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We see a graphic of a spring that launches itself and a pinball goes hurtling round a pinball machine with the camera showing us the point of view of the ball. The ball bursts out of the pinball machine and bounces along a fruit machine, a blackjack table and then rolls along the patterned casino carpet to go out the exit door and onto the glamorous streets of Las Vegas, Nevada. We see, from the ball’s point of view, all the glitz and glam of Vegas’ famous Las Vegas Strip. We go down Fremont Street and soon find ourselves entering the MGM Grand!
Live within the MGM Grand we see Las Vegas Showgirls on stage and the crowd applaud them as they wave their Showgirl fans and pyro explodes on either side of the ladies. A female voiceover says: “Ladies and Gentlemen. Please welcome the only living, breathing, rompin’ stompin’ Funkasaurus in captivity. Mr Brodus Clay!” ♫Funk is on a roll, funk is on a roll. Hey hey yo can somebody call my Mama it’s about to get funky up in here!♫ «< click to listen). We watch as Cameron and Naomi come out on stage. They dance with the Showgirls and then out comes Brodus Clay! Brodus and the ladies do a dance for us and they get the crowd pumped and ready for some Funkadelic action. Brodus and the girls complete their sequence and then Brodus gets on mic. He has a big grin on his face as he says: “Las Vegas! People of the worlllddd… welcome to Casino Warfareeeee!”
The crowd cheer and chant as Brodus exits the stage to his music and we join Jim Ross and William Regal at ringside. They are in a great mood after seeing such a Vegas-type beginning to the show. JR: “But now folks it’s time to get down to business. Tell’m what we have in store tonight William.” Regal: “Oh gladly Jim. First of all let me remind everyone that every match other than our two main events will be stipulated by the Rated R Roulette. This means that Daniels versus Lethal could be a Cage match, Madison versus Kaitlyn could be a Pillow Fight and dare I say, the Hardcore Title match between Sheamus and Show – that could be an Iron-man encounter! Simply anything could happen here tonight at Casino Warfare!” JR: “Indeed William, and of course by two main events, you’re talking about KWF having our first ever Feast or Fired match and the KWF World Title match-up. Folks, the Feast or Fired match is a contest where four briefcases are on poles above each ring-post. Three of them have prizes within them in terms of a contract for a KWF Title match, an Intercontinental Title match, number 30 at the Royal Rumble – or, the fourth case, a pink slip! Someone’s getting fired tonight! And ladies and gentlemen, our feature main event of the evening is for the KWF World Heavyweight Championship. The reigning Title holder Chris Jericho will defend against the number one contender CM Punk and I can’t wait for that one. It promises to be a match of the year candidate.” Regal: “Jericho and Punk hate each other, they both believe that they are the best in the world. Something’s got to give Jim and I wonder if Punk’s recent run of good results can be backed up by a massive win tonight. Personally, I don’t think it’ll happen, not if Chris Jericho’s got anything to do with it. What an exciting match that’s going to be!” The comms then send us backstage to get us set for the first match of the night.
Jeremy Borash is standing by next to the Rated R Roulette. “Welcome to Casino Warfare everyone and what we have in store for you tonight will be one heck of a rollercoaster ride. Edge, the General Manager of KWF Blogs, since his appointment at WrestleMania, has taken us to small towns as we tour the United States and Canada. We’ve been to un-tread countries as we flew overseas on a journey that lead to Turbulence in South Africa. We’ve had every single Championship Belt sought for and every superstar is having the chance to make a name for themselves under the Rated R General Manager. Tonight is no different as fifteen wrestler’s will gamble their futures on a Feast or Fired match. The World Title is a gamble and a glory in itself, but for every other match folks, it comes down to this, the Rated R Roulette!” JB takes us through the options on the Roulette wheel (it looks very similar to the RAW Roulette used in WWE). Borash says that by way of ‘Champions power’ the reigning Title holders will have the opportunity to spin the wheel and decide the fate/stipulation of their match. The first contest of the night, will be for the Hardcore Championship! We watch as Big Show steps onto the scene from the left side, and Sheamus from the right. Sheamus has a smile on his face and he looks confident, but Big Show is impatient. He tells JB to get on with it and Borash then asks Sheamus to spin the wheel. We watch and wait for the wheel to stop and the curser points to… a Stretcher match! Sheamus smirks and walks off as we hear his ♫music♫ «< click to listen) in the background. JB wraps up: “Well, there you have it ladies and gentlemen, the first bout of the night is for the Hardcore Title and Sheamus will battle Big Show in a Stretcher match! JR and William, enjoy this one guys.”
Sheamus vs. Big Show – Hardcore Title (Rated R Roulette wheel: Stretcher match)
The crowd are on their feet as Sheamus and the Big Show begin their battle and the comms tell of the rules to the match. JR: “Hardcore rules still apply folks, but to win, all you have to do is lay your opponent on the stretcher, push that stretcher up the ramp and over the white line at the top of the stage.” Regal: “Easily said than done JR. These two men are massive, I’m not sure that stretcher could even hold their weight.” We see Sheamus corner Show and he digs shoulder thrusts into his gut. Big Show grabs Sheamus by the head and headbutts him. The Champ stumbles backward and runs toward Show, but Show lifts a boot and buries Sheamus into the canvas. The crowd ‘Ohhh’ the impact of the move and Sheamus’ dead weight is kick-rolled to ringside. The comms tell of how intense this rivalry between Sheamus and Show has gotten in the KWF over the past month or so. JR: “I find it scary William. Over the past two weeks these two men have not touched each other – and it’s been by their own accord. When Big Show decimated Tyler Reks, Sheamus went out to the stage and Show met him there. It was almost as if Sheamus was daring him to fire a shot at him, but Show didn’t bite. Then last week Big Show cost Sheamus a match, getting him Disqualified against Christopher Daniels. They’ve been out-doing one another, showing each other up. But this is what it comes down to and God help both these men as they battle it out for the Hardcore Championship.” Big Show is looking to take Sheamus over toward the stretcher, but Sheamus is proving the type of fighting Champion that he is. He counters an Irish-whip from Show to throw him toward the barricade. Big Show hits with a thud and then we see Sheamus reach over to the audience and a fan hands him his chair. Sheamus watches Show get to one knee before *SMASH* hitting him right over the head with the steel! The echoing chair-shot is replayed over and over again and we watch as Sheamus roars toward his adoring fans. Big Show is busted open, blood trickling down his face, but Sheamus is finding it near impossible to drag him to the stretcher. Regal: “Show’s not going to move if he doesn’t have to Jim, and Sheamus has to be careful. While he’s trying to drag Show, he’s not hurting him and the giant may be recovering as we speak.” Regal’s words reign true as Sheamus tires after pulling Show and Big Show then takes his moment to get back to his feet. He roars toward Sheamus and grabs him by the throat for a chokeslam – but as he lifts, Show doesn’t slam his opponent to the floor, but instead he launches him back-first into the ring apron! The audience boo like hell as Regal describes this as an expert move. “All his years in the business Jim and finally Big Show’s using that big head of his. Smashing Sheamus’ back in is by design, now Big Show has made it tougher for Sheamus to try drag him anywhere.” JR: “Gosh William, you’re right. Sheamus can’t lift or pull Big Show’s weight now, not with a bad back. God this is fascinating.”
