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♫The opening credits play♫ «< click to watch) and the pyros explode in Cleveland. The fans are going bananas as Jim Ross and William Regal introduce the show. JR reminds us that this is the last Wednesday Night Turmoil before this Sunday’s Survivor Series, and Edge has lined up a great card as always to lead us into one of the biggest pay-per-views of the year. He and Regal inform us that tonight we will be treated to a battle of the behemoths as Brodus Clay gets himself a piece of the man who knocked him out last week, The Big Show. We will also see Why So Serious in action again ahead of their Tag Title clash with The Dudleys on Sunday, they will face The Welsh Dragons as part of the Brits’ punishment for their attack on Samoa Joe two weeks ago. There will be some Chick Tag action, but perhaps the biggest highlight of the night will be the announcement from KWF World Champion CM Punk on who he has decided to face at Survivor Series. With that, we hear ♫Look in my eyes, what can you see? A cult of personality!♫ «< click to play). The crowd go wild as the Best in the World steps out from under the rising tron. Punk takes in the ovation before making his way to the ring. He climbs the buckles to customarily raise his Title and soon he’s standing in the ring, mic in hand, and with the KWF Title Belt over his shoulder. The audience’ volume is amped up high as we expect to hear this huge announcement. Punk: “These past few weeks I have been allowed to scout the entire KWF roster. Our General Manager Edge very generously allowed yours truly to select the number one contender for this very Title. Now I’ve had a lot of people say to me in person and on Twitter that they think I’ll take the easy way out, that I’ll pick some no-mark who I can beat blindfolded. But I have a lot more integrity than that, and I have a lot more respect for this Belt and this company. I watched matches out here, and I watched more back there and at home on repeat. I already knew that this company was full of talent, but my God, when you actually take a real look around, the KWF roster is full of guys who could give me a run for this Belt. Unfortunately for them though, I am the Best in the World!” He raises the Title as the fans cheer again. “But I had to come to a decision. I needed to pick someone who not only deserves a shot, but who could go toe-to-toe with me, take me all the way to the limit, a guy who can give me as good-a-match as Samoa Joe did at Bound For Glory.” JR: “That would be some challenge in itself.” Punk: “And so, at Survivor Series, it is going to be me, defending the KWF World Heavyweight Championship… versus… The Phenomenal AJ Styles!!!” The arena erupts as JR and Regal react. JR: “My God! Punk v Styles! Punk v Styles! That promises to be a match for the ages!” Regal: “Hmm, Edge allows him to pick his own opponent, so he picks one of Edge’s former Thundercat buddies. How curious.” JR: “Aww come on, there’s nothing underhanded about this. And hell no would anyone think that Styles is an easy choice mind you. Wow, I can’t believe this!” Before Punk can say more though, ♫the music of Alberto Del Rio♫ «< click to play) hits, and the Mexican Aristocrat enters to a chorus of boos. He stands on the stage with Ricardo Rodriguez next to him and says “Hold on there Punk! You just stay right there. Are you seriously telling me that you’re going to pick AJ Styles out of everyone on the roster? That you’re going to pick AJ Styles over Alberto Del Rio? I thought you said you respected that Belt!” Punk doesn’t take kindly to the interruption: “You think I should have picked you Alby?” ADR: “That’s Alberto Del Rio! Face it Punk, you didn’t pick me, because you are afraid of me. You know you wouldn’t be able to beat me, and so you take the easy way out and pick some overrated yokel.” Punk: “No Alberto, let me stop you right there. The reasons I didn’t pick you are threefold. First, (to the crowd) I think we can all agree, (to Del Rio) you’re a tool. Secondly, you haven’t appeared on Turmoil in several weeks, haven’t wrestled and were therefore never within my consideration and finally, despite your opinion to the contrary, you are in no way as good as AJ Styles!” The fans cheer in agreement, as Del Rio is outraged. He gets back on the mic and berates Punk, before saying that the reason he has not been on the show in recent weeks is the same reason he is not KWF Champion right now, because Edge is holding him back. “He is not giving me the same chances he gives to everyone else, and it’s…” With that, Del Rio is interrupted by the voice of the GM. The spotlight shines up and we see that Edge has been watching this entire episode unfold from the comfort of his Skybox. The fans cheer as Edge grins at their approval. Edge: “Alberto, you’re right, I haven’t been putting you in matches recently, and it’s not been fair. So let me remedy that right now. Tonight’s main event will be Alberto Del Rio versus… oh, I don’t know… just for the hell of it, why not… CM Punk!” Del Rio is not happy with that announcement, but the Rated R General Manager gives a smirk, congratulates Punk on a solid choice, and wishes everyone in the arena a thoroughly enjoyable show. ♫Edge’s music♫ «< click to play) rocks out the scene and Punk seems pleased to have Del Rio as a ‘warm-up’ for Sunday. JR: “What a start to the night. CM Punk will face AJ Styles for the KWF Title at Survivor Series this Sunday, but before that he’ll go up against the bitter Alberto Del Rio in tonight’s main event!” Regal: “Well I must say that Mister Del Rio is correct in what he says. However a main event match against current Champion Punk is really a big opportunity. It’s up to Alberto to take it!” Punk raises his Title toward the stage and Del Rio still seems incensed at having to face the Champ tonight. JR: “I would have thought Alberto would have been happy? As you said William, this is a huge opportunity.” Regal: “But he knows he’s being seen as a warm-up Jim. He wants the real spotlight, a proper Title match against Punk. Personally I think very highly of Mister Del Rio, but evidently, our General Manager thinks different.” We go to commercial.
