The Jack has hit the fan and things have lost nearly all sense of control as Jack Hazard and Jack Sabbath continue their vicious war against one another. Jack Hazard thought he would retire and put the wrestling business behind him, though Jack Sabbath wanted to teach Hazard a dastardly lesson during the waning months of the Legion era. If you're in you're in and there isn't any getting out. This proved to be true in the end, for after months and months of struggling to fight it; Jack Hazard returned to the XWA with one express goal in mind, the complete and utter destruction of Jack Sabbath. The XWA's Premier Talent had thought he'd put the past behind him with the Death of The Legion until Hazard returned, Sabbath furious that a man he'd personally put down hadn't stayed down. Now however, "Diamond" Jack Sabbath will get a chance to finish the job.
As this bitter rivalry seems to have come to a head, what will happen when what was easily believed to be the strongest alliance in the XWA at this time last year clashes in such a volatile match? And will either of these men ever be the same once all is said and done?
Deadline for matches is Friday, July 8th at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. Voting will start at this time and conclude on Sunday, July 10th at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. [CST is one hour earlier. GMT is five hours later.]
(OOC: This is a co-write so it's only half a match right now. Haz should have his bit up later on) ------
We come back from commercial break to find the arena just as we left it with thousands of screaming fans anticipating something awesome. Around the ring there are Tables stacked up on top of each other, ladders leaning against the barricades and chairs are stood up against the announcers desk. We cut to the ring where Hana Ramierez stands by, mic in hand. She looks to her side, where Amy Taylor stands waiting patiently with her own mic.
HANA RAMIEREZ: And now, introducing Diamond Jack Sabbath's personal assistant- AAAMMMYY TAAAAAYYYLLLLOOORRR!!
Amy stands by gives a smile and a nod the fans boo her, knowing exactly who she represents.
AMY:The following contest is scheduled for ONE fall, and is a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match!
SANCTION: I think it' a bit strange we've got a TLC without something hanging above the ring...
SCORPS: Well there's not really anything to climb for is there? These two hate each other enough already as it is. We don't need gimmicky shit to solidify that. This is gonna be XWA at it's most...Xtreme!!!
Seconds later, the lights fade to a blackout and the sound of thunder rolls throughout the arena:
Here I am! I am the Master of your Destiny! I am the one, the only one, I am the God of Kingdom Come, GIMMIE THE PRIZE!
The golden colored lighting comes up and pretty soon Diamond Jack Sabbath emerges from the curtain, smiling away. He walks down the ramp with a swaggering, confident walk, carrying his diamond-ended cane in his hand. He stops right at the bottom of the ramp as we cut to Amy Taylor stood in the ring alone, a mic in her hand.
AMY TAYLOR: Ladies and gentlemen- introducing the star of the XWA- weighing an amazing 246Ibs and at an astounding six foot seven. He hails from Salford, Manchester...he is The Lord of Diamonds, The Diamond King, the Crown Jewel of Professional Wrestling, the Unstoppable, the Unbreakable...DIIIIAAAAAMMMOOONNNDDDD JAAAAACCCCCKKKK SSSAAAAABBBBBAAAATTTHHH!!!!
Jack extends his arms out triumphantly, looking up the sky. While he holds this position, we hear a bang and then suddenly golden pyro begins to literally rain down from just above the XtremeTron, covering the entrance stage in the gleaming, glistening light. Jack starts walking again nodding approvingly. He slides into the ring under the bottom rope, and then jumps onto the nearest turnbuckle peering out into the live crowd. He grins, holding his cane up in the air like it's a lightsaber. The Crown Jewel uses the cane to point down to certain fans, proclaiming his superiority over them to a negative reaction. He hops down and removes his carefully crafted, diamond-studded jacket and hands it to Amy, who takes the jacket, and herself, to the outside. Jack cracks his neck into place and prepares himself for the match both mentally and physically, shaking his arms and legs out. He's ready to go to war tonight.
Hana Ramierez hops back into the ring and takes the mic back from Amy and awaits the arrival of the next man. Out go the lights. The arena is swept with a level of daunting anticipation.
Suddenly, the intimidating fanfare of 'Genesis' erupts. On the tron, images of a silhouetted, yet familiar figure change with each booming note. As the unnerving intro draws to a close, the lights go out with it, leaving a wave of expectation. The music kicks back in with an explosion of mighty golden pyro, revealing...nothing. There's one there while the music plays out. Sabbath, now with Amy stood next to him, looks towards her in confusion. She looks back at up at him and the two burst out in laughter in unison!
SANCTION: What's going on? Where's Hazard?
SCORPS: He didn't show! He was too scared obviously! See? If Diamond Jack Sabbath comes after you, you run. You run as fast as--
Sabbath crashes to the mat! On the apron right behind him, Hazard is stood holding a steel chair. Amy turns around, takes one look and runs off screaming, rolling out of the ring and running to the other end of the ring. Hazard pulls himself up and jumps over the top rope, which gets him a nice little reaction. With both men in the ring the bell rings and this one is on like Donkey Kong!
SCORPS:That was horrifying! What a terrible thing to do to the XWA's premier talent!
SANCTION:Well this is a TLC match so I guess it's legal. Usually I'd agree but...it IS Sabbath that just fell victim to that so that makes it a bit forgiveable.
SCORPS: That makes it WORSE! What is wrong with you??
Hazard drags Sabbath up to his feet and drills the slightly dazed Crown Jewel a few good kicks to the mid section. Then he literally shoves the Diamond King backwards into the turnbuckle. He wants to cause some serious damage. He grabs Sabbath by the back of the head but Sabbath has just as much hate in him as Hazard, enough to help free him from this. He breaks Hazard's grip using his forearm and then delivers a blatant thumb to Hazard's eye. It's all legal here. Hazard covers his eye and moves back a few steps, perfect for Sabbath to capitalise with a massive uppercut, knocking Hazard to the floor. Sabbath stands over him and drills him continuously with some very vicious stomps. He jumps down and hooks the leg...
