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Swimming Upstream 2000 Tour
CSWA PRIMETIME in
(The screen fades to black, as a voiceover advises: "The following program on U-62 is shown in conjunction with CS Enterprises and the CSWA.)
(Clips from ANNIVERSARY 2000 begin to play.)
V/O: History is made up of surprises...
BB: Sight sets Eli up.... VIEW TO KILL! Sight hit his finisher, and this match is good as over.......
BB: He's pulling
himself toward the corner.... ONE! TWO! THREE! FLAIR WINS! FLAIR WINS!
SB: I think we've got
a controversy on our hands, Buckley.
V/O: History is full of strategy...
“There’s only one way to stop it.
And that’s to stop the master at his own game.”
V/O: History is fraught with returns to glory...
SDP: What the hell is your problem?
This isn't the pathetic "Sunshine this" and "Sunshine that" that got pushed and shoved every which way because she was too scared to say anything about it.
V/O: History is defined by brutality...
SB: Aho isn’t stupid though, he knows that too. He was just baiting Cardigo into that lockup, and now he’s got a quarter nelson on the big man. He’s going for the easy win – outsmarting Mysterian!
BB: OH MY LORD IN HEAVEN!!! MYSTERIAN JUST TOOK A RUNNING START AND THREW EVAN AHO OVER THE TOP ROPE THROUGH A TABLE!!!!
CM: ....After he KILLED A MAN IN THE RING....At that point, the wrestler known as FAMINE was BLACKLISTED FROM THIS SPORT!
SB: FAMINE!??!?! DID HE SAY FAMINE?!?!?!?!
CM: Get him out of here.
V/O: History is spotted with alliances...
BB: HORNET IS IN THE RING AND HE’S COUNTING…..1……2……3! AARON DOUGLAS WINS AND BECOMES THE NEW PRESIDENTIAL CHAMPION IN A MATCH THAT IS FULL OF CONTROVERSY!
SB: How can Hornet do that!?
V/O: History seethes with injustices....
BB: INFERNO HAS A CHAIR! HE JUST LEVELED COLT WITH A STEEL CHAIR TO HIS HEAD! Colt stumbles backwards, and Michael Hardy has presence of mind to roll him up! Juarez finally turns around!
BB: YES! Juarez raises the hand of Michael Hardy, and he's calling for
SB: SWAT team was robbed!
V/O: History births rises to prominences...
SB: Look at Blade, now, though! He's setting up one of those tables outside the ring... he's got it half-propped, on two legs... What is he planning, here?
BB: ...wait... I've seen ZERO do this before...
BB: The United States Champion is bleeding profusely following that DDT through the table thanks to Blade... but that's not stopping him from getting back in the ring... he marches over to Blade and LAYS in the boots once more.... ....FACE DOWN! FACE DOWN!!! But here comes Stanley! ONE.........TWO.........THREE!!!!! Stanley doesn't break up the pinfall in time, and we have a new United States Heavyweight Champion!!!! Havoc quickly takes the title and rolls outside!!!
V/O: History shows the unexpected...
now hits Powers with a quick thumb to the eye, and backs big Kevin to the
corner... AND HE JUST SLAPPED POWERS RIGHT IN THE FACE! HOW DISRESPECTFUL!
grief! Eddy whips Apoc to the ropes and goes for a close... Apocalypse ducks
under and bounces off the far ropes and hits a clothesline of his own that sends
Eddy Love out of his tights!
Powers goes right after the former US Champ... He's laying into Radder with
punches that send him to the mat!
Radder rolls to the ropes and Juarez gets inbetween them! POWERS WITH A
KICK TO RADDER's HEAD!
do I even bother... Apocalypse tags out to Powers again... and the two double
team the helpless Iceman! EDDY HITS THE RING! Eddy Love speared Apocalypse to
the outside! Manny is trying to get some order in this matchup, but he's
BB: Wait... Eddy Love has pulled Kevin Powers on top of himself!
BB: The cover, 1.........................2........................3! Kevin Powers got the pinfall!
