Champions
World Heavyweight Title: The Phoenix
Intercontinental Title: Johnny Maverick
Champions


08-01-2009


A change in plans!


The show opens backstage, with Chamelion pacing his office and Rob Robinson reclining on the sofa, drinking a bottle of Yoohoo. Chamelion doesn’t look angry, or intense, but he does not have a smile on his face. In fact, he is lost in thought, and turns as a knock on the door signals his arriving visitor.

Chamelion: Come in.

The scene pans back and we find Alex Wilkie has entered the picture.

Wilkie: What d’ya want!?

Chamelion finally grins.

Chamelion: I see you still harbor a grudge for the past incidents between us, Wilkie.

Wilkie: Obviously. You pretend to be a masked wrestler and steal my International title away in BWF. You trick Fire into being with you, and then turn on her. You and Robinson over there screwed up my return with Talent is a Lie. I can’t say I have much love for either of you!

Chamelion: Good, then this won’t come as a surprise. I’m changing your match tonight.

Wilkie: Oh man, like I didn’t see this coming! Ok, what screw job have you got in mind this time, Sommers?

Chamelion: Simple. I’m joining the match, and Robinson here is going to be the special referee.

Wilkie: WHAT? Why the hell you getting in on this, Sommers? It makes no sense.

Chamelion: Cause I wanna? Cause I didn’t get to make as good as a showing at the Rumble as I’d like? Cause Jethro’s your opponent and Pantheon still has a message to send. I can add more to the list, but I think you get the point.

Wilkie: This is totally unfair! What right do you have to do this?

Chamelion: Hmmm? I’m the boss!?

Wilkie turns and stalks to the door, fuming, and Chamelion adds.

Chamelion: Oh, and by the way, your PWA TV title, will be on the line.. GOT IT?

Wilkie slams the door shut behind him, and Chamelion turns to Robinson.

Chamelion: Enjoying your Yoohoo?

Robinson just burps contently.

The scene then switches to the ring, where our first match is ready to get under way!

The Kumquat Kid vs Shadow Starr

Singles Match


They lock up and Ryan with a clean break but Shadow Starr has something to say and then he backs into the comfort of the ropes. Ryan works on the arm and he puts Shadow Starr in an arm bar. Ryan works on the arm with a leg drop and then the referee has to pull Ryan off Shadow Starr. Ryan returns to the arm with an arm bar but Shadow Starr with an arm drag but Ryan holds on and maintains the arm bar. Shadow Starr with a leg trip but Ryan with an arm drag into an arm bar. Ryan with knees to the arm for a near fall. Ryan with a key lock and a heel trip for a near fall. Shadow Starr with a knee and forearm followed by a side head lock. Ryan with a top wrist lock but Shadow Starr escapes the hold. Ryan clotheslines Shadow Starr over the top rope to the floor and Shadow Starr loses his head band. Ryan with a forearm on the apron and then he hip tosses Shadow Starr back into the ring and gets a two count. Ryan returns to the arm but Shadow Starr with a forearm. Shadow Starr with a kick to the midsection when Ryan tries to float over. Shadow Starr kicks Ryan to the floor and then Shadow Starr runs Ryan into the apron. We go to commercial.


We are back and Shadow Starr with a Dragon Sleeper but Ryan fights out of the hold. Shadow Starr runs Ryan into the corner and then he kicks Ryan in the ribs. Shadow Starr with a chin lock and then he slams Ryan into the turnbuckles and hits a series of shoulders. Ryan gets a knee up and gets a near fall with a rollup. Shadow Starr chokes Ryan in the ropes. Shadow Starr with a kick to Ryan for a near fall. Shadow Starr taunts Ryan and Ryan with a punch but Shadow Starr with a knee and kick. Ryan fights back but Shadow Starr with a knee and a snap mare. Shadow Starr with a seated abdominal stretch. Shadow Starr with an Irish whip but Ryan moves on a charge by Shadow Starr. Shadow Starr tries for a missile drop kick but Ryan moves out of the way and both men are down. Ryan with a punch but Shadow Starr sends Ryan into the turnbuckles. Ryan with a flapjack for a near fall. Ryan with the sliding punch to the midsection followed by a face plant into the mat for a near fall. Ryan blocks a powerbomb but he can only get a two count with a jackknife cover. Ryan with a kick to Shadow Starr and tries for another powerbomb but Shadow Starr breaks free and kicks Ryan back in the gut and hits the End Game for three.

Winner: Shadow Starr

An Unprovoked Attack


The scene opens the locker room of SNS. As the cameras get closer you see a lot of screaming and yelling and what sounds like fighting. All of the sudden the door flies open and you see Viktor Stone being pushed out of the locker room by none other than Bronx Williams.

Williams: What the Hell!?! Damn it, Viktor!!! He’s family. I told you I would handle things.

