World Heavyweight Title: The Phoenix
Intercontinental Title: Johnny Maverick


Contract Signing

Jon McDaniel: Welcome to Saturday Night Rampage everyone!

Brian Rentfro: Thank you Jon. Tonight is a special night, as the whole show will be a mini-tournament for Jethro Hayes' Intercontinental title. Now, we don't know who is facing who, except for one match: Hayes and Engel, in Round 1!

Jon McDaniel: That is correct, Brian. One of those two men will go into Round 2 as Intercontinental Champion.

Brian Rentfro: But before we get to that match, we've been told there is going to be a contract signing for a match at Bad Blood.

The ring has a table set up with two chairs on each end. Matthew Engel comes down to the ring in his custom dark green tuxedo. He sits down at one end of the table. Jethro Hayes comes out next, holding both the World and Intercontinental Titles in his hands. The crowd goes crazy for their double champion. He reaches the ring and climbs in. Engel is all smiles, and Hayes is trying to be serious. He lays his gold across the table and sits down at the other end.

Eric Emerson is inside the ring with these two superstars, and has a mic in his hand.

Eric Emerson: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Rampage! We have some business to attend to in regards of the World Championship title match at Bad Blood. Now, Matthew Engel has been guaranteed a rematch because he successfully defended the World Title at Night of Champions against Mark Zout. The terms are here in this contract and all we need are two signatures from each man.

Emerson climbs out of the ring, probably a little fearful about what could happen. Hayes grabs a mic.

Jethro Hayes: Matt... I agree with the terms.

Jethro grabs a pen and signs the contract. Engel laughs and picks up his own mic.

Matthew Engel: You don't even know what the terms are, Hayes! You're pretty foolish to sign that contract without knowing what it entails.

Jethro Hayes: Oh.. you think I don't know?

Engel cocks his head to the side, a little confused.

Jethro Hayes: I know you wanted a hardcore match. I know you wanted the cell. You want weapons, destruction, and no where to run. I get it, Engel, it's all very pleasing. But I did one better.

Hayes tosses the contract over to Engel, who looks at it right away. Engel's eyes light up, and he looks at Hayes.

Jethro Hayes: I took a little advice from your older brother, Matt. Architecture of Aggression. World Title. The bloodiest match you and I will ever be in. Sign it, Engel, unless you're scared.

Engel is panicking... not very pleased with what's going on. Engel takes a pen and signs it.

Jethro Hayes: Very well. I'm gonna put you down for good, Matt. You and the Pantheon's days are numbered.

Matthew Engel: I'm gonna be here for a long time, Hayes. And so will the Pantheon. The only thing that has its days numbered is your World Title reign. October 25th, three weeks and one day. You're going to wish you hadn't signed that paper.

Jethro Hayes: Oh.. I forgot to also tell you. If either of us walk out of here tonight as IC Champion, we're going to be double booked. No questions. There will be an IC title match at Bad Blood.

Matthew Engel: I think I'm the one who's going to have to worry about that problem, Hayes. You're walking out of here tonight a little lighter than you came in.

Jethro Hayes: Kind of like you at Manitoba, huh Matt?

Engel goes from panicked to angry in just a few nanoseconds and gets up to his feet. Hayes does the same! Engel hops on the table and leaps at Hayes, but Hayes catches him in a bear hug! Hayes is trying to squeeze the life out of Engel, and Engel yells out in pain.

Brian Rentfro: Whoa! Looks like this match is gonna start a little earlier than planned tonight.

Jon McDaniel: Indeed, Brian. The ring crew is trying to clear out the chairs and table. Emerson rings the bell!

Matthew Engel vs Jethro Hayes

IC Tourney Round 1


Engel smashes his fist into Hayes' face and Hayes lets go out of the bear hug. Engel head fakes and catches Hayes with a kick to the mid section! Engel lays into Hayes with rights and lefts, and then whips him into the opposite ropes. Hayes comes back and nails Engel with a big shoulder tackle! Hayes goes into the ropes and leaps over a flattened Engel, and comes back and Engel hits him with a dropkick! Hayes nearly goes down, but falls into the ropes. Engel stalks Hayes and nails him with a big knee strike and then plants him into the mat with a DDT!

Engel covers...



Kick out!

Jon McDaniel: Engel is building some offense here and trying to put away Hayes early.

Brian Rentfro: He's got to, Jon. Engel believes he's got three more matches after this!

