipated Part II match coming at Starrcade. Punk maintains that in a single fall contest, he can defeat The Phenomenal One… We fade into a video graphic telling us that tonight, Turmoil’s main event will showcase a six-man tag team match where it will be CM Punk and The Dudleys versus Tag Team Champions, Gambit and The Joker, and the World Heavyweight Champion, AJ Styles!
♫Edgenesday Night Turmoil’s opening video♫ «< click to watch) plays and the crowd are on their feet as Jim Ross and Sir William Regal formally welcome us into the program. They agree that they can’t wait to see the announced main event. Regal: “Punk and Styles get to latch on to another piece of one another Jim, or take a piece I should say. Goodness, Punk’s teaming with The Dudleys, and Styles with Why So Serious, I don’t know who’s got the advantage.” JR: “Well in all honesty I think the match favors Punk. He has team-mates who will go for the victory at all costs, that’s a feature of The Dudley Boys; they’re not good losers and they’ll want to go into Starrcade with some momentum on the back of losing their Tag Titles to Gambit and Joker at Survivor Series. AJ’s at a disadvantage in my view. You never know what you’re going to get from Why So Serious and I don’t think Styles will be able to trust Gambit or The Joker for a second.” Regal: “But Jim, don’t forget who the boss is around here. Edge runs the show and he’s an advocate of Mister Styles. If he thought he was putting AJ in a match with any disadvantage, well, I don’t think he’d have done it.” JR: “William you may be right after all. Gambit and Joker’s organization has a Monster in their basement and that thing, Abyss, was tormented at the hands of The Dudleys last week – and they put Abyss through a flaming table. In normal circumstances, one would think Gambit and Joker would be angry about this and they’d want to retaliate, but remember, Why So Serious as a group outnumber The Dudleys five to two, and none of them came to Abyss’ rescue. Aww, I sure can’t wait to find out how all this all unfolds, but it’d be nice to get some explanations from Why So Serious that I can tellya.” Regal: “Why don’t we send you or JB to interview them Jim?” JR: “Oh no thank you. I’ve been set fire to in an interview with Kane in my time, I’ve learned lessons there and there’s no way I’m going near that freak show.” As we watch the entrance of Daniel Bryan, the comms take the opportunity to tell us what else we expect to see on tonight’s program. JR: “We have a double dose of X-Division action as we have Daniel Bryan versus Kazarian coming up right now, then later it’s going to be Justin Gabriel versus X-Division number one contender, Jack Evans! The Absolute Lashley will be in action before his showdown with Sting at Starrcade and there’ll be a Chick Tag match as Women’s Champion AJ Lee will be Live in the ring in front of her home-state audience.” Regal: “Yes yes yes Jim, as Miss Lee would say, but let’s get the action started and let’s say some kind words about messers Kaz and Daniels here. These two have a bright future together and d’you know something, I like their swagger.” JR: “Oh brother.”
Daniel Bryan vs. Frankie Kazarian w/ Christopher Daniels
The bell rings and the fans are standing in cheer and appreciation for Daniel Bryan. Christopher Daniels entered as his usual cocky self with Kaz, but his expression has all changed now as he’s taken offense to the fans chanting and cheering for Bryan. Kaz stands in the ring and blocks his ears. He goes by the ropes and Daniels tells him: “They’re idiots! They’re all morons, they won’t appreciate us. Ignore them Frankie, ignore them.” Bryan comes over to try get the match started, but the ref backs him off because Kazarian is within the ropes. This proves to be a momentary distraction and Kaz uses the time to go at Bryan and rake him in the eye. The crowd boo as Kazarian gets on top, punching Bryan in the face before sending him against the ropes and then catching him with a modified STO upon his return. Kaz taunts and Daniels applauds, telling the audience how great Kaz is. Kazarian covers for a One-count, but Bryan is resilient and the match goes on. The comms converse about Kazarian’s change in attitude since aligning himself with Daniels. JR: “This happened on TNA House Shows and now it’s happened in the KWF. I just don’t understand why Frankie has become so chauvinistic. He used to be a humble guy, approachable, in fact I even played chess with him once. But now, quite frankly, he’s a pompous ass and if this is the real Kazarian, well, he and Daniels are made for each other.” Regal: “Haha, your walk down memory lane is nice and all Jim, but think of what this could do for both superstars. I mean, they’ve both had their runs in the KWF as X-Division Champions and now, they’re putting their minds and their talent together to perhaps have a shot at the Tag Titles. At least that’s what they’re aiming for I understand. It’s good to see them step out of the X-Division herd and it’ll be nice to see them compete for Tag Gold in the future. And I don’t believe for a second that you’ve ever played chess.” Regal’s talking up of Kaz and Daniels as tag competitors doesn’t reflect too well upon this match as Daniel Bryan manages to block out any of Daniels shouting and attempted interference to down Kaz and finish him off with a diving headbutt! JR yells: “What a move by Bryan! He’s got him here, he connected with Kaz right on the heart!” ‘One!’ count the crowd along with the ref, ‘Two!’ and ‘Three!’
