FTF Episode 017

SEVENTEEN.pngThe Fire Pit Arena
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PRE RECORDED
on
September 25th, 2016

– RINGSIDE

Following a video package that highlighted the events of FTF Apex we go to ringside with Chris Jones and Alan Irvine.

Chris Jones: Ladies and gentlemen it is a new day in Fire Thunder Fighting. A new, dark day. We have a new champion and with that new champion a cloud has moved in on Toronto.

Alan Irvine: I hate to agree with you Jones but it’s true. Second Hand Smoke is now the face of FTF and he has brought his Dread Haven with him.

Chris Jones: Which now includes Nobody as well as Bill Griff, a man who we thought was in a coma.

Alan Irvine:  I still don’t understand that one Jones. Another thing I don’t understand is how The Riveros were allowed in the arena last week to attack Lobo Malo, to cost him his Falls Count Anywhere match with Lazlo Vaughan.

Chris Jones: The Riveros are here tonight but we have yet to get an update on Lobo Malo. Word is that they will be meeting with Morgan Odin.

Alan Irvine: I don’t foresee that going well but it sounds like it will be highly entertaining. Enough chit chat Jones. Let’s get to it!

Singles Match
Jacob White
versus
Sofia Tapia
15 Minute Time Limit

The first match of the evening was a double debut as Jacob White of Montreal, Canada took on Sofia Tapia of Madrid, Spain. The Toronto audience did not treat the French Canadian with much love as he hit the ring. Tapia on the other hand got a big response. Following some big strikes White dumped Tapia over the top rope. White then hit a suicide dive elbow smash to Tapia and then tried to whip Tapia into the apron but Tapia popped up and hit him with an Asai moonsault. Once back in the ring White came back with a running knee lift. When White tried to maintain his momentum Tapia hit him with a spinning back kick to the mid-section. Tapia then stepped off of the second rope and sent White’s face into the canvas with a curb stomp! Tapia covered and got the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Sofia Tapia!

The bell rang and Tapia had her hand raised. White looked furious and for a moment it seemed as if he was going to attack Tapia but he held back…this time.

Chris Jones: The Spaniard Sofia Tapia picks up a victory in her first match.

Alan Irvine: Eh it was luck. Jacob White and I spoke before the show, he’s the only Canadian that I’ve ever liked. He has a big future, he’ll come back from this loss. Mark my words.

Chris Jones: I guess we’ll have to wait and see!

– BACKSTAGE

In the interview area Mischa Sloan stood with “The Soldier of Fortune” Al Derringer and the former FTF Champion, “Pissed Off” John Ire.

Mischa Sloan: Gentlemen last week at Apex we saw The Dread Haven become even more powerful when Second Hand Smoke not only defeated you John Ire for the FTF Championship but added Bill Griff to his ranks alongside Nobody. Can I get your comments?

John Ire: Aye Smoke beat me. He took me title. No two ways about that. But the fact remains that the cunt couldn’t do it on his own. He needed two of his mates to help him. I will be gettin’ me rematch and I will be gettin’ me title back.

Al Derringer: John is right. I had his back at Apex but it wasn’t enough. We weren’t expecting Bill Griff. Last we saw him, he was in a coma. No doubt Smoke had something to do with his miraculous recovery. I beat my friend Carl at Apex and that means that I get Smoke in any kind of match that I want.

John Ire: But first the two of us need to take care of his followers. If either of us is gonna take the title off of Smoke then those two cunts need to be taken out.

Al Derringer: That’s why tonight John and I are calling out Nobody and Bill Griff. No rules, no referees, no bullshit. Just two on two in a fight.

John Ire: Tonight we take Smoke’s backup down so when it’s time to defend that belt of his, he’s gotta do it on his own.

With that Ire and Derringer walked off, their words hanging in the air.

Singles Match
Galen Maylene
versus
Quinn Troxler
15 Minute Time Limit

The next match was another double debut as Galen Maylene of New Zealand took on Quinn Troxler of Switzerland. These two were evenly matched but Troxler took the lead after some back and forth. Troxler used some big strikes on Maylene before grounding him with a top rope missile dropkick. Maylene then fought back and planted Troxler with a tornado ddt. Maylene tried for a pinfall after a swinging neckbreaker but Troxler kicked out and transitioned into a Border City stretch! Maylene made it to the ropes and was able to catch Troxler with an inverted STO into a Koji clutch! Troxler was trapped for a few moments before turning it over into a pinning predicament. Troxler eventually ascended to the top rope for a moonsault but Maylene leapt up to the top rope with him. Maylene then took Troxler off of the top rope with a back suplex and landed in a pinfall. The referee counted the fall but immediately realized that both men’s shoulders were in fact down.

Nina Nichols: This match has been ruled a no contest.

Right after the bell Maylene and Troxler had a stare down before shaking hands, which got a big pop from the Toronto audience.

Chris Jones: Both of these men impressed me here tonight Irv.

Alan Irvine: Yeah but do they have the killer instinct? A handshake? Come on. This is FTF, you’ve got to be mean to survive.

Chris Jones: That’s not true.

Alan Irvine: Have you seen who our champion is?

– BACKSTAGE

In the backstage area Morgan Odin stood with Ben Choi in the interview area.

Ben Choi: Mr. Odin I just wanted to take this opportunity to ask you about the Hybrid Championship and how you will decide the first champion?

Morgan Odin: I’m glad you asked Ben. I have thought long and hard about this. I have decided that since the FTF Championship was decided via the Summit Series and the Tag Team Titles through the Duality Tag Team Tournament, that the best way to determine the Hybrid Champion would be to do so in a similar fashion.

Ben Choi: Can you elaborate?

Morgan Odin: Of course. Some of our fans may have seen that our next big event is in three weeks and it will be called FTF War of Attrition. The reason for that is because we will see the first ever War of Attrition Match and it will be for the Hybrid Championship.

Ben Choi: What exactly is a War of Attrition Match?

Morgan Odin: It is a gauntlet match with six competitors. The match will start with two competitors and every three minutes a new competitor will join the fray. You can be eliminated by pinfall, submission, or knockout. The last person standing will be the first Hybrid Champion. Oh yes and the match will be no disqualifications or count outs.

Ben Choi: That sounds like a must see. Can you tell us who the six competitors are?

Morgan Odin: That I will reveal next week. As for–

Just then the head of security Travis Locke ran up and whispered something in Odin’s ear. Odin’s expression turned to shock and the security guard led him away. The camera followed.

Chris Jones: What do you think is going on here Irv?

Alan Irvine: Judging by Odin’s reaction, nothing good.

The cameraman caught up to Odin and Locke as they stood in front of a brick wall in the parking lot that had been tagged with spray paint.

!LOS RIVEROS
ASESINARÁN A
LOBO MALO!

The camera then panned down to show four bloodied security guards, they had been beaten to an absolute pulp. Odin looked irate. Odin turned to the head of security.

Morgan Odin: I want you to track down Los Riveros. I want you to track down Lobo Malo. I want all of them here next week and we will settle this. Hire more men, hell, hire some mercenaries. I don’t care. But next week I want a safe environment in which we can work all of this nonsense out, do you understand me?

Travis Locke: Yeah I understand you boss. But what about my men? They won’t be able to work for months after this!

Morgan Odin: I will speak to the higher ups at the Kasai Sanda Company. They will be compensated for this Locke, I assure you.

Travis Locke: Alright. I’ll take care of everything else.

Morgan Odin: Thank you.

EMTs arrived to look after the fallen security guards just before the scene faded out

Tag Team Match
Lazlo Vaughan & Tom Cherry
versus
Ren Bao & Jin Feng
15 Minute Time Limit

The third contest of the night saw “The Handsome Grifter” Lazlo Vaughan once again team up with “The Heartstopper” Tom Cherry to take on Ren Bao and Jin Feng. Vaughan and Cherry completely dominated this contest with Cherry working Bao over in the beginning of the contest. Cherry planted Bao with a brutal piledriver before tagging in Vaughan. Vaughan worked on Bao’s neck and just when the contest seemed like it was finished Bao made the tag to Feng. Feng came in like a house of fire, taking both Vaughan and Cherry down with high flipping dropkicks. Bao and Feng were then able to hit Vaughan with a stacked superplex for a near fall. Cherry came from behind and dumped Feng over the top rope after the latter tagged Bao back in. From there Vaughan was able to hit Bao with The Pigeon Drop for the pinfall and the victory.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners Lazlo Vaughan and Tom Cherry!

Following the match Mischa Sloan entered the ring to get a word with the winners.

Mischa Sloan: Gentlemen another week and another victory for you both. How does it feel?

Tom Cherry: Are you kidding Mischa? It feels great. It’s tremendous. We love it and you fucking love it.

Cherry gestured to the crowd.

Lazlo Vaughan: We are the future of FTF and Morgan Odin had better know that. Next week when he announces the participants in the War of Attrition both of our names had better be spoken, get it?

Mischa Sloan: And if they aren’t?

Tom Cherry: Then maybe we take a page out of Los Riveros’ playbook and get attention another way. Seems to have worked for them, right?

Cherry and Vaughan laughed obnoxiously before blowing by Sloan, leaving the ring.

– BACKSTAGE

Cut to the hallways of The Fire Pit arena and we saw the hulking mass that is Hatchet Muldoon stomping around.

Hatchet Muldoon: Merrick! Where are ye mate? I just want to have a chat!

The camera dollies out to show that Muldoon is wielding a solid hickory axe handle.

Hatchet Muldoon: Come out ye cunt! I’m not gonna hurt ye!

Muldoon rounded a corner and there Morgan Odin was talking to some police officers as EMTs were still tending to the injured security guards.

Hatchet Muldoon: Oy! Odin! Where the fuck is that cunt Merrick?

Odin, preoccupied with the police, tried to ignore Muldoon.

Hatchet Muldoon: Oy! Cunt! I’m talkin’ to ya!

Odin sighed and turned his attention to Muldoon.

Morgan Odin: Muldoon please. He’s your partner you should know that he needed the week off.

Hatchet Muldoon: Oh yeah? For what bloody reason.

Morgan Odin: He had to fly back to Australia for his grandmother’s funeral.

Muldoon began grinding his teeth in frustration.

Hatchet Muldoon: For fucks sake Odin, the cunt is an orphan!

Morgan Odin: Listen, Muldoon, I truly do not care. He needed the week off and I gave it to him. So stop stomping around like you are going to murder someone and leave me alone.

Hatchet Muldoon: He’s afraid of me Odin! He knew I’d be lookin’ fer him tonight and that’s why he buggered off. You need to make this right Odin. Gimme a match with the cunt next week.

Morgan Odin: Fine. Whatever. You can have it. But Muldoon…

Hatchet Muldoon: What?

Morgan Odin: Leave the axe handle in the locker room. Understand?

Hatchet Muldoon: Yeah mate. I hear ya.

Muldoon tossed the axe handle over his shoulder and walked away.

MAIN EVENT
#1 Contendership: Tag Team Titles
Hiccup Bigelow & Mick Mooney
versus
Pretty/Dirty
15 Minute Time Limit

The main event was announced as a number one contenders match as both of the participating teams were victorious at Apex. The match began with Karina Zima and Bigelow in the ring together. Zima slapped Bigelow around a bit and was then treated to a wheel barrow bulldog. Mooney got tagged in and put Zima down with a scoop slam. Mooney tagged Bigelow back in and she nailed Zima with a top rope moonsault for a two count. Following a poke to Bigelow’s eye, Zima was able to tag in Marie Veleno. Veleno put Bigelow in the corner with a high flipping dropkick and then hit a back handspring elbow smash before covering for two. Veleno put Bigelow down with a dragon screw and then tagged in Zima who hit Bigelow with the K Chortoo scissor kick for a two count. Zima tagged Veleno back in but Bigelow rallied with an enziguiri and then tagged in Mooney. Veleno tried to rush Mooney but he hit her with The Tough Go for a two count but Zima broke up the fall. Bigelow then took Zima over the top rope with a wheel kick but also fell to the outside herself. While the referee was preoccupied with Bigelow and Zima on the outside. Veleno hit Mooney with a low blow and then put him down with a school girl for the surprise three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners and number one contenders to the FTF Tag Team Championship, Karina Zima and Marie Veleno…Pretty/Dirty!

As soon as the bell sounded “Teeth” cued up and the FTF Tag Team Champions, The White Wolves walked out onto the stage.

Chris Jones: These two teams know each other very well Irv and it looks like they are poised to go at it again.

Alan Irvine: Good. And this time it won’t be Ripley and LaForge who come out on top. Pretty/Dirty are the most underrated duo in FTF, it’s time that changes.

In the ring Zima took a microphone and directed her attention to Ripley and LaForge.

Karina Zima: Your day of reckoning is at hand devochki! It is time for Pretty/Dirty to take what is ours.

Veleno stepped forward with a microphone of her own.

Marie Veleno: We are now officially the number one contenders and we want our championship match. We want it next week! Are you scared? Hai paura?

Both Ripley and LaForge just shook their heads. LaForge mouthed the words “You’re on.” before the feed cut to commercial.

– IN THE RING

After the commercial break Al Derringer and John Ire stood in the middle of the ring. Neither man had a weapon but both had microphones.

John Ire: Alright you cunts, we said we were going to call you out and ‘ere we fookin’ are. Nobody, Griff – get yer asses out to this ring.

Al Derringer: We aren’t playin’ boys. Neither of you are the men that you used to be and now it’s time that we beat some sense back into ya.

John Ire: That might be Al’s prerogative but mine is to just be ye so badly that you can’t influence my rematch for the belt. Now get the fook out ‘ere.

The two men waited a few moments and then the lights shut off. Orchestral music cued up and two figures stepped out onto the ramp. They stood their shrouded in smoke momentarily before a third, much larger figure stepped between them and out in front.

Chris Jones: There he is Irv. The new FTF Champion.

Alan Irvine: I have no problem telling you that I am experience a serious fear right now. God I hate these three.

The lights came back on and the entire Dread Haven stood at the top of the ramp with the new FTF Champion Second Hand Smoke standing in front with a microphone.

Second Hand Smoke: So angry. So very, very angry. It is understandable. I have taken a lot from both of you. Alan, I took your pride, your best friend, your identity as “the hero”. And you Jonathan, I took your championship. I took your entire world.

We cut back to Ire in the ring and he is absolutely seething.

Second Hand Smoke: You can say whatever you want about how I become FTF Champion but the reality is that no matter how it happened…it was always going to happen. The Emissary of Darkness was always meant to become champion and the truth is, there is nothing that either of you could do to stop it.

Ire was pacing around the ring like a caged animal.

Second Hand Smoke: Yes I did receive assistance from a new disciple. Allow me to introduce a man who I pulled back from the brink of eternal mental damnation. A man who was told that he would never compete again. Bill Griff awoke from his coma and awoke as a different man. A man ready to be molded by the right influencer.

Smoke put his hand on Griff’s shoulder.

Second Hand Smoke: Namely – me. He has seen the proper path to achieve his goals, he has been given permission to compete utilizing his true nature. That of a malicious beast. The man that assaulted you at Apex was not Bill Griff, Jonathan. Bill Griff never awoke from that coma. The man who did is not a man at all…he is Ravage.

The man now known as Ravage let out a primal grunt as he stared into the ring.

Second Hand Smoke: You two, you want to fight my disciples. Jonathan, you want to destroy Ravage for what he did to you at Apex. Alan, you want to fight Nobody in hopes of bringing your friend Carl back. Both of these are fools errands. Both of these goals are pointless. Because what both of you want, more than anything…

Smoke paused for effect.

Second Hand Smoke: …is to fight me.

Ire and Derringer looked at one another, seemingly agreeing with their mutual rival.

Second Hand Smoke: I will give you the opportunity. You do not need to fight my disciples. It is pointless. I will dismantle you both myself, like I have already proven I can. Jonathan, you are owed a rematch for your title. Alan, I said that if you beat Nobody then you could face me whenever you desired. Let us settle this at War of Attrition in three weeks. Alan Derringer, Jonathan Ire, and The Emissary of Darkness. We will compete in a three way dance for my FTF Championship. You can both attempt to cut off the head of the snake.

Smoke smirked and looked down at the title around his waist.

Second Hand Smoke: And you will both fail.

Smoke dropped the microphone and the lights went out briefly. When they came back on The Dread Haven was gone, leaving Ire and Derringer in the ring as Episode Seventeen came to a close.

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Match Results:
– Sofia Tapia def. Jacob White
– Galen Maylene and Quinn Troxler was a Draw
– Vaughan & Cherry def. Bao/Feng
– Pretty/Dirty def. Bigelow & Mooney

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FTF Episode 015

fifteen

The Fire Pit Arena
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PRE RECORDED
on
September 11th, 2016

– WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

The opening signature occurs and then we immediately cut to ringside. “Forever Pissed” cues up and FTF Champion John Ire walks out onto the stage to a massive pop. Ire is flanked by his tag team partner Al Derringer. The two get to the ring and the audience dies down. Ire has a microphone.

John Ire: Right. For those of ye who didn’t see what happened last week, let’s take a look at what happened when I confronted “The Dread Haven”.

Last week…

The camera pans over to show Nobody approaching Ire. Nobody is holding a large pipe. Ire gets up to his knees and Nobody measures him up.
John Ire: Go on with it ye crazy cunt. If ye have the sack.
Nobody winds up and Ire doesn’t flinch. Second Hand Smoke watches from atop the loading bay and then nods. Nobody acknowledges the order and winds up even further. At the last second Nobody is tackled into a pile of full garbage bags. The camera pulls out.
Chris Jones: It’s Al Derringer! Al Derringer has returned!
Derringer turns to check on Ire. Smoke smirks and disappears back into the bowels of the arena. Ire tells Derringer that he is alright. Derringer turns to face Nobody but the latter is gone, having disappeared into the night.

John Ire: So there ye have it. Second Hand Smoke and Nobody were trying to take out The Angry Bloke. But they didn’t count on the Sarg himself, Al Derringer. I owe you a debt mate, that was a stand up move.

Al Derringer: I just did what was right, John.

John Ire: I didn’t think ye had a hard on for me. That’s not what I was saying. But what I am saying tonight is are you down to do what needs to be done? Are ye ready to take this all the way?

Al Derringer: I don’t understand what you are asking John.

John Ire: C’mon ye thick cunt! These blokes tried to kill ye at Duality. They tried to kill me last week. I’m going to handle Second Hand Smoke at Apex, ye can believe that. But ye need to handle Nobody. Ye need to take him out.

Al Derringer: I don’t know that I can John. He’s my friend.

John Ire: Mate I hate to break it to ye but your friend is fuckin’ gone. He is under that Smoke fuck’s spell or whatever. Maybe if ye get close enough to him ye can knock some sense into him.

Al Derringer: I don’t know John. I feel that I am responsible for who he has become. It’s my fault. I can’t put my hands on him.

John Ire: You’re gonna have to mate. Smoke has him under his control and maybe, just maybe, if ye get close to him then ye can help him. But if ye don’t, then he’s lost. Ye think that this is your fault? Then fix it mate.

Derringer takes a moment to consider the issue when somber orchestral music cues up. The lights dim and a fog fills the stage. The words “THE DREAD HAVEN” appear on the tron and eventually Second Hand Smoke and Nobody walk out onto the stage.

Second Hand Smoke: Ladies and gentlemen feast your eyes! The hero is back from the dead. Welcome back Alan, I was sure that Nobody and I had permanently dispatched you at Duality. It seems that I was wrong.

Al Derringer: It would take a lot more than that to keep me down you motherfucker.

Second Hand Smoke: Such harsh language. So unnecessary. I hope you know that my issues with you were not personal Alan. I just wanted to fix you. I wanted you to see the futility in this hero mentality that you have.

Smoke pauses and turns his attention to Nobody.

Second Hand Smoke: I wanted you to see things in a new light. Like Nobody has.

Al Derringer: His name is Carl you piece of shit.

Second Hand Smoke: Oh not anymore Alan. Carl Walken is dead, he is been reborn as Nobody. A disciple of The Dread Haven. He sees things my way, now.

Al Derringer: I’m going to kill you.

Second Hand Smoke: Please. You’ve tried twice. You’ve failed twice. My dance card is full for the foreseeable future. Next week I take your friend Jonathan’s FTF Championship and then after that I will be champion. You should not be anywhere near a title match so I am far out of your reach now Alan. You had your opportunities.

Smoke then looks at Nobody and puts his hand on his shoulder.

Second Hand Smoke: But I tell you what Alan. You may not want to face my protege Nobody, but he definitely wants to face you. Accept his challenge and should you defeat him at Apex, then you can face me in any type of match that you desire. How does that sound?

Derringer takes a moment to consider the offer. Ire whispers something in his ear and then the two turn back to the stage.

Al Derringer: Fine. I will get my brother back. Then I am coming for you, you son of a bitch.

John Ire: Nothing is gonna be left of him mate. Smoke, I’m going to rip yer guts out of yer arse at Apex. Me title is not goin’ anywhere, but you? You’re going back to the crypt that you floated out of. Understand me? Yer days are numbered.

Second Hand Smoke: Of course they are Jonathan. Of course they are. See you next week gentlemen. Prepare as best you can but know that no matter what you do, you won’t be ready. No one ever is. Right Alan?

Smoke smirks and the lights go out. When they come back on the members of The Dread Haven have both disappeared to the back.

Singles Match
Lobo Malo
versus
Tom Cherry
15 Minute Time Limit

The next match sees Lobo Malo return to a uproarious applause. He does not play to the audience he just looks focussed, warming up in the ring. “The Heartstopper” Tom Cherry then comes to the ring with his usual theatrics.

Chris Jones: I feel like we’re seeing a different Lobo Malo here tonight Irv.

Alan Irvine: I can’t disagree. He isn’t playing to the fans. He isn’t showboating. He’s focussed.

Chris Jones: Do you think he wants to make a statement with Tom Cherry?

Alan Irvine: Of course he does. Cherry is a known associate of Lazlo Vaughan. Vaughan brutally assaulted Malo. Malo wants to send a message.

The match begins with the two men locking up. Malo takes Cherry over with an arm drag and then hits him with a running front drop kick to the face.

Chris Jones: Our resident luchadore hasn’t missed a step.

Alan Irvine: Well he wasn’t gone that long.

Cherry tries to rally back but Malo flips and nails him with a Juvi driver! Cherry rolls under the bottom rope and then stands up on the apron.

Chris Jones: Smart move by the undefeated Tom Cherry.

Malo charges Cherry but Cherry low bridges the top rope. Malo lands on the apron and hits Cherry with a high kick to the head. The two men then slug each other back and forth on the apron.

Chris Jones: This could get ugly really quick Irv.

Alan Irvine: I hope it does! I hope Cherry puts Malo back on the shelf so that The Handsome Grifter can focus on climbing the ranks.

Malo hops up and attempts to take Cherry over with a hurricanranna but Cherry holds him up and leaps off of the apron with a powerbomb to the floor! Both competitors lay in a heap on the outside and Toronto begins chanting “Holy shit!”.

Alan Irvine: What a gamechanger! Tom Cherry just planted Lobo Malo!

Cherry gets Malo up on the outside and he whips him into the steel steps. Malo lays face down on the top of the steps and Cherry gets a giant smirk on his face. Cherry taps his index finger on his temple.

Chris Jones: Oh no Irv. We saw what Tom Cherry did to Bill Griff a few weeks ago. Griff is still hospitalized!

Alan Irvine: If Vaughan couldn’t send Malo back to Mexico, Tom Cherry will!

With Malo laying on the steel steps, Cherry charges and looks for a double stomp to the back of the head but Malo moves out of the way at the last second. Cherry lands on the steps, on his feet.

Chris Jones: Lobo Malo saw it coming!

Malo runs and jumps up to the apron then he leaps and hits Cherry with a huricanranna off of the steel steps! Cherry flips and lands with a thud on the outside, Toronto pops huge for that one!

Chris Jones: What a move by Lobo Malo! Can he defeat the undefeated Tom Cherry?

Alan Irvine: No chance! Cherry is going to come back. He has to!

Cherry pulls himself up onto the apron and rolls into the ring. Malo jumps up onto the apron. Cherry turns away from him and Malo hits a springboard into the ring, planting Cherry with Mala Luna! Malo covers and gets the victory.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Lobo Malo!

Lobo Malo has his hand raised and the audience roars. Tom Cherry has no idea where he is but when he comes to he is going to be told that his undefeated streak is officially finished.

– COLLECTIONS

Backstage we cut to FTF Interviewer standing in front of the FTF signature. Vaughan has his usual smug expression on his face.