Engel gets up to his feet and takes off his jacket, dress shirt, and tie. He's finally ready for the match. Engel gets Hayes to his feet and gives him a hard chop to the chest.

Crowd: WHOOO!

Jon McDaniel: Uh oh! Hayes didn't like that one bit!


Engel goes down to a knee from the headbutt and Hayes grabs him by the throat. Hayes throws him into the corner and charges with a body splash! Engel falls to the mat.

Jon McDaniel: Engel just got crushed by 315 pounds, Brian!

Hayes lays a few stomps to Engel's back. He gets Engel up to his feet and sends him into the ropes. Engel comes back and Hayes nails him with a powerslam! Hayes mounts Engel and goes crazy with punches.

Brian Rentfro: Hayes looks like a madman, Engel has really gotten to him.

Jon McDaniel: Hayes is just letting out some aggression... Engel has been playing a dangerous game and it's not paying off.

Hayes reels back one more time and connects with Engel's nose. Engel begins to bleed, but he's got a smile on his face.

Matthew Engel: THERE YA GO HAYES!

Hayes gives Engel a kick to the ribs. Engel flips on his back and Hayes comes down with an elbow drop. He covers.



Kick out!

Jon McDaniel: Engel's busted up pretty bad, Brian.

Brian Rentfro: Hayes is still on the attack and drops Engel to the mat with a brainbuster!

Hayes covers...



kick out!

Jon McDaniel: Engel making a statement that he won't give up.

Brian Rentfro: And Hayes is hearing it loud and clear Jon.

Engel tries to get to his feet, but Hayes smashes him back down with an ax handle. Engel is persistent and tries to get back up by Hayes keeps him down with a kick. Engel laughs, and then tries to get back up but Hayes goes for another kick. Engel catches his foot and shoves it aside, and then hits Hayes with an uppercut! Hayes staggers back and Engel rocks him with a right punch, and then takes Hayes down with a spinning heel kick!

Jon McDaniel: Engel connects directly with Hayes' jaw!

Brian Rentfro: What a move!

Hayes gets to his feet and Engel charges at him, but Hayes hits the Plow!!

Jon McDaniel: THE PLOW!

Hayes covers...




Jon McDaniel: Oh my God! So close! I thought Hayes won!

Hayes gets up to his feet and climbs to the top turnbuckle.

Brian Rentfro: Uh oh... the big guy's on the top rope!

Hayes comes flying off with a leg drop, but Engel rolls out of the way! Engel and Hayes get to their feet. Engel jumps up on top of Hayes' shoulders and tries for a hurricanrana, but Hayes nails Engel with a sit-out powerbomb. He holds it for the pin.



Kick out!

Engel is holding his back and Hayes gets to his feet. Hayes gives a sharp kick to Engel's face, causing more blood to spew out of Engel's nose and mouth. Hayes gets Engel up to his feet and takes him back down to the mat with a double underhook suplex. Hayes goes into the ropes and comes down with a knee drop across Engel's forehead. Hayes gets Engel to his feet and sends him into the ropes, Engel comes back with a diving forearm!

Brian Rentfro: Take him down Matt!

Jon McDaniel: Engel trying to do just that as he cuts down the World Champion.

Engel nails Hayes with a right hand that turns him around. And out of no where Engel hits Hayes with the Engelosity!

Jon McDaniel: Engel crushes Hayes' face into his knee with that move!

Brian Rentfro: And Engel's going up to... for...

Engel climbs the turnbuckle and with his back to the crowd, he leaps off the top rope and connects with the..

McDaniel/Brian Rentfro: EUTHANASIA!

He stays on top of Hayes for the cover.





Eric Emerson: And the winner of this match and new PWA Intercontinental Champion... MATTHEW "VIRUS" ENGEL!

Engel rises to his feet, battered and bloodied. The ref raises his hand, and the crowd lays the boos down on him. Jethro rolls out of the ring, and covers his ribs.

Jon McDaniel: And Engel wins the IC title and advances to round two. No doubt that Hayes' injuries sustained at Manitoba surely helped Engel in that match.

Brian Rentfro: Well that's just the way it is, Jon. Maybe Hayes should back down and let a true champion have the World Title.

Jon McDaniel: Well he let Engel have the IC title.. does that work?

Brian Rentfro: You're unbelievable.

Crimson Ghost vs Tyson

IC Tourney Round 1

The second match of the round one tournament saw the Crimson Ghost take on Tyson in a back and forth struggle of both technical skill and outright brawling. Tyson gave it his all, but the Crimson Ghost got the better of him and scored the pin!

