The Boise, Idaho crowd came alive as EBWF began to broadcast all over the world.
Mauro Ranallo: Get ready folks… it’s time for Warfare!
“New Day, New Way” hit and the crowd cheered as King Xavier made his grand entrance into the arena. He proceeded into the ring.
Nigel McGuinness: Given the throne in the ring, Mauro, we may be about to get a royal decree!
King Xavier entered the ring. The crowd chanted his name as he took a seat on his throne with a smile on his face. He brought the mic to his lips as the crowd quieted waiting for the king to speak.
King Xavier: Thank you once again for that warm welcome. It is an amazing feeling. I will admit this was unexpected but I was thinking the other day that your majesty needs a new contender for his Breakout title. I could fight the same people week in and week out but what fun is that? Besides who says they really deserve it?
He pulled the mic away for a moment and looked toward the back, speaking once more.
King Xavier: Being I need a new contender for my Breakout Title I had this crazy idea to have a tournament starting next week. Eight superstars competing for an opportunity at Fallout to take on King Xavier for the Breakout Title, but wait there's more. The winner not only gets a shot at me but can choose the stipulation of the match and there is nothing I can do about it. Now I am sure my loyal subjects want to know who made the list right?
The crowd cheered.
King Xavier: Well, in no particular order the following superstars will have an opportunity to try and dethrone the king. Christian Cage, your former Breakout champion, who is still sour about losing the title to begin with. Then we have Kevin Steen who is a sick athlete and will bring a different element to the tournament. Then we have the Tarzan of EBWF known as Jungle Boy. Then we have the undefeated MJF who is clearly better than everyone and we know it.
The crowd cheered as they are enjoying the list.
King Xavier: Oh it gets better! This next guy was the very first Breakout champion. He is looking to catch lightning in a bottle and regain what was his. I am talking about the one and only Matt Sydal. Then we have Richard Holliday. He is someone I've had my eye on for a while now. Time to step up and impress me, boy. Then bringing up the rear we have Prince Devitt and Adam Cole. You see Adam, you complained last week about not getting a fair shot against me. Well, I am certainly going to make you work for it but I promise if you can win it's the opportunity you've been wanting. Thank you for the time and good luck to each of you. I will be waiting to see who comes out on top.
“New Day, New Way” hit again, and the crowd cheered as he Xavier left his throne and proceeded up the ramp as EBWF went to commercial.
Mauro Ranallo: Our first match of the evening is a six man tag match, with Christian Cage and The Dudley Boyz taking on Prince Devitt and Guerrillas of Destiny… and we understand that all other members of The Coalition and The Bullet Club have been banned from ringside!
Nigel McGuinness: Can you imagine what sort of chaos we’d have to deal with if they hadn’t been, Mauro?
Prince Devitt, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa made their way to the ring first, followed by Christian and the Dudleys. Christian and Devitt started the match, and as the bell rang the two superstars locked up. Devitt tried to push Christian back into the Bullet Club’s corner, but Christian got behind Devitt and hit him with a belly-to-back suplex. As both men got to their feet, Christian whipped Devitt against the ropes, before hitting a dropkick. Both men got to their feet once more and Christian hit a sitout inverted suplex slam, then hooked the leg. The referee counted - 1… 2… Devitt kicked out! Christian tagged in Bubba Ray Dudley, who lifted Devitt onto his shoulders and hit an electric chair drop, then got to his feet and stomped on Devitt several times. Bubba Ray pulled Devitt to his feet and whipped him into the corner, where he hit Devitt with a series of chops to the chest before tagging in D-Von Dudley.
Mauro Ranallo: Christian Cage and the Dudley Boyz working very well together here… great chemistry between the three members of The Coalition!
Nigel McGuinness: Of course there’s great chemistry between them, Mauro… they’ve known each other for over 20 years!
D-Von pulled Devitt out of the corner and whipped him against the ropes, before hitting a corkscrew back elbow smash. As Devitt got to his feet, D-Von hit a back drop, then hooked the leg. The referee counted - 1… 2… Devitt kicked out! D-Von pulled Devitt to his feet and lifted him up for a powerbomb… but Devitt countered with a hurricanrana! Both men crawled towards their respective corners, with Devitt tagging in Tama Tonga and D-Von tagging Christian Cage. As Tonga and Christian entered the ring, they charged towards one another, and Tonga hit Christian with a big boot, then ran towards the corner, hitting Bubba Ray and D-Von and knocking them both off the ring apron. Tonga turned his attention back to Christian, whipping the former Breakout Champion against the ropes before hitting a sidewalk slam. He hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Christian kicked out! Tonga stomped on Christian several times, then pulled him to his feet and set him up for a Chokeslam. He lifted Christian up… but Christian countered it into a DDT!
