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We come directly into the Verizon Center and there are screams from the audience as the lights are dimmed and Turmoil begins with ♫Break The Walls Dooowwwnnnnn!♫ «< click to play). Chris Jericho makes his entrance and we watch as the smartly suited Y2J carries his Money In The Bank briefcase to the KWF ring. Jericho gets on mic and he tells the fans “I told you so” about how he’d be the man to win Money In The Bank at last week’s WrestleMania. The crowd boo as Jericho goes on to spew all his accolades from his “glorious career”. However, we hear a voice: “Hey, hey Jericho.” A spotlight pans across the arena and we see KWF’s new General Manager Edge in his skybox. Edge opens the sliding door and steps out onto the balcony and the fans go nuts for the appearance of the Rated R SuperStar. Edge says: “Excuse me Jericho, what are you doing here?” He scratches his head. “I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, but no, I’m pretty sure I’m right when I say that this is my show!” The crowd cheer as Edge lays down the law and says that no show of his is ever going to start with an entrance and “yap-fest” from Chris Jericho. Edge says that he’s got a lot on his plate and he now has more responsibility to the fans than he’s ever had before so because of that, along with the fact that Jericho’s holding the Money In The Bank briefcase “I’m going to put you in a match tonight Chris. In fact I’m going to reward you for winning that briefcase and put you in tonight’s main event!” Jericho smiles saying he likes that. He tells Edge that Hogan and Flair no longer being in charge may be a blessing because now Jericho can do what he wants, when he wants “and that includes cashing this baby in any time I want.” Edge says that’s right, but he then directs Jericho out of the ring because Turmoil’s just getting started!
♫Edgenesday Night Turmoil’s new opening video♫ «< click to play). The crowd go wild and the pyro’s blast off as Jim Ross and William Regal bring us in on Edge’s second ever show as the GM of KWF Blogs. The fans are excited as JR and Regal recap how Chris Jericho has landed himself a main event spot tonight. Regal says that he accepts how Edge has put his foot down to run this show his way, but “I can’t help but think Mister Jericho is being a bit naïve about this main event tonight. I mean, Edge didn’t even tell us his opponent.” JR: “Ahh well I agree with you. Edge is not one to let the inmates run the asylum so to speak and he especially won’t take any crap from Chris Jericho.”
Cody Rhodes vs. R-Truth
The bell rings and we are underway for our first bout of the evening. As this match begins, JR and Regal go split-screen to review footage of Cody Rhodes singles debut last week on Turmoil. Regal: “The boy was well out of his depth. He got rid of that dead weight Ted DiBiase and he wanted to make a name for himself. I respect that.” JR: “Oh sure you wanna make a name for yourself William, but poking at The Viper a few days after Randy had just won the Intercontinental Championship, that was one heck of a mistake. Now Cody Rhodes has shown a lot of promise on WWE House Shows, but last Wednesday was his first match as a singles competitor on KWF Blogs. He’s got a long way to go before he can even contemplate any Gold around his waist, let alone defeat Randy Orton.” The fans cheer and chant for R-Truth as we watch the contest go back and forth. Rhodes gets frustrated that he can’t put Truth away and the audience laugh when Truth ‘talks to’ his invisible friend Little Jimmy at ringside. Truth gets back in the ring and soon manages to roll up Rhodes, he gets One, gets Two – but Rhodes kicks out. Truth looks at the referee and says “Little Jimmy says that was Three!” The ref says no and as Truth gets up Cody Rhodes catches him with an opportunistic Disaster Kick and this one’s over.
Winner: Cody Rhodes.
Rhodes makes up for losing to Orton, but R-Truth’s lunacy was really the cause of his own downfall. Rhodes talks trash to fans in the front row and they boo him out as we go to commercials.