Ben Choi: Ladies and gentlemen I am joined by The Handsome Grifter, Lazlo Vaughan. Lazlo, can I get your comments on Lobo Malo’s return to FTF.

Lazlo Vaughan: Shock! I am completely shocked. Not that he’s back, but that he has the sack to come after me. You’d think he would have learned his lesson.

Ben Choi: It surprises you that Lobo Malo wants revenge for what you did to him at Duality?

Lazlo Vaughan: Honestly? Yeah. Guy should have known to stay away from me. He sure as hell stayed away from Miyami Kana after she corrected his behaviour.

Ben Choi: Rumor has it that you have been working for The Riveros, the criminals that Malo fled from when he left Mexico. Is this true?

Lazlo Vaughan: Listen Benny, they paid me to do a job. They paid me to put a hurting on Malo in the hopes that he would be sent back to Mexico. Morgan Odin threw a wrench in that plan by keeping Malo in Canada. So I need to finish the job. If Malo won’t be sent back to Mexico, then I have to put a serious hurting on him here.

Ben Choi: What does that look like?

Lazlo Vaughan: It looks like Malo and I need to settle this. So Malo, if you have the cajones then why don’t we settle our issues next week at Apex. You and Me, falls count anywhere in the building. I await your response vato. You may be taking this personal but for me this is about money. The Handsome Grifter always collects.

Vaughan walks off after a sly smirk.

Singles Match
Marie Veleno
versus
Windham Zedler
15 Minute Time Limit

The next match sees tag team specialist Marie Veleno against not winning specialist Windham Zedler. Zedler looks focussed and Veleno looks nonplussed.

Alan Irvine: Honestly Jones, why is this guy still on the roster? He has never won a match!

Chris Jones: Tonight could be his night.

The two lock up and Veleno hits Zedler with a knee to the mid-section. Veleno takes him down with a bulldog and then charges, nailing him with a lionsault.

Chris Jones: We haven’t seen much of Marie Veleno is singles competition recently but she is a truly gifted competitor.

Veleno doesn’t bother going for a pin, she gets Zedler back up and shoots him into the corner. Veleno follows that up with a big running dropkick.

Alan Irvine: This guy can’t even get any offence in! He’s terrible. Just put him away Veleno, this is a waste of your energy.

Chris Jones: Things aren’t looking good for Windham Zedler.

Alan Irvine: Things never look good for Windham Zedler.

Zedler staggers out of the corner right into an Irish whip from Veleno. On his return Veleno takes him over with a hip toss and then applies a standing arm wringer.

Chris Jones: Could this be the beginning of another singles run for Veleno?

Alan Irvine: Don’t say such things! Pretty/Dirty will never die.

Veleno breaks the hold and kicks Zedler in the back. Veleno then hits the ropes and nails Zedler with a hard knee to the back of the head. Zedler drops and Veleno covers but she only gets a two count.

Chris Jones: Near fall for the Widow Maker.

Zedler attempts to rally back by shooting Veleno into the corner. Veleno hits the corner hard and Zedler runs in with a clothesline. Zedler then seats Veleno up on the top rope, preparing for a superplex.

Alan Irvine: Oh my God is he actually going to hit a move?

Veleno hits Zedler with some big shots that send him flying back off of the apron, onto his back. Veleno then leaps off of the top rope with Velenospina and nails it perfectly. Veleno covers and gets the clean three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Marie Veleno!

Marie Veleno celebrates her victory and Windham Zedler is still down. After Veleno leaves the ring, Zedler gets up onto his knees and pounds his hands on the mat in frustration at yet another loss.

– NO MORE

Backstage we now see FTF Interviewer Mischa Sloan standing with Lobo Malo. Malo is seething and is not his usual upbeat self.

Mischa Sloan: Lobo Malo, first of all welcome back from injury. Secondly, what do you have to say about Lazlo Vaughan’s challenge from earlier tonight?

Lobo Malo: What do I have to say? I say that is what I came back for. I have been in Fire Thunder since the beginning. I have earned my place here. Lazlo Vaughan is trying to take all of that away from me by bringing my past back to haunt me. I can not let that happen. I won’t let that happen.

Mischa Sloan: Is that you saying that you accept his challenge for a falls count anywhere match at Apex?

Lobo Malo: Believe it. Lazlo Vaughan wants to try and take me out for The Riveros? Well he tried once and he failed. He thinks that the second time is going to be any different? He’s loco. He tried to end my career at Duality. I will end his career at Apex.

Mischa Sloan: Do you think if you beat him at Apex, then he will stop trying to take you out?

Lobo Malo: After Apex, Vaughan will stop attacking me. Because he’ll be in a fucking coma. At Apex, The Handsome Grifter wrestles his last match.

Malo then stomps off.

Singles Match
Lazlo Vaughan
versus
Mick Mooney
15 Minute Time Limit

The next contest sees a wave of hatred come from the crowd and land on the entrance ramp as The Handsome Grifter, Lazlo Vaughan walks out. Toronto’s mood changes as perennial favourite Mick Mooney comes out.

Chris Jones: Lazlo Vaughan is quickly becoming the most hated man on the FTF roster.

Alan Irvine: I don’t see why, the guy just wants to get paid!

The match begins and the two men lock up. Mooney forces Vaughan into a headlock but Vaughan shoves him off into the ropes. Mooney comes back and hits Vaughan with a shoulder block.

Chris Jones: Mick Mooney is looking to get back to his winning ways tonight. His last few outings haven’t gone so well.

Vaughan gets back up and drives a shoulder into Mooney’s mid-section, carrying him all the way into the corner. Vaughan then starts delivering shoulder thrusts into Mooney’s mid-section repeatedly.

Alan Irvine: I love what Vaughan has turned into recently. He is focussed. He is dangerous.

Chris Jones: I won’t dispute that. He has really turned a corner.

Mooney tries to block one but Vaughan nails him with a hard uppercut. Mooney staggers forward right into a snap suplex from Vaughan. Vaughan floats over into a cover but Mooney kicks out at two.

Chris Jones: With his match against Lobo Malo set for Apex next week, Vaughan really needs a win to get some momentum.

Alan Irvine: Next week isn’t going to be about competition for Malo and Vaughan. It’s about violence.

The two lock up again but Mooney breaks the hold with a boot to the gut. Mooney attempts The Tough Go fameasser but Vaughan stands up and plants Mooney with a sit-out powerbomb. Vaughan covers but only gets a two count.

Alan Irvine: Mooney tried for The Tough Go earlier and paid for it. Vaughan absolutely planted him.

Vaughan stays on top of Mooney, hitting him with hard elbows to the side of the head. Mooney tries to cover up but Vaughan is just destroying him. The referee applies a five count and Vaughan breaks it off at four.

Alan Irvine: Vaughan knows exactly how to use the rules to his advantage. He waited until the very last second to stop, applying maximum damage.

Chris Jones: It is within the rules, I can’t fault him for that.

Mooney shoves Vaughan backwards and then charges him. Mooney drops him with a spear and starts hitting Vaughan with shots of his own. Mooney steps off of the second rope and drops a guillotine leg drop across Vaughan’s throat.

Chris Jones: The momentum has shifted in Mooney’s favour. He’s trying to pull out a win in the proverbial third period.

Alan Irvine: A hockey reference, really?

Chris Jones: The man played!

Instead of covering, Mooney gets Vaughan up and applies a sleeper hold. Mooney keeps it wrapped on tight before he falls forward and plants Vaughan with a sleeper slam. Mooney covers and gets a two count.

Chris Jones: Mick Mooney is close to victory Irv!

Alan Irvine: Hopefully not! The guy is a goon!

The two get back up and Vaughan catches Mooney with a glancing elbow to the head that cuts him open. Vaughan pounces and gets Mooney up before planting him with The Pigeon Drop! Vaughan covers and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, The Handsome Grifter, Lazlo Vaughan!

Lazlo Vaughan has his hand raised as medical staff immediately hit the ring to tend to the cut above Mick Mooney’s left eye. Attention turns away from that to Lobo Malo on the stage.

Chris Jones: Lobo Malo is here Irv, he no doubt wants some of Lazlo Vaughan.

Vaughan tells Malo to bring it on. Malo runs to the ring and Vaughan immediately powders to the outside. Vaughan points to his temple and smirks. Vaughan yells “Next week, guy. Next week.” Vaughan then escapes through the crowd.

– LOSER

In the backstage area Windham Zedler is sipping on a bottle of water, mulling over the defeat that he suffered earlier. Zedler is keeping to himself until The Heartstopper, Tom Cherry walks into frame.

Tom Cherry: Fuck sakes Zeddy. Another loss bud? Should have taken my advice.

Windham Zedler: I’m not giving up on myself. I don’t care what you or anyone says. And you’re one to talk, you lost earlier.

Tom Cherry: I did not lose, I just didn’t win.

Windham Zedler: What in the sam hell is the difference?

Tom Cherry: If I need to explain it to you then you won’t understand. I won’t bother. But there is a giant difference between you and I Zeddy. You see, I have a bright career ahead of me. You do not.

Windham Zedler: People have come back from worse slumps hoss, you’ll see.

Tom Cherry: Do not call me hoss, you hayseed. You are delusional if you think that you are going to make it anywhere in FTF. You have a 0-6 record! You have the worst record on the roster by far. You need to give up, it’s becoming sad.

Windham Zedler: Give up? Never. I will prove myself. I’ll prove myself against you.

Tom Cherry: Sorry buttercup but I already beat your ass at Duality. You aren’t a challenge for me. You don’t even resemble a threat.

Windham Zedler: Then let’s make it interesting. You want me to leave FTF so bad? Well I want you to leave too. Why don’t we have a match and put our careers on the line.

Tom Cherry: You…are going to put your career on the line…against me? Are you insane Zeddy? That’s lunacy.

Windham Zedler: No hoss. That’s faith. Faith in myself. Maybe you don’t have the same faith. Maybe you don’t want to do it because you know you’ll lose.

Tom Cherry: Alright moron. You want to do a loser leaves town match at Apex? Fine. Then pack your shit because you’re leaving town. Loser.

Cherry gets in Zedler’s face.

Tom Cherry: I fucking love it.

Cherry scoffs at Zedler and walks out of frame.

Tag Team Match
F.U.X.
versus
Jin Feng & Ren Bao
15 Minute Time Limit

The next match started off on the ramp. As Jin Feng and Ren Bao were making their way to the ring, F.U.X. jumped them. Muldoon tossed Feng into the ring and the match began.

Chris Jones: This is ridiculous! Jumping these men before they even get in the ring?

Alan Irvine: It’s not about competition Jones. F.U.X. know that they can beat these two men. They want to prove a point. They want to intimidate The White Wolves.

Feng got to his feet and Muldoon charged, nailing him with a clothesline. Muldoon pounced on Feng and hit him with a flurry of shots.

Chris Jones: Hatchet Muldoon may be the most vicious man on the roster. He treats every match like it’s life or death.

Muldoon gets Feng up and shoots him into the ropes. On Feng’s return Muldoon lifts him high in the air and Feng comes crashing down across Muldoon’s knee.

Alan Irvine: Just brutal. The Drongo Destroyer is here to make quick work of the men from China.

Chris Jones: Muldoon does not suffer drongos. He has made this very clear.

 

Muldoon tags in Merrick, who leaps off of the top rope with a flying double foot stomp to Feng’s mid-section. Merrick covers but only gets a two count.

Chris Jones: If F.U.X. bring this level of brutality to their championship match next week, we could see new champions.

Alan Irvine: On that we can agree.

Merrick applies a sleeper hold on Feng but Feng lifts him up and plants him with a back suplex! Feng crawls towards his own corner and tags in Ren Bao.

Chris Jones: Finally, a reprieve for Jin Feng.

Bao climbs to the top rope and comes off with a cross body that takes Merrick down. Bao covers but Merrick kicks out at one. Bao tries to get Merrick up but eats a pele kick!

Alan Irvine: That’ll muddle the offence.

Chris Jones: That’s my line!

Merrick tags in Muldoon and then shoots Bao into the ropes. On Bao’s return Muldoon flips him with a hip toss and has him land right on Muldoon’s knee! Merrick then charges and knocks Feng off of the apron.

Chris Jones: What a double team. F.U.X. really know how to work together.

Alan Irvine: Yeah. That’s kind of the idea Jones. Come on, get a clue.

Muldoon drags his thumb across his throat and then gets Bao up. Muldoon boots him in the mid-section and then plants him with a Drongo Bomb. Muldoon covers and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, Hatchet Muldoon and VJ Merrick, F.U.X.!

The bell sounds but F.U.X. are not done. VJ Merrick rolls Jin Feng into the ring and then plants him with the Gobsmacker bicycle knee. Hatchet Muldoon gets Ren Bao back up and hits him with another Drongo Bomb, right on top of Feng! A snarl is heard over the p.a. and “Teeth” cues up, Toronto collectively explodes with applause.

Chris Jones: The champs have seen enough of this Irv!

Alan Irvine: Ever think that F.U.X. was trying to lure The White Wolves out? To…y’know…hurt them?

Constance Ripley and Ezra LaForge hit the ring and both hit sprinboards into the ring, taking Muldoon and Merrick down with cross body blocks! The two teams get back up and F.U.X. decide to leave the ring.

Chris Jones: I guess F.U.X. figure that if they don’t strike first, there isn’t any point.

Alan Irvine: That’s right. It’s called strategy Jones. Something you would know nothing about! F.U.X. want to be one hundred percent for next week.

Chris Jones: It’s going to be quite the contest when The White Wolves defend their Tag Team Titles against F.U.X. next week at Apex.

– DANGER! DANGER!

We cut to backstage near the entrance curtain where Mick Mooney is being sewn up by the house doctor after developing a cut over his eye earlier in the night, thanks to Lazlo Vaughan. Hiccup Bigelow is there getting ready for her main event match with Second Hand Smoke.

Mick Mooney: I’m saying that you’ve gotta be careful Snipe. I’ve faced Smoke before, dude has no chill. He’ll hurt you just for a laugh.

Hiccup Bigelow: I know and I don’t care. If I can beat the number one contender then that shoots me up the rankings. You’ve got to understand that buddy!

Mick Mooney: Yeah I get it. I just don’t want you to get hurt. He’s a dangerous dude. He’s no joke Snipe. He could end your career.

Bigelow puts a hand on Mooney’s shoulder.

Hiccup Bigelow: I appreciate the thought Mickey but I’ll be fine. He doesn’t scare me.

Mick Mooney: He should. He scares me.

A laugh is heard out of frame and the camera shows The Kingmakers, Joffrey and Brixton Gough walking towards Mooney and Bigelow, laughing.

Joffrey Gough: Scare easily, do you boy?

Brixton Gough: Does Second Hand Smoke haunt your dreams? Do you need to sleep with a night light?

Bigelow steps in between The Kingmakers and Mooney.

Hiccup Bigelow: Hey! He’s my friend and I don’t take kindly to people bullying him. Especially when he’s injured!

Mick Mooney (embarrassed): Aw come on…

Joffrey Gough: Sorry, we didn’t mean to hurt his feelings.

Brixton Gough: Oh of course we didn’t.

Hiccup Bigelow: Hey! You’re being sarcastic! Did you know that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit? Huh? Didja?

Joffrey Gough: We were not aware. We will make our insults more direct in the future.

Brixton Gough: Like right now. You two are terrible. Mooney got schooled by Vaughan earlier this evening and you, Bigelow, are about to be legitimately murdered by Second Hand Smoke.

Hiccup Bigelow: Not true! I am going to beat him. Just like me and Mickey beat you two clowns in the D3T. Remember that?

The Kingmakers close in on Bigelow, they aren’t smiling anymore.

Brixton Gough: We most definitely remember that. It was embarrassing. It was a fluke.

Joffrey Gough: One that we intend on correcting. Next week.

Mooney stands up, his stitches finished. Mooney stands tall beside Bigelow.

Mick Mooney: You’re on. You want to face us again? You want to lose again. No problem, plugs. We’ll gladly dummy you for a second time. Now take off. Snipe has a match to get ready for.

The Kingmakers scoff and walk off, the match is set.

M A I N  E V E N T
Singles Match
Hiccup Bigelow
w/ Mick Mooney
versus
Second Hand Smoke
w/ Nobody
15 Minute Time Limit

The main event sees the firey upstart Hiccup Bigelow takes on the number one contender to the FTF Championship, Second Hand Smoke. Mick Mooney comes to the ring with Bigelow and Smoke is accompanied by his Dread Haven compatriot, Nobody.

Chris Jones: Second Hand Smoke’s influence is growing Irv.

Alan Irvine: Without question. Who knows what he did to get Carl Walken on his side but I’m pretty sure that Carl Walken no longer exists.

Bigelow starts the match by charging Smoke, hitting him with a running forearm to the jaw. She hits a few more but it barely fazes Smoke.

Alan Irvine: Smoke is untouchable but I respect Bigelow’s competitive spirit.

Smoke lets Bigelow hit him a few more times before he has had enough. Smoke grabs Bigelow by the throat and then tosses her into the corner.

Chris Jones: Uh oh.

Smoke runs in looking for a body avalanche but Bigelow slips through the ropes to the apron. Bigelow then climbs to the top rope and points down at Smoke.

Chris Jones: Hiccup Bigelow is so eager to prove herself. She won’t let herself be intimidated by someone like Smoke.

Alan Irvine: Discretion is the better part of valour.

Bigelow lets out and leaps off of the top rope looking for a cross body. Smoke catches her and then spins her out into a side slam. Smoke just stays seated on the mat, staring into the audience.

Chris Jones: The lack of emotion that he displays during his matches is what makes Smoke so intimidating. He doesn’t not care what he has to do in order to win. He is heartless.

Bigelow favours her ribs and she stands, taking refuge against the ropes. Smoke lifts her up and drops her over the top rope with snake eyes. Bigelow staggers back and Smoke hits the ropes, clocking her with a big boot.

Alan Irvine: Christ even I don’t want to see this. Just put her away already Smoke.

Nobody watches from outside the ring with a stoic expression as Mooney looks on with great concern. Smoke gets Bigelow up then plants her with the inverted ddt.

Chris Jones: It looks like this is quickly at an end Irv.

Smoke locks in the Last Gasp and Bigelow has no choice but to submit. The bell sounds and Smoke releases the hold.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Second Hand Smoke!

Orchestral music plays and Second Hand Smoke goes to kneel beside Hiccup Bigelow for his usual ritual but Mick Mooney enters the ring and nails Smoke with a running knee to the side of the head.

Alan Irvine: Oh Mooney you absolute idiot.

Nobody enters the ring and clocks Mooney with an elbow to the back of the head. Nobody subdues Mooney with some stomps. Nobody then gets Mooney up and holds his arms behind his back. Smoke approaches, staring deep into Mooney’s eyes.

Chris Jones: Mick Mooney thought that his night was over after getting stitched up by the medics. After this he may need a hospital stay!

Bigelow gets back up and tries to defend Mooney but Smoke grabs her by the throat. Smoke lifts her high in the air and plants her with a chokeslam while Nobody plants Mooney with a full nelson slam.

Just as this happens, FTF Champion John Ire and Al Derringer rush the ring. Derringer enters the ring and he goes right for Nobody! This gets a huge pop from the audience. Ire enters the ring and he spears Smoke to the mat.

Security floods the ring to break up the brawl and it takes more than twenty of them to regain order. Smoke tosses most of them off and exits through the audience with Nobody in tow as Episode Fifteen goes off the air.

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Match Results:
– Lobo Malo def. Tom Cherry
– Marie Veleno def. Windham Zedler
– Lazlo Vaughan def. Mick Mooney
– F.U.X. def. Jin Feng & Ren Bao
– Second Hand Smoke def. Hiccup Bigelow

FTF Episode 014

fourteen

The Fire Pit Arena
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PRE RECORDED
on
September 4th, 2016

– FIGHTING CHAMPIONS

The usual signature plays and then we cut to the arena. A howl rings out over the p.a. and “Teeth” cues up. Toronto pops as the FTF Tag Team Champions, The White Wolves come out onto the stage. Constance Ripley and Ezra LaForge march to the ring with their manager Ken Laurier in tow. The trio enters the ring and the music dies down.

Ken Laurier: Last week the White Wolves were on the losing end of an eight man tag team match. Hatchet Muldoon was able to pin Ripley and there is no denying that fact.

Ripley has a disgusting look on her face at the mention of Muldoon.

Ken Laurier: But that will not deter us. The White Wolves are fighting champions and they are prepared to defend this titles whenever they step into the ring. If F.U.X. want their rematch for the titles then they will get it at Apex.

A cheer rises up from Toronto.

Ken Laurier: Every great team suffers setbacks. This may be the first but it will not be the last. It is how you face adversity that defines what kind of champion you are. The White Wolves are primed and ready to go into Apex and prove why they won the Duality Tag Team Tournament.

The Wolves hold their titles high when regal music cues up. The shot turns to the stage where The Kingmakers have appeared, both of them shaking their heads.

Joffrey Gough: My word, my word. What an inspiring speech that was Mr. Laurier. I can see now why your girls are champions. You spin quite the yard.

Brixton Gough: I must agree. You are an inspiration to us all Mr. Laurier. Taking two feeble athletes and raising them to the status of champions. It is a truly remarkable feat, considering that they are members of the lesser sex.

Ken Laurier: If you are trying to get under our skin then you are failing. The White Wolves are the best tag team in this company and their gender has not, nor will it ever inhibit them. FTF is an inter gender environment. Just because you two couldn’t get past the first round of the D3T doesn’t mean that you need to come out here and spout sexism.

Brixton Gough: Oh please Mr. Laurier, you have us all wrong. You see, my brother and I come from a very privileged background. We are more wealthy than royalty. Our family chooses who becomes royalty.

Joffrey Gough: We also choose who becomes a champion. In this case, we choose ourselves. You say that your dogs are willing to put their titles on the line whenever and wherever? Then why not tonight.

Ken Laurier: You two think that you deserve a title shot?

Brixton Gough: We know that we do. You should give us one, that is unless you don’t think that your dogs can handle the challenge that we will provide.

Ripley and LaForge step forward, telling The Kingmakers to bring it on.

Ken Laurier: You two kids need a lesson in tactics. You don’t have to come out here and try to goad my girls into a title match. They will gladly give you one. You want to try and step up against the pack? You’re on.

Brixton Gough: Why thank you Mr. Laurier. I must commend you, it is good that you don’t let them speak. We wouldn’t want their emotions to get the better of them. See you later on tonight ladies. Ta.

The Kingmakers head to the back while the Wolves and Laurier talk amongst themselves.

Singles Match
Hiccup Bigelow
versus
VJ Merrick
15 Minute Time Limit

The first match of the evening sees Hiccup Bigelow take on VJ Merrick. Bigelow gets her usually pop while Toronto calls for Merrick’s blood.

Chris Jones: VJ Merrick really isn’t liked here in Toronto.

Alan Irvine: That’s because everyone in Toronto is an elitist. They think that this city is the greatest part of Canada but they are wrong! It smells and everyone is gay.

Chris Jones: Gay, Irv?

Alan Irvine: You heard me. I’m not a homophobe but everyone is gay. It’s hard enough getting laid.

Chris Jones: You are something else.

The two lock up with Merrick shoving Bigelow to the mat. She pops right back up and goes for an arm drag but Merrick hits her with a hard elbow to the side of the head.

Alan Irvine: VJ Merrick is one of the most underrated talents in FTF. He came from Australia because he and Hatchet Muldoon destroyed everyone in that country. There was no one left!

Merrick introduces Bigelow’s head to the turnbuckle and then takes her over with a back suplex. Merrick bridges into a pin but Bigelow kicks out at two.

Chris Jones: Hiccup Bigelow hasn’t had great luck in tag team action recently, perhaps a singles win could turn her career around.

Alan Irvine: She needs to do something. Her record is garbage.

As Merrick plays to the audience Bigelow rallies back, hits the ropes and blasts him with a shining wizard to the back of the head. Bigelow then climbs to the top rope.

Chris Jones: This is where Bigelow is most comfortable. She is one of the best high flyers that we have!

Before Bigelow can act Merrick charges and crotches her on the top rope. Merrick climbs to the top rope with her and takes her off of the top with a superplex! Merrick covers but only gets the two count.

Alan Irvine: We are looking at the future of FTF right here Jones.

Chris Jones: I assume that you are only referring to Merrick.

Alan Irvine: Of course I am. Bigelow is trash!

Merrick takes hold of Bigelow and attempts a fisherman’s suplex but Bigelow blocks it and plants him with an implant ddt. Bigelow then hops onto the apron.

Chris Jones: This could be it! Time for a Home Remedy!

