FTF Episode 016: Apex

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The Fire Pit Arena
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PRE RECORDED
on
September 18th, 2016

– OPENING

The opening signature plays, showing shots of The White Wolves, F.U.X., Lazlo Vaughan, Lobo Malo, Second Hand Smoke and lastly FTF Champion John Ire. We then cut to the announce table where Chris Jones stands with Alan Irvine.

Chris Jones: Ladies and gentlemen welcome to FTF Episode Sixteen: Apex! Tonight we have our biggest show to date! Seven huge matches, including two championship matches.

Alan Irvine: Aw yeah. We’re also going to see a Loser Leaves Town Match and a Falls Count Anywhere Match. FTF brings you all kinds of action and tonight it’s going to cement us as one of the top independent promotions in the world. Fuck anyone who isn’t us.

Chris Jones: I concur. While we plan on taking over the wrestling world, The Dread Haven wants to take over FTF. Second Hand Smoke and Nobody have become a serious force here in FTF.

Alan Irvine: Tonight two of our best try to stop The Dread Haven before it can really get started. Al Derringer will take on his former friend, now going by the name of Nobody.

Chris Jones: And in the main event John Ire will attempt to defend the FTF Championship against the undefeated Second Hand Smoke. What are his chances of success Irv?

Alan Irvine: They are slim. Second Hand Smoke has barely been challenged by anyone physically so far in his FTF career. The guy seems like he was sent straight from hell.

Chris Jones: That much is definitely true. But if one person can take down Second Hand Smoke then it is our champion John Ire.

Alan Irvine: But that is much later tonight. Let’s get to the action! My favourite tag team in FTF is in action, right now! Awww. Yeeeee.

Tag Team Match
Jin Feng & Ren Bao
versus
Pretty/Dirty
15 Minute Time Limit

The first match of the evening saw the Chinese imports Jin Feng and Ren Bao take on Karina Zima and Marie Veleno. Feng and Zima started the match with Feng coming at her hot. Following a running forearm to the face, Feng tagged in Bao and the two planted her with a double back suplex.

Bao climbed to the top rope and went for a double stomp which connected. He went for a cover but Zima rolled to the outside of the ring. Bao then attempted a suicide dive but Zima moved and Bao went head first into the guardrail.

Chris Jones mentions that before that move, “The Bangkok Knights’ were looking strong. Alan Irvine countered by saying that it isn’t working out for them now.

Zima got Bao into the ring and worked his neck before tagging in Veleno. The two put some furious double stomps to Bao while Feng begged for the tag. Pretty/Dirty attempted their high/low combination but Bao dove forward and tagged in Feng.

Veleno sent Bao over the top rope with a spinning heel kick. Zima then dropped Bao with The Proshchay Driver and covered for the three count.

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

The two celebrate after the contest, motioning that they want the tag team titles.

– BACKSTAGE

Cut to the parking lot where headlights appeared beyond the opening garage door. As the car approached we could see that it is a green candy painted low rider. The driver wasn’t visible but the camera panned down to show Mexican license plates.

Chris Jones: Who could this be Irv?

Alan Irvine: I have a suspicion…

Still at license plate level we saw a figure step out of the passenger seat but we only saw their feet. The figure in question was wearing expensive looking alligator skin shoes. The camera panned over to show another pair of feet emerging, also wearing alligator skin shoes. The two figures then walked out of frame and the camera pans up just in time to see the door to the arena closing behind them.

Loser Leaves Town
Singles Match
Tom Cherry
versus
Windham Zedler
15 Minute Time Limit

The second match of the night saw “The Heartstopper” Tom Cherry hit the ring first, followed by perennial underdog Windham Zedler. Chris Jones noted that Zedler had yet to get a win in FTF and if he lost tonight then he would be done with the company.

Zedler came at Cherry right off the bell with explosiveness. Zedler hit Cherry with a big combo of rights and lefts before he caught him with a knee to the chin that sent Cherry flying backwards over the top rope.

On the outside Zedler whipped Cherry hard into the ring steps and then charged. Cherry moved at the last second and put Zedler face first into the ring steps with a drop toe hold. Zedler was busted open from this move and the audience support died.

Back in the ring, Cherry was in control. Alan Irvine said that Cherry is the future of FTF and the future does not include Zedler. Zedler tried to rally back at this point but he was rocked. Cherry mocked Zedler and then flipped him off and then planted him with the Cherry Popper. Cherry covered and got the victory.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Tom Cherry!

Chris Jones: Unfortunately for Windham Zedler, his time in FTF is now done.

Alan Irvine: Good! If you can’t win, you shouldn’t be here!

Chris Jones: Thank you for your time Zedler, good luck in the future.

Zedler sat up in the middle of the ring and then gets to his knees. He looked around in the audience but there was no sympathy. They started singing “Na-na-na-na…etc.” to him and he looked devastated. Devastated and unemployed.

– BACKSTAGE

In the interview area we see Ben Choi with his trusty microphone in hand.

Ben Choi: Ladies and gentlemen please welcome my guests at this time, Brixton and Joffrey Gough, The Kingmakers.

The hated duo walk into frame.

Ben Choi: Gentlemen, tonight you take on the team of Hiccup Bigelow and Mick Mooney. Can I get your thoughts.

Brixton Gough: Our thoughts are this; people like Bigelow and Mooney do not deserve to be in a company like FTF. This is a business for the powerful, for the mighty.

Joffrey Gough: Those two are not mighty. They are children. They are insects.

Ben Choi: Some would disagree, some would say that Bigelow and Mooney are serious contenders for the Tag Team Titles.

Brixton Gough: Those people are wrong. They cling to people like Bigelow and Mooney because they believe that if Bigelow and Mooney succeed, then these peasants can rise up and make something of themselves.

Joffrey Gough: But the truth is that they can’t. This is a world molded by men like us. Everyone else is just living in it. Tonight we will make that point very clear.

Brixton Gough: Very, very clear.

With that, The Kingmakers walked out of frame ready for battle.

Tag Team Match
Hiccup Bigelow &  Mick Mooney
versus
The Kingmakers
15 Minute Time Limit

In tag team action Mick Mooney started the contest against Joffrey Gough. The two went back and forth with Mooney getting the upperhand. After a serious of offense Mooney sent Joffrey hard into a corner and caught him with a palm strike.

Mooney wrenched Joffrey’s arm and then tagged in Bigelow. Bigelow climbed to the top rope and came off with a double axe handle to Joffrey’s arm. She then applied an octopus hold, looking for the submission.

Joffrey fought out of it and poked Bigelow in the eye. Joffrey then planted her with a lariat and tagged in Brixton. The two planted her with a back suplex neckbreaker combo and covered for one. Alan Irvine noted that despite Mooney and Bigelow’s work as a tandem, brothers work better together.

After frequent tags between The Kingmakers, Bigelow was sufficiently worn down. Brixton attempted a superplex but Bigelow shoved him off of the top rope and nailed a top rope elbow. Bigelow made the tag to Mooney and they double teamed Brixton.

Bigelow speared Joffrey through the ropes to the outside and Mooney planted Brixton with The Rough Go for the pinfall and the victory.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, Hiccup Bigelow and Mick Mooney!

As Mooney and Bigelow celebrated, Brixton took Bigelow down with a chop block. Joffrey dumped Mooney to the outside and then collected a chair. Joffrey placed Bigelow’s leg inside of the chair and Brixton came off the middle rope with a stomp. Bigelow writhed in pain as The Kingmakers left the ring.

Alan Irvine: They said they were going to make a point tonight and they did.

Chris Jones: And yet they didn’t win.

Alan Irvine: They sure look like winners to me.

– VIDEO PACKAGE

Following the last match we get a video rundown of the issues between Al Derringer and The Dread Haven. We see that Second Hand Smoke essentially kidnapped Al Derringer’s army pal Carl Walken.

Cut to our last major show Duality and Carl Walken assisting Smoke in defeating Derringer in brutal fashion. Second Hand Smoke announces that Walken has been reborn as Nobody and is the first disciple of The Dread Haven.

FTF Champion John Ire knocks some sense into Derringer and tells him that in order to get his friend back, he has to beat some sense into him. Smoke issues to the challenge on Nobody’s behalf and Derringer reluctantly accepts. If Derringer can beat Nobody, then he can face Smoke in a contest of his choosing.

Singles Match
Al Derringer
versus
Nobody
15 Minute Time Limit

The contest began with a staredown. Derringer tried to speak to Nobody but Nobody’s expression remained unchanged, Nobody just stared a hole through his former friend.

Chris Jones said that Nobody is not Carl Walken, he is now a follower of Smoke and no amount of discussion will change that. Alan Irvine agrees.

Nobody charged Derringer and hit him with a palm strike. Nobody doubled Derringer over with a knee to the midsection and then laid in some knees to the side of Derringer’s head. When Derringer dropped to all fours, Nobody jumped in the air and put a knee straight down into the back of Derringer’s head.

Nobody continued his onslaught with kicks to Derringer’s head, with Derringer not defending himself. Finally after Derringer began bleeding from the ear he caught one of Nobody’s kicks, lifted him up and planted him with a powerbomb.

Derringer then led Nobody around the ring and introduced his face to all four turnbuckles. Derringer then levelled him with a clothesline. Derringer covered but Nobody kicked out. Nobody tried to rush Derringer but Derringer caught him and planted him with a DDT.

Nobody looked out of it and Derringer shouted at him to stay down but Jones asserted that Derringer would have to “pull the trigger”. Derringer shook his head and then lifted Nobody up, planting him with the Shock & Awe.

Nobody crawled to the ropes and Irvine was impressed, he said that it takes quite the warrior to keep moving after that move. Derringer once again told Nobody to stay down but the latter refused. Nobody rushed Derringer again and again he was hit with a Shock & Awe. This time Derringer covered and Nobody was not getting up. Derringer got the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Al Derringer!

Following the contest, Derringer tried to reason with Nobody but Nobody just rolled out of the ring. Nobody held favoured his neck but backed up the ramp, staring at Derringer with a blank expression.

Alan Irvine: Derringer gets his match with Smoke but he doesn’t get his friend back.

Chris Jones: I think he knew that beating Nobody wouldn’t be the end of this. To get Carl Walken back, Derringer needs to cut off the head of the snake.

Alan Irvine: Easier said than done Jones.

– BACKSTAGE

In Morgan Odin’s office he stood facing the camera.

Morgan Odin: Ladies and gentlemen I hope that you are enjoying Apex thus far. I will not derail the show for any longer than necessary but I felt that this was the best occasion to make an announcement.

The audience buzzed in anticipation.

Morgan Odin: The growth of FTF has been exponential since our inception and with that we have showcased a unique style of wrestling. We sign competitors from all over the world, from different wrestling scenes, with different styles. Here, those styles blend together and become Fire Thunder Fighting.

An “FTF” chant started in the arena.

Morgan Odin: With that being said, I want FTF to be a place of opportunity. A place where competitors can have goals and can see proof when the achieve those goals. A few months ago we introduced Tag Team Titles and the matches in that division have been fantastic so far. But now it is time to introduce a new goal, a new achievement to work towards.

The audience quieted and waited for the kick.

Morgan Odin: At our next super show we will crown the first ever FTF Hybrid Champion. I have ideas on how to accomplish that but I won’t reveal them just yet. The Hybrid Championship will be a stepping stone for new competitors to prove their mettle en route to an FTF Championship opportunity. I look forward to seeing what the Hybrid Division has to offer. More information will be available in the coming weeks. Now let us return to the action.

The scene then cut and the audience was left to speculate amongst themselves.

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FTF Tag Team Championship
Tag Team Match
F.U.X.
versus
White Wolves (c)
w/ Ken Laurier
15 Minute Time Limit

The next match was our first of two title matches, a rematch from the D3T finals. Hatchet Muldoon started the contest against Constance Ripley. Muldoon tried to over power Ripley early but she was too quick, working his knee. Chris Jones said that the Wolves would have to adjust their strategy based on which member of F.U.X. was in the ring. Alan Irvine said “duh”.

Before he took too much damage, Muldoon was able to shove Ripley away and tag in Merrick. Merrick hit a springboard glancing knee which stopped Ripley’s momentum. Merrick wore Ripley down with a chin lock as Ezra LaForge tried to will her on from their corner.