Stone: Hey…he was the one running his mouth. He wants to cut little jokes, tell him I’m in no mood for laughing. But hey…now that I think of it, this is pretty funny.

Stone starts to laugh and walks away as Bronx rushes back to his uncle who is laying in between a broken table. Williams yells for the EMTs. The scene fades as the EMTs rush in and move Bronx out of the way so they can check on SNS.

Ryhno vs Ryan Ross

Singles Match


Ross locks up with Rhyno and over powers him before delivering a forearm to his opponents back. and Ross irish whips Rhyno into the ropes and lowers his head a bit to quickly and this allowed Rhyno to kick Ross in the head and charge at him which ends with Ross chucking Rhyno in the air, catching him mid-air and charging him into the corner. Ross applies a bear hug to his opponent and as Rhyno tries to fight out, Ross rams his helpless opponent into the turnbuckle. Rhyno tries to fight back but gets a clubbing forearm to the face for his effort. Ross keeps knocking down his opponent before irish whipping him into the ropes and hitting a MASSIVE clothesline.

Rhyno looks like he's about ready to quit wrestling all together after that monster clothesline. Ross is not finished with him though, he picks his poor opponent up and hits The Twisty Rockets and this match is over.

Winner: Ryan Ross

Chaos Theory vs Duff & Riona Langly

Tag-Team Match


Maverick lets his partner start things off and he faces Riona. Riona with chops to Figgins but Figgins with a big shoulder tackle. Riona with kicks to the leg but Figgins with a knee and a slam. Figgins misses an elbow drop and Riona with a side head lock. Riona with a kick and Duff is tagged in. Riona and Duff with forearms that stagger Figgins so Duff and Riona go high and low on Figgins to take him down. Duff with a knee drop. Figgins sends Duff into the turnbuckles and then he hits a splash in the corner. Maverick tags in and he gestures to Riona and then connects with elbows to Duff. Duff with a kick and punches to Maverick. Maverick with an elbow and Figgins and Riona are back in. Riona with a flying forearm. Maverick stops Riona as she comes off the ropes. Riona punches Maverick but Figgins with a bicycle kick to Riona and Riona is out on the mat. Figgins can only get a two count. Maverick tags in and he punches Riona and then connects with knees in the corner. Maverick adds a few elbows in the corner. Figgins tags in and he kicks Riona in the ribs. Figgins stops Riona from making the tag and then he hits his elbows in the corner. Figgins with a splash into the corner and then he sends Riona into the turnbuckles and gets a near fall. Riona is held by Maverick but Figgins accidentally hits Maverick when Riona moves. Duff with a drop kick and then goes to the apron and a forearm for a near fall. Duff knocks Maverick off the apron. Duff with a drop kick to the knee and then he hits a baseball slide into Maverick off Figgins’s back. Figgins tries for a choke slam but Duff avoids the hold and hits a enziguri kick. Riona hits the Devolution on Figgins and then Duff locks on the Coil, securing the submission victory!

Winners: Riona Langly and Duff Côte d`Ivoire

A Quick Question!


A quick question!

Hunter in wrestling gear is walking down the hall content and determined for his now mere moments away match with Emperor Ian when suddenly none other than Bud Adams jumps in with a microphone blabbering something about a pre-match question. Hunter sighs and stops for a moment.

Hunter Sullivan: “Yeah, sure, make it quick, I got a match and it starts in a few moments.”

Bud smiles and gains his posture before lifting his microphone to his mouth and speaking.

Bud Adams: “You, last week, at the Bronx, eliminated Robinson. Why would you do that?”

Hunter laughs and looks at Bud for a mere moment before making a single comment.

Hunter Sullivan: “ha, I got a match to go to. Talk to you later.”

Bud catches up to Hunter who is walking away with a smirk opting to toss out one last comment.

Bud Adams: “W-Wait, what about Jethro!”

Hunter sneers and looks at bud scoffing before walking on towards the Gorrilla position, ignoring the comment all together.

Bud backs up and looks at Hunter in a little bit of fear as he obviously irritated the Viper.

Hunter Sullivan vs Emperor Ian

Singles Match


The bell ring as Ian attempts to kick Sullivan before they lock up in the center of the ring with Sullivan over powering Ian and pushing him away. They lock up again and Sullivan once again over powers Ian and pushes him away which brings a smile to the face of Sullivan.


Ian goes to punch Sullivan but Sullivan runs at him and slams Ian into the turnbuckle and starts to beat him down in the corner. Ian tries to cover up but Sullivan is kicking and punching Ian and ignoring the ref's count who ends up drags Sullivan away. Ian and Sullivan stand off once again before Sullivan punches Ian and forces him back into the turnbuckle once again.