When we return, Jeremy Borash is standing backstage ready to interview The Viper, Randy Orton. JB asks him how he enjoyed the show in his home town of St. Louis last Wednesday night. Orton: “Last week was incredible. Being on the winning team in the traditional Survivor Series tag match, and then getting the opportunity to RKO Christian in front of all my family and friends in the crowd. It was a special night.” JB is about to ask another question, but before he can, the Intercontinental Champion Christian Cage is on the scene and he clatters Orton to the ground by striking him across the back of the head with his Belt. JB yells at Cage, asking him what the hell he thinks he’s doing, but Christian ignores him and proceeds to stick the boot in. He stomps away at Orton, before lifting him up and launching him into the wall. He picks his Belt back up, before wiping sweat from his brow and flicking it at a Borash, who has to hand it back to ringside.
As we watch the entrance of the Big Show, JR airs his disgust at Christian’s attack. Regal: “Oh talk about double standards Jim! I don’t recall you being so horrified when Orton RKO’d our Intercontinental Champion last week.” JR: “If he hadn’t then Cage would have attacked Anderson. That little S.O.B got what he deserved!” They soon get back on topic as Brodus Clay gets the fans on their feet with his flamboyant entrance. ♫Funk is on a Roll♫ «< click to play).
Big Show vs. Brodus Clay
The match begins and the two supersized superstars stand across from one another. Neither one seems too sure how to approach this to begin with, until a smiling Brodus offers a test of strength. Show looks back and laughs, as if to say “Get a load of this guy.” But Brodus keeps his hand in the air. We see a shot of Clay’s Funkadactyls Cameron and Naomi cheering him on from ringside. Eventually Show agrees to the test of strength and approaches his opponent. They slowly clasp one hand, and then the other, before slamming their chests against one another. The test of strength is on, and they’re both giving it their all. Big Show is doing well early on, forcing Brodus down to one knee, and turning the hands over. The fans are booing as the 440-pound athlete is grinning, assuming he’s the victor. However, Brodus uses the chants of the fans to recover. He gets back up to two feet, and Show cannot believe it as he manages to start forcing him down. However, before he can get on top, Show boots him in the gut and breaks the hold. Show picks up control now as he takes advantage of the winded Funkasaurus. He backs him into the corner, before shushing the crowd and hitting a series of open palmed slaps across the significant chest of Brodus. He brings Clay out, and then impresses all in attendance as he lifts him up and down in a belly-to-belly suplex. Regal: “My water just shook, Jurassic Park style.” JR: “Well he is a Funkasaurus.” Show covers nonchalantly, but Clay kicks out at Two.
The match continues, with Clay getting back into things and taking the fight to Show, but the World’s Largest Athlete keeps coming back and headbutts his way out of trouble. JR and Regal discuss last week’s traditional Survivor Series match, which saw these two feature significantly. Brodus got a huge scalp as he eliminated the Intercontinental Champion Christian, only for Show to eliminate him moments later with a blindside WMD. Show would eventually be sent packing by a triumvirate of Panther, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan. Regal: “That’s the difference Jim. It took three men to beat Big Show. Brodus is barely one and a half, ha-ha.” Show hits Brodus in the solar plexus, before launching him into the corner. He races over to squash him, but Clay moves. He races against the ropes on the far side and hits the stumbling Show with a mighty cross-body! An instant cover, he gets One, gets Two, but no, Show kicks out. The crowd gasp as Brodus looks shocked, perhaps at his own move or perhaps that Show kicked out. The arena begins to rumble and the Funkadactyls cheer and so do the fans as Clay gets to his feet. He jiggles and feels the energy brought upon him from the crowd. He lifts Show up and hits some shots, and a headbutt, before backing him into the corner and climbing to the middle rope. The crowd cheer as he starts to hit ten punches. He gets to eight, but Show blocks one and reaches up to push Brodus down. Clay bounces and rolls backward and out into a three-point stance. He charges back at Show, but Show grabs him around the throat, about to go for the Chokeslam. However, as he lifts Brodus, the Funkasaurus elbows him in the head, then stomps on his foot. Regal: “Youch! That had to hurt. Big fat dinosaur foot!” JR: “Oh right, like Big Show’s not a size 24 EE himself?!” Brodus comes off the ropes again, but Show is winding up for the WMD. He swings, and misses as Clay ducks. He turns to face Brodus, who uses all the effort he has to lift Show up and ground him with an almighty bodyslam! ‘Ohhh!’ gasp the crowd as Clay almost falls against the ropes before coming back, yelling “Sheewah!” and landing on Big Show with a Big Splash! He hooks the massive leg (JR): “Oh my God, this can’t be! Clay with his finishing maneuver William, he’s, he’s got Three!”
Winner: Brodus Clay.
JR: “Aaahh haa haa, what an upset! By God ladies and gentlemen, with all the experience and tenacity Big Show has, nobody could have seen this coming! What a win! What a big win for Brodus Clay!” Regal: “My, my. That is quite an upset I must say.” Brodus looks ecstatic with his victory as Big Show rolls out of the ring. Clay and the Funkadactyls dance in celebration as the crowd get into the groove as well.
