EWS Episode 4 kicks off in the Sala Polivalenta Arena, Bucharest, with a performance from Romanian Rock band Iris, playing their record ‘Vino cu mine’ (translation: Come with Me). The crowd in attendance are loud and excitable as Tamara Deloure and her commentary partner Ronan O’Shea make their way to their announce desk, ready for the action to begin.
Deloure: ‘Welcome to EWS Episode 4 here on the Extreme Sports Channel ladies and gentlemen! We come to you from the Sala Polivalenta Arena here in Bucharest, Romania, and we have a jam packed card for you.’
O’Shea: ‘That’s right folks, tonight sees the completion of Round 2 of the Pan European Title Tournament.’
Deloure: ’48 superstars will be reduced to 16 after tonight’s action as we head in to round 3 of the tournament. We’ve had some epic battles so far, and some fierce rivalries have already developed despite the infancy of the company.’
O’Shea: ‘Damn right. We now apparently have 4 superstars deciding that they should be top dog in the company, although bizarrely only 3 of them are left in the tournament.’
Deloure: ‘Indeed Ronan. Two weeks ago we saw Destruktor standing tall over Der Hammer and Didier De’Salle, both of whom he had confronted the previous week, only for Polish competitor Jakub Dvorak to apparently throw his hat into the ring.’
O’Shea: ‘That guy has hardly set the world alight since he arrived here. He’s hardly said a word and all of a sudden he’s telling three of the biggest names on the roster he’s going to beat them to the Title. I’m gonna enjoy seeing him try to back his words up with action!’
Deloure: ‘Perhaps we will see more of the mild mannered Pole tonight! Episode 3 also brought us another chapter in the family feud developing between the Fuentes siblings of spain, and the Torvinis of Italy. Monica and Jose interrupted the all family match of Celia versus Marco Torvini, and now we have Celia in round 3! I can’t see them taking this lying down!’
O’Shea: ‘Too right! The most dominant family in EWS will surely have to strike back!’
Deloure: ‘Dominance is yet to be proven here Ronan. We also saw an apparently random attack by Ireland’s Natasha on Heikie Jones two weeks ago. Jones got some retribution last week, but I don’t think this one is over!’
O’Shea: ‘I agree. Natasha may be a good Irish lass, but she clearly has some mental stability issues. Something that doesn’t seem to be affecting Ivana!’
Deloure: ‘The Slovakian singer turned wrestler earned a win over injured Frenchman Jean-Francois Saure in her first ever match, and he didn’t seem to take it too well. Can she continue her unlikely streak tonight against Gianni Torvini?’
O’Shea: ‘Well, we’ll be finding out soon enough. The show is about to kick off, here comes Heikie Jones to get us underway.’
Pan European Title Tournament Round 2 Match
Jones makes her way down to the ring, seemingly a bit preoccupied, perhaps looking out for Natasha. She enters the ring and enjoys the appreciation from the crowd.
Next out from the back is Jenny Lund, accompanied by compatriot and team mate Erik Gustavsson. She climbs up into the ropes with her usual enthusiasm and Gustavsson stands outside of the ring, arms folded.
The bell rings and the match is underway. Lund is on the offensive first, reversing a headlock into a smart looking suplex before bouncing off the rope for a tidy knee drop. Jones is pulled to her feet and hit with a DDT and Lund scores a near fall. Jones looks shell shocked as she clambers to her feet and is forced into the corner with a drop kick. Lund drives her shoulder into Jones’ midriff and ascends to the middle rope, looking for a chance to hit a monkey flip, but Jones is alive to the threat and after a jab to the gut, hits a forceful double handed choke drop. Both competitors are out on the mat, Gustavsson hammers on the apron to encourage Lund to her feet. The Swede is up first, just in time to notice Natasha hopping over the barrier and smashing Gustavsson over the back of the head with a chair!
Deloure: ‘What the heck is she doing here?!’
O’Shea: ‘Unbelievable, she is insane! She’s attacked one of the biggest men in EWS!’
With Gustavsson on the floor, Lund is distracted and Jones grabs her from behind for a roll up which the referee counts to 1..2.. and kick out! The crowd cheer in surprise as Lund is up to her feet. Jones looks for the spear but Lund leaps over her and lands split legged on the mat!
