EBWF went live from Sioux Falls, South Dakota as EBWF fans stood to their feet and cheered while pyro went off from the stage.
Mauro Ranallo: Get ready, folks! It’s time for Warfare! I’m Mauro Ranallo!
Nigel McGuinness: And I’m Nigel McGuinness. We are just four weeks away from Fallout and we have a great show for you tonight.
Mauro Ranallo: Liv Morgan will take on Allysin Kay!
Nigel McGuinness: Roman Reigns will take on Stone Cold Steve Austin in our main event.
Mauro Ranallo: But first, the muscle behind Dynasty, Powerhouse Hobbs, will take on the second generation wrestler, Brock Anderson.
Hobbs was to the ring first to boos from the crowd. Those boos turned to cheers when the Four Horsemen Theme hit and Brock Anderson came to the ring. Hobbs was ready for him and charged ahead.
Their eyes locked on each other with fierce determination.
Mauro Ranallo: These two men look ready for a physical battle!
As the bell rang to signal the start of the match, the two wrestlers immediately charged at each other, with Brock Anderson landing the first blow with a powerful clothesline that sent Powerhouse Hobbs crashing to the mat.
Nigel McGuinness: Brock can't get too cocky here.
Powerhouse Hobbs quickly got to his feet, his eyes blazing with anger as he charged back at Brock Anderson, attempting to take him down with a series of quick strikes. But Anderson was ready for him, using his superior agility and quick reflexes to dodge Powerhouse Hobbs' attacks and land a series of devastating blows that left his opponent reeling.
Mauro Ranallo: Hobbs is rocked!
Despite the punishment he was taking, Powerhouse Hobbs refused to back down, and he soon managed to gain the upper hand, taking Brock Anderson down with a powerful suplex that left the younger wrestler gasping for breath. The crowd roared in excitement as Powerhouse Hobbs went on the offensive, delivering a series of crushing blows that seemed to leave Brock Anderson on the verge of defeat.
Nigel McGuinness: Kick out from Brock Anderson!
With a sudden burst of energy, Anderson managed to turn the tables on Powerhouse Hobbs, delivering a powerful slam that left the larger wrestler stunned and disoriented. From there, Brock Anderson seized the momentum, delivering a flurry of punches and kicks that left Powerhouse Hobbs struggling to stay on his feet. With the crowd cheering him on, Anderson continued to press his advantage, using his impressive wrestling skills to take down his opponent time and time again.
Mauro Ranallo: I'm very impressed with Brock Anderson here tonight!
As the match wore on, both wrestlers began to show signs of exhaustion, their bodies battered and bruised from the intense physical struggle. But Brock Anderson refused to let up, pushing himself harder and harder as he continued to fight against Powerhouse Hobbs. Hobbs bounced off the ropes and directly into the Spinebuster!
Mauro Ranallo: This crowd is on their feet!
Nigel McGuinness: Brock Anderson's determination proved to be too much for Powerhouse Hobbs here tonight.
The referee raised Anderson's arms in victory as the crowd continued to cheer. A promotional video for Fallout began to play.
"I'm Back" hit the speakers as Eric Bischoff stepped onto the stage, his pearly whites on display as he smiled widely at the crowd. He walked down to the ring with a spring in his step, taking a microphone before stepping between the ropes.
Eric Bischoff: Now, I know that it's been a couple of weeks since I was last out here, so I'm a bit late saying this, but none of you saw it coming. I was about here, the Lucha Brothers were about there...
He pointed behind himself.
Eric Bischoff: ...and D-Von was...
He pointed down at the mat as the fans began booing.
Eric Bischoff: ...I guess that once again, I outsmarted you all. But it wasn't just me, oh no, I'm just the guy that made the arrangements. So, for now, let me introduce to you the real man of the hour… Bully Ray!
The crowd booed as "The Beaten Path" played over the PA system and Bully Ray made his way to the ring.
Mauro Ranallo: It was two weeks ago when Bully Ray betrayed his long time partner D-Von and joined the dWo.
Nigel McGuinness: It was a thing of beauty, Mauro.
Bully entered the ring and shook Bischoff's hand before taking the microphone as his music cut.
Bully Ray: Do you know who I am?
The crowd booed louder.