We follow the Royal derriere of Queen Madison as she storms into the GM’s Skybox. Edge stands up as Madison enters, but before he can get a word in she barks: “Is it true?! Everything I’m hearing about Survivor Series and my Title? Tell me what the deal is Edge, I have a right to know!” Edge: “Well Madison, if you weren’t so high on your Queen’s horse then maybe you’d have received the hundreds of messages that I have tried to get to you. Now look, the fact that you didn’t get those messages is the fault of the Kingdom, not me. But in a word, yes, the rumors are true.” Madison: “So I’ve got to defend my Title against nine other women? Are you kidding me Edge?” Edge explains that it’s not exactly like that. “Last year at Survivor Series there was an X-Division Title match where the contest begun through a traditional Survivor Series elimination match. Once one team had been eliminated, the remaining competitors of the winning team would wrestle and the last man standing was crowned the X-Division Champion. This year it’s the same scenario, but it’s for your Women’s Championship instead. You’ll be teaming with Maryse, Melina and two old pals of yours, The Beautiful People, and you’ll be against The Chickbusters, Gail Kim, Nattie Neidhart and Mickie James.” Madison: “You’re insane! You’re nuts! You have to be, to think I can tag with The Beautiful People?! And Maryse and Melina!? I don’t get on with any of them!” Edge chuckles and says that the idea of a pay-per-view named Survivor Series is to have the competition and an element of survival in superstars matches. Madison tells Edge that she thought they were friends after everything she did for him when she was his Assistant. Edge says times have changed and he’s doing what’s best for the show and best for the fans. Queen Madison storms out of the Skybox and yells her disagreement with Edge’s decision as she marches down the hall, but then bumps into AJ Lee, the very Chick she cheated the Title out of way back at SummerSlam. The Queen halts and looks down at AJ who stands there and stares at her. AJ tilts her head to the side and then lifts her arms to point upward and say “Yes!”… “Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!” the Yes’s get louder as Madison shakes her head and holds her ears. AJ continues yelling “Yes! Yes! Yes!” and she then turns to skip down the hall.
We come back from commercials and see that the British Invasion’s Welsh Dragons have made their entrance. ♫Why So Serious’ music♫ «< click to play) hits and we watch as the elusive Gambit and his clown-like comrade Joker Hardy step out from under the rising tron. Noticeably, Kelly Kelly and Christy ‘Harley Quinn’ Hemme are nowhere to be seen and the comms concur that perhaps Gambit and The Joker want to get used to not having them at ringside in preparation for their upcoming Tag Title challenge at KWF Survivor Series. JR: “Last week of course folks, The Dudleys wrestled The Hart Dynasty and their victory meant that Edge rewarded them with the declaration that there would be no interference allowed at Survivor Series during their Tag Title match-up.” Regal: “Yes, but remember the message Why So Serious sent after that match Jim, they were all involved in one way or another and the Dudley Boys were left decimated. Why So Serious hurt them and embarrassed them. To find out what happened folks, click HERE to read last week’s show.” JR suggests that Jeff Hardy is very calculated, “He’s seen and been through a lot in this industry. I’m sure he and Gambit will try use their experience to overcome Mason and Rob and then defeat The Dudleys on Sunday.” William Regal says that this match was put together by Edge as further punishment to the British Invasion for their attack on Samoa Joe back at KWF’s Halloween party: “Drew McIntyre was punished for the part he played and now it’s the Welsh Dragons’ turn. This is highly unfair though Jim. Drew had Anderson to face and that’s fine, but for Mason and Rob to have to deal with this freak show that’s called Why So Serious is highly out of order. Why couldn’t it have been a normal set of opponents?”
Mason Ryan & Rob Terry, the Welsh Dragons vs. Gambit & Jeff ‘The Joker’ Hardy
The bell rings and Gambit begins the match against Big Rob Terry. JR says that the Welsh Dragons shouldn’t have anything to fear given the size of them, but Regal argues that old cliché; “the bigger they are, the harder they fall.” Gambit circles Terry and then sets to lock up, but Terry doesn’t oblige. He just stands there staring at him and so Gambit shrugs his shoulders and tags in The Joker. Hardy comes in and we watch as he creeps up to Terry. It seems like he’s studying him as if he were a statue, but then Terry roars at him as if he was a real Welsh Dragon. Regal: “Fantastic stance by Rob there, showing Why So Serious that he’s not to be toyed with.” The Joker though laughs at Terry and tags out to Gambit who comes in smirking. He then becomes very serious and shoves Terry in the chest. Terry though answers with a giant push, more than a shove, and he sends Gambit flying back toward his own corner. The Cajun gets up and converses with Joker. Meanwhile, Terry tags in Mason Ryan and Gambit steps up out his corner to circle him. Ryan is more direct than Terry and we watch as he locks up with Gambit and quickly gets him in a headlock. Gambit goes behind and counters by pushing Ryan off and then paintbrushing him on the back of his head. The Joker laughs, but this doesn’t amuse Ryan who turns round to chase Gambit out of the ring. Gambit keeps running and then gets back into the ring to tag The Joker. When Ryan manages to get back in, he doesn’t realize Hardy’s legal and consequently doesn’t anticipate him flying through the air with a diving dropkick from off the top rope. The Joker gets up after connecting with the move, but then Mason Ryan is quickly on his feet also. The Joker chuckles and looks at Gambit who shrugs his shoulders as if to say he didn’t expect Ryan to be up so quickly. Ryan tags back to Terry who comes in and quite unexpectedly, The Joker holds out his arms as if he wants to hug Mr. Terry. William Regal comments: “What on earth is going on here?” Hardy holds out his arms and has a huge smile on his face, but Terry decides to clothesline him right out of his boots. The crowd gasp at the impact of the move, but we notice that Gambit doesn’t seem to be too bothered. Mason Ryan shouts at Gambit across the ring, but Gambit ignores him and we then see that The Joker is hysterically laughing his head off and not fighting back. Rob Terry finds this so surreal that he tags in Ryan. The Joker, back on his feet, laughs and commands Ryan to finish him off. Ryan doesn’t stop to think before running against the ropes and coming back to perform a giant big boot! ‘Ohhh!’ gasp the crowd. Ryan turns toward Gambit, expecting him to come in, but Gambit waves his arms and gestures to Ryan that he should pin his partner. Ryan does, all the while maintaining his hawkeyes on Gambit and The Joker is pinned for Three.
