“Put Your Lights On” by Santana)
(CUT TO: A
battered, two-lane road cuts a dusty swath of gray through the arid plains of West Texas.
As the camera pans left, a faded green road sign comes into view.
A stiff wind from the plains causes the sign to waver and blows
tumbleweed along the road. “Abilene: 20 miles. Sweetwater:
now, all you sinners…put your lights on, put your lights on…
Slow motion shot of Evan Aho picking up the CSWA World Heavyweight Title
and slinging it over his shoulder with a grimace.)
now, all you killers…put your lights on, put your lights on…
Slow motion footage of an exhausted Mark Windham rolling out of the ring
and walking up the aisle after a grueling match.)
An airplane shot slowly follows a lone pick-up truck along a narrow ribbon of
highway. As the camera pans ahead of
the truck the FISH FUND Park Arena is visible on the horizon.)
was once said, “Only hard and winding roads lead to Sweetwater.”
Tonight’s main-event is a testament to that statement.
Evan Aho and Mark Windham have arrived at Fish Fund XIII along those
Footage from CSWA PRIMETIME in St. Louis
reaches through the ropes this time and pulls Aho up by the hair, pulling him
into the ring with the champ. He pulls Aho to the middle of the ring – listen
to the fans! They want to see it! He signals for the Absolute Zero…. Here we
certainly no Hurricane Piledriver.
fought his heart out tonite, he has nothing to be ashamed of. WAITASECOND! AHO
HOOKED RADDER! SMALL PACKAGE! ONE! TWO! THREE!
“Blood, Milk, and Sky” – White Zombie)
the hell just happened?
can’t believe what just happened! When Radder hoisted Aho up for the Absolute
Zero, Aho hooked his head and was able to roll him up for the three count! Evan
Aho is lying motionless in the middle of the ring, but the fact remains, he had
enough left in him to hold Radder down! And we have a new CSWA World Heavyweight
Champion, and his name is EVAN AHO!
can bet this is gonna toss ANNIVERSARY’s shape into a tailspin.
V/O: Those words turned out to be prophetic, but for an entirely different
Footage from ANNIVERSARY 2001)
POP from the crowd...something's up!) (A five-note refrain plays as the TV wall
lights up in various colors.)
What’s this? Sammy!!
To Close Encounters of the Third Kind" plays... that same five-note refrain
in orchestral fashion.)
Windham, in long black tights and an off-white Greatest American Hero t-shirt,
slowly walks to the ring. His hair is dyed black, shoulder length, slightly
covering both eyes.)
SB: I can
take midgets!! But not this loon!
to this place Sammy! It’s rockin’ baby! The Living Legend returns to
The Living X-File, that is. Even his music is loony!
Randalls sees Windham
and quickly lets go of the
hold. Eddy painfully retreats to the middle of the ring. Randalls is on guard as
creeps past him. The two
exchange stares, before Mark climbs into Randalls’ corner.)
road less traveled is that way for a reason…
Footage from CSWA PRIMETIME in Oklahoma City)
GOT SOME SORT OF PAPER! HE'S GOING TO TRY AND BURN THE WORLD CHAMP!-- (the crowd
POPS again as Michael Hardy sneaks into the ring.) OHHHHHH MYYY!!!!! EDDIE
MAYFIELD JUST SPUN AND THREW FIRE IN THE FACE OF MICHAEL HARDY, WHO DOVE BETWEEN
HIS RIVAL AND EVAN AHO! (Hardy is holding his face, SCREAMING in pain.)
GLAD THAT PUNK GOT BURNED! I CAN SMELL HIS FLESH FROM HERE!
MAYFIELD LOOKS AT WHAT HE DID AND SMILES-- EVAN AHO JUST KICKED MAYFIELD IN THE
STOMACH! HE HAS THE ARMS HOOKED! (The crowd POPS.) ECSTASY! THE TIGER DRIVER!
BUT AHO JUST HURT THAT SHOULDER! MAYFIELD GOT DUMPED ON HIS NECK BUT AHO'S
SHOULDER MIGHT BE SEPARATED!
BB: AHO IS
HURT, ROLLING ON THE MAT! HOT PROPERTY IS OUT COLD! AHO IS CRAWLING OVER AND
LOOKS AT WORTHINGTON
WHO IS STILL SHAKEN UP!
IS HE DOING?
ISN'T GOING FOR THE PIN! HE HOISTS MAYFIELD UP AND AGAIN HOOKS HIM... A SECOND
ECSTASY TIGER DRIVER! AHO NOW HOOKS BOTH LEGS!