Bigelow wastes no time as she launches herself into the ring with the Home Remedy springboard 450 splash! Bigelow covers and gets the three count!

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Hiccup Bigelow!

Hiccup Bigelow celebrates and VJ Merrick is absolutely irate. He can’t believe that he lost to her and he looks to take revenge but Bigelow gets out of Dodge and heads to the back with a smile on her face.

– UNSANCTIONED

In the backstage area the handsome, cologne ad model looking FTF General Manager Morgin Odin stands, ready to address the audience.

Morgan Odin: Greetings ladies and gentlemen. Last week FTF saw the debut of a new wrestler named Bill Griff. While his match started off well Griff suffered a major injury only minutes into the contest.

Last week…

Tom Cherry is trying to recover on the outside when Bill Griff charges at him. Cherry catches Griff with a drop toe hold that sends Griff’s face right into the steel steps. Cherry then backs up and nails Griff with a double stomp to the back of the head, onto the steps!

Chris Jones: Oh my God! Did you hear that Irv? I swear Bill Griff’s skull just cracked.

Alan Irvine: I think I’m going to spew.

The audience his shock after that vile move. Cherry rolls back into the ring and demands that the referee counts Griff out. The referee has no choice as Griff is knocked out cold.

The referee raises Tom Cherry’s hand and then exits the ring to check on Bill Griff. The referee calls for EMTs as Cherry celebrates in the ring.

Morgan Odin: Bill Griff is being seen to by expert medical staff but unfortunately he is in a medically induced coma until doctors can determine the extent of his injury. I will provide more information as it becomes available. Please keep Bill Griff in your thoughts.

Just as Odin finishes, The Angry Bloke, FTF Champion John Ire walks into the room and he looks more pissed off than usual.

John Ire: Right Odin, I want to get me hands on that Walken fella. Tonight. I know that you’re going to sign him, everyone is talkin’ about it.

Morgan Odin: I had a feeling that you would come in here asking for that John but I can’t help you. While it is true that we are going to sign Nobody, a.k.a. Carl Walken, the deal is not yet done. I can’t make a match for you with someone who isn’t on the roster.

John Ire: Well then just tell me where he is. I know he is here somewhere because Smoke is here somewhere. I want me opportunity to crack his fuckin’ skull.

Morgan Odin: I don’t know where he is John. But he is not yet my problem so if you choose to meet him outside and settle this, I won’t stop you. I also won’t sanction it. I can’t.

John Ire: I see what yer sayin’ mate. Fine. Then unsanction is the route we go. Get the word out. The champ is waiting for this Nobody cunt in the loading bay. I’ll be there all fuckin’ night.

Ire stomps out of frame and slams the door behind him, causing a picture of the Apex poster to fall of the wall.

Singles Match
Karina Zima
versus
Windham Zedler
15 Minute Time Limit

The third match of the night sees Karina Zima’s return to singles action as she takes on perennial loser Windham Zedler. Zima enters the ring and gestures to Zedler as if to say “Really? This is my competition?”.

Alan Irvine: We need to be providing an athlete like Karina Zima with better competition. Windham Zedler has never won a match!

Zedler shocks Zima by hitting her with a hard clothesline to start the match. Zedler then starts putting the boots to her before letting her get up.

Chris Jones: Zima can’t afford to get cocky. Zedler may be on a significant losing streak but that makes him dangerous. This Southern Man has the ability, he just needs to get some wins.

Alan Irvine: You can have all of the ability in the world but if you can’t win then why the hell are you here? Contracts in FTF can be terminated at every time if a competitor  is on a big losing streak. I think that Zedler has the worst record going right now!

When Zima gets up Zedler hits her with a toe kick to the mid-section and he attempts a piledriver but Zima spins out of it and nails him with a high kick to the side of the head.

Chris Jones: Zima is a slippery competitor, no doubt about that.

Zedler tries to cover up but Zima hits him with a knee to the gut. Zima then plants him with a Northern lights suplex into a bridge. Zima gets a two count but Zedler kicks out just after two.

Chris Jones: Zima is coming off of a win last week that she had little to do with. She needs to prove herself tonight.

Alan Irvine: She needs to prove nothing! She is one of the top singles stars in FTF and she is one half of one of the best tag teams. Zima is a top talent. Zedler is not even close.

Both get to their feet and Zedler is hit with a forearm smash from Zima. Zima then smacks Zedler in the back of the head a few times which infuriates him.

Chris Jones: Now she is just mocking him. This is uncalled for.

Zedler comes back with a furious uppercut that knocks Zima backwards into the corner. Zedler follows that up with a running stinger splash and then he takes Zima out of the corner with a running bulldog.

Chris Jones: Zedler is gaining momentum. This could be a massive upset!

Alan Irvine: Zima won’t be able to show her face around her for weeks if Zedler breaks his streak by beating her.

Zedler begs for Zima to get back up and when she does he boots her in the mid-section and attempts the piledriver again. Zima reverses it with a big back drop where Zedler lands with a thud.

Chris Jones: And there goes all of Zedler’s momentum…

Zima roars and takes Zedler, dropping him with the Proshchay Driver! Zedler is on dream street as Zima covers and gets a three count, securing victory.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Karina Zima!

– TWO WEEKS AWAY

sixteen

FTF Championship
Second Hand Smoke (Challenger)
versus
John Ire (Champion)

Episode Sixteen will see the leader of The Dread Haven, The Emissary of Darkness Second Hand Smoke challenge The Angry Bloke, “Pissed Off” John Ire for the FTF Championship. It’s Undefeated Streak versus Championship in the main event.

Tag Team Match
Jin Feng & Ren Bao
versus
Lazlo Vaughan & Tom Cherry
15 Minute Time Limit

Next up was tag team action as the new tandem of Chinese stars Jin Feng and Ren Bao took on the team of Lazlo Vaughan and Tom Cherry.

Alan Irvine: I think that these two might be my new favourite tag team! What a pairing. The Handsome Grifter and The Heartstopper. I love it!

Cherry and Bao start the match with a lockup. Bao takes Cherry down with a snapmare and then hits him with a quick dropkick to the back of the head.

Chris Jones: We saw the debut of these two Chinese stars last week in a losing effort. A win over Cherry and Vaughan would do wonders for their careers.

Alan Irvine: Get real Jones! We are looking at FTFs hottest new tag team. The Heart Grifters!

Chris Jones: That’s pretty week Irv.

Alan Irvine: You’re pretty weak!

Cherry tries to rally back with a running shoulder block but Bao holds on to him with a chokehold. Bao backs up into his own corner where he tags in Feng.

Chris Jones: Ren Bao and Jin Feng trained together. They were a tag team in China. Now they have come to North America together. They are definitely the more experienced team in this match Irv.

Alan Irvine: Experience isn’t everything Jones. Vaughan and Cherry have the je ne c’est quoi. They have the x-factor that can trump experience.

Feng shoots over the top rope with a double stomp to Cherry’s back just as Bao releases his hold. Feng then gets Cherry up and goes for an inverted atomic drop but Cherry back flips and lands on his feet.

Chris Jones: Great athleticism from The Heartstopper Tom Cherry.

Cherry darts and tags in Vaughan who shoots into the ring with a slingshot spear that takes Feng down. Vaughan then mounts Feng and lays into him with rights and lefts.

Alan Irvine: The Handsome Grifter is taking it to Jin Feng! Get him Vaughan, welcome him to FTF with your fists!

Chris Jones: Vaughan certainly is motivated. He had a great match with FTF Champion John Ire last week that showed everyone that he is going to be a player in the future.

Vaughan shoots Feng into the ropes and plants him with a sky high. Vaughan pins but Feng kicks out at two. Vaughan gets up and goes for a running knee to Feng’s face but Feng is able to evade it.

Chris Jones: This is Feng’s opportunity. He needs to tag in his partner Ren Bao!

Feng goes to tag in Bao but Vaughan pulls him backwards into a German suplex with a bridge. Vaughan gets a two count but Bao breaks up the fall at the last second.

Alan Irvine: Come on ref! Get ahold of this match!

While the referee tries to get Bao out of the ring, Cherry enters the ring and nails Feng with a low blow. Cherry then charges and clotheslines Bao over the top rope.

Chris Jones: There goes Ren Bao and Tom Cherry! Jin Feng is left all alone with Lazlo Vaughan and Feng is hurting from that low blow!

The Handsome Grifter then gets Feng up and nails him with The Pigeon Drop. Vaughan covers and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, Lazlo Vaughan and Tom Cherry!

Following the contest Lazlo Vaughan and Tom Cherry celebrate. The lights then go out and stay that way for a few moments. When they come back on there is someone new in the ring.

Chris Jones: He’s back! It’s Lobo Malo!

Vaughan turns around and walks right into a 180 hook kick to the face from Lobo Malo! Cherry wants no part of this and he flees the ring.

Chris Jones: Lobo Malo is back and he wants revenge for the brutal attack that Vaughan treated him to at Duality.

Alan Irvine: What a coward! He’s attacking him from behind!

Chris Jones: I don’t think that Lobo Malo cares about honour right now. He wants blood!

Vaughan tries to defend himself but Malo pops up and plants him with Mala Luna! Malo then continues his assault until security floods the ring. The two are eventually separated and Toronto roars in approval of Lobo Malo’s return.

– DOWNSHIFT

Backstage Windham Zedler is walking. He passes by a garbage can and kicks it, furious with yet another loss on his record. He passes by Tom Cherry, who is eating an apple.

Tom Cherry: Tough break guy. You just can’t seem to get a win, can you?

Windham Zedler: Fuck you pal, I don’t want to hear yer bullshit. Understand?

Tom Cherry: Well of course you don’t want to hear it. But you need to hear it. You see, my record in FTF so far is flawless. I’m 3-0, never been beaten. You’re at, what, 0-5 now? That’s pretty shit man.

Windham Zedler: Great observation partner. Thanks for sharing it.

Tom Cherry: What I’m saying is that maybe you aren’t cut out for this place, y’know? Maybe a few more years on the indies and you can come back. This might just be too high a level for you.

Zedler grinds his teeth, loudly.

Tom Cherry: Just something to think about man. Go back to the indies and thrive! You’ll fuckin’ love it.

Cherry takes a big bite of his apple and walks off, leaving Zedler stewing.

tagtitles

FTF Tag Team Championship
Tag Team Match
The Kingmakers
versus
White Wolves (c)
15 Minute Time Limit

Our main event sees The Kingmakers hit the ring first, followed by the champion White Wolves who are accompanied by Ken Laurier. The Wolves get a big pop, just like earlier in the evening.

Chris Jones: This is a massive opportunity for The Kingmakers. If they can defeat The White Wolves tonight then the entire complexion of the tag team division changes.

Joffrey Gough and Constance Ripley start the match for their respective teams. They lock up with Joffrey forcing Ripley into a head lock. Ripley shoots Joffrey into the ropes.

Alan Irvine: The Kingmakers are beyond royalty. These two brothers come from a very powerful family and having them as our tag team champions would do wonders for FTF’s brand image.

On Joffrey’s return hit hits Ripley with a shoulder block that takes her down. Joffrey then tries to hit her with a falling elbow but Ripley rolls out of the way and kicks him in the face.

Chris Jones: A hard kick to the face of Joffrey Gough. Good thing that he is wealthy because plastic surgery may be in his future.

Alan Irvine: No chance. He is a battle tested warrior! Just because he is rich, doesn’t mean that he’s a pussy.

Ripley shoots Joffrey into the ropes and on his return she leaps over him. When he comes back the second time she sends him flying with a monkey flip. Joffrey scrambles to his corner and tags in his brother Brixton.

Chris Jones: A tag from Joffrey and it couldn’t have come any sooner for The Kingmakers.

The Kingmakers charge and nail Ripley with a double clothesline. They get her up, shoot her into the ropes and take her down with a double flapjack before the referee makes Joffrey leave the ring.

Alan Irvine: This is real tag team wrestling Jones. The Kingmakers are brothers. They grew up together, they know every move that the other is going to make.

Chris Jones: The White Wolves trained together for years.

Alan Irvine: The Kingmakers have been together for nearly two decades!

Brixton puts a knee on the back of Ripley’s neck, using the ropes for leverage. The referee applies a five count and Brixton let’s go at four. He then treats Ripley to a parting stomp to the back of the head before backing off.

Chris Jones: A cheap shot from Brixton Gough.

Ripley gets up and tries to make the tag to her partner Ezra LaForge but Brixton is in her way. Brixton catches her and holds her as Ripley tries to reach for her partner. Brixton plants her with a sit-out spinebuster and covers, only getting a two count.

Alan Irvine: No tag today Ripley!

Chris Jones: Constance Ripley is in a bad way. She was pinned by Hatchet Muldoon last week so you know that she wants to make a statement tonight.

Alan Irvine: She should just be focussed on keeping the titles.

Brixton drags Ripley to The Kingmakers’ corner and tags Joffrey back in. Brixton lifts Ripley up onto his shoulders in the electric chair. Joffrey leaps off of the top rope and takes Ripley off of his brother’s shoulders with a bulldog!

Alan Irvine: What a move! We are going to have new champions!

Chris Jones: Constance Ripley may be down for the count!

Joffrey covers and nearly gets the three count but Ripley kicks out at the last second. Ripley tries to rally back but Joffrey catches her with a boot to the mid-section. Joffrey calls for a ddt.

Alan Irvine: If Joffrey Gough hits this, it’s over!

Joffrey tries to pull Ripley back with a ddt but she counters it and tosses him over head with a Northern Lights Suplex! Ripley drops to her knees and reaches out to her corner.

Chris Jones: Constance Ripley needs to get to Ezra LaForge or the Tag Team Titles will slip through the White Wolves’ hands!

Alan Irvine: Paws, I think you mean.

Chris Jones: Be serious Irv! This is a title match.

Ripley is crawling towards the corner when Joffrey is able to tag Brixton back in. Brixton enters the ring and charges for Ripley. Brixton grabs her foot but Ripley hits him with an enziguiri!

Chris Jones: This is Ripley’s chance!

Ripley dives and makes the tag to LaForge. LaForge enters the ring and nails Joffrey with a running shoulder block into the corner. Brixton comes at LaForge but she evades a right hand and plants him with a German suplex.

Chris Jones: Ezra LaForge coming in like a house on fire!

Alan Irvine: Come on Goughs! Get ahold of this situation.

Joffrey staggers out of the corner and Ripley but she boots him in the mid-section and plants him with Nostromo! Joffrey rolls out of the ring and Ripley turns just in time to heed the call from LaForge.

Chris Jones: It’s time!

Brixton stands and turns right into the Pack Mentality dual superkicks from LaForge and Ripley! Brixton is floored and LaForge covers for the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners and still FTF Tag Team Champions, Constance Ripley and Ezra LaForge, The White Wolves!

“Teeth” cues up and The White Wolves are handed the Tag Team Titles. Just as they take hold of the titles Hatchet Muldoon and VJ Merrick run into the ring through the crowd.

Alan Irvine: Here come the Aus-holes! The Wolves are in real trouble now.

Muldoon blasts Ripley with a lariat to the back of the head and Merrick does the same to LaForge. The Kingmakers reenter the ring and join in on the assault. Brixton helps Muldoon get LaForge up for the Drongo Bomb. Joffrey helps Merrick get Ripley up for a Drongo Bomb of his own.

Chris Jones: This is a mugging! Four-on-two!

Before either can complete the move, Hiccup Bigelow and Mick Mooney run to the ring. F.U.X. and The Kingmakers choose to flee instead of fight. The Wolves have been saved from serious injury, for now.

– AS YOU WISH

John Ire is sitting on the ledge of the loading dock with a six pack of Guinness by his side. Well, it was a six pack. Now it’s more like two. The FTF Title is sitting beside him when he hears a voice behind him. It’s Second Hand Smoke.

Second Hand Smoke: Lovely night, isn’t it Jonathan.

Ire turns to see Smoke and Ire pops up to his feet, in a fighting stance.

John Ire: Ye are one ballsy cunt. I wanted to take on your boy but you’ll do, since I know that it’s ye that is callin’ his shots.

Second Hand Smoke: I just thought that we could discuss this Jonathan. You see, I just wanted to talk this out before things got out of hand…

John Ire: The time fer talkin’ is way past mate. All we can do now is throw hands. Understand?

Second Hand Smoke: If that is what you want. Then so be it.

Smoke lights a piece of flash paper and it ignites in Ire’s face, temporarily blinding him. Smoke then hits Ire with a boot to the chest that sends Ire off the loading bay backwards! Ire falls five feet and lands on a pile of wooden pallets, crushing them.

Smoke walks to the edge of the loading bay and calls down to Ire, who is laying in a heap in a serious amount of pain.

Second Hand Smoke: When you wake up in the hospital Jonathan, remember one thing. Remember that I gave you an opportunity to talk this through. You wanted to fight.

The camera pans over to show Nobody approaching Ire. Nobody is holding a large pipe. Ire gets up to his knees and Nobody measures him up.

John Ire: Go on with it ye crazy cunt. If ye have the sack.

Nobody winds up and Ire doesn’t flinch. Smoke watches from atop the loading bay and then nods. Nobody acknowledges the order and winds up even further. At the last second Nobody is tackled into a pile of full garbage bags. The camera pulls out.

Chris Jones: It’s Al Derringer! Al Derringer has returned!

Derringer turns to check on Ire. Smoke smirks and disappears back into the bowels of the arena. Ire tells Derringer that he is alright. Derringer turns to face Nobody but the latter is gone, having disappeared into the night.

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Match Results:
– Hiccup Bigelow def. VJ Merrick
– Karina Zima def. Windham Zedler
– Vaughan & Cherry def. Feng & Bao
– White Wolves def. Kingmakers to retain the Tag Team Titles

FTF Episode 013

thirteen

The Fire Pit Arena
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PRE RECORDED
on
August 28th, 2016

– THE EMISSARY OF DARKNESS

The night begins with “Forever Pissed” cuing up and the audience comes alive. FTF Champion, “Pissed Off” John Ire walks to the ring with the title belt slung over his shoulder. He enters the ring and takes hold of a microphone.

John Ire: Alright Toronto?

A pop which means, yeah, they’re alright.

John Ire: Yeah, me too. As ye can see I’m still the fuckin’ champ. Yeah Kana gave me a run for me money and yeah she even pinned me once but once I kicked into full pissed off mode then she didn’t stand a fuckin’ chance.

Another pop, a big “Pissed Off! Pissed Off! Pissed Off!” chant starts up which prompts the champ to stop talking for a moment. He lets it carry on for a few moments before speaking again.

John Ire: I’m done with her now. Morgan Odin has assured me that I won’t have to defend me belt against her again because she’s had three chances and she blew it each fuckin’ time. I mean, I’m not afraid to go her again but you people deserve to see a fresh matchup.

Toronto likes that idea.

John Ire: So who the f-

Ire is cut off when the lights in The Fire Pit go out. Somber orchestral music cues up and the stage fills with fog. A chill falls over the arena when Second Hand Smoke walks out onto the stage.

Second Hand Smoke: Hello Jonathan. I do not believe that you and I have been formerly introduced. I am called Second Hand Smoke. I have let this company and the audience know little about me and with good reason, however, I think that it is time that you and I get to know each other.

Ire doesn’t look shaken in the least.

John Ire: Mate I know just who the fuck ye are. Ye been tormenting my mate Derringer for months now. Ye kidnapped his army buddy. Ye brutalized him at Duality. So bad that he isn’t here tonight. That and ye seem to just be an all around creepy cunt.

Second Hand Smoke: All of that is true and although I do not agree with your wording of the last statement, I cannot deny the veracity of it. I am not a nice person. I am the minister of the dread haven. I am the emissary of darkness.

John Ire: Dread haven? Emissary of darkness? Is all of this suppose to scare me mate? Because ye have fail in that respect, I’ve gotta tell ye.

Second Hand Smoke: Oh I know that you aren’t scared of me Jonathan. But you should be. I have made it my mission to rid FTF of false idols. It began with the false hero Al Derringer and now it will continue with you. You are not fit to hold that championship. You are not fit to be at the forefront of the company.

John Ire: Says fuckin’ who mate? I’ve never been fuckin’ beaten in a one on one contest. No one has been able to step to me and put me down. Who better to lead this company?

Second Hand Smoke: Me, Jonathan. I am better. I can boast the same accolades, save for being FTF Champion. The only reason that you are standing in that ring with the championship and I am not is because I was not entered into the Summit Series. I was denied that opportunity.

John Ire: So it’s opportunity that ye want? Well opportunity is standin’ right here waiting for ye. I’ll give ye a shot at me championship right here tonight if ye want.

Smoke shakes his head.

Second Hand Smoke: Oh Jonathan. You know that is not possible. You already have a match tonight. Plus, I believe that a clash between you and I needs a bigger stage. Perhaps on Episode Sixteen? I’ve been told that we are calling it Apex, which seems apt.

John Ire: Fine mate. Ye want to give me a go at Apex? Ye think that you can take the top spot? You’re welcome to fuckin’ try. I accept. I’ll send your spooky ass back to the graveyard. Permanently.

“Forever Pissed” cues up and Smoke practically levitates back through the curtain as Ire holds the FTF Championship high in the air.

Tag Team Match
Jin Feng & Ren Bao
versus
The Kingmakers
15 Minute Time Limit

The first match of the evening sees the debut of Chinese wrestlers Jin Feng and Ren Bao as they take on Joffrey and Brixton Gough, The Kingmakers.

Chris Irvine: This is a big opportunity for Jin Feng and Ren Bao!

Alan Jones: They are already signed and The Kingmakers have had one match. This is pratically a debut for both teams. The Kingmakers can wash away that first loss in the D3T.

Brixton and Feng start the match with Brixton offering a handshake. When Feng accepted the handshake, Brixton slapped him in the face.

Alan Jones: Love that! Welcome to FTF Jin Feng.

Feng comes off of the ropes and Brixton hits him with a knee to the mid-section. Brixton tags in Joffrey who enters the ring with a slingshot flipping senton.

Chris Irvine: The Gough Brothers may be the most in sync team in FTF.

Alan Jones: They are called The Kingmakers Irvine, get it going.

Joffrey sends Feng into the corner but Feng leaps to the top rope, backflips over top of Joffrey and lands behind him. Feng then dives and tags in Bao.

Chris Irvine: The Chinese stars get a chance at some offence!

Bao and Feng send Joffrey into the ropes and on his return they plant him with a double flap jack. Bao covers for a quick two count.

Chris Irvine: A near fall for the new recruits!

Bao gets Joffrey up and attempts a swinging neckbreaker but Joffrey sends him into the Kingmakers’ corner. Brixton smashes Bao with a forearm to the face from the apron.

Alan Jones: They may be rookies but that was a veteran move! The Kingmakers aren’t going to let some rookies take them down. Fuck.

Joffrey tags in Brixton and they nail Bao with a double spike piledriver. Joffrey then runs and nails Feng off of the apron as Brixton covers Bao for the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, Joffrey and Brixton Gough, The Kingmakers!

Both Gough brothers take a bow after having their hands raised. On the way out of the ring Joffrey kicks Ren Bao right in the face, a serious sign of disrespect. (And quite frankly, a real dick move.)

– CASUALTIES

In the backstage area FTF General Manager, Morgan Odin stands with FTF Interviewer Ben Choi. As usual, Odin’s hair is insanely on point. Guy looks like a grown up pop star.

Ben Choi: Morgan Odin, I’ve been told that you can tell me the status of both Miyami Kana and Lobo Malo following Duality.

Morgan Odin: Indeed I can. Miyami Kana will be out for an indeterminate amount of time with an undisclosed injury. Her manager, Ono Inari has demanded that we do not disclose anything about her client’s injury and I have to honour that request.

Ben Choi: You can’t give us any kind of idea of when Miyami Kana will return to action?

Morgan Odin: Unfortunately so.

Ben Choi: And what about Lobo Malo?

Morgan Odin: Lobo Malo is dealing with an injured ankle, however, he will remain in Canada. I am very aware of the threat that faces him should he return to Mexico and I will not subject him to that. Malo is recovering at a secure medical facility. This was done at the behest of the higher ups at our parent company, the Kasai Sanda Company.

Ben Choi: Is there a timeline for his return?

Morgan Odin: Thankfully his injury is not severe and he will be back in action by Apex in three weeks. He has asked that I give him an opportunity to get revenge on Lazlo Vaughan for Vaughan’s actions at Duality but I have yet to make a decision regarding that matter.

Ben Choi: My final question Mr. Odin is in regards to what we just saw. Will you make the FTF Championship match at Apex official?