Bully Ray: I am Bully Ray and I am one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. For years I was a part of the greatest tag team in professional wrestling but at some point that all changed.
Bully looked at the crowd in disgust.
Bully Ray: You see, the last few months have been a wake up call for me. It first started when me and D-Von lost to the Lucha Brothers at Christmas Eve Of Destruction. At that moment I realized that we weren't the greatest tag team anymore. The Lucha Brothers were. Then after that I saw everything fall apart. I saw The Coalition fall apart. Kane and Maven left the company, and the two leaders started hating each other which given the fact that they're both ego maniacs shouldn't surprise me. One day I got a call from Eric Bischoff and Eric told me that I was wasting the rest of my career teaming with D-Von. He made me realize that D-Von was a weakness that needed to be destroyed and Eric I thank you for that.
Eric had a huge smile on his face.
Bully Ray: Now D-Von I know you're upset and last week you tried to get revenge. Well if you have the guts you'll face me at Fallout.
The crowd cheered.
Bully Ray: But know this if you do accept my challenge I will finish what I started.
Bully dropped the microphone as "The Beaten Path" played again.
Mauro Ranallo: Bully Ray has challenged D-Von to a match at Fallout and I believe he will have no problem accepting.
Nigel McGuinness: If I was D-Von I'd think about this carefully because Bully will stop at nothing to end his career if he accepts.
Bully and Bischoff walked to the back as Warfare went to commercial.
When EBWF returned from commercial, Christy Hemme was shown standing in the center of the ring.
Christy Hemme: The following contest is scheduled for one fall…
“Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio hit the PA System and the entire crowd began booing. The entrance curtain opened and Allysin Kay walked out onto the stage, and the reaction from the crowd intensified. She raised her arms and extended her pinkies, milking the crowd’s reaction as she walked down the entrance ramp.
Christy Hemme: Introducing first… From Detroit, Michigan… She is the Baddest Bitch in the Building… ALLYSIN KAY!!!
Mauro Ranallo: For the first time since last summer, Allysin Kay finds herself in one on one action on Monday Night Warfare.
Nigel McGuinness: Her opponent is the very person that handed her the first loss she ever suffered, Liv Morgan. So, she’s extra motivated tonight.
Allysin climbed up onto the apron and entered the ring. She did a bow and extended her arms with her extended pinkies as “Gangsta’s Paradise” cut out.
The booing immediately turned to cheering once “Faint” by Linkin Park hit the PA System. Liv Morgan walked out onto the stage and down the entrance ramp with a purpose, a serious look adorned her face as she did so.
Christy Hemme: Her opponent… From Elmwood Park, New Jersey… LIV MORGAN!
Mauro Ranallo: Just like the last time she faced Allysin, Liv is coming out here with a serious look on her face.
Nigel McGuinness: That’s because she knows that facing Allysin is a serious situation. This time, Allysin is extra motivated. Liv was the first person to beat her, and she wants to rectify that tonight.
Liv made it to ringside and climbed up onto the apron. Once she entered the ring, Liv walked up to Allysin and got right into her face as “Faint” by Linkin Park faded out. The two went to their respective corners and the opening bell rang.
The bell sounded and Allysin quickly approached Liv with Liv trying to avoid the Baddest Bitch in the Building despite being backed into a corner. Allysin threw a punch but Liv dodged and kicked Allysin’s left leg. Allysin came out of the corner and backed Liv into another corner, but before Allysin could throw a punch, Liv rolled out of the way and backed into another corner with Allysin following her. Allysin attempted to throw a punch, but Liv ducked and backed Allysin into the same corner. With Allysin in the corner, Liv kicked her left leg again and punched Allysin in the face. Liv punched Allysin – once, twice, three times, four times, five times, six times, seven times, eight times, nine times – until Allysin grabbed Liv by the top, backed her up and threw Liv over the top rope with Liv crashing to the floor on the outside while the crowd let out a collective “OH!”
Mauro Ranallo: Liv had the upper hand in the earlier going and now Allysin has thrown her over the top rope.
Nigel McGuinness: Allysin showing a display of power. She almost sent Liv into the third row.
The referee began the count.
THREE! Liv got up to a knee and looked at Allysin in disbelief.
FOUR! Liv got to her feet and looked at Allysin with the look of disbelief still on her face.
SIX! Liv walked up the steel steps as Allysin lied in wait.
