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♫Isolation, if you could only see, what will come to be YEAH!!!♫ «< click to watch Turmoil’s opening video). We pan and zoom into the Mohegan Sun Arena as the pyro’s light the place up and Good Ol’ JR introduces the show, as well as his co-commentator William Regal. JR reminds us that last week’s Wednesday Night Turmoil ended in controversial fashion as the co-Chairmen Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan beat down their WrestleMania opponents The Icon Sting and Stone Cold Steve Austin, thanks to a lot of help from Rob Terry, Mason Ryan and Jeff Jarrett. JR says that tonight we will see an announcement regarding this year’s Money In The Bank Ladder match, the first semi-final of the Chicks Number One Contender’s tournament takes place as best friends AJ Lee and Kaitlyn face off… “And how about this William? Tonight’s main event will see the number one contender for the KWF World Championship, The Phenomenal AJ Styles, go up against the Big Red Masked Machine, Kane!” “My goodness Jim, quite a treat for us, but not for AJ Styles haha. Where’s my popcorn?” The show kicks off as Daniel Bryan makes his entrance and JR tells us we are to begin with X-Division action!
Daniel Bryan vs. Christopher Daniels
Both comms exclaim how much they’ve been looking forward to this match since it was announced by KWF’s official Twitter account (@kwfblogs) on Monday. JR also informs us that the show is only minutes old, but once again, #HireFarook is trending worldwide. Regal “Do you think I could get hashtag Blackpool trending? Let’s see, get at it people!” The match begins tremendously, with both superstars attempting various moves, but it’s reversals galore as they are a real match for one another. Side headlock takedowns get turned around, kicks get ducked and roll-ups turned into more roll-ups. Bryan smiles as they get to their feet at the same time, but Daniels cuts a frustrated figure. The Fallen Angel resorts to a dirty eye gouge to get on top. The fans boo but Daniels shrugs them off as he’s got the upper hand. He hits a running neckbreaker and a reverse STO into the turnbuckles. JR reminds us that Daniel Bryan is the number one contender for Rey Mysterio’s X-Division Title. Bryan won an Ultimate-X number one contenders match at SuperBrawl and now he’ll challenge Rey on the Grandest Stage of them all. Regal says he better buck his ideas up before then because he’s getting dominated here. It is the commentators curse though as Bryan hits a high knee off the ropes and sends Daniels to the outside. He comes off the ropes and flies through to land on his opponent as the fans cheer us into commercials.
When we return we see Daniels in trouble in the middle of the ring as Bryan has a side headlock on. He is trying to grab Daniels’ arm to turn it into a LeBell Lock, but the X-Div veteran is able to stop this, and then rolls through to somehow turn the move into a Crossface. Now it’s Bryan in trouble as the fans urge him to get to the ropes. The American Dragon struggles and can’t reach, as Daniels synchs back on the Crossface. Bryan forces the move sideways and it puts Daniels shoulders on the mat, so he is forced to let go. They get to their feet and Bryan swings a kick, but Daniels ducks and flips him round with a Gannosuke clutch into a pinning predicament, but Bryan kicks out. The match goes back and forth in moments as both men try to end it. Daniels goes for the BME, but lands on his feet after Bryan rolls out of the way, then Bryan nails a kick to the head, followed by a bulldog. He tries to administer on the LeBell Lock again, but once more Daniels gets free. He looks out to the crowd and smiles, tapping his temple and suggesting he was too smart to get caught like that, but ironically that moment allows Bryan to grab him from behind and finally lock on his finishing move. Daniels struggles as the volume cranks up. Bryan yells at him to tap and the crowd go wild yelling ‘Tap!’ ‘Tap!’ ‘Tap!’ ‘Tap!’ and finally, Daniels obliges.
Winner: Daniel Bryan.
“What a match!” JR says as Daniel Bryan has his hand raised. “A big momentum boosting win for Bryan, and…” JR is interrupted as the X-Division Champion and his buddy Konan come out to the stage. They just stand there and applaud slowly. Bryan looks back up at them with a stern look, as Mysterio and Konan sarcastically clap his victory. Regal: “Now isn’t that nice? What a sporting gesture from Rey and Konan there.” JR: “Oh please, you can’t possibly believe that’s sincere applause. They’re out here trying to get in Bryan’s head.” Regal: “So cynical Jim, so cynical.”
We head to the back and the office of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. The co-Chairmen are congratulating themselves on a job well done last week. Flair: “Oh man, when I had Stone Cold in the Figure Four, I could hear the ligaments tearing and splitting and his screams were like music to my ears baby! Wooo!” Hogan strokes his mustache. “Uh huh, and nailing Sting with the Big Leg took me back to the good old days, when guys like us ruled with an iron fist, and all these years later, we still do, haha.” The Hulkster and Nature Boy hi-five, but they are soon interrupted as the representative of the KWF Board, Bret Hart enters and is not happy. He lambasts his fellow legends for their actions last week, saying they knew he’d left the building to attend to some other business, and they took advantage of their free reign. The Hitman reminds them they are on thin ice with the Board, and are already fighting for their places at the head of the company at WrestleMania. Hart also informs them that they have a duty as the co-Chairmen tonight, that they have to pick four participants for this year’s Money In The Bank Ladder match. “You pick four, I pick four, and then at WrestleMania, another superstar gets the opportunity of a lifetime.” Flair says Bret may as well pick four Chicks, as they already have the four in mind who will dominate the Ladder match on the Grandest Stage. Bret then says that he wants Mason Ryan and Rob Terry in action tonight, and that they will take on the team that Hogan and Flair personally selected to take on The Dudleys for the KWF Tag Titles at Mania, The Hart Dynasty. Hogan and Flair laugh at the suggestion, saying he’s too late as they’ve already given the whole of the British Invasion the night off. Hart seethes, but soon comes back with a counter match. “Alright then, they can’t face Tyson and David, so how about instead we have The Hart Dynasty take on, oh I don’t know, Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan?” This soon changes the expressions of Hulk and Naytch, Flair: “What!? You can’t do that!? You… Canadian!” Hart: “The hell I can’t. You two need a tune up match before WrestleMania, and The Hart Dynasty get to show the world they’re worthy of their Tag Title shot. Haha, enjoy it gentlemen!” Bret exits with a smile on his face. Flair looks horrified. Hogan: “Don’t worry Ric, I’ve got a plan.” He slams the door on the cameraman. JR can barely contain his excitement. “What a move by The Hitman! Hogan and Flair in action tonight, and they’re facing The Hart Dynasty!”