Winner: Daniel Bryan.
Bryan has his hand raised and Christopher Daniels is livid. He can’t believe that Kaz has lost and he gets in the ring to even complain to the referee that “missiles aren’t allowed in the ring.” JR chuckles, saying Daniels is out of his mind if he thinks a diving headbutt is a missile of any kind: “What’s he going to complain about next, maybe suggest that that the Missile Dropkick should be illegal? Your pal lost Daniels and well done to Bryan. That can’t have been easy with Daniels in his ear the entire match.” We watch as Daniels helps Kaz to his feet and the comms gasp as it seems like Kaz and Daniels are setting to attack Bryan from behind! “Hey hold it!” says a voice on a mic. “You two, Kaz, Daniels” it’s Edge! The Rated R GM has a spotlight on him shining on his Skybox. He says: “Don’t even think about attacking Bryan from behind. You lost, so get outta there because I want the spotlight on Daniel right now.” Kaz and Daniels look angrily up at the GM, but Edge again tells them to back off from Daniel Bryan. The crowd cheer Edge’s stance and the GM goes on to address Bryan. He says that he was impressed with his match here tonight and he’s also taken on board an idea that Bryan had two weeks ago on Turmoil. Edge says: “Daniel, therefore, this Sunday, at Starrcade, the world is going to see a match that has perhaps been in people’s minds this year. I mean, you and your opponent have been going back and forth, arguing and sometimes getting along, but not getting along well enough to co-exist. It’s been tough for both of you, because in every argument, you’ve both arguably had a valid point. So, at Starrcade we settle any differences the old fashioned way and boy, am I proud to announce this one. Daniel Bryan… it’s going to be you versus Samoa Joe!” The crowd go absolutely nuts for the announcement and Bryan nods at the decision. The comms can’t believe it as Edge finishes by addressing the crowd: “Have a great night and enjoy the show everybody.”
We come to a highlight package recapping what went down on last week’s edition of Wednesday Night Turmoil. As mentioned at the beginning of the show, it was Pick Your Poison between AJ Styles and CM Punk. We got to see Mr. Anderson show what he’s got in a Hardcore match before his bout with Sheamus at Starrcade. Mickie James wrestled in her home-state against the French Miss Maryse. The Dudleys made a statement and sent a message to Why So Serious by putting Abyss through a flaming Table. Then, toward the end of the show, Sting called out The Absolute Lashley and a mouth-watering match was made between them for Starrcade! Click HERE and read the entire outing of December 5th’s KWF Wednesday Night Turmoil!
At ringside we’re with JR and Regal as they react positively to two non-Title events that will happen at Starrcade. JR: “Daniel Bryan I think has a point to prove, and he’ll be champing at the bit to have this match with Samoa Joe.” Regal: “If he is then he’s an idiot Jim. He may like the idea of defeating Joe, to prove a point as you say, but we don’t call Joe the Samoan Submission Machine or the Nation of Violence for nothing. The man’s a tough nut, and if he’s going into Starrcade on the back of losing to AJ Styles last week, then Joe’s going to be in a pissed off mood come Sunday and I believe he’ll make a statement, make a victim of Daniel Bryan. That’s going to be a great match-up.” JR: “What about Sting versus Lashley? How’s that going to go?” Regal shakes his head: “Oh I don’t know about that one. How Sting’s been targeted, or why he’s been targeted is just as he said last week. He’s the biggest dog in the yard and The Absolute Lashley is almost trying to use him as a pawn, trying to scapegoat him even, to show The UnderTaker that he is the apprentice he first thought him to be.” JR: “Of course William, you’re referring to the fact that Taker attacked Lashley at Survivor Series and then explained his actions by saying that Lashley was not as worthy as Taker first thought. So is that what this is really about? That Lashley’s trying to cement himself as a true apprentice to The UnderTaker, he’s trying to show him exactly what he can do?” Regal: “Oh certainly Jim, but Sting’s not one to be underestimated in this scenario. The man’s battled many an obstacle, and countless wrestlers, beings and organizations in this industry have thought that they could use Sting, make him play a role and milk him for their own personal gain. This goes from catering level all the way up to Sting’s very own rafters, and even the rafters of WWE’s HQ, a House Show that’s never even been able to get Sting’s signature. The man won’t play a role for anyone and he’ll be damned if he is supposed to be the deer that the beast is supposed to feast upon come Starrcade. I mean, let’s be real, Lashley is the favorite and that’s there for everyone to see. But Sting is Sting and I would not bet against him, not even against Lashley.” The comms send us backstage where Jeremy Borash is standing by.