Sullivan looks like he is going to irish whip Ian into the opposite corner but changes his mind and chucks Ian towards the turnbuckle he just came from but this time Ian is able to stop himself, turn around and punch Sullivan to the floor before drop kicking Sullivan. Ian runs into the ropes and attempts a body splash but Sullivan gets his knees up. Sullivan picks up Ian only to hit him with a cloth lines followed by an elbow drop. Sullivan knees Ian in the chest and attempts a swinging neck breaker which Ian reverses into a back slide pin which gets a long 2 count. Sullivan goes to charge at Ian but rolls out of the ring when Ian attempts to kick him. Sullivan takes a break outside the ring as we head to a break.


---COMMERCIAL BREAK---


We are back from the break, Sullivan irish whips Ian into the ropes and Ian hits Sullivan with a cross body and this gets an 2 count from the ref. Ian whips Sullivan into the ropes and attempts a drop kick but Sullivan holds onto the ropes so Ian hits the mat hard. Sullivan picks Ian up and looks like he is about to Power bomb Ian but slowly walks backwards and drops Ian onto the turnbuckle for a 2 count.

Sullivan locks in a reverse chin lock as the crowd starts to chant for Ian. Sullivan knees Ian in the back and locks in a choke hold again which Ian reverse with a snap mare and a kick Ian goes for a second kick which Sullivan reverse by spinning Ian around and locking in a reverse waist lock and attempting a German Suplex which Ian reverses into a pin attempt which gets a long two count! Ian kicks Sullivan before backing him up into the corner and whipping Sullivan into the opposite corner and jumping into him with a double knee thrust and setting Sullivan up for a bull dog which sees Ian and Sullivan both roll over and sits Sullivan up only for him to be kicked back down to the mat and a 2 count for Ian!

Ian looks pumped up as the crowd get behind him as he attempts to irish whips Sullivan into the corner only for Sullivan to reverse it and send Ian into the corner setting Ian up for a Stinger Splash but Ian moves sending Sullivan into the corner as he goes to the ring apron and spring boards back into the ring with a Spinning Heel Kick to the face of Sullivan! Ian covers... 1..2.. Kick out!

Ian looks shocked, the announce team is in shock and so is the crowd! Ian is getting fired up but walks straight into a big time Belly to Belly suplex by Sullivan. Both wrestlers are down as the ref starts the count, Sullivan makes it to his feet and attempts a Dragon Heel kick which Ian blocks before attempting a kick of his own which is blocked by Sullivan. Ian bounces off the ropes and Sullivan goes for the Viper Snap! Ian slides for home base, going under Sullivan’s kick and Ian lands on his feet on the outside. Sullivan comes over and Ian grabs his legs and brings Sullivan down. Ian drags Sullivan to the corner and wrenches hard, and Sullivan turns green, his legs wrapped around the corner post.

Ian jumps in and hits a leg drop on Sullivan, and then climbs up top for a top rope stomp. Sullivan shakes the ropes and Ian crotches himself. Both men are green around the gills now as Sullivan climbs the corner and attempts a superplex. Ian blocks and head buts Sullivan who falls to the mat. Ian then finishes his climb and connects with a super elbow, then rolls around and secures Sullivan into the Imperial Conquest!

Ian cinches in the lock, and it looks like Hunter is about to tap out, when Chamelion comes wandering down the ramp, looking bored. Ian sees him and releases the hold on Sullivan and jumps out of the ring to confront the Devious One. The ref begins the count as Ian and Chamelion exchange words. Sullivan slides out and rushes Ian, but Ian turns and ducks and Sullivan clotheslines Chamelion instead. Sullivan is aghast of his actions and tries to console the fallen Pantheon member. Ian slides back into the ring as the ref counts to eight.

Chamelion groggily orders Sullivan to get back in the ring, and Sullivan slides in just as the ref goes to count ten. Before Sullivan can stand however, Ian drops and locks in the Imperial Conquest again, and Sullivan is forced to tap before Chamelion can intervene!

Winner: Emperor Ian

After the match, Chamelion enters the ring and rips Ian off of Hunter. Ian and Chamelion exchange punches, before Ian drops and rolls out of the ring, seeing Phoenix and Engel heading down the ramp. Ian leaves through the crowd, as the Pantheon glares on.

Pantheon Announcement


"Welcome Home" starts to play to a chorus of boos from the crowd. Hunter Sullivan and the Phoenix head out to the ring.

The Phoenix: There's been a lot of talk this week on the internet about the Pantheon, about how things went down at the Rumble in the Bronx. There's some speculation that Hunter and I aren't on the same page. Yeah, it's true that Hunter eliminated me from the Rumble, but he's got a damn fine reason for doing it.

Hunter Sullivan: Right, Rob. You see, I know that the most prestigious title in the industry is around your waist and to me, there's no sense in you even bothering for a shot at a lesser, PWA, title. So I was just looking out for your best interests by eliminating you, because if I won the shot at your title, you know that you're safe.

