Hana Ramirez: The following contest is set for one-fall, and it is a CHAMPION VS. CHAMPION MATCH!
I realize the screaming pain,
Hearing loud in my brain;
But I’m going straight ahead, with the scar.
(Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
So am I!)
Emerging from the curtain beneath the XtremeTron is none other than Declan James. The fans have a mixed reaction to Declan, but the Anti-Gimmick Champion gets a lot more cheers than jeers. The Gimmick Killer wears his Championship belt like a baldric on his person. He doesn’t need pyrotechnics, and doesn’t have Teddy Colton with him. Declan removes his sunglasses, and dropped them on the stage, stomping on them as if they were his next opponent before going down the ramp.
Hana Ramirez: Introducing the competitors, first. From Tokyo by way of San Diego, weighing in at 194 lbs. He is the Gladitorial Champion! This man needs no gimmick… DECLAN JAMES!
Mark Sanction: This is a match that is quite unexpected!
Rose: Please! The Gimmick Killer had past frustrations over Jericho Shaw! And even got pinned by the World Champion in a tag team match when he was feuding with Smith Jones!
Matt Steel: And why should I say something about this joke of a wrestler that caters to the fans?! He doesn’t even have the balls to answer questions about his association with Teddy Colton!
Declan leaps up onto the apron, and jumps over the top rope. The Anti-Gimmick Champion takes off his belt, and shakes it wildly before raising it in the air to a pop. It was then that Declan leaps up to the turnbuckles and raised his title. He shouts out to the crowd, “The Jackal is going to be put to sleep! You’re Welcome!” He pulls out a mic from his boot, and “Sign” came to a sudden stop.
Crowd: GIMMICK KILLER! *CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP!* GIMMICK KILLER! *CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP!*
Declan James: Since winning the Gladitorial Championship, I’ve made it a point to perform all my matches under Gladitorial Rules. Now with the Dingo that ate yer babies… I’m going to make an exception, and use all XWA has to make a true statement! I wouldn’t be killing a gimmick without adapting to a toxic environment! And to even the odds, I asked Teddy to stay backstage.
Declan tosses the mic out of the ring and rotates his wrists with clasped hands. The Gladitorial Champion looked around, seeing if Jericho Shaw will come out. But what he didn’t see was that a hooded assailant jumped over the barricade, and slipped under the bottom rope behind the Gimmick Killer and clubbed him down with a lariat from behind!
Mark Sanction: DECLAN DIDN’T SEE IT COMING!
Matt Steel: I love it when someone comes out to attack the good guys!
The hooded assailant removes unzips his hoodie and reveals the XWA World Heavyweight title, and then he removes his hood to reveal himself as the ‘Jackal’ Jericho Shaw!
Rose: I’ve might’ve known that he might have the cajones to do something as insidious as this!
Matt Steel: But still, Jericho Shaw got the jump on Declan! And just like that, the man you’d love to hate is no longer so intimidating!
Shaw picks up the Gladitorial Title from the ground, and spits on it before throwing it at ringside. He removes the World Championship strap from his waist; the Jackal declares, “This is the only title that matters in the XWA!” Jeers came from that as Declan staggers up, and nails Jericho with a football tackle from behind! The crowd pops to that as Declan gets the upper hand!
Mark Sanction: Declan’s got the World Champion down, and the bell hasn’t rung yet!
Rose: Declan’s getting pushed back by the referee, and he isn’t going to take that!
Matt Steel: He just sealed his doom by not making this match under Gladitorial Rules. Jericho’s still going to kill the Gimmick Killer!
Gimmick Killer chants still can be heard resounding through the arena as Jericho gets up to his feet, and the match can officially begin. Senior Referee Jack Tickles calls for the bell.
DING DING DING!
Declan goes for a lock-up and instantly Jericho Shaw goes for the waistlock. Declan tries to get out of hit, and Jericho tries to get him up for a Belly-to-Back, but Declan drops out before the move can be executed and bounces off the ropes, tries to go for a clothesline off the bat, but Shaw drops down. Shaw tries for a takedown on Declan on the way back, but the Gimmick Killer has his own idea with a corkscrew flying forearm smash! Declan goes for the quick cover…
Shaw tumbles out of the ring, wanting a breather. Declan springboards off the top ropes, and lands an IMPRESSIVE CORKSCREW SOMERSAULT PLANCHA! Jericho’s head bounces off the barricade!
Crowd: HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!
The Anti-Gimmick Champion kips up and spits on Jericho Shaw. One good turn deserves another. The Gimmick Killer lifts the World Champ to his feet, and Jericho reverses an Irish Whip with one of his own, and sends Declan into the cornerpost with a loud CLANG! Declan’s Dazed and confused, but to add it up to 101, Jericho hits 99 Problems! Declan’s nose is busted, and he’s writhing in pain on the ground!
Mark Sanction: We’ve just entered Nosebleed City!