Deloure: ‘Amazing agility from Jenny Lund!’
O’Shea: ‘Wow, she is err…flexible.’
Deloure: ‘Don’t dribble on the desk O’Shea, it’s pathetic!’
Jones notices Natasha swinging for her with the chair but pushes herself off of the ropes in time to avoid the hit, but turns directly into Lund who hits her with the Hot Tub Hurt and covers for the 3!
O’Shea: ‘A win for the incredibly flexible Jenny Lund!’
Winner via pinfall: Jenny Lund @ 5:01
But it’s not over. As the referee raises Lund’s hand in victory, she is struck with a flying chair, knocking her to the mat. Natasha is in the ring and despite Jones’ best efforts, hits the German with the Fire Island! The referee tries to calm her down but is met with a swift forearm to the face and retreats. Natasha stands over the prone Jenny Lund but is alerted to the presence of an angry looking Erik Gustavsson by the cheers of the crowd.
O’Shea: ‘It looks like she’s pissed off the wrong Swede with that chair shot!’
Gustavsson glares at Natasha, but the Irish woman does not back down. She’s about to run at Gustavsson when she grins and tells him to look up at the ramp.
Deloure: ‘What is he doing here?’
Saure, still on his crutch is at the top of the ramp with Sagrinovich. He points to Gustavsson and the big Russian runs down to the ring, immediately going after the big Swede. Natasha, meanwhile, picks up the chair and hits Lund, who is getting to her feet, over the head before ejecting her from the ring over the top rope!
Deloure: ‘This is despicable!’
O’Shea: ‘I actually agree with you on this one…’
Sagrinovich, in the other corner, is going toe to toe with Gustavsson, the big men trying to wear each other down with fierce lefts and rights. The Russian manages to force Gustavsson into the corner and begins forcing him to the floor with heavy boots to the midsection. Saure, now down at ringside, applauds.
Natasha has Jones on her feet and…BANG…cracks her over the skull with the chair, and then drives it repeatedly into the German’s ribs as she lies defenselessly on the floor. She then grabs Sagrinovich by the arm. The Russian turns as if to attack but she smiles and hands him the chair!
Deloure: ‘Oh my god! Was this attack planned?!’
Sagrinovich smashes the prone Gustavsson with the chair over and over, leaving a trail of crimson rushing from his head. Natasha, meanwhile, has Jones locked in an ankle lock and is screaming at the top of her lungs. Jones is practically unconscious, as is Lund on the outside and Gustavsson in his corner. Saure decides now is the right time to enter the ring. Almost nothing can be heard over the vociferous boos from the crowd as he grabs a mic.
Saure: ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, please, shut your stupid Romanian mouths!’
Deloure: ‘This guy really gives my country a bad name.’
Saure: ‘I told you all last week that I would not tolerate useless meat heads and bimbos in my wrestling company. And here, lying before you, is the proof. My boy Vita here was good enough to agree with me, and now we have one less meat head to worry about. And as for Natasha here…’
Natasha has finally released the ankle lock and has draped her cape over Jones’ body.
‘…she is clearly no bimbo. What you’re looking at here, ladies and gentlemen, is how things should be done. We are here to improve your product, so enjoy it – or go home.’
Saure drops the microphone before smashing his crutch over Gustavsson’s head, contorting it horribly. The crowd noise is unbelievable as the Russian and the Frenchman exit the ring and depart slowly up the ramp, Sagrinovich acting as the crutch now that the other one is ruined. Natasha exits through the crowd as EMTs rush down to the ring to help the three stricken competitors.
O’Shea: ‘That was the most horrid and brutal thing yet to hit the airwaves on EWS.’
Deloure: ‘And I for one hope we see nothing else like it, but something tells me that Saure will be back.’
O’Shea: ‘I share your concern on that one.’
The crowd applaud as Gustavsson and Lund are helped to the back by EMTs, but there is more muted concern in the air as Jones is loaded on to a stretcher and carried away.
Pan European Title Tournament Round 2 Match
Seamus O’Neill is first out, closely followed by brother Jimmy.