The Phoenix: See, a perfectly logical reason. But then there's the small matter of my assisting in having Hunter eliminated right afterwards. I'll admit, Hunter made a smart move by eliminating me and as far as I'm concerning, he's the one that should truly get the GWA Global title shot. In fact, that's how the GWA feels, too. We signed a contract and since he eliminated me, he won it, fair and square. What I did was remind Hunter who the real boss of the Pantheon is. I didn't want him getting any ideas that just because he eliminated me that he might be headed towards a leadership position. But even still, Hunter, let's prove to the people that there's no hard feelings.

The two turn to each other and Phoenix offers his hand. Hunter looks at the offered hand, shakes his head, then pulls Phoenix in for a hug.

The Phoenix: See, there's no cause for alarm for all the Pantheon fans out there. We're as strong as we've ever been. Stronger, in fact. Because not only is our very own Matthew Engel in line for the World title, not only is the one and only Phoenix the GWA Global champion, but Hunter and I were talking and we're officially forming a tag team and we're going to bring the tag team gold back home to the Pantheon!

Matt Stone vs Mark Zout

Singles Match


Mark Zout is introduced first, and he enters the ring with a determined look. Next, Matt Stone is announced as the PWA Grizzly Beer Champion, accompanied to the ring by Zach Hazzard.

The bell rings and they lock up and Zout with a side head lock. Zout with punches to the head and then a kick and a side head lock of his own with punches to the head. Stone with a roll up for a near fall. Stone with a drop kick and he gets another near fall. Zout backs Stone into the corner and he punches Stone. Stone floats over and he does a split to avoid a punch and Stone with a kick and hip toss for a near fall. Zout backs into the corner and Stone with punches but Zout slams Stone to the mat. Zout throws Stone to the floor. We go to commercial.


We are back and Zout with a knee to the back followed by an elbow drop. Zout with a single leg crab that is rarely seen in wrestling. Stone gets to the ropes and Zout releases the hold but he maintains his focus on the back with a backbreaker. Zout returns to the single leg crab. Stone gets to the ropes one more time and Zout releases the hold again. Zout with a forearm to the back. Zout with another knee drop to the back. Zout with a rear chin lock with his knee in Stone’s back. Stone tries to get out of the hold but Zout sends Stone face first into the mat. Zout with a hard Irish whip. Zout with a double sledge from the turnbuckles. Stone with punches but Zout holds on to the ropes when Stone tries for a drop kick. Zout with a kick to Stone for a near fall. Zout returns to the rear chin lock. Zout catches Stone and hits a side slam. Zout misses the Mark Out and then Stone gets a roll up for a near fall when Zout misses a splash into the corner. Stone with clotheslines but Zout with a cross body when Stone tries for a belly-to-back suplex. Stone with a power slam for a near fall. Stone misses a scissors kick. Zout tries for a power slam but Stone escapes. Stone with the Combo-breaker for the three count.

Winner: Matt Stone

Phoenix vs Marxx

Singles Match


They lock up in the center of the ring and Phoenix uses his power to push Marxx back into the corner as referee Wilcox asks for a clean break, which he gets. Marxx and Phoenix lock up again with Phoenix using a judo like throw on Marxx. Marxx and Phoenix lock up again and following a struggle, Phoenix takes Marxx down with a fireman's carry and mocks Marxx who is uses the ring ropes to get back to his feet.


They lock up again, this time Phoenix knees Marxx and picks him up looking for a running power slam but Marxx slides down the back of Phoenix and locks in a head lock on Phoenix. Phoenix pushes Marxx into the corner and rushes at him but Marxx gets his foot up to stop Phoenix before climbing the top rope, jumping over a charging Phoenix and hitting Phoenix with a massive right hand! Phoenix does not look too happy with Marxx and big boots him in the chest before picking Marxx up in a Torture Rack. Marxx struggles and manages to slip down the back of Phoenix and lower the ring rope as Phoenix runs at him causing Phoenix to fall to the outside.


Marxx goes for a cross body to the outside but is stopped by Phoenix, who has made his way back into the ring apron, by a massive head butt to the stomach of Marxx before Phoenix uses his power to throw Marxx to the outside. Phoenix rams Marxx spine first into the ring apron before pushing him back into the ring for a 2 count. Phoenix then reapplies the Torture Rack before Marxx slides out of it and bounces against the ropes and attempts a cross body only to be caught by Phoenix who hits a massive Fall Away Slam! Phoenix covers and gets a long two count. Phoenix locks in a reverse waist lock as Marxx struggles to escape only for Phoenix to deliver a fore arm to the back of Marxx before locking in a sleeper hold!

Marxx fights out of the sleeper hold and attempts to hit the Leaving Marxx but Phoenix fights out of it and pushes Marxx chest first into the turnbuckle who then kicks Phoenix in the face as he rushes into the corner. Marxx attempts a swinging DDT which is blocked before punching Phoenix and trying to knock him down to the mat. Phoenix then uses Marxx's own speed against him as he chucks Marxx to the outside.