When we come back we’re backstage with KWF Hardcore Ambassador Mick Foley. He approaches Cody Rhodes as Cody just comes through the curtain. Foley tells Cody that he’s one and one now, and suggests that Rhodes perhaps would like a chance at conquering the Hardcore Division. Rhodes is disrespectful to Foley as he says: “Do you ever take a bath? I mean how old’s that flannel Mick, as old as me? No I don’t want a shot in the Hardcore Division and I don’t want you anywhere near me either. I am well above Hardcore and I will not stoop so low as to rave around an arena like an animal, like your current Hardcore Champ Samoa Joe.” Mick says “Fine, I was only asking, but I won’t ask again.” Rhodes leaves the scene and R-Truth then comes through the curtain. Foley: “Hey Truth, how about you? You wanna mix it up and go Hardcore?” Truth looks at Foley questionably. He then kneels to whisper to his invisible friend. Foley: “Come on, what do you say?” Truth stands and tells Foley that Mick must be crazy if Little Jimmy thinks that R-Truth can wrestle Hardcore against Samoa Joe. “The Hardcore Division isn’t a safe environment for Little Jimmy Mick. And plus, Joe’s a total psycho! He ain’t no Hardcore Champ, he’s a maniac Champ! That dude’s got a screw loose, (To Jimmy) ain’t that right Little Jimmy?” Foley’s perplexed as R-Truth and Little Jimmy exit the scene. Regal voices over: “How on earth does that fruit loop get on KWF Blogs?” JR: “Aww, R-Truth and Little Jimmy are great entertainment, but I think Mick Foley’s got a problem for himself. Who’s going to challenge Joe for the Hardcore Title at Turbulence?”
We cut to our regular weekly segment where we recap the best of the action that went down on last week’s Turmoil. It was the first week of the Rated R Regime, as Edge took charge as General Manager of the biggest literary wrestling show in the world. One of his first orders of business was to book John Cena’s rematch against the man who took his KWF Title at WrestleMania, The Phenomenal AJ Styles, but things weren’t quite that simple as Mr. Anderson returned to stake his claim for a Title shot. The self-proclaimed Asshole stated that as he got royally screwed by Cena at SuperBrawl, he was due, and Edge agreed, so announced that Turbulence will see Cena take on Styles and Anderson in a Triple Threat match. This announcement was joined by the news that Turbulence this year will emanate from Johannesburg, South Africa. Every year KWF Blogs takes the pay-per-view after WrestleMania overseas. We feel this allows all those who didn’t get to be at Mania get just a taste of the ride that will last a year long until the next WrestleMania! Last week we also saw fallout from Money In The Bank as Alberto Del Rio faced Sheamus. There was Chick action as Eve Torres took on Madison Rayne, Austin Aries went up against Jay Lethal, new Intercontinental Champion Randy Orton faced a challenge from a former ally, the KWF Tag Team Champions had a surprising welcome for the new GM, and the main event saw Big Show team up with John Cena to take on the duo of Mr. Anderson and Christian Cage! You can catch up with the full show, read all that and more right HERE at KWF Blogs!
We cut to Edge’s Skybox, where the Rated R GM is finishing watching the recap. “Ah, a solid start to what will no doubt be one hell of a rollercoaster ride. Don’t you think buddy?” Edge turns, where he seemed to know instinctively that Christian Cage has walked into the room. Cage approaches Edge, but he doesn’t look overly pleased. Edge senses this and says “What’s on your mind man?” Christian answers “Well see, ‘buddy’, here’s the thing. Last week, your first week in charge of the KWF, you put me, your former Tag Team partner, your long term best friend in the main event. Now I haven’t been pulling up any trees lately, no Titles to speak of, hell I wasn’t even on the card at WrestleMania having headlined with you last year. But you put me in the main event.” Edge smiles and says “You’re welcome man.” But Christian retorts. “Am I? Am I welcome? Or am I just a charity case to you? You’ve seen my fall under the Hogan and Flair reign of terror ever since you beat me at Mania, and thought you’d take it upon yourself to give me a match I didn’t deserve. Well listen to me and listen good. I am Christian Cage, one of the best wrestlers and entertainers in this business, and I don’t need you doing me any favors.” Edge is somewhat taken aback by Christian’s stance. “Wow, err, well listen, I didn’t put you in that match just because you’re a friend, or because of our history. I’m gonna tell you the same thing I told Cena last week, I am nobody’s friend in this company any more, I am your boss, and every decision I make is a business one. I put you in that match for the reason you just said. You are one of the best, and on my show, just like Bret’s, people who deserve chances will get chances.” Christian doesn’t seem to be buying it, so Edge goes at it from another angle. “Are you sure you’re angry because you feel like a charity case? Or is it more about how you were the one who got pinned in the main event last week? Maybe you feel a little shown up?” They just stare at one another, until Edge’s phone goes off. Christian takes that as his cue to exit, shooting his former partner a look of contempt as he goes. Edge takes a moment, then answers the phone as we head back to ringside.