SB: Why, Eddy? WHY?!?
did it big Kev.... that shot you always deserved you got it and me and the girls
here gave it to ya.
V/O: ...and the unthinkable.
BB: DEACON JUST FELL BACKWARDS AND FRANKENSTEINERED MIKE RANDALLS OFF THE TOP ROPE THROUGH THAT TABLE THAT WAS SITTING THERE! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT! THAT HAS GOT TO BE THE MOVE OF THE YEAR!....
BB: ....DEACON JUST SPUN MIKE RANDALLS COMPLETELY AROUND AND PILEDROVE
HIM FROM A SUPLEX POSITION!
BB: There's definitely some plan of attack here! Randalls finally realizes something is going on and turns to the side!!! AXEHANDLE BLOW BY FLAIR.....TO DEACON!!!! Deacon goes down!!!
BB: Hornet is in shock!!! Look at the smirk on Randalls' face! He knew it all along!!!
SB: It's payback, Buckley!
BB: We're seeing sides drawn here that are going to cause...... SHOULDERBREAKER BY HORNET!!! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE!? HORNET JUST LAID OUT DEACON!
SB: If I didn't need a beer before...I do now! WHAT IS GOING ON HERE!????
BB: He did it again! That damn Hornet!!! And now all four of them are laying the boots to Deacon, even Ivy!!!
ELI: WE.... NEED.... A.... HERO.
RANDALLS: HEY MERRITT! Look at your HEROES! These TWO (points to Eli and Hornet) aren't yours to boss around, anymore. No, no, no - they're part of the nightmare. And this ONE (points to Deacon), is your MARTYR. Your SACRIFICE.
HORNET: Merritt...remember when I said it was 'nothing
V/O: Those who don't learn from history...are doomed to repeat it.
(The still-shots from A2K are replaced by a screaming crowd inside of the Pensacola Coliseum as the patented CSWA light-and-pyro show continues overhead. The camera fades into Bill Buckley and Sammy Benson at the commentators' table at ringside.)
BB: Hello wrestling fans!!! Welcome to CSWA PRIMETIME in Pensacola! We're just one day removed from the Presidential election, and it's going to be the votes of Floridians like those in this arena that determine our next President!
SB: That's a scary thought. I demand a RECOUNT!
BB: That's already taken care of, Sammy. Fans, we've got some great action scheduled for tonight in the wake of ANNIVERSARY, including a huge Deacon vs. Kevin Powers Main Event for the CSWA World Championship.
SB: The REAL Main Event is the Top Contenders match!
BB: Which features Mike Randalls, Steve Radder, and...
SB: EDDY! EDDY!
BB: ...and Eddy Love, in one that promises to get completely out of hand from the get-go. Without further adieu, let's get this one started.
vs. Carl Brigsby
BB: On his way to the ring is a man making his CSWA debut, the DreamMaker.
SB: That's a scary looking man. He does realize he's in public, doesn't he?
The match was a squash. DreamMaker set out to show Carl Brigsby, along with the world, the wrestling skills that brought him to the CSWA. Brigsby tried a new tactic, charging DreamMaker early, only to be met with the big boot sole of DreamMaker's greater-than-size-15 shoe. Maker followed up by literally tossing Brigsby into the corner and following with a clothesline. DreamMaker stared down a few members in the audience as he waited for Brigsby to come out of the corner. Brigsby finally did, only to be on the receiving end of a sidewalk slam.
Maker continued to allow Brigsby plenty of time to recover. As Brigsby got to his feet again, DreamMaker's mood seemed to change. Maker suddenly went on the offensive, chokeslamming the smaller man, then scooping him up for an airplane spin which ended in a Death Valley Driver. Rather than go for the pin, DreamMaker opted to display his finisher, a standing vertical suplex into a powerslam, which he calls "In Your Dreams," which is right where he put Brigsby for much longer than the needed three-count.