Phoenix starts to beat Marxx outside the ring and tries to torpedo Marxx head first into the ring post but he is able to slide out of it and push Phoenix into the ring post. Both men get back in the ring with Marxx climbing the turnbuckle and hits a slighlty awkard looking drop kick which gets a 2 count from Wilcox. Marxx attempts to climb the ropes but is cut off by Phoenix who picks Marxx off the top rope and hits a back breaker for a 2 count as a turnbuckle pad falls off. Phoenix kicks Marxx back into the turnbuckle (which is missing a cover) and Phoenix charges at Marxx who moves so Phoenix goes face first into the exposed turnbuckle and stumbles backwards into Marxx who hits the Leaving Marxx! Marxx covers, but referee Alex Wilcox is calling for the bell! Wilcox discusses something with Emerson who announces that Marxx has been disqualified for using the steel in the corner as a weapon. Marxx is pissed, and he knows about Wilcox and answers by hitting Wilcox with the Leaving Marxx before exiting the ring, leaving both Phoenix and Wilcox lying in the ring.

Winner: The Phoenix by DQ.

Pohatu vs Matthew Engel

Singles Match


"The God That Failed" by Metallica hits the sound system as a confident Matthew Engel appears from backstage. The fans immediately erupt in boos. Engel has a microphone in his hand and heads down to the ring.

Brian Rentfro: Finally, some real entertainment.

Jon McDaniel: How can you support him?

Brian Rentfro: Because he tells it like it is, Jon. He always has.

Engel rolls into the ring and gets to his feet. The music begins to die down and Engel raises the mic to his mouth.

Matthew Engel: Yeah yeah yeah I love you too. I came down here to talk about --

The boos grow louder. An asshole chant begins to form. Engel smirks.

Matthew Engel: This is a sign that I'm doing my job. You guys are just feeding my ego and you're going to make it extra difficult on Potato tonight.

The crowd dies down a bit, and Engel tries again.

Matthew Engel: Now.. I happened to catch Craig's interview from yesterday. This guy really has no idea what's going.. and I felt it was necessary to come out here and address some of the garbage that spewed from his mouth roughly 24 hours ago. Soon enough we're all going to see him compete in a PWA singles match, his first one in nearly seven months. Where were you before this, Craig? Shaking off the ring rust in some federation that doesn't matter? A federation you admitted to having an extremely inferior talent pool than the PWA? I just don't get it. Why aren't you trying to climb out of this hole you're in?

You're making my job way too easy kid. I won't underestimate you, because that's not the kind of wrestler I am. See, we have this thing called responsibility, and before our match we're supposed to do interviews that entail telling your opponent you're going to win and why. Some people call these things 'promos'. Understand? And I'm not the type of guy that's going to just going to smile, wish you good luck, and hope for the best. No, I'm going to try to mentally break you down and get you flustered. Get you to make mistakes. You're going to miscalculate something, and I'll crush you with my remarkable attention to detail.

Nobody cares what you did outside a PWA ring. People want to know what you did inside the ring, and so far it really hasn't been much. You've amounted to a Television Champion, but hey - your nickname seems to be... everlasting.

So congrats on that, kid.

I'm trying to give the fans what they want, believe it or not. And this is what they want - me making a fool out of you on PWA airwaves. And then, just when everybody thinks you're down and out, you come to the ring and actually show up. You give me a run for my money, but then you get put down. They want to see a good fight in the ring, but a slaughter before that. Get it? And that's what I'm confident we'll give them. We've got half of it done already.

I trust that you can handle yourself in the ring, but you really trip over yourself in front of the camera. Leave the verbal abuse to professionals, and you go ahead and keep shaking off that ring rust in a place that doesn't matter.

So come out here and believe that you're going to win, but it's tough to find out that you'll never have what it takes to keep my shoulders down for three seconds. I am going to --

Jon McDaniel: Pohatu just hopped the barricade! He pulled a Riona and came through the crowd!

Brian Rentfro: Thank God he didn't bring a railroad spike.

Jon McDaniel: And Engel sees him. See? Pohatu knows about honor and didn't attack from behind, like Engel does.

Brian Rentfro: Honor schmonor, Engel gets the job done!

Pohatu has had enough and slides into the ring. Engel drops the mic and tries to take off his jacket, but Pohatu catches him with a right hook. Another, and another! Pohatu sends Engel into the turnbuckle and hits a big-time corner splash! Engel stumbles out of the corner and Pohatu clotheslines him to the mat!

Jon McDaniel: Pohatu's on the early advantage here! Is Emerson gonna ring that bell?