Big Show then grabs Sheamus to roll him onto the stretcher. He doesn’t bother strapping him down, but instead begins to push the stretcher up the ramp. Big Show gets about half way up before Sheamus begins moving and he kicks at Show. This makes the stretcher rolls a little back down the ramp and Sheamus then tilts it so that he crashes off. The crowd watch on as Sheamus and Show trade right hands. Sheamus tries to concentrate on Show’s bloodied face, but Big Show grabs a ramp light to pick it up and jab it into Sheamus’ gut. He picks up the stretcher and sets it so that he can roll Sheamus on. He begins pushing him up the ramp, but again, Sheamus makes this hard for him and he topples the stretcher so that he’s on the steel. Big Show becomes angrier and he picks Sheamus to his feet. Sheamus tries to fight back, but Show lifts him up into scoop slam position and smashes him right to the hard steel ramp! The comms nor the crowd can believe it, what devastating impact, and now the match is there for the taking. Show uses his smarts once more, pulling the stretcher and setting it up at the top of the ramp, right by the white line. He then goes back down the ramp to get Sheamus. Regal: “Genius! I’m impressed. The rules don’t say that you have to push your opponent from the foot of the ramp to the top, all you have to do is push your opponent over the white line. We may be about to see Big Show get his Hardcore Title back Jim.” Show gets Sheamus by the stretcher and he looks to set up for the WMD. He measures, but no, Sheamus ducks the right hand and goes under. He comes back and lays into Show with lefts and right. Big Show headbutts him away, but this makes Show just as groggy as Sheamus. Both men look to be out on their feet, but then with a burst of speed Sheamus runs at Show and levels him with a Brogue Kick! The kick sends Show backward onto the stretcher and Sheamus quickly pushes the stretcher over the white line!
Winner and Still KWF Hardcore Champion: Sheamus.
♫Sheamus’ music♫ «< click to listen) hits and the crowd go wild as the referee calls for the bell. JR: “Sheamus has done it! Sheamus retains the Hardcore Title!” Regal: “Oh come on Jim, he barely had to work for that. It was Big Show that done all the heavy pushing” JR: “It doesn’t matter William. Sheamus won the match fair and square. I’ll tell you this though, Big Show will not be happy after watching this tape back. He had so many opportunities to win. However it was Sheamus who came up trumps and he leaves Casino Warfare still the KWF Hardcore Champion!” Sheamus celebrates as the referee hands him his Belt.
We cut backstage where JB is once again standing by the Rated R Roulette wheel. He is joined by the KWF Women’s Champion Madison Rayne and her challenger for this evening, Queen Kaitlyn. “Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to spin the wheel once again ahead of the upcoming match for the KWF Women’s Title. Madison, as the Champion, you get to spin. Whenever you’re ready.” Madison squares up to Kaitlyn, before heading over to the wheel and spinning. Round and round it goes, and as it slows, and finally comes to a stop, we see that this match will be a No Disqualification match. “There you have it, Madison Rayne versus Queen Kaitlyn in a No Disqualification match. Before you go Madison, what is your reaction?” Rayne simply looks at Kaitlyn, before leaving without comment. JB then turns to the challenger for comment. Kaitlyn: “I guess she’s not too happy with that. But to be honest JB, it doesn’t matter what match type it is, I have full confidence in my abilities, as does King Dolph.” Kaitlyn exits. “Fighting talk from the Queen of the KWF there, she competes for the Women’s Title in a No Disqualification match against Madison Rayne, and it’s up next!”
Madison Rayne vs. Queen Kaitlyn – KWF Women’s Championship (Rated R Roulette wheel: No DQ match)
The match begins with Madison really taking the fight to Kaitlyn. She backs her up into the corner and stomps away. JR is pleading for the referee to intervene, until Regal reminds him that as this is no-DQ, Madison can do this for as long as she wants. She drops to her knees and starting punching Kaitlyn in the face, and the Queen is trying to protect herself. She manages to pull herself to the outside, but Madison follows, and slams her into the steps. JR: “Such ferocity from Rayne, she really is determined to keep her Title.” Regal: “She’s using the stipulation to her advantage. She knows she is more sadistic than Kaitlyn, and so is trying to severely weaken her early on so she has control of this match.” Rayne is looking under the ring for a weapon, and pulls out a trash can lid. She measures up Kaitlyn, before swinging. Kaitlyn ducks and dropkicks Madison in the knee, sending her into the barrier. Kaitlyn slides back into the ring to recuperate. JR takes this moment to remind us how this match came about. Kaitlyn was on the arm of Panther, but a rivalry between the Black Cat and King Dolph led to Kaitlyn being put on the line, as Dolph had been pursuing her to become his Queen. They had a match at Sovereignty, which Ziggler won, and so Kaitlyn became his. The ‘couple’ have not been seeing eye-to-eye, with Kaitlyn not exactly taking her role as Queen very seriously, and showing nothing but contempt for Dolph. However, after Ziggler acquired The Beautiful People as his further Queen’s, Angelina Love and Velvet Sky have been making Kaitlyn’s life hell, so much so that it’s been the King who’s come to her aid. He was given the choice of which of his Queens would be in this match, and he selected Kaitlyn. They have been training, away from The BP, and Kaitlyn now finally takes instruction from the King.
Back to the action, Kaitlyn is enjoying some time on top now, working Madison over with power moves, such as a bodyslam and a series of suplexes. She covers but gets barely Two. She measures Madison for a clothesline, and hits it, then another, and then goes for a third, but Rayne turns it into a small package. Kaitlyn manages to kick out at Two. They run at one another, and take each other down with a clothesline. They lie on their backs, as we hear booing from the crowd. JR: “Wait a minute here! That’s The Beautiful People, what are they doing out here?!” Regal: “You never know, they might be here to cheer on their fellow Queen.” JR: “Yeah right.” Love and Sky walk slowly down to the ring and simply stand on the outside. Kaitlyn gets to her feet, and sees them. She keeps a tight perimeter as she is clearly fearful of their involvement, especially as this is No DQ. She gets rolled up again by Rayne, but manages to kick out. The match continues going back and forth, with Kaitlyn getting the upper hand, only to be thwarted after getting distracted by Angelina and Velvet. Madison goes for a DDT, but Kaitlyn reverses it and spins around, before hooking her from behind and going for a Reverse DDT. Madison gets free in a panic and slides to the outside. She looks at both Velvet and Angelina and points to her head, illustrating just how smart she was for escaping the move. They applaud her, and Angelina goes over to her and starts whispering to her. JR: “What kind of sick trick are they going to pull here? Poor Kaitlyn doesn’t stand a chance.” But then we see Velvet remove the crown from her head, and strike Madison with it! JR: “My God! She just smashed that crown right into the back of the Champ’s skull! What is going on here?!” They roll the unconscious Madison back into the ring, as a shocked Kaitlyn looks on. They scream at her to cover, and eventually, Kaitlyn does. The referee counts the Three and we have a new Champion.
Winner and New KWF Women’s Champion: Queen Kaitlyn.
“Kaitlyn is Champion! Kaitlyn is Champion! But why on earth did The Beautiful People, her mortal enemies, help her out?” Regal: “I have no idea. What were they thinking? Cheating poor Madison like that. That was bang out of order, I don’t care how beautiful they are.” Kaitlyn still looks in shock, as The BP get into the ring and raise the new Champs hands. They seem ecstatic that their fellow Queen is Champ, and all of the animosity between them has seemingly vanished. JR finishes: “In the KWF, Madison Rayne and The Beautiful People have often locked horns, but I didn’t see this coming at all. I wonder how Kaitlyn must be feeling. Not two weeks ago Angelina and Velvet were bullying her into scrubbing the Royal floor. Now Kaitlyn’s the Women’s Champion and it’s thanks to The BP. A fascinating turn of events here folks.” Regal: “You know, I think King Dolph must have had a word with The Beautiful People. He told Kaitlyn this past Wednesday that she’d have nothing to worry about tonight, and he was right. It’s her first ever Championship JR!”