IS ELEMENTARY! (The crowd counts along) ONEEE!!!! TWOOOO!!!! THREEEE!!!! EVAN
AHO MADE SURE... HE MADE SURE THAT HE DEFEATED EDDIE MAYFIELD BY HITTING TWO
STRAIGHT TIGER DRIVERS! (EMTs come HAULING to ringside, from all over.)
More footage from PRIMETIME in Oklahoma City)
SAMMY! FAAMMMMMILY! Love
hooks both of Windham
’s arms – (cheers!)
CHICKEN WING BRAINBUSTER! GOOD LORD! Love
now makes the signal, he’s going for the HURRICANE!
This is all she wrote!
Love rips Windham
up to his feet and stuffs him
between his legs!
Sounds like my first interview with Teri Melton!
SAMMY! Love lifting Windham
KICKING HIS LEGS AND LOVE
CAN’T GET HIM UP! (CHEERS!)
WITH A BACK BODY DROP!
OH MY GOD – HE GOT OUT!
falls to his knees!
He gets back up and Love gets up in a daze –
with a kick to the gut! (HUGE
EXPLOSIVE CHEERS!) OH MY GOD! DID WE JUST SEE WHAT I THINK WE SAW!
Oh my god, I don’t believe this.
WITH A SLACKNIFE!
A SLACKNIFE! EDDY IS OUT!
CRAWLS OVER AND DRAPES AN ARM
ON HIM! ONE! TWO! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
I DON’T BELIEVE THIS!
More slow motion shots of Aho and Windham
in separate matches.)
Tonight they’ve both arrived…but what baggage have Evan Aho and Mark
Windham brought into FISH FUND
More importantly…who will be sent packing?
Evan Aho with his face coated in blood at ANNIVERSARY 2000.
He carries a folding chair but drops it carelessly.)
"’Cause there’s a monster, livin’ under my bed, whisperin’ in my ear…
Mark Windham arriving at FISH FUND Park Arena with a pained expression on his face.
Payne follows him closely as
he dodges the press.)
"There’s an angel, with a hand on my head, she says I’ve got nothin’ to
(CUT TO: A
horribly bent folding chair. An explosion from inside FISH FUND Park Arena.
An announcer’s table laying in shards on the floor.
Hornet lying unconscious on the pavement outside the arena.)
"There’s a darkness living deep in my soul, it’s still got a purpose to
serve…so let your light shine deep into my home, God don’t let me lose my
nerve…. don’t let me lose my nerve."
(The lights in
the Arena fade in slowly, leaving the ring and ringside area bathed in light as
the video package ends. The crowd is on its feet, as over 100,000 strong
cheer, awaiting the official introductions.)
grief, there's not even a blasted referee in the ring.
the match for the US Title, I don't know if there are any left in the
building. Ben Worthington was supposed to be official for this one.
JONES: Ladies and gentlemen, the following match is for the CSWA World
Heavyweight Championship! This match is one-fall, and there is NO time
for a moment and leans over the ropes, getting word from a CSWA staffer.)
official for this match is Manuel Juarez. (Crowd gasps slightly, then
begins to boo.)
is the only one left? You've gotta be kidding me. After that farce
he pulled in the World Junior Junior match on Melton?!
actually called that one right, Sammy. But point taken, Juarez and World
Title matches never seem to mix well.
mean Juarez, World Title matches and WINDHAM...
"Theme from 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind.'") (There's a
huge hometown crowd pop in anticipation, echoing off of the roof of the arena.)
Wrestling fans, here is tonight's challenger and the number one contender to the
CSWA World Title. Standing at 6'5 and 267 pounds, and hailing from right
here in Sweetwater, Texas... (Jones pauses as the crowd gets even louder).
He is a former four-time United States Champion, a former Enterprise World
Champion, and a former Unified World Heavyweight Champion. He is....
"THE LIVING LEGEND" MARKKKKKKKKKKKKK
onto the stage wearing long black tights and black boots. Standing next to
him in a black leather skirt, white T-shirt and black boots is Sunshine Del
BB: This is
the chance Windham's been waiting for, apparently. He's expressed some
trepidation at his return to the CSWA, but his talent still speaks for itself.
hope this is his LAST chance, Buckley. We've all seen enough of "The
Living X-File," his family tragedies and his suicidal girlfriend to last us
several lifetimes. Between he, Hornet and Flair, it's like a freakin'
"Days of Our Lives" episode around here. What's next, aliens?
just rant to listen to yourself speak, don't you?
The other competitor in this match hails from Seattle, Washington and stands at
six feet even, 234 pounds. Before Dan Ryan, before Blade, before Wicked
Sight, THIS MAN was the straw that stirred the drink in the GXW.