O’Shea: ‘It seems all is well within the family again!’
Deloure: ‘It certainly does, despite their disagreement when Jimmy was knocked out in round 1 of the tournament’
The O’Neills play up to the crowd in the ring before the cheers turn to boos as Favier hits the top of the ramp.
Deloure: ‘The crowd clearly haven’t forgotten the particularly brutal way in which Favier dealt with his first round opponent, Stefanie Klinger.’
O’Shea: ‘Did he deal with her for good? She hasn’t been seen around here since that first match.’
Deloure: ‘Very crass Ronan.’
Jimmy takes up a position on the outside and the bell rings. Seamus and Favier lock up in the centre of the ring. O’Neill runs Favier into the ropes and hits a couple of open palmed chops to the chest before taking him to the mat with a fireman’s carry drop.
Deloure: ‘Favier is giving away nearly 90lbs to O’Neill in this one, and unfortunately for Favier, the big Irishman is pretty quick with it too.’
Favier is back to his feet and is back in the face of O’Neill, taking him down with a leg sweep before hitting a quick elbow drop. He continues to use his speed advantage to keep O’Neill on the mat and unable to recover. As O’Neill finally does manage to get to his feet, Favier takes him down with a DDT, and as he sits up, hits a double footed dropkick to the side of his head for a near fall. Jimmy hammers the apron as Seamus kicks out at 2.
Deloure: ‘Favier doing an efficient job of negating the power advantage of O’Neill so far.’
O’Shea: ‘O’Neill needs to focus here, he looks like he’s day dreaming out there.’
Favier has O’Neill on his feet, and hooks up a neat jawbreaker. O’Neill stumbles back but does not fall down. Favier looks to follow up with a clothesline but is met by a fearsome Down It from O’Neill!
O’Shea: ‘Is it really as simple as that?!’
O’Neill covers Favier for the 3 and the win!
Winner via pinfall: Seamus O’Neill @ 3:43
Jimmy slides into the ring to raise his brother’s arm in victory. A groggy Favier gets to his feet but stumbles backwards on to the ropes, needing them for support. He slumps down to the mat again as the O’Neills leave to great applause.
Jenny Lund is backstage. She opens the door to the medical room to check on Erik Gustavsson, who is flat out on a bed. She leans over him, shocked to see the amount of blood on his clothing.
Lund: ‘Erik, are you ok?’
Gustavsson: ‘I’ve been better!’
Lund: ‘What about your match later?’
Gustavsson attempts to get up but looks woozy before lying back down.
Gustavsson: ‘I’m sure it will be fine. How are you?’
Lund: ‘I’m ok, it’s going to hurt tomorrow though, that Irish psycho really did a number on me.’
Gustavsson: ‘I sense some issues there! Go and recover my dear, I’ll get myself ready for my match.’
Lund smiles and nods as she exits the medical room, only to come face to face with Natasha.
Lund: ‘You had better get out of my way, psycho.’
Natasha just smiles and brushes past her.
O’Shea: ‘Natasha just gets stranger and stranger. She really isn’t a true representation of the mental state of my country men!’
Deloure: ‘That remains to be seen Ronan! But I agree, her actions seem to have no real rhyme or reason to them, perhaps eventually she will reveal what’s running through her head, although I’m not sure how much detail I would like her to go into with that! Anyway, next up we see Gianni Torvini in the ring for the first time against Ivana, the competitor on the roster with the least wrestling experience.’
O’Shea: ‘And a 100% record don’t forget! Jean Francois Saure did not seem to be very happy with her involvement in EWS, doubly so after she beat him in her debut. Throw in the Torvini’s current ongoing battle with the Fuentes’ and this match could get very messy indeed!’
Deloure: ‘Something tells me that a messy match is inevitable here.’
Pan European Title Tournament Round 2 Match
Ivana is first to the win, exploding down the ramp with feverish excitement to furious Europop and frantic crowd reaction. She runs around the ring, exchanging high fives and hugs with the front row before climbing into the ring and awaiting Gianni Torvini.