SEVEN! Liv was on the apron. Allysin approached Liv and Liv caught Allysin with a shoulder to the midsection. Liv followed it up with punching Allysin – once, twice, three times, four times, five times – before she attempted a springboard. Right when Liv jumped up for a springboard, Allysin punched her in the face, sending Liv crashing back down to the floor on the outside while the crowd let out another “OH!”
Mauro Ranallo: Liv attempted to use her quickness in order to launch herself at Allysin, but Allysin was able to send Liv back down to the floor.
Nigel McGuinness: Liv might be the quicker of the two, but Allysin isn’t a slouch in that department either.
After a few moments, Allysin left the ring in pursuit of Liv. As soon as Liv got back to her feet, Allysin clubbed her in the back with a forearm, causing Liv to stumble forward into the apron. Allysin grabbed Liv by the hair and shorts, and she rolled Liv into the ring with Liv’s head dangling over the apron. With Liv’s head exposed to the outside of the ring, Allysin backed up and then hit Liv in the side of the head with a running big boot. Allysin set Liv’s head up again and climbed up onto the apron. She approached Liv’s head and jumped up. Liv rolled out of the way and Allysin landed on her feet on the outside. Allysin grabbed Liv by the hair and dangled her head over the bottom rope before nailing Liv’s throat with an elbow. Allysin climbed up onto the apron again and approached Liv’s head. This time, Allysin jumped up and dropped her shin across the throat of Liv before landing on her feet on the outside while Liv clutched her throat and rolled around the ring.
Mauro Ranallo: Liv thought she was one step ahead of Allysin and it cost her.
Nigel McGuinness: Allysin was thinking one step ahead of Liv’s reversal, and she made Liv pay for it.
The referee checked on Liv while Allysin climbed up onto the apron and into the ring. With Allysin back in the ring, she waited for Liv to get back to her feet. Liv stumbled back to her feet and Allysin kicked her in the stomach and placed Liv’s head between her legs, looking for the AK-47, but Liv pulled away and kneed Allysin in the stomach, causing Allysin to drop to her knees. Liv attempted a jumping Knee to the Face, but Allysin caught her foot and pulled her to the ground before getting to her feet. Before Allysin could capitalize, Liv kicked her in the nose – once, twice – before Allysin was able to move to Liv’s face just to stomp on it. Allysin ran to the ropes and after she bounced off the ropes, she attempted an elbow drop, but Liv rolled out of the way, causing Allysin’s elbow to smack into the canvas. Allysin rolled up and both she and Liv got to their feet. Liv ran to ropes and bounces off of them. Allysin attempted a clothesline and Liv ducks. Liv bounced off the ropes again and Allysin caught her in the face with a Big Boot as the crowd let out an “OH” and booed. The camera does a close-up of Allysin and she was bleeding from the nose.
Mauro Ranallo: Once again, the power of Allysin comes into play, but she didn’t come away unscathed in that sequence.
Nigel McGuinness: One of those kicks from Liv caught Allysin’s nose, and now she’s bleeding.
Allysin wiped the blood from her nose and she approached Liv, who rolled out of the ring and to the floor. Allysin left the ring in pursuit of Liv.
FOUR! Liv got to her feet.
FIVE! Liv turned around, and she was caught by another big boot to the face from Allysin. SIX! Allysin rolled into the ring and rolled back out to the floor in order to stop and restart the count.
ONE! Allysin approached Liv as she got to her feet again.
TWO! Liv turned around right into another big boot from Allysin.
THREE! Allysin rolled into the ring again and rolled back out in order to stop and restart the count again with Liv still laid out on the floor.
Mauro Ranallo: Allysin’s doing the smart thing here.
Nigel McGuinness: Yeah, no kidding.
ONE! Liv stumbled to her feet and used the ring post to prop herself up.
TWO! Allysin sized Liv up and ran at her.
THREE! Allysin attempted a running big boot, but Liv ducked out of the way, causing Allysin to collide with the post.
FOUR! Liv rolled into the ring, breaking up the count. With Allysin in a precarious position, Liv charged at her and dropkicked Allysin’s leg against the steel post. Allysin screamed in pain and clutched her leg as she fell to the floor while the crowd lets out another “OH!”
Mauro Ranallo: With that, Liv has given herself an opening.