JB: “Thanks guys. And thank you for joining us ladies and gentlemen as we come to you Live from the Prudential Center here in Newark, New Jersey. We’re all looking forward to Starrcade and one of the matches coming at the pay-per-view will be The Miz versus my guest at this time, Intercontinental Champion and KWF’s Apex Predator, Randy Orton.” Orton steps onto the picture and we hear the fans scream and cheer in the background. JB: “Randy, thank you for agreeing to this interview and first of all I have to ask, what does Miz think he’s doing?” Orton looks around a little and listens to the cheers before saying: “You know Jeremy, when somebody punches above their weight in this manner it is almost laughable that the guy swinging the punches actually thinks he has a chance against me at Starrcade. I mean Miz, you’re a guy who’s story’s been on TV. You’re Mike Mizanin, you featured in a reality television show, you had a dream to main event a WrestleMania and you got there, you got there at a WWE Mania and congrats for that, but Miz, You wanna know reality? The actual reality is that you have never been above X-Division level in the KWF and then you put on some weight, tried to get yourself out of that bracket because you couldn’t fly like they could. You waited and waited for a shot at another level, but never got one, you never earned one and then you decided to try and take me on for this Intercontinental Title.” The fans cheer as Randy sets to go on, but all of a sudden, Orton is attacked from behind! It’s The Miz! Miz clobbers Orton and quickly he grabs him and *BAM* Skull-Crushing Finale right on the concrete floor! JB yells: “Oh my God, somebody get some help over here! Randy, Randy, are you alright?” Miz pushes JB out the way and he snatches his mic as he leans over Orton: “How’s that? How’s that Orton huh? You think you’re so big, so tough. You spew out all these BS words about me and how tough I’ve found it to get anywhere in the KWF. Well hear me and listen to me as I speak loud and clear. This goes to you and everyone at home; on Sunday at Starrcade, I’m going to expose Randy Orton for everything that he is. He’s a phony, an illegitimate Champion and he’s a disgrace to what the Intercontinental Title should represent. At Starrcade I become the new Champ and Orton, you’re going to be nothing but an afterthought. You’ve made the Miztake of taking me lightly and now look at you! Look at you!” We hear a voice from a medic that says: “That’s enough now, come on.” The Miz backs off shouting that he’s going to win at Starrcade. The medic and some security check on Orton. He’s moving, but the comms fear he may have a concussion as we join them at ringside where we see that Layla and Queen Madison Rayne have already made their entrances.
William Regal talks up The Miz, saying that he has everything it takes to become the KWF Intercontinental Champion. But JR says that The Miz may have what it takes to hold the Belt, but does he have what it takes to defeat Orton? “And I think The Miz has made a big mistake of his own here. He’s attacked Orton from behind, laid him out and then talked over him as if he were nothing. Oh Miz better watch out, he’s just made a true enemy out of Randy Orton.” Mickie James is next out and she waits at the foot of the ramp as ♫AJ Lee’s music♫ «< click to play) hits and the crowd cheer at the top of their lungs. The Woman’s Champ skips down the ramp and gives a nod to Mickie before they both sprint into the ring. Layla and Queen Madison exit on the far side and the comms build that AJ’s getting a great reception in her home-state of New Jersey. JR: “Last week it was Mickie James in the spotlight in Virginia. Now it’s AJ’s turn and look at her, she’s loving it.” Regal: “To be fair Jim, I think she’ll climb a turnbuckle or two and shout her yes yes yes’s to anyone who’ll listen. Why do these people like her so much?” JR: “Aww, AJ’s a fine wrestler Mister Regal and let’s not forget, she’s got a long-standing rivalry with Madison Rayne and that comes to a head this Sunday at Starrcade.” Regal: “That’s Queen Madison to you.”
Queen Madison Rayne & Layla vs. Mickie James & AJ Lee
The bell rings and Lee starts off against Layla. They tie up and Layla doesn’t play games as she rocks the Champ with a forearm to the jaw. The fans aren’t happy, and neither is AJ and she storms at Layla full speed, tackling her down and scrapping to hit her with lefts and rights. Regal: “Wrestling? A good wrestler you said she was Jim?” JR: “Well she is, she wouldn’t be Women’s Champion otherwise. I like her feisty attitude, and besides, what’s she supposed to do, stand there after a cheap-shot like that?” Regal: “Cheap-shot?! There was nothing cheap about that. Layla’s a real lady, she’d never cut corners.” JR: “Right, and neither would the rest of the British Invasion I presume?” The match goes on and we watch as Queen Madison comes in when Lee’s down, but then AJ gets back into the contest and tags in Mickie. James is all fired up as she sets to get revenge on Madison for humiliating her last week. JR: “Mickie had just won a great contest versus Maryse, and Queen Madison, the jealous jezebel, came out to attack Mickie and take the spotlight for herself. The size of that woman’s ego is so unbearable.” Regal: “Oh well I’m not complaining Jim. Dressed like that, she can have the spotlight as much as she wants. In fact, let’s call this the Queen Madison show. Yes, how lovely.” JR: “Of course ladies and gentlemen, Mister Regal is referring to Ms Rayne’s Rated R ring attire. Or lack there of I should say.” We watch as Layla illegally yanks Mickie’s hair by the corner. This allows Queen Madison to dump James to ringside and she stands doing the Royal Wave taunt in the ring whilst Layla illegally DDT’s James on the floor. JR: “The Brits don’t cheat you said! And now look!” Regal: “What happened? Sorry, my eyes were on the Queen. Long live our gracious Queen, all bow to Queen Madison, the Royal-arsed, I mean, the Royalest Queen of all the times… of all time. Erm, help me Jim, I’m lost.” JR chuckles as we go to commercials on the back of Queen Madison and Layla maintaining control.