Torvini appears soon enough, flanked by his brother and sister, Marco and Celia. The trio head to the ring, and Gianni is quick to fulfil his role as mouthpiece for the family, grabbing the microphone.
G Torvini: ‘So this is Romania? It is every bit as bad as I imagined, do you people not have any self respect? This place is a crap hole!’
The crowd predictably responds by showing their anger with boos.
G Torvini: ‘Bah, be quiet. Just listen to me as I tell you what you’re going to see tonight. You’re going to see me take apart that little popstar over there, and you’re going to see my brother and sister on sentry duty, making sure that those Spanish pests do not interfere. They embarrassed this family two weeks ago, and they will not do this again.’
Torvini puts down the mic and the bell rings. Celia and Marco stand at ringside as Gianni aggressively begins the match by shoving Ivana to the floor. He runs her into the corner and slaps her in the face, before dragging her into the centre of the ring by her hair and dropping her with a facebuster. He goes for the pin and scores a two as the crowd boo loudly.
He pulls Ivana to her feet again and throws her against the ropes. As she rebounds, Marco grabs her feet, dropping her to the mat face first. The referee looks around but Marco simply shrugs his shoulders. Gianni drops and elbow and rolls Ivana over for the near fall. He lifts Ivana to her feet once more, and hits the Sicilian Surprise! He covers her for the 1…2…but lifts her head up off of the mat, showing his intention to truly punish the Slovakian. The crowd shows their disgust extremely vocally.
Marco and Celia get into it on the outside with a couple of fans as Gianni throws Ivana across the ring and straight into the ref! The official is down and Gianni looks to take advantage by locking Ivana in an STF, really wrenching away. The crowd start to go crazy though, as Monica and Jose Fuentes charge down the ramp!
They are met at the bottom of the ramp by Marco and Celia. Gianni notices what is happening and slides out of the ring to help them. Celia and Monica square off, Monica avoiding some vicious swings from Celia before DDTing her on the floor and throwing her over the barricade.
Jose, meanwhile, succumbs to the numbers and is being stomped viciously by Marco and Gianni. Monica looks to even up the score and spins Marco around, and the two of them begin to brawl. In the ring, Ivana is starting to stir, but is looking almost out of it on the mat. The crowd noise rises as a smiling Jean-Francois Saure appears at the top of the ramp, leaning on his crutch and standing beside Vita Sagrinovich!
O’Shea: ‘This really is getting very messy!’
Deloure: ‘I’m starting to think that we’re not going to get any straightforward wrestling tonight! This is ridiculous!’
As Saure hobbles down to the ring, Sagrinovich goes on ahead and slides in. He drops an elbow on the already down referee before throwing him over the ropes. He lifts Ivana to her feet, and Saure hobbles up the steps. He’s about to swing his crutch at her when Erik Gustavsson and Jenny Lund come flying down the ramp, passing the brawling Torvini’s and Fuentes’, and entering the ring.
Gustavsson grabs the crutch and cracks it over Saure’s head before being taken out with a big boot by Sagrinovich. Lund helps Ivana to her feet, but turns and is cut down with a Fire Island from Natasha, who has hopped over the barricade!
O’Shea: ‘I’m really beginning to lose track of what’s happening now…’
Deloure: ‘You’re not the only one! Gianni Torvini and Ivana are the actual competitors here, but they’ve taken up a backseat!
Natasha and Lund take it to the outside and Saure rolls out of the ring, seemingly dazed by the crutch shot to the head. Sagrinovich has Gustavsson forced into the corner and is laying into him with some serious shots. Jose Fuentes rolls Gianni Torvini back into the ring. They engage in lefts and rights before Fuentes gets the advantage by ducking a shot and dropkicking Torvini. On the outside, Celia Torvini clambers back over the barricade with a chair and winds up to hit Monica Fuentes with it, but the Spaniard moves out of the way and Marco Torvini takes the shot full on the head. Monica capitalises on Celia’s shock by hitting her with a DDT before rolling back into the ring.