Nigel McGuinness: Liv better stay on her if she wants any hope of winning at all.
Liv rolled out onto the apron as Allysin stumbled to her feet. Right when Allysin turned around, Liv ran at her and jumped off of the apron, and attempted a hurricanrana. However, Allysin had the wherewithal to lift Liv back up onto her shoulders and backed up against the ring, attempting a powerbomb. Liv was able to grab the middle rope and pulled herself out of the clutches of Allysin. When Allysin turned around, Liv springboarded off of the rope and caught Allysin with a crossbody while the crowd let out a collective gasp.
Mauro Ranallo: Liv was able to get out of the Powerbomb attempt.
Nigel McGuinness: Not only that, but she took Allysin down with a surprising Springboard Crossbody. Liv knows that she needs to resort to moves outside of her comfort level in order to bring it to Allysin.
TWO! Allysin and Liv started to stir a little bit.
THREE! Allysin sat up and wiped more blood from her nose while Liv climbed to her feet.
FOUR! Liv rolled into the ring under the bottom rope and broke the count. Liv backed into the ropes on the opposite side of the ring while Allysin got to her feet. Allysin was about to climb into the ring when Liv ran at her and attempted a baseball slide, but Allysin sidestepped and Liv landed on her on the floor. Allysin grabbed Liv by the throat and threw her into the barricade. Liv’s back and head violently slammed against the barricade as the crowd lets out an “OH!” Allysin rolled into the ring before the referee even had the chance to start counting.
Mauro Ranallo: MAMMA MIA! What a display of power from Allysin!
Nigel McGuinness: Allysin’s incensed. Liv busted her nose up, and Allysin wants to make her pay.
Allysin rolled back out of the ring and grabbed Liv. Meanwhile, a replay of Allysin slamming Liv against the barricade was shown while Allysin rolled Liv back into the ring. Back to the live action, Allysin slid back into the ring, and crawled over to Liv, and went for the pin.
TWO! Liv kicked out and the crowd let out a collective “TWO!” Allysin picked Liv up and grabbed her by the arm. She pulled Liv into her and thrusted her shoulder against Liv’s arm before she lifted Liv up, and dropped her throat-first on the top rope. With Liv back on the ground, Allysin dropped to the mat and started choking Liv with her hand while the referee counted.
FOUR! Allysin released the choke and Liv rolled away.
Mauro Ranallo: Now, we see Allysin back in control.
Nigel McGuinness: What did I say? Liv shouldn’t have let up on Allysin, because she’ll take any opening she can get in order to turn the tables.
Liv rolled over to the corner and Allysin approached her. Allysin brought Liv to her feet in the corner and punched her in the ribs. Liv dropped to a seated position and the referee tried to stop Allysin, but Allysin glared at him and he backed off. Turning her attention back to Liv again, Allysin stomped on her head, dropping Liv to the mat. Allysin picked Liv up by the hair and brought her to the middle of the ring, and whipped her to the ropes. After Liv bounced off the ropes, Allysin caught her with Powerslam, and went for the pin while hooking the leg.
THR-NO! Liv kicked out and the crowd let out a collective “TWO!” Allysin got back to her feet and pulled Liv to her feet by her hair.
Mauro Ranallo: Allysin has Liv by the hair again.
Nigel McGuinness: What’s she planning?
It wasn’t Allysin who acted, but Liv. Liv kicked Allysin’s right leg – once, twice, three times, four times, five times – and Allysin released Liv’s hair. After Allysin released Liv’s hair, Liv started throwing punches at Allysin’s face, punching Allysin in the face – once, twice – before Allysin punched Liv in the face, knocking Liv to the ground. Allysin picked Liv up by the hair again, and Liv dropped to a seated position, driving her head into Allysin’s jaw before stumbling back to a corner. With Liv in the corner, Allysin charged at her and Liv got her feet up, catching Allysin with a foot to the face. With Allysin reeling, Liv climbed up to the top rope and jumped off, catching Allysin with a diving crossbody and rolled off of the Baddest Bitch in the Building to catch a breath. Liv got up to her hands and knees while Allysin sat up.
Mauro Ranallo: Uh-oh. Allysin’s up.
Nigel McGuinness: That had to have played mind games with Liv.