Hey! Nice dig by Rhubarb! I didn't know he had it in him.
former regional champion stepped into the CSWA and won the Greensboro
Championship. And then, just over eight months ago, he defeated Steve
Radder to become the CSWA World Heavyweight Champion! He is the consummate
ring technician, the best wrestler pound-for-pound in the world today, he is
Sweetwater crowd is giving a huge ovation to the CSWA World Champion as
well! I don't know who they'll end up cheering for as things get started.
(The shot cuts to
backstage, where a group of CSWA wrestlers and staff have gathered around a
large monitor to watch the match.)
about those guys?
BB: I don't
know who they're cheering for either, but they're obviously watching this match
intently. Evan Aho climbs in the ring after tossing the World Championship
to Rhubarb Jones. Manuel Juarez is motioning for Mark Windham to step into
the ring as he pats down the boots of Aho. He does the same for Windham as
the two men stare. Aho continued to shake his arms and legs, loosening up,
while Mark backs away and bounces on the ropes to get loose.
Buckley, you don't have to worry about me getting loose. I realized the
magnitude of this match hours ago and started preparing myself then.
BB: I have no doubts.
SB: I may
not be competing for a Championship title, but I take what I do just as
we're live, that one can't be edited out.
SB: Oh. I
guess this is PPV huh. I work so many dates Buckley you can't expect me to be on
top of things day in and day out.
rings. The crowd pops.)
FISH FUND Main Event is underway!
act so giddy, Buckley. It simply marks the continuing slide of America into what
my momma use to call, "The Stupid Ghetto." Once you've unpacked,
you're home for good. Take a look around you, there's 104,000 shining examples.
BB: Aho and
Windham lock horns in the middle of the ring! I'm ignoring that comment Sammy,
Aho whips Windham to the mat with a textbook armdrag! Windham rushes to his
feet, Aho dropkick square on Windham's jaw, sending Mark through the ropes and
crashing to the outside!
oughta just walk up the aisle now. Windham's outwitted, outmatched and
he's gonna get outplayed.
BB: I know
you'd like to see women in bikinis, Sammy, but this isn't Survivor.
Windham's staying on the outside, though. It looks like he's waiting for
SB: If Evan
decides he can fight X-File on the outside, then he's not half as smart as you
think he is.
BB: I don't
even think that made sense. Juarez has started the ten-count on Windham,
and Aho has shown no sign of heading to the outside.
at least we've determined the World Champion isn't an idiot. Course, we
confirmed that Traitor Sight is...but I've been saying that for years.
hops up on the apron. It looks like Aho is going to let him in
clean. It's hard to believe that Mark Windham was Aho's age when he became
the Unified World Champion. It's even harder to believe that was eight
long years...in which Windham's skills have gone by the wayside, along with his
wife, his kid, and apparently, hair care products.
Sunshine Del Payne has taken a seat near our table, distracting Sammy
Buckley. I was looking to see if she had any new scars anywhere.
Being a ring rat for Windham would make even a sane woman wanna cut herself.
over the line, Sammy.
know. Aho and Windham circling in the center of the ring. Quick
collar-and-elbow by Windham, but a standing switch by the champ. SNAP
SUPLEX sends The Living Legend down! He's up, but Aho catches him with
another dropkick, sending Windham hard into the corner. Windy charges out,
but Aho ducks the clothesline and sends Mark chest-first into the opposite
corner. Windham stumbles out... REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Cover by Aho!
Juarez counts ONE.......... NO! Windham kicks out after the
one-count and quickly rolls into the ropes to the outside. He needs a time
maybe he should've brought Chris Webber to ringside! He knows all about
calling time outs when WE DON'T HAVE ANY!
quickly starts another ten-count for the ring out by Windham. Once again,
Aho shows no interest in following Windham outside.
would he? He's dominating Windbag inside the ring.
back on the apron after a quick glance over at Sunshine. He climbs in with
no inteference by Aho, and again, the two circle in the middle of the
ring. Aho goes for a collar-and-elbow, but Windham grabs the arm and sends
the World Champ for the ride into the ropes. Aho ducks another
clothesline, but Windham catches him on the flip side with a big elbow that
leaves Aho checking to make sure he has all his teeth!
cheap shot by "The Living Legend." Please.
wouldn't say that. But Windham quickly shoves Aho into the corner and
starts mugging him with quick rights and lefts. Referee Juarez warns
Windham about the closed fists, so Windy delivers some knife edge chops! (SFX:
WHOO!s from the crowd)
since when did Manny care about calling closed fists? The man can't even
say 'closed fists' in English.
