The Saint lifts River Ace back to his feet and attempts a Crucifier but River counters and lands a Spinebuster. River keeps hold of Saint’s legs and puts him in the Texas Hold-Em, leaning back in to cause maximum pain to the Saint. Saint taps out to the hold but there is no submissions. Happy at his small victory River Ace release the hold and the Saint rolls out of the ring to recuperate. River Ace celebrates to the crowd before turning to exit the ring to chase Saint. As River leans down to climb out of the ropes, Saint pops up from under the apron and smashes Ace in the face with a steel chair. Ace rolls back into the ring clutching his face, but still not bleeding. Saint throws the chair into the ring, landing near River Ace then climbs back under the ring. When he re-surfaces the big man has got a big brown bag which he places in the ring before climbing in. The Saint lifts the chair again and waits for River to get to his feet. Saint runs and cracks Ace with the chair again. The Saint checks for blood and is frustrated to see none again. He slams the chair into the floor and returns to his bag. He lifts the bag and empties its contents onto the ring.
Wire : TACKS! THUMB TACKS! The Saint has bought a few little presents for River Ace!
Saint stalks River and waits for him to get to his feet, as he does he runs at him and attempts a tornado DDT. River counters by getting a knee up into Saints ribs winding him. River quickly gets Saint into the Piledriver position and drives him down head first into the sea of tacks.
Wire : That’s it….That’s gotta be it…NO! Look Saint isn’t bleeding!
River Ace kicks the ropes and leaves the ring to get his 6WF Internet Title. He gets back in and gets ready to bloody Saint’s face with the belt. Saint staggers to his feet and Ace charges at him with the gold. Saint telegraphs it and ducks it, running in the opposite direction. As they both use the ropes to bounce off The Saint with his longer reach nails a running Implant DDT onto the tacks.
Wire : I can see Crimson now….there it is….match over!
River Ace bleeds profusely in the ring as The Saint celebrates above him. The Saint picks up Ace’s title and looks at it, then tries it on around his waist. Saint gives a nod of approval before throwing it back to the mat and leaving the ring.
MATCH 2 : Fight for the Right. First Round, Match Seven.
Acer vs Hero
“Scream, Aim, Fire” hits and the fans go wild for the entrance of the Monday Night Shutdown Comissioner.
Wire : The TAW European Champion is in fine form against Hero, beating him for the title last week, but he was on the wrong end of an explosive match against Nemesis on Monday! (VT shows the moment Acer falls to the mat and detonates the C4, losing his match)
Acer stands ready in the ring as the sound of the Sex Pistols pierces the atmosphere. Pyro explodes and lights flicker as the 6WF World Heavyweight Champion Hero makes his way to the ring.
Wire : The anarchist is looking for the opportunity to add the TAW title to his 6WF title and become undisputed champion, but first he has to negotiate the toughest of first round matches….I can’t call this one folks!
Hero and Acer lock up to begin the match. Hero scores a low blow and hits Acer with a DDT. Hero waits for Acer to get up and spears him to the ground. Acer catches Hero’s head on the way down to the mat and applies a hidden choke hold. Acer picks Hero up and locks in a standing armbar. Hero in pain over-powers the hold and throws Acer to the mat, following up with a knee drop to his face.
Hero takes a run at the ropes and hits Acer with Rolling Thunder before covering for a two count. Hero picks up Acer and whips him into the corner, then he charges at him and dropkicks him into the ringpost. After hitting Acer with a powerslam from the corner, Hero climbs to the top rope and hits a double jump moonsault on the European Champ. The ref gets down and counts to 2 before Acer kicks out.
Acer comes back into the match strong, and dropkicks Hero’s knee from underneath him, then immediately pounces to apply an Indian Deathlock to the same knee, causing Hero agony. Hero just manages to crawl to the ropes but Acer pulls him back to lock in a figure four leg lock. Hero struggles to make it to the ropes again, but Acer doesn’t release the hold. The referee has to break the hold but some damage has clearly been done to Hero. Acer drags him to the centre of the ring and puts the hold on again. This time Hero musters all of his strength to reverse it, transferring the pressure to Acer’s legs. Acer screams as he reaches the ropes but Hero returns the favour of not releasing. Once the ref breaks the hold both men lie in the ring, taking a moment to recover, nursing their legs.
Hero is the first to get to his feet and when Acer does, Hero hits him with a flapjack and an elbow to the spine. Hero picks Acer up again and attempts a backdrop. Acer rolls out of it and clotheslines Hero to the back of the head. He jumps on Hero’s back and locks in a triangle hold. Hero manages to get to his feet and ram Acer into the corner but Acer responds quickly and puts Hero in a crossface chickenwing. He shakes Hero but he won’t submit.
Wire : Hero’s helpless in the middle of the ring. Acer’s vice like grip means he can’t get to the ropes…Hero’s in big trouble…what’s this?
Jessica, Acer’s girlfriend, runs down the ramp in a miniskirt with high heels and her handbag. The crowd cheer and wolf-whistle.
Wire : This is no place for Jessica…she’s got no training…
Acer : Go back….Go back…this is under control….
She rummages in her bag and takes out a bottle of perfume, she enters the ring and walks up to Hero still in the crossface chickenwing. She goes to spray Hero in the eyes to make him submit but he ducks it and Acer gets sprayed. Hero pounces and hits the Canadian Destroyer in a flash. The ref counts…1…..2…..3!
Jessica looks sick and kneels at Acer’s side, saying sorry over and over.
Wire : How bizarre….Acer was in control of the match and his girlfriend has come out and cost him it…one can only assume she was trying to help but this is no place for a young girl…no place at all…Hero progresses to round 2!