We are backstage once more with JB by the Rated R Roulette wheel. “Ladies and gents it is time for our next match-up, and it’s time for us to find out what the stipulation is going to be in the X-Division Title match between my guests at this time, The Fallen Angel, Christopher Daniels and ‘Black Machismo’ Jay Lethal.” Both men step into shot, and after squaring up, JB asks Daniels to spin the wheel. He does so and it goes round and round, before eventually landing on… Singles match! JB: “Well, after all of that, we have no stipulation. Daniels versus Lethal will be a regular singles match.” JB asks Daniels what his reaction is, to which he replies that it makes no difference. He’d have liked to have been allowed to use weapons to beat some sanity into Lethal, but claims that he has enough weapons in his moveset. Lethal responds. “Ooohh yeah Daniels! Me and you, one-on-one, mano-e-mano, singles rules just like the olden days, dig-it! Just like when me and Ricky The Dragon tore the house down at WrestleMania 3, or when Hogan and I did the same at Mania 5 brother! You know that when you step into the ring with the Machismo Madness, you get an elbow to the heart and one swift removal of an X-Division Championship, OOOOHHHH YEEAAHHHH!!!!!” Both men head off to get ready to enter, as JB hands it back to ringside.
Christopher Daniels vs. ‘Black Machismo’ Jay Lethal – X-Division Title match (Rated R Roulette wheel: Singles match)
William Regal complains that we have a singles match here when we could have had anything from the Wheel, but JR ripostes. “Au contraire William. When it comes to the X-Division, it’s all about the wrestling. I’m delighted that this match won’t be sullied by weapons, both of these men are far too talented to let something like a steel chair decide it. That’s no offense to the Hardcore Division, but whereas that is all about brute force and carnage, I like to think of the X-Division as pure high-flying wrestling, and these two are two of the best.” This match begins with Daniels taking control, taking the lock up into a head lock. However, he is thrown against the ropes by Lethal, who then connects with a drop-kick. The fans cheer for Lethal, as he waves his finger in the air ala Macho Man, before pointing to Daniels, who gets up and walks straight into a bodyslam. Lethal heads to the outside and up to the top rope. JR: “He’s looking for the Elbow Drop already?” But Daniels scurries out of the way and out of the ring. However, he turns around straight into an axe-handle, as Lethal nails him all the way from the top rope to the arena floor. As the match goes on, JR reminds us that this is Lethal’s rematch having lost his Belt to Daniels in Ultimate-X at SummerSlam. “The Fallen Angel won the Title in his hometown of LA, but that was the only place he was ever going to get a good reception. Just listen to these fans.” We can hear them boo him with every shot as he gets back into the match. He is hitting knife-edge chops on Lethal, before a backbreaker across the knee and a cover, getting Two.
Regal commends Daniels, saying that he is fully justified in claiming that he is the greatest X-Division superstar of all time, and that he is an iconic Champion as such. JR agrees that Daniels is very talented, but thinks that it is ironically his massive ego that stops people from agreeing with his claim to be the best of all time in the X-Division. He is looking cocky as ever as he works over Lethal, who has had his moments in the match, but just as he gets a head of steam going, Daniels counters and regains control. Regal tells us that he remembers watching these two battle it out for the X-Division Title back in TNA at Bound For Glory 2007, but at that time Lethal was the Champion. JR says he remembers that Lethal won that night, but Regal says that was five years ago, and he cannot see the same outcome here. However, his confidence erodes as Daniels sends Lethal against the ropes, only for Black Machismo slides under his legs, before getting up and hitting some shots, followed by a clothesline, and then a slingshot which sends Daniels over the top turnbuckle and smacking his head on the ring-post. He stumbles back into the middle of the ring into a DDT, and a cover, but the Champ kicks out at the last second. Lethal gets Daniels back up, and goes for a Lethal Combination, but Daniels holds onto the rope and stops himself from falling back. He elbows Lethal away, before running at him, and straight into a powerslam! Lethal gets up and pumps his arms. The fans are loud as he points to the corner. He heads out at up to the top rope once again, before pointing up to the heavens and leaping off for the Big Elbow attempt. But Daniels moves, and Lethal crashes and burns. Daniels thinks fast and races to the corner, before leaping off the turnbuckles to hit the BME! He hooks both legs and gets One, gets Two and gets Three!
Winner and Still KWF X-Division Champion: Christopher Daniels.
Daniels has his hand raised as both JR and Regal applaud the efforts of both men. JR: “A rare clean win for Daniels, but I feel for Lethal. He had that match in the palm of his hand, but so quickly can it change that a simple move to the left at the right time from Daniels effectively got him the victory.” Regal: “I must say, I take back what I said earlier. I am glad that was a Singles match, and what a contest it was, with the right man winning as well.” Daniels holds his Title to his chest as he exits up the ramp. Lethal is left in the ring disappointedly shaking his head. The comms declare that Lethal’s stint at the top of the X-Division was short-lived and now he has to start at the bottom of the ladder once again.
Backstage we’re with JB and the Rated R Roulette wheel once more. Christian Cage is standing by the wheel holding his Intercontinental Championship. “For the record, I think this line of match making is utterly ridiculous. The Champion doesn’t know what kind of battle he’s going to face and Edge want to even this out by allowing the Champs to spin the wheel?! What does that do exactly? I mean for God’s sake, if you wanted to have monkeys swing on ropes then go to the circus. Edge isn’t taking his job seriously and” – Cage is cut-off by the voice of Mr. Anderson: “Shut uuup!” Anderson steps onto the scene, but JB asks him to keep his distance from Cage until their match begins. Anderson tells Christian: “I haven’t forgotten how you kicked my nuts in two Turmoil’s ago Cage. You better hope that our match has some rules to it, cause if it don’t and I get you in a No DQ, an Iron-man or a Hardcore – I’m gonna put your sack of pistachios in a frickin blender ya hear me?!” JB again asks Anderson to calm down and Christian finally gets the chance to spin the wheel. And the curser points to… a Steel Cage Match! Christian can’t believe it: “What?! I’m gonna be locked up with him in a Steel Cage?! This is stupid! You gotta let me spin again JB, come on!” Cage spins, but JB stops the wheel and tells Cage that his music is playing and he has to go to the ring. Anderson, ass-hole-like, taunts Christian and says that he’ll see him in the ring in just a few moments: “Say ba-bye to that Title Christian, I’ll be taking it!”