When we come back we watch as AJ pounds the turnbuckle to get the fans going here in Newark. The comms take us split-screen to show us how Layla was vicious as she rammed Mickie back-first into the ring apron. Madison and Layla have been in control since and the Queen performs another Royal Wave as she puts a foot on Mickie’s chest for a nonchalant cover. James kicks out at Two, but she’s still under pressure for a considerable amount of time before finally being able to fight her way out of Queen Madison and Layla’s corner. Mickie back-elbows Layla on the kisser before performing her trademark headscissor out the corner. This gives her enough time to crawl across the canvas and finally make the leap toward AJ and in comes the Women’s Champion! The crowd go wild as Lee storms in, but Queen Madison high-tails it and she dives toward her own corner to tag in Layla. Layla comes in and goes at AJ, but Lee’s not taking anything from the former Miami Heat cheerleader. She levels her with right hands, sends her toward the ropes and turns her head over heels with a headscissors takedown. Layla’s on the canvas and she’s groggy. AJ eyeballs Madison who’s loitering at ringside and Lee runs against the ropes to storm toward Layla and lay her out with the Shining Wizard! ‘Ohhhh!’ gasp the crowd and AJ, stares at Madison while covering and getting One, getting Two and Three!
Winners: AJ Lee and Mickie James.
♫AJ Lee’s music♫ «< click to play) hits and the fans cheer and chant, but Lee’s not in a celebratory mood as she still keeps her eyes on Queen Madison, who’s now backing off up the ramp. AJ and Mickie dare her to come back down to the squared circle, but Madison changes her expression. She Royally Waves, almost ignoring AJ and Mickie. She smiles for the flashing camera’s and via camera mic we hear her say: “I’ll get you Sunday AJ, I’ll get you Sunday.” Mickie James raises AJ’s hand and the two of them then climb turnbuckles to celebrate their victory.
We cut to a video of a local gym. There’s a number of people on treadmills, rowing machines and benches. The door opens and none other than the KWF’s Hardcore Champion Sheamus enters. He puts his bag down and coughs. Everyone stops what they’re doing, looks at Sheamus, and then quickly get off their various machines and race out of the door. There is one guy still on a treadmill with his earphones in, unaware of the presence of the Celtic Warrior. Sheamus walks over to him, the guy looks up and nods, before looking down. Suddenly the realization kicks in and he screams, trying to get off the treadmill, being pulled back by his earphones, falling down and being slammed into the wall by the moving belt. Sheamus laughs and shakes his head. He puts his weightlifting gloves on, and moves over to the rowing machine. He pulls the handles out, before picking the entire machine up and throwing it across the room. He does the same with an exercise bike, before lifting some huge dumbbells. He does a few reps before throwing them through the wall. He reaches into his gym bag and pulls out a steel chair, before smashing it against a treadmill, destroying both chair and machine with only a few swings. The other guy is cowering in the corner as Sheamus approaches him. He points to a barbell and says very politely “Sorry fella, are you using that?” The man shakes his head, before Sheamus picks it up and does some squats, and then throws it down on the bench, smashing it in two. The Great White then turns to the punching bag. He stares it down, before slamming his chest and saying “Brogue! Brogue! Brogue!” He races over and hits the bag with a Brogue Kick, causing it to rip from the ceiling and chunks of plaster fall everywhere. Sheamus takes a deep breath, goes to the water fountain for a quick sip, and picks up his bag to leave. He turns to the other guy and says “All yours fella.” The man just shivers in fear as he brushes debris from his hair.
Back at ringside we watch as Justin Gabriel completes his entrance. The comms react to Sheamus’ ‘Work-out video’ and William Regal says that he’s never seen such a show of strength: “And that was just for a work-out! Imagine how simple Sheamus finds Hardcore matches after that, it’s no wonder he’s such a dominant Champion.” JR: “Oh William I couldn’t agree more and I hope Anderson saw that video because he now has to prepare himself. Gosh, how can one prepare for a Hardcore bout with the Celtic Warrior?! I’m not sure Anderson knows what he’s gotten himself into.” ♫Jack Evans’ music♫ «< click to play) hits and the fans cheer as the number one contender to the X-Division Championship makes his entrance. Regal: “I still don’t like how this X-Division Title shot came about for Mister Evans. I mean, he knocks on the GM’s door and asks for a match and that’s it?! What’s Edge up to? No number one contenders match, no ‘get in line kid’. I mean what gives?” JR: “With all due respect William, I don’t think anyone is arguing Jack Evans deserving his chance. I’ve spoken to Low-ki since Evans defeated him and he said that he holds his hands up to Evans, saying that he’s the best thing going in the X-Division today. A storied former X-Champ in the KWF, Amazing Red, he told me he’s learning a few moves off Evans – and that’s Amazing Red, a phenomenal athlete himself. Folks we have discussed the respect factor within the X-Division over and over again and while Rey Mysterio is the complete opposite of that, the remainder of the X-Division roster are in full agreement that they can’t wait to see Evans get his shot – and neither can I.”