The Diamond In The Rough pulls Hazard's head up, thus lifting his shoulders off the mat. He's realised and remembered how much he wants to cause damage to Hazard here. He drags him back up to his feet and irish whips him over to the ropes. Hazard rebounds and runs back towards Sabbath in the middle of the ring. "Sabbs" goes for the bicycle kick and lifts the leg, however Hazard slips under DJS' leg as he lifts it. Haz squats up, waiting for his moment, Sabbs turns around, and Hazard nominates this as the perfect opportunity for what he has planned. He places one leg on Sabbath's chest and hoists the other one up, hitting Jack in the side of the head. The *smack* sound heard around the arena prompts a great deal of cheers and even a bit of 'oohhh' from the crowd. Sabbath flops to the floor face first.
SANCTION: And an amazingly-timed step-up enziguri from Hazard!
With Sabbath down, the Definition of Unpredictable looks around and spots the tables, ladders and chairs outside the ring. A smile graces the face of the Eastlands Kid, Jack Hazard. Looks like he has a few new toys to play with. Leaving Sabbath on the mat, he rolls out the ring and walks straight towards the ladder, putting his hand on it and sliding his hand up and down the side of it, like he's mesmerised. In a darting fashion, he looks towards Amy Taylor, who is stood at ringside only a few feet away from him. Obviously intimidated, she backs away quickly to the other side of the ring. Once she's out the way he picks up the ladder and then slides it under the bottom rope into the ring. He then walks around to the announcers desk, Amy still avoiding him, and takes at least three of the chairs that are stacked right in front of the desk, literally throwing them over the top rope and into the ring. Then finally he runs around to the other side and picks up a table, looking around at the fans and seeking their approval. There's a big cheer for the table. Hazard nods considering this, then picks it up and slides it under the bottom rope, just like everything else he's picked up.
SANCTION: And now this is where the tables, ladders and chairs come into play!
SCORPS: Oh...come on Sabbath! Get up, man! Don't subject yourself to this!
Hazard slides into the ring and stands above Sabbath, who is shaking the cob-webs after that vicious kick to the back of his head. The Human Highlight Reel looks to his side, specifically towards one of the chairs he threw into the ring before. Without second thought, he grabs one of the chairs and pulls back, readying himself to drill Sabbath with it. But the Crown Jewel is fine now and ready to get back up. Hazard swings the chair, Sabbath looks up and in the quickest reflex action of his life he kicks the chair as it comes down, causing it to fly right back up at Hazard and his him clean in the face!
SANCTION: Wow! What a reversal from Diamond Jack Sabbath!
SCORPS: Yes! Come on you old Crown Jewel, you.
Hazard covers his forehead as Sabbath drags himself to his feet. While Hazard is still feeling the effects of the Sabbath finds this the ultimate opportunity. He stands face to face with Hazard, grabs his shoulder, puts his leg behind Hazard's then...
SCORPS: The Sabbatical, and it looks like Hazard is going to have to take a long sabbatical after that!
SANCTION: I must say you can really see how these two just want to better one another here tonight.
Hazard lies there on the floor and now it is Sabbath who is in the drivers seat. He could pin him and end this right now...but that would be too simple. This is Hazard we're talking about. He looks to his side and spies all the stuff Hazard brought into the ring, a horrid grin slowly forming on that face of his. Perfect. His attention is drawn mostly towards that table lying there, almost like it's asking him to go and have a play-about with it. Surely enough, he gravitates straight towards it. Picking it up and setting it up, he places it precariously in the middle of the ring. He knocks on it once the whole thing is set up, mainly to demonstrate how it is in fact real wood. The fans boo, not wanting to see Hazard go through that table, which is what DJS plans on doing. Sabbath walks back up to Hazard a lifts him to his feet but then after glancing around for a few seconds, he notices the ladder sat there too. Now he's interested. He drops Hazard down temporarily to go over and get the ladder. He sets that up right next to the table and this causes the fans to show a little uneasyiness, murmuring and muttering as Sabbath admires his little set-up here.
SANCTION: This does not look good. For Hazard at least.
SCORPS: Shut up, this looks awesome.
Having set everything up, Sabbath finally picks Hazard up and hoists him onto his shoulders in a fireman's carry position then walks over to the ladder. Slowly, he starts climbing one rung at a time. The fans start to cheer more and more the higher he goes.
SANCTION: Oh God...Sabbath what are you doing?
SCORPS: Even I have to say I'm not sure about this...
Sabbath gets to the top and then Hazard nominates this as the best opportunity to STRIKE! He was playing possum! He wraps himself around Sabbath in the Koji Clutch!
SANCTION: Oh my God! They're--
SCORPS: They're at the top of the ladder! This is too dangerous.
This isn't just dangerous, this is XWA (/putting over)! Hazard has the clutch locked in really tight and Sabbath is trying his best to fight it, smacking his arm on the top rung of the ladder like a spoiled brat. As he goes on though and as Hazard locks that thing in tighter and tighter, Sabbath begins too..slloww...dddooowwwnnn...the table is still at the side and Hazard is unaware of Sabbath's fading. But then Sabbath falls...
Both men go plummeting down and through the table, prompting every fan in attendance to jump to thier feet and cheer.
SANCTION: OH MY GOD!!
SCORPS: BOTH MEN GO THROUGH!! BOTH MEN!!
Indeed. Hazard and Sabbath lie pretty much motionless in the debris of the table, unable to move.
[TAG TO: Hazard]
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