Morgan Odin: I can. As much as I don’t care for how Second Hand Smoke has gone about things in his FTF career so far, he has never been defeated. His incredible display of violence at Duality can not be ignore. Therefore I can officially announce that at Episode Sixteen: Apex John Ire will defend his FTF Championship against Second Hand Smoke.

Ben Choi: Thank you for your time Mr. Odin.

Morgan Odin: Thank you Ben.

And with that, a very awkward interview ending.

Singles Match
Bill Griff
versus
Tom Cherry
15 Minute Time Limit

The next contest is another debut match as the big man Bill Griff takes on Tom Cherry. The match begins with Cherry charging Griff and then stopping short to stare at Griff.

Chris Jones: I’m a little surprised that Cherry is charging a beast like Bill Griff.

Cherry then kisses Griff on the cheek and that fires Griff up. Griff levels Cherry with a clothesline. Griff gets Cherry up, puts him over his shoulder and plants him with a powerslam.

Alan Irvine: This Bill Griff guy is man handling Tom Cherry. I really don’t care for it. Tom Cherry is our top prospect, Griff is trying to kill him.

Griff sends Cherry into the ropes and on Cherry’s return Griff sends him flipping high in the air with a back body drop like he weighs absolutely nothing.

Chris Jones: Cherry got some height on that! Bill Griff is really taking the fight to Cherry in his debut.

Alan Irvine: Cherry had a strong debut and now he’s being made to look like a joke!

Griff mounts Cherry and starts hitting him with some big shots. Cherry escapes and tries to crawl away but Griff grabs him and deadlifts him with a German suplex. Cherry lands hard and rolls out of the ring.

Chris Jones: The power of Bill Griff!

Cherry is trying to recover on the outside when Griff charges at him. Cherry catches Griff with a drop toe hold that sends Griff’s face right into the steel steps. Cherry then backs up and nails Griff with a double stomp to the back of the head, onto the steps!

Chris Jones: Oh my God! Did you hear that Irv? I swear Bill Griff’s skull just cracked.

Alan Irvine: I think I’m going to spew.

The audience his shock after that vile move. Cherry rolls back into the ring and demands that the referee counts Griff out. The referee has no choice as Griff is knocked out cold.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner via count out, Tom Cherry!

The referee raises Tom Cherry’s hand and then exits the ring to check on Bill Griff. The referee calls for EMTs as Cherry celebrates in the ring.

– THE REMATCH

Backstage FTF Interviewer Mischa Sloan stands with Hatchet Muldoon and VJ Merrick, F.U.X. Both of these Aussie pricks look angry. What else is new.

Mischa Sloan: Hatchet Muldoon, VJ Merrick, the two of you came up short in the Duality Tag Team Tournament last week. The White Wolves defeated you to become the first ever FTF Tag Team Champions. Can I get your thoughts on that?

Hatchet Muldoon: You want our thoughts love? Let me tell you our fookin’ thoughts. Our thoughts are that we were robbed by those two cunts.

Mischa Sloan: I don’t think that’s-

VJ Merrick: It doesn’t matter what you think love. What matters is what’s next, right? We’re officially challenging those two cunts to a rematch at Apex. We want a chance to redeem ourselves. We are the best bloody tag team in this fuckin’ dump.

Hatchet Muldoon: Those two whelps don’t deserve to walk around this company with our fookin’ titles. We are the best tag team in FTF and we will prove it. We will tear through those two like a machete through thick bush.

VJ Merrick: I bet they have thick bushes.

Hatchet Muldoon: That is uncalled for mate. You know that they probably keep it clean. Their shite wrestlers but their still nice pieces. I’d root either of them.

Mischa Sloan: Gentlemen please, there is no need to sexual objectify the champions.

Hatchet Muldoon: You’re right. Because we are going to victimize them. We are going to mangle them. We are going to make things fookin’ right. Tonight in the eight person tag match we’ll show everyone who the top cunts are around here.

F.U.X. walk out of the room, taking their male bravado and evident lack of sex appeal with them.

Singles Match
John Ire
versus
Lazlo Vaughan
15 Minute Time Limit

The next contest got a big pop right off of the bat as the champ came out for the second time tonight. The next person out got showered with boos like he killed an infant, that man being Lazlo Vaughan.

Chris Jones: Lazlo Vaughan looking to pick up a win tonight after losing to Lobo Malo at Duality.

Alan Irvine: He may have lost the match but he certainly got a personal victory. He put Malo on the shelf.

Ire rushes Vaughan right off the hop but Vaughan runs to the corner. Ire pulls him back into the ring and Vaughan pokes him in the eye, unseen by the ref. (No pun intended.)

Chris Jones: A cheap shot from Vaughan. Irv how big would a victory be for Vaughan tonight?

Alan Irvine: It would without question put him into the conversation for an FTF Championship match. Sure, we know that Second Hand Smoke is next in line but this would be a massive win for Vaughan.

Vaughan jumps on Ire’s back and locks in a sleeper hold, actually being able to wear Ire down. Vaughan then releases the hold, charges and hits Ire with a sick kick.

Chris Jones: I truly believe that if Lazlo Vaughan simply focussed on wrestling and winning, he could be a force here in FTF.

Alan Irvine: He already is! The man has been here for a short amount of time and he’s put one of our most beloved wrestlers on the shelf. And right now he has the champion on the ropes.

Chris Jones: What I’m saying is that he’s talented and I think that he would have a lot more success if he simply focussed.

Alan Irvine: Just watch, Jones.

Vaughan covers but only gets a two count. Vaughan then puts the boots to Ire and then steps off of the second rope and drops a knee onto Ire’s forehead.

Chris Jones: Lazlo Vaughan, the snakeoil salesman, has the champion on the ropes.

Alan Irvine: He actually likes to be known as the Handsome Grifter. Come on Jones.

Chris Jones: My most sincere apologies.

Ire is down as Vaughan drops on top of him and applies a chinlock, trying with all of his might to keep the champion grounded.

Chris Jones: I’ve got to say Irv, I’ve been very impressed with Lazlo Vaughan tonight.

Alan Irvine: He is reinvigorated! He destroyed Lobo Malo and now he’s going to destroy the champion. Lazlo Vaughan is the future of FTF.

The referee checks Ire’s hand and on the third time that he attempts to drop it, Ire fires up and Vaughan practically shits his pants.

Chris Jones: The Angry Bloke lives!

Alan Irvine: What?

Chris Jones: He calls himself that.

Ire fights up and nails Vaughan with some elbows to the mid-section. Ire then turns and grabs Vaughan around the throat, tossing him into the corner.

Chris Jones: Ire has that look in his eyes Irv.

Ire follows that up with a running body avalanche and then Vaughan stumbles right into a double a spinebuster!

Chris Jones: The Enforcer would be proud!

Vaughan is fucked up, getting to his feet. When he does finally stand Ire winds up and blasts him with The Pisstaker elbow! Vaughan lands on the back of his neck and Ire stacks him up into a pinfall, getting the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, FTF Champion “Pissed Off” John Ire!

Following the contest John Ire is handed his title and his arm is raised. Then from the crowd comes a figure covered in facepaint.

Chris Jones: That’s Carl Walken. What the hell is he doing here?

Walken slides into the ring and he is wielding a steel chair. He smashes Ire in the back with it, dropping the champion. Walken begins wearing Ire out with the chair as Second Hand Smoke saunters to the ring.

Alan Irvine: Smoke has complete control over Walken and he is using him to do his bidding.

Chris Jones: Smoke has broken this soldier. He has made him lose his goddamn mind. This is disgusting!

Smoke enters the ring and takes hold of a microphone.

Second Hand Smoke: Do you understand now Jonathan? Do you understand what I mean by my Dread Haven? This man has joined my cause because he believes in me, the emissary of darkness.

Smoke approaches Walken and puts his hand on his shoulder.

Second Hand Smoke: I have freed Carl Walken. I have shown him a new path. He now realizes that he was too concerned with trying to be somebody. He was too concerned with being what society believes is a hero. No longer will he lie to himself and try to be a somebody. Now, he is Nobody.

Smoke and Nobody exit the ring, leaving the champion down and out.

– STAY HUMBLE

Backstage the FTF Tag Team Champions, Constance Ripley and Ezra LaForge are standing with their mentor and manager, Ken Laurier.

Ken Laurier: I’m proud of you girls. You came together in my absence and were able to run through the tag team division. A remarkable feat.

Ezra LaForge: You deserve your credit too Ken. You brought us together. I know that I could have done any of this without Rip.

Constance Ripley: Of course you couldn’t have. Singles wrestlers don’t usually do so well in tag team matches. You know all about that.

Ezra LaForge: Don’t be an asshole.

Ken Laurier: Enough gloating about the past. You now need to focus on defending those titles. Those Aussie bastards are dead set on coming after you.

Constance Ripley: Let them. We beat them once and we’ll do it again. No one has been able to beat the Wolves yet. We plan on keeping things that way.

Ken Laurier: Don’t get arrogant. You still have a lot to prove. Tonight in the main event you are going to have a target on both of your backs. F.U.X. and Pretty/Dirty are both willing to do whatever they need to do to prove a point. You need to be on alert.

Ezra LaForge: Don’t worry about us Ken. We’re the champs. That fact isn’t changing any time soon.

LaForge and Ripley collect their titles and walk out of frame, leaving Laurier sporting a concerned look on his face.

Eight Person Tag Team Match
F.U.X.
Pretty/Dirty
versus
Hiccup Bigelow & Mick Mooney
White Wolves
15 Minute Time Limit

All four teams came to the ring, with the champion White Wolves coming out last. They got a huge ovation from Toronto. Likely because they are Canadian. Likely.

Chris Jones: A huge reception for the new champions!

Everyone takes their places with Mick Mooney and Marie Veleno starting the match. The referee looks less than pleased about having to try and call this one.

Alan Irvine: This match is going to be anarchy. Everyone wants to prove that they are the best tag team in FTF.

Chris Jones: This will set the tone for the coming weeks in the tag team division.

Veleno and Mooney lock up with Veleno taking Mooney down with an arm drag. Mooney gets right back up and treats Veleno to an arm drag of his own. The two get back up and Mooney hits Veleno with a dropkick.

Chris Jones: Hiccup Bigelow and Mick Mooney have had a hard time gaining traction. A win with the champions tonight could put them back into title contention.

Veleno stumbles back into her corner where Hatchet Muldoon tags himself in. Muldoon enters the ring and practically takes Mooney’s head off with a clothesline. Muldoon gets up, points at the Wolves and then lifts Mooney up.

Alan Irvine: Show ’em what they are in for Muldoon.

Chris Jones: F.U.X. feel that they are the rightful champions. Something tells me that they will do whatever it takes to claim those titles.

Muldoon has Mooney up with a military press. He then stomps over to his corner and VJ Merrick tags in. Merrick climbs to the top rope as Muldoon drops Mooney and plants him with a powerslam.

Alan Irvine: F.U.X. got to the finals of the D3T for a reason. Say what you will about their tactics but they are an incredible tag team.

Merrick comes off of the top rope with a double stomp right onto Mooney and he covers but Hiccup Bigelow enters the ring and breaks up the pin. Karina Zima enters the ring and clotheslines Bigelow over the top rope to the outside.

Chris Jones: This is beginning to break down Irv!

Alan Irvine: Yeah because Hiccup Bigelow broke the rules. We need order!

Chris Jones: I never thought I’d hear you be the voice of reason.

Alan Irvine: I’m full of surprises.

Mooney is able to make it to his corner where he tags in Constance Ripley. Ripley charges and nails Merrick with a flipping leg lariat. Ripley covers but Merrick kicks out. Merrick makes it to his corner where he tags Muldoon back in.

Alan Irvine: Here comes the heavy machinery!

Muldoon enters the ring and nails Ripley with a running drive by kick to the head. LaForge then hits a springboard into the ring, looking for a seated senton but Muldoon holds her up and powerbombs her over the top rope on top of Zima and Bigelow!

Chris Jones: Hatchet Muldoon’s power can only be described as one word, scary.

Alan Irvine: The man doesn’t suffer drongos. He’s wild and he’s aggressive.

Muldoon shoots Ripley into the ropes but Ripley hits a handspring and comes back with a cutter that puts Muldoon down. Merrick jumps into the ring and goes after Ripley but she guides him right into her corner where LaForge catches him with a high kick to the face.

Chris Jones: VJ Merrick finds himself in enemy territory!

Mooney and LaForge then grab Merrick and double suplex him over the top rope to the floor! There is a loud thud as all three of them land in a heap. The referee is concerned with them as Zima slides back into the ring.

Chris Jones: Mooney and LaForge take out Merrick!

Alan Irvine: And themselves with him!

Ripley turns and walks right into the Proshchay Driver from Zima! But before Zima can react Bigelow shoots into the ring and takes her down with a springboard blockbuster! Zima rolls out of the ring to the floor.

Chris Jones: The referee needs to get some control over these competitors!

Bigelow gets up to her feet only for Veleno to enter the ring and plant her with a jumping corkscrew roundhouse kick. Bigelow goes down but Ripley is back up. Ripley plants Veleno with a ranhei that sends Veleno to the outside.

Alan Irvine: This is absurd. Is their no regard for the rules?

Chris Jones: I like how you only want regard for the rules when it suits your favourites.

Alan Irvine: It’s all about perspective Jones.

Everyone is down accept for Muldoon and Ripley. Ripley turns to face her opponent where Muldoon boots her in the mid-section, lifts her up and plants her with the Drongo Bomb! Muldoon covers and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, F.U.X. and Pretty/Dirty!

VJ Merrick slides back into the ring and stands tall with Hatchet Muldoon over Constance Ripley as Episode Thirteen goes off the air.

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Match Results:
– The Kingmakers def. Jin Feng & Ren Bao
– Tom Cherry def. Bill Griff
– John Ire def. Lazlo Vaughan
– F.U.X. & Pretty/Dirty def. White Wolves & Bigelow/Mooney

FTF Episode 012: Duality

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It’s time for our third supershow where we will see a Death Match, the D3T Finals, and a 2 Out of 3 Falls match for the FTF Championship.

The Fire Pit Arena
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PRE RECORDED
on
August 21st, 2016

— OPENING

The FTF signature plays but it is altered to show the Duality logo. The audience in The Fire Pit is excited with signs in the audience reading “PISS ON KANA”, “PACK MENTALITY”, “RESPECT THE SARG”. We then cut to ringside.

Chris Jones: Welcome ladies and gentlemen to FTF Episode Twelve: Duality. My name is Chris Jones alongside my broadcast colleague Alan Irvine. Al, this is our third and biggest supershow yet. How are you feeling?

Alan Irvine: I’m feeling great. It’s almost like we have three main events tonight. Al Derringer and Second Hand Smoke are going to go to war in a Death Match. I can’t wait to see it.

Chris Jones: It’s going to be a brutal affair. One has to wonder how Carl Walken is going to factor into that contest after he attacked his friend Al Derringer last week.

Alan Irvine: We’ll have to wait and see. But we also get to see F.U.X. face the White Wolves in the finals of the D3T to determine the first FTF Tag Team Champions. Tonight is the night for those surly Australians.

Chris Jones: The White Wolves are undefeated as a tag team so the D3T Final is bound to be quite the contest. That is one of two title matches on the show as the main event is going to see Miyami Kana challenge John Ire for the FTF Championship in a two out of three falls match.

Alan Irvine: Tonight is Miyami Kana’s night. She has lost to John Ire twice but now she has Ono Inari in her corner and she is more ferocious than ever. I don’t think that Mr. Pissed Off is going to leave here tonight with his title.

Chris Jones: That remains to be seen but we are going to get things started tonight with the debut of a brand new talent here in FTF. A man who does not lack confidence…

— THE EXPERIENCE

Backstage FTF Interviewer Mischa Sloan is standing in front of the FTF insignia.

Mischa Sloan: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time, debuting tonight at Duality, Tom Cherry.

A young wrestler with shaggy hair walks into frame sporting an arrogant grin.

Mischa Sloan: Tom, welcome to FTF.

Tom Cherry: Yeah yeah I don’t need to be welcomed by you. The audience is going to welcome me with open arms as soon as I step out on that stage. I’m Tom Cherry and while you goobers don’t know me yet…you will.

Mischa Sloan: Okay…what can we expect from your debut tonight?

Tom Cherry: Expect absolute greatness. Expect fireworks. Expect to be sexually aroused in a way the scares and confuses you. Watching me is an experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Trust.

Mischa Sloan: Any words for your opponent Windham Zedler?

Tom Cherry: Who? The guy across the ring from me? Fuck ’em, I don’t care. He’s gonna lose and there is absolutely nothing he can do about it. Pay attention honey, you’re gonna fucking love this.

Cherry walks out of frame and Sloan looks annoyed.

Singles Match
Tom Cherry
versus
Windham Zedler
15 Minute Time Limit

Tom Cherry struts to the ring and due to his interview, the crowd is not exactly kind to him. He doesn’t seem to care, he just grins and soaks it all in like the entire arena is chanting his name.

Chris Jones: Tom Cherry certainly is a confident young man.

Alan Irvine: The man oozes charisma Jones. He’s right, I love it!

Windham Zedler is out next and he actually gets a pop, mainly because the crowd already hates Cherry and they want to see him get punched in the mouth. The bell sounds and they square up.

Chris Jones: Here we go, Tom Cherry’s first match in FTF.

Cherry and Zedler go to lock up but Cherry holds a figure up, gesturing for Zedler to pause for a moment. Cherry drops to a knee to tie his boot and Zedler looks perplexed. Cherry then darts forward and drives Zedler into a corner with his shoulder.

Alan Irvine: Ha ha amazing! What a ploy from Tom Cherry.

Chris Jones: An effective way to start this match for Tom Cherry. Windham Zedler didn’t see that coming at all.

Alan Irvine: Windham is still fucked up from when Second Hand Smoke choked him out last week.

Cherry has Zedler in the corner and hits him with a series of big shoulder blocks before smashing Zedler with a European uppercut. Cherry then struts out of the corner, playing to an audience that hates him.

Chris Jones: Tom Cherry needs to focus on his opponent now, not the audience. If he loses in his debut then all credibility goes out the window.

Zedler comes back to life and charges, nailing Cherry with a big clothesline that pops the audience. Cherry gets back up and Zedler hits him with a boot to the mid-section. Zedler attempts a piledriver but Cherry blocks it.

Alan Irvine: Where the hell did Zedler learn how to wrestle?

Chris Jones: The Southern Son is quite a capable wrestler, he’s just been getting a raw deal for the last few weeks. He wouldn’t be here if he couldn’t go.

Cherry back drops Zedler but Zedler reaches up and pulls Cherry into a roll up. Zedler gets a two count but Cherry kicks out. Both men scramble to get back up but Cherry is there first and he hits Zedler with a hard soccer kick to the head.

Chris Jones: Tom Cherry muddles Zedler’s offence there. Looks like Mr. Cherry may have a bit of a mean streak.

Cherry shoots Zedler back into the corner and follows that up with a running clothesline that sees Cherry slip through onto the apron. Zedler staggers out of the corner and Cherry hits a springboard clothesline! Cherry covers but Zedler kicks out at two.

Alan Irvine: I’ve seen Cherry’s tape, I know what this kid can do and I think the argument can be made that he might be the best all around wrestler in FTF. He can do everything.

Chris Jones: He’ll need to win to prove that to our audience.

The rookie feels like he is in complete control now and he is getting cockier with the minute. Cherry shoots Zedler into the ropes and on Zedler’s return, Cherry goes for a backdrop but Zedler grabs him by the head and plants him with a running DDT!

Chris Jones: Windham Zedler will not die! Tom Cherry got overconfident and got caught!

Alan Irvine: Zedler showed up tonight, no doubt about that.

Both men are down and a small Zedler chant has started up. They stand and Zedler goes for a clothesline but Cherry evades it, kicks Zedler in the mid-section and plants him with a Tiger Driver ’98 which he calls the Cherry Popper. Cherry covers and wins in his debut.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Tom Cherry!

Tom Cherry has his hand raised and he makes the referee hold it up for much longer than necessary. Cherry then approaches the camera and puts his face far too close to the lens.

Tom Cherry: This is just the beginning honey. This was just foreplay. I haven’t even taken off my pants. Stay wet ladies and gentlemen. You fucking loved it.

Cherry then shoves the camera man backwards and plays to the audience even more, while they boo him relentlessly.

— WHAT YOU PAID FOR

In the locker room the con man Lazlo Vaughan is ready for his match but he is talking on his cellphone.

Lazlo Vaughan: Don’t worry hombre. I’m going to take him out, I’m going to send the message for you.

The voice answers.

Lazlo Vaughan: Alright fine I won’t call you hombre. But did you hear what I said? I’m going to take him out, I’m gonna beat him and then Odin will have no choice but to fire Malo. The guy is a complete bust for this company.

The voice speaks, louder this time.

Lazlo Vaughan: I’m not going to lose so don’t worry about it. I’m the best, I get things done. I’ll hurt him, I’ll make it so he can’t compete. If he can’t compete, he’s gotta go back to Mexico. That’s where you can get him. Comprende?

The voice yells causing Vaughan to hold the phone away from his ear and wince.

Lazlo Vaughan: Alright alright I won’t speak Spanish anymore. Just know that I’m going to neuter the wolf and then he’ll be shipped back to ya. Okay? Alright.

Vaughan hangs up and heads out of the locker room.

Singles Match
Lobo Malo
versus
Lazlo Vaughan
15 Minute Time Limit

Lobo Malo comes to the ring and he looks absolutely furious. Lazlo Vaughan is out next and the bell sounds. Malo rushes Vaughan immediately and spears him to the mat. Malo starts laying into Vaughan with big shots.

Chris Jones: Lazlo Vaughan is clearly in cahoots with the men that caused Lobo Malo to flee Mexico. He is here to hurt him tonight, he wants to put him out so that he’ll be forced to go home.

Alan Irvine: Vaughan wants to get paid. These Rivero people, whoever they are want Malo back in Mexico for whatever reason.

Chris Jones: Malo is showing here that he isn’t going anywhere without a fight.

Malo shoots Vaughan into the corner and follows that up with a running dropkick to the face. Vaughan comes out of the corner and Malo goes for a hurricanranna but Vaughan holds him up and powerbombs him into the corner.

Alan Irvine: What a counter from Lazlo Vaughan!

Malo comes out of the corner and throws a kick at Vaughan but Vaughan takes him down with a dragon screw! Vaughan then drops an elbow to Malo’s knee. Vaughan then wraps Malo up and applies a figure four.

Chris Jones: And here we see the plan in action. Vaughan is targeting Malo’s knee, he wants to put him out of FTF.

Alan Irvine: It’s a sound strategy. He made a promise and he wants to keep it.

Chris Jones: He wants to get paid.

Alan Irvine: That too.

The audience tries to will Malo on as Vaughan wrenches back with the figure four. Malo eventually rolls Vaughan over and the hold is broken. The two scramble back up and Vaughan takes Malo down with a chop block.

Chris Jones: Lobo Malo, despite his pleasant demeanor just seems to have enemies all over the place. Let’s not forget that Miyami Kana assaulted him pretty badly on episode nine.

Alan Irvine: Yeah and he did nothing about it! He was scared of her!

Chris Jones: I don’t think that is the case. I think that Malo got wind that The Riveros were coming for him in one way or another, which was more important to be on the lookout for.

Vaughan drops an elbow to the back of Malo’s head and then goes back to the leg. Vaughan grabs Malo’s leg and smashes Malo’s knee into the mat. Malo lets out in pain while Vaughan looks extremely pleased with himself.

Alan Irvine: Vaughan knows exactly what he is doing here. The guy is insanely calculated.

The con man starts walking around the ring, playing to the audience and they respond with serious boos. Vaughan grabs Malo by the waist and attempts a deadlift German suplex but Malo flips backward and lands on his feet, but drops to a knee in agony.

Chris Jones: That knee is hurt Irv. Vaughan has done some serious damage.

Alan Irvine: The Riveros are going to be very happy. If Malo is injured, then he gets shipped back to Mexico to recover. If he’s not working, he’s not here.

Vaughan shoots in on Malo and attempts to put him down with another dragonscrew but Malo reverses it with an enziguiri! Vaughan catches himself on the ropes and Malo hits him with a dropkick that sends him to the outside!

Chris Jones: Lobo Malo is still alive!

Vaughan tries to recover on the outside but Malo charges and dives through the ropes with a suicide dive, taking Vaughan down. Both men are down on the outside and the audience is firmly behind Malo.

Alan Irvine: The kid will not die I’ve gotta give him that! But if he gets hurt here then death may be at his door.

Chris Jones: That’s horrible.