The bell sounds as the match officially begins. Pohatu gets Engel to his feet and sends him into the ropes. Engel comes back and Pohatu nails him with a spinebuster. Pohatu flies off the ropes himself and hits a knee drop on Engel's forehead. Pohatu gets him to his feet and picks him up for a scoop slam. Pohatu begins to climb the turnbuckle, and reaches the top. He calls out to the crowd and leaps off for a leg drop, but Engel moves out of the way just in time. Pohatu crashes and begins to hold his leg. Engel shakes his head a bit, and crawls over to Pohatu. Engel mounts him and begins to unleash lefts and rights. Engel finishes it off by slamming Pohatu's head into the mat. Engel gets to his feet and removes his jacket, tie, and dress shirt. Pohatu gets to his feet in the meantime, and Engel taunts him. Pohatu charges, but Engel trips him to the mat. Engel latches on an ankle lock and Pohatu cries out in pain. The ref watches Pohatu, asking if he wants to give up. Pohatu doesn't.

Jon McDaniel: Engel's got that ankle lock in there pretty good!

Brian Rentfro: He's wearing him down Jon. Engel's smart like that.

Jon McDaniel: Pohatu's trying for that bottom rope. He's close!

Engel tightens the hold and Pohatu cries out louder. The ref is right there, but Pohatu refuses to give up. Pohatu tries for everything and gets to that bottom rope. The ref demands Engel to break the hold, but he refuses. Pohatu is yelling in pain. The ref begins to count to five.

Jon McDaniel: Engel's gonna get himself disqualified if he doesn't break that ankle lock, Brian!

Brian Rentfro: It wouldn't be the first time, Jon!

The ref gets to four, and Engel releases the hold. Pohatu immediately grabs his ankle and tries to get to his feet. He's favoring that ankle a bit as he pulls himself up by the ropes. Engel gives Pohatu a slap on the back of his head and yells out "You can do better than that, can't you?!"

Jon McDaniel: Engel and his mind games... why can't he just wrestle?

Brian Rentfro: It keeps it interesting Jon.

Pohatu is angry and charges at Engel, but Engel slides away and grabs Pohatu's ankle, tripping him up. Engel quickly drops an elbow to Pohatu's neck. He does it again, and then goes off the second rope and connects with a guillotine legdrop. Engel stomps Pohatu in the chest and backs up for a moment. Pohatu begins to move, and Engel hits Pohatu with a big stomp.

Jon McDaniel: Engel trying to keep the control here, but Pohatu's getting angry!

Brian Rentfro: Just say it, Jon. You know you want to.

Jon McDaniel: Huh?

Brian Rentfro: "And you wouldn't like him when he's angry", I know you're dying to say it.

Jon McDaniel: ...

Pohatu gets back to his feet. He cracks his neck. Pohatu and Engel lock up, but Pohatu is quick to land an elbow to Engel's side. Pohatu follows it up with some hard knees to the stomach and hits a neckbreaker on Engel. Pohatu flies into the ropes and comes back with a senton bomb. He covers Engel.

1...

Kick out!

Brian Rentfro: Not even a two!

Engel is to his feet. Pohatu checks him with a quick right, and follows it up with a jaw-breaking left hook. Engel stumbles back and Pohatu tries for a spinning heel kick, but Engel brushes him aside. Pohatu to his feet. Engel comes at him with a side kick, but Pohatu catches Engel's foot. Engel tries for the enziguri, but Pohatu dodges. Engel crashes to the mat and Pohatu is right on him for another assault. He unchambers lefts and rights, and then gets Engel to his feet. Pohatu takes him down with a quick hip toss, but Engel is to his feet. Pohatu spears him into the corner.

Jon McDaniel: That's gotta hurt!

Brian Rentfro: No kidding, Jon!

Pohatu runs to the opposite corner and charges. Halfway, he launches into the air for another corner splash.

And misses.

Pohatu connects with the turnbuckle as Engel dodges at the last second. Engel wraps Pohatu up from behind and hits him with a huge german suplex. Engel holds on and stands up, still holding onto Pohatu. He hits ANOTHER german suplex on him. Engel uses a lot of strength to get Pohatu back up again, Pohatu trying to struggle out of it. Pohatu fights back with an elbow, trying to avoid a third. But Engel perseveres and hits another german suplex on Pohatu. He bridges it.

1...

Kick out!

Jon McDaniel: Ha! Not even a two! Both these men are really bringing it!

Pohatu to his feet. Engel starts to give him some lip, but there's too much of it as Pohatu takes him down with a roundhouse. Pohatu grabs Engel's arm and rushes toward the turnbuckle. Pohatu hits a tornado cross arm breaker on Engel. Still holding on to Engel's arm, he rings him up and attempts to kick Engel in the back of the head. Engel telegraphs it and ducks, grabbing his leg and taking him down to the mat. Engel is up and Pohatu gets to his feet. Engel kicks him low and hits a huge piledriver.

1...

2...

Kick out!

Brian Rentfro: Getting closer, Jon! You starting to sweat over there?

Jon McDaniel: Pohatu's getting back up!