Elsewhere backstage we see Kaitlyn and her Chickbuster best friend AJ Lee walking the halls. They’re both in their ring attire and we catch them mid-conversation reassuring one another that no matter what happens tonight, they’ll remain best friends. Women’s Champion Angelina Love and her Beautiful People partner Velvet Sky come onto the scene and mock the Chickbusters. Love says “Oh my God, are you two the caliber of opponent I have to face at Mania?” Velvet: “I know right? I mean it’s supposed to be WrestleMania, not a kindergarten party.” We see Kaitlyn clench her fist and she looks as if she’s about to physically start on The Beautiful People, but AJ pulls her arm close by her side and says “Leave it, it’s not worth it.” Love and Sky leave the scene laughing as AJ and Kaitlyn promise one another to always be best friends, but to never end up like The Beautiful People. On voiceover commentary we hear JR and William Regal exclaim that the Chickbusters collide in the first semi-final match of the Chicks number one contenders’ tournament – and it’s Live next on KWF Blogs!
AJ Lee vs. Kaitlyn – first semi-final of the Chicks number one contenders’ tournament
The bell rings and the two ladies bump knuckles to do their Chickbuster taunt. They lock up and Kaitlyn overpowers Lee to the corner, but as AJ backs up toward the turnbuckles, the referee calls for them to break. Kaitlyn breaks cleanly, but then AJ runs out at her and performs the School-Girl of Doom. She gets One, a Two, but Kaitlyn kicks out. Kaitlyn’s on her knees and seems perturbed that AJ’s tried to end this early and the match goes on as JR and Regal discuss the careers of these two rookies. Regal: “They’re not so much rookies any more Jim, but I do agree with The Beautiful People; I don’t think either of these two chicks will make worthy competition for Angelina at WrestleMania.” JR: “Well ain’t that a shocker. William, AJ and Kaitlyn have both worked through opponents already to make it to this semi-final match. Give them a little credit.” The match goes back and forth, but it’s evident that these two girls are putting on somewhat of a chick-spectacle in mat-wrestling. Regal: “They don’t want to hurt each other JR, and that won’t get them anywhere.” JR: “Well why not? They’re best friends, and you don’t have to hurt your opponent to win the match, you have to get the Three-count.” Regal: “How naïve are you Jim? Of course you have to hurt your opponent. You think, if The BP are watching this then they’re bothered about all this grappling? I mean, Angelina will go out there and smack either of these girls with a Botox Injection and the match will be over. AJ and Kaitlyn need to look at this as practice and they need to make a statement. It’s not just about winning here, it’s about sending a message and if you have to deck your best friend to get to the top, then so be it.” JR: “Is that why you’re here and not King?” Regal: “Oh please, Jerry and I were never friends.” We watch as the contest goes on and AJ continuously manages to get Kaitlyn in pinning predicaments because she uses her speed to her advantage. However, at a point of frustration from Kaitlyn, we watch as she levels Lee with a decapitating clothesline. Kaitlyn is almost in shock at her own strength as the crowd react to replays of the move. Kaitlyn eventually covers and JR says “That has to be it, Kaitlyn’s going through!” ‘One!’ chant the crowd, ‘Two!’ – but AJ kicks out! Kaitlyn looks at her best friend as she rolls around the canvas in pain. She picks her up and then scoop slams her down. Regal says “That’s it, at a girl, that’s better. Hurt her, make sure she can’t kick out again.” Kaitlyn’s expressions tell that she’s reluctant in every move and we watch as she then goes on to dominate. She focuses on AJ’s neck, that’s hurt from the clothesline, and the crowd are on the edge of their seats as Kaitlyn then grounds AJ to perform a necklock with her thighs. JR and Regal comment of the strength of Kaitlyn’s legs and tell that the squeeze around AJ’s neck may well put her to sleep. However, AJ bangs her foot off the canvas and this has the crowd clapping. She reaches up to pull Kaitlyn by her arms and roll her forward. The momentum takes Kaitlyn over the top of AJ and Lee manages to reverse the leg lock necklock into a pinning predicament and she tightly grabs hold of both Kaitlyn’s legs for the referee to count One! Two! Three!
Winner: AJ Lee.
♫AJ’s music♫ «< click to play) hits and Kaitlyn can’t believe it. AJ gets to her feet and holds her neck as the referee raises her arm. Kaitlyn gets up and has her hands on her hips, shaking her head in disbelief at the result of the match. The comms review replays and highlight the speed and technique that it took for AJ to reverse the submission. Live in the arena we watch as the audience gives both chicks a standing ovation and Kaitlyn sportingly hugs AJ and we watch as they exit together. JR and Regal announce that the second semi-final match will be next week on Turmoil, where the 250+ pound Kharma takes on the Glamazon, Beth Phoenix.