Winner: The Crimson Ghost in 5:24

Emperor Ian vs Lacey Gloria

IC Tourney Round 1

Next, The Emperor of the PWA, Ian, faced off against Lacey Gloria. Lacey started Ian with her technical skill set, nearly putting Ian down more then once for the fall. However, Ian utilized his strength advantage and over came the odds, managing to pin Lacey in the center of the ring.

Winner: Emperor Ian in 7:12

Riona Langly vs Kumquat Kid

IC Tourney Round 1

Despite her rage with Pantheon, Riona was able to curb her temper and have a great match with the Kumquat Kid, Ryan Lewis. The two wrestled clean and wrestled long, putting on what was so far the longest match of the evening. It wasn’t till the near 20 minute mark that Riona was able to avoid Ryan’s finisher and strike with her own, putting the Kumquat Kid out of the tournament at 19:45!

Winner: Riona Langly

Chamelion vs Shadow Starr

IC Tourney Round 1

In a rematch from last week, Chamelion and Shadow Starr met yet again. Shadow took what he learned from his loss and kept toe to toe with Chamelion in a hard fought contest, but in the end, the veteran superstar again showcased why he’s a long time superstar, hitting the SOS on Shadow Starr and scoring the 1-2-3!

Winner: Chamelion in 6:56

Smoking Monkey vs Ashton Daniels

IC Tourney Round 1

Motley Crue's "Smokin' in the Boy's Room" announced the Smoking Monkey's entrance while Ashton Daniels looked unamused in the ring. The crowd cheered mightily as Fantastic Andy Strickland led the Smoking Monkey to the ring. Once the match got started, the chimp sat in the middle of the ring, smoking his cigarette contentedly. Daniels throws up his hands in frustration and asks the referee to do something. Andy yells to the Smoking Monkey, who stands up and turns to face Daniels. Daniels still isn't sure what to do, but the Monkey makes the decision for him and charges. Daniels easily leap frogs the chimp, but the chimp is smarter than most wrestlers and stops dead behind him. Daniels turns around and the Monkey reaches up and slaps him hard enough to send Daniels reeling.

Daniels growls and dives at the chimp. The Smoking Monkey jumps over him and lands on the prone Daniels' back. The Monkey starts jumping up and down clapping his hands. Daniels slams his hands on the mat. The Monkey is on the other side of the ring playing to the crowd and Daniels screams as he runs at the Monkey. The Monkeys dives out of the ring and Daniels gives chase. They make a full lap of the ring before the Monkey darts underneath it. Daniels starts to follow, then realizes what he's doing and rolls back into the ring as the ref starts to count.

Andy jumps on the apron to argue with the ref, insisting that the Monkey can't be counted out since he obviously can't understand the concept. As Strickland, Daniels, and the referee are arguing, the Smoking Monkey enters the ring behind them, carrying Fantastic Andy's famous potted plant, apparently found under the ring. He leaps up onto Ashton Daniels' back and slams the potted plant down. Daniels crashes to the mat and the Smoking Monkey plants his foot on Daniels' chest and beats his chest. Andy drops down off the ring apron, the referee turns around to count. 1...2...3!

Winner - The Smoking Monkey

Marxx vs Rhyno

IC Tourney Round 1

Next up, Marxx and Rhyno clashed, with Rhyno eager to prove himself and advance. The young man with wins over Chamelion and Raizzor wanted nothing more then move up the ranks and earn his first championship. However, he had to contend with the former PWA world champion, Marxx, who while a man who isn’t big on moving up too fast, wasn’t going to let the opportunity pass him by. Marxx scored the pinfall and the right to move on.

Winner: Marxx in 4:31

The Andalusian vs Chad Kurtis

IC Tourney Round 1

Before the match could begin, the ref was informed that Chad Kurtis did not arrive at the arena, due to personal issues. The Andalusian was granted the victory by no-show and advanced.