Merrick tagged Muldoon back in and then held her in a waist lock. Muldoon charged and smashed Ripley with a big boot as Merrick took her over with a German suplex. Muldoon covered but Ripley kicked out.

Muldoon attempted the Drongo Bomb but Ripley spun and turned it into a huricanranna. Ripley then tagged in LaForge, who went to work. Muldoon got up but Ripley and LaForge took him down with a double dropkick.

Merrick tried to enter the ring but the Wolves took him down with a double dropkick as well. Muldoon scrambled back to his feet and charged LaForge but she lowbridged the top rope. Ripley then went for slingshot splash to the outside but Muldoon caught her and hit a fallaway slam into the barricade.

Back in the ring Merrick hit LaForge with a knee to the lower back then spun her around and nailed her with the Gobsmacker! LaForge dropped and Merrick covered but he was not the legal man. Muldoon slid into the ring for the cover but only got a two count.

Muldoon hoisted Merrick up for a Drongo Bomb and as he brought it down Merrick hit LaForge with a backstabber completing Downunderworld! Muldoon covers and just as the referee’s hand came down for the three count Ripley hit springboard elbow to break up the fall.

Ripley got Merrick up and shot him into the ropes and on his return Merrick went for the Gobsmacker but Ripley moved and Merrick nailed Muldoon! Ripley then nailed Merrick with a high roundhouse kick to the head which dropped him. Muldoon got back to his feet and got hit with the Pack Mentality dual superkicks by the White Wolves. LaForge covered and got the three count.

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

Ripley and LaForge collect their titles and get their hands raised. Ken Laurier enters the ring and celebrates with them as Merrick pounds his fists on the mat in anger. Merrick leaves before Muldoon can get to his feet.

Chris Jones: The champions retain!

Alan Irvine: Good move on Merrick’s part for getting out of dodge. Muldoon is bound to be irate after Merrick’s mistake.

Chris Jones: No doubt but he won’t get his reaction tonight. Tonight, the White Wolves stand tall!

– VIDEO PACKAGE

We saw Lobo Malo being interviewed by Ben Choi. Lazlo Vaughan came into frame and after an exchange between Vaughan and Malo, Vaughan used a taser to subdue Malo.

Cut to the week before where Vaughan was speaking to someone on the phone and promised that he would get to work as long as “the money had been sent to his account”.

At Duality, Malo and Vaughan went one on one with Malo coming out victorious. Following the contest, Vaughan attacked Malo and used a steel chair to destroy Malo’s knee.

Following a victory for Vaughan and Tom Cherry at FTF Episode 014, Malo returned and attacked Vaughan. The following week Vaughan challenges Malo to a falls count anywhere match at Apex. Malo is then interviewed and he knows that Vaughan is working for The Riveros, the brothers that ran him out of Mexico. Malo accepted Vaughan’s challenge.

Malo tried to attack Vaughan later that evening but Vaughan retreated. Vaughan pointed at his temple and told Malo that he’d see him next week.

Falls Count Anywhere
Lazlo Vaughan
versus
Lobo Malo
15 Minute Time Limit

The penultimate match at Apex started backstage with “The Handsome Grifter” Lazlo Vaughan jumping Lobo Malo in the gorilla position. Vaughan used everything at his disposal to attack Malo before sending him through the curtain.

At the top of the ramp Vaughan dropped a bunch of hard elbows onto Malo’s head before he tried to introduce Malo’s head to one of the stage lights. Malo countered with a hook kick to Vaughan’s mid-section and then planted him with a tornado ddt.

Malo then climbed up onto the tron, about ten feet in the air. Malo then jumped off with a double stomp and landed perfectly on Vaughan’s sternum. Vaughan rolled to the side and off of the stage.

The audience was hype for Malo but Malo didn’t seem to care, the luchadore showed up to destroy Vaughan. Malo went looking for Vaughan just to the right of the entrance ramp but Vaughan was nowhere to be found.

Malo looked around for Vaughan for a moment and then Vaughan jumped out of the shadows and caught Malo with a taser! Vaughan shoved it right in Malo’s back and the luchadore dropped to his knees.

Knowing full well that he could beat Malo now, Vaughan decided against it. The Handsome Grifter wanted to hurt Malo and badly. Vaughan dragged Malo to ringside and whipped him hard into the ring apron. Vaughan then followed that up with a running, flying forearm.

Vaughan went under the ring and pulled out a table. The audience popped (for the table, not for Vaughan). Vaughan set it up and when he turned to face Malo he was treated to a wheel kick to the face. Malo then went under the ring and pulled out a ladder.

Vaughan stood and attempted to use the taser again but Malo kicked it out of his hands. Malo then dropped Vaughan with Mala Luna! Not content with pinning Vaughan right then and there, Malo set up the ladder and then laid Vaughan on the table.

Malo climbed to the top of the ladder, with his back to the table. He pointed back at Vaughan who was lying prone on the table. That’s when two figures came through the crowd. It was the two men with the lavish alligator skinned shoes.

Chris Jones: Is this…are these two men The Riveros?

Alan Irvine: They’ve got to be! These are the two men that drove Lobo Malo out of Mexico!

Chris Jones: The men who hired Lazlo Vaughan to take Malo out!

One of The Riveros took hold of the taser and climbed up on the apron. He tased Malo and the other Rivero flipped over the top of the ladder and hit a sunset flip powerbomb off of the ladder, through the table. Vaughan barely rolled out of the way in time. With Malo downed, Vaughan fell back and covered Malo for the victory.

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

Following the contest, Vaughan fled ringside as The Riveros stood on either side of Malo. Neither man said anything, but they both pointed down at Malo and dragged their thumbs across their respective throats.

Chris Jones: It seems that Mexico has come for Lobo Malo. What does this mean Irv?

Alan Irvine: It means that even though Malo thought he was safe, he really isn’t. I guess The Riveros felt that Vaughan couldn’t get the job done on his own so here there are.

Chris Jones: Something tells me that we have not seen the last of this issue.

– VIDEO PACKAGE

In preparation for our main event we got a video package with highlights of how we arrived at the evening’s main event. The package begins showing John Ire, the pissed off Welshman advancing through each round of the Summit Series before finally defeating Miyami Kana to become champion at Episode 004. We then see Ire defend the title for the first time against Kana at Death or Glory successfully. Then at Duality Ire defeated Kana two falls to one to retain the title yet again.

On the flip side of that we see the debut of Second Hand Smoke, “The Emissary of Darkness” was the first of his kind if FTF. He is dominant in every match he takes place in, leading to an impressive undefeated streak. We then see him defeat Al Derringer at Episode 008 and again in a brutal contest at Episode 012, with help from his disciple Nobody.

At the start of Episode 013, Smoke interrupted Ire and challenged him to a championship match at Apex. Later in the evening, Nobody attacked Ire with a steel chair following the latter’s victory over Lazlo Vaughan. Smoke then taunted Ire with Nobody at his side.

Seeking revenge the following week, Ire demanded a match with Nobody from Morgan Odin. Odin refused, saying that Nobody had yet to sign his contract. Ire then said that he would be waiting for Nobody in the parking lot, all night.

Later that evening Smoke attacked Ire in the loading bay and kicked him off of the loading dock. Nobody then went to finished Ire with a lead pipe but Al Derringer showed up just in time to stop the attack. The following week Ire promised to do away with The Dread Haven by cutting off the head of the snake.

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FTF Championship
Second Hand Smoke
versus
John Ire (c)
30 Minute Time Limit

The entrances occur and surprisingly Second Hand Smoke came to the ring alone. John Ire stomped to the ring and tossed the title into the ring. The introductions happened and the bell sounded. Ire immediately rushed at Smoke and began hitting him with huge shots to the mid-section.

Chris Jones noted that no one had taken the fight to Smoke like Ire was doing. Ire peppered Smoke with a flurry of shots to the mid-section before a big uppercut. Smoke staggered back and Ire hit him with a running shoulder block into the corner.

In an impressive move Smoke dropped a double axe handle on Ire’s back and then lifted him over head with a Canadian backbreaker. Smoke then dropped Ire over the top rope with Ire landing hard on his face on the outside of the ring.

Smoke worked on Ire at ringside and whipped him into the steel steps. Smoke took hold of Ire, lifted him up and dropped him with a back suplex onto the ring apron. Smoke then slid Ire up onto the apron, with the champion looking up at the lights with his legs under the bottom rope and his head hanging over to the outside.

Smoke got up on the apron, stepped forward and jumped into the air. Smoke came down with a guillotine leg drop onto Ire’s neck. Smoke landed on the outside and maintained his stoic expression while Ire rolled around in agony.

Smoke reentered the ring and kept Ire grounded with a reverse chin lock. Ire fought up and hit Smoke with a series of elbows to the mid-section to break the hold. Ire then hit the ropes but on his return he walked right into a big boot. Smoke covered but only got a two count.

Smoke sat himself on the top rope and waited for Ire to rise. Jones said that this was uncharacteristic for Smoke but Irvine countered by saying that they don’t really know anything about The Emissary of Darkness. Smoke came off the top rope with a double axe handle but Ire smashed him with The Pisstaker elbow out of nowhere.

Irvine called Smoke “a genius” for rolling under the bottom rope or else Ire would have retained. Smoke used the top rope to pull himself up and Ire grabbed him. Ire lifted Smoke up overhead and hit the To Hell With Ye Alabama slam into the corner.

Smoke was rocked and Ire was calling for another Pisstaker when Nobody came charging down the ramp. Before Nobody could intervene, Al Derringer hopped the barricade and took him out with a lariat. Derringer then mounted Nobody and began laying into him with strikes.

The referee tried to break up the fight on the outside and while he did that someone else entered the ring. The figure whistled and Ire turned right into a massive spear! Ire went down hard and then we got a look at the person’s face.

Chris Jones: That’s…that’s Bill Griff! He’s supposed to be in a coma.

Alan Irvine: Look at his eyes Jones, he looks like he’s in a different kind of trance now.

The coloring around Griff’s eyes was blackened, like he hadn’t slept in weeks. Griff then rolled out of the ring, jogged around the ring and hit Derringer with a massive spear right through the barricade! In the ring Smoke got Ire up and planted him with Black Smoke, a modified reverse STO. The referee turned and saw Smoke covering, he counted the three.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner and new FTF Champion, Second Hand Smoke!

Nobody and Bill Griff entered the ring, the two flanked Smoke and stood tall beside him. Smoke was handed the FTF Championship and he stared at it for a moment before dropping it on the ground in front of him. The Dread Haven stood tall to end the broadcast, stronger than ever.

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Match Results:
– Pretty/Dirty def. Jin Feng & Ren Bao
– Tom Cherry def. Windham Zedler
– Hiccup Bigelow & Mick Mooney def. The Kingmakers
– Al Derringer def. Nobody
– White Wolves def. F.U.X. to retain the Tag Team Titles
– Lazlo Vaughan def. Lobo Malo
– Second Hand Smoke def. John Ire to win the FTF Title

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

Episode 008: Death Or Glory

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The Fire Pit Arena
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PRE RECORDED
on
July 24th, 2016

— OPENING

We get a special opening package for Episode Eight that ends with the Death or Glory logo fading into view. We get a shot of the audience in The Fire Pit Arena before cutting to Chris Jones and Alan Irvine at ringside.

Chris Jones: Hello ladies and gentlemen, welcome FTF Episode Eight: Death or Glory!

Alan Irvine: I’m ready to go here tonight Jones. We have six huge matches.

Chris Jones: That we do. A lot of scores are going to be settled. Which matches are you most looking forward to?

Alan Irvine: Personally I’m looking forward to Pretty/Dirty finally dispatching Ezra LaForge and her new partner Constance Ripley. Pretty/Dirty need to focus on obtaining the FTF Championship, tonight they leave LaForge in the dust.

Chris Jones: That is definitely going to be a competitive tag team contest. We are also going to see Hatchet Muldoon take on Lobo Malo in a no disqualification match.

Alan Irvine: Yeah I can’t wait to see Muldoon absolutely murder Lobo Malo. No DQ? Lobo Malo doesn’t stand a chance. Speaking of not standing a chance, tonight we’re gonna see Al Derringer try and conquer the undefeated Second Hand Smoke.