Gustavsson is fighting back against Sagrinovich, but Saure gets up on the apron and grabs a hold of his arm. Sagrinovich looks for a big boot but Gustavsson sidesteps – Sagrinovich stops before hitting his French ally, but Jose Fuentes hits a dropkick to the back of the big Russian, pushing him into Saure and knocking him down from the apron. Sagrinovich turns and is helped over the top rope, courtesy of a double clothesline from Fuentes and Gustavsson. They high five as the crowd goes berserk.
On the outside, Lund has Natasha up against the barricade. She looks to clothesline her over it, but Natasha blocks her with a kick to the midsection before hopping over the barricade and disappearing into the crowd. Celia Torvini looks to enter the ring, but Monica Fuentes meets her on the apron. The two try to hit each other with forearms but both manage to evade the shots. Celia smiles but Lund grabs her legs from behind, dropping her face first on to the apron, again to rapturous cheers from the Romanian crowd! Lund climbs into the ring, and joins Monica Fuentes in stomping on the prone Gianni Torvini. Gustavsson motions for Jose Fuentes to climb to the top rope. As the volume rises yet more, he obliges and flies from the top turnbuckle, hitting Torvini with El Toreador!
Gustavsson and Jose Fuentes then exit the ring, and observe as Sagrinovich and Saure exit up the ramp, before standing between Celia and Marco Torvini and the ring. Lund and Monica Fuentes help Ivana, who is leaning in the corner, over to Torvini, and she smiles as she makes the cover. Fuentes and Lund then exit the ring and stir the referee, who slowly crawls under the bottom rope and, much to Marco and Celia’s disgust, counts the 3 for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Ivana @ 11:04
The Fuentes’, Lund and Gustavsson enter the ring to surround a jubilant Ivana, as Gianni is ejected. The Torvini’s back up the ramp, signalling to the people in the ring that they will pay.
Deloure: ‘Well, that was extraordinary. I’ve honestly never seen anything like it.’
O’Shea: ‘I’m in shock! A one on one match up that ended up featuring 10 different competitors! I’m pretty sure that if this keeps happening, management might have something to say.’
Deloure: ‘I agree, this really doesn’t help with fair competition.
Anna Morales is backstage with Polish competitor Jakub Dvorak, who announced his intentions to be Pan European Champion two weeks ago.
Morales: ‘So, Jakub, you surprised many two weeks ago in Bulgaria with your verbal interjection at the end of the show. You had been quietly going about your business until then, what made you speak out?’
Dvorak: ‘I had simply grown tired of the repetition I was seeing. Each week now, Der Hammer has come to the ring at the end of the show, displaying his muscle bound vulgarity before claiming to be the best. Destruktor and De’Salle do nothing but encourage him, and their petty skirmishes drove me to it. I wanted to show that there is room in this company for a well spoken and considered champion; I can be that man.
Morales: ‘It’s certainly an admirable stance to take, were you not tempted to get involved physically?’
Dvorak: ‘I will get involved when the time is right, but that was not last week. But rest assured, I will be there when the right time comes.’
Morales is about to ask another question when Der Hammer walks by.
Der Hammer: ‘Ah, the Polish pacifist. I will show you how and when to get involved, Mr Dvorak. Watch this.’
Der Hammer heads off, getting ready for his match with Erik Gustavsson.
Deloure: ‘Next up we will see two of the biggest athletes in the EWS face off.’
O’Shea: ‘We finally get the chance to see Der Hammer in the ring, and see if he can back up his bold words with actions.’
Pan European Title Tournament Round 2 Match
Gustavsson is out first, with no Jenny Lund by his side. He pauses at the top of the ramp, and the crowd greet him warmly, taking into account his actions from earlier in the evening.
Deloure: ‘Gustavsson has been busy already tonight, but he really can’t be at 100% after all of the punishment he has taken.’
O’Shea: ‘He has shown a lot of resilience so far but I really don’t know if he has enough left to take on the monster that is Der Hammer.’
He starts to walk down the ramp but Der Hammer appears from behind the curtain and smashes him over the head with a chair! Der Hammer smiles wickedly as he lifts Gustvsson to his feet and runs him down the ramp and into the ring. The bell rings to signify the start of the match.
The cut on Gustavsson’s head has opened up again, and he stumbles awkwardly. Der Hammer shows incredible power by lifting him and hitting a ferocious Hammer Blow! Gustavsson has no chance of kicking out and the referee counts the 3!