Matthew Engel vs Crimson Ghost

IC Tourney Round 2

The bell sounds and the two competitors square off. Matthew Engel had defeated Hayes in round one and won the Intercontinental Championship, but the only way he comes out of Rampage as IC champ is getting through the Crimson Ghost and winning the tournament. The Ghost strikes first with a kick to Engel's mid-section, and then takes him down to the mat with a snapmare. Ghost locks in a sleeper hold, and Engel flails his arms around trying to get to the ropes. He finally makes it to the bottom rope, and Ghost is forced to break the hold. Ghost delivers a sharp kick to Engel's back, and then gets him to his feet. Ghost throws him into the ropes and Engel comes flying back with a cross body takedown. Engel holds on for the cover, but Ghost kicks out after 1. Engel gets to his feet and Ghost tries for a right hook, but Engel catches his arm and takes him down with an arm drag. Engel locks in an arm bar and tortures Ghost with a submission move of his own! Ghost tries to fight it for awhile, and eventually gets the bottom rope himself. Engel holds it as the ref counts, but breaks it at 3. Ghost uses one arm to get to his feet and Engel catches him with a right punch. Engel hip tosses Ghost to the mat and then springboards off the middle rope with a moonsault. He covers, but Ghost kicks out at 2. Engel slams Ghost's head into the mat, and then nails Ghost with a falling headbutt. Engel gets Ghost to his feet, but Ghost gets out of it with an elbow to Engel's stomach. Ghost goes into the ropes and tries for a running lariat, but Engel ducks. Ghost stops on a dime and turns around but Engel slams his right fist into Ghost's stomach! Facing Ghost, Virus ducks down and hooks an arm around Ghost's closer leg, standing up as he drapes Ghost over his shoulder and back. He then reaches behind his body with his free arm and grabs ahold of Ghost's head. Engel then spins Ghost around as he releases Ghost's leg and falls to a semi-seated position after turning to the side, slamming Ghost face-first into the mat. The Sons of Plunder! Engel covers Ghost.




Winner: Matthew Engel in 11:34

Emperor Ian vs Riona Langly

IC Tourney Round 2

The bell sounds and they lock up and Ian backs Riona into the corner and Ian with a clean break. Riona with a waist lock and Ian goes for the arm and he applies a wrist lock into a hammer lock but Riona with a reversal into a side head lock. Ian with a shoulder tackle and Riona rethinks her strategy. They lock up and Ian does not have a clean break this time as he pushes Riona. Riona with a slap and then she gets a rollup for a near fall. Riona with another slap but Ian with a bodyslam for two. Ian with a hip lock take down into a side head lock. Riona with a spinning heel kick and Ian goes to the apron. Ian with a shoulder from the apron and he tries to suplex Riona to the floor but Riona is able to block it and she pulls Ian off the apron and then she hits a drop kick that sends Ian to the floor. Ian gets back in and dusks a clothesline. Ian with elbow drops to the back followed by knees as he works on the injured part of Riona’s body. Ian pulls Riona down to the mat and he kicks her. Riona with punches but Ian punches back. Riona with a kick but Ian kicks back. Ian with a delayed vertical suplex and can only get a two count despite the damage done to the back. Ian with elbows but he charges at Riona and Riona ducks down and Ian goes to the floor. Riona with the springboard cross body and we go to commercial with both down on the floor.

We are back and Ian with a rear chin lock into a sleeper. Riona gets to her feet and she punches Ian but Ian with a forearm and Riona falls to her knees. Ian with a back breaker and another one to the upper back for a near fall. Riona with a slap to Ian but Ian runs Riona’s injured back into the turnbuckles. Riona is placed on the turnbuckles and Riona with a missile drop kick and both competitors are down. Riona rolls to make the cover and gets a near fall. Riona with punches but Ian with an Irish whip. Ian misses a charge into the corner but Riona does not miss a pendulum kick. Riona hits a second pendulum kick and hits a back elbow from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Riona with a drop toe hold that sends Ian into the ropes belly first. Riona stands on Ian’s back and then she slingshots to the floor and punches Ian. Ian with a clothesline when Riona returns to the ring but Ian can only get a two count. Riona escapes a power slam attempt but Ian avoids a roundhouse. Ian runs into the turnbuckles and Riona with a sunset flip for a near fall. Riona puts Ian in a sleeper but Ian is able to counter and he hits the running power slam but Riona is able to kick out. Ian then moves to the corner, and climbs, but Riona gets up and swipes Ian’s foot and he crotches himself. Riona then hits a superplex, followed by the painkiller overdose for the win.