Christian Cage vs. Mr. Anderson – Intercontinental Title match (Rated R Roulette wheel: Steel Cage match)
Mr. Anderson introduces himself on stage and we watch as the KWF staff get the steel cage in place around the already entered Christian Cage. Regal: “It’s like they’re trapping him in there. Poor guy. I agree with him though Jim, how fair is Casino Warfare on tonight’s Champions?” JR: “I understand that argument Mister Regal, but both Champions and challengers are in the same boat. Neither party knows what type of match to prepare for and so the point is moot. Christian’s just whining about this because it’s what he does.” Mr. Anderson enters the cage via the door and we watch as the referee on the outside bolts it shut. The comms tell that KWF steel cage rules are traditional – the only way to win is to escape the cage. The bell rings and both superstars circle one another, but Cage then runs toward the door. He yells “Open it! Open it!”, but by the time the ref can even turn the key, Anderson chop-blocks Christian from behind. He grabs him by the leg and drags him to the middle of the ring before mounting his torso and reigning closed-fist punches right onto his head. Regal: “What’s he doing?! That’s not fair!” JR: “Aww this is personal! Cage kicked Anderson in his nether-region two Turmoil’s ago and now Anderson’s getting payback. You reap what you sow Christian!” Anderson gets off Cage to go against the ropes. But he thinks better of it, goes to Christian to grab him by the head and launch him face first into the steel mesh! The crowd cheer as Cage bounces off the metal and back across the ring. Anderson stalks him as he walks over. He reaches down to pull Christian to his feet, but Cage elbows him away and then rakes the eyes before clotheslining him to the canvas.
Both men are down and Christian sets to crawl toward the cage door. The referee unlocks the bolt and opens it for him, but as he crawls, Anderson is right at his feet. He grabs them and ensures that Christian can’t crawl any further. He yells toward the ref to close the door and Anderson stands up with one of Christian’s ankles in his grasp. Christian stands up too and before Anderson can even think of a move, Cage nails him with an enziguiri and Anderson goes down. Christian then sets to climb the cage. The crowd boo as he uses the top ring rope to help bounce himself up. His hands have reached the top of the steel, but Anderson’s back up now. The crowd cheer as he climbs up after Christian. Cage meanwhile lifts a leg over to try sit atop the cage, but no, Anderson reaches up to grab Christian’s trailing leg. Cage slips and the crowd ‘Ohhh’ as it looks like he may fall all the way down. Anderson grabs both his legs though and he positions himself under his opponent. JR: “What on earth’s he thinking here?” Regal: “I don’t know Jim, but that’s certainly no way to climb a cage.” Anderson knows exactly what he’s doing though and we watch as he pushes himself away from the cage and he takes Christian with him, all the way down from the top in an Electric Chair! Both bodies hit the canvas and both superstars are down! The crowd go wild for Anderson and the comms review replays of such a dangerous move. We see Anderson rolling to his stomach. The audience chant his name and he uses the ropes to pull himself to his feet. He begins to climb now and the MGM Grand rumbles as the crowd cheer him on.
Christian too manages to get up and he’s on Anderson’s tail as he climbs the cage. Anderson moves toward the corner and Christian stays on after him. The two battle back and forth with heavy right hands and soon Anderson drops to sit atop the top turnbuckle. Christian then tries to climb over him and even use his shoulder as a step to allow him up the Cage. Anderson isn’t going to go down that easily though. He knocks Cage sideward and he lands to balance on the top rope. Christian fires rights at Anderson and goes to sidekick him in the chest. Cage is then full of confidence as he grabs Anderson by the head and smashes him into the mesh of the cage. He begins climbing over him once again, but Anderson fights back so that he can position Christian over his shoulders. The crowd then gasp as Anderson lifts Cage into a fireman’s carry, and he uses the steel cage as a backboard to carry Christian as he steps up onto the top turnbuckle. JR: “By God! Jesus, what are you thinking here Ken?!” and Regal yells: “Ohhhh! Cor blimey!” as Anderson launches himself off the top turnbuckle to flip over with Christian still on his shoulders and Cage is grounded with a Green Bay Plunge! JR: “What a move! What a move! What a gamble from Anderson, and it may pay off, will it pay off, can you get out of the cage now?” Anderson gets up after the move and the crowd applaud as one. He yells to the referee to open the cage door. He sets to walks over, but no, one more thing he has to do. He goes to Cage’s feet, lifts his legs up and he stomps right into his yam-bag! The crowd cheer and chant Anderson’s name as he wipes his mouth, looks at Cage with disgust and then exits to win the Intercontinental Championship!
Winner and New Intercontinental Champion: Mmmmmiiistteerrrrr Annnndeerrsooonnnnnn.
♫Anderson’s music♫ «< click to listen) hits and Las Vegas celebrates. Anderson takes his Title back inside the cage and kneels by Christian to show him face to face, the man that took his Title from him. Regal: “Is all this really necessary? I mean, please, the match is over and goodness, that low-blow was way out of line Jim.” JR: “I can’t disagree that Anderson would have won the match without low-blowing Christian. But I guess we can see that Mr. Anderson is a man of principle. A nut for a nut if you will.” Regal: “You’ve gone laa-laa Jim.” Anderson then climbs the steel cage and raises his Intercontinental Championship.
We go to a video clip showing Panther sitting in a restaurant. He’s on his own for the moment, but then a male figure and a female figure show up and take a seat opposite him in his booth. The camera gets closer and the two who came in late are Gambit and Kelly Kelly. Panther: “Where have you two been? I’ve been sitting here for almost an hour waiting for you.” Gambit: “Come on homme, you know how it is. When you got an angel like Barbs wit’ ya then there ain’t no hurry to leave the bedroom.” Kelly: “Thank you sweetie.” Gambit calls the waiter over and the scene fades later into the evening. There’s plenty of food on the table and Panther jokes that only Gambit could’ve picked a hole like this to eat in. Kelly says: “Don’t knock it. The food’s good here. Good people too.” Gambit: “Yeah. This place and a select few others. We hide out a lot and when we do, we usually do it in a nice place to eat.” Panther tells Gambit and Kelly Kelly about the long journey it took him to finally find them. Gambit jokes “Next time ah’ll leave a trail of breadcrumbs.” Panther: “Or maybe keep your phone on you! Don’t you even carry one anymore?” Gambit: “Don’t need to. Barbie keeps control of any contacts we need. I don’t need nothin’ but her.” Gambit kisses Kelly on the cheek and we see Panther roll his eyes. He tutts: “When did you two get all mushy? I thought it was all about exclusive sex between you guys?” Gambit: “Naw cat. This doll and I have been in love for a long time.” Kelly: “Doll? Remy, I swear, one more time callin’ me your doll and I’ll” Gambit interrupts by pecking her on the cheek. Kelly smiles and stays quiet. Panther shakes his head: “And yet you let her pole-dance for a living?” Gambit: “She likes doing it. And it’s look but don’t touch. Plus I’m always there when she works so really she’s gettin’ paid to dance for me.” Kelly: “It’s win-win.” Panther changes the subject. He asks why Gambit and Kelly are on the run. Kelly: “We aren’t running. We’re just avoiding confrontation.” Panther: “With who?” Gambit: “Doesn’t matter. The less you know, the less trouble you’re in. Trust me.” Panther: “Trust you?” Gambit: “Then don’t trust me, but I’m still not tellin’ ya.” The scene fades again and we see Kelly with an ice cream sundae. She feeds Gambit a spoonful before continuing to chow down herself. Panther and Gambit talk about wrestling and Panther explains the circumstances by which Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair lost their control of KWF Blogs. Panther also says that he and Kaitlyn were on top of the world until his rivalry with Dolph Ziggler: “Then I stupidly put Kaitlyn on the line against that King Douche. I lost the match and now he’s bullying her as his Queen.” Gambit: “Sounds harsh. Why’d you put her up in the first place?” Panther: “I wanted to smash Dolph up, because he kept trying to flirt with her and I warned him, but he’d still always, you know, be there. Then he’d only fight me if Kaitlyn was on the