Winners: Mason Ryan and Rob Terry.
♫The British Invasion’s music♫ «< click to play) hits and we see William Regal at ringside stand to applaud Ryan and Terry’s victory. JR can’t quite believe what’s just happened and he wonders what Why So Serious were thinking. Regal: “No one can know what they were thinking Jim, but to be honest I don’t care. What a win for the British Invasion!” JR: “You can’t seriously be happy with that? I mean come on, that was the easiest win the Brits will ever have. The Joker took the fall right there and Gambit allowed for them to lose. I don’t understand this at all, but I do know one thing, if Gambit and The Joker pull a stunt like this on Sunday then Edge’s entire point to bring them back will have been foiled.” Regal: “Not to pay devil’s advocate here Jim, but perhaps this was a ploy to just get through this match. I mean, Gambit and Joker know that they’re number one contenders. They didn’t have to win here and they didn’t have to give a hundred percent either. They’ve taken this loss yes, but I’m sure they’ll perform at full pelt when the Gold’s on the line.”
We are backstage once again with JB, who this time, is standing by ready to interview another challenger for Christian’s Intercontinental Championship at Survivor Series, the man he took it from at Bound For Glory, Mr. Anderson. JB: “Mr. Anderson, as I am sure you saw earlier on tonight, Randy Orton was attacked by the Intercontinental Champion Christian Cage as retaliation for Orton hitting Cage with an RKO last week. With both of your Survivor Series opponents tearing one another apart, what are your thoughts heading into Sunday’s pay-per-view?” Anderson: “Well it’s very simple JB. We’ve each taken a chunk of one another in the past couple of months. I got beef with that Creepy Little Bastard for taking my Title, and I got beef with Orton for enabling him to do so. But on Sunday, it all comes to a head, and I…” With that, we are given a sense of deja-vu as Christian is on the scene and now viciously attacking Anderson. He slams Anderson’s head off a table, before smacking him down with a steel chair. He then grabs JB’s mic and looks straight down the camera lens. “For too long people have dismissed me as a lucky Champion, or a devious Champion. Well tonight, four days before Survivor Series, the spotlight is well and truly on Christian Cage. I am the Intercontinental Champion, the greatest of all time. Greater than Honky Tonk, better than Shawn Michaels, and certainly more main event, more Rated R than Edge! I’ve beaten both of my Survivor Series opponents down in one night, and this Sunday, where it’s winner take all, I’m going to do it again! If you don’t know, now you know.” He walks off, leaving Anderson writhing on the floor in agony. JB, looking slightly perturbed.
Maryse & Melina vs. Natalya & Gail Kim
Back after commercials and the bell rings as we get underway in this Chicks tag team contest. The comms tell that this match has been put together by General Manager Edge to try and get these ladies on more familiar terms as they get ready to team with one another and compete at Survivor Series this Sunday. Gail Kim and Natalya have no beef with each other at all, but tensions immediately arise between Maryse and Melina as it seems that they are competing for the spotlight after every move. Maryse snapmares Natalya and then stands up to pose by the ring-rope. This allows time for Natalya to recover and tag in Gail. Maryse turns toward her opponent’s corner and Kim comes flying off the top turnbuckle for an outstanding flying cross-body. She lands on Maryse and into an instant cover, but Melina comes in to make the save. Mel yanks Kim by her hair and pushes her to the canvas. She then yells at Maryse to get back to her corner and the French Miss obliges. Regal: “Wow, I’m impressed. A very stern stance there by Melina.” JR: “Aww she’s a hellcat and she’s forceful alright, but she never wants to lose. She’ll give it her all even with Maryse as her partner.” Melina tags in and she’s fired up, but as she comes into the contest Gail tags Nattie on the far side and she comes in all fired up too! Natalya clotheslines Melina down and again and then a third time before picking her up and forcing her toward the corner. Nattie climbs over Mel to administer the corner ten-punch, but she gets only seven hits and then Melina stands up to lift Natalya over her shoulders and push out to plant her with a modified Powerbomb. She gets an instant cover, but Nattie kicks out at Two. Maryse smirks and Melina sees her. This leads Mel to ask her “What are you laughing at?” and Maryse nonchalantly answers: “You! So pathetic!” This leads to another tag by Nattie on Gail and Kim comes in from behind on Mel to roll her into a pinning predicament – but Melina kicks out at Two. The match goes on back and forth in this fashion and even though Maryse and Melina don’t get along, they are equally as devious as each other and so a short-arm clothesine by Melina on Gail leads to a blind tag from Maryse. Melina then charges across the ring to befall Natalya off the ring apron and Maryse picks Kim up to finish her off with the French Kiss DDT.
Winners: Maryse and Melina.
The bell rings to signal the end of the match, but Maryse’s music can’t even hit as Melina marches across to her and they argue. ♫The Beautiful People’s music♫ «< click to play) hits and we watch as Angelina Love and Velvet Sky storm down to the ring. All four Chicks then argue and the comms wonder whether they’ll be able to get on at all come Survivor Series. Just then though, as Natalya climbs back in the ring to tend to Gail, The Beautiful People pounce on her and attack. Maryse and Melina join in on Nattie and Gail and it quickly becomes a four-on-two mugging. However, there’s a scream from the crowd as down the ramp come Kaitlyn and Mickie James at full speed and skipping down behind them is AJ Lee. All three Chicks get in the ring to have the numbers tilt in their favor. The crowd love it as Kaitlyn nails Velvet Sky and AJ goes full-on at Melina. An all-out brawl ensues but The BP, Maryse and Melina eventually retreat to regroup at ringside. Mickie James helps Nattie Neidhart to her feet and we see that AJ and Kaitlyn seem to be very much on the same page. Regal says that he can’t wait to see all these lovely ladies in action at Survivor Series, but JR points out that the “lovely lady” with the Gold is Queen Madison Rayne, and she didn’t make an appearance in this brawl at all.