Malo attempts to take control but Vaughan catches him with a shot to the mid-section. Vaughan then folds up Malo’s leg and drops Malo’s knee onto the steel steps. Vaughan then quickly slides Malo into the ring, ready to end the match.

Chris Jones: Things are looking bleak for Lobo Malo here.

Alan Irvine: He knows he’s in trouble. He’s terrified. The pussy.

Vaughan boots Malo in the mid-section and sets Malo up for the Pigeon Drop. At the last second Malo shifts his weight and plants Vaughan with Mala Luna! Vaughan is in la la land when Malo covers and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Lobo Malo!

Lobo Malo has his hand raised but Lazlo Vaughan is back up, his expression is one of disbelief. Vaughan darts forward and takes Malo down with a chop block! Vaughan then exits the ring and takes hold of a steel chair.

Chris Jones: This isn’t a case of being a sore loser. Vaughan has a mission and he is going to complete it. Disgusting.

Vaughan reenters the ring and begins smashing Malo in the leg with a steel chair, relentlessly. After a dozen shots with the steel chair the referee disarms him. Vaughan slides out of the ring smiling as Malo lays in the ring, legitimately hurt.

— KINGMAKERS

The shot shows an elegantly decorated room, done in a victorian style. Sitting in two throne like chairs are Joffrey and Brixton Gough, a tag team that debuted in FTF just a few weeks ago.

Joffrey Gough: Greetings peasants. I am Joffrey Gough and this is my brother Brixton. You remember us from the first round of the Duality Tag Team Tournament, I’m sure.

Brixton Gough: Things did not go exactly as planned for us in that tournament but we are not deterred. For we are remarkable men and remarkable men do not give up. Unlike the masses that attend FTF events, we have resolve.

Joffrey Gough: My brother and I are unique, we are special. We are the type of men that are above great, above celebrity, we are above royalty. We are the type of men who influence revolution. We determine where absolute power lies.

Brixton Gough: We are The Kingmakers. We are almost Gods and we will not let a minor setback derail our plans. Our initial failure is but a hiccup in our vision. We return to FTF next week and our paradigm shift begins.

Joffrey Gough: FTF, prepare to take the knee.

The feed cuts and the audience fills the arenas with boos.

Tag Team Match
Hiccup Bigelow & Mick Mooney
versus
Pretty/Dirty
15 Minute Time Limit

The next match of the evening is the consolation contest of the D3T. Hiccup Bigelow and Mick Mooney make their entrances first, followed by the villainous Pretty/Dirty. The contest starts with Karina Zima and Mick Mooney.

Chris Jones: One would have to believe that the winning team in this contest could be the first challengers to whomever wins the D3T Final later this evening.

Alan Irvine: Bigelow and Mooney aren’t even a real team. Pretty/Dirty are a well oiled unit and they deserve to challenge whomever becomes champion.

Mooney shoots at Zima and applies a go behind but Zima drops to a knee and takes him over with a snapmare. Mooney turns and gets in Zima’s face but she serves him with a hard slap that sends him staggering backwards.

Alan Irvine: That’s what you get you hockey goon fuck.

Chris Jones: Were you bullied in high school Irv?

Alan Irvine: …no.

Mooney decides to tag in Bigelow and she is more than happy to get in the ring. Bigelow charges at Zima but Zima ducks under a clothesline attempt. Zima grabs Bigelow and goes for a sleeper hold.

Chris Jones: Karina Zima wants to slow the pace here which is a sound strategy against someone as quick as Hiccup Bigelow.

Bigelow slips behind Zima and lifts her up for a back suplex but Zima flips and lands on her feet. Zima takes Bigelow down with an okada roll but Bigelow kicks out at two. The two stand again but Zima cracks Bigelow with a spinning back fist.

Alan Irvine: A lot of people don’t know Zima’s background but she grew up in a tough neighborhood. She knows how to fight but she fights her way.

Chris Jones: She has had a hard life there is no doubt about that. She once told me that the reason she takes shortcuts is because everyone in the world who is successful does the same thing.

Zima leads Bigelow over to the Pretty/Dirty corner. Zima tags in Veleno and then applies an abdominal stretch. Veleno hits the ropes and comes back with a drive by kick to Bigelow’s face.

Chris Jones: Pretty/Dirty are the most seasoned team in FTF right now and that is showing here. That being said, Bigelow and Mooney have been a force since their partnership started.

Alan Irvine: They’ve won one match and it wasn’t even that impressive. F.U.X. put them in their place last week. That’s why they aren’t in the finals.

Zima exits the ring and Veleno goes to work on Bigelow. Veleno shoots Bigelow into a corner but Bigelow leaps up to the top rope, comes off the second rope and takes Veleno down with an arm drag.

Chris Jones: As much as I love tag team wrestling I would love to see a one on one match between Hiccup Bigelow and Marie Veleno one day. These two talented high flyers would put on a clinic.

Alan Irvine: Try to focus on the here and now Jones.

Veleno rallies back to her feet but Bigelow catches her with a drop toe hold that sends her face first into the middle turnbuckle. Bigelow then rolls forward and tags in Mooney.

Chris Jones: A timely tag for Bigelow and Mooney!

Mooney and Bigelow take hold of Veleno and send her into the ropes. On Veleno’s return Mooney and Bigelow take her up and down with a double flapjack. Mooney then climbs to the top rope, points and drops a big elbow onto Veleno.

Alan Irvine: Never seen him do that before. It sucked.

Chris Jones: I respectfully disagree.

Alan Irvine: And that’s why you and I don’t hang out.

Veleno kicks out at two and is able to dive and tag in Zima. Zima climbs to the top rope and the referee has his attention on her when Veleno nails Mooney with a low blow. Bigelow enters the ring to try and defend her partner but Veleno spears her through the ropes to the outside!

Chris Jones: Oh my God!

Zima comes off the top rope with a double axe handle on Mooney. Zima then grabs him and plants him with the Proshchay Driver! Zima covers and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, Karina Zima and Marie Veleno, Pretty/Dirty!

Karina Zima exits the ring and helps Marie Veleno to her feet. Pretty/Dirty celebrate on the outside of the ring while Toronto voices their displeasure with the outcome.

— HEROES & VILLAINS

 

Episode 006…

Second Hand Smoke walks into frame and stands next to Al Derringer.

Second Hand Smoke: You look pretty broken to me. You look like you could use some assistance. I will be watching you, waiting to see the day that your own inadequacies finally break you.

Episode 007…

Second Hand Smoke doesn’t exit the ring, he just watches VJ Merrick beat on Mick Mooney. That is when Al Derringer comes charging down the ramp.

Chris Jones: It’s Al Derringer! He has suffered a beat down from Merrick before and he doesn’t want to see it happen to someone else.

Derringer slides into the ring but Smoke meets him with a shot to the throat. Derringer drops and Smoke gets him back up. Smoke drops Derringer with an inverted ddt.

Alan Irvine: Haha! Smoke said he’d be watching Derringer but it looks like he wants to do more than watch.

Later that night…

Second Hand Smoke: Al Derringer. You believe yourself to be a hero. You believe that you stand for truth, justice, and all of those traditional American values. More than that, you believe that they are the right things to stand for. I will show you failure. I will show you pain. I will show you death. I will show you what happens to hope when I confront it.

Even later that night…

Al Derringer: Second Hand Smoke, you want to show me death? Well I have news for you punk, I’ve seen death. I’ve stared it right in the face and I smiled. This soldier has seen more death than you can imagine. I’ve confronted it hundreds of times and I survived. I’ll see you at Death or Glory, where I plan on taking the latter.

Death or Glory…

Smoke forces Derringer into the corner by the throat and continues to choke him. The referee starts the count of five and Smoke releases at four. But when he does, Derringer answers by grabbing Smoke around the throat!

Smoke sends Derringer over the top rope with a clothesline to the outside. Derringer lands on his feet but that clothesline busted his mouth open.

Smoke gets Derringer up and shoots him hard into the ring post. Derringer’s head smashes off of the ring post and opens up a giant gash on his forehead. Smoke kneels beside Derringer and holds his head, showing the camera Derringer’s bloodied face.

Chris Jones: This is uneccessary. Smoke is just trying to make an example out of Derringer at this point.

Smoke locks in the Last Gasp dragon sleeper. The referee is there to call the submission but Derringer doesn’t tap out. He passes out. The bell sounds.

Smoke puts his hand on Derringer’s bloodied forehead. Smoke then recites his litany of phrases in an unknown tongue. Smoke then wipes Derringer’s blood on his own chest before leaving the ring.

Episode 009…

Al Derringer: At Death Or Glory I was made to look like a victim. I confronted death and I lost. I’ll be honest, when Second Hand Smoke victimized me I figured that my time in FTF was done.

Second Hand Smoke: Oh Alan, Alan, Alan. Did I knock something loose at Death or Glory? I feel like a must have because you seem…different.

Episode 010…

The tron shows a shot of a dark room where a man sits in a chair. He looks scared. Just then a large figure walks into the room. It’s Second Hand Smoke.

Carl Walken: What the fuck do you want man? Why you got me tied up here?

Second Hand Smoke: I have things that I would like to know. I want to know about Alan Derringer, your sergeant. I want to know his secrets. I want to know the man behind the rank. I need to finish my issue with him. I need to break him, completely. We are almost there but not quite. He still has some life in him.

Carl Walken: A guy like Al ain’t scared by a guy like you, you freak. He’s tough as nails, one of the best guys I know.

Second Hand Smoke: Lieutenant I do not have time for lies. I have done my research but the documents that I have acquired are incomplete. You will tell me what I want to know. You will tell me about June 6th, 2006. And you will do it now…

Later that night…

Al Derringer enters the ring and spears Second Hand Smoke right through the ropes! The two land on the outside with a thud and the referee has no choice but to call for the disqualification.

Derringer mounts Smoke on the outside and starts absolutely beating on his face. In between each punch Derringer screams at Smoke.

Al Derringer: Where is he!?

Another punch.

Al Derringer: Where is he!?

Another.

Al Derringer: Where the fuck is Carl you son of a bitch!

Derringer keeps beating on Smoke until security swarms. It takes ten men to pull Derringer off of Smoke. Smoke lays on the outside, his face busted open. He is smiling, his teeth covered in his own blood.

Episode 011…

Al Derringer: No. We will settle this now. You are gonna tell me just where the fuck Carl is.

Second Hand Smoke: You’re right, I will tell you. As soon as you accept my challenge. I want to see the hero become the villain. I want you to be completely free to exact your vengeance. I want to face you in a Death Match.

Al Derringer: You’re on motherfucker and you are going to regret it. You have pushed me too far. You want to see the villain in me come out boy? You’re gonna get it.

Second Hand Smoke: Exquisite. Now, would you like to know where Carl Walken is?

Al Derringer: Tell me you son of a bitch!

Second Hand Smoke: No. I’ll show you.

Just as those words leave Smoke’s mouth, Derringer is attacked from behind with a sledgehammer! Derringer drops and the shot pulls out to show that the attacker is Carl Walken! Derringer stares up at his friend while in immense pain.

Al Derringer: Carl…why…

Instead of getting an answer, Walken saunters away with a dead look in his eyes leaving the Soldier of Fortune laying in agony.

Death Match
Al Derringer
versus
Second Hand Smoke
30 Minute Time Limit

The audience is buzzing for this one with Al Derringer coming to the ring first to a big reaction. He stands in the ring and awaits the villain. Second Hand Smoke comes to the ring amid darkness and fog. Smoke enters the ring and the lights come on.

Chris Jones: Ladies and gentlemen if you have young children I recommend that you put them to bed. This is going to be beyond violent, this is going to be brutal.

Derringer charges Smoke and nails him with a hard clothesline into the corner. Derringer feeds Smoke some knees to the mid-section and then clotheslines him over the top rope to the floor. Smoke lands on his feet and falls back into the guard rail.

Chris Jones: This contest is beyond personal for Al Derringer and he has come out swinging.

Alan Irvine: Smoke has really gotten into the head of Derringer. So much so that I don’t know that Derringer is focussed on winning.

Chris Jones: I don’t think this is about winning. This is about revenge. Smoke has done something to Derringer’s best friend Carl Walken. What that is, we don’t know.

Derringer exits the ring and charges Smoke but Smoke lifts the big man up and flap jacks him onto the guard rail. Smoke then sends Derringer hard into the ring steps. Smoke then approaches Smoke and puts his boot against his head, grinding it against the steps.

Chris Jones: I just want to know why Smoke is doing this. He says that he hates the hero that Derringer is trying to be but why?

Alan Irvine: Because Smoke believes that heroes don’t exist. He thinks that Derringer is fake, he thinks that he is a phoney!

Smoke backs up and charges at Derringer looking for a running knee to the face but Derringer moves at the last second and Smoke smashes into the ring steps flying over the steps and landing hard. Derringer then begins searching under the ring.

Chris Jones: And here we go. Derringer is looking to inflict serious pain on Second Hand Smoke.

Alan Irvine: Is that even possible? No one has even come close to hurting Smoke. Derringer included.

Chris Jones: A death match may change that.

Derringer pulls out a table and sets it up ringside. Derringer then charges Smoke again but Smoke grabs him around the throat and chokes him down to a knee. Smoke then tosses Derringer aside and looks under the ring for some weapons for himself.

Chris Jones: This man with a weapon is a scary thought Irv.

Alan Irvine: That may be the understatement of the night.

Smoke pulls out a bat from under the ring that has a bunch of nails sticking out of it. The crowd reacts with horror but some of the more blood thirst audience members are all for it. Smoke approaches Derringer and starts stabbing him in the forehead with the nail bat.

Alan Irvine: I think I’m going to be sick.

Chris Jones: Blood is squirting out of Derringer’s head!

Alan Irvine: Second Hand Smoke is demented.

Derringer’s forehead starts actually spewing blood. Smoke looks pleased as Derringer screams. Smoke then backs up and kicks Derringer in the back of the head. Smoke takes hold of Derringer and lays him on the table.

Chris Jones: The Sarg is in a bad way here.

Smoke climbs up onto the apron and stares down at the bloodied Soldier of Fortune. Smoke then runs, leaps off of the apron and looks for a leg drop but Derringer rolls off of the table at the last second and Smoke goes crashing through the table.

Alan Irvine: Smoke is down! Smoke is down! Oh my God!

Chris Jones: This is Derringer’s opportunity! Can he be the first man to put Smoke away?

Alan Irvine: If he has a chance at all it’s right now.

Both men are down but Derringer is a bloody mess. Derringer pulls himself up using the guard rail. Derringer then picks up the bat and the audience pops huge! Derringer stares at it through the blood that covers his face and is ready for revenge.

Chris Jones: Al Derringer has the bat. It’s time for him to exact his vengeance. I don’t think that the hero is here tonight. This is the soldier.

Smoke slowly gets up and Derringer approaches him with the nail bat but Smoke stops him with a boot to the mid-section. Smoke then lifts Derringer up and drops him with snake eyes but across the apron. Smoke then rolls Derringer into the ring.

Alan Irvine: Even I am beginning to feel for Derringer. He just can’t maintain any momentum.

Derringer lays in a pool of blood in the middle of the ring when Smoke grabs a steel chair. Smoke enters the ring but Derringer is up and he looks furious. Derringer nails Smoke with a hard shot and then grabs him around the throat.

Chris Jones: Do it Sarg! Send this man back to hell where he belongs!

Alan Irvine: Can he do it? Can he get this giant up in the air for the chokebreaker?

Chris Jones: He’s gonna try!

Derringer shows his insane strength by picking Smoke up and planting him with the Shock and Awe! Derringer then collapses, both men are down in the center of the ring. The audience is on their feet.

Chris Jones: Cover him Al! End this nightmare!

After a few moments Derringer gets up but Smoke sits up and crosses his legs, laughing. Derringer picks up the chair and when Smoke stands, Derringer goes to hit him with the steel chair but Smoke grabs it and rips it out of his hands.

Alan Irvine: What is it going to take to stop this man?

Chris Jones: I don’t know Irv but all I know is that we are looking at pure evil right now.

Alan Irvine: The devil is here in Toronto.

Smoke drives the chair into Derringer’s mid-section and then smashes him over the back with it. But Derringer stands right back up and roars in Smoke’s face! Derringer then blasts Smoke with a clothesline that flattens him.

Chris Jones: Get him Sarg! Slay the demon!

Alan Irvine: It’s his time to be the hero! Even I’m behind you Sarg. Finish him!

The audience is firmly behind Derringer as he gets Smoke up but then a figure in facepaint comes through the crowd and enters the ring. Derringer stops and stares at the person.

Chris Jones: That’s Carl Walken! What has happened to him? He looks deranged!

Derringer stares at Walken for a moment. Walken doesn’t move, he just stares at Derringer. Smoke then spins Derringer around and plants him with a modified lifting STO! Derringer is down and Smoke covers for the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Second Hand Smoke!

Following the match Second Hand Smoke and Carl Walken stand over Al Derringer. Both men then kneel beside Derringer and both put their hands on his forehead. Smoke recites his litany of phrases while Walken stays silent. The two men then stand and leave the ring together.

— PARTNERSHIPS

As the ring crew cleans up the mess that Second Hand Smoke and Al Derringer made we cut to the announce table where both Chris Jones and Alan Irvine look very stoic.

Chris Jones: Well folks we just witnessed a war. We hope that Al Derringer can get the medical attention that he needs.

Alan Irvine: That…that was just brutal.

Chris Jones: Absolutely it was. But let’s switch gears to something a little more uplifting. At our last supershow FTF General Manager Morgan Odin announced a tournament to crown the first FTF Tag Team Champions. Over the last few weeks we have seen tag teams rise here in FTF.

Alan Irvine: That’s right and tonight we will see the finals of the Duality Tag Team Tournament. Let’s see how we got here.

Death or Glory…

Morgan Odin: Tag team wrestling is alive and well in Fire Thunder Fighting. Tag team wrestling is a huge part of this business, it is tradition.

The audience buzzes, many knowing exactly what Odin is about to announce.

Morgan Odin: Starting next week will be the FTF Duality Tag Team Tournament. Eight teams will compete over four weeks with the finals being held on Episode Twelve. The winners will be crowned the first ever FTF Tag Team Champions.

Episode 009…

Hatchet Muldoon lifts Windham Zedler up for a powerbomb with his back to the corner. Merrick climbs to the top rope and leaps, flipping over Zedler with a blockbuster as Muldoon drops him with a powerbomb. Merrick then covers and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, advancing to the semi finals of the Duality Tag Team Tournament, Hatchet Muldoon and VJ Merrick…F.U.X.!

Later that night…

Lobo Malo gets up but is met with a double superkick from the White Wolves! Constance Ripley then charges and dives through the ropes, taking Miyami Kana down on the outside! Ezra LaForge covers Malo and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, advancing to the semi finals of the Duality Tag Team Tournament, Constance Ripley and Ezra LaForge, The White Wolves!

Episode 010…

As Joffrey Gough rolls out of the ring, Brixton Gough gets up and walks right into The Tough Go from Mick Mooney! Mooney then tags in Bigelow. She looks around at the audience for support and then hits a springboard into the ring with a 450 splash!

 

Bigelow hit the move perfectly and covers Brixton for the three count and the victory.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, advancing to the semi finals of the Duality Tag Team Tournament, Hiccup Bigelow and Mick Mooney!

Later that night…

Al Derringer lets go of Karina Zima and goes to leave the ring but Marie Veleno is there to hit him with a giant kick to the face from the apron. Zima charges and headbutts John Ire through the ropes, causing him to fall off the apron.

Zima tags in Veleno and they hit their version of the total elimination on Derringer! Veleno covers and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, advancing to the semi finals of the Duality Tag Team Tournament, Karina Zima & Marie Veleno, Pretty/Dirty!

Episode 011…

Mick Mooney collides with Hiccup Bigelow, knocking her off of the apron by accident. Before Mooney knows what is what, Hatchet Muldoon grabs him and plants him with a burning hammer! Mooney is down and Muldoon covers, getting the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, advancing to the finals of the Duality Tag Team Tournament, Hatchet Muldoon and VJ Merrick, F.U.X.!

Later that night…

Constance Ripley enters the ring and with Ezra LaForge, they smash Marie Veleno with double superkicks, the Pack Mentality! Karina Zima slides into the ring and tries to save her partner but LaForge drops her with an STO and locks in the Professional Grade! Zima can’t save Veleno as she gets pinned by Ripley for the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, advancing to the finals of the Duality Tag Team Tournament, Constance Ripley and Ezra LaForge, the White Wolves!

Constance Ripley and Ezra LaForge celebrate as Pretty/Dirty scurry out of the ring to regroup. The White Wolves’ music cuts when F.U.X. come out onto the stage. The Wolves are ready for a fight but F.U.X. stay where they are, just motioning for the titles as Episode Eleven comes to a close.

Cut back to the announce table with Jones and Irvine looking a bit more excited.

Chris Jones: Tonight one team will make history as they become the first FTF Tag Team Champions. Will it be F.U.X. or will it be the White Wolves?

Alan Irvine: We will find out next!

DUALITY TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT FINALS
tagtitles
FTF Tag Team Championship
Tag Team Match
F.U.X.
versus
White Wolves
30 Minute Time Limit

Nina Nichols: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is the finals of the Duality Tag Team Tournament to crown the first FTF Tag Team Champions.

“Down Underworld” cues up and the audience immediately starts booing. Hatchet Muldoon and VJ Merrick walks out onto the stage not giving a shit about what the fans in Toronto think.

Nina Nichols: Introducing first, the team of Hatchet Muldoon and VJ Merrick, the Fairfield Union Express, F.U.X.!

Muldoon and Merrick enter the ring to a massive amount of boos. Those boos stop when “Teeth” cues up, preceded by the howl of a wolf pack. Ezra LaForge and Constance Ripley come out onto the stage dressed in white fur lined vests. Ken Laurier is with them!

Nina Nichols: Introducing second, being accompanied to the ring by Ken Laurier, the team of Ezra LaForge and Constance Ripley, The White Wolves!

The trio walk to the ring, not taking their eyes off of F.U.X. Laurier stands ringside as his charges enter the ring. With all four competitors in the ring, the referee holds the Tag Team Titles for them to see. The bell then sounds.

Ding, Ding, Ding!

Instead of going to the apron, both members of F.U.X. charge and smash the White Wolves with clotheslines. Muldoon dumps LaForge over the top rope. Merrick then whips Ripley right at Muldoon who nearly takes her head off with a big boot.

Alan Irvine: Genius! F.U.X. will not leave empty handed tonight. They refuse to.

Chris Jones: I don’t agree with it but it’s a great strategy from F.U.X.

Merrick takes his place on the apron as Muldoon takes hold of Ripley. Muldoon lifts Ripley up with a military press, walks towards the ropes and throws her over the top rope to the outside where Ripley lands on top of LaForge.

Alan Irvine: The White Wolves were not prepared for this Jones. F.U.X. are picking them apart right from the get go.

Chris Jones: If the White Wolves didn’t expect these kind of tactics from F.U.X. then they are naive. F.U.X. do not play by the rules.

Alan Irvine: And that’s why they will leave here as champions.

Laurier checks on his team as Muldoon snarls in the ring. Ripley gets back up and climbs onto the apron but Muldoon grabs her and brings her into the ring the hard way. Ripley gets back up but Muldoon puts her back down with a running shoulder block.

Chris Jones: F.U.X. may have this match in hand before it starts.

Ripley pulls herself up using the ropes when Muldoon charges her. Ripley hits him with a knee to the mid-section and then she plants him with an inverted side Russian legsweep. Ripley stands and rolls to her corner, tagging in LaForge.

Chris Jones: Maybe now the Wolves can get something going.

Alan Irvine: They need to. They took a lot of damage in the opening moments there.

Chris Jones: I can’t say that it wasn’t effective.

LaForge enters the ring and hits Muldoon with a sliding clothesline. LaForge then takes hold of his arm and rolls him up but Muldoon kicks out at two. Muldoon stands and hits LaForge with a hard shot to the mid-section. He then beales her into the F.U.X. corner.

Alan Irvine: That’s not where LaForge wants to be. Say what you will about F.U.X. but they have been on top of the Wolves since the get go here.

Muldoon tags in Merrick and then lifts LaForge up for a spinebuster. Merrick hits the ropes and comes back with a clothesline, completing the hart attack combination! Merrick covers LaForge but only gets a two count.

Chris Jones: What a tag team move. F.U.X. came to play here tonight. Their dirty tactics and hard hitting style may be too much for the Wolves.

Alan Irvine: The Wolves are idealists. They were trained by an idealist. Maybe they need to sink to F.U.X.’s level in order to gain some ground in this match.