BB: Yes he
can, Sammy! He speaks English just fine.
if you call, "The C-S-W-A has been berry, berry good to me," 'just
powers out of the corner, but Windham grabs an arm and whips Aho across the ring
into the other turnbuckle. He charges in with an elbow to the chest, and
now he mounts the second rope and starts hammering down on Aho. (The crowd
begins to count the punches.)
sounds like a bad TV sitcom. Juarez warns Windham again on the closed
fists, but Windham continues to hammer. And now Juarez actually grabs
Windham's arm! (As always, the crowd continues to count for another two
Cuban better watch out!
jumps down off the rope and shoves Juarez across the ring, where he lands on his
backside! Aho off the second rope... IMPLANT DDT!!!! He covers, but
Juarez isn't in position! Finally...ONE....TWO... NO!
kicks out and rolls away from Aho, but this time, Aho follows in with a knee,
then pulls Windham to his feet. Windy takes the ride.... huge back drop by
Aho! Quick facebuster, and Aho hooks the leg again on the bigger
man. ONE.... TWO.... NO! Windham gets a foot on the ropes, and
quickly hauls himself outside. But this time, he's got hold of Aho's
leg. He's trying to pull him outside as well!
SB: If ya
can't beat 'em... kill 'em. Apparently that's the big 'Awakening.'
is ordering Windham to let go, but with no luck. But Aho catches Windham
in the head with his free leg...and Mark gets thrown into the barricade!
SB: I told
you NOTHING could keep him away! Do you smell it?
are you talking about?
SB: Do you
smell it? I SMELL SETUP!
(The camera pans
to the entryway where Hornet slowly walks out. He's sporting a bandage on
a cut over the right eye from his earlier run-in with the GXW contingent.)
Hornet's on the stage, and this crowd doesn't know what to make of it!
Windham takes a quick look toward the stage, then turns back towards Aho in the
ring. Aho's taken notice as well.
as if Windham doesn't have to wonder what's going on, huh?
the conspiracy theorist, huh, Sammy? Hornet's been coming out to ringside
for these World Title matches since before Windham's shot was announced.
not as if I dont' have a historical basis for my 'theories,' Buckley.
true enough, I'll give you that. Windham slides back in the ring, quickly
getting Aho's attention. But Windham fakes for the head, while grabbing
Aho's leg and tripping him up. Elbow drop on the knee....and
another! Aho tries to roll over and power out, but Windham yanks him
towards the center of the ring, pulling his leg up and slamming it down
knee-first onto the mat. And one more time. It looks like Windham
has found a body part he wants to work on.
what Sunshine said when they started dating.
BB: Oh geez.
Windham pulls Aho up, still holding onto that leg. Windham controlling
Aho's movement... ENZIGUIRI! Huge kick to the back of Windy's head by Aho!
Windham goes down face-first, and Aho quickly hooks in a full nelson on the
slow, dim-witted Windham.
BB: If he's
so dim-witted, why do you think he's concocted some elaborate scheme with
SB: I never
said he thought it up!
Windham's trying to find a way out of the full nelson inside the ring. He
tries to use his height to pull Aho off his feet, but Evan uses his center of
gravity to keep the hold locked in. Windham tries to force Aho toward the
ropes, but Aho anticipates and keeps balanced. On the outside, Hornet has
taken a position at the far ringpost to the near-side of the cameras...looks
like he's keeping one eye on the ring, and one eye on the stage.
SB: And one
screwjob in his back pocket.
finally fakes Aho out with a move, and the two go careening toward the
ropes. Aho releases the full nelson, but Windham uses the momentum to send
both of them through the upper ropes to the outside.
look where they conveniently end up... on the same side as Bugbrain.
tries to get up first and send Aho into the barricade, but the World Champ leaps
onto the apron and kicks Mark away, sending him back to the floor. Hornet
steps him... pulls Windham to his feet, and unceremoniously dumps him back into
kind of him...
looks like Aho's taking a moment to send some words Hornet's way. He
doesn't give Hornet a chance to respond... simply pulls Windham to his feet and
turns back toward us. Aho picks up where he left off, hooking in the full
nelson. It looks like Aho simply told Hornet to keep out of the match...
Hornet raises his hands and steps back to the corner he was 'guarding.'
I been telling Bugbrain the same thing since he started this latest gimmick?
started this 'gimmick' when Dan Ryan made his appearance in the CSWA and
threatened to go after Evan Aho. After what we saw from the GXW contingent
tonight, I'm glad somebody is down there keeping an eye on things.
naive Buckley. Hornet and Windham conspired for over two years the last
time they pulled a stunt...and you don't think they could've set this up over
the last six months?
BB: I never
say never, Sammy. But this time, something just doesn't feel right.
exactly what I'm saying. And what's HE doing...didn't we have enough of
his FemiNazi friend earlier?
Eli Flair surprised us with an appearance earlier...and it looks like he's doing
it again. Flair is ambling down to ringside as this match progresses.
idiot sticking his nose in this match? That's all we need.
the ring, Windham finally works his way out of the full nelson and sends Aho
reeling with an elbow. Flair just walked past Hornet and said something...
something that obviously didn't make the former Unified Champ real thrilled.