Mauro Ranallo: Great counter there by Christian Cage… he could have been in trouble if Tama Tonga had hit that Chokeslam!
Both men got to their feet, and Christian tried to set Tonga up for the Killswitch, but Tonga blocked it and hit the Tongan Twist! Devitt called for the tag, and Tonga tagged him in. Upon entering the ring, Devitt hit Christian with a series of punches, then went to whip him against the ropes… but Christian reversed the Irish whip, sending Devitt against the ropes before hitting him with a Spear! Christian hooked the leg, but before the referee could make the count, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa entered the ring and attacked him! Bubba Ray and D-Von came to Christian’s aid, going after G.O.D. and throwing them out of the ring, then continuing the fight on the outside. Back in the ring, Prince Devitt got to his feet looking dazed, and Christian got behind him, hitting the Killswitch! He hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… 3!
Nigel McGuinness: It’s over! Christian Cage gets the victory for The Coalition!
Christian and the Dudleys celebrated, then made their way to the back.
Backstage in The Coalition's locker room, the EBWF Women's Champion Alexa Bliss was seen talking to someone unfamiliar to most EBWF fans; Alexa's mom.
Alexa Bliss: Mom I just want to say thank you for supporting me for my entire career.
Mrs Kaufman: Of course, it's my role as a mother to support my little girl.
Alexa Bliss: Hey I'm gonna do commentary in a little bit so when I get back we'll hang out.
The two continued talking as Warfare went to commercial.
As Warfare returned from the commercial break, “Papercut” by Linkin Park hit and the crowd cheered as the Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss made her way to the ring.
Mauro Ranallo: Welcome back! Up next, we’ve got Alexa Bliss joining us on commentary as former Women’s Champion Raquel Diaz goes one on one with Allysin Kay!
After Alexa had joined Mauro Ranallo and Nigel McGuinness at ringside, “Gangsta's Paradise” by Coolio hit and the crowd gave a mixed reaction as Allysin Kay headed to the ring. When Kay was in the ring, “Kingdom” by All Good Things hit and the crowd gave another mixed reaction for Raquel Diaz.
Nigel McGuinness: This crowd is split tonight… they don’t know which of these women to cheer for!
Alexa Bliss: That’s because they’d rather cheer for me, Nigel.
After Diaz had entered the ring, the referee called for the bell and the two women locked up. Diaz put Kay in a headlock, but Kay fought out of it, then put Diaz in a hammerlock. Diaz broke free and set Kay up for a snapmare, but Kay countered with a reverse DDT.
Mauro Ranallo: Great counter there by Allysin Kay!
Kay pulled Diaz to her feet and threw her out of the ring, then followed her to the outside. As Diaz got to her feet, Kay hit her with a series of punches, then lifted Diaz up and dropped her onto the ringside barrier. As Diaz fell to the floor, clutching her ribs, Allysin Kay turned to Alexa Bliss and pointed at the Women’s Champion, as if trying to send a message.
Nigel McGuinness: I think Allysin Kay is signaling that she wants a shot at your title, Alexa!
Alexa Bliss: Of course she does, Nigel, and I’d be happy to give her one. But she has to earn it.
Kay threw Diaz back into the ring and set her up for a neckbreaker, but Diaz blocked it then whipped Kay into the corner. Diaz followed up with a corner dropkick, then hit Allysin Kay with the Three Amigas! She hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Kay kicked out just before the 3! Diaz turned Kay over and went to lock in the Lasso from El Paso, but before she could Allysin Kay grabbed onto the bottom rope.
Mauro Ranallo: Allysin Kay determined not to get caught in the Lasso from El Paso!
Alexa Bliss: I can’t say I blame her, Mauro. That move can do a lot of damage.