Johnny Lang vs. Jean Rabesque
This was a great match that really went to the wire, both men started off on fire with an all-out brawl in the middle of the ring. Lang took control after he ducked a clothesline from Rabesque and caught his opponent with a flying body press that took both men outside. On the outside, Johnny Lang went to town on Jean Rabesque, dropping him on the guard rail and driving his back into the ring post several times before rolling him back into the ring and getting a near fall. Lang continued his attack on Rabesque’s back, nailing a pendulum backbreaker and sidewalk slam in the middle of the ring before locking on a camel clutch that had Rabesque in agony. The referee asked Rabesque several times if he wanted to give in, but he refused, even though at once he appeared close to passing out from pain.
As Lang rocked back to add to the leverage of the hold, Rabesque
managed to summon up enough effort to get to a vertical base and dump Lang,
knocking the back of Lang’s head off the canvas in the process. As both men lay
on the floor trying to muster themselves the referee started the standing ten
count. At nine, Jean Rabesque got up and started to unload on Lang.
He got several near falls thanks to a backdrop, powerslam and belly to belly
suplex combination. A pumphandle slam sent Lang to the floor where he was
further punished by Jean's elbow drop off the top rope. Rabesque thought
he had got a three count, but referee Worthington advised Lang’s foot was on the
rope. Lang came back and stuck his thumb in Jean Rabesque’s eye before whipping
him into the ropes, Lang went for a back drop but Rabesque read it and countered
with a sunset flip which earned him a three count and with it the
Stevens vs. Cameron Cruise
This match really had the packed CSWA crowd going as Sean Stevens continued to try to make a name for himself in the CSWA, hoping for a win over the veteran Cameron Cruise. Stevens looked good early on, with a series of attacks that had Cruise worried. After a dropkick and clothesline combination, Stevens nailed a high cross body from the top rope that earned him a two-count and forced Cruise to go to the outside to rethink his strategy.
Once back in the ring, Cruise used his experience to get an advantage, catching "Triple X" with a forearm as the referee tried to break the pair up. From then on Cruise took it to Stevens, leveling him with a spinebuster before putting the boots to him and covering him for a two-count. Cruise dominated his opponent, using several wear down submission holds to try and make him give up, but the plucky Stevens refused every time. Even when Cruise applied a modified kneeling sleeper Stevens still refused to give in. In frustration, Cameron Cruise turned it into a modified suplex, but still only got a two-count. As time passed, and the resilience of Stevens became more obvious, Cruise started to lose his cool. With it came a mistake, as he set his opponent up on the top rope for a superplex Stevens saw his opportunity and connected with several kidney punches, followed by a bulldog from the top rope.
As both men got to their feet, Sean Stevens tried to mount some offense with a dragon suplex, a side Russian leg sweep and a superkick which got him a two-count. Stevens signaled he was going for his finishing move, but Cruise read this and connected with a low blow behind the referee’s back. Cruise dished out more punishment to the exhausted Sean Stevens, but once again Stevens refused to give in. Cruise set Stevens up and connected with a high cross body off the ropes; the referee counted to two before Stevens managed to reverse it and hold it for the three count for an impressive win over Cameron Cruise. Cruise was livid after the match and claimed that Stevens had held onto his tights during the count, but referee Ben Worthington said he saw nothing and the decision stood.
BB: Fans, we'll be right back after this commercial break. Hold on...we're headed to the outside area!
(The scene opens to the back parking lot where several of the CSWA wrestlers are offered valet parking....suddenly, the attention of the cameraman is drawn to the rear of the parking lot where former front office turncoat Craig Miles is seen laying unconscious, lying face down in a small pool of blood which seems to be trickling from his mouth....CSWA medical staff come to the aide of Miles as the cameraman focuses his attention towards the miniscule trail of blood which leads to the rear lobby of the arena....continuing to follow the path of blood, the cameraman stumbles upon the men's bathroom, only to have the door quickly fly open, nearly knocking him over)
(In a state of shock, the cameraman keeps the footage rolling, picking up an image of Blade who is cleaning his hands with a paper towel....noticing the camera's presence, Blade simply stares into the eye of the camera and offers a sinister grin before making his way towards the wrestler's lockerroom area)
BB: We'll be right back!
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