Probably told him him not to go after Sunshine; after all, he's already hooked
up with one of Windham's wives.
Ex-wife. Whatever he said, Flair and Hornet are giving each other the evil
eye from opposite corners. Inside, Windham catches Aho on the bounceback
with a lariat and hooks the leg! ONE! Aho kicks out, and rolls away
from a quick elbow attempt by Mark. Aho to his feet, he hits the ropes and
slams into the larger Windham. But Aho keeps his composure...FACEBUSTER by
the CSWA World Champ! Cover! ONE..... TWO.... NO!!! Windham
kicks out and quickly rolls outside. So far, his attempts to goad Aho into
a brawl have failed.
SB: Wait a
second... I think I've got this whole thing figured out. Hornet and Eli
have hated each other since the whole ClaimStakers fall-out.... or that's what
they want us to think! IT'S A TRIPLE SETUP!
BB: And the
aliens are making crop circles.
you see 'Signs?' I'm telling you, Buckley!
knows. What I do know is that Windham is about to get counted
out. He climbs up on the apron, arguing for a moment with referee Manuel
forgot about Juarez...it's a QUADRUPLE setup!
we should start playing that "Close Encounters" theme when you're
introduced too, Sammy.
wait, Buckley. Just wait.
continues to take his time on the apron, daring Juarez to count him out.
Aho continues to bide his time in the middle of the ring... but it looks like
Hornet won't. He starts making his way around the ring to where Windham's
on the apron, but Flair meets him on the other side!
climbs in the ring, dodging any interference, but Aho almost takes his head off
with a clothesline that plants him on the mat. Windham back to a knee, but
Aho hooks him... EXPLODER SUPLEX! Cover! ONE.........
TWO...... THRNOOOOOOOOOO!!! Windham gets a shoulder up at the last
possible moment! Aho drops an elbow and covers again! ONE.....
TWO... NO! Windham kicks out and sends Aho flying.
SB: What in
what are you..... fans, former World Champion Joey Melton is standing on the
aisleway. Aho takes notice first, then Windham...but it doesn't affect the
two men in the ring. The two men on the outside, however.... Flair and
Hornet are nonplussed, they can't figure out why Melton's watching.
the World Junior Junior Champion, Buckley...he's next in line to be World
Champ. I'm sure he just wants to scout out the competition.
mean he's not a part of your huge conspiracy?
course not. Melton doesn't need conspiracies.
takes a spot at a corner of his own, watching as Evan Aho hooks in an abdominal
stretch on Windham, only to be sloughed off and tossed into the
turnbuckle. Melton gives a 'golf clap' on the outside to Windham,
gotta love Joey.
know, we know, Sammy. Windham follows in, slamming Aho's head into the top
turnbuckle, then turning him around for a series of big right hands by the
better watch out or he's gonna get shoved again.
warns Windham about the closed fist, but quickly gets out of the way as Mark
pulls Evan out of the corner and sends him all the way across the ring.
Windham follows...huge elbow to the back of the head in the opposite
corner. The World Champ slumps down the mat... but Windham's not done!
SB: We can
still hope, right?
Windham pulls Aho to his feet in the corner. He goes for another hard
right hand, but Aho blocks it and catches Windy with a knee! He turned
Windham around and puts him in the corner! IRON CLAW!!! Out of
nowhere, Windham hooks in a move we haven't seen in a long, long time! Aho
immediately buckles to his knees as Windham squeezes the temples.
like he trying to squeeze blood from a stone. Who does he think he is,
Baron von Rascke? I mean, I can sort of see a family resemblance in a
Frankenstein sort-of way.
Sunshine is on her feet down at ringside along with this capacity crowd.
It seems like an even split as half the fans cheer on the man from Sweetwater,
while half begin to clap for the current World Champ to try and break the
hold. Aho goes for the ropes, but Windham uses his leverage to pull Aho
back toward the center of the ring and quickly bear back down with the pressure
Windham's not German, is he?
Flair and Melton look on as referee Manuel Juarez asks Aho if he wants to
submit. Aho responds by reaching up Windham's body, trying to get some
leverage. Aho uses his leg strength to push up dramatically, nailing
Windham with a headbutt to jaw!!!
SB: I would
say, "That's using your head," but that'd be the cheap way out,
slams Windham back into the corner and monkey flips him out, but Windham kips up
and catches Aho with a boot to the throat as he comes off the ropes! Aho
hits the mat hard!
goes another Adam's apple.
understandably can't catch his wind after the abrupt kick. Windham quickly
follows up with a knee drop to the right leg. Aho still can't get
up. Windham's got the leg! FIGURE FOUR! Mark Windham hooks in
the Figure Four leglock, and even takes a look over in Melton's direction as he
latches it in!
better watch it or he's gonna find out why Joey's nickname is 'Arrogance.'