We go to a video recap of what happened on last week’s edition of Wednesday Night Turmoil. Beth Phoenix defeated Tamina to advance in the number one contenders tournament for the Women’s Title. LAX fought Max and Jeremy Buck in an excellent tag team match-up. Dolph Ziggler wrestled Drew McIntyre and the winner became the third participant in the Fatal-Four-Way Intercontinental Championship match set for KWF WrestleMania. Billy Kidman showed up to try talk to his old Filthy Animals pals, but that conversation resulted in a match and a one-time X-Division Title opportunity for Kidman. CM Punk had a few choice words for The UnderTaker and in the main event we saw Stone Cold Steve Austin in action against Jeff Jarrett. The night ended badly for Austin and his WrestleMania partner Sting. To find out what happened, click HERE to Read February 29th’s Wednesday Night Turmoil!
Backstage a camera crew follow Intercontinental Champion Matt Morgan into the office labeled ‘Hulk Hogan’ ‘Ric Flair’ and a doodle exclaiming ‘Hitman’. Morgan storms in and says that he had been surprised by having to face Randy Orton two weeks ago and he says that he was never ready for Orton and so the match result was a one-off fluke. Hogan and Flair are taping up their wrists and lacing up their boots in preparation for their upcoming match, but Hogan says “I know brother, it’s Bret that you have to thank for that little surprise.” Bret Hart is across the office and he looks up as his name is mentioned. Morgan ignores his stare and goes on at Hogan and Flair saying that he wants a match tonight, a one on one where he can beat someone up and channel his frustrations into pounding someone down on the mat. Hogan nods as he ties his bandana. Ric Flair’s busy sorting out his knee support, but he says “Whatever you want Matt, you’re the Champ.” Bret Hart then stands up and says that he’ll get someone ready to face Morgan. Morgan says “You stay out of this, I’m asking them, not you.” But Hulk says, “Dude, let’m pick. We’ve been doing this whole ‘we pick, Bret picks’ thing so that the Board can see that everyone is getting equal opportunities around here.” Flair says “It’s a load of bull.” Hogan continues: “But it looks like you’re our guy tonight. Don’t worry Champ. Whoever Bret picks, you have our full backing to squash him like a bug. Go get ready, wrestle your way and get that confidence back. Ain’t no way Matt Morgan gets beat twice in a row.” Morgan is energized by Hulk’s words and on his way out he tells Bret that he can’t wait for WrestleMania when Bret can finally get out of everyone’s hair, The Board can become extinct and Hogan and Flair can fully run KWF Blogs. Flair finishes “Amen brother.”
Back Live in the arena we see the crowd rise to their feet as ♫music hits♫ «< click to play) and out comes the Hardcore legend, KWF’s Hardcore Ambassador Mick Foley! The audience applaud as Foley looks happy to be here and he gets on mic in the ring to say that he’s fully fit after losing to Samoa Joe way back at Starrcade. “Now that was in December. It’s taken me three months to get back to walking and talking and I’ll tell you something, I’ve been watching (reading) KWF Blogs, and I thought I’d have to come and say a few things to Joe. So I thought, why not say them right here in Uncasville, Connecticut!” *thumbs up* The crowd cheer as Foley goes on to tell that he remains the KWF’s Hardcore Ambassador, and while he’s got the authority to make decisions on Hardcore matches and on the Hardcore Division, he’s also been told that if Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair lose at WrestleMania, there may no longer be a need for him at KWF Blogs, because the person who takes over may not want or need a Hardcore Ambassador around. The fans boo, but Foley says that he’s had a great time running the Hardcore Division. “And hey, if the new GM, whether it’s Bret Hart or whoever doesn’t need me around then I can respect that, but make no mistake about it, I don’t like how Mister Hogan and Mister Flair have run this place and if it costs me my job for the better future of KWF Blogs, then I’m all for Austin and Sting kicking the crap out of Hogan and Flair on the grandest stage of them all.” The crowd cheer as Foley says that nothing is set in stone, but reiterates that the Board have told him to “be prepared just in case the new GM doesn’t require my services.” Foley changes tracks onto Joe and he invites the Hardcore Champion down to the ring. Samoa Joe is cheered for all the way to the rafters and he and Mick embrace once he hits the ring. Foley tells Joe that it’s an honor for him to say that his last ever match was against the greatest Hardcore Champion of the new generation. Foley says that he always believed Joe could channel his anger and emphatically grab the Hardcore Division by the throat. “But as I said, I’ve been keeping up with KWF Blogs Joe and what Rob Van Dam is accusing you of, well, I gotta say for the record I don’t fully agree with him, but he is hitting home on some of the points that he made.” Joe’s mood changes and he asks Mick if he doubts Joe in any way. “I took you to the limit and you’ve only just come back. I can beat anybody in and out of this ring!” Foley tells Joe to calm down and he reminds him that RVD was the one who cost Joe his Title versus Henry, “and Rob Van Dam was the one that helped you gain that Belt back. What I’m saying is Joe, that’s you’re at the top of the pyramid now, but you’re not the one calling the shots. Look at KWF Blogs. The Champions are in pole position, a position of power. John Cena last week attacks AJ Styles best friend and completely gets away with it while Styles, his WrestleMania opponent, has to face the Masked Demon Kane tonight!” The crowd cheer the thought of the match as Mick continues. “Matt Morgan wants a match and gets a match. The Dudleys rule Tag Team wrestling and while Rey Mysterio has a bodyguard in Konan, even the Beautiful People are getting away with holding the Women’s Championship and not having to wrestle all the way to Mania. It’s the way the system works Joe and all these other superstars are making the most of it. Being a Champion in the wrestling world means that the spotlight is on you, but as well as the money, the prestige and the fame, you have one thing that nobody else has and that is control.” Foley pauses as Joe calms and takes in every single word. “Two weeks ago when Van Dam came out here and laid it all out as to why he was doing what he did, did it make you feel better to beat him up? Did you enjoy doing a number on him with Mark Henry? I mean Joe, come on, you’re the Champion, but it’s RVD that’s calling the shots. What’s that all about?!” Joe is lost for words as Mick goes on. “Joe, I’ve specifically come here to talk to you and while I am supposed to make matches