Kay used the ropes to get to her feet, and Diaz went for a clothesline, but Kay ducked out of the way and pulled down on the ropes, sending Diaz to the outside. Kay then ran against the ropes and dived towards Raquel Diaz, taking her down with a tope suicida! Both women got to their feet and Kay grabbed Diaz, powerbombing her onto the ring apron! Kay threw Diaz back into the ring, then hit the AK47! She hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… 3!
Nigel McGuinness: It’s over! An impressive victory for Allysin Kay over the former Women’s Champion!
After the match, the camera cut to Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness and Alexa Bliss at ringside.
Mauro Ranallo: Thanks for joining us, Alexa!
Alexa Bliss: Of course, Mauro. As the Women's Champion, I've got to keep an eye on all the other women in EBWF... and what better place to do that than at ringside with you?
As Alexa took off her headset and stood up, the camera cut to the backstage area. Britt Baker was seen entering The Coalition's locker room. She locked eyes with Alexa's mom.
Britt Baker: Oh hi, Mrs Kaufman! Do you mind if I call you Angela?
Angela smiled, although she looked nervous.
Angela Kaufman: Not at all, dear. It's Britt, isn't it?
Britt Baker: Dr Baker to you. I'm glad that you recognise me, though. Makes sense after what I did to your daughter at Christmas Eve of Destruction... and what I'm going to do to her at Fallout.
Angela Kaufman: Well, the last thing I saw was her putting you in your place.
Britt Baker: Oh, you condone violence, do you? Interesting...
Britt got in Angela's face, and pulled a black glove out of her pocket. She put the glove on and raised her hand. Instinctively, Angela put her arms up to try and defend herself... which seemed to amuse Britt greatly. She started laughing and lowered her hand.
Britt Baker: Relax. I'm not going to hurt you... it wouldn't really be a fair fight. But consider this a warning, Angela. If your daughter attacks me unprovoked again, I will hurt you to hurt her. So, stay away from future EBWF shows if you know what's good for you.
Britt stroked Angela's cheek, causing her to flinch, then exited the locker room. The camera cut back to ringside, where Alexa Bliss was seen running to the back.
“Better Than You” hit the speakers as MJF made his way to the ring. A fan at ringside had a sign featuring a photograph of MJF with tire tracks printed over it. MJF snatched the sign from the fan and tore it in two, then threw it onto the ground. He grabbed a microphone and entered the ring.
MJF: Yeah, yeah, I get it. Booooo, yeah, you wish I wasn’t here. Well, that feeling is mutual, because I can guarantee you that if there’s ANYWHERE on the planet that I would want to visit less than Boise, Idaho, I’ve never heard of it. They call this the ExtraMile Arena because when people are driving away from it, they wish they were an extra mile closer to the state border. I gotta hand it to you though Iowa…sorry, Idaho…You took that concept of a Podunk town and scaled it right up to state level.
A fan at ringside started to heckle MJF.
MJF: Hey, Napoleon Dynamite, sit down and shut up, I’m speaking. No wonder Idaho’s potatoes grow so well with the amount of horseshit coming out of that kid’s mouth. But moving on from horseshit to chickenshit…I’m talking to you, Steve. You tried to run me down in that junker of a truck of yours. You were too scared to fight me, so you tried to kill me!
"Unbreakable" hit and Stone Cold Steve Austin came out on the stage shaking his head.
Stone Cold: You stupid son of a bitch.
The crowd cheered.
Stone Cold: You're jumping to conclusions son. While I'll admit I enjoyed watching you almost get run over it wasn't me. I wasn’t at Warfare last week and to be honest if I wanted to kill you I'd do it with my hands and not ruin my truck with your shitty spray tan or your blood.
MJF: You can deny it as much as you like, buddy, I have the proof! You can’t pretend to be the good guy this time, no, these marks might believe you now, but they’re about to see what the real Steve Austin is all about. Roll the footage.
The tron showed grainy CCTV footage of the hit and run attempt. As the truck turned, the footage was paused, and the image zoomed in to show a pixelated, bald-headed driver resembling Steve Austin.
Nigel McGuinness: This is damning evidence. First, the truck looks like Austin’s truck, and now the driver looks like Austin himself.
Mauro Ranallo: Come on Nigel, that footage is about as clear as mud.
MJF: As you can all see, the driver of that truck was Stone Cold Steve Austin! And right after obtaining that footage, I called Richard’s lawyer slash father, and he arranged for this.