The camera pans down from the Skybox, as we see the back of Edge as he takes the call, and the ♫music of Justin Gabriel hits♫ «< click to play).
Justin Gabriel vs. Styler
Gabriel gets a great reaction from the fans, but the same can’t be said of Styler, as the British Invasion member revels in the boos. He waves patronizingly to the fans, as William Regal talks him up. “I’m very proud of Styler. I plucked him from the mean streets of Sussex and injected him with discipline. Now he’s got the rugged fighting spirit coupled with the intellect and wit of a proper English gentleman. Gabriel is going to have his work cut out for him here I can tell you.” The match begins at a fast pace, as the South African looks to take the initiative. He gets Styler in an armlock, but the former TNA Tag Champion squirms free and sends Gabriel to the ropes, hitting a picture perfect dropkick. He covers and gets barely Two. Regal takes this chance to explain the current situation with the British Invasion, a faction he formerly led, which was near silent over WrestleMania season. “Well unfortunately the leader, Wade Barrett, picked up an arm injury on a WWE House Show. I advised him, and he agreed, that sending any of the British Invasion into Mania without their leader would have been too dangerous. That’s why Drew McIntyre threw the match against Dolph Ziggler to compete in the Intercontinental Title match.” JR: “Threw it? Looked to me like he was trying his ass off to get to Mania and came up short. And come on, who the hell would give up a chance to wrestle on the Grandest Stage of Them All?” Regal: “Shut it JR. It just goes to show how good the boy is, he had you all fooled. But rest assured, when Wade returns, things will change here in the KWF. Ding ding JR, the British are coming.”
This Brit is in control of this one and hits Gabriel with knife-edge chops, as the fans Woo. “I wish they wouldn’t do that JR, it makes me miss the Nature Boy.” JR: “Well he and Hogan are gone now, thanks to Stone Cold and Sting. It’s the Rated R era, and so far I’m loving every minute of it!” JR’s positivity is backed up as a superb reversal and kick to the head off a springboard gets Gabriel back into the match. The fans chant him on as he heads to the top rope, but before he can hit the 450, Styler rolls to the outside. He gives a knowing glance and nods to Regal, who applauds. “Yes, that’s the kind of smarts I taught him.” However, the applause is short lived as Gabriel flies all the way to the arena floor, hitting Styler with a cross body. JR: “Did you teach him how to get floored by a colossal cross body?” Regal: “Of course I bloody didn’t, get up you little toerag!” Styler doesn’t know where he’s at, but he gets some help from Gabriel who tosses him back into the ring. Gabriel hits a discus elbow smash and a Russian legsweep, before attempting a springboard moonsault. However, Styler moves and Gabriel crashes. The Brit rolls him up and gets a close Two-count. The fans are engrossed as both men continue to go back and forth, with reversals aplenty keeping it on a knife edge. Gabriel goes for a hip toss, but Styler lands on his feet, before kicking the back of Gabriel’s knees, forcing him down. He then comes off the rope to go for the Busby Kick (Styler’s version of the Shining Wizard), but Gabriel rolls forward and under it, before leaping to his feet and nailing an STO. The fans cheer as he climbs the ropes again, and this time hits the 450-Splash! He hooks the leg and gets the Three.
Winner: Justin Gabriel.
Gabriel is having his arm raised, but before he can celebrate too much, his music cuts and we hear Edge’s voice. The camera pans up to the balcony of his Skybox, where the GM has emerged with a microphone. “Congratulations Justin, that was a fantastic win. Just like everyone else, I love the X-Division, and nothing excites an audience more than watching you guys fly around the ring and put on five-star matches night after night. In fact, the only way this audience could have popped more for you would have been if you were from Washington D.C, which as you’re probably aware, you’re not. You’re from South Africa. So how about we give your countrymen something else to go nuts over on April 22nd?” We see Justin intrigued and he listens as Edge goes on. “Justin, I know you used to ride with the World Elite while I was prowling with the Thundercats, but that’s all past, bygones are bygones and all that. So with that in mind, how about Justin Gabriel versus Daniel Bryan for the X-Division Championship Live in South Africa at Turbulence!?” Gabriel loves the decision, as do the fans. ♫Gabriel’s music hits♫ «< click to play) hits again as he now has two reasons to celebrate. JR: “Gabriel and Bryan at Turbulence! That’s unprecedented! Wow, what an opportunity for Gabriel to light the crowd up in his home country! It’s going to be possibly the most popular X-Division superstar in the world right now against without doubt the most popular superstar in South Africa. They’re gonna tear the roof off the Coca-Cola Dome for that one!” “Yes, Yes, Yes, JR. See what I done there? Haha, you’re welcome.”
