Pyro went off to open Warfare and the fans in South Carolina were on their feet.
Mauro Ranallo: Good Evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Warfare! I'm Mauro Ranallo.
Nigel McGuiness: And I'm Nigel McGuiness. It's great to be here with you for another episode of Warfare.
Marty Scurll's music hit and the crowd gave a mixed reaction to the newcomer.
Mauro Ranallo: Some fans might be familiar with Marty Scurll.
Nigel McGuiness: Well, Marty is going to get acquainted with EBWF very quickly Mauro, because tonight he faces none other than Tommy End.
"Lost in the Static" hit and the crowd rained down boos as Tommy End came to the ring.
Nigel McGuiness: No backup this evening. Tommy isn't the least bit worried about Scurll.
Tommy was stoned face as the referee made a show about checking boots, and then the bell rang to signal the match was underway. They locked up, and Scurll came in hot, surprising End by backing him up into the corner and hitting some furious knee strikes. End went into a defensive position and this allowed Scurll to hit him with forearms to the back.
Nigel McGuiness: Scurll showing a lot of fight!
Tommy hit a leg sweep and followed up with a dropkick. Scurll was unable to get a lick of offense in before End hit the quebrada. Scurll avoided Black Mass and went to the floor. Tommy stood his ground in the center of the ring and kept his gaze on Scurll.
Mauro Ranallo: Scurll might be wondering what he got himself into.
Scurll was seen taking a deep breath and he reentered the ring under the bottom rope, only to be welcomed with a kick. Scurll was able to drop Tommy on the ropes, but End thought fast and hit a running knee which rocked Scurll. Tommy got him down with Black Mass.
Nigel McGuiness: Cover!
Nigel McGuiness: And a rough outing for Marty Scurll!
Mauro Ranallo: Tommy End proving once again that he is a force to break reckoned with in EBWF.
Tommy shook off the referee who was trying to raise his arm as EBWF went to commercial.
Mauro Ranallo: Up next, we've got Liv Morgan versus Mickie James!
Mickie James came to the ring first, followed by Liv Morgan, who was accompanied by Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan. When both women were in the ring, the referee called for the bell and the superstars locked up. James went for a snapmare, but Morgan blocked it, countering with a hammerlock. James broke free, then went to whip Morgan against the ropes, but Morgan reversed the Irish whip, sending James into the ropes. As James ran back towards her, Morgan hit a hiptoss, then as James got to her feet, Morgan hit an enzuigiri. James staggered backwards, and Morgan charged towards her, hitting a single-leg dropkick. Both women got to their feet and Morgan hit James with an STO, then hooked the leg. The referee counted – 1... 2... kickout!
Mauro Ranallo: A strong start by Liv Morgan here!
Nigel McGuinness: You have to wonder if the presence of the Riott Squad at ringside gives Liv Morgan an advantage, Mauro... Mickie James knows the odds are against her!
Morgan got to her feet and stomped on Mickie James several times, then pulled her to her feet and set her up for a suplex. Mickie blocked it, countering with a suplex of her own. As Liv Morgan got to her feet, James dragged her towards the corner then climbed the ropes, setting Morgan up for a tornado DDT. Morgan blocked it and climbed onto the ropes herself, hitting Mickie James with a frankensteiner!
Mauro Ranallo: Mamma Mia! What a counter!
Both women got to their feet and Morgan grabbed James, running back towards the corner and hitting the #201! She hooked the leg and the referee counted – 1... 2... 3!
Nigel McGuinness: It's over! Liv Morgan gets the victory!
Morgan celebrated with the rest of the Riott Squad as Warfare went to commercial.
"How Do You Like Me Now" by Jim Johnston played throughout the arena as Hardcore Holly appeared from behind the curtain, EBWF Breakout Championship belt securely clasped around his waist.
Mauro Ranallo: We're going to be treated to a special match tonight folks! A non-title match between the Breakout Champion and the Gateway Champion!
Nigel McGuinness: Holly certainly had a lot of strong words for the Gateway Champion this week. He's certainly going to look to back that up with some action in the ring tonight.
Hardcore Holly handed his Breakout championship to the referee before going to his corner and pulling on the ropes a couple times to get loose.
"Go Back to Sleep!"
The crowd cheered as the heavy sound of "Counting Bodies Like Sheep" by A Perfect Circle played out of the speakers. With the Gateway Championship draped over his shoulder, Randy Orton headed down to the ring.
Mauro Ranallo: You have to wonder if the looming specter of this mystery attacker might affect Randy's focus going into his match.
Nigel McGuinness: This could definitely be a trap match if Randy is not careful. Hardcore Holly is the Breakout Champion for a reason!
Orton handed off his Gateway Championship to the referee who passed it along to the timekeeper area. Once Orton got to his corner, the ref called for the bell. Orton and Holly locked up in the center for the ring and struggled for positional advantage. Orton fought Holly into a corner until the referee broken them up. Randy charged forward and was met in the gut with a mule kick from Hardcore Holly. Orton stumbled backward and Holly stepped forward and grabbed Randy by the neck, throwing him outside onto the apron. Holly charged forward and Randy dropped down, pulling the ropes down and causing Holly to tumble over the ropes and out of the ring. The two exchanged blows outside the ring as the ref went for a count.
Mauro Ranallo: Already this fight is breaking down!
Holly got the upper hand outside and slammed Randy's head into the barricade. As the ref counted 8, Holly rolled Orton into the ring and went for a pin, getting a two count. Holly quickly picked Randy up and hoisted him up over his shoulder for the Alabama Slam. Randy wriggled out and hit the inverted headlock backbreaker. Randy dropped to the ground and starting punching the mat, sizing Holly up before...
Nigel McGuinness: Again?!