Winner: Riona Langly in 13:16

Chamelion vs Smoking Monkey

IC Tourney Round 2

Chamelion was introduced first, and he came down to the ring holding a box under his right arm. He got into the ring and put the box in the corner, then began to warm up. Next, Fantastic Andy Stickland comes out with The Smoking Monkey, getting humongous cheers. They enter the ring, waving to the crowd. Chamelion motions to Eric Emerson, and whispers in his ear. Emerson then announces a change in the match. It is now a handicap match, with Chamelion taking on both The Smoking Monkey AND Fantastic Andy Strickland! Andy is strickened by the news, trying to argue with the referee. Meanwhile, Chamelion opens the box and brings out a bunch of bananas. He sets them down, and Smoking Monkey sees them, and hobbles over, happy for the free snack! The ref orders for the bell and Andy turns. He sees Smoking Monkey content in the corner with a banana in one hand, a cigarette in the other and he moves to intercept. However, Chamelion shuffles his feet, strikes with the Sweet Sound of Success on Andy and covers for the 1-2-3! Post match, Chamelion picks up the box and drops two more bunches of Bananas at Smoking Monkey and grins, leaving the ring and heading backstage for his next match.

Winner: Chamelion in 2:02

Marxx vs The Andalusian

IC Tourney Round 2

The bell signaled the beginning of the match and immediately Marxx was on the attack with a series of kicks that Andalusian was unprepared for. Marxx hit a kick to the knees of Andalusian and he gripped at his knee in pain, Marxx with another Kick that Andalusian was ill prepared for as the pain on his face shows. Marxx lifts Andalusian up and slams him with a body slam before he climbs up top and dives with a cross body landing on Andalusian for the pin, but Andalusian kicks out at the count of two. Andalusian reverses a hammerlock into one of his own and avoids a back kick from Marxx to keep the hammerlock synched in tightly. Marxx divvied forward to try and sling Andalusian out of the ring, but Andalusian was able to release the hold just in time and Marxx landed on his hands and knees. Andalusian then delivered a horrible looking front kick, followed it up by a spinning roundhouse that missed entirely and Marxx was up. Andalusian was fierce though as he came at Marxx with all he had. Andalusian dove, but Marxx was able to flip him over with a back body and Andalusian was fortunate enough to land on the apron while holding onto the top rope. Marxx looked behind him and slammed Andalusian to the floor with a running forearm smash, Andalusian landed on his face on the floor, but to his character got right back up and tried to get on top again. Andalusian was sent back down with a suicide dive that took him and Marxx out, but Andalusian received the most punishment as his head slammed violently into the railing surrounding the ring. The referee began the mandatory count and was up to three when Marxx pulled Andalusian up and rolled him back into the ring; it appeared that Andalusian was out cold.

Marxx covered but Andalusian kicked out, mere centimeters before the final three was slapped on the canvas, Marxx look a bit more surprised that he was able to kick out after the dive. Marxx put Andalusian in the position for a piledriver, but Andalusian was able to counter by dropping to his knees and pulling Marxx's legs out from under him. While the momentum and adrenaline was on his side, Andalusian nailed a beautiful wheelbarrow driver and ran for the cover. Andalusian got a two count before Marxx was able to get in the ropes and stop the count, but this seemed to give Andalusian more energy as he pulled Marxx back up to his feet. Andalusian got behind Marxx and appeared to have him set up for a neck breaker and made another cover. Andalusian almost got a three count, but Marxx was able to kick out in time to keep his chances of defeating Andalusian alive tonight. Andalusian kept on the offense as he slung Marxx into the ropes, but Marxx reversed and sent Andalusian crashing to the canvas with a big spine buster that caused Andalusian to bounce back up and hold at his lower back. Marxx hit the ropes and spring boarded back with an elbow, but didn't hook the leg just yet. Picking Andalusian up, Marxx got him into the right spot and hit the Leaving Marxx, and hooked the leg for the 1-2-3!

Winner: Marxx in 8:18

After the match, Marxx and Andalusian shook hands, showing good sportsmanship, and Marxx knew his next challenge, could be his toughest ever.

Matthew Engel vs Riona Langly

IC Tourney Semi-Finals

Engel came down to the ring first, and he had some bandages on his face. He got into the ring and his nose started bleeding again. A doctor quickly examined it and stopped the blooding. Engel stretched in the ring while Riona came down. The intensity brought to the ring by these two were phenomenal, and the crowd was eagerly expecting this match. This would be the first time Riona and Engel have squared off in the ring one on one. The bell sounds and Riona and Engel immediately go after each other. Riona tries for a high kick, but Engel dodges and wraps up Riona from behind. Engel hits Riona with a german suplex and Riona plunges into the mat. Engel gets up to his feet and starts kicking Riona in the ribs and head. Engel gets Riona to his feet and sends her into the ropes and Riona comes back and nails Engel with a running knee to the head! Engel goes down and Riona mounts him, trying to punish him with rights and lefts. Her screams of aggression can be heard throughout the entire arena, and Engel tries to cover up but Riona gets some good shots in. One shot made Engel's nose start bleeding again. Riona gets Engel to his feet and slams him nose-first into the turnbuckle, causing more blood to come out of Engel. Riona tries to do it again, but Engel stops her and nails her in the face with an elbow shot. Engel kicks her in the stomach and plants her head-first into the mat with a spike piledriver! Engel covers, but Riona kicks out at 2. We go to a commercial.