line. I had no choice, I had to put a stop to him once and for all. None of it went down well with her at all, and it was Dolph man. I didn’t know he was that bloody good. Although, he had beaten Sheamus in the King of the Ring final, so I suppose I underestimated him.” Gambit: “But now you can’t get her back?” Panther: “Not yet. I have a mole, Hornswoggle. He’s acting as Kaitlyn’s Butler and so we were able to exchange messages back at SummerSlam. But still, I haven’t actually seen her in almost two months.” The conversation goes on and Panther again tries to persuade Gambit to come back to the Keystone Wrestling Federation. “The Dudleys have had the Tag Team Gold since Casino Warfare last year! They’ve taken out Beer Money, defeated The Hart Dynasty, defeated The Bucks, The Usos, LAX and even the Brits last I heard. You gotta come back man.” Gambit: “Why are you so bothered if we come back or not?” Panther: “Because then this detective mission of mine can be over and I can get back to my wrestling life. First point of call will be trying to get Kaitlyn back. I just hope that she’s not been too badly treated by Dolph.” Panther looks down and somewhat sad. Kelly whispers in Gambit’s ear and he then says to Panther that he knows where all of Why So Serious are, but warns Panther that if they rejoin the KWF, Gambit will not be responsible for their actions. “Neither will I” says Kelly. Panther tells the couple that KWF fans were chanting and cheering for them the last time they were around, even though they were bad guys. “Doesn’t that count for a good response from you guys? To come back, win the Tag Team Gold and go about life in a fair and responsible manner?” Kelly and Gambit look at one another and laugh. Gambit says that the people that cheer for them do so whether Why So Serious are bad or not; “and at the end of the day, the chaos either consumes a person so much that they become a part of it, cheer it, or it turns one man against another. The Joker won’t ever change. None of us will.” The scene fades once more and we see Panther outside a bus station. He has his bag on him and it seems as though he’s leaving. Gambit and Kelly step into the picture and LeBeau says that he’s going to talk to The Joker and “maybe” Why So Serious will come back into wrestling. Panther says that a weight has been lifted off his shoulders: “Are you sure I can’t come with you guys? Edge’ll definitely want me to follow this whole thing through.” Gambit: “No cat, sorry. Barbs and I will go talk to de Joker, and we’ll be in touch.” Kelly asks Panther for his phone and then she exchanges their numbers. Gambit: “Go back to your girl homme. We’ll call you if and when there’s any news.” Gambit shakes Panther’s hand and the cat watches as LeBeau and his Barbie walk off. The scene fades out and we’re with Panther with his camera man in a coach. He addresses the viewers and confirms that he’s on his way back to the KWF. “I won’t make it to Casino Warfare, but I’ll be sure to get back by Turmoil. I hope Kaitlyn’s okay. Edge; I’ve done my job mate. Why So Serious might come back after all.”
At ringside we see that the ring has been set up for the upcoming Feast or Fired match, the first one in KWF history! JR and Regal reflect on what we’ve just seen. Regal: “I didn’t realize the Cajun and his girl were so soft. It seems like Panther’s love loss has changed their minds about coming back to the Keystone Wrestling Federation.” JR: “Oh I’m not so sure. Things usually aren’t what they seem with Why So Serious and we all know how elusive Gambit and Barbie can be. For all we know, they’re saying they’ll go find Joker, but they might have only said it so that Panther can get out of their hair. I suppose time will tell, but hell no do I trust LeBeau and his beau to keep to their word.” ♫Get Ready to Fly!♫ «< click to listen) the raining pyro glistens as it pours down on stage and out of the fireworks steps the one and only Phenomenal AJ Styles. The crowd cheer and chant his name as the comms tell that Styles, Shelton Benjamin, The Miz, Rob Van Dam, Amazing Red, Matt Morgan, Wade Barrett and Randy Orton are the only superstars confirmed for this match. JR: “But we are led to believe that seven other superstars are set to compete in this contest. I wonder who else we’re going to see out here?” The aforementioned wrestler’s make their entrances and then next out comes Austin Aries, Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston and the Olympic Gold Medalist – Kurt Angle! Regal: “Wow, what a range of superstars we have here Jim. I’m not a supporter of how Mister Angle revived CM Punk’s career, but knowing how competitive the man is, I’m sure he’s going to do everything in his power to grab himself a Feast or Fired briefcase. ♫Ohh Radioooo, Tell Me Everything You Know♫ «< click to listen). Regal: “Oh dear, Ryder’s in this thing? Please God let him get the pink slip!” JR: “Don’t be so harsh William. This match is shaping up great considering the competitors who are involved, but the reality is that someone will be getting fired tonight.” Samoa Joe next makes his entrance and then there’s a pause as red laser lights shine out of the stage. ♫Music hits♫ «< click to listen). Regal: “Ay? Who’s this Jim?” JR: “I, I recognize the theme, but… oh my, Jack Evans?!” The camera zooms in on the stage and there is a figure that acrobatically performs flips and dance moves – it is Jack Evans! JR: “Wow! What a coup from our General Manager! The likes of RVD, AJ Styles, Amazing Red, Austin Aries and Kurt Angle are in this contest, but ladies and gentlemen, Las Vegas is on its feet as we welcome Jack Evans into the Keystone Wrestling Federation!” Regal: “Jim I’ve seen this boy in TNA, Ring Of Honor and in triple A down in Mexico. He’s another high flying X-Division-weight superstar and I’m with you, this is a massive signing for the KWF. I don’t know if the boy’s going to be able to cut it with our current X-Division crop, but he’s certainly got the accolades to be part of the elite and KWF is where the best of the best really play. Haha, although I just realized Jim, he could win a briefcase and get fired right away. The gamble that comes at Casino Warfare, ha, I love it.” Evans gets a rousing ovation from the fans and as he completes his entrance we can see how excited he is to be in the ring with this range of KWF personnel.
AJ Styles vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. The Miz vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Amazing Red vs. Matt Morgan vs. Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton vs. Austin Aries vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Kurt Angle vs. Zack Ryder vs. Samoa Joe vs. Jack Evans – 15 man Feast or Fired match
The bell rings and the big boys go to play outside. Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe trade right hands and grapple with one another to fall out of the ring and down to the floor. Shelton Benjamin and Matt Morgan go at it and we watch as a war erupts here at Casino Warfare. Cody Rhodes goes after the smaller Jack Evans as JR says that Rhodes is cocky, thinking that Evans is easy pickings. However as he tries to grab hold of him, Evans counters with a kick to the thigh. He then performs a one-armed hand-stand to lift a leg and kick Rhodes on top of his head! The crowd ‘Ohhh’ at the move as Rhodes is knocked dizzy. Kofi Kingston then comes flying off the top rope and he lands on Rhodes with a superb cross-body. Wade Barrett, returning to the KWF after a long injury lay-off, stops Evans’ momentum and takes him out with a hefty clothesline. The comms talk about how much is at stake here and Regal says that he feels not everyone is in this contest to get themselves a briefcase. “Think about it Jim; Jack Evans just signed for the KWF. This is first match and he won’t be wanting to get fired. Superstars like The Miz and Austin Aries are probably in the same thinking that they’d quite as simply survive the match and not leave with a briefcase than actually try and grab one. Their careers are at stake and I don’t care what the prizes are, I don’t it’s worth jeopardizing your tenure in the KWF.” JR: “But Regal, if these wrestler’s weren’t up for the competition then I don’t think they’d even be in the match. Look at Randy Orton and even Wade Barrett for instance. They know they might get fired, but they could also attain an ultimate prize. Title opportunities never come about easily in the world of wrestling and two of those briefcases have World Title and Intercontinental Title match contracts in them respectively. Not to mention the number 30 spot in the Royal Rumble match, I mean how huge is that?! Entering the Rumble at number 30 gives a man a very opportune chance at winning and making the main event at WrestleMania.”