BB: Aho may
not have recovered his voice after that earlier boot to the throat, but he's
writhing, trying to find a way out. You can see the muscles in his legs
trying to force out of the hold with no luck. Juarez gives a quick
one-count as Aho goes down on his back to try and alleviate some of the pain.
SB: So you
mean Juarez really does know English?
truly an idiot, aren't you? Aho goes to a sitting position with his arms
behind him, trying to use his arm strength to pull towards the ropes. The
only problem is, not only does he have to pull his own weight, but Windham's as
well. Shut up, Sammy.
What!? I didn't say anything!
BB: It was
a pre-emptive 'shut up.' Anticipatory.
not even a real word, is it?
Shouldn't you be begging for a beer about now?
SB: You can
tempt me all you want, Buckley, but it won't work. I'm in a new program
now. I'm testing the new "Alcohol patch." You know, like
those nicotine patches, but better.
PLEASE tell me you're kidding.
SB: Not at
all. But they didn't tell me if there was a limit on how many you're
supposed to put on. I've got an open spot left on my back, but I just
can't quite reach...
truly, truly not right.
not right is the look on Aho's face right now.
obviously in pain, but he continues to inch his way towards the ropes.
Windham continues to try and ratchet down on the figure four. Aho lays
down on the mat and Juarez checks the shoulders! ONE..... TWO.....
NO!!!! Aho reaches out and got his fingertips around the ropes!! Not
only does he break up the pinfall, but Juarez is calling for the leglock break
little Living X-File.
Windham's not letting up on the figure four, so Juarez gets physical, trying to
pull his legs off of Aho's. Aho finally extracts himself with Juarez's
help and pulls himself to the corner. The World Champ gets to his feet,
but he's favoring that right knee.
I tell Juarez to stay out of the way?
pushes Manny into the far corner, pointing his finger right in Juarez's
face. Juarez slaps it away!
got a backbone?! Can it be? I still say setup!
reaches back to deliver a right hand, but Aho with a huge dropkick from
behind!!!! It crushes Windham into the corner... but also into
Manny!!! Juarez hits the back of his head on the turnbuckle and goes
down! Meanwhile, Aho pulls Windham out of the corner, hooks his head, and
steps over Manny's to nail a Tornado DDT!!!!
time for shenanigans, isn't it?
goes to pull Windham up, but Windham hooks in and sends him through the bottom
two ropes! Windham quickly rolls out after and starts hammering away on
Aho down on the mats at ringside!
watch out, Hornet isn't too far away!
it's not Hornet that gets in the way. Melton delivers a boot to the back
of Windham's head, apparently extracting some revenge for Windham's showboating
with the Figure Four! Melton continues to kick away at Windham, but is
pulled away by Eli Flair!!! Flair and Melton exchange words, but not
fists, as Melton backs away back toward the corner he's claimed as his own.
Melton's a smart man. He got his shots in and doesn't have to pay a dime.
gets to his feet and quickly rolls back inside the ring, leaving Windham on the
outside. Aho clutches his shoulder just for a second. He
might've hit hard on that already-tender shoulder when Windham pushes him
YES! YES! YES! It's the man who ended Windham's last run
toward the title! It's the original HURRICANE!
Love steps onto the stage as Windham gets to his feet on the outside.
What's your American Idol doing out here, Sammy?
joke, Buckley. But to be honest, Eddy could out-sing any of the losers in
that competition, especially that guy that looks like Sideshow Bob! He can
what's he doing out here?
SB: I don't
know, Buckley. What do I look like, Eddy's psychic friend?
sure you wish you were.
SB: I do...
I truly do.
rolls inside as Aho checks on referee Manuel Juarez, who is stirring in the
corner. Eddy Love walks down the rampway, bringing the total of former
World Champions on the outside to four... one at each corner.
only one that matters.
pulls Aho away from Juarez, but the champ gives Windham a taste of his own
medicine with a hard right hand! He whips Windy into the ropes, setting up
a back drop. WHOA!!!! He put Mark up high with the backdrop, then
drove his head straight into the mat!!! There's the cover!!! But
Juarez is still groggy! He finally rolls over for the count!
ONE..... TWO.... NO!!!!! Aho had a three-count there, but no one to count
of the past, Buckley. I'm telling you, Aho's in for a ride.
Love laughs and yells something toward those in the ring, but I couldn't make it
out. Aho follows up with a small package! ONE..... NO!
Windham's in the ropes, but Aho gets to his feet and pulls him away.