Justin Gabriel vs. Jack Evans
The match gets underway and Justin Gabriel smiles as Evans makes some girls in the crowd scream on the back of a one-arm handstand. Gabriel sets to lock up, but Evans kicks his left hand away. Gabriel tries again, but Evans kicks his right hand away. Gabriel is quick to then grab Evans in a headlock, but Evans counters by lifting Gabriel for a backdrop and German-suplex-like pinning predicament. He gets One, Two – but Gabriel kicks out and quickly gets to his feet. Gabriel doesn’t seem too happy about Evans’ offense, but the crowd love the opening to the bout. The match goes on and the comms discuss both superstars. They remind us that Justin Gabriel held the X-Division Title on KWF Blogs throughout much of 2011. Regal: “He was established. And I’m not talking about established because he was Champion, I’m talking about what it means to run with a pack, the World Elite at the time, and he held that Gold for some time. He really impressed me back then, it’s not easy carrying a Title when you’re running with the likes of Wade Barrett et al.” JR: “Yes well as successful as he was last year, what about this year when he challenged Daniel Bryan for the Belt at KWF Turbulence. That was when we visited South Africa, and we were very much in Gabriel country then.” Regal: “Did he win?” JR: “No.” Regal: “Well there you go. He didn’t have the it-factor on his own home turf. It wasn’t just because Bryan was better on the night, but it was because there was no ruthless streak from Gabriel and we even saw that at the beginning of this match. Making all nice and smiling at Jack Evans’ antics. Evans is a cocky little so and so and fine, Gabriel’s going along with the entertainment factor, the ‘respect’ malarkey of it all, but I’ll tell you this, Rey Mysterio will slap that boy in the face on Sunday.” JR: “So you think Mysterio’s going to retain?” Regal: “Oh absolutely. I mean, yes, Evans is a nutter. He’s out of this world and his moves are a good way to break a neck. But because he shows off so much and because of how he does it for the fans, that’s where Rey will capitalize. He doesn’t have the fans to distract him anymore and he’s no longer here to entertain anyone. Mysterio will be all business and I can’t wait for that match. I really hope Rey puts Evans in his place.” With that, this explosive contest comes to a close as Evans avoids a 450 from Gabriel to down him with a neckbreaker and then go to the top turnbuckle to perform an amazing 630 splash! The crowd go wild and count Three along with the ref as Jack Evans rolls on toward Starrcade!
Winner: Jack Evans.
The ref calls for the closing bell and the crowd go bananas as Evans gets to his feet. JR: “Wow! What a show from Evans, that was truly awesome and – oh no! Konnan, it’s Konnan in the ring, what the hell!” Konnan comes in and attacks Evans from behind. He picks him up and sends him toward the ropes before rolling forward and launching himself at Evans for a near decapitating clothesline. The crowd boo and boo even louder as Rey Mysterio slowly emerges on stage and makes his way down the ramp. He gets in the ring as Konnan torques on a Tequila Sunrise submission. JR: “By God, what is the meaning of this?! Why? Why do this before Starrcade, I mean it’s going to be Evans’ first X-Division Title match in the KWF, this is absurd, a terrible show of disrespect from Rey and Konnan, damn that Konnan.” Regal: “Ahh, I love it when I’m right. Haha, come on Jim, I told you Rey’s a cut above Evans and this isn’t about back flips and high flying moves now. Rey’s Title’s on the line and he’s keeping it on Sunday haha. Bravo Konnan, now that was entertaining haha.” JR: “That was out of line and I just hope Evans is okay for Starrcade.” Rey raises his Title over Evans’ body and ♫his music♫ «< click to play) hits as the scene fades out.
We return from commercials and we’re backstage once more with JB and he is standing by with the Samoan Submission Machine, Samoa Joe. JB: “Joe the match has been made, you versus Daniel Bryan at KWF Starrcade, what are your thoughts going into this one?” Joe: “Well JB it’s simple. I’ll go into Starrcade as I do for any match at any pay-per-view. I’ll go in there to put my name on the map again, I’ll go in there to make a statement and most importantly, I’ll go in there to win. Daniel Bryan, sure, he’s a great wrestler, but this industry is full of people who can handle themselves in the ring. But come Starrcade, Daniel, we went through a lot as partners and now we’re competing against each other. You wasn’t a very good listener when we teamed and so on Sunday maybe you’ll finally listen and get the lesson that’s been long coming to you.” Joe exits the picture and JB finishes: “Wow, that was intense. JR, William, back to you.”