The pandemonium continues as we see superstars soon try and climb the turnbuckles to reach for the prizes. The comms remind us that it’s a lottery as to which briefcase one may get. JR: “The cases are numbered ladies and gentlemen. After all for of them have been claimed, the match will be over. Edge will then unlock the cases and we will find out who Feasts with what, and who gets fired.” Austin Aries climbs up one corner, he’s after the number 3 briefcase, but Shelton Benjamin runs across the ring to leap atop the top turnbuckle right beside Aries. Aries tries to elbow Benjamin off, but instead we watch as Zack Ryder runs along the apron and grabs Aries to hip-toss him all the way to the floor. ‘Ohhh’ gasp the crowd as the comms review replays. JR: “What a move from Ryder, he’s really showing us what he’s got here.” Regal: “I didn’t think he had it in him Jim. I’m impressed.” Shelton then looks up toward the briefcase, but below him he sees Ryder get to his feet. The Miz is on the scene and he goes after Ryder. Aries is about to get up, but Rob Van Dam is on his case. Shelton then measures before taking the opportunity to flip-dive from off the top turnbuckle and land on all four men at ringside! The audience applaud and cheer in awe, but Regal besmirches: “What the bloody hell was he thinking?! He could have broken his neck – and the briefcase was right there! Shelton could have won the number 3!”
Elsewhere we watch as AJ Styles, Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe do battle. JR: “Three of the very best in this industry ladies and gentlemen. It wasn’t long ago that AJ was the KWF World Heavyweight Champion, Kurt Angle revived CM Punk’s career and Samoa Joe has held KWF Hardcore Gold, the old United States Title and the TNA Title respectively. All three superstars are supreme wrestlers and all of them will be hoping to reach and achieve a briefcase that holds the contract for the KWF World Heavyweight Championship.” We watch as Joe jabs at Angle, but AJ then jumps to side kick Joe in the head. Angle tackles Styles to the canvas and over the back of him we see Amazing Red come and take a step off his back and corkscrew dive all the way to ringside where Red lands on Matt Morgan. Back in the ring, Kurt Angle’s trying to make the climb. He gets half way up but then Randy Orton is up after him. Orton battles to get in position and he administers an amazing top rope superplex and he and Angle crash all the way down to the canvas. Samoa Joe is up in the opposite corner, reaching up for the number 1 briefcase. The Miz is up climbing up after him and he tries to get around Joe to reach over him. Joe is having none of it though, he elbows Miz away and Miz drops back down to the canvas. He lands on his feet, but receives a kick to the gut from AJ Styles. Styles gets him in position and *BAM* Styles Clash! The Miz is down and out! While administering the move though, AJ didn’t see that Samoa Joe was then able to unhook the first briefcase! Joe has attained the number 1 case! He drops from the corner and rolls out of the ring. JR: “Excellent work from Joe. He was all business tonight and there’s no more make-shift tag team work for him, no more Hardcore. Joe’s looking for a career-boosting opportunity.” Regal: “Either that or he’s out the door haha. We’ll find out after the match folks.”
Back toward the far corner we see Randy Orton up and he’s climbing toward the number 3 case, but Cody Rhodes is there. JR: “Orton was Rhodes’ first target after he went into singles competition here on KWF Blogs. He was never able to defeat The Viper, but he’ll sure be looking to show Orton up here.” Rhodes jabs at Orton to try and unbalance him. He’s somewhat successful, but Orton isn’t falling from off the top. Rob Van Dam is on the scene and he climbs from the outside to try get himself up the ring-post. Orton unbalances Van Dam, but then we see Wade Barrett also on the scene. He grabs Randy Orton from underneath and tries to position him for WasteLand. However, Orton drops from his shoulders and attempts an RKO. Barrett shoves him away and back toward the corner turnbuckle where his momentum unbalances Cody. RVD uses this chance to take a step on Rhodes’ chest and he leaps off to then perform a flying kick on Barrett! Right on the mush and Barrett goes down. Van Dam gets up and *BAM* RKO! Meanwhile though, Rhodes is trying to get balanced to reach for the number 3 case, but out of nowhere we see Matt Morgan climb the ring apron. He climbs the outside of the buckles and towers over Rhodes to reach for the case and unhinge it! Matt Morgan’s got the number 3! Regal: “Wow, did you see that Jim? Rhodes was so close!” JR: “Indeed, but Morgan’s on a roll. He main evented Turmoil this past week and now he has a Feast or Fired briefcase. This could re-ignite his career.”
Back in the ring we see AJ Styles and Randy Orton facing off. Then, into the ring come the smaller X-Division superstars, Amazing Red and Jack Evans. The crowd chuckle as Styles and Orton look at the smaller wrestlers. But Styles and Orton aren’t so amused as Red and Evans begins zapping both of them with punches, kicks and front elbows and dropkicks and then a headscissor from Red on Styles and a DDT from Evans on Orton! The crowd are on their feet as Styles and Orton are down and then there’s a face-off between Red and Evans – but they both run toward the opposite corners! They climb, Evans looking to get the number 2, Red’s after the number 4. But Wade Barrett is on Evans’ case and he stops him right away. Using his strength to grasp him from off the buckles and he lifts him to slam him down with WasteLand! Amazing Red meanwhile gets close to number 4, but Shelton Benjamin is up and so is Austin Aries. All three superstars battle it out and each of them get a hand on number 4. Shelton athletically puts it all on the line again, grabbing Red and sending both of them to the canvas with a PayDirt! An excellent move, but Shelton’s chances at case number 4 are gone. Meanwhile we see Wade Barrett up by number 2. Zack Ryder’s trying to get up there with him, but no, he’s too late as Barrett unhinges the case. Regal celebrates: “Wade Barrett is back after his injury lay-off and he’s successful, attaining a Feast or Fired briefcase! Haha, this is brilliant! Well done Wade!” We watch as Barrett gets down from the corner and he blasts Zack Ryder with the briefcase. The crowd boo like hell as JR says: “What the hell?! What was that for!?” Regal: “Ryder shouldn’t have been gnawing at Barrett’s feet. That’s what he gets! Haha, you see this ladies and gentlemen, this is the leader of the British Invasion. What a role model for the Brits and what a performance here tonight.” JR: “Performance my hat.”
Up by number 4, Austin Aries gets closer to it, but Kofi Kingston’s on the scene. Aries is tenacious, elbowing Kofi off the top and all the way down to the floor at ringside. AJ Styles gets up there and he does well to shove Aries from off the top and A-Double lands on Kofi! The crowd cheer as it looks like Styles is going to grab the final case, but Kurt Angle’s back up. He runs up the turnbuckles in vintage Angle style and he grabs AJ to perform a top rope Angle Slam! The crowd go nuts and the roof blows off the MGM Grand as we then watch Randy Orton slither up the corner, reach to the top and The Viper’s got the number 4 briefcase! The match is over, what a contest, all four briefcases have been claimed!
Results: Samoa Joe #1. Wade Barrett #2. Matt Morgan #3. Randy Orton #4.