Chris Jones: It’s a tall order indeed. Second Hand Smoke has had three matches in FTF so far and he has never been taken off of his feet. He’s barely taken any damage! But what about tonight’s main event Irv? The first defence for FTF Champion John Ire.

Alan Irvine: I look at it this way Jones, Miyami Kana has wrestled on every show. She only has one blemish on her record and that is a defeat at the hands of John Ire. We have seen a more ruthless side of Kana in the past few weeks, I don’t know that Ire is ready for her.

Chris Jones: We have seen a more aggressive Miyami Kana as of late, this is going to be quite the challenge for the FTF Champion. But all of that is later on, right now we kick off the action with the debut of a unique new competitor.

— QUICKER THAN

The tron lights up with a shot of a beautiful young woman. She is is sporting a big smile and is waiving enthusiastically.

Hiccup Bigelow: Hi pals! I’m Hiccup Bigelow and while I may not look like it, I’m a pro wrestler.

A bigger smile and a wink.

Hiccup Bigelow: Now to my fellow competitors, I don’t want you to be scared! When you lose to me it may hurt your ego but rest assured, you lost to the best. I’ve been called an anomaly, I’ve been called an underdog, but what I will be called soon enough is champion.

She motions for a belt.

Hiccup Bigelow: At Death or Glory I’m going to make my debut and I’ll beat Lazlo Vaughan. No two ways about it.

Another wink, cut.

Singles Match
Hiccup Bigelow
versus
Lazlo Vaughan
15 Minute Time Limit

There is a mixed reaction as new FTF signee Hiccup Bigelow makes her way to the ring. She slaps hands with the fans as she comes down the ramp, sporting a huge smile on her face.

Chris Jones: This is Hiccup Bigelow from New Jersey. She has a bit of experience on the indy scene but for all intents and purposes she is a rookie.

Alan Irvine: You can tell! Look how happy and bubbly she is, that’s not going to fly against a guy like Lazlo Vaughan.

The bell sounds and Vaughan rushes Bigelow. She takes him over with an arm drag and then another one. Vaughan looks shocked and Bigelow just smiles at him.

Chris Jones: Bigelow got the nickname of Hiccup for being insanely fast, obviously. However, he mentors in Mexico and Japan have stated that she is the fastest competitor that they have ever seen.

Vaughan goes for a collar and elbow tie up but Hiccup swings behind him and goes for a German suplex. Vaughan hooks his leg onto hers and takes her over with a snapmare. Vaughan then applies a chin lock.

Chris Jones: You know as much as I think he’s scummy, Lazlo Vaughan doesn’t get enough credit. The man is an incredible counter wrestler, he just hasn’t really shown it yet.

Alan Irvine: I once heard that he conned his way into a giant amount of money and then left the briefcase it was in on the subway.

Chris Jones: I feel that something like that would have made national news.

Alan Irvine: Yeah it’s super possible that he lied.

Vaughan still has Bigelow grounded with a chin lock but the audience rallies behind her. Bigelow begins fighting back. She is able to get up and hits Vaughan with some big elbows to the mid-section which finally results in him breaking the hold.

Chris Jones: It didn’t take long for Hiccup Bigelow to get the audience in The Fire Pit on her side.

Alan Irvine: They are an impressionable bunch.

Bigelow shoots into the ropes with lightning quick speed and on her return she attempts a hurricanranna but Vaughan holds her up, runs and tosses her into the corner with a buckle bomb.

Alan Irvine: She may need to slow down and think about…y’know…strategy.

Bigelow stumbles out of the corner and Vaughan boots her in the mid-section. He lifts her up with a pump handle and then drops her with a flatliner, which he calls the Pigeon Drop. Vaughan covers and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Lazlo Vaughan!

Chris Jones: A rough first outing for Hiccup Bigelow, but she seems to have won over the fans.

Alan Irvine: Don’t talk about her! Talk about the winner! Lazlo Vaughan has secured his victory in FTF thanks to that huge finishing move, the Pigeon Drop. I suspect big things out of this guy in the future.

— ANOTHER ONE

Backstage FTF Interview Mischa Sloan stands with fan favourite, Mick Mooney.

Mischa Sloan: Mick Mooney, tonight you have a rematch with your rival VJ Merrick.

Mick Mooney: That’s right. I have to face this plug, again. And you know what? I don’t really mind because the last time me and that bud went head to head, I smoked him. Now he wants to chirp me and attack me when I’m preoccupied? Pretty weak move if you ask me.

Mischa Sloan: Why do you think Merrick continues to be a thorn in your side?

Mick Mooney: The guy is a sore loser, simple as that. I dinged him and he can’t get over it. Tonight I’m going to do it again and then maybe, just maybe, he’ll get the message.

Mooney turns to the camera.

Mick Mooney: VJ, bud, when I smoke you tonight I think you need to take a step back. I think maybe you want to leave FTF for a bit, go back to your home on monster island and reevaluate your career. You can’t beat me and tonight I’m gonna drill that fact into your thick skulls. See ya out there, plug.

Singles Match
Mick Mooney
versus
VJ Merrick
15 Minute Time Limit

The next match sees Mick Mooney hit the ring first. While he waits for VJ Merrick to get to the ring, Merrick comes from the crowd and clubs Mooney from behind. The bell sounds and Merrick mounts Mooney, hitting him with a barrage of shots.

Chris Jones: VJ Merrick has been obsessed with getting his win back from Mick Mooney.

Alan Irvine: Obsessed is a bit much. Merrick knows that he is better than this jock idiot Mooney and he wants to prove it.

Chris Jones: Well if he is so much better, he wouldn’t have to constantly sneak attack him.

Mooney is able to buck his hips and put Merrick on his back. Mooney then feeds Merrick some shots of his own before shooting Merrick into the corner. Mooney follows that up with a running stinger splash.

Chris Jones: Despite a hard loss to Second Hand Smoke last week, Mick Mooney is as confident as ever.

Alan Irvine: He’s overconfident if you ask me. Guy is going to get a reality check tonight.

Merrick staggers out of the corner and Mooney plants him with a spinning neckbreaker. Mooney covers but Merrick kicks out at two. Undeterred, Mooney kneels on the side of Merrick’s head and flexes, which gets a pop.

Alan Irvine: See? Overconfident.

The audience is firmly behind Mooney when Merrick fights up and pokes Mooney in the eye. Mooney staggers backwards and Merrick shoots him into the ropes, taking him over with a hip toss. Merrick then keeps Mooney grounded with a standing arm bar.

Chris Jones: VJ Merrick trying to rip at the shoulder of Mick Mooney.

Alan Irvine: Let’s see that idiot flex now.

Thanks to chants from the audience, Mooney fights up and treats Merrick with a knee to the mid-section. With Merrick rocked, Mooney charges and hits a running high knee to Merrick’s face.

Chris Jones: I think that Mick Mooney is done playing around. He wants to defeat Merrick tonight but more than that he wants to leave without any doubt that he is the better man.

Alan Irvine: Oh he’ll be leaving with a great deal of doubt.

Mooney boots Merrick in the mid-section and goes for a ddt but Merrick blocks it and tries to take Mooney over with a northern lights suplex, which connects. Merrick bridges into a pin but Mooney kicks out at two.

Chris Jones: Excellent suplex from VJ Merrick.

The two are back up when Merrick catches Mooney with a hard chop to the throat. Mooney staggers back and Merrick clotheslines him over the top rope. Mooney lands on the apron and while Merrick celebrates, Mooney springboards into the ring and takes him down with a clothesline.

Chris Jones: This could spell the beginning of the end for VJ Merrick.

Mooney calls out to the audience and gets Merrick up. He gestures to Merrick to suck it before he boots Merrick in the mid-section and attempts The Tough Go fameasser, but Merrick steps back and pulls Mooney over with a roll-up! The referee doesn’t see Merrick pull on the tights for the extra leverage and Merrick gets the three count!

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, VJ Merrick!

VJ Merrick slides out of the ring and raises his arms! He then takes a lap, jogging around ringside in celebration. Mooney sees this and slides out of the ring after him. Merrick immediately runs up the ramp, with Mooney in pursuit.

— CONFRONTING DEATH

Cut to the announce table with Chris Jones and Alan Irvine, ringside.

Chris Jones: At FTF Episode Five we saw the debut of a man who has become a serious force here in FTF, Second Hand Smoke.

Alan Irvine: This guy is scary. No one has been able to deal any damage to him.

Chris Jones: Very true and for whatever reason Smoke has developed an interest in the Soldier of Fortune Al Derringer. Let’s take a look back at how the issue between these two men came about.

Episode 005…

Second Hand Smoke applies a standing dragon sleeper and then falls to the mat, applying the body scissors. Lazlo Vaughan has no choice but to submit.

Following the contest Smoke allows his hand to be raised. He kneels down beside Vaughan and puts his hand on his forehead. Smoke then mutters some words in a foreign tongue before standing and exiting.

Alan Irvine: Jesus Christ. This man is unstoppable!

Episode 006…

Second Hand Smoke plants Merrick with an inverted ddt and then locks in the Last Gasp! Merrick struggles for a few moments but then eventually he has no choice but to submit. The bell sounds but Smoke doesn’t release the hold. He does after a few moments, much to the relief of the referee.

Smoke puts a hand on Merrick’s face and then recites words in an otherworldly tongue. 

Chris Jones: Smoke is cold, smoke is calculated. This man is quickly become a force here in FTF.

Episode 007…

Second Hand Smoke pulls Mick Mooney up to his feet and then pulls his head back, dropping him with an inverted ddt. Smoke holds on and applies the Last Gasp dragon sleeper. After only a few moments in the hold Mooney is forced to submit.

Second Hand Smoke has his hand raised and as has become his ritual, he kneels down beside Mooney and puts his hand on his forehead. Smoke then mutters some words in a foreign tongue.

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.

Al Derringer: Listen pal, I don’t know you and I don’t wanna know you. Why don’t you just piss off and mind your business.

Second Hand Smoke: Oh but this is my business Alan. I feel that I can help you, that we can do great things together. Great, terrible things.

Al Derringer: I don’t know what the hell you are talking about pal but I’m nearing the end of my capacity for politeness. Kick rocks before it’s all used up.

Second Hand Smoke: Alright Alan, I will go away. But 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.

Alan Irvine: Oh what a hero! Not.

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.

Chris Jones: But why? Why has Smoke set his sights on Al Derringer?

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.

Second Hand Smoke: At Death or Glory I will show you the ultimate fate of anyone who attempts to be a guardian angel, a hero. 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.

Singles Match
Al Derringer
versus
Second Hand Smoke
15 Minute Time Limit

Following the video package, “The Solider of Fortune” Al Derringer comes to the ring to a pop from the audience. He doesn’t pander to them, he looks focussed and ready.

Alan Irvine: I really hope that the Sarg knows what he has gotten himself into here.

Chris Jones: Why is that?

Alan Irvine: I hope that he got his affairs in order, because Second Hand Smoke is going to kill him. Dead.

A darkness falls over the arena. Smoke fills the ramp way as a nocturne plays over the speakers. Second Hand Smoke slowly walks to the ring. He reaches ringside and slowly walks up the steps. When he enters the ring, the lights come back on and the pale white face of Smoke stares a hole through Derringer.

Alan Irvine: It feels like death follows this man.

Chris Jones: I wish that the people at home could feel what we feel in this arena right now. It’s chilling, to say the very least.

The bell sounds and Derringer rushes Smoke. He starts hitting him with big shots but Smoke just eats them. Smoke pie faces Derringer backwards and then follows it up with a big boot, however, Derringer doesn’t go down.

Chris Jones: Derringer stands tall!

Smoke shoots off of the ropes and hits Derringer with a clothesline but Derringer doesn’t go down. Smoke’s expression doesn’t change. Derringer hits the ropes and attempts a clothesline of his own but Smoke ducks under it and hits Derringer with a throat thrust.

Alan Irvine: I can honestly say that I am surprised that Derringer is holding his own. Kind of. It’s entirely possible that I grow to respect this man.

Chris Jones: Really?

Alan Irvine: Eh, probably not.