The lights cut out suddenly throughout the entire ring, bathing the entire arena in complete darkness. There was an uncomfortable murmur from the crowd for what seemed like an eternity before the lights came back on. Randy appeared to be unharmed, but he was looking around wildly, on high alert.
Mauro Ranallo: Was the mystery attacker here?!
Holly, sensing Randy's distraction, snuck up behind Orton and grabbed handful of tights, rolling Randy up into a schoolboy pin.
Nigel McGuinness: Holly is going to pull a fast one!
The ref counted to two and a half but Randy kicked out aggressively, sending Holly stumbling backwards towards the ropes. Holly bounced off the ropes and walked right into a picture perfect RKO!
Mauro Ranallo: Orton hits the RKO!
Randy immediately hooked Holly's leg and scored the pinball victory.
Mauro Ranallo: Orton manages to not let this one get away from him due to a distraction from what appears to be another attempt from this mysterious opponent! What is happening?
Randy wasted no time celebrating and went to grab up his Gateway championship belt. He headed back up the ring, looked around warily as the crowd celebrated his victory.
Mauro Ranallo: Up next, it's time for our main event! Tommaso Ciampa goes one on one with the EBWF World Champion, Aiden English!
"Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads hit and the crowd booed as Tommaso Ciampa made his way to the ring. When Ciampa was in the ring, "Moments" by Sevendust hit and Aiden Englush came out to a mixed reaction from the crowd. Upon entering the ring, English held up the World Title, then handed it to the referee, who passed it to one of the officials at ringside then called for the bell. As the bell rang, English and Ciampa exchanged a series of punches. English gained the upper hand, and he whipped Ciampa against the ropes, then took him down with a clothesline. English stomped on Ciampa several times, then pulled him to his feet and lifted him over his shoulders, hitting a fireman carry spinebuster. He hooked the leg and the referee counted – 1... 2... kickout!
Mauro Ranallo: Aiden English starting this match strongly here!
Nigel McGuinness: Well Mauro, it looks as though the Drama King has a point to prove! His wife got injured, he's severed ties with CM Punk... he's trying to show the EBWF universe and the superstars in the back that he doesn't need anyone else!
English got to his feet and stomped on Ciampa several more times, then pulled him to his feet and whipped him into the corner. English ran at Ciampa, hitting a corner clothesline, then as Ciampa staggered out of the corner, English took him down with a swinging neckbreaker. He hooked the leg once more – 1... 2... Ciampa kicked out! English pulled Ciampa to his feet and hit a DDT, then climbed to the top rope. English went for That's A Wrap... but Ciampa rolled out of the way!
Nigel McGuinness: Oh dear! English took a risk, and now Tommaso Ciampa has a change to shift the momentum in his favour!
As both men got to their feet, Ciampa hit English with a kick to the midsection, then lifted him up over his shoulder, hitting a back to belly piledriver. As English got to his feet, Ciampa tried to set him up for Project Ciampa, but English countered with a back body drop. Ciampa used the ropes to pull himself back up, and as he did so English ran towards him, hitting a clothesline and sending Ciampa over the top rope. English then ran against the ropes, before hitting Ciampa with a Tope Con Hilo!
Mauro Ranallo: Mamma Mia! Incredible athleticism from the EBWF World Ciampion!
Nigel McGuinness: The risk paid off that time, Mauro!
English pulled Ciampa to his feet and slammed his head off the ring post, before rolling him back into the ring. English slid back into the ring and went for a leaping leg drop, but Ciampa moved out of the way. Both men got to their feet and English went to whip Ciampa into the corner, but Ciampa reversed it! As English collided with the turnbuckles, Ciampa ran at him and hit a high knee. Ciampa then sat English on the top turnbuckle, setting him up for a superplex... but English shoved Ciampa away, then hit him with a missile dropkick! Both men were down, and Aiden English draped an arm over Ciampa, making the cover. The referee counted – 1... 2... Ciampa kicked out! English pulled Ciampa to his feet and hit him with a series of punches, then whipped him into the corner and chopped him across the chest several times. English pulled Ciampa out of the corner and hit the Director's Cut! He hooked the leg and the referee counted – 1... 2... 3!
Mauro Ranallo: It's over! Aiden English gets the victory!
Nigel McGuiness: I must say Mauro, I th... wait a minute...what's this?
"Moments" abruptly cut off as the screen had lit up to reveal Wes Ikeda somewhere backstage.
Wes Ikeda: Good job, Champ! Congratulations! One hell of a match.
Aiden was glowering up at the tron.
Wes Ikeda: To celebrate, I just wanted to tell the entire EBWF Universe where they can find you this week.
Aiden's eyes narrowed at this as Wes seemed to reference a paper he was holding.
Wes Ikeda: Tomorrow night, you'll be in Charleston to face Elias in an untelevised match. That'll be a treat.
He nodded in affirmation of his words. Aiden was mouthing off toward the screen, pacing the ring.
Wes Ikeda: Wednesday you're needed in St. Louis to record for next year's video game. EBWF 2K20. You might even be on the cover, probably not though. You're gonna love this. Thursday, still in St. Louis for updated promotional material. There's just so many promo photos of you with Raquel, you know? Gotta refresh.
He cringed as if he was sorry he brought it up. Aiden shook his head furiously.
Wes Ikeda: Friday, you're in Atlanta. I think you're facing Chavo. Saturday in Macon. Sunday... let's see, oh Sunday is in Nashville. And that'll give you just enough time to get yourself over to Memphis for Warfare on Monday! Tough life being the champ, huh, Aiden? Go go go. Give the people what they want. Good luck and uh... safe travels.
Wes smiled and Aiden was shown glaring up at him, positively irate, as Warfare went off the air.