MJF took a sheet of paper from his jacket pocket.
MJF: This Steve, is a restraining order. You’re not allowed to be that close to me, so I’m afraid you’re going to have to leave. And Steve, it wasn’t only Richard’s lawyer slash father that I talked to. I also talked to the boss, and the boss doesn’t want me to sue because of an unsafe work environment, so my restraining order isn’t the only notification you should be expecting. Get him out of here!
A small army of security guards came from the backstage area to escort Austin from the premises. The Rattlesnake looked back at MJF briefly before he started punching the security guards to the delight of the fans.
Mauro Ranallo: Austin’s fighting the security!
Nigel McGuinness: He's only making things worse for himself.
More security guards came out and Austin was overwhelmed. The guards restrained Stone Cold's arms and escorted him to the back while he shouted obscenities at them. The camera cut back to the ring, where MJF laughed and started to sing.
MJF: Na na na na, na na na na, oh hell yeah, goodbye!
Nigel McGuinness: MJF has finally rid us all of that Rattlesnake.
Mauro Ranallo: Nigel can't you see that this is about MJF avoiding a match with Steve Austin?
Nigel McGuinness: Mauro, a guy that tries to run down another human being is a danger to the EBWF locker room, MJF did the right thing and made sure that would never happen again.
MJF continued to gloat as Warfare went to commercial break.
"New Day, New Way" hit for the second time tonight as the crowd went wild for King Xavier who strutted to the ring with the Breakout Title around his waist.
Mauro Ranallo: Earlier tonight, Xavier Woods announced a tournament for his EBWF Breakout Championship and it is a star studded tournament for sure, Nigel!
Nigel McGuinness: It's packed with talent, that's for sure.
Xavier got into the ring and awaited his opponent.
"I Came to Play" hit and the crowd booed as The Miz came out from behind the curtain holding the EBWF World Championship.
Mauro Ranallo: This one is champion versus champion, Nigel!
Nigel McGuinness: Can you imagine the pandemonium if Xavier pulls off a victory over the world champion here tonight.
Christy Hemme gave the introductions. After the bell rang, Woods got the better of Miz in a chain wrestling exchange. Miz applied a side headlock, but Woods backed him to the corner and grabbed the leg. Miz rolled him up for a two count. Miz went back to the side headlock, but Woods twisted out and hit a headlock takeover. Woods grabbed the leg, but Miz kicked him off, and shoulder blocked him down. Miz dropped Woods on the apron and swept the feet. Miz jumped off the top rope, but Woods moved. Woods chopped the chest and attacked the left knee. The referee kept Woods back and checked on Miz’s knee. Miz blindsided Woods with a knee to the midsection.
Mauro Ranallo: Miz taking the opportunity there with Xavier down!
Miz took him down and smiled at the crowd. Woods hit the ropes, ducked two clotheslines, and superkicked the knee. Woods hit a senton splash to the back for a one count. Miz got out of the ring to recover. Miz avoided a baseball slide and sent Woods into the barricade. Miz grabbed Woods, and Woods pushed him into the ring steps.
Nigel McGuinness: Miz is down!
Woods helped Miz up and got him back in the ring. Woods ducked a kick and rolled him up for a two count. Miz kicked Woods in the corner and went for his patented corner clothesline, but Woods moved. Woods hit a neckbreaker off the second rope.
Woods choped away at Miz and unloaded on him against the ropes. Miz reversed a whip, but Woods sent him out of the ring. Woods hit the ropes and whiffed on a baseball slide. Woods hit the ropes and connects with a somersault senton. Woods got Miz in the ring and came off the top rope with a cross-body block for a near fall. Woods picked Miz up, but Miz elbowed out, and turned Xavier around to catch him in the...
Nigel McGuinness: SKULL CRUSHING FINALE!
Mauro Ranallo: Miz got him! It looked like King Xavier was going to win for a moment, but Miz with the surprise.
Miz snatched the title from the referee, and went and stood up on the turnbuckle.
Nigel McGuinness: This crowd is disrespecting, Miz!
Mauro Ranallo: It wasn't King Xavier's night and now he has 8 men vying for his title.
Nigel McGuinness: It's going to be a wild road to Fallout, Mauro.
Miz taunted the crowd as Warfare went off the air.