Chris Jones: Maybe but I don’t see it happening.

Merrick puts the boots to LaForge before grabbing her by the hair. Merrick starts yelling in LaForge’s face before slapping her. This gets a chorus of boos but Merrick just flips the audience off. Merrick then takes LaForge over with a suplex.

Chris Jones: That was uncalled for.

Alan Irvine: This ain’t ballet.

Merrick applies a grounded headlock to LaForge, trying to wear her down as much as he can. When she seems sufficiently subdued Merrick gets up and tags in Muldoon. LaForge sits up but Merrick hits her with a stiff boot to the face. Muldoon climbs to the top rope.

Chris Jones: Over 300lbs. is perched on the top rope…

The big man of F.U.X. is on the top rope and he leaps off looking for a knee drop but LaForge moves out of the way at the last second. Muldoon crashes into the mat and LaForge crawls to her corner.

Chris Jones: That’s why elephants don’t fly.

Muldoon tries to stop it but LaForge makes the tag. Ripley hits a springboard into the ring and catches Muldoon with a hurricanranna! Merrick tries to enter the ring to halt momentum but LaForge gets up and with Ripley they nail the Pack Mentality superkicks that send him over the top rope to the floor.

Chris Jones: Pack Mentality! Pack Mentality! VJ Merrick has been knocked out of this contest for the time being.

Alan Irvine: That was nearly an illegal move. Maybe they are learning Jones.

LaForge and Ripley then take hold of Muldoon and they set him up for a double suplex. They try but Muldoon isn’t having it. Instead he hits them with a double suplex! The audience can’t help but pop for that vulgar display of power.

Chris Jones: This man is a behemoth!

Alan Irvine: Elephant, behemoth, cool it with the body shaming. He’s not even fat.

LaForge rolls out of the ring and Ripley goes to get back up. Muldoon is taking a bit longer so Ripley goes to charge him but Maverick grabs her foot from the outside, halting her. Ripley turns around to face him and Muldoon hits her with a big boot that sends her over the top rope to the floor.

Chris Jones: This is not where Ripley wants to be.

With Ripley on the outside, LaForge reenters the ring, charges and dropkick Muldoon in the back of the head which sends him over the top rope to the outside. LaForge then charges and dives over the top rope with a front flip senton but Muldoon catches her!

Alan Irvine: Uh oh LaForge. You may be right fucked now.

Chris Jones: Irv get out of Dodge, he’s coming this way!

Alan Irvine: Oh fuck!

Muldoon has LaForge in powerbomb position, Muldoon runs and dives powerbombing her right through the announce table! The table explodes beneath LaForge’s weight and she lays among the rubble, the audience cannot believe it.

Chris Jones: Jesus Christ!

Alan Irvine: My iPad! My…coffee!

Merrick grabs Ripley and Irish whips her right into the arms of Muldoon and a sidewalk slam on the outside! Both Wolves are down and out. Muldoon grabs Ripley and rolls her into the ring as Merrick gets back up on the apron.

Chris Jones: Constance Ripley is all alone now Irv. LaForge is down and out right in front of us here. I think the Wolves chances of becoming Tag Team Champions have gone out the window.

Alan Irvine: Yeah I don’t see LaForge getting up after that.

Laurier runs over to check on LaForge but her eyes are glazed over. In the ring Muldoon tags in Merrick and then he lays Ripley over his knee. Merrick climbs to the top rope and comes off with a top rope guillotine legdrop, taking Ripley off of Merrick’s knee.

Alan Irvine: This is it! F.U.X are about to win the Tag Team Titles!

Chris Jones: It doesn’t look good for the White Wolves!

Instead of covering, Merrick wants to add insult to injury. Merrick gets Ripley up and sends her into the corner. Merrick follows that up with a running high knee to the chin. Merrick then takes Ripley out of the corner with a bulldog and transitions into his version of the Muta lock!

Alan Irvine: Constance Ripley has no one to tag! She has to tap out.

Chris Jones: Ezra LaForge is laid out in front of us. Ripley has to get to the ropes.

Alan Irvine: She can’t, she’s trapped!

Laurier is trying to revive LaForge on the outside as her partner Ripley screams in agony, dead center in the middle of the ring. Merrick is screaming for Ripley to submit. She reaches for the ropes and amazingly she gets there.

Chris Jones: Ripley got to the ropes! The Wolves are still alive!

LaForge starts to stir at ringside as Merrick gets Ripley up to her feet. Merrick backs up and then goes for a superkick but Ripley pulls him in and takes him over with a capture suplex. Both competitors are down and Muldoon is screaming obscenities at his partner, telling him to get up and make the tag.

Alan Irvine: Muldoon is angry! Merrick needs to make the tag, they need to finish off the Wolves and they need to do it now!

Muldoon is so preoccupied with Merrick that he doesn’t see LaForge get up onto the apron. She is favoring her lower back but she whistles at him to get his attention. Muldoon turns just in time to eat a superkick which sends him backwards off of the apron! Muldoon lands awkwardly on the ring steps.

Chris Jones: Muldoon is down! Muldoon is down!

Alan Irvine: No! It’s up to you Merrick!

LaForge walks back over to her corner and Ripley tags her in. LaForge enters the ring and with Ripley they nail the Pack Mentality dual superkicks! LaForge covers and the referee makes the count for three.

Ding, Ding, Ding!

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners of the 2016 Duality Tag Team Tournament and the new FTF Tag Team Champions, Constance Ripley and Ezra LaForge, The White Wolves!

Constance Ripley and Ezra LaForge embrace in the middle of the ring. Ken Laurier enters the ring and hugs them both as their are each presented with a championship title. Both Ripley and LaForge climb respective turnbuckles and hold the titles high as Toronto chants for the Wolves.

— FINAL BATTLE

The ring crew has replaced the announce table as Chris Jones and Alan Irvine stand to address the audience.

Chris Jones: The White Wolves have made history here tonight and have become the first FTF Tag Team Champions but now we must move on to our main event.

Alan Irvine: Kana needs save my night. She needs to become the FTF Champion.

Chris Jones: Let’s take a look at how our main event came to be.

Summit Series…

Both John Ire and Miyami Kana stand and begin hitting each other with big shots. They go back and forth until Ire nails a nasty uppercut. Kana turns around, holding her jaw but Ire grabs her from behind and nails her with a ripcord Pisstaker! Kana drops and Ire covers, getting the three count.

Ding, Ding, Ding!

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner of the FTF Summit Series and new FTF Champion, John Ire!

The audience in Toronto becomes unglued! The explode with cheers as the referee raises John Ire’s hand. Morgan Odin enters the ring and presents Ire with the FTF Championship title. Ire raises it high as confetti falls from the ceiling.

Death or Glory…

John Ire smashes Miyami Kana’s face off of the top turnbuckle and then looks like he is going to attempt a top rope piledriver! Kana fights out of it and shoves him off of the top rope. Ire lands hard on his back and Kana lines him up.

Alan Irvine: This is it Kana! End this and take your title!

Kana leaps off of the top rope but Ire pops up at the last second and takes her out of mid-air with The Pisstaker elbow. Kana drops and Ire flops into a cover. The audience counts along as Ire gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner aaaaand still FTF Champion, “Pissed Off” John Ire!

“Forever Pissed” cues up and John Ire takes hold of his championship. He gets his arm raised and then rips it away, falling to the mat with the title in his grasp.

Episode 009…

Lobo Malo gets up but is met with a double superkick from the White Wolves! Constance Ripley then charges and dives through the ropes, taking Miyami Kana down on the outside! LaForge covers Malo and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, advancing to the semi finals of the Duality Tag Team Tournament, Constance Ripley and Ezra LaForge, The White Wolves!

The White Wolves have no time to celebrate as Miyami Kana re-enters the ring and nails Constance Ripley with the Blood Sacrifice! Ezra LaForge tries to intervene but Kana gets her up and plants her with the Night Time Driver!

Chris Jones: Miyami Kana has lost it! She just destroyed both of the White Wolves.

Alan Irvine: It doesn’t look like she’s finished yet.

Kana has a crazed look in her eyes as she focusses on Lobo Malo. Malo gets up and he is immediately hit with Kana’s Blood Sacrifice. Kana then quickly locks in Magic Hour! Lobo screams in pain as referees try to get Kana to break the hold.

Chris Jones: Two losses in a row has sent Miyami Kana over the edge! She has destroyed everyone in the ring.

Alan Irvine: They do not call her The Living Weapon for nothing. She wants to be at the top of FTF and she has grown tired with not being there.

Chris Jones: The referees need to break this up, Kana has lost her mind!

The referees finally get Kana to break the hold but as soon as she does she starts hitting them with kicks. Five referees are downed in quick succession as Kana has left complete destruction in her wake.

Episode 010…

Morgan Odin: Miyami, I understand that you are frustrated. You have been on a tear here in FTF since it’s inception but whenever you get a big opportunity, it doesn’t work out. I understand. But you cannot attack my officials. You just can’t.

Kana just glares at Odin.

Morgan Odin: You were scheduled to compete tonight but that decision was made before I had time to think about what you did. That being said, I have no choice but to–

Before Odin can continue, a voice comes over the p.a.

???: Wait just a minute.

A Japanese woman comes out onto the stage dressed in a fine power suit.

???: Mr. Odin, my name is Ono Inari and I am Miyami Kana’s manager.

Inari continues walking to the ring and she enters, taking her place by Kana’s side.

Ono Inari: Mr. Odin, the company that I work for has a vested interest in Miyami Kana’s success here in FTF. That is why when we discovered that you planned on suspending Ms. Kana here tonight, we went right to work on looking over her contract and the official FTF bylaws that wrestlers must abide by.

Odin cocks an eyebrow.

Ono Inari: In doing so we discovered that referees are listed as in-ring “talent” as well as being officials. They have all agreed to a certain degree of physicality and in turn they do receive a hazard pay bonus.

Inari looks to a referee at ringside with a smile.

Ono Inari: Although Kana’s attack on them was wrong, it is not grounds for suspension for the simple fact that she was provoked. A case could be made that she believed them to be roster members that were trying to stop her.

Odin goes to speak but Inari doesn’t let him.

Ono Inari: We could tie this matter up with lawyers for the next few weeks or you could make the sound decision, the right decision. You will let Miyami Kana compete tonight and we will forget that any of this happened. Trust me Mr. Odin, you do not want my employers to get their lawyers involved. You truly do not.

Later that night…

As John Ire stands in the ring, he gestures for his title while keeping his eyes on Al Derringer. Derringer disappears behind the curtain and a figure enters the ring with the title.

Kana runs and smashes Ire in the back of the head with the FTF Championship. He drops and she starts putting the boots to him.

Ono Inari then also enters the ring as Ire lays on the mat.

Ono Inari: Sorry about the violence Mr. Ire but we wanted to get your attention. Miyami Kana is not done with you, but you are done with the D3T.

Kana stomps on Ire again for good measure.

Ono Inari: We would like to officially challenge you to a match for the FTF Championship at Duality.

Kana picks up the FTF Championship.

Ono Inari: But seeing as how you defeated my client twice, she wants her wins back. She wants this to be a two out of three falls match.

Kana tosses the title down on top of Ire.

Ono Inari: We eagerly await your response.

Inari drops the microphone and exits the ring with Kana. The two stand at the bottom of the ramp staring at Ire as Episode Ten goes off the air.

Episode 011…

John Ire: Alright gang, I’m out here to answer that little cunt Miyami Kana’s challenge. You want to come at me? You wanna blindside me just so ye can make a fuckin’ statement? Well challenge accepted bitch.

The audience pops big.

John Ire: But we aren’t doin’ it at fuckin’ Duality. We are gonna do it tonight. You and me. Two out of three falls, three outta five – fuck – a sixty minute iron man match if ye want. Just get your ass out here so I can show you why ye lost the first two fuckin’ times.

Ire drops the belt and gestures for Kana to come out, his anger is palpable. “Blood and Fire” cues up and Miyami Kana comes out onto the stage, smirking. She is flanked by her manager Ono Inari.

Ono Inari: Mr. Ire we are delighted that you chose to answer our challenge. However, the contract that we have is for Duality, not for tonight. So you will have to decide whether or not you are accepted the initial challenge for a 2 Out of 3 Falls Match at Duality or if you are just a coward.

John Ire: Oh don’t think ye can goad me into any bullshit. You don’t wanna do it tonight? Fine. We’ll do the match at Duality but that isn’t going to stop me from makin’ me own fuckin’ statement tonight.

Ire drops the microphone and heads up the ramp. Just before he reaches Kana and Inari a flood of security guards come out from the back.

Ono Inari: You know Mr. Ire we assumed that you would do this tonight. Our lawyers have convinced Mr. Odin that in order to protect the main event of Duality, it would be best if you leave the arena for the evening. You will not be putting your hands on Miyami Kana in this arena tonight.

Later that night…

Lazlo Vaughan is rocked as he gets up and when he does The Living Weapon charges and blasts him with the Blood Sacrifice knee! Vaughan drops and Kana covers for the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Miyami Kana!

“Blood And Fire” cues up and Miyami Kana leaves the ring almost immediately with Ono Inari in tow.

Chris Jones: Miyami Kana improves her record, building a ton of momentum going into her last chance Two Out of Three Falls match for the FTF Championship at Duality.

Alan Irvine: This is a different Miyami Kana, Jones. I think she’s got Ire’s number come Duality. We are looking at our next FTF Champion.

M A I N  E V E N T
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FTF Championship
2 Out of 3 Falls Match
Miyami Kana
w/ Ono Inari
versus
John Ire (c)
60 Minute Time Limit

Nina Nichols: The following contest is your Duality Main Event and it is a two out of three falls match for the FTF Championship!

“Blood and Fire” cues up and the audience greets Miyami Kana with unanimous boos. She is flanked by Ono Inari as she stomps down the ramp. Kana has hate in her eyes tonight, she looks focussed.

Nina Nichols: Introducing first, the challenger, from Osaka, Japan, weighing in tonight at 137lbs., being accompanied to the ring by Ono Inari, “The Living Weapon” Miyami Kana!

Kana enters the ring and Inari takes her place at ringside. Kana begins running the ropes before standing on the far side of the ring, waiting for the champion. “Forever Pissed” cues up and Toronto explodes. The FTF Champion John Ire walks out onto the stage, without a beer which is odd.

Nina Nichols: Introducing second, from Cardiff, Wales, weighing in tonight at 231lbs., he is the FTF Champion, “Pissed Off” John Ire!

Ire marches to the ring amid a chorus of cheers from the fans in Toronto. He tosses the belt over the top rope and slides into the ring. The referee goes to pick up the belt but Ire snatches it away from him and raises it high in the air. Ire then approaches Kana and holds the belt up in front of her before the referee separates them.

Ding, Ding, Ding!

The match begins and Ire is cautious at first. Ire has his fists up and he is ready to brawl. They meet in the center of the ring and Kana goes for a kick but Ire checks it. She goes for another and he backs out of the way. Ire shoots in for a combo but Kana back rolls out of harms way.

Chris Jones: These know each other really well Irv. They know what to watch out for.

Alan Irvine: But this is a very different Miyami Kana. She is more focussed, more enraged, and she also has Ono Inari on the outside. All of these equates to bad news for the FTF Champion John Ire!

Kana goes to shoot in on Ire and he goes for a high knee but Kana moves. Kana nails Ire with a hard kick to the right thigh and Ire feels it. Kana sees this and shoots in again looking for another but he hits her with a right hand to the button that sends her staggering backwards.

Chris Jones: Kana got caught! Could we see the first fall early?

Ire sees this opportunity and he throws Kana into the corner. Ire starts peppering Kana with rights and lefts to the body but Kana catches him with a knee to the chin. Ire staggers backwards and Kana charges looking for the Blood Sacrifice knee! Ire catches her, tosses her up and plants her with a powerbomb.

Chris Jones: She went for the Blood Sacrifice too early! Ire had it scouted.

Alan Irvine: Kana will recover. A minor setback for The Living Weapon.

Ire goes to cover but Kana rolls onto her stomach and crawls under the bottom rope. She pulls herself up on the apron and Ire goes to attack her but Kana hits him with a high kick to the face. Ire stumbles backwards and Kana shoots herself into the ring with a spear!

Chris Jones: Yeah that didn’t really work for her.

The spear doesn’t take Ire down, he stays on his feet. He holds Kana in position and then hits her with a double sledge to the back. Kana drops to a knee and Ire quickly hits the ropes. He comes back and smashes her with a Yakuza kick. Kana is rocked and Ire covers but she kicks out at two.

Alan Irvine: Ire is taking his time and picking his shots. I may not like the man but he is our champion for a fucking reason. As much as it eats me up inside.

Chris Jones: I know it does buddy.

Alan Irvine: Thanks for understanding.

Ire takes hold of Kana and lifts her over head into a Canadian backbreaker which gets a pop from the Canuck audience. Ire racks her for a few moments before dropping to his knees. Ire covers Kana again but she kicks out at two.

Chris Jones: John Ire is really working over Kana’s back. That is definitely going to limit her offense.

Alan Irvine: But that’s what is great about Kana. She is a top talent in many disciplines. If she can’t fly, she’ll resort to her insane strikes.

Chris Jones: Very true.

The champ takes hold of Kana and applies a chin lock. Kana grits her teeth in pain as Ire drives his knee into her back. Ire then savagely starts dropping hard elbows to her collar bone in an attempt to break it!

Chris Jones: This is the most intense that we’ve ever seen the champion. He doesn’t just want to win, he wants to make a statement.

Alan Irvine: He wants to hurt her. Which isn’t a bad strategy.

Ire gets Kana up and puts her over his shoulder again but this time he steps forward and drops her with a shoulder breaker over his knee. Inari lets out a horrified scream at ringside as Ire covers but again he only gets a two count.

Chris Jones: John Ire is picking Kana apart piece by piece. He wants the world to know why he is the FTF Champion.

Kana is out of it when Ire gets her up again but this time she is stuck in the dreaded torture rack! Toronto starts a “Tap! Tap! Tap!” chant as Ire uses his immense strength to nearly snap Kana in half.

Alan Irvine: Come on Kana! You’ve gotta get out of this!

Kana has nowhere to go as Ire does his best to bend her in half. Her only source of escape is to hit him with a series of elbows to the side of the head. Ire finally lets go and Kana lands behind him. She hits the ropes and when he turns around Kana nails him with the Blood Sacrifice! Kana covers and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: The winner of the first fall, Miyami Kana!

The audience can’t believe it. Kana has pinned the champion and is now up 1-0. The referee separates Kana from Ire and gives both of them a moment before he calls for the match to continue.

Alan Irvine: She did it! She has taken the lead and in doing so is the first person in FTF to ever pin John Ire. It’s all downhill for the champion.

Chris Jones: Miyami Kana needed to get the first fall to prove her merit. She has definitely shaken the champion’s confidence.

Alan Irvine: You’re goddamn right she has!

The referee motions for the match to continue and Kana pounces on the champion. He is turtled and Kana begins feeding him knees to the side of his head. She is a woman possessed, repeatedly smashing him in the ear.

Chris Jones: This is Miyami Kana’s moment. She finally has Ire on the ropes and she could take the entire match in the next few minutes.

Alan Irvine: It’s music to my ears pal.

Favouring her back and shoulder, Kana backs up and charges. She hits Ire with a basement dropkick to the side of the head and then immediately transitions into big elbows to the side of his head.

Chris Jones: She is relentless and that’s what she needs to be. Once you have the champion down you need to stay on him.

Ire is able to shove Kana away but she rushes him again and nails him in the face with a shining wizard! Kana covers but Ire powers out at two. She immediately steps off of the second rope and hits him with a double stomp to the back of the head.

Alan Irvine: John Ire is in serious trouble here. Kana has had control of him for the past few minutes and she has not let up.

Chris Jones: Whomever wins, this has been a great championship match so far.

Alan Irvine: No doubt about that. It’s going to be even better when The Living Weapon becomes the champion.

Ire takes refuge in the corner but Kana runs in and hits him with a high knee to the chin. Ire does a Flair flop and Kana climbs up to the top rope. Kana leaps off of the top rope with an amazing phoenix splash and lands in a cover.

Alan Irvine: Phoenix splash! New champion! New Champion!

Somehow Ire kicks out before the three and Inari cannot believe it at ringside. Inari gets up on the apron and starts arguing with the referee. Ire gets up to his feet and Kana nails him with a kick to the groin!

Chris Jones: Come on! We’ve never seen Kana resort to that kind of tactic.

Alan Irvine: The title is on the line Jones. You need to pull out all of the stops.

Ire drops to his knees and Kana lines him up. She nails him with a buzzsaw kick and then quickly transitions into the Magic Hour submission! Ire is locked in place and Kana is screaming for him to submit.

Chris Jones: Magic Hour! Magic Hour! John Ire has nowhere to go! This could be it for the champion.

Alan Irvine: Tap! Tap you drunken piece of shit! It’s The Living Weapon’s time!

Chris Jones: Ire’s title reign is in serious trouble.

At ringside Inari stares at Ire in the eyes telling him to give up, telling him that his title is lost and that he needs to think about his career! This causes Ire to push himself up off the mat, he lifts Kana up and plants her with a sit out last ride powerbomb!

Alan Irvine: No! Kana you had him! Come on!

Both competitors are down but Toronto is trying to rally behind the champion. “Pissed Off! Pissed Off! Pissed Off!” chants rise up and Ire gets up to his feet. Kana is up too and she looks to strike first.

Alan Irvine: This is it kid! Finish him off. End his farce of a title reign.

Chris Jones: There is a glimmer of hope here for the champion but Kana is looking to snuff it out. She has gotten one of her falls back, now she wants the second and the title.

Kana darts towards the ropes, she steps off the second rope and flies through the air with a moonsault but Ire moves and she lands on her feet. Ire turns around and absolutely levels Kana with The Pisstaker elbow! Kana is flattened and Ire covers getting the three count.

Nina Nichols: The winner of the second fall, John Ire!

Both competitors are down again. The referee checks on Kana and then checks on Ire. No one is sitting in the audience. “Pissed Off!” chants have dissipated but only because the audience wants to see what is going to happen next.

Chris Jones: We are tied up now Irv. This is anybody’s match!

Alan Irvine: This is a nail biter and I hate it.

Chris Jones: Because you don’t like suspense?

Alan Irvine: No. I’ve been trying to stop biting my nails. It’s as hard as starting to floss.

Ire gets up and the referee calls for them to continue. Ire charges and drives Kana into the corner with his shoulder. Ire hits her with repeated shoulder thrust in the corner and once she is doubled over he starts dropping elbows onto her collar bone, again.

Chris Jones: Ire wants to break Kana’s collarbone Irv.

Alan Irvine: Yeah. And it’s fucking rude.

Kana throws a kick but Ire simply punches her in the face. She looks to return a punch but Ire grabs her arm, falls backwards and traps her with a kimura lock. Kana screams in agony as Ire tries to break her arm.

Chris Jones: Kimura! Kimura! We’ve never seen this but with Kana’s bad shoulder, Ire could get the submission victory.

The Living Weapon is able to get her feet on the bottom rope and Ire has to break the hold. The two stand back up and Ire turns Kana inside out with a lariat. Ire then does something out of character, he climbs to the top rope.

Chris Jones: What. The. Hell.

Alan Irvine: You idiot! What are you doing!?

Ire is perched on the top rope but Kana comes back to life. She runs and leaps up to the top rope for him and she looks for a hurricanranna but he tosses her down to the mat, landing hard on her back. Ire then leaps off of the top rope and comes crashing down on top of her with a frog splash.

Chris Jones: Frog splash from the champion! Who thought that we’d see that.

Alan Irvine: I hate to admit it but John Ire is a many of many talents. Jesus Christ that was devastating! Don’t let me down Kana!

The champion covers Kana but she gets her foot on the bottom rope on the last second. The audience can’t believe it and neither can Ire. The two get back up and Ire shoots Kana into the ropes, however, she comes back and hits him with a second Blood Sacrifice!

Alan Irvine: New champion! New champion! Ire is done for. This is it! We are witnessing history here Jones! Take it all in!

Kana goes to cover but Ire rolls onto the apron! Kana can’t believe it. She pulls him back under the bottom rope and gets him up. Kana goes for a kick but Ire catches her foot. For the first time ever we see a look of genuine concern on Kana’s face.

Chris Jones: Uh oh Kana.

Ire backflips out of it and lands on her feet but Ire smashes her with The Pisstaker elbow! Kana drops and Ire covers. 1…2…Kickout! At the last possible second Kana kicks out of The Pisstaker. Ire can’t believe it.