JR: “Samoa Joe and Daniel Bryan one-on-one finally happens this Sunday at Starrcade, and I…” *BONG!* JR stops talking as the lights go out and smoke fills the arena. There is a hushed silence as the ♫eerie music of The Absolute Lashley♫ «< click to play) plays, and The Beast makes his way down to the squared circle. He ascends the steps and raises the lights in the same way The UnderTaker does. As he gets into the ring, Regal comments on how Lashley is still using the same mannerisms as The Phenom, despite being shunned by his former Master. JR: “As you’ve alluded to before William, I think Lashley is trying to prove to The UnderTaker that he can follow in his footsteps, and when he faces Sting this Sunday, he’ll most certainly be looking to win in as emphatic a way as possible.” Regal: “I just feel sorry for whatever poor sap has to face him tonight.” ♫‘Sound of Madness’, by Shinedown♫ «< click to play) plays and his opponent enters in the form of Panther. The crowd cheer for the Black Cat as JR says “Wow, it’s Panther. An interesting choice by Edge. Along with our GM, Lashley and Panther were colleagues in the fabled Thundercats faction way back when, but of course that was a very different Lashley.” Regal: “Absolutely. I doubt this Monster even remembers those days. Trust me, he won’t hold back in ripping this cat apart and taking all nine lives from him.”
The Absolute Lashley vs. Panther
The bell rings and both men stand there, Lashley in menace, Panther seemingly with hesitance. He says “Bobby? You in there buddy?” Lashley snarls. “Okay, just checking.” Reluctantly, Panther locks up with the Absolute One, but gets slammed into the corner so hard he nearly goes over the top and to the outside. Regal: “Wow, the power Jim. The unbridled power!” Lashley snarls again, and JR mentions that he hasn’t seen Lashley this fired up before. “The attack from Taker must have revitalized him, and now he looks more determined than ever to wreck anything in his path.” Regal: “Oh goody.” The match continues with Lashley dominating, as he hits Panther with shots, a few headbutts and a meat-hook clothesline. Some of the fans can barely watch the punishment as JR says “It’s a good job Kaitlyn didn’t come out here with Panther. I dread to think what the poor girl must be making of this.” Regal: “Probably wishing she’d stayed with a King in the form of Dolph Ziggler.” JR: “Oh right, like he wouldn’t be getting his royal can handed to him by Lashley.” Lashley fires Panther into the turnbuckles with an Irish Whip, and the Black Cat slams into them so hard that he falls to the canvas. He’s breathing heavily. Regal: “He should be called ‘Panter’, haha.” He gets to his feet slowly, and starts to snarl himself. He has blood coming from his mouth, but looks up at Lashley and looks set to run at him. Lashley simply stares back, and at once, they both race toward one another. Lashley goes for another clothesline, but Panther baseball slides through his legs and gets up behind him, before firing Lashley with rights. He has the Beast on the ropes and is hitting fast shots, before sending him across the ring into the corner. He races over and hits a Stinger Splash. JR: “Oh my! Homage to the man Lashley will face on Sunday!” Panther, from nowhere, has found a surge of energy, and nails an enziguiri, but it doesn’t knock Lashley over. He comes off the ropes himself to hit a low dropkick to the knee, and then bounces off the far ropes and finally ground his opponent with a bulldog. The fans cheer as Panther signals for the Sword of Omens, and he leaps to the top rope. He awaits Lashley getting up, and JR says “Surely not, if Panther hits this it could be over!” He waits, and then as soon as the Absolute One is up, he leaps off for the flying clothesline, but no! Lashley catches him, before hitting a huge overhead belly-to-belly suplex! The crowd can’t believe it as JR yells: “Oh my God! What on earth was that?! The Sword of Omens has never been countered, and in that manner! Good Lord, what is Lashley?!” Regal: “He’s a beast by name and by nature Jim, what a move! Panther’s bones must be shattered!” Lashley is showing no ill effect from the bulldog, and lifts Panther up again, before planting him down with a Sitdown Spinebuster. He covers and gets an elementary Three.
Winner: The Absolute Lashley.