Pohatu is a bit groggy now as he gets to his feet. Engel wraps Pohatu up with a front facelock, and lifts Pohatu vertically above him. Engel drops down and hits a big brainbuster on Pohatu. He doesn't go for a cover, but flies into the ropes. He springboards off the middle rope, attempting a moonsault. He overshot it. Wait -

He didn't overshoot it, he lands both feet on Pohatu's chest for a huge double foot stomp! A quick cover.

1...

2...

Kick out!

Brian Rentfro: Pohatu's chest is a little red after that one.

Pohatu cringes and begins to gasp for air. Engel is up to his feet. He lands a few stomps, and gets Pohatu up to his feet. Engel drags him over to the corner, giving Pohatu enough time to catch his breath. Pohatu slams his elbow into Engel's stomach and plants him in the mat with a vicious DDT. Pohatu hooks the leg.

1...

2...

Kick out!

Jon McDaniel: Engel looks surprised about that counter from Pohatu.

Pohatu is to his feet. Engel gets to a knee, but not before Pohatu slaps on an impressive Million Dollar Dream choke. We've seen Engel use this move before. Engel tries his hardest to fight it, but eventually falls to the mat. The referee is down in Engel's face, asking if he wants to give up. Engel shakes his head, and tries to fight back with elbow shots to Pohatu. Pohatu just tightens the grip, and Engel's face begins to turn red. Engel looks about three feet in front of him, and noticies a bottom rope in close proximity. He reaches out, but he's a few inches away. He starts to muscle his way toward the rope as Pohatu tries to hold him back. He reaches it, and the ref makes Pohatu break the hold.

Jon McDaniel: See look at that. Engel got to the rope and Pohatu broke the hold. Sportsmanship, Brian.

Brian Rentfro: *yawn*

Engel starts coughing and gasping for air himself. Pohatu hits a soccer kick on him, and gets him to his feet. Pohatu sends him into the ropes and telegraphs a spinning heel kick. He connects this time and sends Engel to the canvas. Pohatu is into the ropes and springboards off with a perfect moonsault. He holds it for the cover.

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Kick out!

Brian Rentfro: Not this time kid!

Engel is up to his feet as Pohatu grins. Pohatu lashes out, but Engel dodges it and wraps Pohatu up in a hammerlock. Engel dishes out some brutal forearm shots to Pohatu's back and then kicks out the back of his knee. Pohatu is down to one knee, but Engel picks up him and executes a big sidewalk slam. Pohatu gets to a knee and Engel is on the attack. He hits Pohatu with multiple forearm shots and punches. He gets Pohatu up to his feet and lands a huge ace cutter. Engel hooks the leg.

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Pohatu catches the bottom rope with his leg.

Jon McDaniel: Great ring awareness there from someone who Engel claimed was rusty!

Brian Rentfro: He didn't say that. He just said that Pohatu's wrestling elsewhere didn't matter here..and I'm inclined to agree!

Engel slams the mat in frustration and gets in the ref's face a bit. He's claiming he had the three count before Pohatu got his leg up. Meanwhile, Pohatu regroups and knocks Engel down. Engel to his feet, but he's met with a devastating dropkick. Engel flies into the corner. Pohatu mounts and unchambers lefts and rights. He finishes it off with an ice-cold headbutt, and Engel falls to the canvas. Engel to a knee and Pohatu grabs him by the hair. Pohatu rushes to the corner and hits a big-time tornado DDT. A quick cover.

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Kick out!

Jon McDaniel: So close!

Pohatu slams the mat in frustration himself. He gets Engel up to his feet and throws him into the ropes. Engel bounces back and hits Pohatu with a diving forearm. Pohatu is bleeding above his eye! Engel rises to the top rope, his back to the ring. He then jumps off, corkscrewing his body around while somersaulting, and lands with a body splash across Pohatu's mid-section.

Brian Rentfro: EUTHANASIA! IT'S OVER!

Engel hangs on for the cover.

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Shoulder up!

Jon McDaniel: NO WAY!

Brian Rentfro: Engel can’t keep Pohatu down, not even with that move!

Engel stands, shocked but knows he can’t waste time. He grabs the dazed Pohatu and lifts him to his feet, but Pohatu’s adrenaline Is raging. Engel swings Pohatu to the corner, but Pohatu reverses it and Engel hits the corner chest first. Pohatu slams Engel face first into the turnbuckle, and Engel bounces off and falls to the mat. Engel tries to climb back to his feet as Pohatu is stalking him. With Engel standing in the ring, dazed, Pohatu quickly ascends to the top rope, his back to Engel. Pohatu quickly moonsaults off of the top rope, twisting his body around in similar fashion to what Engel just did and locks Engel in an inverted cravate, coming down to a landing on the canvas with a neckbreaker.

Jon McDaniel: CIRCUIT BREAKER! AND WITH AUTHORITY! That might be it for Engel!

Brian Rentfro: Doesn't ex-Commissioner Joe BoXeR do a move similar to that?

Jon McDaniel: I think so. He called it the BoX Office.