Derringer is staggered when Smoke grabs him and whips him into the ropes. Smoke goes for a big boot but Derringer catches it. Derringer then pulls Smoke in and takes him over with a belly to belly suplex! The audience explodes!

Chris Jones: He did it! Al Derringer is the first man to take Second Hand Smoke down!

Alan Irvine: I don’t believe what I’ve just seen.

Smoke doesn’t show any pain, he just sits up and crosses his legs. Derringer doesn’t know what to think of this so he hits the ropes and goes for a stiff boot to Smoke’s face but Smoke shows great speed by rolling out of the way, standing, and smashing Derringer with a boot.

Chris Jones: We have not seen that kind of speed from Second Hand Smoke yet but there it is. This man is a freak of nature.

Derringer is sent flying onto his back and Smoke pounces. Smoke gets Derringer up and sends him into the corner. Smoke follows that up with a running clothesline in the corner. Derringer staggers out and Smoke lifts him over his shoulder before dropping him onto the top rope with snake eyes.

Chris Jones: Oh no Irv, this is usually the prelude to the end for Smoke’s opponents.

Alan Irvine: Nice to know you Sarg.

Smoke gets Derringer up and sets him up for the inverted ddt but Derringer fights out, lifts Smoke up and absolutely drills him into the mat with a spinebuster! The audience explodes once again and Derringer covers, only getting a one count and barely.

Chris Jones: He barely even got a one count there. Second Hand Smoke may be unstoppable Irv.

Alan Irvine: That is a scary notion, for everyone in the locker room.

Smoke sits up again but this time doesn’t cross his legs. He just stands and walks right at Derringer, getting in his face. Derringer starts yelling things at Smoke before hitting him with a right hand but Smoke just eats it and then grabs Derringer around the throat.

Chris Jones: It’s like any offence that Derringer lands, just makes Smoke stronger.

Alan Irvine: How do you beat a man like this? I honestly do not know.

Chris Jones: Nor do I Irv, nor do I.

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!

Chris Jones: It could be time for the Shock & Awe! This could put Second Hand Smoke away! Do you believe in miracles Irv?

Alan Irvine: I don’t but if Derringer can hit this then maybe I will start.

Derringer tries to lift Smoke up for the Shock & Awe but Smoke hits him with elbows to the side of the head. Smoke then sends Derringer over the top rope with a clothesline to the outside. Derringer lands on his feet but that clothesline busted his mouth open.

Alan Irvine: God a shot from Smoke must feel like getting hit with a sledgehammer.

Derringer tries to recover on the outside and doesn’t see Smoke hit the opposing ropes, charge and leap over the top rope with a suicide dive! Smoke lands right on top of Derringer and takes him down. The audience cannot believe it.

Chris Jones: Neither of these men can be called cruiserweights. What a display of athleticism from Second Hand Smoke.

Alan Irvine: We have only seen a small percentage of what this man can do and that is terrifying.

Smoke gets Derringer up and shoots him hard into the ring post. Derringer’s head smashes off of the ring post and it busts him open. 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.

Alan Irvine: Fear is a useful tool. This will put everyone in the locker room on notice.

Smoke gets Derringer up and slides him into the ring. When Smoke enters, Derringer is up and he hits Smoke with a right hand. Smoke just eats it. Derringer tries another but again Smoke just eats it. Rocked and possibly concussed, Derringer hits the ropes and comes back at Smoke only to get caught with a sidewalk slam.

Chris Jones: It may just be academic at this point Irv.

Smoke gets Derringer up and pulls his head back, dropping him with the inverted ddt. There, 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.

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

The bell sounds and the referee raises Second Hand Smoke’s hand. Smoke kneels down beside Al Derringer and 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.

Chris Jones: This man has just made a statement Irv. Who in FTF can oppose him?

Alan Irvine: As much as I don’t care for the Sarg, he did his best and it wasn’t even close to good enough. Whomever wins the main event should take notice, FTF may belong to Second Hand Smoke.

— SHARK

In the backstage area Hatchet Muldoon sits, with a giant axe laying across his lap.

Hatchet Muldoon: I am a superstitious man. I’ve bloody well admitted that. Lobo Malo cost me my shot at fighting for the FTF Title with his careless words. He is the black cat that has crossed me path and I can’t continue my war for the FTF Title until I skin him.

Muldoon runs his thumb along the edge of the axe.

Hatchet Muldoon: Tonight we will go to war, a war with no rules. Anything goes. I hope that you are dreading this Malo, you cunt. Because if you aren’t then you aren’t paying attention.

Muldoon draws blood with a small cut on his thumb.

Hatchet Muldoon: I am a bad man Malo. You know this. But you don’t know how bad I can really be. Tonight, I show you. Tonight I show everyone. I am the most hardcore man in this company, I am the most blood thirsty shark in these seas.

He stands and slings the axe of his shoulder.

Hatchet Muldoon: Listen to me “bad wolf”. You aren’t bad. But let me tell you something; what is about to happen to you is going to be the definition of bad. Everyone else? Pay attention.

Muldoon grunts and walks out of frame.

No Disqualification Match
Hatchet Muldoon
versus
Lobo Malo
15 Minute Time Limit

The match begins with Hatchet Muldoon standing in the ring with his chair. Muldoon swings on Lobo Malo but Malo ducks underneath it, turns around and hits a dropkick right into Muldoon’s face.

Chris Jones: Lobo Malo showing Hatchet Muldoon what hardcore is right off the bat!

Alan Irvine: It was a chair, not a bat.

Muldoon staggers back into the corner and catches himself. Malo charges in and hits Muldoon with a high knee. Malo then brings Malo out of the corner with a running bulldog right onto the chair!

Chris Jones: It has been all Lobo Malo in the opening moments here! He is looking to get his career back on track and a win over Hatchet Muldoon would do that for him.

Malo covers but only gets a two count, Muldoon kicks out with authority. Muldoon has developed a small cut on his forehead and it seems to have put him into a blood rage. Muldoon snarls and stands.

Chris Jones: This does not look good for Lobo Malo, Irv.

Alan Irvine: This entire match was never a good idea for Malo. But now? Now it’s going to get very, very bad.

Malo rushes Muldoon but Muldoon catches Malo by the throat and sends him flying over the top rope to the outside! Malo lands on the ringsteps with a thud and the audience collectively gasps.

Chris Jones: Oh my God! Did you see the angle that Malo landed? He could have broken his back.

Alan Irvine: It was a nasty bump but this is a nasty match. Malo knew that coming into this contest.

Chris Jones: Fair enough but still, that was rough.

Muldoon exits the ring and grabs Malo. He whips him hard into the guard rail and then Muldoon follows that up with a running knee to the mid-section. Muldoon then lifts Malo up and drops him chest first on the guard rail.

Alan Irvine: We are now seeing the real Hatchet Muldoon. He hasn’t had an opportunity to let it out and now that he has been given that opportunity, we are going to see the hell that he can bring.

The force of nature that is Muldoon gets Malo up and lifts him overhead with a military press and tosses him right into the time keeper’s area. Muldoon then turns his attention to the ring and lifts up the apron.

Chris Jones: Jesus! Malo almost took us out Irv.

Alan Irvine: He’s lucky he landed over here. If he spilled my coffee on me, we’d have a problem!

Chris Jones: Right. Coffee.

Muldoon pulls out a trashcan full of weapons. He dumps them onto the mat and then holds up the garbage can. He goes to approach Malo but Malo steps off of the guard rail and hits a flying kick that sends the garbage can into Muldoon’s face.

Chris Jones: Malo fights right back! He may not claim to be hardcore but he’s proving it here!

Malo picks up a fire extinguisher from ringside and when Muldoon stands, Malo sprays Muldoon in the face! Muldoon stumbles backwards clutching at his face when Malo charges, pushes off of the ring steps, flies through the air and blasts Muldoon in the face with the fire extinguisher.

Alan Irvine: What a shot! That fire extinguisher weighs more than he does!

Chris Jones: That could be a tide turner Irv.

Muldoon is down and Malo tries desperately to get him into the ring. He is able to get Muldoon up on the apron and then puts the garbage can into the ring. Muldoon stands but Malo doesn’t see that Muldoon has one hand on the steel chair.

Alan Irvine: Malo didn’t listen Jones! He’s not paying attention!

Malo leaps up to the second rope and tries to come at Muldoon with a flying forearm but Muldoon swats him out of the air with the steel chair! Malo drops and Muldoon has a sadistic smile on his face.

Chris Jones: What a shot from Hatchet Muldoon. He’s enjoying this Irv! He really is. He’s a sick, sick man.

Alan Irvine: That may be true but we all knew what was coming. Muldoon told us what he was going to do and now you are surprised that he’s doing it? Come on.

Muldoon sets up the chair. He then boots Malo in the mid-section and lifts Malo up for a powerbomb but Malo spins around and brings Muldoon back with Mala Luna! Muldoon’s head is driven directly onto the seat of the chair! Malo covers and amazingly gets the three count!

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Lobo Malo!

Lobo Malo only has a few minutes to celebrate as Hatchet Muldoon gets up and smashes him with a chair shot to the back. Malo stumbles forward and Muldoon sends him sailing over the top rope to the outside. Malo lands with a thud onto his back.

Alan Irvine: You know this may be one case where someone would have been much better off not trying to win. Muldoon is going to make Malo pay for his victory.

Muldoon is fuming as he gets Malo up and screams something in his face. Muldoon then lifts Malo up and sends him crashing through the announce table with a massive powerbomb. Malo is left among the rubble as Muldoon leaves through the crowd.

— REINFORCEMENTS

Episode 002…

Karina Zima shoots Marie Veleno into the ropes but Veleno steps off of the second rope and comes back with a tornado ddt. Veleno gets Zima up but Zima pokes her in the other eye and plants her with the Proshchay Driver! Zima covers and gets the three count.

Later that evening…

Karina Zima: Hello comrade. How are you feeling? How are the eyes?

Marie Veleno: You have about five seconds to walk away before I remove yours.

Karina Zima: That is an understandable reaction. I would be upset too. But think about this Widow Maker – I am most transparent about the lengths that I am willing to go to win.

Veleno says nothing.

Karina Zima: And it works, yes? But you put up quite a fight. I think you have an incredible amount of talent and potential. So what I propose is that we work together.

There is a brief pause.

Marie Veleno: I am listening.

Episode 003…

The referee then checks on Veleno as she complains about her neck. Zima gets up onto the apron and low blows Mooney! He drops to his knees.

Chris Jones: Come on! Veleno is proving nothing right now. This is practically a handicap match.

Alan Irvine: How man times to I have to tell you that Zima secures victory by any means necessary. She told Veleno that she could turn her career around and she is!

Chris Jones: It’s not right.

Alan Irvine: Who cares?

Veleno is quickly back up, she plants Mooney with a kneeling ddt and then ascends to the top rope. Zima cheers Veleno on as the latter leaps off the top rope with the Velenospina 630 senton. She hits it perfectly on Mooney and covers, getting the pinfall.

Karina Zima: I told you! You like the feeling of winning, yes? It feels good, yes?

Marie Veleno: Yes.

Karina Zima: This is only the beginning angel moy.

Later that Evening…

Ezra LaForge: I wouldn’t so much worry about the Summit Series just yet. You need to worry about me, tonight, Karina.

Zima scoffs.

Karina Zima: Malyshka you do not worry me. You could not win last week, you will not win this week. Now go away and play with your dolls or something. (Laughs)

LaForge gets in Zima’s face.

Ezra LaForge: You know what? I broke all of the dolls I had as a girl. I’m going to do the very same to you tonight. Just as long as your lackey here doesn’t get involved.

Marie Veleno: I do not appreciate that insult. You would be wise to take it back.

Ezra LaForge: You would be wise to stay in the back tonight or else I won’t be held responsible for what happens to you. Understand? Good.

Even later that evening…

LaForge quickly gets back up and runs into the ropes. Veleno hooks LaForge’s leg from the outside. Zima then shoots in and bundles LaForge up for the Proshchay Driver! Zima covers and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, Karina Zima!

Marie Veleno enters the ring to celebrate with her associate Karina Zima. As Zima’s hand is raised, LaForge slowly stands. Veleno and Zima stare her down.