Rose: Declan’s nose could be broken because of that blatant headbutt to the face!
Matt Steel: What an ignorant little twit Declan is… Didn’t see that headbutt coming. That’ll show him!
Declan gets rolled into the ring, and gets victimized by a springboard legdrop by Shaw. Jericho pins Declan…
KICKOUT AT TWO-POINT-FIVE!
Declan is asked if he can continue the match by the senior referee. Declan’s nose looks pretty bad, but that was the least of his problems! Declan was locked into a Cobra Clutch, and slammed down to the mat! Jericho adds to the pain with a figure four headscissors! Declan’s grunting in intense pain! The Gimmick Killer struggles to get out of it, but he gets turned over and his head gets driven down into the canvas a few times with some push-up facebusters!
Matt Steel: This is more like a World Champion should hold himself! Exploiting some serious damage to weaken his opponent!
Mark Sanction: You don’t see that Declan is starting to bleed even more due to the strikes on the canvas!
Matt Steel: Who gives a fuck about Declan, anyways? He’s holding a title that doesn’t mean much in the current XWA climate!
Rose: That’s a bunch of bull and you know it, Steel! The Gimmick Killer is holding a title that is defended in the classic style in a place where hardcore is the norm!
Matt Steel: So sissy style, right?
Rose: Give me a break!
Declan is turned on his back, and the Gimmick Killer’s shoulders are down. Jack Tickles starts counting the pin.
2 NO! DECLAN GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!
Declan starts punching the thigh of Jericho, hitting him hard so he can release the hold. Declan is freed and he tumbles out of the hold to a small cheer. Jericho tries for a Wrecked ‘Em, but Declan counters with a Jumping Cutter out of nowhere! Jericho is down, and Declan tumbles out of the ring!
Crowd: WE WANT TABLES! *CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP!* WE WANT TABLES! *CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP!*
Mark Sanction: Seems that the people here want a bloodbath!
Rose: And Declan is bringing one out, and he threw in three chairs, as well!
Matt Steel: Tell me he isn’t that stupid to repeat what he did to the PA3 during the Kiss My Ass Match!
Declan rolls into the ring with a shortened Kendo Stick Declan tries to go for a swing, but the Gimmick Killer gets hit with the PASS-A-FIST! Shaw managed to hit an uppercut and knocked Declan out! Shaw sets up the table and adds a few chairs to it! He grabs the Anti-Gimmick Champion up and hoists him on the top rope and he is going to send him through the table with The Dead Drop, but Declan managed to use the momentum that set him on the ropes to reverse the hold and escape the table. DWI! DECLAN HITS THE DEAD WEIGHT IMPLOSION AND FALLS INTO THE COVER!
THREE! NO!! KICKOUT AT THE LAST POSSIBLE NANOSECOND!
Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME! *CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP!* THIS IS AWESOME! *CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP!*
Mark Sanction: Declan’s survival instinct is on high tonight! That DWI was full of desperation!
Rose: Let’s just hope that Declan has what it takes to finish the match. The World Champion has been undefeated.
Declan gets up on the top rope, thinking of a Missile Dropkick for when he gets up but Shaw rushes at the ropes, making them shake enough so the Gimmick Killer gets crotched! Shaw gets up there with Declan… Thinking superplex into the table. “SEE WHAT KILLS THE GIMMICK KILLER NEXT!” taunts Jericho Shaw, before making the attempt. Declan resists. Shaw tries again, but Declan has other ideas… TESTICULAR CLAW! Declan is crushing the chances of Shaw ever making children with the grasp of his hand. The Gimmick Killer released the hold, then leaps onto the back of Jericho’s shoulders… GIMMICK ECLIPSE THROUGH THE TABLES! THE SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB HURT SHAW MORE THAN IT HURT DECLAN!
Crowd: HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!
Declan tries to move into the pin, and gets it in.
DING DING DING!
Hana Ramirez: Here is your winner, the XWA Gladitorial Champion… DECLAN JAMES!
Though Declan is victorious the referee doesn’t see Declan move that much as medics and trainers both reach the World and Gladitorial Champions. Though the chorus of “Sign” plays, Declan isn’t moving, and trainers check on him. Teddy Colton enters the ring, and not only picks up Declan and hoists him over his shoulder, but gets the Anti-Gimmick Title as well and heads to the back with a concerned look on his face. He wasn’t going to express anything to the XWA fan base.
Mark Sanction: Looks like both men put their all in this match tonight!
Matt Steel: And the worst guy won… whoop-dee-fuckin’-doo!
Rose: Regardless, both champions put up a strong effort, and both ended up going through the table.
Mark Sanction: Later tonight, we have the Hardcore Title and the Royal Court match! More excitement for Lord of the Ring! Stay tuned!
The Gimmick Killer LIVES!
The ONLY Gladiatorial Champion that Matters