STANDING FACEBUSTER! ONE...... TWO..... THREE! NO! NO! NO!
WINDHAM GOT THE SHOULDER UP!
BB: But Aho
doesn't let his phase him... he backs up into the ropes. He's up to the
second rope as he waits for Windham to get to his feet. Windy struggles to
a vertical base. THE AGONY! THE AGONY! THE AGONY!!! Evan
Aho nails that diving inverted DDT, but doesn't go the pin! He's
setting him up for his finale.... that huge Tiger Driver '91 he calls "The
SB: I'll be
ecstatic if he just hurries up and finishes Windham off.
pulls Windham up, gets the double underhook put on. He pushes Windham up
over his head. NO! NO! His shoulder buckled!!! Both men
hit the mat, but Windham delivers a kick right to that hurt right
shoulder! Aho's exposed a weakness, and Windham goes right for it.
it! Where are my patches!?
still trying to recover from that huge DDT, but he gets an arm over Aho!
ONE.... TWO.... NO! Aho gets his left shoulder up, and quickly rolls as
far away from Windham as he can. But Windham stalks him across the
ring. He grabs hold of Aho's right leg and drops an elbow, going back to
the leg he was working on earlier. Another elbow, and then a quick
kneedrop. Now he sets up for the Figure Four again, but Aho kicks him with
the left leg as he spins!!! Windham gets dumped through the ropes....
at Bugbrain's feet.
immediately pulls Windham to his feet. It looks like he's going to toss
Windy back in the ring.
told him this was some sort of lumberjack match?
Windham catches him with a huge right hand... and now we've got a brawl on the
outside!!! Hornet and Windham trading punches by the far ring post.
Windham goes for a left hook, but Hornet dodges, and Mark gets nothing but
steel!!! Hornet turns Windham around and slams him into the apron. Manuel
Juarez leans through the ropes, trying to restore order, but it's Eli Flair who
breaks things up.
of course it is. SETUP! SETUP! SETUP!
pulls Hornet away, then gets shoved for his trouble. Hornet rolls Windham
back inside the ring, then raises his hands at Flair gets in his face. The
two trade some words, but no blows. But inside, Windham grabs Juarez as
he's tossed back in the ring, and the two get tangled up!
SB: Well OF
COURSE THEY DO!
tries to get to his feet, catching Juarez with a knee to the face.
Hopefully that was inadvertent, or Juarez may call for the
disqualification. But Aho's at the ready. Windham gets to his feet
and charges, but gets brought down with a neckbreaker! Aho with the
cover! No ref! Finally, ONE..... TWO..... NO!!!!!!!!! Again
Juarez is at least a step slow as he recovers from a blow.
telling you, Buckley... the man needs to be put on a raft with that Elian kid
and shipped south.
"Elian kid" is already back in Cuba, Sammy.
really? Sorry, haven't read my papers in a couple of days.
BB: IT WAS
A YEAR AGO!
BB: Aho to
his feet. He pulls Windy up one more time and gets behind him for a german
suplex. Windham ELBOW right to the right shoulder!!!! Aho
buckles! Windham whips Evan across..... WESTERN LARIAT!!! Aho hits
that shoulder hard again. Windham grabs the leg and looks up at the
fans! Everyone here is on their Feet! SHARPSHOOTER!
SHARPSHOOTER!!!! WINDHAM HOOKS IT IN!!! RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
RING! Aho has nowhere to go! He's clawing the mat, trying to find
some sort of handhold to get leverage from as Windham cranks back on the right
leg and sits down on the hold. The pressure has to be killing Aho's
already injured shoulder, plus the leg Windham's been working on. Juarez
is asking Aho if he wants to give it up.
(The crowd noise
peaks, with over 100,000 on their feet!)
SB: Come on
shakes his head, then tries to bury it into the mat. Look at these two
men. Every muscle is straining: Windham as he tries to keep the hold
locked in, Aho as every muscle in his body strains to break away from the
pain. Juarez asks... and asks again. THAT'S IT!
IT! Juarez is calling for the bell! (HUGE crowd pop) There it
WINNER AND YOUR NEW CSWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONNNNNNN..... "THE
LIVING LEGEND" MARK WINDHAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!
releases the Sharpshooter as Juarez accepts the belt from Rhubarb Jones.
He puts it in Mark Windham's hands and raises his arm! And here comes
Sunshine! Windham can't believe it!!! This crowd is clapping as
loudly as we've heard all night. Even Eli Flair's gives a few claps in
Windy's direction. Mark Windham returned at ANNIVERSARY and bent his will
to returning to the top. And defeating a man like Evan Aho....
amazing. Aho gets to his feet and offers his hand to the new World
Champion, and there's the handshake. Wow, folks, what a night this has
still waiting for Juarez to say he's just joking. English, Spanish,
Chinese, I don't care... JUST SAY IT!