as Hardcore Ambassador, I wanted to allow you the opportunity to regain control. You’re the Hardcore Champion and you’re at the very top of your line of fighting, and scrapping, and steel chairs and barbed wire and tables and thumbtacks – it’s all yours and you’re supposed to control it. Right now Joe, Rob Van Dam is saying you’re a phony. RVD says that you’re not like the old school ECW and he says that you’d have never made it against the likes of Sandman, Sabu and my old pal Terry Funk. Joe, I think you could have made it, hell I think you’d have taught us a whole new way of killing one another and in the middle of it all I believe Joe, I believe that you’d have had us bleeding and yelling ARE WE HAVING FUN OR WHAT?!” The crowd cheer as Foley says that Joe is at the top of the pyramid, the Hardcore Champion going into KWF WrestleMania 2012. “Now Joe, you can see who’s coming at you. You got Mark Henry on your left, Rob Van Dam on your right and they both think they can take that Belt off you Joe. Call them out. You’re at the top, so you take control. Tell me Joe, tell me what you want. Tell me what everybody wants and take control of this. Tell the world!” Joe bounces on the spot as Foley revs him up “I want them both!” Foley: “Tell’m!” Joe: “I want them both. I’m that man, I’m that man that they can’t deal with, I’m the Hardcore Champion! I’m the Champion, I want control, control is mine, I’m the Nation of Violence and I’m gonna take my Belt and smash it in Van Dam’s face at Mania.” Foley: “Keep going!” Joe: “I’m gonna take my Belt and take out Mark Henry at Mania!” Foley: “Take control Joe!” Joe: “Give’m to me Mick. I’m at the top, but I can see them below me and that’s where they’re going to stay. Give’m to me!” Foley smiles and yells “Samoa Joe! Versus Mark Henry! Versus Rob Van Dam! Triple Threat Hardcore Rules at KWF WrestleMaaannniiiiaaaa!” ♫Foley’s music♫ «< click to play) hits and the crowd go wild. Samoa Joe shakes Mick’s hand and we can see Foley pointing to Joe’s Belt, turning and pointing to the WrestleMania sign and perhaps telling him to do all it takes to keep the Title. JR is in awe as William Regal says he can’t believe a “fat oaf like Mick Foley can have that much affect on someone.” JR says that what Mick’s done here is light a fire in the Samoan Submission Machine, reigniting the fire he first torched when he lured Joe into Hardcore wrestling. “Samoa Joe is certainly the Hardcore Champion and Mick Foley just gave him the chance to call the shots. Yes it’ll be tough, yes it’ll be a double whammy of a test, but if Joe comes through it, he’ll know that he’ll make history and perhaps become one of the greatest Hardcore Champions of all time. Wow what a night, and now we look forward to a Triple Threat Hardcore Title match at Mania, I can’t wait!”
We’re back from commercials and The Hart Dynasty are making their way to the ring. JR reminds us that Hogan and Flair picked them to face The Dudleys at WrestleMania for the KWF Tag Titles, assuming that it would be a one up on Bret. The Hitman clearly has his doubts that they are ready to take on such a huge task, facing the most successful Tag Team of all time on the Grandest Stage of them all. Regal mentions how Tyson Kidd and DH Smith featured at Mania last year, facing LAX, but going up against Bubba Ray and Devon is a different kettle of fish altogether. ♫The music of the co-Chairmen♫ «< click to play) hits and they slowly enter to an overwhelming round of boo’s from the audience.
The Hart Dynasty vs. Hulk Hogan & Ric Flair
The Hart Dynasty appear to be eager to get underway. Up against two legends and with a chance to show what they can do. JR: “Tyson and Smith seem to be a lot more optimistic about their upcoming Title shot than Bret is, but it’s good to see confidence in young superstars.” The bell rings and Smith starts against Flair. Naytch puts the dukes up, but Smith shows him no respect as he fires him with rights, forcing Flair into the corner, hitting about ten shots altogether. He backs up and Flair comes out again with the fists up, before falling flat on his face. Smith raises his arms and the fans cheer. He goes back to work as Flair gets up to his knees in the corner and holds his hands up. “Noooo!!” He cries, as Smith leans in, but it’s classic Nature Boy as we see him poke the eyes and get the upper hand. He hits knife edged chops, backing Smith up into the opposite corner. He then snapmares him out and hits a knee to the back, Flair starts stylin’ and profilin’ as the fans boo. He “Wooooo!”’s as Hogan applauds. He turns around and Smith has made the tag to Kidd, who flies off the top rope and hits a missile dropkick which sends Flair halfway across the ring. The fans cheer Tyson as Flair immediately tags Hulk Hogan, who gets in and dares Kidd to try something like that on him. Tyson looks intimidated, so Hogan laughs and goes to hit him with a right hook, but Kidd ducks and comes off the ropes, hitting a modified headscissor takedown. Hogan gets to his feet and is outraged, he looks like he’s ready to tear someone’s head off, so he tags in Flair. Naytch doesn’t look like he was expecting the tag, but gets in anyway. “Come on then punk! Show me what ya got!” Kidd is like a jumping bean, flying all over the ring and hitting offense that takes Flair off his feet. Flair is getting frustrated and eventually ends up on the outside. Hogan joins him on the floor to help him up, and Flair is outraged. He kicks the barrier, and slams the apron. “Are you kidding me!? Are you God damn kidding me!?” He reaches under the ring and starts randomly pulling things out. He grabs chairs, kendo sticks, trash cans and a table. He starts throwing things in the ring, before grabbing a mic. He announces to the arena that by his own decree, this is now a No-Disqualification match. The fans cheer and The Hart Dynasty don’t seem to mind. Flair sets up the table, then gets in the ring and picks up a chair, before daring Kidd to run at him now. Kidd considers his options, but he doesn’t get long. The fans boo as The Dudleys are rushing to the ring. Smith jumps off the apron and goes to attack them as Kidd turns around to see the stampede. Smith gets outnumbered and before Kidd can help, Flair nails him with a low blow, before hitting him with a chair. On the outside, Hogan has grabbed Smith and throws him to Devon, who lifts him high as Bubba brings him crashing through the table at the bottom of the ramp with a 3D. JR: “Good Lord! A 3D on the outside, right through a table! This was all a plan! Flair and Hogan set this up. How fast did those damn Dudleys head out here once it had been made No-DQ?!” Regal says it’s all in JR’s head and that the Tag Champs are merely opportunists. DH Smith looks badly hurt as we watch a reluctant referee count Three on Flair’s cover on Tyson.