Winner via pinfall: Der Hammer @ 0:46
Der Hammer leans over the rope and raises his hand to the sky, letting out a triumphant roar. The crowd are less than impressed.
O’Shea: ‘It looks like Gustavsson has paid the price for spreading himself too thin! Tried to be a goody goody and help everyone, but left himself open for that!’
Deloure: ‘Are you seriously suggesting that Erik Gustavsson deserved what just happened to him?’
O’Shea: ‘Perhaps not deserved, but he certainly opened himself up to the possibility of it happening.’
We’re backstage in the office of EWS Advisor, Simon Emerald. The camera pans around to reveal Company CEO and owner Marcus Lever sitting opposite him.
Lever: ‘So what do you think then Simon? Is there something to be done about this?’
Emerald: ‘I think it’s important to not be too hasty, we have to give Smith a chance first of all. I say we let the rest of the evening pan out, and see if anything else happens.’
Lever: ‘Well I’ll tell you this now, Simon. If a measure of control is not restored, I shall be taking it into my own hands. This cannot continue, this is not what I had in mind when I bankrolled this company.’
Emerald: ‘I understand, and we will fix this Marcus. If we have to take the next step, I have somebody in mind.’
Lever: ‘Ok, good. Thanks Simon.’
O’Shea: ‘I wonder what that was about?!’
Deloure: ‘It doesn’t take a genius to figure it out Ronan; I don’t think the boss is too impressed with how tonight has worked out so far, a little too much ‘mess’ for his liking.’
O’Shea: ‘You could be right, but who the hell is going to tell these guys what to do?’
Deloure: ‘It’s something that we will have to worry about later, we have another match now.’
Pan European Title Tournament Round 2 Match
Ferraud is out first, and gets a warm reaction from the crowd. He awaits as the mysterious Ignacio Hierro joins him in the ring, having entered through the crowd. The bell rings to start us off.
Hierro jumps around the ring, but is soon caught by Ferraud, latching on to him with a series of arm and leg holds, really showing his technical prowess. Hierro manages to break free, lighting up Ferraud with a series of chops and pushing him through the ropes with a drop kick. He climbs to the top turnbuckle and leaps down to the outside, only to be caught with a stiff shot to the ribs by Ferraud. Ferraud gets him back in the ring and forces him to the corner. He continues to work on the ribs with stiff shots and abdominal stretches. Hierro again fights back but is caught in mid flow with a devastating Godzilla from Ferraud. The referee counts it 1..2..3!
Winner via pinfall: Gilles Ferraud @ 4:35
Deloure: An efficient performance there from Gilles Ferraud to take out an Ignacio Hierro that looked very exciting in round 1!’
O’Shea: ‘Excitement does not trump efficiency though my dear, as shown here!’
Team Switzerland are backstage.
Giulietta: ‘Dude, I’m starting to get a bit bored of Eastern Europe.’
L’Enson: ‘Agreed, this place is just depressing. Everything is falling to pieces, there is nothing fun to do and they have no idea what luxury is.’
An attractive girl walks past.
Giulietta: ‘Are things looking up?’
L’Enson: No! C’mon man, we’ve spent all day looking for hotties, and we haven’t found any. Let’s go back to the hotel, at least there are hot people there.’
Giulietta: ‘There are?’
L’Enson: ‘Yeah, us.’
They smile and high five as they head off.
Back at ringside with Deloure and O’Shea.
Deloure: ‘Those guys are so up themselves!’
O’Shea: ‘So would you be if you were attractive Tamara!’
Pan European Title Tournament Round 2 Match
Jose Fuentes is first out on the ramp, joined by his sister Monica.
O’Shea: ‘Those two have a target on their backs!’
Deloure: ‘I assume you’re referring to the Torvinis?’
O’Shea: ‘Of course, they are going to be mad!’
Matthews walks down the ramp, showing the same sense of shyness and focus as he did in his first round match against Anna Pinot. The two competitors acknowledge each other, and are waiting for the bell. They look around, but it does not ring.
O’Shea: ‘Wait a minute, where’s the referee?’