♫You think you know me♫ «< click to listen) Edge’s music hits as the General Manager comes out applauding on stage. We see that there’s mini podiums being set up by Edge and already beside him we see Samoa Joe ready to unlock his briefcase. As the remaining superstars exit to the back the comms review replays of the match and tell that every single superstar at one point or another hand their hand on a Feast or Fired briefcase. Edge is ready now and the scene is set. He’s on mic and he congratulates all fifteen superstars on their performances here tonight at Casino Warfare. He welcomes onto the stage Samoa Joe, the winner of the number 1 briefcase. Wade Barrett number two. Mister Matt Morgan number 3 and Randy Orton number four. All four superstars are anxious to open the cases and Edge says that he’s going to unlock them in reverse order in which they were won. “Randy, that means you’re first.” Edge takes a key, unlocks the padlock and Orton opens the case to reveal… INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP match! The crowd cheer and Orton is ecstatic. JR: “This is what he wanted most William! He wanted another chance at the IC Gold and by God he’s got it!” Regal: “More precisely, he wanted a shot at Christian Cage Jim, but Cage isn’t the Champion anymore. We’ve seen him lose to Mr. Anderson earlier in tonight’s show and may I remind you that Orton recently lost to Anderson on Turmoil. Boy this is a fascinating turn of events.” Orton performs his pose before taking a step back and allowing Edge to unlock Wade Barrett’s number two briefcase. Barrett opens it to reveal… ROYAL RUMBLE entry number 30! Barrett’s eyes light up and William Regal celebrates. “Wow Jim, do you realize what this means?! With Wade at number 30, he has his best chance ever at winning the Royal Rumble match! This is fantastic! A Brit may win the Rumble! A Brit may main event WrestleMania next year! I can’t believe it Jim. What a return for Wade! Yes! This is brilliant, fantastic news!” Wade Barrett expresses his excitement on stage and then we move on to Matt Morgan. Edge says: “Now this is going to go one way or the other between Matt and you Joe. One of you will be Fired and one of you will Feast on an opportunity for the KWF World Title.” Edge unlocks Morgan’s case… it’s a pink slip. Matt Morgan’s face drops and the arena begins to rumble as the fans know what this means. Edge unlocks Samoa Joe’s number one case and Joe opens it to confirm that the KWF Title shot is his! Samoa Joe has won the ultimate Feast, but Matt Morgan is outta here! ♫Joe’s music♫ «< click to listen) hits and the crowd cheer as Joe shakes Edge’s hand and then celebrates toward the audience. The crowd begin chanting Joe’s name. Edge pats Matt Morgan on the arm and the two of them exit together. Barrett exits and then so does Orton. Samoa Joe remains on stage to take in the crowd’s response.
We see a scenic view of the Arizona desert. Out of the sand there’s a rumble and up rises a wrestling ring. We then fade into a darkness that shows us all the KWF Championship Belts. A voiceover from KWF General Manager Edge tells us: “If you’re a professional wrestler you have the aspirations to succeed and attain the most that you can out of the business. Many superstars and Chicks have different paths, and not all of them will achieve everything they want to. The Keystone Wrestling Federation has the very best wrestler’s from all over the world. They are entwined in stories, they battle on a weekly basis and they do so not only within KWF Blogs, but also their parent companies. Only the top competitors, only a select few will be BOUND FOR GLORY!” Edge’s final words come right as the camera zooms on the KWF World Heavyweight Championship. We see the Bound For Glory logo and Edge finishes: “Read KWF Bound For Glory, Live October 21st only at KWF Blogs.” – listen to KWF’s Bound For Glory theme song HERE!
We’re back Live at ringside where we see that the final pole has been taken down after the Feast or Fired match. The comms tell of what a rollercoaster contest that was and JR expresses his delight of seeing Jack Evans in the KWF. But now it’s time for our feature main event. The KWF Championship is on the line, Chris Jericho is the reigning Champion is and his challenger is number one contender; CM Punk! The lights in the arena cut out as if a switch has turned them all off. There’s a moments’ pause as the crowd begin to stir. Regal: “I don’t think everyone’s heart’s stopped pumping after that Feast or Fired match Jim.” JR: “Aww probably not, but let’s catch our breaths folks, here come our World Heavyweight Champion!” *BOOM* there’s a major explosion on stage as we hear ♫Break the Wall Doowwnnnnnn♫ «< click to listen) and Chris Jericho is standing on stage in his Y2J pose. He taunts the crowd as he makes his way down to the ring and he takes his time as he completes his entrance. The comms remind us that Jericho and Punk have been at one anothers’ throats ever since Punk became the number one contender. Regal: “Jericho believes that he is above CM Punk Jim. He doesn’t think he’s on his level and with his experience, Y2J could be right.” JR: “Experience counts, but after all is said and done, that’s one man’s opinion, Jericho’s opinion. He’s not going to admit that he sees Punk as a real challenge, of course he’s not. I’ll tell you this though, he better be ready and he’d better not underestimate Punk. Punk earned this opportunity and this crowd will be fully behind him.” JR’s words reign true as the crowd begin chanting CM Punk’s name even before his ♫music hits♫ «< click to listen). The audience cheer and chant as one as Punk makes his entrance and yells “It’s clobberin’ timeeee!” before making his way down the ramp. We see Chris Jericho hand his Title to the referee and Justin Roberts completes the introductions as Punk’s music stops. It’s a big fight feel inside the MGM Grand and every single person is on their feet. Punk twirls his wrists and pulls on the top rope as the referee checks Jericho’s footwear and we’re just about ready.
Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk – KWF World Heavyweight Championship
*Ding* *Ding-Ding* JR: “Here we go folks, it’s World Title time and Las Vegas loves it.” Regal: “The KWF’s brought us some outstanding Title rivalries this year Jim, but this match is one for the pro wrestling purists. I expect it to be a very even technical match-up. I alluded to Jericho’s experience, but I honestly believe that it’s going to be whomever wants it the most that’s going to be crowned as the victor here tonight. The crowd and sixth-man advantage with be with CM Punk, but Jericho wants to show that he’s the best in the world at what he does and there’s not a more appropriate opponent to do that against than CM Punk.” Both superstars lock up and Jericho performs a side headlock. Punk tries to counter by pushing him off, but Jericho holds on. “Not today junior!” he says as he sets for a headlock takedown, but Punk counters to slip out of the headlock, turn and take Jericho down with an armdrag. Jericho’s on one knee as Punk backs up and dares him to attack again. Regal: “He can’t do this. Punk needs to have his game face on, he has to stay on Jericho and make sure that he’s taking every opportunity to keep him grounded. Jericho is one of the best, it’s why he’s Champion and while Punk’s standing there showing off, Jericho’s planning his next move.” JR: “Aww, I don’t think he’s showing off at all. That’s not his mantra. It’s a head-game that Punk’s playing and what he’s telling Jericho now is that he’s ready for whatever the Champ throws at him.” Jericho gets up and the two lock up again. This time Jericho digs a knee into Punk’s gut. He smirks as he looks to take control of the match, but no, Punk counters, trips his leg and instantly covers. He gets One, an early Two – but Jericho kicks out and he immediately rolls out of the ring. He paces a little and we then see CM Punk sit cross-legged in the middle of the ring. He holds his arms up and takes in the applause and JR says that this plays into the mind games once again.