When we return from commercials, the ♫music of Matt Morgan hits♫ «< click to play) and The Blueprint makes his way to the ring. With no Belt around his waist or shoulder, he looks about as displeased as we’ve ever seen him. The fans don’t exactly make him feel welcome, but he looks like he’s all business here, and grabs a mic before addressing the Washington audience. “At KWF WrestleMania, I was supposed to be immortalized as the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time. Forget your Bret Hart’s, forget your Stone Cold’s, forget your frickin’ Honky Tonk Man. Matt Morgan was the most dominant Champion in history. So what happens? I get put in an impossible position, a three-on-one handicap match, and even though I deserved to win that, somehow Randy Orton leaves with my Title.” The fans boo as JR says he’s not sure that the only truth Morgan told there was that Orton is Champ. Morgan: “So Orton, if you have any guts then get out here right now.” The proposition is out there, and eventually, ♫The Viper’s music plays♫ «< click to play) and the Intercontinental Champion heads to the ring. Orton gets a huge ovation and this just angers Morgan more. Orton squares up to Morgan, and has a microphone himself. “I kinda figured you might come out here and do this Morgan. You’ve always been the type to talk the talk, but then whine and complain like a little bitch when you can’t walk the walk.” Morgan seethes as the fans react to the comment. Orton continues “It was no handicap match at WrestleMania, it was a Fatal-4-Way, we were in there with Dolph Ziggler and The Rock, but you can’t even blame them for your loss. I hit YOU with the RKO, and I pinned YOU to win this Championship. So if you have any better excuses to pull out of your ass, let’s hear em.” The fans cheer as Morgan retorts “Excuses? Don’t talk to me about excuses Randy. You used three guys from Evolution to win you your first Intercontinental Title, and a week and a half ago, you used two more idiots to win your second. So the reason I am out here is to give notice, give notice that I am invoking my rematch clause. And so at Turbulence, after that long plane journey to Johannesburg, me and you are gonna go at it one on one, for the Intercontinental Title!” Orton smirks, and nods. “That’s fine by me Matt, but it seems you have somewhat of a short memory. Last month I faced you one-on-one right here on Turmoil, and I beat you. That’s twice in thirty days I pinned your shoulders to the mat, and come Turbulence, The Viper is going to seal the hat trick.” Orton smiles and drops the mic before going to exit. Morgan is fizzing with rage, before yelling for Orton to come back. Randy turns to face him again and *BAM!* gets a Carbon Footprint right to the face for his trouble. Orton is down and his Title goes flying across the ring. The fans boo loud as Morgan retrieves the Belt and holds it aloft, before dropping it by Orton and exiting with a huge grin on his face. JR: “Well Morgan just kicked the smile off of Orton’s face and now he’s looking like a Cheshire cat himself.” Regal: “You know I’ve been to Cheshire, it’s just down the road from Blackpool, and the cats there look bloody miserable. Mind you I would if I had to live in Cheshire.” Orton is laid out on the mat as we fade out.
When we return from commercials we watch as Jimmy and Jey Uso are already in the ring. The Bucks make their entrance as we get set for Tag action, but as Max and Jeremy get into the ring their music cuts. The arena lights turn a Samoan orange and Jimmy and Jey position themselves in the ring to perform Siva Tau. They chant and taunt Siva Tau in full (watch an example HERE) and the crowd cheer. Max and Jeremy are both standing back. Before long, the referee calls for the bell and we get the action going.
The Usos vs. The Bucks
Jimmy Uso begins versus Jeremy Buck and Jimmy quickly takes Jeremy down in a headlock takedown before tagging in Jey. Regal: “What was that?” JR: “Siva Tau William. The Usos would normally perform that on stage, but here on KWF Blogs they’re taking a more natural stance on it. The idea of the chant is to drive fear into their opponents and by cutting The Bucks’ entrance short and performing Siva Tau in front of their opponents in the ring, I think the chant has finally had its desired effect.” The Usos prove that their new way of Siva Tau has indeed rocked The Bucks as Jimmy and Jey have total control of the match in the early going. The Usos tag well, but as athletic and agile as they are, The Bucks are just as quick and they’re willing to fly. We watch as Max and Jeremy illegally work together to go at Jey. The referee tries to get order, but the fans love the action as Max and Jeremy soon fly out to ringside all over Jimmy and Jey. JR: “What a match we have here. Both teams are fan favorites and both have the desire to conquer the opposition in this contest. Ladies and gentlemen we’ll be back right after the break on Wednesday Night Turmoil!”