With Allysin sitting up and getting up to her knees, Liv ran to the ropes and after bouncing off the ropes, Liv caught Allysin with a Jersey Codebreaker, knocking Allysin back down. Liv climbed up to the top rope and jumped off, landing on Allysin with a big splash as the crowd “Oohed” and “Aahed.” Liv went for the pin.
THR-NO! Allysin kicked out and Liv slowly got back to her feet. Allysin got up to one knee and Liv punched Allysin in the face – once, twice, three times – before backing into the ropes. When Liv bounced off the ropes, she ran right into a clothesline from Allysin as the crowd booed. Allysin got back to her feet and brought Liv to a bent-over standing position. With Liv in such a position, Allysin attempted the AK-47 (Yokosuka Cutter), but Liv fought out of it. After Liv landed on her feet, she kicked Allysin’s shin, dropping the Baddest Bitch in the Building to her knees. Liv hit Allysin with another Jersey Codebreaker, forcing Allysin back to her feet on wobbly legs. Liv kicked Allysin’s shin again and dropped Allysin to her knees, and she followed it up with another Jersey Codebraker. Again, Allysin was back on her feet on wobbly legs while Liv climbed up to the top rope.
Mauro Ranallo: That was a third Jersey Codebreaker, and Allysin is still on her feet.
Nigel McGuinness: Now, Liv is climbing up to the top rope.
The crowd started booing for some reason. The camera panned toward the entrance ramp and caught a glimpse of Zahra walking toward the ring. She climbed up onto the apron and the referee immediately approached her.
Mauro Ranallo: Liv’s about to win, but what’s this?
Nigel McGuinness: Zahra’s down here, and she’s looking to get involved.
With the referee distracted, Charlotte came in through the crowd and grabbed a chair. With the folded metal chair in her hand, Charlotte climbed up onto the apron and whacked Liv in the back with it. This caused Liv to tumble down to the mat.
Mauro Ranallo: Charlotte just blasted Liv with that chair!
Nigel McGuinness: The referee’s lost control of this one.
Charlotte and Zahra dropped off of the apron and the referee turned his attention back to the match, just in time to see Allysin crawl over to cover Liv for the pin.
“Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio hit the PA System once again as Allysin rolled out of the ring, and the referee followed her to raise her arm.
Christy Hemme: Here’s your winner… The Baddest Bitch in the Building… ALLYSIN KAY!!!
Mauro Ranallo: Walking out of here victorious, though not deservedly so, is Allysin Kay.
Nigel McGuinness: Turnabout’s fair play. That’s how Liv beat her last year.
The camera panned back to the ring. Zahra and Charlotte were in the ring with Liv. Liv slowly got up to her feet and turned to face Zahra. Zahra poked Liv in the eye, forcing Liv to turn to face Charlotte, who blasted her in the head with the steel chair.
Mauro Ranallo: What a chair shot and Liv is out!
Nigel McGuinness: We’re gonna need some help out here before this gets worse.
Charlotte opened the chair enough so she could wrap it around Liv’s left ankle. With the chair wrapped around Liv’s ankle, Charlotte stomped on it. Liv screamed in pain.
Mauro Ranallo: Pillmanizer!
Nigel McGuinness: It just got worse for Liv!
Zahra followed suit and stomped on the chair. Liv screamed in pain once again.
Mauro Ranallo: Another Pillmanizer!
Nigel McGuinness: I don’t know if Liv’s ever gonna walk again!
Becky and Alexa ran out to the ring and the crowd cheered as loud as they ever could.
Mauro Ranallo: Here comes the cavalry!
Nigel McGuinness: Better late than never!
Once Becky and Alexa hit the ring, Charlotte and Zahra quickly rolled out and got out of dodge. The two teams stared each other down while Becky and Alexa checked on Liv.
Mauro Ranallo: Of course, Charlotte and Zahra retreated.
Nigel McGuinness: They did what they came out here to do, and that’s send a message to Becky and Alexa.
The scene shifted to a prerecorded video featuring a red crown in the center of a black screen. Shortly thereafter we saw red lettering spell out 'Queen's Court' as a woman's voice made an announcement.
Voice: The following is an official proclamation from Queen's Court.