When we return from commercial, the crowd is quiet, but then cheers ring out as the ♫music of Kurt Angle♫ «< click to play) hits, and the Olympic Gold medalist heads to the ring. JR: “Well this is a pleasant surprise, looks like Angle has something to say.” Kurt paces around the ring with a mic in hand. “So, CM Punk decided that he wanted to face AJ Styles at Survivor Series. I sat back there along with the rest of the KWF roster hoping to hear my name, but AJ got picked instead. And when I heard that announcement, one thing immediately sprung to mind… now is my perfect chance.” Regal: “What on earth is he talking about?” Angle: “You see, while a World Heavyweight Title shot would have been nice, especially after I kicked John Cena’s ass on Turmoil last week, I have something I need to ask our esteemed General Manager. Lets rewind back a while, in fact over a year and a half ago to the second KWF WrestleMania. Kurt Angle versus The UnderTaker. It was one of the most grueling matches of my career, and I know it was one of the most challenging for Taker too. In fact, he was so worried about losing his undefeated streak to me, that he chose that night to debut one of the most fearsome monsters to ever set foot in a wrestling ring. I am of course talking about The Absolute Lashley. That night, Lashley cost me my shot at immortality when he damn near broke me in half with a Spinebuster. I went away after that, recovered, licked my wounds, and then went after Titles again, before a little enforced hiatus thanks to two former GM’s. But when I saw Lashley return a couple of weeks ago to face RVD, it suddenly hit me. I have never had my revenge on Lashley for that night at WrestleMania. He is a destructive, intense and horrifying individual, but I still want my shot at retribution, and so Edge, my request is that this Sunday at Survivor Series, these people get to see The Absolute Lashley versus Kurt Angle!” The fans cheer, as Regal chastises Kurt for having a death wish. Edge stands up in his Skybox and addresses Angle. “Survivor Series is already one of the most star-studded cards we’ve ever had, and you want me to add you and Lashley to it?” The fans all start chanting ‘Yes!’ ‘Yes!’ ‘Yes!’ Angle holds his hand out, imploring Edge to listen to the audience. Angle: “Come on Edge. You’ve made this company as big and bad as it’s ever been. I know that under you I have a chance at finally getting myself a piece of that monster. Give him to me Edge, give me the challenge of surviving at Survivor Series. Give me Lashley and watch me beat him!” Edge listens to Angle and looks around to see that the fans certainly want to see this happen. Finally, Edge says “Fine, consider it done. Kurt Angle against The Absolute Lashley this Sunday. But for your sake Kurt, I hope to God you know what you’re getting in to.” Angle smiles and nods as he raises his arms in cheer. He thanks Edge and cheers the announcement of the match just as much as the fans. Edge steps back from the spotlight and Angle addresses the camera one more time: “Absolute One… I’ll see you Sunday!”
JR: “Ladies and gentlemen we’re back Live here in Cleveland, Ohio and as you can see, there’s carnage going on backstage!” yells JR as we see Bubba-Ray Dudley and Devon attacking Gambit and The Joker. Regal: “Folks we don’t know how this fight broke out, but what we can tell you is that The Dudleys have been in control all through the break and JR it seems like they’re sending a message to their Tag Title challengers!” We watch as the one-sided fight goes through some double doors and as Bubba drags The Joker down some stairs, Devon sees fit to push Gambit all the way down the very same staircase! Gambit tumbles to the bottom, and The Dudleys have no remorse at all. Bubba and Devon focus on The Joker and Devon clears a refreshments table and drags it toward where Gambit’s laid out at the bottom of the stairs. The Dudleys lay a classic beat-down, a mugging on Gambit and Joker and by the end of it Devon lifts The Joker and Bubba catches him by the neck right over the other side of the table and Joker Hardy crashes through via a 3D! We cut to the shocked faces of the audience in the main arena and when we cut back, Bubba’s holding his back after that 3D and we see Devon pull Gambit’s body next to The Joker’s. Bubba yells: “You see! You see that right there?! You’re a coupla freaks! A joke! And a bad one at that!” Devon, toward the camera: “Earlier tonight these two idiots went and took a fall, and lost intently to Mason Ryan and Rob Terry. They thought they were gonna coast to Survivor Series and then do all they could to take our Titles. Naw, not on our watch!” Bubba: “All the hype, all the craze about this band of merry men and women. (he spits on the floor) they ain’t nothin’! (He looks down at their bodies) You thought you could embarrass us last week? A Mardi-Gras, a Black-Hole Slam, a Swanton?! Well who’s got the last laugh now huh? Who’s got the last laugh?!” Bubba stands, again holding his back. “C’mon Devon, we’re done with these fools.” Devon has a satisfied grin on his face as he looks toward the camera and states: “Oh my brother, Testifyyyy!” JR and Regal voiceover. JR: “By God William, I don’t believe this.” Regal: “Jim this is a statement if I’ve ever seen one and The Dudleys have stood up to Gambit and The Joker tonight. They are showing that they’re not afraid of them and I’ll tell you, they may have caused some real damage there too. A fall down a flight of stairs for Gambit, a 3D through a table on a concrete floor on Joker Hardy. Goodness me, what chaos!”