Like two vipers, Veleno and Zima strike simultaneously. Veleno smashes LaForge with a forearm smash while Zima darts behind the latter. Zima goes low with a leg sweep as Veleno goes high with a spinning roundhouse, their version of the Total Elimination.

Ken Laurier slides into the ring and chases the pair off before checking on his protege. Zima and Veleno trotted up the ramp arm in arm, laughing.

Episode 004…

Ezra LaForge: I am ten times the wrestler that Veleno and Zima are but Zima made it father than I did. Maybe playing by the rules isn’t worth it.

Ken Laurier: I don’t want to hear you say that ever again. Zima was just destroyed by a better competitor, fairly. Honor and integrity are what separates us from the unworthy. We do not resort to such tactics.

Ezra LaForge: Then I need to rid myself of those two but I can’t do it alone. They outnumber me and that’s how they keep defeating me.

Ken Laurier: This is true. They are crafty and they will keep coming after you. You need a partner. Someone you can trust.

Episode 005…

Ezra LaForge and Ken Laurier are in the ring when Karina Zima comes out onto the stage with Marie Veleno. Zima is armed with a microphone.

Karina Zima: Oh dedushka please stop talking. You are just jealous that angel moy and I are much more successful than your kotenok. We have trumped her at every turn.

At this point LaForge takes the microphone.

Ezra LaForge: You wouldn’t be so lucky if it was a fair fight.

Marie Veleno: Luck has nothing to do with it little girl. We are the two best talents in this company, that’s why we keep winning.

Ezra LaForge: That’s why you both lost to John Ire last week?

This incenses Zima and Veleno.

Karina Zima: Kotenok we would advise you to watch your mouth or we will be forced to shut it. Again.

Ezra LaForge: I would love it. How about I take both of you on at the same time? That way it’s all legal.

Episode 006…

Karina Zima and Marie Veleno charge at Ezra LaForge, Veleno goes high and Zima goes low and they take LaForge out with a total elimination. Veleno covers and gets the three count.

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

Following the contest Karina Zima and Marie Veleno stand over Ezra LaForge. Ken Laurier enters the ring to check on his protege and that’s when Zima and Veleno turn their attention to him.

Chris Jones: This doesn’t look good Irv. Back in the day Ken Laurier was a formidable competitor but injuries have made him retire. He needs to get out of there before something bad happens.

Zima taps Laurier on the shoulder and he turns around right into the total elimination from Zima and Veleno! Laurier is turned inside out and the Canadian audience boos like crazy.

Episode 007…

They begin walking towards the ring but LaForge is ready, inviting them into the ring.

Chris Jones: Ezra LaForge needs to get out of there!

Alan Irvine: Zima and Veleno told me earlier that they now want to be referred to as Pretty/Dirty. They said that it’s in reference to their beauty and how they get things done. I didn’t need that explained to me but the mouth breathers in the audience do.

Chris Jones: Well it looks like Pretty/Dirty have come to finish the job that they started weeks ago. LaForge is all alone.

Zima and Veleno enter the ring but LaForge is ready to fight. She puts her back to the ropes and motions for them to come at her. Just as both Zima and Veleno begin to advance unfamiliar music starts up and a figure appears at the top of the ramp.

Chris Jones: Wait just a minute! That’s Constance Ripley! Another student of Ken Laurier’s!

Ripley charges to the ring and slides in under the bottom rope. Veleno goes to attack but Ripley smashes her in the face with a leaping leg lariat. LaForge then connects with a big superkick to Zima that sends her over the top rope to the floor.

Chris Jones: The fact of the matter is that Ezra LaForge is no longer alone and things are about to get very interesting.

Later that evening…

Constance Ripley: Our mentor Ken Laurier called me a few weeks back about coming in to help against those fools Zima and Veleno. It took me a minute to get here, but believe that if I had been here last week Ken would not be in the hospital.

Mischa Sloan: Do you have any words for Zima and Veleno?

Constance Ripley: In fact we do.

Ripley grabs LaForge’s shoulder.

Constance Ripley: We just spoke to Morgan Odin and since I signed my contract earlier today, at Death or Glory Ez and I will be facing off with Veleno and Zima.

Ezra LaForge: That’s right. Next week, the White Wolves put an end to this issue with Pretty/Dirty. Permanently.

The White Wolves walk off, their words hanging in the air.

Tag Team Match
Pretty/Dirty
versus
White Wolves
15 Minute Time Limit

The two teams make their way to the ring, Pretty/Dirty first. They have elegant new entrance jackets that have their team name emblazoned on the back. The White Wolves come out second. Both Constance Ripley and Ezra LaForge are wearing fake fur vests with wolf head patches on the back.

Chris Jones: Conspicuous by his absence is the White Wolves’ mentor, Ken Laurier. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Alan Irvine: You do, I don’t.

The bell sounds with LaForge and Veleno starting the contest for their respective teams. LaForge and Veleno lock up with LaForge immediately taking Veleno down with a snapmare. LaForge begins dropping huge elbows onto Veleno’s neck and shoulder.

Chris Jones: LaForge is vicious tonight! We saw the weeks of torment that she has endured from Pretty/Dirty and it’s all coming out now!

LaForge gets Veleno up and shoots her into the corner. LaForge follows that up with a high knee and then sends Veleno out of the corner. LaForge seats her self on the top rope and then leaps off with a glancing knee to Veleno’s head.

Alan Irvine: I’ve said many times that Ezra LaForge does not impress me. But right now we are seeing a reignited passion in her and I don’t exactly hate it.

Chris Jones: Did you just praise her? Did you just praise a Canadian.

Alan Irvine: No. I said that I don’t hate it. I still dislike it.

Veleno stands only for LaForge to grab her arm and twist with an arm wringer. LaForge drops several more elbows onto Veleno’s shoulder before spinning her around to take her over with a snap suplex. LaForge covers but only gets a two count.

Chris Jones: Marie Veleno is one hell of an athlete but LaForge is making her look like a complete rookie here.

Veleno tries to crawl to her corner but LaForge grabs her boot. Veleno goes for an enziguiri but LaForge ducks under it. Veleno is able to hit a mule kick that sends LaForge flying backwards. LaForge rallies and charges right into a superkick from Veleno.

Chris Jones: SUPERKI-

Alan Irvine: No. No! NO! Fucking no Jones.

The Widow Maker drops to her stomach and grinds her forearm into LaForge’s head. Veleno then gets LaForge up and takes her back down with a big high flipping dropkick. Veleno then climbs to the top rope and comes off with a froggy elbow! Veleno lands it perfectly and covers but LaForge kicks out at two.

Alan Irvine: I know that you like to piss and moan about Pretty/Dirty’s tactics Jones but Marie Veleno is one of the best high flyers in all of pro wrestling.

Chris Jones: I don’t disagree but we rarely get to see what she can really do because she relies on Karina Zima to help her in her matches.

Alan Irvine: And so what? Why do you hate the thought of women working together? It’s 2016 for Christ’s sake Jones.

Veleno gets LaForge up and forces her into the Pretty/Dirty corner. Veleno does a back hand spring and then runs forward, driving an elbow into LaForge’s mid-section. Veleno then tags in Zima.

Chris Jones: This is where LaForge is going to find herself in trouble. She needs to stay out of the Pretty/Dirty corner or they will pick her apart.

Alan Irvine: Damn right they will. They are the best team in this company, bar none. They complete each other!

Zima enters the ring and Pretty/Dirty takes LaForge over with a double suplex. Zima covers immediately, hooking the leg but LaForge is able to kick out. The two get back up and Zima grapples with LaForge but LaForge gets behind her and takes her over with a German suplex!

Chris Jones: Zima landed right on her head Irv!

With Zima down, LaForge begins to crawl towards her corner. Veleno tries to will Zima on but that German suplex rocked her. LaForge is about to get to Ripley in the White Wolves corner but Zima dives on top of her.

Alan Irvine: What a save by The Conniver! LaForge isn’t getting saved any time soon. Sorry Connie!

Chris Jones: I’ve been told that she hates being called that.

Alan Irvine: …good.

Zima smashes LaForge with some big forearms to the back of the head before getting her up. Zima calls for the end and goes for the Proshchay Driver! LaForge flips all of the way up and then comes down with an implant ddt!

Alan Irvine: No Karina, get up!

Both Zima and LaForge are trying to crawl to their respective corners. Zima is able to tag in Veleno. Veleno enters and runs after LaForge but LaForge stands, dives and tags in Ripley! Ripley hits a springboard into the ring and nails Veleno with a missile dropkick.

Chris Jones: Constance Ripley is in this contest! We get to see what she can do!

Alan Irvine: Hopefully nothing! Pretty/Dirty are the top tandem in FTF, no rookie from Canada is going to stop them.

Chris Jones: Well Marie Veleno just got rocked by Ripley so I think that you are already wrong.

Ripley gets Veleno up and hits her with kicks to either knee, an elbow to the face, a headbutt and then she finishes it off with a spinning back fist that drops Veleno. Ripley then gets up to the second rope and comes off with an impressive moonsault!

Chris Jones: Constance Ripley can fly! Pretty/Dirty are at a serious disadvantage here. They have no idea what Ripley can do!

Ripley goes to cover but Zima enters the ring and breaks up the fall with a boot to the back of Ripley’s head. Ripley stands, turns and hits a spin kick that sends Zima over the top rope to the outside of the ring.

Alan Irvine: Zima isn’t legal! Ripley can’t hit her!

Chris Jones: Well she just did, and it sent Zima into another timezone!

Zima stands on the outside and LaForge enters the ring, charges and dives over the top rope with a somersault plancha that takes her down. While Ripley watches this happen, Veleno stands and pokes her in the eye!

Chris Jones: Oh come on!

Veleno rolls Ripley up and pulls the tights but the referee sees it! LaForge gets back up in her corner. Veleno plants Ripley with a piledriver and then climbs to the top rope. She tries to come off with Velenospina but Ripley moves.

Chris Jones: Velenospina comes up empty! Ripley saw it coming!

Alan Irvine: This is unfair. Pretty/Dirty were never provided with tape on Ripley!

Ripley tags in LaForge and Zima attempts to get back in the ring! Ripley and LaForge look at each other and then throw double superkicks at Zima that sends her flying backwards onto the mat. They then do the same to Veleno and LaForge covers, getting the three count and earning a huge pop from the audience.

Nina Nichols: Here are your winners, Constance Ripley and Ezra LaForge, The White Wolves!

The White Wolves have their arms raised and the audience is on their feet. Pretty/Dirty recover on the outside of the ring, hugging each other as they back up the ramp, glaring a hole through the White Wolves.

— DUALITY

Following a commercial for FTF’s online merchandise store, we cut back to the arena and the ring is cleared. FTF General Manager Morgan Odin then makes his way to the ring. He walks up the steps and accepts a microphone when he enters the ring.

Morgan Odin: Ladies and gentlemen, how are we enjoying Death or Glory?

A big pop from the audience.

Morgan Odin: I thought as much. And momentarily we will get to this evening’s main event for the FTF Championship. But before that, I have an announcement. An announcement, that involves gold.

The audience pops again.

Morgan Odin: As we just saw, 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: And it will continue right here in FTF. 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.

The crowd explodes and Odin gets a chant from those in attendance. He smiles and does a slight bow before leaving the ring.

MAIN EVENT

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FTF Championship
Miyami Kana
versus
John Ire (c)
60 Minute Time Limit

Cut to the arena and “Blood and Fire” cues up. Miyami Kana walks down the ramp with a look of determination on her face, partially hidden by the half mask that she wears during her entrance.

Nina Nichols: The following contest is your Death or Glory main event and it is for the Fire Thunder Fighting Championship! Introducing first, from Osaka, Japan, “The Living Weapon” Miyami Kana!

Kana doesn’t acknowledge her introduction, she turns her gaze to the entrance ramp. “Forever Pissed” cues up and the audience is on their feet. “Pissed Off” John Ire walks out onto the stage and holds the FTF Championship high.

Nina Nichols: And her opponent, from Cardiff, Wales, the Fire Thunder Fighting Champion, “Pissed Off” John Ire.

Ire hits the ring and chugs a can of Guiness before tossing it into the crowd. Ire throws the title at the referee, who catches it. The referee holds the title up in the air and the bell sounds.