Lashley backs off over the top rope and starts to walk up the ramp, as JR concludes “Well Panther gave it everything, but the power of this Beast was too much, and I think would be too much for pretty much anyone.” Regal: “He was most impressive, and if I’m Sting right now, I’m looking for first class tickets to Mexico or the Bermuda Triangle.” Lashley suddenly stops on the ramp, and stares at a fan. This fan happens to be wearing a replica Sting mask. Lashley slowly walks over and places his hand on the fan’s mask. The poor guy is too scared to move, as Lashley slowly lifts the mask off his face and stares at it some more. He pays no more attention to the fan, and starts to walk back to the ring. The audience are stunned. JR: “What’s he doing here?” Regal: “I don’t know Jim, but I’m shivering. D’you ever notice how cold it gets when we’re in Lashley’s presence? Jesus!” In the ring, Lashley approaches Panther’s lifeless body before kneeling down and placing the mask on the face of the Cat. Lashley then lifts Panther up, before once again raising him and slamming him down with an almighty Sitdown Spinebuster! He stares down at Panther as JR says “My God! Another finishing maneuver and The Absolute Lashley has sent a clear message to Sting!” Regal: “Absolutely. That fan may well have soiled himself. Lashley is clearly on a mission, but what can Sting do about it at Starrcade?” Lashley brings the lights down and bows on one knee like The UnderTaker, in a clear show of respect to the Deadman.
We see a video clip that is shot in a scene of a black night sky. It’s raining and we can hear the sound of the rain fall as it hits the ground. Strange though, as the ground itself is a wet muddy soil. We are taken through a variety of scenic views of monuments of the world. The Giza Pyramid in Egypt. The Taj Mahal in India. Stonehenge in England. The Great Wall of China. Acropolis. Potala Palace. These sights and others are all seen under night sky and rainfall. We see an image of a man in a black long trench coat. He’s walking through the rain, no worldly sights in the scene, but in the end the figure turns around toward the camera and a voice speaks over saying ‘This. Is. Sting…” We see The Icon Sting, standing in the rain and he performs a loud “Whooooo!” as the picture zooms quickly out of him and onto some text saying: STARRCADE! Live, THIS SUNDAY, December 16th 2012, only on KWF Blogs!
♫The Dudleys’ music♫ «< click to play) hits and we’re just about set for our main event of the evening. The comms remind us that Bubba and Devon have their Tag Title rematch coming at Starrcade, and that will be a Tables match versus Gambit and The Joker. Regal: “That’s The Dudleys trademark match-type Jim. After what they did to Abyss last week, I’m seeing them as favorites to win their Titles back this Sunday.” JR: “Oh there’s no doubt The Dudleys will be confident going into their rematch and they’re hungry to win those Belts back, that’s for sure. They were KWF World Tag Team Champions for over a year before Why So Serious showed up. They want to end 2012 as they started the year, with Tag Gold over their shoulders.” CM Punk makes his entrance and he gets a rousing ovation from the fans. To some people’s surprise, Punk gives a nod to The Dudleys as they group in their corner and Regal reiterates how he sees Punk and The Dudleys very much the favorites in this main event: “They at least respect one another to get along to win a match. Styles doesn’t have that with Why So Serious.” Gambit and Jeff ‘The Joker’ Hardy are next out and the fans cheer the World Tag Champs. Gambit doesn’t have the usual spring in his step as he normally does and the comms point out that neither Kelly Kelly or Harley Quinn are accompanying them out here for this contest. JR: “That’s quite surprising. Why So Serious are usually a tight unit. It’s weird to see them scattered as they were last week. Almost eerie in fact.” Regal: “It’s another thing that makes them unpredictable Jim. I wouldn’t read too much into anything they do.” We see the pyro shower rain down on stage. The arena lights turn bright white and blue as we hear ♫Get Ready To Fly!♫ «< click to play) and out comes the KWF World Champion!
The Dudley Boys & CM Punk vs. Gambit, The Joker & AJ Styles
AJ Styles has the fans on his feet and the comms tell that the cheers for AJ have become louder since he became Champion yet again on KWF Blogs. Regal: “Ever since Punk got that double victory over Kurt Angle and since he became the Champ, the fans were all about him. He defeated Chris Jericho and Samoa Joe and the audience cheered loud for him, but now Styles is Champion and the fans are fully in his corner.” JR: “They are William, and the Champion naturally gets the louder cheer. But let’s not forget that both these superstars have a phenomenal following all over the world. The fans were split at Survivor Series, they’ve been split the past two weeks and I’m sure they’ll be cheering equally for both superstars at Starrcade. It’s perhaps the biggest Part II match the KWF has ever given us and what a way to end our pay-per-views in 2012. What a year it’s been!” AJ starts off the match against Bubba-Ray Dudley and Bubba is booed as he gets Styles in a side headlock and then pushes him off to quickly slap him on the back of the head. JR: “That’s what I don’t like about The Dudleys, how disrespectful was that?!” We watch as Styles circles Bubba and goes for a single-leg takedown, but Bubba clobbers him over his back. He taunts, yelling toward the fans, mocking AJ, but Styles then stands up to leap and side volley Ray right on the temple and that sends him back toward his own corner. AJ takes this chance to make a tag and in comes Gambit. CM Punk tags himself in and he comes face to face with the Cajun. JR: “These two have history. Kelly Kelly, Gambit’s girlfriend once had a relationship with Punk on WWE’s version of ECW. That didn’t last too long as Kelly was bossed around by a bearded behemoth by the name of Mike Knox at the time, but Gambit has never liked Punk thereafter.” Regal: “Well that’s understandable Jim. I don’t think any man likes the former boyfriend of his current female. In fact, Gambit being Kelly’s beau is quite fitting. His last name, LeBeau, literally means ‘The Boyfriend’.” Gambit and Punk go back and forth and as Gambit and The Joker tag in and out, taunting The Dudleys all the while, we see that The Joker’s mood has changed since this contest has got going. JR: “They’re so bizarre. I mean, they seem angry at what happened to Abyss and I for one thought they’d be looking to put a hit on The Dudleys tonight, but they’re simply wrestling a normal match. Any thought of them not competing as well as they could has gone out the window, and I think AJ Styles is actually quite content to have them in his corner, because they’re dominating here and Punk’s doing little of the work.” With that said though, we see Joker tag in Styles and AJ comes in to try pin Punk. However, he’s countered and Punk administers an Anaconda Vise! The fans cheer the move, but The Joker laughs rather than break the hold and Regal says: “That’s the clown you were talking about.” AJ gets to the ropes though and the match goes on, as Punk covers getting Two and we go in and out of commercials.