Deloure: ‘Oh no.’
At the top of the ramp, Gianni Torvini appears, wearing a referee shirt. Jose Fuentes looks mad. Torvini enters the ring, and grabs a microphone.
Torvini: ‘Hello Jose, fancy seeing you here! You know, I wasn’t scheduled to be the referee for this match, but after a little friendly discussion, the original official decided he wanted a break!’
Deloure: ‘I wonder how friendly that discussion really was, I have my doubts.’
Torvini: ‘But don’t worry, I have no intention other than to call this one, right down the middle!‘
Torvini smashes Fuentes over the head with the microphone, the crowd boos horribly. Monica is up on the apron, but sprinting down the ramp come Marco and Celia Torvini.
Marco pulls Monica down from the apron and Mafia Kick from Celia! Marco is in the ring, Matthews goes to fight him off, but is spun around and hit with a Sicilian Surprise from Gianni! Marco sees Fuentes getting to his feet, and knocks him straight back down with a Pizza Cutter! Gianni drapes Matthews’ arm over the fallen Spaniard and slowly and deliberately counts the 3!
Deloure: ‘This is disgusting. Something needs to be done!’
O’Shea: ‘This is exactly what the Fuentes siblings did to the Italians. Fair is fair if you ask me.’
Deloure: ‘It’s a good job I wasn’t.’
Winner via pinfall: Chris Matthews @1:32
The Torvinis are celebrating in the ring as Simon Emerald takes to the stage.
Emerald: ‘Lap it up Torvini, lap it up. You should enjoy this while you can, because this out of line behaviour is not going to continue. In two weeks, you will see what I mean. You guys, and this goes for everybody in the back too, need to stick to the rules. I’ll be making sure you behave better from now on, trust me.’
And with that he turns to leave.
O’Shea: ‘Looks like you were right, the boss isn’t happy with the screwing around.’
Deloure: ‘I told you I was.’
Pan European Title Tournament Round 2 Match
Deloure: ‘Welcome back folks, next up we see the debut of the big Spaniard, El Gato Grande, as he takes on Nesinho.’
O’Shea: ‘I’m excited about this, I really am. This big guy could be a real force in EWS.’
El Gato Grande is first out, making no attempt to interact with the crowd at all. He waits in the ring as Nesinho appears, jumping around excitedly and highfiving the fans around the entrance. He leaps into the ring but El Gato Grande cuts him off with a big boot straightaway and the bell rings for the match to begin.
Gato takes advantage of his early start and uses his power advantage early on. He hits the naturalised Czech athlete with a vicious delayed suplex and scores a near fall. He powers the smaller athlete into the ropes and ties him up, hitting several body shots before the referee hauls him away to release Nesinho.
Deloure: ‘The crowd aren’t too happy with the tactics employed by El Gato Grande so far…’
O’Shea: ‘I am, this is exactly the ruthlessness and power that I expected.’
Nesinho battles back, but is level with a sideslam. Gato gets him to his feet again and lifts him high above his head, then powering him down with a front slam!
O’Shea: ‘Amazing power!’
El Gato goes for the cover again, but Nesinho kicks out, much to his annoyance. He propels him against the ropes but telegraphs a body drop and Nesinho counters with a drop kick. He continues his assault, getting the big man rocking with a jumping calf kick and flying clothesline. He looks for a springboard corkscrew but…El Gato Grande catches him and delivers The Cream!
He covers Nesinho for the 1…2…3!
Deloure: ‘I have to admit, that was impressive. He showed an incredible amount of power there.’
Winner via pinfall: El Gato Grande @ 4:03
El Gato Grande heads to the back, and Nesinho gets warm applause as he climbs to his feet.
Deloure: ‘Well, with one match left from round 2, I think it’s time we take a look at what we have waiting for us in round 3 of the tournament.’
O’Shea: ‘Oh yes, we have lots of awesome matches to look forward to. Tamara has the details.’
Deloure: ‘Here’s how the matches look for round 3 of the Pan European Title Tournament, with one match left in round 2.