Ding, Ding!

Right off the bell Ire locks up with Kana but she executes a standing switch and gets behind him. Kana then hits Ire with a high flipping dropkick to the back that sends him into the corner.

Chris Jones: I don’t doubt that Miyami Kana learned a lot from her first encounter with John Ire. She won’t be making the same mistakes again.

Alan Irvine: Of course she won’t. She is a living weapon but she is not a blunt object. Kana is a master strategist. John Ire is not. He’s a drunk.

Kana charges in at Ire but he catches her and seats her on the top rope. Ire hits her with an uppercut that causes her to fall to the outside, onto the apron. Ire then hits the opposing ropes, charges and spears Kana off of the apron, to the outside!

Chris Jones: Oh my God!

Alan Irvine: John Ire is trying to kill her!

Chris Jones: He may have!

Both competitors collide with the guardrail but Kana really takes the worst of it. Ire gets up and hits Kana with a boot to the mid-section. He lifts her up for a powerbomb but Kana rolls backwards and send Ire head first into the ring steps with a huricanranna.

Alan Irvine: The Living Weapon with the move of the night! John Ire is out cold.

Chris Jones: I don’t think that he is.

Alan Irvine: He might be!

Chris Jones: Yeah, no.

Ire stands but Kana charges and hits Ire with a front dropkick that sends the big man flying backwards into the guard rail. Kana then follows up by running, stepping off of the ring steps and she hits Ire with double knees to the face.

Alan Irvine: F-f-f-fatality!

Kana does her best to get Ire up but when she does, he chops her in the throat. Ire then lifts Kana up with a military press and tosses her into the ring. Ire gets in the ring and Kana charges at him but he catches her with a spinning layout sidewalk slam. Ire covers but only gets a two count.

Chris Jones: Kana came out swinging here but so did Ire. They both know how important this contest is but Ire has the upperhand, he has already beaten Kana and more than that, he is undefeated in singles competition.

Alan Irvine: Exactly. And Kana has been defying the odds her entire career. This is not going to be like their match in the Summit Series. This is going to be something completely different.

Chris Jones: You are right in saying that, it is already a different kind of war.

Ire mounts Kana and hits her with big shots to the face. He then gets her up and sends her into the ropes. On her return he sends her flying into the air with a back body drop. Kana gets back up but walks right into a boot to the mid-section.

Chris Jones: John Ire has muddled any offence from Kana.

Ire lifts Kana up with a suplex but then he tosses her across the ring. Kana gets back up again but Ire charges and grounds her with a body avalanche. Ire covers but Kana kicks out yet again, much to Ire’s surprise.

Alan Irvine: Kana will not be denied tonight.

Chris Jones: She is showing incredible resilience.

Kana stands and when Ire approaches her she hits him with a leaping knee to the chin. Kana then hits Ire with a series of huge kicks to the right knee. After a half dozen, Ire drops to a knee and Kana hits the ropes. She comes back with a shining wizard and covers, but Ire kicks out a two.

Alan Irvine: That was three ref! Open your fucking eyes!

Kana hits Ire with a series of quick kicks to the side of the head and then climbs to the top rope. She leaps off of the top rope with a flying double foot stomp that finds it’s mark. Kana covers again but Ire, again, kicks out at two.

Chris Jones: John Ire is in trouble here.

Alan Irvine: I’ll say. Kana is in assassin mode.

With Ire down, Kana rolls over his body and locks his head in the Magic Hour! Ire can’t power out as Kana screams, locking the hold in as tight as she can. Ire has to use his power to push his body towards the rope and eventually he makes it, hooking his feet on the bottom rope.

Alan Irvine: No one has been locked in Kana’s Magic Hour that long. Ire’s neck is definitely fucked!

Chris Jones: It’s a deadly hold and as tough as Ire is, the damage may be his undoing.

Alan Irvine: We can only hope, we need a real warrior as our champion.

Ire lays face down on the mat when Kana gets up and stomps furiously on the back of his neck. She then steps off of the second rope and drops a knee onto the back of his neck. With Ire still down, Kana applies a camel clutch!

Alan Irvine: She is going to break his neck! Good!

Kana wrenches back but knowing that he is in serious danger, Ire uses all of his strength to grab Kana’s arms and flip her forward. Kana rolls through and runs back, hitting Ire with a basement dropkick to the face.

Chris Jones: Kana is determined to break John Ire’s neck. That may be the only way to beat him.

Alan Irvine: Ire is not unbeatable. You’ll see that tonight Jones.

Kana stands and begins stomping on the back of Ire’s neck again. She then drags him forward and drapes his neck across the bottom rope. Kana then backs up, charges and goes for a double dropkick to the back of Ire’s neck but he moves at the last second and she flies through the ropes, landing hard on the outside.

Chris Jones: A rare miscalculation from Miyami Kana! That will buy the champion some time.

After taking a moment to recover, Ire exits the ring and gets Kana up. He hits her with a knee to the mid-section and then positions her head between his legs. Ire then lifts Kana up and plants her head first on the outside with a piledriver!

Alan Irvine: He’s trying to kill her!

Chris Jones: Now you’re against murder?

Alan Irvine: Some murder, yes.

Ire gets Kana up once again and kicks her in the mid-section. This time Ire lifts her up and drops her with a hard powerbomb onto the ring apron. The audience collectively gasps as Kana falls to the outside mats in a heap.

Chris Jones: John Ire with a desperation move. Will this keep Miyami Kana down?

Alan Irvine: No, it won’t.

Chris Jones: Why?

Alan Irvine: Because fuck John Ire, that’s why.

Ire gets Kana up and slides her into the ring. He enters and measures her. With the audience on his side, Ire lets Kana get up and when she does he goes for The Pisstaker elbow but Kana ducks underneath it, hits the ropes and comes back with the Blood Sacrifice knee!

Alan Irvine: New champion! New champion!

With the champion down, Kana could have the match won but she can’t cover. After a few moments she shoots the half and covers but Ire gets his foot on the bottom rope before the three count.

Alan Irvine: Come the fuck on! That was three.

Chris Jones: It really wasn’t. Ire got his foot on the bottom rope.

Alan Irvine: Fuck the bottom rope!

Kana scowls and lines Ire up. When he finally stands she charges, looking for another Blood Sacrifice but he moves and Kana collides with the corner. Ire grabs her and puts her on the top rope. He then ascends to the top rope with her.

Chris Jones: John Ire is looking to pull out all of the stops to beat Miyami Kana.

Ire smashes 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. Ire sits up, title in his lap as he stares at his fallen opponent, ending the episode.

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Match Results:
– Lazlo Vaughan def. Hiccup Bigelow
– VJ Merrick def. Mick Mooney
– Second Hand Smoke def. Al Derringer
– Lobo Malo def. Hatchet Muldoon
– White Wolves def. Pretty/Dirty
– John Ire def. Miyami Kana to retain the FTF Title

FTF Episode 004: Summit Series

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The Fire Pit Arena
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 26th, 2016

“Who walks out as the first FTF Champion?”

— Pick ‘Ems

The opening signature plays and the audience in The Fire Pit is going nuts. The swing camera settles on the announce table.

Chris Jones: Ladies and gentlemen welcome to Episode Four of Fire Thunder Fighting. My name is Chris Jones alongside my broadcast partner Alan Irvine. Irv, are you ready for tonight?

Alan Irvine: I’ve been ready ever since Morgan Odin made the announcement. Tonight we will see eight wrestlers compete in the one night Summit Series to crown the first ever FTF Champion. It’s going to be insane.

Chris Jones: No doubt. We are just seven matches away from seeing who will become the first FTF Champion, who do you think is going to take it Irv?

Alan Irvine: There is a sharp difference between who I want to see win it, and who I think is going to win it. If we’re going with who I want then it’s the team of Karina Zima and Marie Veleno.

Chris Jones: Only one person can become champion.

Alan Irvine: I know that Jones! But if either of them win, then they both win. Do you understand? These ladies are a unit!

Chris Jones: Fair enough. If that’s who you want to win, then who do you think will win?

Alan Irvine: I have to go with Miyami Kana. She is undefeated and no one has even come close to putting her down. I see her running through the competition tonight.

Chris Jones: A fair pick.

Alan Irvine: Who do you see taking the whole shebang, Jones?

Chris Jones: I’m going to go with dark horse Al Derringer. I don’t think we’ve seen the best of him yet but I feel that the Summit Series will bring it out of him.

Alan Irvine: A wasted pick! We should put money on this because I know that Derringer is going home empty handed tonight. I know that for a fact.

Chris Jones: I don’t think Morgan Odin would take kindly to us gambling on the Summit Series but what he will take kindly to is us getting into the action, so let’s do that with our first first round contest!

SUMMIT SERIES QUARTER FINALS
Singles Match
Ezra LaForge w/ Ken Laurier
Versus
Miyami Kana
15 Minute Time Limit

Both LaForge and Kana make their entrances, the bell sounds. Kana charges LaForge but the latter avoids a leaping knee strike and rolls forward. Kana charges again, looking for a high roundhouse but LaForge evades that as well.

Chris Jones: These two met on Episode Two and Kana came out as the victor. We’ll see if LaForge learned anything from that encounter.

LaForge quickly locks up with Kana and forces her into a headlock but Kana shoves her into the ropes. LaForge hooks both of her arms over the top rope to stop her momentum which causes Kana to rush her again. LaForge drops her head and back drops Kana over the top rope.

Chris Jones: Excellent defence from LaForge. Maybe she did learn something last time.

Alan Irvine: I highly doubt it. Luck.

Kana caught the top rope with her hand on the way down and was able to land on the apron. Kana then nailed LaForge with a quick high kick to the back of the head.

Alan Irvine: Kana is inhumanly fast. She’s like a blur.

As LaForge stumbled to the centre of the ring, Kana shoots in with a springboard and puts LaForge down with a big leg lariat. Kana transitions beautifully into a jackknife cover but LaForge is able to kick out just after two.

Chris Jones: I cannot disagree. Kana has been impressive in every outing she has had here in FTF. LaForge…less so.

Alan Irvine: He admits it!

The two spring back up to their feet and LaForge catches Kana with a toe kick to the mid-section. LaForge applies a front face lock and goes for a suplex but on the way over Kana slips out and lands behind LaForge. Kana pulls LaForge back into an Okada roll and gets another near fall.

Chris Jones: Miyami Kana is trying to end this contest quickly. A smart strategy.

Alan Irvine: She knows that she can beat LaForge, this time she wants to do it faster.

LaForge is visibly frustrated at this point as she rallies back and applies another headlock. Kana lifts her up for a back suplex but this time LaForge back flips and lands on her feet. LaForge catches Kana in a waist lock and quickly takes her over with a German suplex.

Chris Jones: Big German suplex! LaForge needed that.

Kana is dazed but LaForge doesn’t let go. LaForge gets Kana back up and this time takes her back with a half nelson suplex! LaForge covers but Kana rolls onto her stomach and under the bottom rope to escape.

Alan Irvine: Miyami Kana is so smart! That could have been the end but she’s not letting LaForge capitalize.

LaForge gets a head of steam and attempts to suplex Kana from the apron into the ring but Kana catches her with a high kick to the face. LaForge stumbles backwards and Kana springboards into the ring again, catching LaForge with a glancing knee to the forehead. LaForge drops instantly.

Chris Jones: What a shot!

Alan Irvine: LaForge is busted open Jones!

The referee checks on LaForge as a small pool of blood develops on the mat. The referee backs Kana off and continues to check on LaForge.

Chris Jones: This is a bad bounce for LaForge, the referee may very well end this match Irv.

Alan Irvine: Her dreams of becoming FTF Champion may be finished. Good, she isn’t ready!

The Total Pro tells the referee that she is fine and pushes past him, right into a fireman’s carry. Kana then leaps and plants LaForge with the jumping death valley driver. Kana covers and gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, advancing to the semi finals, Miyami Kana!

Following the match Ken Laurier slides into the ring to check on his protege. EMTs hit the ring and attempt to stop the bleeding as Miyami Kana marches to the back, ready for her next test.