Winners: Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair.
Hogan and Flair stand in the ring over Tyson Kidd, while The Dudleys stand over Smith. JR condemns the actions of the co-Chairmen as they pull a similar stunt to last week. We cut backstage where Bret Hart is watching everything on a monitor. He is shaking his head and walks off.
JR tells us that Jeremy Borash is standing by with an announcement regarding this year’s Money In The Bank Ladder match. “Thank you JR, yes earlier tonight we heard The Hitman Bret Hart say that by the end of the night, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair had to agree on four men to take part in the Money In The Bank Ladder match at this year’s WrestleMania. Hart has selected the other four and it is now my pleasure to inform the world of the eight privileged men selected to challenge for the coveted Money In The Bank briefcase, and book themselves a guaranteed KWF World Title match for any time in the next twelve months. I can now reveal that the participants selected by Bret Hart will be… Kofi Kingston… ‘The Pope’ D’Angelo Dinero… Shelton Benjamin… and Panther. And the four men selected by Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair are as follows… Alberto Del Rio… Jeff Jarrett… The Big Show… and Y2J Chris Jericho. It’s sure to be an incredible match. Both previous winners in the KWF have gone on to become Champion and…” With that, Dolph Ziggler comes on the scene and changes the subject to himself. JB reluctantly turns it into an interview as he asks Ziggler what he wants to say. Ziggler talks himself up and brags about his win over Drew McIntyre last week. “I haven’t been given a single chance since Bret Hart turned up again, but thanks to my performance at the Royal Rumble, I forced his hand and got myself that opportunity. I proved to the world last week that I am the present and future of this company, and now that I’m going to WrestleMania to fight for the Intercontinental Title, a Belt I have already held, I can show off, I can steal the spotlight, and I can take my rightful place at the head of this industry.” JB asks Dolph why he’s so confident considering his opponents are Matt Morgan and Randy Orton, with one more participant still to be determined. Ziggler: “Oh please, Morgan is an overrated goober and Orton is a washed up has been. I haven’t been impressed with anything he’s done since Dave Batista dropped him with an Electric Chair, I haven’t laughed so much in my life. And whoever the fourth guy is, it doesn’t matter, because it’s all about Dolph Ziggler and I… I am perfection.” Dolph exits as JB hands it back to ringside.
♫Matt Morgan’s music♫ «< click to play) hits and he’s roundly booed as he makes his way to the ring. He hands his Intercontinental Championship to the referee as the comms remind us that Morgan will defend that Belt in a Fatal-Four-Way match at KWF WrestleMania on March 25th. JR says “Randy Orton will be in that match and William, last week we saw Dolph Ziggler defeat Drew McIntyre to also advance to become a challenger for the Intercontinental Title, but I wonder who the third and final challenger will be?” Regal: “Oh I don’t know Jim. I’m sure Mister Morgan here would like to know, but Bret Hart is keeping his cards close to his chest. I just hope we all find out sooner rather than later.” The comms go on to talk up the upcoming match and tell that Matt Morgan wanted somewhat of an easy encounter so that he could get his confidence back having lost to Randy Orton on Turmoil two weeks ago. The audience murmur as Matt Morgan becomes restless and we hear Regal ask “Well? Who’s his opponent?!” ♫Music hits♫ «< click to play) and the Mohegan Sun Arena rises to its feet as the Great White Sheamus steps out from under the rising tron! Regal: “Oh my goodness, Sheamus?! What is Bret Hart thinking?! This is supposed to be a confidence boosting exhibition match!” JR: “Oh it’ll be an exhibition alright, an exhibition of The Celtic Warrior’s skills of matching and overcoming the challenge of The Blueprint! God, I’ve got goosebumps! Matt Morgan versus Sheamus ladies and gentlemen, this is why we love KWF Blogs!”
Matt Morgan vs. Sheamus
Sheamus is cheered all the way to the ring and the fans are on their feet as the bell rings. Morgan stalks the referee and tells him that Sheamus wasn’t what he wanted. The ref tells Morgan to get on with it and the two lock up. Morgan instantly swings to thump Sheamus, but after he hits him Sheamus bounces against the ropes and levels Morgan with a right hand of his own and this sends the Intercontinental Champion to his backside. Morgan gets up and paces back and forth as Regal says that Morgan’s not one to back down and he’s proved right as Morgan then goes to lock up with Sheamus again. This time he pushes the Irishman toward the corner. The referee asks for a break, but Morgan fakes it and then slams his knee right up into the gut of Sheamus. The crowd boo as this allows Morgan to clobber Sheamus down to his knees over his back and Morgan then picks Sheamus up to lift him up and over for a suplex. “Wow, that was impressive” says JR as Morgan then covers, but only gets One and a half. Morgan tries to ground Sheamus now, keeping him off his feet and maintaining control of the match. The comms remind us that Sheamus is usually part of a tag team with his friend Vladimir Kozlov, but Kozlov unfortunately suffered injuries at KWF’s last pay-per-view SuperBrawl and he’ll be out of action for the foreseeable future. Sheamus is on his own and we watch as Morgan picks him up to administer a sidewalk slam and get Two on the cover as this bout goes through commercials.