Alan Irvine: No one has ever kicked out of The Pisstaker. This is Miyami Kana’s night!

Chris Jones: This is one hell of a match. The best match FTF has seen thus far.

Both competitors get up with Kana being the more groggy of the two. They start exchanging shots back and forth but Kana gets a spurt of life, ducks under one right hand and she lifts Ire up for the Night Time Driver!

Alan Irvine: Goodnight John Ire! Say goodbye to your title reign.

Chris Jones: This could be it! We could be seconds away from crowning a new champion.

Alan Irvine: Yes! Kill him! Kill HIM!

Ire hits Kana with hard elbows to the collar bone and she has no choice but to let him go. Kana goes for a high kick but Ire evades it, grabs her arm and hits her with a ripcord Pisstaker elbow! Kana is flattened and Ire covers, finally getting the three count.

Nina Nichols: The winner of the third fall aaaaaaand still your FTF Champion, “Pissed Off” John Ire!

“Forever Pissed” cues up and Toronto explodes with cheers. John Ire takes a knee until the referee hands him the FTF Championship. He takes a moment to catch his wind and then stands. He takes another moment before holding the championship high in the air for all to see. Ono Inari helps Miyami Kana out of the ring but she immediately collapses ringside.

EMTs rush to the ring to check on Kana and she isn’t moving. Meanwhile, in the ring, Ire stands tall. The “Pissed Off” chant starts again and leads us through to the end of Episode Twelve.

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fednwsmallMatch Results:
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Tom Cherry def. Windham Zedler
– Lobo Malo def. Lazlo Vaughan
– Pretty/Dirty def. Hiccup Bigelow & Mick Mooney
– Second Hand Smoke def. Al Derringer
D3T Finals: White Wolves def. F.U.X. to win the FTF Tag Team Titles
– John Ire def. Miyami Kana 2-1 to retain the FTF Title

FTF Episode 011

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Tonight FTF Champion John Ire answers the challenge of Miyami Kana. We will also see the two semi final matches in the Duality Tag Team Tournament.

The Fire Pit Arena
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PRE RECORDED
on
August 14th, 2016

 

— ACCEPTANCE

The signature gets cut off as we immediately go to the arena and “Forever Pissed” is blaring over the p.a. system. FTF Champion John Ire comes stomping to the ring without a beer, so you can guess what that means. Ire gets into the ring and takes a mic.

John Ire: Alright gang, I’m out here to answer that little cunt Miyami Kana’s challenge. You want to come at me? You wanna blindside me just so ye can make a fuckin’ statement? Well challenge accepted bitch.

The audience pops big.

John Ire: But we aren’t doin’ it at fuckin’ Duality. We are gonna do it tonight. You and me. Two out of three falls, three outta five – fuck – a sixty minute iron man match if ye want. Just get your ass out here so I can show you why ye lost the first two fuckin’ times.

Ire drops the belt and gestures for Kana to come out, his anger is palpable. “Blood and Fire” cues up and Miyami Kana comes out onto the stage, smirking. She is flanked by her manager Ono Inari.

Ono Inari: Mr. Ire we are delighted that you chose to answer our challenge. However, the contract that we have is for Duality, not for tonight. So you will have to decide whether or not you are accepted the initial challenge for a 2 Out of 3 Falls Match at Duality or if you are just a coward.

John Ire: Oh don’t think ye can goad me into any bullshit. You don’t wanna do it tonight? Fine. We’ll do the match at Duality but that isn’t going to stop me from makin’ me own fuckin’ statement tonight.

Ire drops the microphone and heads up the ramp. Just before he reaches Kana and Inari a flood of security guards come out from the back.

Ono Inari: You know Mr. Ire we assumed that you would do this tonight. Our lawyers have convinced Mr. Odin that in order to protect the main event of Duality, it would be best if you leave the arena for the evening. You will not be putting your hands on Miyami Kana in this arena tonight.

Ire scowls and growls as Morgan Odin steps through the crowd of security guards. Ire yells something at him and Odin reluctantly gestures for him to leave. Ire instead lunges at Kana but the security force is too much, the wrestle him to the ground and eventually lead him through the curtain.

Singles Match
Second Hand Smoke
versus
Windham Zedler
15 Minute Time Limit

The first contest of the evening sees Second Hand Smoke return to the ring to take on Windham Zedler. Zedler looks absolutely terrified.

Alan Irvine: For the third week in a row Windham Zedler has drawn the short straw.

Chris Jones: This poor guy.

The match begins and Zedler gets that “fuck it” expression on his face and he charges Smoke only to get hit with a clothesline from deep in the depths of hell.

Alan Irvine: I think that Zedler’s grandparents felt that one. They were cousins, y’know Jones.

Chris Jones: Don’t say things like that.

Alan Irvine: That’s what I get paid for.

Smoke throws Zedler into the corner like a sack of potatoes and follows that up with a running back elbow. Zedler staggers out from the turnbuckle and gets dropped over the top rope with snake eyes.

Chris Jones: No one has had an answer for Second Hand Smoke’s offence to this day. I feel like Windham Zedler is not going to be the first.

Against his better judgement, Zedler gets back up and eats a running big boot from Smoke. Smoke gets him up and plants him with the inverted ddt.

Alan Irvine: That didn’t take long. Thanks for coming out Windy!

From there it’s academic. Smoke locks in The Last Gasp and Zedler’s eyes roll back into his head, he passes out and the referee calls it.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Second Hand Smoke!

The referee raises Second Hand Smoke’s hand. Smoke kneels down beside Windham Zedler and puts his hand on Zedler’s forehead. Smoke then recites his litany of phrases in an unknown tongue. Smoke then stands and fixes his eyes on Nina Nichols.

Smoke approaches Nichols and takes her microphone. As soon as he turns away Nichols hightails it out of the ring.

Second Hand Smoke: Sergeant, I know that you aren’t here yet. I know that you are on your way. I know that you are coming for me.

Smoke pauses.

Second Hand Smoke: And I am ready for you. If you want to know what became of your friend, then you can find me in the parking lot. I will gladly unravel the mystery.

Smoke then drops the microphone, maintaining his stoic expression as he leaves the ring.

— STOP RUNNING

In the backstage area we see FTF interviewer Ben Choi standing with FTF’s resident luchadore, Lobo Malo.

Ben Choi: Lobo Malo, following a big victory over Hatchet Muldoon at Death or Glory your career has come to a standstill. You were not able to advance in the D3T so what I would like to know is, what’s next for you?

Lobo Malo: You aren’t telling lies Ben. I have not done anything of note recently but I want you and all of the fans to know, I am not going anywhere. I have earned my spot here in FTF and a few setbacks will not send me packing.

Just then Lazlo Vaughan walks into frame, hands in the pockets of his leather jacket.

Lazlo Vaughan: I love that. Love it. Love your determination Malo, love that you don’t want to go anywhere. I’ve gotta tell ya man, I can understand why.

Lobo Malo: What are you talking about ese?

Lazlo Vaughan: Woah woah don’t get hot man. I’m just saying that if I left behind what you left behind, I wouldn’t want to go back to Mexico either.

Lobo Malo: I don’t know what you’re trying to do here ese but joking about that kind of shit is going to get you in my bad books comprende?

Lazlo Vaughan: Man! Relax! I’m agreeing with you. I’m supporting you. I want you to succeed because if you’re forced to go back there, that’s likely the end of you. Isn’t it?

Malo gets in Vaughan’s face.

Lobo Malo: Listen man, you need to quit talking while you’re ahead. I’m about two seconds away from demonstrating on your punk ass why FTF signed me in the first place.

Lazlo Vaughan: Oh, is that so?

At that moment Vaughan quickly shoots forward and Malo’s body begins to shake violently before he falls on the ground in a heap. The shot pulls out to show Vaughan holding a taser.

Lazlo Vaughan: Sorry about that man. It’s just business. This is your one warning, either go back to Mexico and face your problems or I’ll be forced to send you back there. Maybe even in a box. Understand?

Vaughan then drops a couple of hard stomps to the side of Malo’s head.

Lazlo Vaughan: The Riveros send their regards.

The shot closes with Malo down and out on the ground.

Singles Match
Lazlo Vaughan
versus
Miyami Kana
w/ Ono Inari
15 Minute Time Limit

Following his attack on Lobo Malo, Lazlo Vaughan comes to the ring looking pretty pleased with himself. That expression changes drastically when “Blood And Fire” cues up, bringing Miyami Kana to the ring followed by her manager Ono Inari.

Chris Jones: Irv are you aware of the concept of instant karma.

Alan Irvine: I am and I feel that Laz is about to become well acquainted with the idea.

The bell sounds and Kana rushes Vaughan but Vaughan ducks under her high kick attempt and rolls her up, getting a surprising two count.

Chris Jones: Some early offence from Lazlo Vaughan.

Alan Irvine: That was more of a defensive move but I know what you mean. He’s surviving. He’s a survivor. A cockroach if you will.

Chris Jones: An apt description.

The two get back up and Vaughan evades another kick. Vaughan then hits the ropes and attempts a clothesline but Kana ducks under it.

Chris Jones: Miyami Kana is so good at adapting to an opponent on the fly.

Vaughan reaches back and plants Kana with a neckbreaker that surprises everyone in the audience. Vaughan attempts to roll over into a cover but Kana rolls onto her stomach.

Alan Irvine: Lazlo Vaughan has a renewed confidence here. He is taking it to Miyami Kana.

The two get back to their feet and Vaughan is feeling pretty confident. Vaughan boots Kana in the mid-section and attempts a piledriver but Kana has other ideas.

Chris Jones: Uh oh. Kana is done playing around, I believe.

Alan Irvine: Yeah she is not interested in taking a piledriver.

Kana flips all of the way up and then takes Vaughan over with a headscissors take down. Vaughan gets back up to his knees and Kana immediately hits him with a buzzsaw kick to the side of the head.

Chris Jones: A devastating kick from Miyami Kana. That’ll muddle any offence from Vaughan real quick.

Vaughan staggers up to his feet and Kana tosses him overhead with a release northern lights suplex. Vaughan lands with a thud and Kana stays on him, running with a knee to his face.

Alan Irvine: Well thanks for coming out Vaughan. She’s kind of on a mission these days and you are an annoying side quest.

Chris Jones: I didn’t take you for a gamer Irv.

Alan Irvine: A what?

Kana goes to grab Vaughan but he tries to exit the ring. Kana grabs him by the belt and pulls him back into a release German suplex. Vaughan is rocked and Inari is clapping enthusiastically at ringside.

Chris Jones: This looks like the end for the con man.

Vaughan is rocked as he gets up and when he does The Living Weapon charges and blasts him with the Blood Sacrifice knee! Vaughan drops and Kana covers for the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Miyami Kana!

“Blood And Fire” cues up and Miyami Kana leaves the ring almost immediately with Ono Inari in tow.

Chris Jones: Miyami Kana improves her record, building a ton of momentum going into her last chance Two Out of Three Falls match for the FTF Championship at Duality.

Alan Irvine: This is a different Miyami Kana, Jones. I think she’s got Ire’s number come Duality. We are looking at our next FTF Champion.

When Kana disappears behind the curtain Lobo Malo stomps past her. The exchange glances but Malo has other things to handle. He walks out onto the stage, holding his head with one hand and a mic with another.

Lobo Malo: Vaughan, you wanna attack me on behalf of those piece of shit gangsters? I hope they are payin’ you a lot ese because I’m gonna make it real fuckin’ hard for you. You think you can send me back to Mexico? Send me back to The Riveros?

Malo takes a moment.

Lobo Malo: Then you are welcome to try homes. You and me, one on one at Duality. You want to try and force me out of FTF? It’s gonna take a lot more than a taser you coward. I’m still standing and I’m not going anywhere.

— BOZHE MOI

Backstage Hiccup Bigelow and Mick Mooney are getting ready for their semi final match.

Mick Mooney: Snipe, you were amazing last week. That springboard 450 was beauty. Real beauty stuff.

Hiccup Bigelow: Thanks Mick! And thanks for asking me to be your partner. This tournament is the shot in the arm that my career needs. We’re going to win the whole thing. I can feel it.

Mick Mooney: Me too snipe. None of these plugs can touch us. We are the perfect combination. But you gotta take my lead on this next one. I know these Aussie plugs. Merrick and I have history. Gotta have our heads on a swivel, got me?

Hiccup Bigelow: Definitely! I know they are liars and cheaters but we aren’t going to let that happen tonight. We have each other’s backs. We’re going to the finals, we’re going to win those Tag Team Titles.

On that last word Pretty/Dirty walk into frame, both of them laughing.

Karina Zima: Oh this is adorable. You two actually think that you’re going to make it to the finals at Duality? Bozhe moi you are delusional.

Marie Veleno: You two aren’t going to get past F.U.X. Your win last week was luck, against two reclutas. You’ve proved nothing. Niente.

Karina Zima: This little love thing that you’ve got going on is cute and all. And if you do manage to get past the Crocodile Dundee Duo then you will be running into us and let me tell you, that is not something you want to deal with.

Mooney goes to say something but Bigelow steps in front of him and gets in Zima’s face.

Hiccup Bigelow: You two are just a couple of bullies. But you are right about one thing. Micky and I aren’t just friends, we are tag team partners and we are going to the finals of this tournament. If you somehow beat the White Wolves (even when you couldn’t last time) then we will see you there. And we’ll kick your butts!

Both members of Pretty/Dirty are just stunned. Momentarily. Then they start laughing really hard.

Marie Veleno: Did you just say that you are going to kick our butts? My God bambino you are delusional. Good luck tonight. We likely won’t be seeing you next week.

Pretty/Dirty walk away laughing, leaving Bigelow and Mooney fuming.

DUALITY TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT
SEMI FINALS
TAG TEAM MATCH
F.U.X.
versus
Hiccup Bigelow & Mick Mooney
15 Minute Time Limit

The next match sees F.U.X., Hatchet Muldoon and VJ Merrick come to the ring first, followed by the unseasoned team of Hiccup Bigelow and Mick Mooney. Merrick and Mooney start the match for their respective teams.

Chris Jones: There is history here Irv. Mooney and Merrick are one and one when facing off with each other. This is somewhat of a rubber match.

Alan Irvine: Not really. One on one again would be the rubber match.

Chris Jones: That’s why I said “somewhat”.

Alan Irvine: Still wrong Jones. Still wrong.

Merrick and Mooney charge at each other and begin exchanging rights and lefts. Mooney gets the upperhand and sends Merrick into the ropes. Mooney drives his knee into Merrick’s mid-section which sends Merrick flipping over onto his back.

Chris Jones: Mooney sent that knee deep, driving all of the air out of Merrick’s body.

Mooney gets Merrick up and shoots him into the corner. Mooney runs in and hits Merrick with a running splash before taking him down with a snapmare. Mooney gets Merrick up and applies an arm wringer before tagging in Bigelow.

Chris Jones: This being only their second match together, Mooney and Bigelow are functioning well as a team.

Alan Irvine: They’ve tagged each other once in this match. Keep your panties on Jones.

Chris Jones: I’ll have you know that I wear briefs.

Bigelow climbs to the top rope and comes off of the top rope with a double axe handle to Merrick’s shoulder. Bigelow shoots Merrick into the ropes and hits him with a high flipping dropkick to the chin. Bigelow covers but only gets a two count.

Chris Jones: Hiccup Bigelow moves like lighting Irv, it’s amazing.

Bigelow tries to go for a ddt but Merrick picks her up and tosses her forward. Bigelow gets up on all fours but Merrick charges and hits her with a vile soccer kick to Bigelow’s face that gets a collective gasp from the audience.

Alan Irvine: This ain’t ballet Bigelow. Welcome to FTF.

Chris Jones: A heinous kick from Merrick. Something that we’ve come to expect from him and Hatchet Muldoon.

Merrick drags Bigelow by the foot back to the F.U.X. corner and he tags in his monster of a partner Hatchet Muldoon. Merrick applies a waist lock to Bigelow while Muldoon hits the ropes.

Chris Jones: This does not look good for Hiccup Bigelow!

Alan Irvine: Rest in peace their Throwup!

Muldoon comes running back and he smashes Bigelow with a running big boot while Merrick takes her over with a release German suplex. Bigelow goes down hard but rolls under the bottom rope.

Chris Jones: Hiccup Bigelow is on dream street but she knew enough to roll under the bottom rope, giving herself some time to recover.

The massive Australian stomps towards Bigelow and reaches over the top rope. Muldoon gets Bigelow and beales her over the top rope back into the ring. Bigelow lands with a thud and Muldoon is sporting a sadistic smile.

Chris Jones: Hiccup Bigelow really needs to make a tag here or her dreams of becoming Tag Team Champion are out the window.

Alan Irvine: Above all F.U.X. are destroyers. Hiccup Bigelow is a kid, a kid who is in way over her head and she is going to bring Mick Mooney down with her.

Muldoon sends Bigelow hard into the corner and follows it up with a running forearm to the face. Bigelow is then sent into the opposing corner and Muldoon hits her with a second forearm.

Chris Jones: She may be out cold Irv!

Bigelow is sent back to the other corner and this time Muldoon winds up while running at her. Muldoon goes for a third running forearm but Bigelow escapes through the ropes, onto the apron!

Chris Jones: Bigelow escapes! Maybe out of instinct alone.

Alan Irvine: This is her shot. She can’t mess it up Jones!

Chris Jones: Mick Mooney is aching for a tag!

Muldoon collides with the corner and Bigelow quickly climbs to the top rope. Bigelow leaps off of the top rope and takes Muldoon with a blockbuster. Both competitors are down and Mooney is begging for a tag.

Chris Jones: Get up kid! This is your chance to turn it around!

Bigelow crawls to the ropes as Muldoon slowly pulls himself up using the ropes. It takes a moment but Muldoon gets his wits about him and he charges at Bigelow. At the very last second Bigelow dives and makes the tag to Mooney.

Chris Jones: She does it! She makes the tag to Mick Mooney!

Alan Irvine: Aw God he thinks he’s actually going to be effective.

Mooney enters the ring and evades a clothesline from Muldoon. Mooney reaches back and plants Muldoon with a neckbreaker. Mooney then kips up, charges and knocks Merrick off of the apron.

Chris Jones: Mick Mooney had a plan and he is executing it! He could be on his way to the finals!

Alan Irvine: That was a cheap shot! What a hypocrite!

Chris Jones: Not untrue but still effective.

Muldoon takes refuge in the Bigelow/Mooney corner, sitting and seeing stars. Mooney lines Muldoon up and then charges in at Muldoon. Mooney goes for a running knee but Muldoon moves at the last second.

Chris Jones: Oh no! A miscalculation from Mooney!

Alan Irvine: No one ever called the kid a math wiz.

Mooney collides with Bigelow, knocking her off of the apron. Before Mooney knows what is what, Muldoon grabs him and plants him with a burning hammer! Mooney is down and Muldoon covers, getting the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, advancing to the finals of the Duality Tag Team Tournament, Hatchet Muldoon and VJ Merrick, F.U.X.!

VJ Merrick reenters the ring and demands that his hand be raised alongside Hatchet Muldoon. F.U.X. celebrate as Hiccup Bigelow looks down and out ringside.

— TO THE DEATH

In the parking lot we see a yellow taxi cab arrive and Al Derringer steps out, the audience in the arena popping huge. Derringer stomps through the parking lot, making sure to check his six often.

Al Derringer: Where are you Smoke? Get your ass out here and tell me what I want to know. Now!

Derringer slowly looks around until something catches his attention. He looks up and the camera follows his glance. There, standing on top of a production truck is Second Hand Smoke.

Second Hand Smoke: Our hero has arrived! How wonderful! I can see that your friend Carl means a lot to you Sergeant.

Al Derringer: Stop with the bullshit Smoke. Come down here and let’s end this, man to man.

Second Hand Smoke: Oh we will settle this Sergeant, but not here. We will settle this on a much bigger stage. We will settle this at Duality.

Al Derringer: No. We will settle this now. You are gonna tell me just where the fuck Carl is.

Second Hand Smoke: You’re right, I will tell you. As soon as you accept my challenge. But before you do I want you to know that I want this match to be primal. I want to see the hero become the villain. I want you to be completely free to exact your vengeance. I want to face you in a Death Match.

Derringer takes a moment to consider it.

Al Derringer: You’re on motherfucker and you are going to regret it. You have pushed me too far. You want to see the villain in me come out boy? You’re gonna get it.

Second Hand Smoke: Exquisite. Now, would you like to know where Carl Walken is?

Al Derringer: Tell me you son of a bitch!

Second Hand Smoke: No. I’ll show you.

Just as those words leave Smoke’s mouth, Derringer is attacked from behind with a sledgehammer! Derringer drops and the shot pulls out to show that the attacker is Carl Walken! Derringer stares up at his friend while in immense pain.

Al Derringer: Carl…why…

Instead of getting an answer, Walken saunters away with a dead look in his eyes leaving the Soldier of Fortune laying in agony.

M A I N  E V E N T
DUALITY TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT
SEMI FINALS
TAG TEAM MATCH
Pretty/Dirty
versus
White Wolves
15 Minute Time Limit

Next was the main event, a rematch from Death or Glory. Constance Ripley and Marie Veleno begin the match for their respective teams. They lock up and Veleno takes Ripley down immediately with a deep arm drag.

Chris Jones: Despite her less than stellar record, Marie Veleno is a talented high flyer and she never fails to impress me.

Ripley charges Veleno but gets taken over again with an arm drag. Veleno then applies a headlock but Ripley shoves her into the ropes. Veleno comes back and puts Ripley down with a shoulder block.

Alan Irvine: It’s time for Pretty/Dirty’s redemption! They are going to the finals. I know it Jones.

Chris Jones: Well history is against them in that regard but they have pulled out big wins in the past.

Veleno hits the ropes and tries to come back with a senton but Ripley rolls out of the way. Ripley spins on her heels and dives into a jacknife cover, only getting a two count.

Chris Jones: It was almost over right there Irv!

Alan Irvine: Yeah right. Veleno was just using that time to rest. She’s intelligent.

Chris Jones: No one is disputing that.

The two get back up and lock up again. Veleno breaks the hold and nails Ripley with a knee to the mid-section. Veleno goes for a ddt but but Ripley swings out of it into a go behind. Ripley tries for a German suplex but Veleno does a full backflip and lands on her feet.

Alan Irvine: What an athlete the Widow Maker is! Ripley looks shocked but she shouldn’t be. Marie Veleno is a seriously talented competitor.

The audience claps for the exchange and Veleno flips her hair at Ripley before casually tagging in Zima. Ripley charges in and Veleno catches her with a back kick to the mid-section. Zima then jumps off of the top rope with a double foot stomp to Ripley’s back.

Chris Jones: That was a game changer Irv. Pretty/Dirty are master strategists.

Alan Irvine: Well duh.

Zima gets Ripley up and shoots her into the ropes. On Ripley’s return Zima goes for a back drop but instead Ripley boots her in the face. Ripley drops Zima with a sitout facebuster and then rolls backwards to tag in LaForge.

Chris Jones: Ezra LaForge is in this match for the first time and she looks hot!

Alan Irvine: She is an athlete Jones, do not comment on her appearance like that. Do not objectify her.

Chris Jones: I meant that she looks ready to go!

LaForge enters the ring and takes Zima down with a dropkick. Zima gets right back up but LaForge puts her down with another. Zima gets up a third time but this time LaForge boots her in the mid-section and applies a front face lock.

Chris Jones: We know what is coming next Irv!

Alan Irvine: I don’t! Tell me! Don’t keep it a secret.

The audience pops as LaForge takes Zima over with a suplex. LaForge pops her hips, gets Zima up and hits her with a second suplex! She does this one more time but this time she lifts Zima up with a back suplex but then drops her face first with a wheelbarrow facebuster.

Chris Jones: Ezra LaForge with the trifecta. She is really showing a renewed sense of confidence since forming the White Wolves with Constance Ripley.

Alan Irvine: Yeah and she is about to be humbled. She and Ripley are too full of themselves and they are about to get a rude awakening.

Chris Jones: That remains to be seen!

Zima is in la la land as and LaForge measures her up. LaForge charges and goes for a shining wizard but Veleno shoots into the ring and hits her with a missile dropkick! When the referee moves to get Veleno out of the ring Zima pokes LaForge in the eye.

Chris Jones: Oh come on. Can’t they go one match without pulling this kind of shit?

Alan Irvine: Relax Jones. They are the future Tag Team Champions.

When the referee is finally able to get Veleno out of the ring, Zima gets LaForge up and plants her with the Proshchay Driver! Zima covers and the audience can’t believe it, the referee makes the count but at the last second LaForge gets her foot on the bottom rope.