Back Live we catch up with the frantic action back in the ring where Max and Jeremy have control of the now legal Jimmy Uso. JR and Regal review footage of the amazing athleticism shown by both teams during the commercial break. We see how Max Buck flip-dived off the ring apron to take down Jimmy Uso. We also see how Jey Uso landed a picture perfect cross body on Jeremy Buck after diving off the top turnbuckle all the way to the outside. The crowd are on their feet as The Bucks attempt their More Bang For Your Buck finisher, but Jimmy Uso sees it coming and he manages to counter the move to eventually tag Jey. Jey comes in at full speed to rock back and forth with both Bucks. He manages to floor Max and Jimmy follows him to ringside. Meanwhile Jey takes down Jeremy to go to the top turnbuckle and fly high to crash down on Jeremy with a Snuka-like body splash and that gets the One! Two! Three!
Winners: The Usos.
The bell rings and the crowd are on their feet applauding. We notice Edge up on his balcony and he too is applauding with the fans. JR: “Bubba Ray and Devon Dudley were sucking up to Edge last week, but now I think our GM has a welcome problem on his hands. Who’s going to be next to challenge for the Tag Titles?!” Regal: “I don’t know Jim, but for what it’s worth, I think that Slovak Tim” JR: “Siva Tau” Regal: “Siva… Tau, really worked for The Usos tonight. They hadn’t won for quite some time before this evening and their new way of striking fear into the opposition as they enter proved dividends.” The Usos are cheered by the audience and we watch as The Bucks regroup by the foot of the ramp. The Usos look up toward Edge and he points to the titantron where we see an image of The MotorCity Machine Guns on the screen and the caption below it reads ‘RETURNING NEXT WEEK!’ We hear Edge mouth “Be ready” to The Usos and JR and Regal can’t believe it. JR: “The Guns are back on KWF Blogs next week?! Wow! They’re only just coming back on TNA House Shows this week William, gosh this is so exciting!” Regal: “Aahh wonderful. Two more jumping beans that we have to cellotape our eyes open for. The Bucks and The Usos are difficult enough to keep up with. Now The Machine Guns are back too?! Fan-freaking-tastic.”
The General Manager heads back through the sliding doors, where waiting for him on his sofa is none other than the new KWF World Champion, The Phenomenal AJ Styles. Edge: “Well well, look what the cat dragged in.” Styles: “Look what crazy cat Bret Hart appointed GM. Come here dude.” They do a secret handshake and slap one another on the back, until Edge remembers himself and stands apart. Edge: “Ahem, you’re my employee, got to be the boss here… (He smiles) but well done for becoming the KWF Champ, Champ. (He coughs again). So young AJ, what can I do for you today?” Styles: “Well you can start by talking to me like a normal person and not the assistant manager at a Wendy’s.” We hear the fans laugh as Edge relaxes and asks the Champ to take a seat. He congratulates Styles once again on beating John Cena at WrestleMania. “I always knew you had it in you to main event WrestleMania, there’s no feeling like it is there? But listen, just because we used to prowl together in the Thundercats, don’t think I’m gonna give you an easy ride like Hogan and Flair did for Cena.” Styles shoots him a funny look. Styles: “No sh*t. Last week you booked a Triple Threat match for me to defend this thing at Turbulence against the guy who nearly killed me in the build up to Mania, and Ken frickin’ Anderson! I already kinda figured you weren’t gonna help out your pal over here, but Jesus man, give a dude a break.” Edge nods and replies “I appreciate that it’s a lot to ask, but you’re the Champ now. The top guy, the headliner, the guy on the posters who fans want to see. Everyone in the back is shooting for you, and I can’t put a shield in front, I’ve gotta put you on a pedestal so the fans get to see the Great AJ Styles at his peak take on challenges worthy of a Champion. Turbulence is just that. Besides, Cena had a locked in rematch in his contract, and you have to admit, Anderson deserves a shot too after how he got screwed at SuperBrawl. So it was the obvious choice and fair thing to do.” Styles nods and says “I guess you’re right man. On one hand I agree and am absolutely looking forward to competing in South Africa, but on the other, you suck dude.” They laugh and shake hands again, before Styles exits. Edge: “Oh wait AJ, hold up! How are you feeling?” Styles: “Still a few bumps and knocks but basically okay.” Edge: “Okay like… ring ready?” AJ: “Yeah sure.” Edge: “Great. How about you go out there tonight, and face a guy you may have to deal with again in the not too distant future… Chris Jericho?” AJ shoots him a glare, and says: “Alright I guess, but you don’t get to book anymore matches for me for a whole week after this, right?” Edge laughs: “Haha, right.” AJ leaves and Edge looks happy enough with his main event. JR (voiceover): “My God. AJ Styles versus Chris Jericho, tonight!!!”