["Why does it feel like... somebody's watching me?"]

We're back from commercial and Riona has turned the tables on Engel and has him in the corner. Riona climbs to the middle rope and unchambers lefts and rights into Engel's head. Engel has had enough and grabs ahold of Riona, walking out to the middle of the ring. Riona puts her legs on top of Engel's shoulders and takes him down with a release hurricanrana! Riona springboards off the middle rope and hits a senton splash! She holds it for the cover, but Engel kicks out at 2. Riona gets Engel to his feet and nails him with a chop, and the crowd goes crazy. Riona hits him with another chop, and another. Engel gets back up into the ropes and Riona clotheslines him to the outside! Riona hops the turnbuckle and flies off with a diving elbow drop and connects! Riona slowly gets to her feet and nails Engel with a kick to the face. The ref is counting, and gets to 3, but Riona rolls Engel into the ring. Riona slides in and tries to go for the Tourniquet, but Engel slips an arm out and elbows Riona in the face. Riona staggers back and Engel turns toward her and hits the Sons of Plunder!




Winner: Matthew Engel in 10:35

Chamelion vs Marxx

IC Tourney Semi-Finals

Chamelion and Marxx traded hammer locks to start. Marxx grabbed a headlock. Chamelion pushed him off into the corner, but Marxx went to the second rope and hit a diving punch for one. Marxx went back to the headlock and Chamelion walked him to the corner. The ref tried to break it up and Chamelion broke dirty. He pummeled Marxx in the corner and went to the top. Marxx punched him in the stomach for one when Chamelion jumped off. Marxx hit three shoulder blocks and kicked Chamelion to the floor. He started to do a plancha, but Chamelion ducked and went around the corner. Chamelion recovered as Marxx stared at him into the break.


Marxx hit a hip toss. Chamelion reversed a whip to the corner and charged in. Marxx went for a big boot, but Chamelion grabbed his leg and dropped to the mat, stretching the leg. Chamelion went to work on the leg and locked in a leg rest hold. Chamelion set Marxx’s leg on the rope and jumped up to land on it. Marxx kicked him over the top rope with his good leg. Marxx reached for him and Chamelion grabbed the legs. He drug Marxx to the corner and worked the leg on the post.

Chamelion then slipped back into the ring and lifted Marxx with a gut wrench lift, but Marxx reversed into a sunset flip for one. Marxx stood in the corner and Chamelion charged in. Marxx moved and hit several clotheslines, but Chamelion grabbed the leg and dropped Marxx. He locked in a single leg crab, but Marxx made the ropes quickly. Chamelion broke the hold and stood. He turned and as Marxx pulled himself up, struck with the Sweet Sound of Success. Marxx still had the ropes, and dropped, and Chamelion caught his leg on the top rope! Marxx grabbed Chamelion who couldn’t quickly free himself and hit the Leaving Marxx, scoring the 1-2-3!

Winner: Marxx in 9:45

Matthew Engel vs Marxx

IC Tourney Finals

Jon McDaniel: It has been an EXCITING night so far, Brian, but now we're at the end. The Intercontinental Title tournament finals! Matthew Engel defeated Jethro Hayes in Round 1 and has had the IC title the whole time, successfully defending it against Crimson Ghost and Riona Langly

Brian Rentfro: And in the mean time, Marxx has been surviving and has knocked off Rhyno, The Andalusian, and CHAMELION!

Jon McDaniel: Indeed... Marxx evened the score when he pinned Chamelion earlier tonight. It only makes sense for them to have a third match.

Brian Rentfro: It only makes sense. And now, we move on to the finals!

Eric Emerson: Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the final match of the Intercontinental Title tournament! Introducing first, hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin...

"Moonlight is thought to transform some people into strange creatures to drive others mad..."


[one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind]


"Does the moon actually possess such strange powers?"

"Or is it all just... lunacy?"