When we come back the feeling with the audience has changed as they chant and cheer on Sheamus. The match had spilled to ringside during the commercial break and the comms take us through replays showing how Morgan has measured Sheamus by the ring-post, but failed to connect with a clothesline and since then, Sheamus has had control of the Intercontinental Champion. Sheamus made use of the barricade at ringside and now, back by the ring apron we watch as he places Morgan over the ropes and gets in the ring to administer his heavy caveman-like forearm blows over the chest of his opponent. The crowd count and cheer the offense from Sheamus and we watch as Morgan then falls all the way back down to ringside. Sheamus raises his arms in triumph, but the match is far from over and we watch as he then exits the ring to go back at Morgan, but Morgan sees him coming and uses his own momentum against him to send the Great White into the steel stairs. Sheamus looks in pain as he eventually drags himself off the floor and back into the ring. Matt Morgan is already there though and he uses this chance to pounce on Sheamus for a quick cover, but he only gets Two on the count. An enthralling match goes on as both men look exhausted now. Morgan thinks he has control as he picks Sheamus up and Irish-whips him toward the corner, but Sheamus bursts back out and attempts a clothesline. However, Morgan ducks and runs against the ropes. Meanwhile we see Sheamus continue through his momentum and run toward the far ropes and as both superstars come back toward the centre of the ring *BAM!* ‘Oohhhh’ gasp the audience and “Oh my God!” says JR as we see William Regal stand up by the announcers table. The Blueprint nailed Sheamus with a Carbon Footprint. At the very same time, Sheamus whacked Matt Morgan with the Brogue Kick! Both men are down, neither man is moving and the fans are completely stunned. “One!” we hear as the referee suddenly administers the Ten-count. He gets to Three and we see medical staff come to ringside. JR and Regal go split-screen to check the impact of the collision and by the replays we can clearly see that both men’s boots caught one another square in the jaw. The referee’s count gets to “Niiiinneeee!” and we see Sheamus’ fingers moving and we see that Matt Morgan is now blinking, but neither man is aware of where they are right now and “Ten!” is counted by the referee and this contest ends as a Draw.
Match result: Draw.
A pocket of the audience boo as they wanted to see this match go further, but the majority of them look concerned as KWF medical staff get into the ring along with a bunch of oncoming referees to tend to both Matt Morgan and Sheamus. Regal says “So much for an exhibition match JR.” JR: “Well that’s the competitiveness of the Keystone Wrestling Federation. This close to WrestleMania, there’s no one that wouldn’t give it their best shot in any match they have, and by golly what a contest this was. I hope they’re both alright, God what a match.” Sheamus is sat now as he has a torch shined in his eyes. Matt Morgan has rolled to his side and he’s then on his knees trying to get to his feet, but he needs the medics and referees to help. Neither man reacts to the other as we send it to commercials once more.
A big WrestleMania logo comes up on the screen. We hear the slow murmurings of ♫‘Invincible’ by Machine Gun Kelly ft. Ester Dean♫ «< click to play). It gets louder and louder before the Mania logo explodes and we come into a fast paced video chronicling some of the events from the first two KWF WrestleMania’s. It includes action from the X-Division Thundercage match, the two Money In The Bank matches won by Christian Cage in 2010 and AJ Styles in 2011, Edge getting Sweet Chinned by HBK in 2010, the MotorCity Machine Guns beating Jericho and Steiner, the Evolution Triple Threat match between Hunter, Batista and Orton, Goldberg defeating The Rock for the TNA Title, Samoa Joe losing to then WWE Champion UnderTaker, then more from last year as Angelina Love retired Trish Stratus, Ziggler and Morrison put on an exhibition, Abyss getting battered and bloodied in the Monster’s Ball by RVD, Joe faced Booker for the WCW Gold, Kurt Angle became victim 19 of The Deadman, thanks to the debut of The Absolute Lashley, The Rock beat John Cena for brand supremacy, Edge beat best friend Christian for the WWE Title, and the Icon Sting defeated the Icon Shawn Michaels for the TNA World Title. The video continues to show images of KWF superstars who are scheduled to play a huge part in this year’s event, including CM Punk, The UnderTaker, Angelina Love, Randy Orton, Sting, Stone Cold, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Matt Morgan, Chris Jericho, Big Show, Daniel Bryan, The Hart Dynasty, Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, AJ Styles and the KWF World Champion John Cena. Read KWF WrestleMania, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida. Sunday 25th March 2012. “Where the bar gets raised all over again.”
We come back to the arena where JR and Regal can barely contain their excitement that we are just two and a half short weeks away from the biggest night on the wrestling calendar, KWF WrestleMania. JR: “And I can tell you now that we have a huge announcement coming next week on who will be the second of our two big music acts. We told you last week that, unbelievably, the bootylicious Beyonce Knowles will be performing at this years WrestleMania, and next Wednesday we will reveal the second act.” Regal: “Ooh I do hope its Chas n’ Dave… no? Check YouTube JR.”