It’s time for Chick action now, as the new KWF Women’s Champion, AJ Lee, makes her way to the squared circle with her best buddy Kaitlyn. AJ is cheered by the fans as JR reminds us that it was the “WrestleMania of AJ’s” as both AJ Lee and AJ Styles became the top Champions of their genders. Regal: “Ha, top superstars. Champions, them two? AJ Styles is on borrowed time and AJ Lee, please, she’s a school girl. It won’t be long before an actual lady wins that Belt.”
AJ Lee w/ Kaitlyn vs. Maryse
As the French Canadian gets to the ring, she shoots a glare that could kill at Kaitlyn, who is just settling down at the commentary table to join JR and Regal. “Look JR, a real live woman, isn’t this nice.” JR welcomes Kaitlyn, as Regal comments on the look from Maryse. Kaitlyn explains that it all stems from when Maryse used to have ‘familiar relations’ with KWF original Panther. Then when his cat’s eyes began to drift towards Kaitlyn, the French Miss turned her blue eyes green. Regal: “And do you have familiar relations with young Panther?” Kaitlyn: “If by that you mean play the KWF videogame and watch soccer all the time while painting each other’s toenails, then yeah.” Regal: “Well I guess we’ve all learned something about our former United States Champion that he probably wished we hadn’t, the big Jessie.” The match begins with Maryse on top, using the aggression she is feeling at the sight of Kaitlyn to take out on AJ. She has the Champ in the corner and is stomping away at her. The referee forces the break, but Maryse pushes him away and grabs AJ by the hair. She goes to toss her back into the middle of the ring, but AJ turns it into a small package, getting Two. The match goes on with the spunky AJ getting plenty of offense in, including a flying clothesline and a spinning heel kick. Kaitlyn is discussing her best friend with the comms. “AJ deserves everything she’s getting right now. She is the best wrestler in the ladies locker room, despite her only being in the KWF five minutes, and the way she showed up Angelina Love at WrestleMania was ‘beautiful’, you might say. But I’m out here to watch AJ’s back, because I just know Love and her hussy pal Velvet Sky are waiting to attack whenever possible. But with me around, they wouldn’t dare.” Regal: “Aren’t you two worried about The Beautiful People? I mean, not for nothing my dear, but Angelina and Velvet are hellcats compared to you and AJ. If this was an office block, The BP would be on the arms of the Directors and you and AJ would be pushing papers as receptionists. You can’t compete with them really, I mean, they will hurt you next time they see you.” Kaitlyn jokes: “Well frankly my dear Regal, I don’t give a damn.” Maryse has managed to get a foothold back into this one, kicking AJ in the head and locking on a camel clutch. She screams at Lee to tap out, but the Champ doesn’t. Instead she uses her incredible flexibility to squirm out underneath Maryse and roll her up in the Schoolgirl Roll-Up of Doom! One, Two, Three!
Winner: AJ Lee.
Kaitlyn cheers down the mic so hard that Regal claims he’s burst an ear drum. Kaitlyn takes her headphones off and rushes into the ring to raise AJ’s hand along with the referee. The Women’s Champ is in top form, and JR concurs with Kaityln’s assessment that AJ may well be the best in-ring performer in the Chick Division right now. JR: “And at least poor AJ’s not on the arms of some hairy back mary here on KWF Blogs.” Regal: “Yes, Yes, Yes, haha, I did it again! Haha ha.”