The song "Moon Baby" by Godsmack kicks in hard as Matthew Engel appears from backstage. Green and silver pryos shoot off in front of him, and the crowd is on their feet. Engel takes the IC title off his waist and drapes it over his left shoulder. He smiles, his nose busted up pretty bad. We can see some bruising forming below each of his eyes, but his eyes look as determined as ever.

Eric Emerson: He stands six feet and weighs in tonight at 217 pounds... he is the PWA Intercontinental Champion... he is MATTHEW.. ENGEL!!!!

Engel makes it to the ring and climbs in. He removes his tuxedo jacket, dress shirt, and tie. He is wearing his usual white wife-beater, dark green dress pants, and black boots.

Jon McDaniel: Engel has made an impressive run tonight, knocking off both Hayes and Langly. Even the Crimson Ghost surprised us all and gave Engel a run for his money, but Engel has persevered and kept to his promise

Brian Rentfro: And I know what you're thinking Jon, what if Marxx can do it? Well it ain't happening, bud. Marxx has lost to Engel twice now.

Jon McDaniel: But the second time was a tag match and Engel didn't pin Marxx.

Brian Rentfro: He could have! But he wanted to pin somebody he hadn't pinned before.

"Moon Baby" dies down and Eric gets back on the mic.

Eric Emerson: And his opponent...

The arena is under a dimmed light. Only the tron is flashing as "Shackler's Revenge" from Guns 'N Roses plays through the arena. All of a sudden, four bright spotlights starts turning around like on a red carpet and stops all of a sudden, doing a "X" form with their rays of light. Red and blue spotlights turns in circles over the crowd as Marxx appears from the entrance ramp, wearing his signature black leather coat.

He walks to a side of the ramp, raising his arm, then walks to the other side, where he does the same thing. While walking to a side to another, we could notice he was dancing a little bit. After, he comes back to the middle of the entrance ramp as he motions the crowd to cheer louder with his hands each sides of him. From there, he puts his arms in front of his face in his usual X, and then drops them quickly at each sides of him, a huge smile on his face. He let go a "Woo!" before starting his walk to the ring.

Eric Emerson: ...from New Brunswick, Canada, by the way of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Marxx!

He starts walking on the ramp, clapping in the nearest fans hands. He stops in front of the ring, then turns back by the fans as he takes off his leather coat to the crowd's excitement. Then, he rolls inside the ring and jumps on a corner, where he does an X with his arms in front of his face before dropping them to each side. He jumps off the turnbuckle and does the same thing on the opposite side before going back to his corner, where he starts stretching.


Marxx and Engel circle each other in the ring. Engel gives Marxx a fake, which draws Marxx back a few times. Engel takes off and hits Marxx with a running knee. Marxx flies back into the turnbuckle. Engel lays into him with rights and lefts and slams Marxx face-first into his knee. Engel takes Marxx down with a roundhouse kick, and goes into the ropes. Engel tries for a senton bomb, but Marxx rolls out of the way.Engel gets to his feet and Marxx nails him with a right hook. Marxx tucks his head underneath Engel's right arm and executes a northern lights suplex. He bridges it for a pin.


Kick out!

Marxx gets Engel to his feet and sends him into the ropes. Marxx hits a telegraphed dropkick on Engel and Engel does down. Marxx immediately mounts Engel and dishes out lefts and rights. Marxx gets up to his feet and is taunting Engel, telling him to get on his feet. Engel obeys and Marxx swings wildly and connects. Engel staggers back, and Marxx goes for another wild punch, but Engel blocks it and quickly kicks Marxx in the stomach. Engel plants Marxx into the canvas with a vicious DDT. Engel flips Marxx on his back and covers.



Kick out!

Engel yells at the ref, and covers Marxx again.



Kick out!

Marxx regains himself as Engel gets to his feet and they lock horns. Marxx hits a knee to Engel's midsection and lifts Engel high up into the air in suplex fashion, but brings him down with a brainbuster. The ring shakes violently. Marxx goes off the ropes and comes back connecting with a somersault senton bomb. He crashes on top of Engel. He stomps Engel a few times and picks him up, sending him into the ropes. Engel comes back and gets slammed across the ring with a belly-to-belly suplex. Engel is grabbing his back, but manages to get to his feet. Marxx runs at Engel for an attempted lariat, but Engel dodges and connects with a spinning heel kick! Marxx is on the mat grabbing his jaw as Engel hops onto the top turnbuckle. Engel comes off with a split-legged moonsault, executed perfectly. Engel gets to his feet and connects a running knee into the face of Marxx. Engel gets Marxx to his feet and whips him into the turnbuckle. Engel tries for a corner body splash, but Marxx dodges just in time and Engel crashes on the turnbuckles. Marxx shoulder blocks Engel into the turnbuckle and lets out a fury of fists. Marxx connects all over the place; face, ribs, arms. He puts Engel in a great deal of pain, and then sets Engel on the top turnbuckle. Marxx springboards off and connects with a severe dropkick sending Engel over the ropes and crashing to the outside.