Alan Irvine: Bullshit! Disqualification.

Chris Jones: You just aren’t making any sense now.

Alan Irvine: I’m a straw grasper! I grasp at straws!

Zima can’t believe it but her resolve remains. Zima holds on to LaForge’s foot and tags Veleno in. Veleno shoots over the ropes and drops a foot onto LaForge’s head. Veleno gets LaForge up and plants her with a short arm clothesline.

Alan Irvine: Cut the ring in half Veleno! She’s near death!

Veleno brings LaForge to a corner and then sits on the top rope. She grabs LaForge’s head and then plants her with a tornado ddt. Veleno covers but LaForge is able to kick out at two.

Chris Jones: Ezra LaForge is showing real resolve here. You can see how badly she wants to get to the finals next week.

Alan Irvine: I can’t say that she doesn’t have guts but I can say that she has no hope.

LaForge is sent into the Pretty/Dirty corner but she nails Zima with a sick kick that takes her off of the apron! Veleno charges to but LaForge sends her head first into the middle turnbuckle with a drop toe hold!

Chris Jones: This is what the White Wolves needed!

Alan Irvine: A cheap shot! Zima was minding her own business and she got assaulted for it. How can you be alright with that Jones?

Chris Jones: Tit for tat I suppose.

Alan Irvine: Get your mind out of the gutter. Please. I’m begging.

LaForge crawls to her corner but Veleno is on her. Veleno grabs LaForge by the foot but Veleno rolls forward sending Veleno into the White Wolves’ corner! Ripley blasts Veleno with a high kick from the apron just before LaForge makes the tag.

Chris Jones: What team work!

Ripley enters the ring and with LaForge they smash Veleno with the double superkicks, the Pack Mentality! Zima slides into the ring and tries to save her partner but LaForge drops her with an STO and locks in the Professional Grade! Zima can’t save Veleno as she gets pinned by Ripley for the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, advancing to the finals of the Duality Tag Team Tournament, Constance Ripley and Ezra LaForge, the White Wolves!

Constance Ripley and Ezra LaForge celebrate as Pretty/Dirty scurry out of the ring to regroup. The White Wolves’ music cuts when F.U.X. come out onto the stage. The Wolves are ready for a fight but F.U.X. stay where they are, just motioning for the titles as Episode Eleven comes to a close.

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Match Results:
– Second Hand Smoke def. Windham Zedler
– Miyami Kana def. Lazlo Vaughan
– D3T Semi Finals: F.U.X. def. Hiccup Bigelow & Mick Mooney
– D3T Semi Finals: White Wolves def. Pretty Dirty

FTF Episode 010

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The Fire Pit Arena
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PRE RECORDED
on
August 7th, 2016

— DISCIPLINARY ACTION…?

The FTF signature plays and we cut immediately to the ring. There stands FTF General Manager, Morgan Odin. He gets some applause but they quickly die down when he raises the microphone to his lips.

Morgan Odin: Last week we saw the first two matches in the Duality Tag Team Tournament. F.U.X. and The White Wolves were able to advance. However, following the conclusion of the main event a certain competitor completely stepped out of line.

Last week…

The White Wolves have no time to celebrate as Miyami Kana re-enters the ring and nails Constance Ripley with the Blood Sacrifice! Ezra LaForge tries to intervene but Kana gets her up and plants her with the Night Time Driver!

Chris Jones: Miyami Kana has lost it! She just destroyed both of the White Wolves.

Alan Irvine: It doesn’t look like she’s finished yet.

Kana has a crazed look in her eyes as she focusses on Lobo Malo. Malo gets up and he is immediately hit with Kana’s Blood Sacrifice. Kana then quickly locks in Magic Hour! Lobo screams in pain as referees try to get Kana to break the hold.

Chris Jones: Two losses in a row has sent Miyami Kana over the edge! She has destroyed everyone in the ring.

Alan Irvine: They do not call her The Living Weapon for nothing. She wants to be at the top of FTF and she has grown tired with not being there.

Chris Jones: The referees need to break this up, Kana has lost her mind!

The referees finally get Kana to break the hold but as soon as she does she starts hitting them with kicks. Five referees are downed in quick succession as Kana has left complete destruction in her wake. The camera closes in on her face and she looks absolutely mental as FTF Episode Nine goes off the air.

Cut back to the arena and Odin is shaking his head.

Morgan Odin: Attacking fellow competitors is one thing. That is the nature of this business. But deliberately assaulting my officials is not something that I can let happen. At this time I would like Miyami Kana to come to the ring.

Nothing happens for a moment and then “Blood And Fire” cues up. Miyami Kana stomps to the ring and quickly enters. She approaches Odin and gets right in his face. Security goes to enter the ring but Odin calls for them to wait. Kana backs up and gestures for Odin to speak.

Morgan Odin: Miyami, I understand that you are frustrated. You have been on a tear here in FTF since it’s inception but whenever you get a big opportunity, it doesn’t work out. I understand. But you cannot attack my officials. You just can’t.

Kana just glares at Odin.

Morgan Odin: You were scheduled to compete tonight but that decision was made before I had time to think about what you did. That being said, I have no choice but to–

Before Odin can continue, a voice comes over the p.a.

???: Wait just a minute.

A Japanese woman comes out onto the stage dressed in a fine power suit.

???: Mr. Odin, my name is Ono Inari and I am Miyami Kana’s manager.

Inari continues walking to the ring and she enters, taking her place by Kana’s side.

Ono Inari: Mr. Odin, the company that I work for has a vested interest in Miyami Kana’s success here in FTF. That is why when we discovered that you planned on suspending Ms. Kana here tonight, we went right to work on looking over her contract and the official FTF bylaws that wrestlers must abide by.

Odin cocks an eyebrow.

Ono Inari: In doing so we discovered that referees are listed as in-ring “talent” as well as being officials. They have all agreed to a certain degree of physicality and in turn they do receive a hazard pay bonus.

Inari looks to a referee at ringside with a smile.

Ono Inari: Although Kana’s attack on them was wrong, it is not grounds for suspension for the simple fact that she was provoked. A case could be made that she believed them to be roster members that were trying to stop her.

Odin goes to speak but Inari doesn’t let him.

Ono Inari: We could tie this matter up with lawyers for the next few weeks or you could make the sound decision, the right decision. You will let Miyami Kana compete tonight and we will forget that any of this happened. Trust me Mr. Odin, you do not want my employers to get their lawyers involved. You truly do not.

Odin doesn’t speak. He just approaches Kana and looks her in the eyes, disregarding Inari.

Morgan Odin: You need to watch yourself. This is not your personal playground. If this happens again I will find a way to make you pay for it. Trust me.

Odin then exits the ring, leaving Inari with a big grin on her face and Kana looking stoic as ever.

Singles Match
Miyami Kana
versus
Windham Zedler
15 Minute Time Limit

Miyami Kana is already in the ring with Ono Inari remaining at ringside. Windham Zedler makes his way to the ring to a pretty soft reaction.

Alan Irvine: This is going to be the second week in a row that Windham Zedler is getting the short end of the stick.

Chris Jones: He may surprise us Irv.

Alan Irvine: Yeah right.

The bell sounds and Zedler goes for a lock up but Kana shoots behind him and takes him over with a vile German suplex.

Chris Jones: Okay maybe you’re right.

Zedler gets up to his knees but Kana is lightning quick, she smashes him with a buzzsaw kick that nearly takes poor Zedler’s head right off.

Alan Irvine: Ho ho! Miyami Kana is in top form tonight. I’m surprised that Zedler’s head is still attached to his body.

Chris Jones: You can say that again.

Alan Irvine: I’m surprised that Zedler’s head is still attached to his body.

Chris Jones: Christ.

Kana shoots Zedler into the corner and follows that up with a running shotgun dropkick. Zedler staggers forward right into a jaw jacker.

Alan Irvine: She wants Zedler’s head! She wants to take it home with her!

Zedler is hung up on the ropes when Kana charges and hits him with a running high knee. Zedler is in a daze when Kana gets him in a fireman’s carry and plants him with the Night Time Driver.

Chris Jones: And that’s it. No one gets up from the Night Time Driver.

Kana covers but at two she breaks up her own pin. Inari claps at ringside as Kana transitions into the Magic Hour submission.

Alan Irvine: Kana wants to prove a point here. She isn’t losing to anyone any time soon.

Zedler can’t even verbalize or signal that he submits because he is out cold due to Kana’s strikes. The referee calls for the bell.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Miyami Kana!

Following the contest the referee raises Miyami Kana’s hand and she rips it away. She lunges at the referee but stops short. The ref falls down out of fear and Kana shows a small smile. She then exits the ring and walks up the ramp with Ono Inari at her side.

— HANDLE THIS

The tron lights up with a black and white scene showing a fit young man with shaggy hair sitting on a park bench. A voice begins speaking over the scene.

Voiceover: I’ve lived a hard life.

The young man looks up, with a contemplative expression.

Voiceover: It’s really hard being me, none of you could possibly understand.

He looks down again at his feet, his hands clasped in front of him.

Voiceover: The burden I carry…it can be a lot to handle.

A little boy approaches the young man, he’s holding a balloon. The young man stands and looks down at the child.

Voiceover: When you are this good, everyone wants a piece of you.

The young man smiles and color washes over the scene.

Voiceover: Luckily I’m Tom Cherry. Ain’t nothing I can’t handle. But FTF? Not one of you can handle me. I’ll see you soon.

Cherry pops the kid’s balloon with a clap and then shoves the kid down. The kid sits, crying as Cherry walks away.

Tom Cherry: You’ll fucking love it.

DUALITY TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT
Tag Team Match
Brixton Gough & Joffrey Gough
versus
Hiccup Bigelow & Mick Mooney
15 Minute Time Limit

The next contest was our third first round match in the Duality Tag Team Tournament. FTF rookies, brothers Brixton and Joffrey Gough were out first followed by Hiccup Bigelow and Mick Mooney.

Chris Jones: Tonight we see the debut of the Gough Brothers. Irv what do you know about them?

Alan Irvine: I actually personally scouted them while in England a few months ago. They were supposed to be on FTF Episode One but visa issues got in the way. But now that they are here I think that they are a dark horse team in this tournament.

The bell sounds with Brixton starting the match against Bigelow. The two stand in the center of the ring and Brixton gestures for Mooney to get in the ring.

Alan Irvine: A true British gentleman. Brixton Gough does not want to hit a girl.

Chris Jones: Well he had better get used to it, FTF is an intergender promotion. The girls can fight just as well as the boys.

Alan Irvine: Yeah a few can. Hiccup Bigelow is not one of them.

Mooney laughs but Bigelow doesn’t think it’s funny. Instead of tagging in Mooney she hits Brixton with a forearm smash to the face!

Chris Jones: Brixton Gough doesn’t have a choice now.

Bigelow attempts to send Brixton into the ropes but he reverses it and on her return he hits her with a giant back body drop. Brixton shakes his head and gestures again for Mooney to tag in.

Alan Irvine: This is unfair. Bigelow just isn’t on Brixton’s level.

Chris Jones: I think that it’s a bit too early to say that.

Bigelow refuses to tag, she stands and hits Brixton with another forearm smash. Brixton staggers into his corner where Joffrey is happy to tag in. Joffrey enters the ring and smiles at Bigelow.

Chris Jones: Bigelow needs to get out of the Gough’s corner.

Joffrey charges and Bigelow takes him down with a drop toe hold. Bigelow floats forward and applies a grounded head lock. Joffrey is able to quickly fight up to his feet.

Chris Jones: If Joffrey gives Bigelow any room then she could run away with this match. She is insanely fast.

Alan Irvine: Yeah yeah we know. Quick as a hiccup. Clever name. Puke.

Joffrey takes Bigelow over with a back suplex and holds it into a bridge. The referee counts but Bigelow kicks out just after two.

Alan Irvine: Excellent suplex from Joffrey Gough. This kid is a technical wizard, you’ll see that soon enough Jones.

Mooney calls for the tag and Bigelow runs, looking for it. She tries to jump over Joffrey but he holds her in the air and then tosses her forward onto her stomach.

Alan Irvine: Oh now she wants to tag.

Chris Jones: She doesn’t have a choice Irv. The Goughs have worked her over.

Joffrey tags in Brixton and then hoists Bigelow up for a suplex. Brixton comes off of the top rope with a crossbody as Joffrey drops the suplex. Brixton covers and Bigelow is able to kick out.

Alan Irvine: That right there is why these brothers are in FTF. They are an excellent tandem.

Bigelow crawls to her corner and Brixton grabs her foot. Bigelow hops up to one foot, turns and hits him with an enziguiri! Bigelow then tags in Mooney.

Chris Jones: This is it! Hiccup Bigelow needs to tag in Mick Mooney to stay in this tournament.

Alan Irvine: Get up Brixton! Mooney hits harder.

Chris Jones: Was that a compliment to Mick Mooney?

Alan Irvine: All I said is that he hits marginally harder than a girl. Relax.

Mooney gets the hot tag, runs at Brixton and nails him with a front dropkick to the face. Joffrey enters the ring and walks right into an overhead belly to belly throw.

Chris Jones: Mick Mooney is fired up Irv!

As Joffrey rolls out of the ring, Brixton gets up and walks right into The Tough Go from Mooney! Mooney then tags in Bigelow. She looks around at the audience for support and then hits a springboard into the ring with a 450 splash!

Alan Irvine: Holy shit!

Chris Jones: You said it! Hiccup Bigelow with a springboard 450 splash! What a move!

Bigelow hit the move perfectly and covers Brixton for the three count and the victory.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, advancing to the semi finals of the Duality Tag Team Tournament, Hiccup Bigelow and Mick Mooney!

Hiccup Bigelow and Mick Mooney hug in the center of the ring before the referee raises their hands.

— 06/06/06

The tron shows a shot of a dark room where a man sits in a chair. He looks scared. Just then a large figure walks into the room. It’s Second Hand Smoke.

Second Hand Smoke: Please, Lieutenant Walken, relax. You are in no immediate danger. Actually, do you mind if I call you Carl?

Carl Walken: What the fuck do you want man? Why you got me tied up here?

The camera pulls out to show that Walken is tied to a chair.

Second Hand Smoke: I got the impression that you would not sit long enough to answer my questions once we began. I wanted to be certain that you would. I have things that I would like to know.

Carl Walken: You can’t do this man. Who the fuck are you?

Second Hand Smoke: I could go through my litany but we do not have time for that. But if you answer one of my questions, I will answer one of yours. That seems fair, no?

Carl Walken: What the fuck you wanna know man?

Second Hand Smoke: I want to know about Alan Derringer, your sergeant. He was in your platoon, no?

Carl Walken: Yeah, what you wanna know about Al, man?

Second Hand Smoke: I want to know his secrets. I want to know the man behind the rank.

Carl Walken: What secrets? Al is a good dude, you should leave him the fuck alone.

Second Hand Smoke: I would if I could Carl. He is not my only concern, however, before I move on I need to finish my issue with him. I need to break him, completely. We are almost there but not quite. He still has some life in him.

Carl Walken: A guy like Al ain’t scared by a guy like you, you freak. He’s tough as nails, one of the best guys I know.

Second Hand Smoke: Lieutenant I do not have time for lies. I have done my research but the documents that I have acquired are incomplete. You will tell me what I want to know. You will tell me about June 6th, 2006. And you will do it now…

The scene fades out as Smoke advances on Walken.

Singles Match
Constance Ripley
versus
Second Hand Smoke
15 Minute Time Limit

Second Hand Smoke is already in the ring, having just watched himself on the Tron.

Chris Jones: Second Hand Smoke is here in front of us, obviously that footage was recorded sometime before tonight and somewhere else.

Alan Irvine: Well duh.

Chris Jones: What kind of man does this? Does that mean that Smoke still has Carl Walken held hostage somewhere?

Alan Irvine: One would think so, yes.

Constance Ripley comes to the ring and enters. The bell sounds and she cautiously approaches Smoke.

Chris Jones: Every time we see Second Hand Smoke we learn more and more about what he is capable. He has a man held hostage somewhere! What the hell?

Alan Irvine: I don’t know Jones but what I do know is that this man scares the absolute shit out of me.

Ripley hits Smoke with a leg kick but Smoke doesn’t even flinch. She tries another and again, he doesn’t even flinch.

Alan Irvine: That’s obviously not working honey. Maybe just lay down so that you can actually participate in your semi final match next week.

Ripley tries to shoot on Smoke but he hits her with a double axe handle to the back. He then pulls her up by the hair and shoots her into the ropes.

Chris Jones: Constance Ripley is one hell of an athlete but Second Hand Smoke is an otherworldly force. She needs to be extremely careful here.

Alan Irvine: She should lay down! Easy.

On Ripley’s return Smoke downs her with a big boot. Smoke then gets her up and sends her into the corner. He follows that up with a running clothesline.

Chris Jones: Second Hand Smoke is undefeated. He brutalized Al Derringer at Death or Glory. Constance Ripley needs to think about her career.

Smoke gets Ripley up and drops her across the top rope with snake eyes. She then staggers towards him right into a double choke lift.

Chris Jones: This is hard to watch Irv.

Alan Irvine: I know it doesn’t happen often but I agree.

As Ripley’s feet dangle, the referee applies the five count. Smoke holds on until four before throwing Ripley onto her back.

Chris Jones: I think it is just about over Irv. The Last Gasp is coming.

Smoke gets Ripley up and pulls her head back for the inverted ddt but he tosses her aside when Al Derringer comes charging down the ramp!

Chris Jones: Here comes the Soldier of Fortune! He must have seen Smoke’s video!

Alan Irvine: He looks absolutely pissed. The juggernaut is coming for blood!

Chris Jones: Or answers…

Derringer enters the ring and spears Smoke right through the ropes! The two land on the outside with a thud and the referee has no choice but to call for the disqualification.

Nina Nichols: Your winner by disqualification, Second Hand Smoke!

Al Derringer mounts Second Hand Smoke on the outside and starts absolutely beating on his face. In between each punch Derringer screams at Smoke.

Al Derringer: Where is he!?

Another punch.

Al Derringer: Where is he!?

Another.

Al Derringer: Where the fuck is Carl you son of a bitch!

Derringer keeps beating on Smoke until security swarms. It takes ten men to pull Derringer off of Smoke. Smoke lays on the outside, his face busted open. He is smiling, his teeth covered in his own blood.

— GET PAID

Backstage we see Lazlo Vaughan speaking to someone on his cellphone.

Lazlo Vaughan: Has the money been transferred to my account?

The voice on the other end speaks.

Lazlo Vaughan: Well that’s just great. He’s in Toronto, I’ve already told you that but I know that you want more. What do you want me to do?

The voice speaks again and Vaughan raises his eyebrows in surprise.

Lazlo Vaughan: That’s going to cost you double but I can make it work. You want him to hurt, you want him to suffer…that’s no problem as long as you pay.

They speak again, this time louder but still inaudible.

Lazlo Vaughan: For sure. Just send the money and I’ll get to work.

Vaughan hangs up and smirks before walking out of frame.

M A I N  E V E N T
DUALITY TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT
John Ire & Al Derringer
versus
Pretty/Dirty
15 Minute Time Limit

FTF Champion John Ire is out first but it takes a few moments for Al Derringer to come out. Once he hits the ring Ire talks to him, visibly concerned. Ire then smacks him in the face.

Chris Jones: Al Derringer’s head may not be in this match. John Ire knows it.

Alan Irvine: And he’s not having any of it.

Pretty/Dirty are out next. They enter the ring and the bell sounds, with Karina Zima starting the match for her team against Ire.

Chris Jones: Karina Zima was unable to defeat Al Derringer last week, you can bet that she wants that win back.

Alan Irvine: More than that, Pretty/Dirty want to prove that they are the best team in FTF.

Chris Jones: That too.

Ire approaches Zima and she tries to exit the ring like she usually does but Ire pulls her back and launches her across the ring with a beale toss.

Chris Jones: The champion with quite the toss!

Ire gets Zima up and whips her into the ropes before planting her with a flap jack. Zima is immediately back up but Ire turns her inside out with a clothesline.

Alan Irvine: John Ire is 1-1 in tag team matches.

Chris Jones: Yes but the one that he was victorious in saw Al Derringer as his partner.

Alan Irvine: Is Al Derringer even here right now or is he with his friend Carl Walken, wherever he is?

The champion covers but only gets a two count. Ire gets Zima back up and shoots her into his corner but she jumps and drop kicks Derringer off of the apron!

Alan Irvine: Yes! That’s why Pretty/Dirty are the best. Make sure that Derringer isn’t a factor.

Zima turns and avoids a clothesline attempt from Ire that sees him collide with the corner. Zima then rolls Ire up and gets her feet on the second rope for leverage but Ire is still able to kick out at two.

Chris Jones: It’s going to take better cheating than that to keep the champion down.

Alan Irvine: That is but one method Jones. It’s just one.

Zima runs and tags in Veleno before Ire can get up. Veleno hits a springboard into the ring and looks for a cross body but Ire catches her, spins her around and drops her with a sideslam.

Chris Jones: Can’t surprise the champ. That’s why he is the champ.

Ire covers Veleno but she kicks out at two. Ire stands and points at Derringer, who is back on the apron. He screams “Get yer fuckin’ head in the game.” before turning back to Veleno.

Chris Jones: John Ire is getting real tired of Al Derringer.

Alan Irvine: It’s like he doesn’t even have a partner. Derringer has been a nonfactor so far.

Veleno catches Ire with a thumb to the eye but the champ is smart enough to stagger back into his corner where Derringer tags in. Derringer enters the ring and Veleno cowers in her corner.

Alan Irvine: Is he in this match now? I mean is he really?

Derringer charges at Veleno but she tags in Zima and moves out of the way. Derringer hits the corner and then at the same time, Veleno and Zima springboard into the ring. They hit stereo dropkicks on the Sarg and Zima covers, only getting a two count.

Zima drops a serious of stiff boots to Derringer’s mid-section before climbing to the top rope. She leaps off looking for a double axe handle but Derringer catches her by the throat.

Chris Jones: This is how Derringer defeated Zima last week!

Alan Irvine: Do something Veleno!

Derringer lifts Veleno up for the Shock & Awe but then the lights go out and the screen lights up. Carl Walken is shown again, tied to a chair. The word “LIVE” is written in the corner of the screen.

Chris Jones: Is this a live feed? What the hell?

Derringer lets go of Zima and goes to leave the ring but Veleno is there to hit him with a giant kick to the face from the apron. Zima charges and headbutts Ire through the ropes, causing him to fall off the apron.

Alan Irvine: Yes! Yes! Zima and Veleno have taken advantage of the distraction.

Zima tags in Veleno and they hit their version of the total elimination on Derringer! Veleno covers and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, advancing to the semi finals of the Duality Tag Team Tournament, Karina Zima & Marie Veleno, Pretty/Dirty!

Pretty/Dirty quickly exit the ring and run up the ramp, not wanting to stay any longer than necessary. In the ring, John Ire enters and looks more pissed off than usual.

Chris Jones: The champ is not happy Irv.

Alan Irvine: Is he ever?

Al Derringer gets up, holding the back of his head. Ire shoves him and asks him “What the hell mate?” but Derringer just brushes him off and leaves the ring. Derringer stomps up the ramp, leaving the champ all alone.

— THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM

As John Ire stands in the ring, he gestures for his title while keeping his eyes on Al Derringer. Derringer disappears behind the curtain and a figure enters the ring with the title.

Kana runs and smashes Ire in the back of the head with the FTF Championship. He drops and she starts putting the boots to him.

Ono Inari then also enters the ring as Ire lays on the mat.

Ono Inari: Sorry about the violence Mr. Ire but we wanted to get your attention. Miyami Kana is not done with you, but you are done with the D3T.

Kana stomps on Ire again for good measure.

Ono Inari: We would like to officially challenge you to a match for the FTF Championship at Duality.

Kana picks up the FTF Championship.

Ono Inari: But seeing as how you defeated my client twice, she wants her wins back. She wants this to be a two out of three falls match.

Kana tosses the title down on top of Ire.

Ono Inari: We eagerly await your response.

Inari drops the microphone and exits the ring with Kana. The two stand at the bottom of the ramp staring at Ire as Episode Ten goes off the air.

 

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Match Results:
– Miyami Kana def. Windham Zedler
– DT3 Quarter Final: Hiccup Bigelow & Mick Mooney def. The Gough Brothers
– Second Hand Smoke def. Constance Ripley via DQ
– DT3 Quarter Final: Pretty/Dirty def. Al Derringer & John Ire