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(CUTTO: "Somewhere I Belong" by
Linkin Park pounds through Richmond Coliseum as the original patented laser
light show careens throughout the audience and the ceiling.)
BB: HELLO WRESTLING FANS! It's
PRIMETIME, it's LIVE, and it's the CSWA back in one of the most storied
wrestling cities of all time. I hope you
can hear me, because I can't hear myself! We're back in the home of one of
the most famous PPVs in CSWA history, but tonight, this is CSWA PRIMETIME!
(crowd pop) Unfortunately, we're not joined here tonight by my usual
co-host Sammy Benson. But, I'd like to introduce to you the newest
commentator in the CSWA, this is John Simons!
JS: Thanks Bill! I can't tell you how
thrilled I am to be here. I'd like to thank Mr. Merritt for the
opportunity, and thank you Bill, for showing me the ropes. I know I'm not
as 'exciting' as Mr. Benson, but I hope I'll be able to add something to the
show. It's also a thrill to be here in the Richmond Coliseum, a place
Elvis sold out four times!
BB: Really? Um, thanks John.
Fans, it's a huge PRIMETIME lineup we have for you.
JS: That's right...it's just as big as when
"Blood, Sweat and Tears" opened up this arena 32 years ago!
BB: The Main Event features CSWA World
Heavyweight Champion 'The Living Legend' Mark Windham in a 'rematch' against
Presidential Champion Tom Adler. At our last ON TIME event, Adler
orchestrated an attack on Windham that gave him the win by count-out, and also
reformed the <> Exchange under Adler and Maxwell Diamond!
JS: Isn't the Diamond Exchange the name of
a jewelry store? Can we be sued for using it?
BB: The United States title is on the line
as Shane Southern defends it against Lawrence Stanley. Both these men have
proved in the last couple of months that they are staunch defenders of the CSWA
against some of the factions that have been running roughshod.
JS: I thought Southern was a member of The
BB: Nope, he has apparently turned them
down, with the help of Troy Windham, "Mr. CSWA" himself.
JS: But I thought Hornet would be "Mr.
BB: No, I think the whole ClaimStakers
incident back in 2000-2001 sort of makes him ineligible.
JS: Oh. Did you know Michael Jordan
and Dr. J have both played in this building?
BB: Settle down there, Statboy.
"The Strongest Arms In the World" defends the Greensboro Championship
against Kin Hiroshi in our final title match. But there's plenty
more. Hornet and Mike Plett meet again in the ring, and their recent
distaste for each other is as strong as ever. In another match between
friends and allies, "Triple X" Sean Stevens takes on former CSWA World
Champ Deacon. We've also got the return of Jean Rabesque to a CSWA ring,
the debut of former GCW superstar Ryp Fandango, and Eli Flair will talk about
his match against Evan Aho at BATTLE OF THE BELTS XVII.
JS: Well let's GET IT ON!
BB: See...now you're going to get us
JS: So I guess the whole "Let's Get
BB: Yeah, that's out too. Fans, let's
head down to the ring for our first match of the night before John moves on to
any more catchphrases.
Fandango vs. Carl Brigsby
The former four-time GCW Universal Champion
stepped into the ring wearing red Adidas workout pants to the always popular
wrestling ballad "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns 'N Roses. After
quickly shaking hands with CSWA journeyman Carl Brigsby, the two locked up. Fandango quickly took control, dumping Brigsby with a quick snap suplex, then following with a monkey flip into the corner. A dazed Brigsby stayed in the corner as Fandango went in hard with a flying elbow. Brigsby staggered out of the corner on his feet, only to be pulled down with a huge bulldog from the second rope. Fandango slowly pulled Brigsby to his feet, locking the head and twisting, as he set up a devastating modified reverse neckbreaker called The Ryp Cord. All that was left was to turn Carl over and get referee Ben Worthington to count the one-two-three.
Winner: Ryp Fandango
It's not clear whether or not Jean Rabesque was hoping for an opponent like Shamon in the first match of his return to the CSWA. Rabesque and Shamon locked up after some of Shamon's patented odd behavior. Shamon took control early, using his strength to overpower Rabesque and keep him on the mat.
Rabesque attempted to gain the upper hand through some chain wrestling, but was unable to control the bizarre antics of Shamon. Shamon began to work on the knee, wearing down the Montreal native with driving knees to the joint area and following up with various leglocks. Rabesque, however, was able to break the hold by getting to the ropes each time.
Shamon began to grow frustrated with the Quebecer, finally tossing him through the ropes to the outside. Shamon followed him out, ramming him into the ringpost. However, as Shamon tried to send his opponent into the ring steps, Rabesque reversed momentum, sending the Michael Jackson wanna-be hard into the steel. As Shamon lie slumped against the steps, Rabesque made his way over and dropkicked his head back into the steps.
Rabesque maintained the upper hand, but was unable to capitalize. He finally made it back into the ring, but Shamon was making his way under the ropes as well. As Shamon came to his feet, Rabesque went into the ropes and ducked a clothesline. But as Rabesque came back across, Shamon was able to catch him with a vicious powerslam. Shamon went for the cover, but only could manage a two-count. Shamon pulled Rabesque to his feet, delivered a hard kick to the midsection, then powered him up and down with a powerbomb. Another cover, and another two-count. Shamon, visibly frustrated, began arguing with the referee and letting out various squealing noises, causing the ref to take a step back in caution.
However, as Shamon came back to put a figure-four leglock on Rabesque, Jean reached up, locked Shamon's head and rolled him up for the ONE, TWO, THREE. Rabesque rolled out of the ring as quickly as possible while a furious Shamon screamed at the ref.
Winner: Jean Rabesque