Marxx slides out of the ring as Engel gets back to his feet. The referee starts the count.


They exchange lefts and rights on the outside, but Marxx gets the upperhand as he slams his knee into the midsection of Engel.


He grabs Engel by the head and slams him face first into the steel steps. He grabs Engel again and slams him face first into the ring post.


Engel staggers back, and then Marxx connects with a big roundhouse, sending Engel to the floor. Marxx picks Engel up and slides him into the ring. Marxx hops up on the apron and leaps up to the top rope, springboards off, and hits a huge legdrop. He crashes over the throat and chest of Engel. Marxx gets Engel to his feet and connects with a spinning back fist. This sends Engel back a little bit and Marxx runs at him trying for something, but Engel reverses with a powerslam and smashes Marxx into the mat. Engel gets up and stomps on Marxx a few times. He gets Marxx to his feet and whips him into the turnbuckle. Engel gets in Marxx's face and smashes his elbow into it a few times. He picks Marxx up and puts him in the tree of woe.



Shoulder up.

Engel gets Marxx up to his feet and hits a hellacious powerbomb on Marxx. Marxx is grabbing his back in pain as he's forced to his feet again. Engel lands some right hooks and left jabs on Marxx and tries to finish him off with a devastating clothesline, but Marxx ducks and gets behind Engel, executing a huge tiger suplex. Engel cringes in pain as Marxx goes back on the offensive, stomping Engel into oblivion. Marxx backs up a few steps, and then comes in with a nasty soccer kick that hits Engel in the ribs. Engel coughs up more blood, and his bloody nose is irritated again. Marxx begins to stalk Engel, and Engel hits the mat in frustration. Engel slowly gets to his feet. Marxx tries for a right hook, but Engel dodges. Marxx goes left jab, and Engel ducks. Engel tries for a sweep, but Marxx jumps over Engel's leg. Marxx goes for a clothesline, but Engel ducks underneath. Engel tries for a jumping side kick, but Marxx sidesteps at the last possible second and catches Engel in a half-nelson. He then falls back in Russian Leg Sweep fashion, a move he calls the Bottle Buster.



Kick out!

Engel kicks out violently, and turns over onto his knees. He spits out more blood. Engel wipes his mouth, but Marxx connects with a vicious kick to Engel's ribs. Engel turns over onto his back. Marxx goes into the ropes and tries to come down with a knee drop on Engel's ribs, but Engel moves out of the way. Engel rises to his feet and nails a right hook on Marxx, and then slams him to the mat with a big-time spinebuster. Engel climbs to the top rope and tries for the Euthanasia, but Marxx rolls out of the way! Marxx capitalizes on the move and gets Engel to his feet, hitting him with the Leaving Marxx! He covers!





Eric Emerson: The winner and new PWA Intercontinental Champion... MARXX!!!!!

Marxx gets to his feet and raises his newly earned title in the air.

Jon McDaniel: And Marxx finally defeats Engel! What a night for that man. He settled some scores with Engel and Chamelion tonight. A job well done.

Brian Rentfro: Engel's got two wins on him, Jon. Don't forget that.

Jon McDaniel: Yeah we'll see about that. Now that we have a new Intercontinental Champion, he will be defending that belt against three other stars at Bad Blood in a fatal four-way. The Andalusian or Chad Kurtis, Shadow Starr, and the Kumquat Kid!

Brian Rentfro: Bad Blood is shaping up to be another exciting pay-per-view, and Engel can feel down for a moment here, but he can't let this loss distract him because he's got a big match against Hayes at Bad Blood for the World Title! And don't forget, Jon, Engel also settled a score by beating Hayes here tonight.

Jon McDaniel: But Hayes has got two wins on him, Brian. Don't forget that.

Brian Rentfro: Son of a b-

As the show slowly goes off the air, you can see Eli Storm, Kumquat Kid, Shadow Starr, The Andalusian looking down at Marxx from the rampway, clapping their hands.

(C) PWA 2009