Brian Rentfro: Clever!

Pohatu covers Engel.

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Shoulder up!

Jon McDaniel: I don’t believe it!

Brian Rentfro: Both men gave it their all and couldn’t put a cap on the match!

Dazed, swaying and otherwise not completely aware of their surroundings, both men return to their feet. They meet in the middle with shaky punches, exhaustion wearing both men down to the bone. Pohatu swings a miss, that Engel takes control and rolls Pohatu up into a small package. A two count gets by before Pohatu reverses it and Engel’s shoulders are pinned for two! Engel pushes and rolls back so that Pohatu is grounded and the ref scrambles to count to three, but Pohatu heaves back and gets Engel back down and a two count ends with Engel breaking free.

Jon McDaniel: Five dollars those two men are dizzy as hell now!

Add dizzy to the feelings of how both men feel as they stand, and Pohatu hits a standing side kick that drops Engel to his knees. Pohatu then bounces off the ropes but Engel launches forward and grabs Pohatu and wraps him into a small package. Due to the ref’s position, Engel adds in a hook of the tights to secure Pohatu and the ref counts!

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DING! DING! DING!

Eric Emerson: The winner of the match; Matthew Engel!!

Jon McDaniel: He cheated!

Brian Rentfro: Did he? The ref didn’t see it!

Engel, too exhausted, rolls out of the ring, as the fans boo and hiss at him, and he just saunters up the ramp backwards, pointing to his head as Pohatu looks on in anger.

Jon McDaniel: Pantheon just keeps getting stronger, but one has to wonder when their antics will catch up to them.

Brian Rentfro: Oh come on, Jon! Pantheon just keeps proving why they’re the best in the PWA!

Jon McDaniel: Sighs, you’re just as bad as they are.

Brian Rentfro: Why, thank you!

Jethro Hayes vs Alex Wilkie vs Chamelion

PWA TV Title Match


Jethro comes out first, looking displeased with the change in the match. Wilkie enters second, but what was going to be a one on one, now turned into a triple threat, causes Wilkie to go over to Jethro and devise a quick strategy. Chamelion is introduced last and he comes out, smiling his Cheshire Grin and ready for battle.

DING! DING! DING!

Jethro and Wilkie try to corner Chamelion but Chamelion tries to slide thru and he fails. They punch Chamelion and then Wilkie lets Jethro get in a few shots. Wilkie with a suplex to Chamelion and then Jethro rakes Chamelion’s eyes across the top rope. Wilkie punches Chamelion in the corner and Phoenix pulls Wilkie off. Jethro with punches to Chamelion while Wilkie and Phoenix continue to argue. Chamelion moves out of the way and Jethro accidentally punches Wilkie. Jethro sends Chamelion to the floor and then he sends Chamelion into the guardrail. Jethro rakes the face and then he Irish whips Chamelion into the guardrail. Wilkie punches Jethro and then hits a DDT on the ring steps. We go to commercial.

We are back and Chamelion is kicking Wilkie followed by a snap suplex for a near fall. Chamelion with a reverse chin lock on Wilkie and Jethro is down on the floor. Chamelion with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Chamelion with a near fall and a waist lock on Wilkie. Wilkie with elbows and clotheslines. Chamelion charges into a boot from Wilkie and Wilkie hits a tornado DDT for a two count. Chamelion with a kick and Wilkie counters an F-U attempt with an arm drag. Wilkie with the Grad-A-Stunner and Phoenix with a very slow count that allows Jethro to break up the cover. Jethro with a sleeper but Wilkie with a jawbreaker. Wilkie grabs a steel chair, with the thought of a DQ to retain his title and Phoenix has left the ring. Jethro applies a sleeper hold on Chamelion. Phoenix takes the steel chair away and Chamelion hits The Rupture on Jethro for a two count. Chamelion is shocked, and asks Phoenix if he’s sure it was two. Phoenix sadly nods, and Wilkie catches Chamelion in the figure four leg lock and Jethro takes advantage with an elbow for a near fall on Wilkie. Jethro stands up, determined to finish the match and turns face first into the S.O.S. from Chamelion. A cover and a fast three count gives Chamelion the PWA Television Championship!

Winner: Chamelion

Post match, Riona rushes the ring with another steel chair and lambasts Chamelion across the forehead. She turns only for Phoenix to hook her into a DDT but Wilkie low blows Phoenix who falls to his knees. Jethro gets back to his feet and the three then begin to decimate the two Pantheon members before Hunter and Engel race down and turn the odds back to their favor. Jethro, Riona and Wilkie drop from the ring, with Wilkie swearing he'll get his belt back and Jethro looking rather angry at getting screwed out of a potential victory. Bleeding as he is, Chamelion still has the audacity to raise the PWA TV title up over his head and gloat at the success of his devious plan amidst the horrendous boos of the fans in attendance.

(C) PWA 2009