BB: Folks, this is one of the all-time
great moments in CSWA history! Mark Windham, who has seemingly come back from
the darkness he had within, has once again become the top man in this sport!
Mark Windham, a man who has been through so much physical and emoti- THE LIGHTS
JUST WENT OFF HERE IN SWEETWATER! (The crowd is holding up a bunch of lighters.)
SB: DUCK! The last time this happened here, there
was that explosion...
(Up on the giant video wall, there is a lot of
television static. Then, there is a sudden burst of noise-WOOOO HOOOOO, followed
by the words on the screen... MISTER CSWA. "Song 2" by Blur cues up
and the crowd starts to go nuts. A spotlight shines underneath the video wall
where TROY WINDHAM-in a neckbrace, hands in casts, walking on crutches, waits,
BB: OH MY! OH MY! IT'S HIM! IT'S HIM! TROY
WINDHAM'S BACK! AND NOW HE'S MAKING HIS WAY TO RINGSIDE!
SB: TROY! TROY! TROY!
(The crowd is doing exactly what Sammy is doing -
TROY! TROY! TROY! Mark, holding his title, is smiling. Eli Flair is smiling.
Hornet is shaking his head. Eddy Love is applauding fervently. Troy sees Eddy
Love and gives him a huge hug. He then gives a dirty look to Eli Flair and an
even dirtier one to Hornet. He climbs up the steps and turns to the crowd and
does his old "Q-Dogg" gesture, which is met with great response by the
fans. And then, slowly, he climbs into the ring, still limping, and asks for a
TROY: Wellll.... (The crowd starts to erupt. Mark
is in the back corner, holding his title, as he and Sunshine look on.) guess
whose back! Back again! The Boy Troy's back... (Troy turns slowly towards his
brother...) SO TELL A FRIEND! (The crowd erupts again as Mark stands up, arms
BB: Troy Windham's back in a CSWA wrestling
ring... and his brother is in there as the CSWA World Champion! But it's
safe to say that relations between Troy and Mark have never been.... well, good.
SB: Worth the price of admission alone!
TROY: Now, I've been laid up the past few months
because of my last match... a match against THAT MAN (Troy points to Eli Flair)
where we tore each other apart. I needed surgery all over and was told by the
doctors that I would never be able to step foot in front of the CSWA fans and
cameras ever again. A busted up neck. Nine broken fingers. Two broken wrists.
Broken ribs. A major concussion. For the past five months, I've been laid up in
a hospital bed, trying to get my life back together...
BB: Everyone remembers that match at
ANNIVERSARY... probably the most violent match in CSWA history!
SB: And keep in mind that despite what happened,
Troy Windham did not say "I Quit!"
TROY: And since that time, a lot has happened.
The GXW, a league that funds its payroll from a check cashing joint outside of
Tuscon, Arizona has decided that they want to play with the big boys. The
Intruders, made up of two guys who constantly sent me flowers and kept on
BEGGING for my cell phone number and another has been whose career I ended years
ago, have decided that they want to play with the big boys. And, most
importantly... (Troy shoots a look RIGHT at Mark.) My brother returned from
nowhere to once again be the biggest boy of them all... the CSWA World Champion.
(The crowd ERUPTS as Mark steps forward.)
MARK: What do you want, Troy?
TROY: Woahwoahwoah, big brother... back off a
second, I'm an injured man still! I came out here for a reason, Mark. There's
been enough fighting with us and our family for too long. When I was laid up in
bed, it made me realize what was TRULY important in this world...
BB: TROY IS STARING AT MARK! AND MARK IS STARING
AT TROY! TROY OPENS HIS ARMS UP! MARK OPENS HIS UP! AND THEY EMBRACE! THE
WINDHAM FAMILY FEUD IS OVER!
(Flashbulbs POP! As Troy and Mark embrace for the
first time in their careers. And then...)
BB: NO! NO! NO! TROY JUST SLACKKNIFED HIS
BROTHER! TROY JUST TURNED ON HIS BROTHER! TROY RIPS OFF THE NECK BRACE AND IS
HOPPING UP AND DOWN LIKE MAD! THIS WAS ALL A CUNNING RUSE!
(On the outside, Eddy Love begins to cheer, while Hornet
simply shakes his head and walks away.)
TROY: (Over his brother's fallen body.) Mark,
what's truly important in this world is THIS... (Troy holds up the CSWA World
Title and then lays it across his brother.) I sacrificed a movie career and
millions of dollars just so I wouldn't say I Quit in a match to Eli Flair while
you were busy trying to find your soul... (Sunshine is by Mark's side, glaring
at Troy, holding back