Miguel Conceicao (Portugal) v Natalya Onoreva (Russia)
Jakub Dvorak (Poland) v Destruktor (Greece)
Alex Hauser (Germany) v Davide Giulietta (Switzerland)
Celia Torvini (Italy) v Owen Nothin’ (Wales)
Jenny Lund (Sweden) v Seamus O’Neill (Ireland)
Ivana (Slovakia) v Der Hammer (Germany)
Gilles Ferraud (France) v Chris Matthews (England)
There is one more match tonight, and the winner from Ricky Van Awesome or Prince Frederic will go on to face El Gato Grande.’
O’Shea: ‘Well we won’t have too long to wait, because here comes Prince Frederic and his Royal Guard.’
Pan European Title Tournament Round 2 Match
Frederic is in the ring, leaning nonchalantly against the corner turnbuckle, as his Royal Guard take up their position either side of the ramp.
O’Shea: ‘This looks familiar…’
Deloure: ‘I think the Royal Guard may well be up to mischief again.’
Van Awesome appears at the top of the ramp and walks slowly past the Royal Guard. They don’t touch him as he heads to the ring, and faces up with a smiling Frederic. The bell rings to signify the start of the match. Van Awesome strikes Frederic in the face, he falls backwards and immediately gets in the referees face, pointing to his eye and some apparent swelling.
Behind the referees back, however, the Royal Guard pull Van Awesome out of the ring under the bottom rope. They don’t assault him, but they form a barrier between him and the ring.
Frederic releases the referee, who orders Van Awesome back in the ring. He takes one look at the Royal Guard and decides against it, and turns to walk up the ramp!
O’Shea: ‘Van Awesome clearly doesn’t fancy a beating today!’
Deloure: ‘He really is a law unto himself!’
The referee has no choice but to count Van Awesome out!
Winner via count out: Prince Frederic @ 2:03
Deloure: Prince Frederic will face El Gato Grande in two weeks time!
Prince Frederic stands in the ring, looking happy with himself as Ricky Van Awesome disappears behind the curtain. A look of fear spreads across his face, however, as Van Awesome flies back from the behind the curtain, hitting the ramp with a thud.
O’Shea: ‘Oh boy, here we go again!’
Destruktor appears, the crowd boo. Prince Frederic is out of the ring and into the crowd, and the Royal Guard parts to let him through.
He enters the ring, mic in hand.
Destruktor: ‘You speak a good game Jakub Dvorak, but the bottom line is that you did not do anything last week. You stood there, spouting off as I stood tall over the broken bodies of Didier De’Salle and Der Hammer. You proved nothing. You…’
Destruktor is cut off mid sentence as Didier De’Salle appears from the crowd and they begin to brawl.
De’Salle forces Destruktor into the corner, and begins hammering down on him with lefts and rights before stomping him to the floor. The crowd roars in appreciation!
O’Shea: ‘Here comes trouble!’
Der Hammer is in the ring, he spins De’Salle around – low blow! De’Salle is hit with a DDT. Destruktor is up, he looks at Der Hammer – they both lay into De’Salle. Destruktor has him up, rolls him up for a powerbomb, Der Hammer assists and the ring shakes with the impact.
Deloure: ‘This two on one attack is cowardly.’
O’Shea: ‘Not much longer!’
O’Shea: ‘Dvorak is here!’
Polish Pride to Der Hammer! Dvorak and Destruktor start going at it, it’s all kicking off. De’Salle is on his feet and is taking on Der Hammer, forcing him on to the ropes. The two fighting couples break, and stand across the ring from each other, Dvorak and De’Salle staring down Destruktor and Der Hammer. The crowd roars is deafening, and everybody is focussed so much on the ring that nobody notices Miguel Conceicao!
He slides into the ring, chair in hand. All four competitors look at him and BAM, he takes Dvorak down with the chair. De’Salle approaches but Conceicao throws the chair in his face, and De’Salle is set upon by Destruktor and Der Hammer. Conceicao throws Dvorak out of the ring, and De’Salle is ejected as the three remaining men stare each other down.
O’Shea: ‘Is this yet another man throwing his hat into the ring for the Pan European Title?!’
Deloure: ‘Find out in two weeks time in Debrecen, Hungary! See you then folks!’