When we return we see that The Dudleys are in control of a legal Gambit now and the comms review via split-screen, what happened during the break. We are shown that Punk and Styles went back and forth and AJ got on top for a moment, Pele-ing Punk and covering, but he only got Two. The Dudleys then illegally came in to attack the Champ, but Joker Hardy saw them coming and he went to the top rope to fly off and nail them both with a remarkable version of Whisper in the Wind. Styles tagged in Gambit and Punk tagged Devon, and since, The Dudleys have been in control. We keep an eye on The Joker as he drops off the ring apron and comes around ringside to pull up a chair and take a seat right next to JR. He doesn’t say anything at first, but he stares at Ross. William Regal then reaches over to hand him a headset. Hardy takes it and puts it on: “Well that was kind. I would have expected such hospitality from you Jimmeny Billy Bob.” JR sits quietly for a second. Regal says: “Er, Joker, Jeff, what brings you here?” Joker: “William I thought I’d take in the sights of this match from the best seat in the house, right where you gentlemen are at ringside. The fact that you two get paid to sit here and talk about what happens in that ring, well I think you should both get in there and let Abyss feast on you. Yeah, that’s a great idea, a great idea.” JR speaks up: “Jeff what are you up to? I mean, there’s a match going on, your team’s down two versus three and you’re out here talking to us, don’t you think you should be back in the ring, helping your partners? Or are you going to leave them to it, just like you left Abyss last week?” Regal: “Jim be quiet, don’t provoke him.” Joker: “Yeah, Jim, why don’t you listen to your pal there? Haha, you people really think we don’t know what we’re doing? Haha, Abyss wasn’t thrown to the dogs last week, Abyss was the one who wanted the match. I think he enjoyed going through that table, and why didn’t we help him? Well, we wanted to see what the worse The Dudleys could do. They launch Abyss through a flaming table (he cackles and bursts out in laughter) that was hilarious! (He becomes very serious) But Abyss still got up and walked out of the arena. Bubba and Devon wanted to send us a message, and we got that message, loud and clear. We know how fun Tables can be, and we’ll send a message right back to them on Sunday. Gotta go!” Joker drops his headset and dives into the ring, breaking a cover that the legal Bubba had on Gambit. All hell breaks loose as Devon comes in to attack Hardy. Bubba picks Gambit up and tags CM Punk. AJ Styles comes in, but Bubba cuts him off and Punk lifts a groggy and tired LeBeau to finish him off with a GTS! The commotion continues as Punk focuses on the pin and gets One, Two and Three.
Winners: CM Punk and The Dudleys.
The bell rings frantically, but the chaos continues as Bubba and Devon set to attack AJ Styles. The fans boo, but we see CM Punk as he watches The Dudleys approach Styles. JR: “He’s not doing anything! Get in there Punk, help him!” Regal: “Why should he?! The Dudleys were his partners tonight. He decked Gambit, pinned him and now Bubba and Devon are going to return the favor!” Just before they can grab Styles though, Gambit’s back to his knees and he chop blocks Devon from behind. The Joker’s back in on the action and he gets at Bubba and Why So Serious end up making the save for AJ Styles. Why So Serious and The Dudleys battle to ringside, but the show comes to a close as we see Styles eyeball Punk. JR: “AJ knows that Punk didn’t help him, he knows he was in very real danger there. The Champ may not have made it to Starrcade.” Regal: “Punk’s a clever man Jim, much more industry-savvy than Styles is and he was trying to use the situation to his advantage. That’s a little of Punk’s dark side showing and I like that part of him. It means he’ll do whatever it takes to win back that World Heavyweight Championship.” JR: “Aww well, I hope Punk’s not going down that route and thankfully, both he and AJ are in full health going into Sunday. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for being with us tonight. Join us this Sunday for Styles versus Punk Part II at KWF Starrcade!” We fade out on the image of Styles and Punk staring one another out.