SUMMIT SERIES QUARTER FINALS
Singles Match
Al Derringer
Versus
Hatchet Muldoon
15 Minute Time Limit

The next contest sees bitter rivals square off. The match begins with the two bulls locking up. Muldoon delivers some big shots to Derringer’s mid-section and then staggers Derringer with an uppercut.

Chris Jones: In the short time FTF has been around these two men have developed quite the hatred for one another.

Alan Irvine: Muldoon is the better competitor. Derringer just can’t accept that.

Derringer fires back with a big right hand and then a scoop slam. Derringer hits the ropes and drops a knee onto Muldoon’s forehead. Derringer mounts Muldoon and hits him with a flurry of shots.

Chris Jones: Big shots from the former American serviceman!

Muldoon fights back to his feet and smashes Derringer with a head butt. Derringer staggers back and Muldoon takes him over the top rope with a clothesline. Derringer lands with a thud on the outside.

Alan Irvine: That one hurt Derringer. Three hundred pounds landing with an audible thump.

Chris Jones: Outside the ring is where Muldoon is at home. This is not good for Derringer.

Muldoon follows Derringer outside the ring and gets him up. Muldoon sends him hard into the ring steps and then follows it up with a running knee to the face. Muldoon then puts the sole of his boot into the side of Derringer’s head, grinding it against the steps.

Chris Jones: I understand that we have relaxed rules but the referee needs to get this fight back into the ring.

Alan Irvine: He needs to do no such thing! We need a clear winner.

Chris Jones: I won’t argue with that but still, this is a bit much.

Derringer fights back up but Muldoon catches him with an elbow to the side of the head. Muldoon slides Derringer back into the ring and then ascends to the top rope. Muldoon comes off of the top rope with a double axe handle that puts Derringer down.

Chris Jones: Hatchet Muldoon is not a man who should take to the air but that worked for him.

Alan Irvine: You can’t argue with what works Jones. Muldoon is definitely ahead on points here.

At this moment, VJ Merrick walks down the ramp. Muldoon takes notice of him and shouts some obscenities, which Merrick sends right back. Merrick reaches the bottom of the ramp and Muldoon tells him to “Get the fuck to the back!”.

Chris Jones: Hatchet Muldoon abandoned VJ Merrick last week, costing Merrick his spot in the Summit Series. Perhaps Merrick is her for some revenge?

Alan Irvine: He better not be or Muldoon will send him back to the land down under in a fucking body bag.

The momentary distraction lets Derringer get up and blast Muldoon with a forearm to the back of the head. Derringer then sends Muldoon into the ropes and catches him with a spinning power slam on his return. Derringer covers for a two count.

Chris Jones: Impressive power slam from Derringer. Muldoon is not a small man, that took a lot of strength.

The two men get back up but Muldoon shoves Derringer into the referee, who takes a bump. Merrick quickly slides into the ring and takes Derringer down with a leaping leg lariat! Merrick then slides out of the ring.

Chris Jones: Come on! How is VJ Merrick still willing to help Muldoon after what happened last week?

Alan Irvine: They are countrymen! They stick together through whatever!

Muldoon gets Derringer up and with amazing strength he plants him with a huge powerbomb! Derringer lands with a hard thud that shakes the ring. Muldoon then covers and the referee gets up just in time to count the fall.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, advancing to the semi finals, Hatchet Muldoon!

Following the bell Hatchet Muldoon quickly exits the ring. He and VJ Merrick embrace while Al Derringer recovers in the ring. For Derringer the night is over.

— RISE ALONE

Cut to the backstage area and Morgan Odin’s office. He is watching the show on a monitor when two figure walk in, Karina Zima and Marie Veleno.

Karina Zima: You wanted to see us bobyshka?

Morgan Odin: Ah yes I did. I wanted to congratulate the two of you on your recent success.

Marie Veleno: You may congratulate us when we win the Summit Series this evening.

Morgan Odin: If you do, I will. But I did have a second reason why I wanted to see you.

Karina Zima: Which is?

Morgan Odin: Well as you just saw, interference is something that will taint this tournament. After what happened last week I didn’t think that VJ Merrick would attempt to help Hatchet Muldoon but I was wrong.

Marie Veleno: Very much so.

Morgan Odin: That being said, I won’t let it happen again. Merrick is being escorted out of the building as soon as we can find him. I couldn’t stop him the first time, but he won’t get a second chance. As with you two, you won’t even get an initial opportunity.

Karina Zima: Chto vy imeyete v vidu? What do you mean?

Morgan Odin: What I mean is that you two, respectively, are barred from ringside during each other’s matches tonight. If either of you even attempt to go to the ring you will be disqualified from the Summit Series!

Marie Veleno: That is bullshit!

Morgan Odin: No. It isn’t. That’s all ladies, good luck tonight.

Both Zima and Veleno scowl at Odin before stomping off.

SUMMIT SERIES QUARTER FINALS
Singles Match
John Ire
Versus
Marie Veleno
15 Minute Time Limit

Veleno makes her entrance alone and looks a little concerned. Ire then walks to the ring confidently, getting a huge ovation. He enters the ring and stares down Veleno before the bell sounds.

Chris Jones: Marie Veleno looks awfully worried without Zima by her side.

Alan Irvine: She’ll be fine, she can outsmart a drunken fool like John Ire.

When the bell rings Veleno attemps to rush Ire but she is immediately smashed with The Pisstaker! Veleno is sent flying back, with her toes landing beside each ear. Ire then covers and gets the quick three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, advancing to the semi finals, John Ire!

Ire has his hand raised and then immediately leaves the ring as Veleno lays on the mat, not moving.

Chris Jones: John Ire is not getting paid by the hour tonight!

Alan Irvine: What a coward! Striking a woman like that!

Chris Jones: There are no gender barriers in FTF! Veleno signed up for intergender matches.

Alan Irvine: It isn’t right Jones! It isn’t right!

SUMMIT SERIES QUARTER FINALS
Singles Match
Karina Zima
Versus
Lobo Malo
15 Minute Time Limit

The next sees Karina Zima flying solo against Lobo Malo. Once the bell rings Zima attempts to shoot out of the ring as per usual but Malo catches her and brings her backwards with an Okada roll for a two count.

Chris Jones: One has to think that Zima is likely to suffer the same fate as her friend Marie Veleno. Albeit, not as quickly.

Alan Irvine: How can you say that Jones? Zima is a talented competitor. Malo can’t think that he’s in the clear just because Veleno is barred from ringside.

Chris Jones: I doubt that he does.

They get back up to their feet and Zima is caught with a high round house kick in the face. Zima stumbles back and catches her self in a corner but Malo runs in and sends her flying across the ring with a monkey flip.

Chris Jones: Lobo Malo taking control early. You know that he would love to advance and get another shot at facing John Ire after his tough loss to “Pissed Off” a few weeks ago.

Alan Irvine: Malo can’t be thinking about John Ire or the FTF Title. He needs to keep his eyes on the here and now.

Malo runs, shoots off the second rope with a springboard and attempts a lionsault but Zima rolls out of the way. Malo is able to land on his feet and when Zima turns around she is put on her back with a head scissors takedown.

Alan Irvine: Zima is luring Malo into a false sense of confidence. Mark my words, when she strikes she will strike hard.

Malo urges Zima to stand and when she obliges Malo goes for a wheelbarrow into a bulldog but Zima uses his momentum against him. Zima takes him over head with a bridging back suplex for a two count.

Alan Irvine: Boom! There it is. Karina Zima is so much more capable than you give her credit for Jones.

Chris Jones: I have never discredited her ability. I do not care for the way that she goes about her business.

Alan Irvine: You don’t have to like it, but you need to recognize it’s effectiveness.

Malo is able to quickly recover by rolling backwards and then charging, hitting Zima with a picture perfect dropkick. Zima stumbles backwards and falls through the ropes to the outside.

Chris Jones: Malo is absolutely dissecting Zima here. She can’t seem to find her footing. Perhaps Veleno’s quick loss has shaken Zima’s confidence.

With Zima down on the outside Malo hypes up the audience and then hits the opposing ropes. He comes charging across the ring and dives through the ropes with a suicide dive but Zima side steps him and sends him head first into the guard rail.

Chris Jones: Oh my God! That could have broken Lobo Malo’s neck!

Alan Irvine: We can only hope!

Chris Jones: That’s not nice Irv.

Alan Irvine: So what?

Zima is quite pleased with herself. She walks over to Malo and hits an arrogant stomp to the back of the masked wrestler’s head. She then stands on his head with both feet while the audience showers her with boos.

Chris Jones: She is so disrespectful. Try and win the match Zima, get him into the ring.

The conniver slides back into the ring and demands that the referee count Malo out but the referee refuses. Malo gets to his feet, holding the back of his head but Zima charges and hits him with a baseball slide to the back of the head which sends Malo face first into the guard rail, again.

Alan Irvine: Adda girl Zima! Give it to that masked loser.

Chris Jones: You are incorrigible.

Zima screeches at the referee that he needs to count but the referee, again, refuses. Malo rises and is able to get up onto the apron. Zima rushes him but he shoots his shoulder through the ropes and catches her in the mid-section. Malo then dives over the third rope with a sunset flip into a pin that gets a two count.

Chris Jones: Near fall! Lobo Malo is still in this.

Alan Irvine: …great.

The two competitors get back up and Malo rushes Zima looking for a Juvi driver but instead she takes him over with a northern lights suplex and then transitions into a cradle, yanking on Malo’s tights for leverage! The referee doesn’t see it and Zima gets the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, advancing to the semi finals, Karina Zima!

— EJECTED & DEJECTED

In the backstage area we see FTF Rookie Mick Mooney chilling on an anvil case looking at his phone. Just then he hears a “Pssst.”

Mooney looks all around and when he sees nothing, he shrugs and looks back at his phone. A few seconds later he hears another “Pssst.” Mooney looks behind him and VJ Merrick pokes his head up.

Mick Mooney: What are you doing down there dude? What’s your name again Merr-

VJ Merrick: Shut. Up! Security is looking for me. Don’t say my name.

Mick Mooney: Right! Odin wants you outta here because you interfered in Muldoon’s match earlier. That was a pretty shitty move dude.

VJ Merrick: Yeah. Whatever. Who cares. Listen, you and I are both rookies. We need to look out for each other. That means that you need to help me.

Mick Mooney: Ah no can do man. I don’t really like what you and Muldoon are all about. Cheating is pretty lame and I want to see a real champ come out of this tourney, you know? So yeah, hard no bud.

VJ Merrick: You are going to help me.

Mick Mooney: Did you not hear me you fucking plug? I said no way.

VJ Merrick: What did you call me, ya cunt?

Mick Mooney: I called you a plug.

VJ Merrick: I thought so.

With that, Merrick grabs Mooney by the hair and slams him into the concrete. Merrick then starts laying a beating into Mooney until we hear “There he is!”.

Security rushes onto the scene and grabs Merrick. Three men haul him out of frame.

SUMMIT SERIES SEMI FINALS
Singles Match
Hatchet Muldoon
Versus
Miyami Kana
15 Minute Time Limit

The next contest sees Muldoon start the match very cautiously. Kana shoots in on him but he backs off, holding his hands up. Kana tries a second time but Muldoon backs off again. The third time she darts in he hits her with a hard shot to the jaw.

Chris Jones: Miyami Kana needs to be careful here, Muldoon is a dangerous man.

Alan Irvine: You said it.

Kana is staggered and Muldoon pounces, he forces her into the corner. There Muldoon hits Kana with a series of big shots before tossing her to the mat. Muldoon hoists himself onto the top rope and jumps off with a diving knee to her head.

Alan Irvine: See? Muldoon doesn’t need VJ Merrick. He’s handling Kana with skill. I like her but she’s not match for this crazy Aussie.

Muldoon gets Kana back up and puts her back into the corner where he buries some big kicks to her mid-section. Kana drops to a seated position and Muldoon holds his foot against her head.

Chris Jones: Muldoon is maintaining the pace that he wants in this contest. He can’t let Kana get too far away or she’ll open up on him.

Alan Irvine: Muldoon doesn’t get enough credit. He may look like the human embodiment of a dumpster but he’s pretty smart.

Muldoon backs up and then charges, looking for a knee strike but Kana pulls her self up and over onto the apron! She then springboards into the ring but Muldoon catches her with an uppercut on the way down. Muldoon covers for a two count.