We come to a video showing a black and yellow KWF airplane heading down a runway and taking off. Inside the plane are a number of KWF superstars. Edge is trying to go through the safety procedure. “If we have to crash land in the ocean, remember, as the fattest guy on here, Big Show is the most buoyant, so everyone just grab onto him.” The seatbelt sign is turned off. “Okay, so now that the seatbelt sign is turned off, you are free to roam the aircraft.” With that, every superstar to a man/woman gets out of their seat and starts brawling. Edge rolls his eyes. “Could we at least wait until we get to South Africa?” The video fades into a medley of KWF action, as the song ‘Wavin’ Flag’ by K’naan plays over. The video features superstars such as Ken Anderson, John Cena, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Matt Morgan, AJ Lee, The Dudleys, and The Phenomenal AJ Styles. It has intermittent flashes of South Africa, featuring painted faces, birds eye views, flag bearers, animals and finally the poster image for the upcoming pay-per-view, KWF Turbulence, live April 22nd from the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The video cuts back to the plane, where the brawl continues. The seatbelt light turns on, and so everyone stops and calmly goes back to their seat. (To watch a video promo for this years Turbulence click HERE now!)
We’re with Edge in his skybox and he’s being fed grapes by Madison Rayne who is ‘dressed’ in gold Kylie-like hotpants and a ladies version of a Washington Capitals’ hockey jersey. The door slams open and in storm Konan and former X-Division Champion Rey Mysterio. Konan grabs Madison by her collar and says “Beat it” while Rey squares up to Edge and complains about Justin Gabriel getting an X-Division Title match. Edge sits back and puts his feet up while Rey rants and raves about how he’s due a rematch for his X-Title. Edge says: “Are you finished?” Rey: “Yeah, I am, but what gives? Gabriel’s from South Africa so he gets my shot?!” Edge: “Look Rey, that’s not it at all.” Edge explains that over the past couple of months Rey has been wrestling injured. Edge says that Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair let it slide, but Edge says that he’s going to do things by doctor’s orders. He says that his career was cut short because of injuries and “although I don’t like you Rey, I wouldn’t want you off this show or have your career end, not on my watch. I don’t want to see anyone on this roster go through what I had to go through. You can have your rematch, but not until the doc gives you the all clear, you got that?” Konan blasts words in his native language, but Rey calms him down saying that they’re just going to have to bide their time for now. As they leave Edge says “You’ll thank me one day Rey.” As Rey and Konan exit through the door we see Alberto Del Rio pass them to come in. Del Rio comes in open arms and he leaps over Edge’s desk to shake his hand and then grab himself a handful of grapes. Del Rio plays up to Edge and he tells him that Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair promised him big things on KWF Blogs. Edge laughs and says “Alberto in case you hadn’t noticed, they’re not in charge any more.” Del Rio: “But come on, Edge, my friend, surely you also see the promise in me, the talent, the charisma. I am destined for great things my friend, now come on, tell me how you are going to make me the face of this company?” Edge laughs again, “Haha, you assume way too much Alberto, and don’t call me your friend.” Edge tells Del Rio that wrestling is all about momentum and results “and you haven’t impressed at all Alberto. You lost Money In The Bank and you lost against Sheamus last week.” Edge says that Del Rio has a long way to go before he can consider any Gold in his so called “destiny.” Del Rio is peeved and he asks what Edge’s is going to do for him here and now? Edge says “Nothing. The main event’s up next and I’m sorry Alberto, but you’re not main event material.” Del Rio leaves pissed off. Edge smiles to himself and chuckles “I love this job.”
The image goes black on the screen. It fades into a smoky room. It looks familiar. Once the haze and the mist clears, we see that it is the workshop of The UnderTaker. We see the Deadman’s hat hung up on a hook, as the camera pans across the room. We then see some filled boots propped up on a worktop. It pans up the legs and up to the torso and head of the monstrous Beast that is The Absolute Lashley. The Phenom’s protégé has his head down, then puts his feet on the ground and stands up. He has his back to the camera and appears to pick something up from the worktop. He turns around and we see that it is an urn. Lashley walks slowly away with the urn, as more smoke and mist fills the workshop, and the image fades to black once more. JR and Regal speculate on what we just saw. Regal: “I wish we didn’t have to see into the Dark Side’s lair like that. It gives me the willies every time.” JR: “Indeed. But at WrestleMania we saw the emergence of an urn after Lashley had defeated The UnderTaker’s brother Kane. I wonder what the next step of The Darkside will be? And did you notice, The UnderTaker wasn’t there William. He wasn’t in the lair. The UnderTaker had been molding The Absolute Lashley in his own image. I don’t even want to speculate what this could lead to William.” Regal: “The Beast is evolving Jim. I think I need to go to the bathroom.”
Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles
The bell rings and there’s a big fight feel in the Verizon Center as the crowd are on their feet and here we go! Chris Jericho and AJ Styles tie it up and we watch as Jericho forces AJ to the corner. He lays into him with punches, but AJ turns it around and the crowd light up the arena as Styles levels Jericho with punches and kicks of his own. He then snapmares him over before going to the middle turnbuckle and dropkicking Jericho right in his spine. Styles rises to his feet to spread his arms in classic Styles taunt and the cameras flash all around the arena as the audience take snaps of KWF’s Phenomenal One. Styles continues on Jericho, showing his technical skills and how he can keep Jericho grounded. Y2J’s facial expressions suggest that he’s surprised at how Styles is wrestling this match. JR: “AJ Styles is on fire. He’s KWF’s World Heavyweight Champion. He defeated John Cena for the Belt at WrestleMania and he’s on top of the world as he thwarts the challenge of Y2J Chris Jericho!” AJ remains on top for some time and after a springboard reverse DDT he goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out. Styles goes high risk, but Jericho gets up to quickly jog the ring ropes and this leads to Styles being rocked. Jericho goes to AJ and launches him off the top turnbuckle and Styles tumbles hard to the floor at ringside. The contest turns now and Jericho exits the ring and goes after Styles. He bashes his head off the ring apron before Irish whipping him into the barricade. Regal: “Absolutely sublime is Chris Jericho. He’s working on Styles back, wearing him down so that he can take full advantage when he administers the Walls Of Jericho submission. The man’s a genius.” Jericho rolls in and out of the ring to stop the referees Ten-count but when he’s back at ringside AJ Styles is on his feet and *BAM* Pele! The crowd go nuts as AJ Styles lands a Pele on Jericho! Both men are down as the referee’s new count continues. AJ gets up, but on the far side by the timekeepers corner we see that Jericho’s up too. AJ goes toward Jericho but *WHAM!* *Ding* *Ding* *Ding*
Winner by way of Disqualification: AJ Styles.
The crowd boo like hell as JR yells: “Jericho used the briefcase! Chris Jericho used the briefcase! Good God almighty!” Regal: “And look Jim, look! He’s thinking about it! AJ Styles is down! Jericho could do it right here! Come on Chris! Cash it in!” JR: “Ohh Jericho, as conniving and as cunning as ever, he’s let this match slip on purpose! He knew he didn’t have to win, he already has a Title shot guaranteed and damn it he may well cash in right here.” Jericho smiles as he holds the briefcase in his hands. He knows he has the power to become the KWF World Champion right here and right now. He shoves the referee from Styles before picking AJ up and rolling him into the ring. Jericho goes to grab the briefcase and he measures Styles as he gets up and *WHAM* he nails him with the briefcase again. “To a man that’s just been cleared of a concussion, God how can Jericho do this?! To become the World Champion this way? How could any man want this?!” “It doesn’t matter how it’s done JR, if you’re Champion then you’re Champion and Chris Jericho’s got every right to cash in that briefcase at any time within the next year. Do it Chris! Do it now!” Jericho calls over the referee, but we hear a murmur within the audience. There’s a figure racing down the ramp. Jericho’s just about to hand over the briefcase, but *BAM* a giant fist wrapped in a thick steel chain comes slamming into Jericho’s face! The Verizon Center can’t believe it as the camera zooms out to reveal that (JR): “It’s John Cena! It’s John Cena! Cena’s just saved AJ Styles from losing the KWF Title!” Regal: “What the bloody hell is going on here?!” The audience is absolutely stunned as JR reiterates that John Cena is the last person that we could ever expect to save AJ Styles. “Cena and Styles hate each other. They fought for the Title at Mania and now this?! Cena just saved Styles?! I can’t believe it!” Regal: “Jim there’s got to be a reason. I can’t think that Cena has anything personal against Mister Jericho, but I’m as flabbergasted as everyone reading KWF Blogs. Jericho was about to cash in on Money In The Bank, why on earth did Cena save Styles?!” We see Edge standing in his skybox having seen this whole sequence and he’s as gob-smacked as everyone else. Turmoil fades on the image of John Cena standing tall in the ring.