The lights in the arena cut out and the fans scream. Regal wonders if Hogan and Flair have failed to pay the electric bill, but all soon becomes clear as *BONG!* The arena begins to fill with smoke as The Phenom, The Deadman, The UnderTaker slowly makes his way to the ring. There is no Absolute Lashley with him, Taker is walking alone as he ascends the stairs and raises the lights, and the noise levels of the fans at the same time. Regal: “You know I must have seen him do that entrance over a thousand times, and in no way is it any less bone chilling than it was when he turned up at Survivor Series nearly two decades ago. The bloke behind me is none too pleased. The hairs on the back of my neck just poked him in the eye.” JR concurs with his co-commentator that there is nothing more intimidating than the presence of The Phenom, and he reminds us that the “poor being” challenged with facing Taker at WrestleMania this year is none other than CM Punk. “Punk defeated The Absolute Lashley at SuperBrawl to ensure that he will not be at ringside for the contest, but when it comes to The UnderTaker, it’s almost like you’re facing two men already.” Regal: “Oh definitely. That’s why you can’t beat The UnderTaker at WrestleMania. You have to challenge the man and his Soul. No one can compete with that.” Taker has a mic in hand and addresses the audience. “Nineteen and zero. Nineteen times I have been challenged on the Grandest Stage, and nineteen times I have succeeded. Not one single failure on the record. You might think that would make me the best in the world. But apparently there is a man who thinks that he has the edge over The Deadman, and has declared himself as the best. This is a man who has lost several matches in his time, but he wears a t-shirt and shouts it from the rooftops and expects people to believe his hype. CM Punk, I admire your cockiness, I can even admire that you have brainwashed the people of this realm into thinking you’re anything other than just another victim. But you don’t fool me Punk. When we faced each other a few years ago, when you tried to convince the world that you made me tap out, you lied to try and convince people you’re better than you are, and very little has changed. I have heard many say that my challenging you to a match at WrestleMania is a sign of respect, but trust me Punk, it’s not. I have as little respect for you as I have for the zombies that cheer you. No, I challenged you because I want to finally put guys like you in your place. This new wave of KWF superstar who comes in, wins a couple of matches, sells a couple of t-shirts and thinks they’ve made it, it angers me. It makes my blood boil that I built this business practically by myself across two decades of dominance, and yet CM Punk is the one who claims he is the top guy. Well you forget your place Punk. This is still The UnderTaker’s yard, and at WrestleMania, you will REST…” but before Taker can finish, ♫the music of CM Punk♫ «< click to play) hits and the crowd roar his appearance. Taker immediately shoots a wide-eyed and fiercely angry stare up to the stage as Punk comes out smiling and looking confident. JR: “Wow this audience is split. The UnderTaker and his Dark Side have drilled fear into the Keystone Wrestling Federation, but WrestleMania is The Deadman’s stage.” Regal: “Exactly Jim. Punk has his fans, but deep down, everybody knows that you simply do not beat The UnderTaker on the Grandest Stage of All. What’s Punk doing here? The boy’s got a death wish.” CM Punk shows no sign of intimidation as he heads to the ring with a mic, gets in and walks right up to Taker, standing practically nose-to-chin with him. Punk: “Pardon the interruption, but ever since I was a little boy I have dreamed of being trash talked by The UnderTaker, and I wanted a front row seat. What a thrill it is to hear you tell me, little insignificant CM Punk, that I am cocky, that I have tricked these people into believing my hype, and that I am falsely calling myself the best in the world.” Punk goes on as Taker seems almost too angry to respond. He stands there with a continuing wide-eyed stare. Punk: “Look Deadman, I don’t mean to appear disrespectful, but I am, so that’s how it comes across.” The fans laugh and cheer, but Taker gets increasingly pissed off as Punk talks cockily at him. “But I came out here to make one thing perfectly clear. You obviously have taken issue with my whole ‘best in the world’ thing, but it seems to me you don’t understand it. I am saying that I am the Best In The World because that is what I believe I am within this 20 by 20 squared circle. Taker, I am the best wrestler in the world, the best at a collar and elbow tie-up, the best at flying off the top rope, the best at submissions and the best at putting people to sleep with my left knee of justice. However, I stand opposite you UnderTaker, the best striker, the most intimidating, the best at mind games, and clearly the best at WrestleMania, but I am in no doubts Phenom, stare all you want, that I am a better wrestler than you, and at WrestleMania, the best man will win. I will take anything you got Mark, and like all good things coming to an end, well dude, at Mania, your Streak will be over!” Punk has gotten more and more aggressive in his speech, which is shocking the fans, the comms and most of all, The Deadman. Taker drops his mic and there’s a murmuring from the audience, not knowing what’s going to happen next. CM Punk takes a step back and UnderTaker then sharply raises his arms. The lights go out, and when they come back on, Taker has disappeared. Punk believes he’s won this battle and celebrates yelling “Best In The World!” toward the fans. But then something incredible happens, there is a rumbling sound and the ring begins to shake. JR: “What in the world?” Regal: “Is the ring actually shaking or are my eyes on the fritz again?” Regal is correct, the ring is moving, and the look on Punk’s face has gone from one of huge confidence to huge fear and confusion. The arena lights dim and we hear the sounds of thunder and lightning as, to the shock of everyone in the arena, the ring starts to elevate slowly from off the arena floor! JR and Regal are speechless as smoke pours out from under the apron. A freaked out Punk quickly dives out of the possessed ring. He has to drop down further than normal as the ring is about two feet off the ground. He scrambles toward the foot of the ramp to turn back and take a look at the power of The UnderTaker. Then suddenly the ring slams back down to the ground. The impact sends the smoke billowing up into the air and the cloud engulfs Punk. The audience are stunned and CM Punk is visibly freaked out. JR says this was The UnderTaker showing that this is still his yard and that the ring is literally controlled by him. Regal: “What was it Punk was saying about UnderTaker being the best at mind games?” JR: “Oh this may be past mind games, it’s not a game when it comes to Mania. CM Punk believes he is the best wrestler in that ring. Well, that ring, it’s property of The Phenom. God I can’t wait till Mania!” *BONG!*
Back from the final commercial break of the night we see the arena lights dim into a dark red and the fans are excited as we get set for our main event of the evening. The beginning of Kane’s theme plays before *BOOM* the stage explodes with hell fire and ♫Kane’s music♫ «< click to play) fully kicks in as the Big Red Masked Monster walks out from under the rising tron and makes his way to the ring. There’s an excitement in the air of a big match feel as JR and Regal tell that Kane is yet to answer his brothers’ challenge of taking on The Absolute Lashley at KWF WrestleMania. Regal says that Kane has not said a word on a KWF microphone, “so how he intends to answer Taker is anyone’s guess.” Kane completes his entrance by raising his arms and slamming them down so that the ring-posts blaze fire and then we ♫Get Ready To Fly♫ «< click to play) as we hear the music of super fan favorite and KWF Royal Rumble winner, the man who’s going to challenge John Cena for the KWF World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania, The Phenomenal; A… J… Styyyylllleeeesss! Styles enters from under the tron and the fans go absolutely berserk. AJ taunts upon the stage, flicks his hood back and the pyro’s compliment his swagger as he makes his way down to the squared circle. Regal: “The man’s banana’s. Does he not realize who he’s facing tonight? Can he not see who stands in the ring right now?” JR: “Oh William, AJ Styles is the Royal Rumble winner and he’s excited the fans wherever he goes. He’s wrestling for the World Title at Mania and as his buddy Shelton’s music goes, there ain’t no stopping him now.” Styles’ music cuts as he stands across the ring from Kane, a man who has not moved since setting the ring-posts ablaze. AJ takes a step back and perhaps there’s a lump in his throat as the referee calls for the bell and we are underway for Kane versus Styles just under three weeks from KWF WrestleMania!