Alan Irvine: No flippy shit in this match. Muldoon just shut Kana down.

Muldoon waives his finger in front of Kana’s face in a scolding manner before getting her up. He attempts a suplex but Kana slips behind him and hits a high round house kick to his head that sends him into the corner.

Chris Jones: And just like that Miyami Kana is back in this match.

Alan Irvine: We’ll see how long that lasts Jones!

Chris Jones: We will!

Kana lets out a primal scream and runs at full speed smashing Muldoon with a high flipping dropkick to the face. Muldoon staggers out of the corner and Kana lays in a hard kick to the side of his leg that drops him to a knee.

Chris Jones: Kana is gaining momentum, Muldoon could be in trouble.

Alan Irvine: She took out his base which is clever. I like both of these competitors but they have their obvious weaknesses. The key is exploiting them.

Chris Jones: Was that real analysis?

Alan Irvine: I have my moments.

With the audience behind her, Kana hits the ropes and comes flying back with a shining wizard to Muldoon’s face. He is on his back seeing stars as Kana climbs to the top rope. She leaps off with a crooked moonsault that lands perfectly. She covers but Muldoon powers out at two.

Alan Irvine: Kana actually has Muldoon on the ropes! I don’t believe it!

The two get back up and Kana charges but Muldoon catches her with a high knee. Muldoon then lifts her up into a military press and brings her down hard with a powerslam. Muldoon then calls for the end.

Alan Irvine: Here it is! Muldoon’s ticket to the finals.

Chris Jones: It isn’t over until it’s over Irv!

Alan Irvine: What an incite.

Muldoon lifts Kana up for a powerbomb but at the last second she takes him down with a head scissors! Muldoon stumbles forward and finds himself draped over the middle rope! Kana points at him with a finger gun and then runs.

Chris Jones: Kana is calling her shot!

Kana comes charging in looking for a 619 but Muldoon catches her feet! He pulls her out and looks for a slingshot but Kana jumps at the last second and lands on the top rope! Kana then comes off of the top rope with a surprise block buster! She covers but Muldoon gets his foot on the bottom rope.

Chris Jones: Near fall! Kana almost had him there.

Alan Irvine: It isn’t over until it’s over, Jones.

Kana lines Muldoon up and attempts the fireman’s carry but he is too heavy. He drops to his feet and goes for a high knee but Kana takes him down into a school girl, getting the surprise three count!

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, advancing to the Summit Series Finals, Miyami Kana!

Kana quickly slides out of the ring and Muldoon cannot believe it. He stands and grabs the referee by the shirt. Muldoon lifts the referee off of his feet and tosses him across the ring. Kana marches up the ramp with her arms raised as Muldoon continues to scream and yell obscenities in the ring.

SUMMIT SERIES SEMI FINALS
Singles Match
John Ire
Versus
Karina Zima
15 Minute Time Limit

In the second semi final match John Ire hits the ring to massive applause. Karina Zima, less so. Ire attempts to do away with Zima just as quickly as he did with her partner Marie Veleno but Zima ducks and rolls out of the ring.

Chris Jones: Karina Zima with her standard tactic here.

Alan Irvine: If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.

Instead of giving chase, Ire just sits on the top rope and sighs. Zima stays on the outside until the referee begins the ten count and she is forced to reenter the ring. Ire doesn’t move, he just waits for her to approach.

Chris Jones: Smart move by John Ire here. He doesn’t want to play Zima’s game.

Alan Irvine: Well she owes him a serious beat down after what he did to Marie Veleno earlier.

Chris Jones: Yes but I doubt that she will deliver.

When Zima gets close, Ire attempts to come off of the top rope with a double axe handle but Zima pulls the referee into the way. Ire stops from hitting him and Zima pokes Ire in the eye. She then hits Ire with a flurry of forearms that put him into the corner.

Alan Irvine: Ha! Not so smart now are you Ire?

Zima charges in at Ire but he blasts her with The Pisstaker out of nowhere! Zima is flattened and Ire covers for the three count.

Nina Nichols: Here is your winner, advancing to the Summit Series Finals, John Ire!

— Setbacks

Cut to the backstage area where Ezra LaForge is being checked on by EMTs, here head is being bandaged. Ken Laurier stands beside her.

Ken Laurier: A minor set back. You will get another chance.

Ezra LaForge: I am ten times the wrestler that Veleno and Zima are but Zima made it father than I did. Maybe playing by the rules isn’t worth it.

Ken Laurier: I don’t want to hear you say that ever again. Zima was just destroyed by a better competitor, fairly. Honor and integrity are what separates us from the unworthy. We do not resort to such tactics.

Ezra LaForge: Then I need to rid myself of those two but I can’t do it alone. They outnumber me and that’s how they keep defeating me.

Ken Laurier: This is true. They are crafty and they will keep coming after you. You need a partner. Someone you can trust.

Ezra LaForge: Is that you? Is the White Wolf going to lace up his boots again?

Ken Laurier: No. My wrestling days are behind me. But I do have someone in mind. Let me make a call.

Laurier walks out of frame, inspecting his cellphone.

MAIN EVENT
SUMMIT SERIES FINALS

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FTF Championship
Singles Match
John Ire
Versus
Miyami Kana
60 Minute Time Limit

Morgan Odin came out next and carries the FTF Championship title over his shoulder. He sets the championship on a velvet draped podium before taking his place at the announce table.

Nina Nichols: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is the final match in the FTF Summit Series 2016. Introducing first, from Osaka, Japan…Miyami Kana!

Kana makes her way to the ring and the audience is partially on her side. She has a stern expression and only briefly glances at the championship.

Nina Nichols: And her opponent, from Cardiff, Wales…”Pissed Off” John Ire!

The audience pops huge as Ire stomps down the ramp. He enters the ring and Kana walks right up to him. There is a stare down before the referee separates them. The bell sounds and the audience hushes.

Ding, Ding!

Kana rushes Ire and hits him with a knee to the mid-section. She shoots across the ring and hits the ropes. On her return Ire goes for a clothesline but Kana ducks under it, hits the opposing ropes and catches Ire with a high knee to the back.

Morgan Odin: I have been very impressed with Miyami Kana thus far. Seeing her in the finals does not surprise me in the least.

Chris Jones: She has taken more punishment then John Ire has tonight, she wants to end this as quickly as she can.

Alan Irvine: And she will.

Ire stumbles forward and Kana charges, hitting Ire with a chop block that drops him to a knee. Kana then hits the opposing ropes and treats Ire to a basement dropkick to the face.

Alan Irvine: I may not like John Ire but I’m a bit surprised that Kana is kicking his ass so easily right now.

With Ire down, Kana climbs to the top rope and attempts a flying double stomp but Ire moves out of the way. Kana rolls forward and Ire rises. Ire attempts a big boot but Kana rolls forward again.

Chris Jones: Kana’s speed is what will win her this match. If she can keep putting distance between herself and Ire then she has a good chance of winning.

Morgan Odin: We will see.

Kana pushes off of the middle rope and staggers Ire with a back elbow. She then hits the ropes and takes him down with but another chop block. Kana then leaps over Ire and plants him with a block buster.

Alan Irvine: Miyami Kana is going to take the title and Ire is never going to get a shot in.

Chris Jones: I doubt that you truly believe that.

Alan Irvine: Doubt all you like.

Instead of covering, Kana lets Ire get to his feet and hits him with a serious of stiff kicks to the back and chest before hitting him with a spinning toe kick to the head that finally drops him. She covers but only gets a two count.

Chris Jones: Miyami Kana nearly just became the first FTF Champion.

Kana ascends to the top rope again but Ire gets up, stumbles forward and takes hold of her. Ire tosses Kana off of the top rope and she lands hard on her back.

Alan Irvine: Ire is finally able to turn the tide. Good. I want to see a bit of competition, not a squash.

Chris Jones: Of course that is what you want.

Kana attempts to rally back to her feet but Ire shows some explosiveness when he charges and catches Kana with a big boot that turns her inside out. She stumbles back to her feet out of instinct but Ire floors her with a lariat that sees her land on her face.

Chris Jones: Kana just got destroyed! How will she get up after that move?

Morgan Odin: Fighting spirit, I imagine.

Instead of covering Ire whips Kana into the corner. He follows that up with a clothesline that nearly takes her head off. Ire then pulls Kana to the center of the ring and lifts her up with a suplex. Instead of dropping her, he tosses her across the ring!

Chris Jones: There we see the power of John Ire. If he can keep that up Kana may not last much longer.

Alan Irvine: I have faith in her. She hasn’t let me down yet.

Kana lands with a thud onto her lower back and Ire is in complete control. Ire gets Kana back up and hits her with some clubbing blows to the face. Kana attempts a high kick but Ire catches it, lifts her up and drives her into the corner.

Morgan Odin: This is most definitely somewhere that Kana does not want to be.

In the corner Ire starts hitting Kana with some big shots. He then lifts her up to the top rope and climbs up with her. Ire applies a front face lock and falls back, planting Kana’s head into the mat with a top rope ddt.

Chris Jones: Oh my God!

Alan Irvine: I think…I think she might be dead.

Morgan Odin: Or close to it.

Ire covers but Kana gets her foot on the bottom rope. She then rolls out of the ring to recover. Ire gets up to a knee, shocked that she saved herself.

Alan Irvine: Smart move by Kana. Get some separation.

Ire rolls out of the ring and takes hold of Kana. He whips her into the steel steps but she leaps over them and turns. Ire runs at her but with the steps between them, Kana dropkicks the steps into Ire’s bad knee.

Alan Irvine: Yes! Kana is a genius.

Chris Jones: Kana needed that to turn the tide.

Kana places Ire’s foot on the steel step and then leaps up onto the apron. She jumps down with a stomp right onto his knee and Ire lets out a roar in agony. Kana then repeatedly stomps on Ire’s knee.

Morgan Odin: Clever move by Kana. If she takes out Ire’s base then that severely hinders him.

Kana allows Ire to get up and then quickly rolls into the ring. He follows her but when he stands Kana charges and hits a dropkick to his bad knee. Kana then hits the ropes again and comes back with a shining wizard.

Alan Irvine: Kana is in complete control! We are about to crown our first FTF Champion!

Chris Jones: John Ire is in a very bad way.

With Ire down, Kana climbs to the top rope and comes off with another double stomp. She hits it but to Ire’s knee! He lets out another agonized roar and Kana covers but Ire kicks out at two, with authority.

Chris Jones: John Ire’s knee must be destroyed. If he can’t walk then Kana will pick him apart.

Kana attempts to rush Ire again but he drives his shoulder into her mid-section and carries her quickly into the corner. Ire then nails Kana with some big body shots and lifts her with a military press but his knee buckles and she drops her.

Alan Irvine: He can’t do it! Ire’s knee has suffered too much damage.

Morgan Odin: Kana’s plan has worked, John Ire could be moments away from being on the losing side of history.

Chris Jones: I can’t help but agree.

With Ire kneeling, Kana hits the ropes and comes back with a knee to the back of his head. Kana then gets Ire up and attempts a fireman’s carry but he hits her with elbows to the side of the head.

Alan Irvine: No Kana! Stick to the knee!

Chris Jones: A glimmer of hope for John Ire!

Kana attempts to recover with a head scissors but Ire plants her with a last ride powerbomb! Ire covers but Kana kicks out just before the three count.

Alan Irvine: She will not be denied!

Both competitors 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.

Alan Irvine: He has done it. John Ire is the first FTF Champion. I do not like the man but he has earned it.

Chris Jones: History has been made, John Ire is now the standard bearer for Fire Thunder Fighting.

Odin raises Ire’s hand. In Ire’s other hand is the FTF Championship. The audience roars in approval as FTF Episode Four comes to a close.

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Match Results:
– Quarter Finals: Miyami Kana def. Ezra LaForge
– Quarter Finals: Hatchet Muldoon def. Al Derringer
– Quarter Finals: John Ire def. Marie Veleno
– Quarter Finals: Karina Zima def. Lobo Malo
– Semi Finals: Miyami Kana def. Hatchet Muldoon
– Semi Finals: John Ire def. Karina Zima
– Finals: John Ire def. Miyami Kana to win the FTF Title