We go elsewhere backstage and JB’s ready for an interview. “Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome my guests at this time, one of the challengers to the X-Division Title this Sunday, Mister Rey Mysterio and his manager, Konnan. Rey you’ve been through a lot in…” Konnan interrupts, holding his hand over the mic and barking at JB in Spanish. He pushes him off and takes the microphone. He yells down the mic in Spanish and then barks: “Rey Mysterio is the original Cruiserweight Wrestler! He is the standard that everyone should be looking up to and people should bow down in his presence as a true pioneer of the highfliers and a Don of X-Division wrestling. All you gringos and Chihuahua’s out there, you all boo Rey because he did what was right for him. But every single one of you is a hypocrite ‘cause you woulda done exactly the same thing! Oh no scratch that, none of you have the balls to do anything like what Rey did. Rey said f*ck you to the system and the politics. He said his time’s not over and when it comes to the Mexicano presence in the X-Division, Sin Cara’s got nothing on him and Daniels, well Daniels can say goodbye to the X-Division Title!” Konnan continues to bark in Spanish as he drops the mic and he and Rey exit the scene. The comms voiceover. Regal: “I can’t wait for Sunday Jim. An X-Division Triple Threat with Daniels, Sin Cara and Rey as the participants, that contest is going to be fascinating.” JR: “Indeed it is, but on a lighter note I must say I feel sorry for JB. He hasn’t had a successful interview all night.”
Live in the main arena, Daniel Bryan has made an entrance and he’s asked for a microphone. The crowd cheer him as he waits for them to calm. “Ladies and gentlemen I have volunteered to come out here to make a formal announcement regarding this Sunday’s KWF Survivor Series pay-per-view. As many of you know, the traditional Survivor Series five-on-five elimination tag team match is this year scheduled to be Wade Barrett’s British Invasion versus a team captained by the Samoan Submission Machine, Samoa Joe! Now, Edge was going to come out here and tell you all this, but seeing as he leaked to me the participants of the match, I wanted to come out to personally tell the world that I am on Team Joe!” The crowd cheer, but Bryan goes on. “And as for the rest of the team, joining me will be The Usos (crowd cheer again) and, now here’s the shocker… John Cena!” The audience are taken aback, as are the comms. JR: “Cena?! John Cena on Team Joe? How the, I mean what’s Edge, how can?” Regal: “Oh be quiet Jim before you hurt yourself, here comes Wade!” ♫The British Invasion’s music♫ «< click to play) hits and out comes Wade Barrett to the stage. He has a mic in hand and is booed as he says that his team; himself, Drew McIntyre, Styler and The Welsh Dragons, have nothing to fear when it comes to Team Joe and especially don’t have anything to fear when one of their team members is “a little pipsqueak” like Daniel Bryan. Bryan takes exception to Barrett’s words and challenges him to come to the ring and they can warm up for Survivor Series with a good old fashioned one-on-one. Barrett brushes off Bryan’s challenge and says that he’d squash Bryan like a bug. “However, I will send out an X-Division equal of yours Daniel. I’ll tell you what, you want to fight so much, why don’t you put your money where your mouth is against my man Styler? (Styler steps out from under the rising tron). How’s that? There’s your warm-up for Sunday!” Barrett exits as Styler continues down toward the ring. JR: “Oh my gosh, an impromptu X-Division match between two participants at the Survivor Series. By God what a Turmoil we’ve had tonight!”
Daniel Bryan vs. Styler
Styler gets in the ring and a ref rushes down to call for the bell. Daniel Bryan tries to remove his jacket, but Styler’s not waiting around, attacking Bryan right away. Regal: “That’s it my boy, get him, make a name for yourself here.” JR comments at Regal’s affiliations with the British Invasion and Regal tells that he won’t hide his allegiances and would be very happy if the British Invasion were to win at Survivor Series. Styler decks Bryan by the corner and pulls his jacket over his own head. However, Bryan is smart to keep hold of his jacket sleeves around his wrists and this enables him to use the jacket to counter Styler and trip him to the canvas. The crowd cheer as the trip results in a pinning predicament, but Styler is quick to kick out at One. Bryan finally removes the jacket and the contest continues. Bryan and Styler battle in the centre of the ring and Bryan grabs his opponent in a front headlock. Styler counters by hooking his foot around the back of Bryan’s ankle and this takes Bryan to the mat for the count, Styler gets One, gets Two – but Bryan kicks out. Regal says that he’s been very impressed with how the Brits have progressed since Wade Barrett’s return. “You see there some jujitsu type maneuvers from Styler. Drew had a shout against Anderson last week and of course Mason and Rob defeated Why So Serious earlier tonight. Wade said last week that the British are coming. Well, let me tell you, the British are here and they’re in full force Jim.” JR: “Aww, no one will argue that the British Invasion have had a continuous presence here in the KWF William, but how consistent are they and where will they be in a year’s time? I mean, all due respect and all, but this business is about winning Championship Gold is it not?” Bryan and Styler continue their back and forth and the fans are at the edge of their seats as Styler proves to have sharpened up on his wrestling skills. However, it comes to a point where Daniel Bryan performs the Diving Headbutt and it seems the end is near. Just then, we see Wade Barrett run out from under the rising tron – but he halts himself half-way down the ramp. JR: “Look! Look! It’s Cena! It’s Cena!” Barrett stops in his tracks because John Cena has emerged out of the audience and he’s stood at the foot of the ramp, facing Wade Barrett. Meanwhile, D-Bryan grabs Styler in the LeBell Lock and Styler has no choice but to tap out.