Kane vs. AJ Styles
AJ skips backward before going toward Kane, but Kane is quick to kick him in the gut. Kane lifts Styles and launches him toward the corner before running toward him, but AJ catches him with a back elbow and this match has begun like a house on fire. The fans are on their feet as AJ throws a closed fist punch at Kane’s mask, but Kane just stands there and the audience collectively inhales as Kane tilts his head to one side and AJ shakes his fist as if punching Kane in the face hurt his hand more than it did Kane. Kane steps toward Styles, but AJ is smart to duck and roll out of the ring. Kane slowly steps around in the ring before stepping over the top rope and looking to get down to ringside. However, Styles meets him by the apron and he volley’s Kane’s legs from underneath him. The fans cheer as Styles then climbs the barricade to flip-dive toward Kane, but the Masked Demon sits up on the apron and as Styles flips, all he gets is his legs banging off the ring apron for his troubles. Styles hold his hamstrings in pain as Kane picks him up and rolls him in the ring to get Two on the cover. Kane picks AJ up once more and sends him toward the corner. He levels him with an uppercut before Irish-whipping AJ from one corner to the other, but AJ slows up, steps off the middle turnbuckle, then the top one before flipping himself backward to connect with an oncoming Kane and drive him down with a fantastic reverse DDT. JR yells “That’s classic AJ Styles and Kane’s in trouble.” Styles gets One on the count, gets Two – but no, Kane kicks out emphatically, throwing AJ off him and then sitting up. AJ runs at him with a kick to the chest, but as Kane is kicked to his back, almost like a yoyo he sits back up again. AJ goes toward him, but this is a mistake as Kane grabs him by the throat. Kane stands up and sets for a chokeslam, but Styles counters again and this time he drives the Big Red Monster down with a DDT. He covers, the crowd count with the ref, One! Two! – no, Kane kicks out again. AJ gets up, but almost just as quickly, Kane gets up too and AJ runs toward him, but *BAM* Kane takes him down with an on-your-knees clothesline. Kane covers, but as he does, the lights go out. JR: “What’s this?” We hear a *BONG!* and the lights come back on and standing right by Kane’s pin on Styles is The Absolute Lashley! The arena rumbles to its core as Kane stands up. We watch AJ roll out the way and toward the ropes as the referee tries to stand between Kane and Lashley, but both Demon and Beast snap a stare toward the ref and he runs to dive out of the ring.
Match thrown out.
Lashley looks like he’s seething, ready to go to war with Kane and we watch as Kane simply tilts his head to the side and *BAM* a right hand by The Absolute One, an uppercut by Kane and the two brawl back and forth in the ring as Lashley sends Kane toward the ropes and goes against the far ropes himself to come back and nail Kane with an UnderTaker-like over-the-top flying lariat. Lashley gets to his feet and roars, but Kane sits up! JR says “Oh my God!” as Kane gets up to fight Lashley and their brawl goes outside the ring and all the way up the ramp, just like it did at KWF’s Royal Rumble. There’s a murmur within the audience though and they try to warn AJ, but they can’t as John Cena comes out past the timekeepers corner and he has his thick metal Thuganomic chain in hand. The crowd boo as Cena goes to where AJ is slumped by the ring-ropes and from behind he thumps him with his chain wrapped around his wrist. JR can’t believe it: “What the hell are you doing John?! This is how you win? This is how you want to be known as the KWF Champion?! What’s the matter with you?!” The crowd boo like hell as William Regal applauds what’s Cena’s done. Cena gets in the ring to pull AJ’s body toward the centre of the squared circle. JR demands medics as we see that Styles is knocked out and he’s bleeding from the back of his head. JR says “AJ may have a concussion, hell he could have brain damage after the force of that punch!” Regal: “Oh shut up JR. The Doctor of Thuganomics is making a statement, just like he did to Styles when he cost him the WWE Title against Wade Barrett last year. You don’t mess with John Cena, it’s as simple as that and AJ, if you make it to Mania, you aren’t winning the KWF Title mate.” The crowd boo and we see some of them leaving the arena as Cena finishes with a ‘You Can’t See Me’ taunt, first to Styles and then to all of us at home. KWF’s Wednesday Night Turmoil fades out.