The referee counts the ring-out, but Punk’s patience wears thin with his opponent. He goes toward the ropes, but Jericho reaches under the bottom rope to trip him up. Jericho pulls Punk out of the ring and hits him with punches before setting to throw him into the barrier. Punk counters though and he sends Jericho into the barrier instead. Punk then quickly runs back in the ring, against the far ropes and then as Jericho stands up Punk launches himself through the ropes and connects with the World Champion. The crowd cheer as Punk grabs Jericho and rolls him back into the ring. He covers for One, Two – but Jericho kicks out. Punk next sets for a keylock. JR: “Smart by Punk, he’ll try and wear down Jericho’s arm now. Weaken him for the Anaconda Vise.” Regal: “I’m sure that’s part of his tactics Jim, but a keylock won’t hurt Jericho that much. Punk’s simply not vicious enough.” Jericho reaches under his own leg to grab Punk’s and he trips him to the canvas. Jericho then watches Punk roll over and he leathers him in the spine with a hard punt. Regal: “That’s good, that’s exactly what I’m talking about.” Jericho then runs against the ropes to nail Punk with a basement dropkick. Right on the button he connects. Then a cover, gets One, Two – but Punk kicks out. Jericho then gets to his feet to run toward the ropes to attempt a Lionsault, but Punk rolls out of the way. Jericho lands on his feet, but jars his knees. Punk then targets the legs, tripping Jericho and turning him over for the Walls! Regal: “No way, he can’t do this, that’s Jericho’s move!” The crowd cheer and chant as Punk turns the move half-way over, but no, Jericho counters, spinning Punk off him. Punk gets up by the corner and sees Jericho still on the canvas. He exits through to the apron and sets to climb, but Jericho runs toward the ropes to springboard and dropkick Punk all the way to the floor at ringside. Regal: “That’s textbook Y2J. You think you’ve got him down, but then he gets ya, and now Punk may be in trouble.” Jericho exits to the ring apron and measures. Punk stands up, we see him glare toward Jericho. Jericho leaps off the apron with a double axe-handle, but Punk side-steps and *BAM* Jericho’s face bounces off the top of the barrier! The audience gasp as JR describes it as if the barrier just performed the Go-To-Sleep on Jericho. “Back and forth this match goes. Good Lord, Jericho must be hurt.” Indeed he is as we see blood ooze out of his mouth.
Punk rolls in and out of the ring to break the count. He pulls Jericho to his feet and then rams him back-first into the barrier. This somewhat wakes the Champ up and he slaps Punk right across the face! Punk becomes angry and he clothesline Jericho over the barricade and into the audience. The referee warns Punk from inside the ring. Punk goes back in and rolls out again to break the count. He goes toward the barrier, but Jericho’s no longer there. Punk wonders where he is and via the titantron he sees that Jericho’s in the middle of the crowd. JR: “Where’s he running to?” Regal: “I don’t think he’s running Jim. He’s biding time. Another expert, experienced move by Y2J.” The referee exits the ring and Punk sees this as permission to go on the hunt. He hops the barrier to search through the audience and the ref finds it a struggle to keep up. Punk tries to use the tron as a navigation device, but instead of finding Jericho, it’s Jericho who finds Punk first. He attacks him out of nowhere with closed fists and then a portion of the crowd move out of the way as Jericho launches Punk into the steel chairs. The referee tells Jericho off and we watch as he grabs the ref by the shirt. He wipes his mouth on his collar and Jericho says: “See? You see what he did to me?!” Jericho’s blood wipes on the ref’s shirt and he then turns to go back at Punk. It’s a game of tag almost mixed with a game of cat and mouse though as Jericho looks for Punk and he’s nowhere to be seen. Regal chuckles: “I’ve never seen anything like this. These two are trying to outdo one another with every step they take.” JR: “It’s fascinating William, but we’re by no means any closer to finding out who’s going to win this thing.”
Jericho momentarily searches for Punk, but then pulls the ref by his collar and demands that he follow him to the ring. They eventually get back in the squared circle and Jericho tells the ref to count. He’s happy enough winning via count-out, but in that very instant that the ref’s count gets to Three, we see Punk on the ring apron and as Jericho turns Punk elevates himself to leap and springboard off the top rope to level Jericho with a flying clothesline. The crowd cheer at the top of their lungs to see Punk back in the match. Jericho gets up by the corner. Punk goes to the opposite corner and runs to smash his opponent with a high knee. Then a running bulldog and then Punk’s back to his feet. He closes the palms of his hands to signal ‘nap time’ to the crowd. They cheer, but Jericho is smartly dragging himself toward the ropes. Punk pulls him by his legs, back toward the middle, but Jericho reaches up to roll him into a pinning predicament. He gets One, Two – but Punk kicks out. Both men roll away from one another, get up at the same time and *WHAM* double clothesline! Both superstars are down! The referee administers the Ten-count as the crowd rumble to try get Punk to his feet. He instinctively rolls over to put an arm on Jericho though; ‘One!’ count the crowd, ‘Two!’ – but no, Jericho kicks out, he kicks out, but that was mighty close. Punk gets up by the corner. He’s slow as he climbs and the comms suggest that he’s going to try for the diving elbow. Jericho begins to stir and Punk takes too long to get in position. Jericho goes toward Punk in the corner and he climbs as well. Punk punches him, but Jericho punches back. Punk punches again, but again Jericho has an answer. Both men are exhausted as they try to get through this, try to keep going to become the KWF Champion. Back and forth they go and then with a burst of energy, Jericho leaps up almost like Shelton Benjamin and he hurracanrana’s Punk from way up the top! The crowd scream and they can’t believe it, Jericho may be about to win.
Jericho gets back to his feet and chooses not to cover, but instead grab Punk’s legs and turn him over into the Walls! The crowd boo heavily as Jericho turns Punk all the way over and now Punk’s in trouble. He shouts “No!” to the referee as Jericho continuously demands “Ask him! Ask him ref!” Punk scrapes and claws and finally manages to make it to the bottom rope. The ref tells Jericho to let go, but he refuses. The ref demands it and almost pulls Jericho off himself. Jericho sees this as disrespect and he lets go of Punk to tell the ref off. The two squabble and this allows Punk a chance to get back on his feet. Jericho runs toward him and Punk sets for a back body drop. Jericho however grabs the top rope and so Punk turns himself under his opponent to clutch him in a fireman’s carry. Jericho yells “No!” and we can see the look of anxiety in his eyes as he nervously clutches the top rope. The crowd urge Punk to pull him away and it takes a moment or two, but he does, Punk pulls him out of reach of the ropes and he has him in position for his finisher! *BAM!* he hit’s it! GTS connecting! Punk covers ‘One!’ count the crowd, JR: “Punk’s hooked both legs, Jericho’s down and out!” ‘Two!’ Regal: “Oh my God, kick out Jericho, kick outttt!” ‘Three!’ JR yells: “It’s over! It’s over! We have a new World Champion!”
Winner and New KWF Heavyweight Champion of the World: CM Punk!
♫Punk’s music♫ «< click to listen) hits and never has there been a louder cheer within the MGM Grand. Every single fan is on their feet and CM Punk is on his knees as he is handed the KWF World Heavyweight Championship. JR describes it as a scene reminiscent of when Shawn Michaels first won the WWF/E Title. “This isn’t Punk’s first time as Champ in the KWF, but by God, what he’s gone through to get here. All that hardship. His losing streak and then the tough tests against Kurt Angle. If ever a man has climbed the ladder, clawed his way back to the very top, it’s CM Punk and he’s done it right here at KWF Blogs ladies and gentlemen.” Regal: “That make-shift GTS off the barrier helped a lot Jim, but I’m not going to take anything away from him. These two went toe to toe and went all the way, we expected a classic and by God, we got it. Congrats to Punk, but I know Jericho will be back for more.” Punk stands up to raise his newly acquired Title and the crowd chant his name as he finishes off Casino Warfare by yelling “Best in the Worrrlllllddd!”