Winner by way of Submission: Daniel Bryan.
The crowd celebrate as Daniel Bryan gets his hand raised and Bryan then looks up the ramp where we notice Wade Barrett backing off. John Cena pays no attention to Bryan at all and by the expression on Bryan’s face, he’s as surprised as anyone to see Cena there. JR says: “Wow this just got interesting William. John Cena came out here out of nowhere and his presence stopped Wade Barrett from interfering in the match. Does this mean that Cena was saving Daniel Bryan? Gosh, I’m interested to see at Survivor Series what this means for Team Joe and how the likes of Cena, Bryan, Joe and The Usos will co-exist.” Regal: “Oh I don’t know what Cena’s thinking Jim and I’m not sure how he’s found himself in this Survivor Series match. But he better be careful. Wade Barrett may have backed off tonight, but that was a clever thing to do, to stay fit and focused for Sunday. Cena, don’t get yourself on the wrong side of the British Invasion mate. Wade will be gunning for you at the pay-per-view I’m sure.”
We see shots of various sports such as basketball, football, soccer and ice hockey, showing teams working together and triumphing. A voiceover comes on. “In life, many people work better as a team. Working together with one goal in mind… to win!” The scene fades into wrestling, as we are now treated to shots from great Survivor Series gone by, such as Andre the Giant being the Sole Survivor at the very first event in 1987, Hogan and Warrior in 1990, and Randy Orton in 2005. “But some, prefer to be individuals.” We then see the debut of The UnderTaker, with Roddy Piper’s famous “Look at the size-a-that!” line, followed by the infamous Montreal screw-job on 1997 between HBK and Bret Hart, and finally the KWF screwjob of last year as Hulk Hogan dropped the Big Leg on Stone Cold Steve Austin and Unleashed Hell. “At the 26th Annual Survivor Series, you must trust no-one!” We then see the faces of several KWF roster members, including AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, The Dudleys, Randy Orton, CM Punk, and finally General Manager Edge, before the words fly into the screen: KWF Survivor Series – THIS SUNDAY! 18th November 2012, read the full show right here at KWF Blogs!
We’re in the back once again as one of the cameras has caught up with Randy Orton. The Viper looks incensed, and is storming the halls looking for Christian. “Where is he?!” He asks some of the technical staff and fellow superstars, who don’t seem to know either. He is walking with purpose, while still holding his head, clearly still hurt from Christian’s attack earlier. He sees JB walking along and stops him in his tracks. “Borash! Where’s Christian?” JB is about to answer when all of a sudden, Mr. Anderson comes storming over as well, also asking people “Where’s Cage?!” He sees Orton and JB and demands to know what JB knows. Borash informs them both that he saw Christian take his bags and leave for the parking lot about half an hour ago. Both Orton and Anderson are livid, and JB asks if he can now finally get a word with both men before their upcoming clash at Survivor Series? Orton goes to answer, but Anderson cuts in and says “Hey! He was talking to me!” Orton: “Like hell he was. No-one wants to listen to an Asshole Ken. Why don’t you walk along before you get laid out for a second time tonight?” Anderson: “I didn’t see you put up much of a fight earlier. Let’s put that to the test again shall we?” Anderson hits Orton with a hard right, leading to yet another backstage brawl. They’re unleashing hell on one another, as JB throws his mic away in frustration and storms off. Orton and Anderson continue their brawl until security is on the scene to break it up. Anderson: “I’ll see you Sunday Orton! Your ass is mine!” Orton: “Bring it on Asshole!”
We’re back in the arena where JR and Regal discuss the fire there will surely be in that Intercontinental Title Triple Threat match, with all three men embroiled in a bitter rivalry. Meanwhile, Ricardo Rodriguez is in the ring ready to introduce Alberto Del Rio as we get set for our main event of the evening. Del Rio enters in a brand new Maserati, and as he makes his way to the ring, JR reminds us of what went down at the start of the show. CM Punk revealed that he will face AJ Styles at Survivor Series for the KWF World Title, and this displeased the Mexican Aristocrat. Del Rio said it was yet another example of him being overlooked, and complained about his recent treatment under the General Management of Edge. The Rated R GM decided that Alberto was right, and so gave him his chance by putting him in the main event tonight, against Punk. The KWF World Champion comes out for the second time this evening, but the response from the crowd is just as raucous. He climbs the turnbuckles and takes in the reception, but soon climbs down again as his music stops, and the ♫music of AJ Styles♫ «< click to play) hits. The new number one contender heads out to the ring as well, and pulls up a chair on the outside. JR: “Well it’s been CM Punk who’s been sat out here scouting the competition in recent weeks, now AJ’s following suit. Looks like he’s going to be watching this match in his own front row.” Punk looks down at Styles, before putting his attention back on Del Rio as the bell rings and we get underway.
Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk
The match starts off with a collar and elbow tie-up, and Punk soon gets control, applying the armbar. Del Rio twists it around and reverses, but Punk rolls through it and applies the hold again. Del Rio looks frustrated, and twists around to reverse it again, but Punk uses another roll, and frustrates Del Rio as he applies another armbar. The Mexican has had enough of these games, and pokes Punk in the eye. The referee warns him as the fans boo, but Del Rio ignores them all as he gets to work on the KWF Champion. JR: “Alberto Del Rio has been looking for Edge to give him a chance, feeling that the GM has been holding him back and not giving him the opportunities that he’s given to others. If he can get a win over CM Punk tonight then that will surely shoot him right into the Title picture.” Regal: “Isn’t it typical? Alberto deserves a chance, but Edge has thrown him against the World Champion in a blatant attempt to sabotage Del Rio. He just doesn’t want a Mexican World Champion.” JR: “Will you stop whining, you almost sound as bad as Del Rio. Edge has done a fine and fair job as the GM of this company and in my eyes Del Rio simply has to put himself about a bit. Take Brodus Clay for example. He got knocked out by Big Show last week, did he refuse the match tonight? Hell no! Any time Del Rio’s on Turmoil it’s for a week or two and then he no-shows. That’s on him, not on Edge.” Regal: “Well, from my experience with a man the stature of Wade Barrett Jim, you’re right. I won’t argue with you at all on your point because men like Wade and Mister Del Rio deserve a higher class, a higher caliber of an opponent. That’s exactly why Wade didn’t take on that goat-faced hobbit Daniel Bryan earlier in the program.” Del Rio is still on top and has been working on the left arm of Punk, trying to wear it down for the Cross Armbreaker. Styles continues to watch as Regal points out how he will be taking mental notes, and will surely be pleased to see Punk on the back foot. JR suggests that it won’t matter to AJ whether Punk is struggling or not, what matters is Sunday. “CM Punk says he picked AJ Styles because he thinks they can put on as good-a-match as Punk and Samoa Joe did at Bound For Glory. Let me tell ya, if it’s even half as good, then we’re in for a real treat!” Del Rio has Punk in the corner, and runs up to hit an enziguiri, but as he does, Punk ducks and back body drops Del Rio over the top rope and to the outside, where he lands on Ricardo Rodriguez. The fans cheer, and do so again after Punk comes off the far side to dive through the ropes as Del Rio gets to his feet. He pulls Rodriguez into harms way to take the brunt of the move, but all three men are down on the outside as we head to our final commercial break of the night.
When we return, the action is back in the ring and Punk is on top. He has Del Rio in a one legged Boston Crab, and Alberto is clambering for the ropes. Rodriguez is urging him on from the outside, still holding his head after both men dropped on him in the last five minutes. Del Rio manages to get to the ropes, but this doesn’t save him from Punk, who works through his arsenal on his opponent, hitting some clotheslines, a backbreaker, and a high knee in the corner into a bulldog. Punk is in the ascendancy as we see Styles still looking on at ringside. Punk signals that it’s time for the Go-To-Sleep, and as Del Rio rises, he hoists him up onto his shoulders. However, Del Rio elbows him in the side of the head, before dropping down and hitting Punk with a Backstabber. He covers and gets One, Two, but Punk kicks out. Del Rio stomps away at the arm some more as Regal suggests that he’s setting up for the Cross Armbreaker. As Punk gets up, Del Rio looks out to AJ and says “Watch and learn!” before going for the move, only for Punk to reverse it and ground Alberto, before tying on the Anaconda Vise! JR: “It can happen just that quickly, and now Del Rio is in all kinds of trouble!” Punk leans back and the fans roar, with some chanting for the Mexican Aristocrat to tap. Rodriguez is panicking, and gets up on the ring apron. He distracts the referee and the fans boo, only for Styles to race over and take Ricardo’s legs away, sending him crashing to the floor. However, this has still allowed Del Rio to grab Punk by the hair and force him onto his back, with his shoulders down. When the referee sees this, he counts One, Two but Punk kicks out as he is forced to release the hold. Del Rio gets to his feet and gathers himself. As Punk gets up, Del Rio runs against the ropes and springs off the middle one, aiming for a Disaster Kick, but Punk ducks it, before lifting him up onto his shoulders again and *BAM!* GTS connecting! He hooks the leg and the ref counts One, Two and Three!
Winner: CM Punk.
JR: “Punk wins! Punk wins! What a match, and the KWF Champion is victorious.” Regal: “Yeah, thanks to AJ Styles. He had no business getting involved.” JR: “He didn’t! He was just stopping Ricardo from getting involved and trying to cheat his boss to a win.” Regal: “Poppycock.” Punk celebrates his win, and climbs the turnbuckles, before staring down at Styles, who is on the outside by the same corner, looking up at Punk. The two men stare one another down. JR: “What a night it’s been, and I can’t wait to see what these two can do this Sunday at Survivor Series. Don’t miss it folks, it’s sure to be one hell of a pay-per-view!” However, before the show ends, we hear the voice of the GM. Edge taps the mic and steps into the spotlight shining on his Skybox. “Excuse me guys. Before we finish up here I’ve just got a quick little thing I need to mention.” Punk and Styles look up to the Skybox, as does everyone else in the arena. Edge: “Punk, I let you pick your own opponent and kudos on that. AJ’s a supreme athlete, Phenomenal in fact. But given that this pay-per-view is called Survivor Series, I’m about to make an announcement of a match stipulation that will fit the bill so to speak. Therefore, ladies and gentlemen, Punk… AJ… this Sunday, Punk… versus Styles… the KWF World Heavyweight Championship on the line…” Edge pauses and looks toward the fans. He has a tiny smile emerge as he emphatically announces: “Sixty-Minute IRON MAN MATCH!” The crowd go absolutely bonkers as Punk and Styles look wide-eyed at Edge, before turning back to each other. They look surprised, but neither has any fear in their eyes. They give knowing nods to one another as AJ backs off up the ramp. JR: “Whoa, a sixty-minute Ironman match! These two modern greats are going to go at it for an hour! With the most falls winning the Title! Now that’s Survivor Series! What a turn of events bestowed upon us by the GM. I can’t wait for Sunday!” Regal: “See you then folks.” We fade out on the image of CM Punk looking at his Title Belt in the ring.