Boos immediately rang out from the crowd as they watched the video on the arena's video screens. The title card faded out to reveal Utami Hayashishita sitting on her throne, glaring down the camera. At either side of her stood Himeka Arita and the mysterious masked guard who'd helped ambush Mina Shirakawa and Tam Nakano. Utami's posture was a bit stiff and tensed as she spoke.
Utami Hayashishita: Greetings peasants. You are so very fortunate to be granted an audience with the Crimson Queen tonight. Even as you jeer my very presence, deep down you know that what I have always said and am about to say are fact. So be quiet and open your ears to that truth.
More boos rose from the crowd as Utami smirked.
Utami Hayashishita: Servants come and go. They become useful for a time, then they sometimes get ideas in their heads. Delusions of right and truth totally disconnected from reality. In such cases, there is nothing to be done but to eliminate the dead weight with force. Mina was like that. Arisa will be too. I do hope that Arisa enjoyed her little show of treason. It will be the last joy she has in life before I retire her permanently.
Utami's expression grew smug as she took a single red rose in hand and tapped it on the arm of her throne. Though calm at first the tapping quickly grew more frantic.
Utami Hayashishita: If I must fight the whole world to have my crown, so be it. Arisa cannot deny destiny any more than a single ant can topple a tree. She could have chosen the easy way out and simply given me what I wanted. Now I will take it. But she can keep her little briefcase. A queen knows how to find other avenues to get what she wants. And tonight I take great pride in announcing that Mr. Ikeda has officially granted me a shot at the EBWF Women's Championship.
The boos became almost deafening as the shocking announcement was made.
Utami Hayashishita: He believes that I am entirely deserving of the crown which I seek. Soon all of you will have no choice but to bow down to the Queen. My coronation is inevitable. I do not fear anyone, not a childish idiot like Tam Nakano and certainly not a deluded traitor like Arisa Hoshiki! Victory will be mine.
The video ended and we returned to a live shot of the arena as fans continued to boo.
Mauro Ranallo: Mamma Mia! Shocking news tonight as the Crimson Queen has been given a title shot by Wes Ikeda! He's been seen making favorable comments about her on social media and now she's forced her way into the title picture.
Nigel McGuinness: The Crimson Queen will stop at nothing to get the throne she believes is hers by right. There's something different about her lately though, understandable after a massive defection from Queen's Court. I-
He had no time to finish the thought as "Twilight Dream" hit and the EBWF Women's Champion, Tam Nakano came out to a massive pop. Tam smiled to the fans and then straightened the cord of the mic she'd carried out. A chant of 'LET'S GO TAM!' started, making the champion's smile a little wider.
Tam Nakano: So Utami found a way to force herself into a shot at my beautiful championship? How am I not surprised? But I couldn't just let her have airtime without a response! After she and her hired muscle tried to sideline me with injury after assaulting my friend Mina, I think I get it. Even as I was being booted in the chest, hit with chairs and tossed around that ring, I kept getting to my feet. My heart's too strong and living my Twilight Dream keeps me going despite the worst abuse Queen's Court can dish out. And that scares Utami. She's desperate. That's why she set a trap for me last week, and that's why she avoided fighting me for so long.
The fans cheered as Tam gave her championship a gentle loving pat.
Tam Nakano: Let me tell you a story. Five years ago I was just finding my way after being forced to leave a group I thought was my family. After I left they treated me like it was my choice to leave. They thought I was weak. That year I fought a super talented rookie who immediately found success where I kept failing. When we fought she beat me despite my best efforts. Her name was Utami Hayashishita. Since then we've fought a few more times, and I've gotten stronger every time she steps into a ring with me. Since 2018 she's lost three times to me, and now the tables are turned! She can't beat me and she knows it. But I'm not afraid of her, and I'm better than I've ever been. I'm not letting someone like her steal my beautiful championship, but I'm not backing down. Utami, I've wanted this match for four months! If you somehow got a title shot, I'll fight you! And just like the last five years I'll put you down again!
Another huge pop erupted from the fans as Tam spoke, but then there was another unexpected arrival. "Star Ship" by Unlimited Dream Navigator hit and the fans popped again as Arisa Hoshiki stepped through the curtains. She squared up to Tam at first, eyes on the championship as dueling chants could be heard in the crowd. 'TAM NA-KA-NO ' and 'A-RI-SA' battled to see which section was louder. Arisa tried to keep a serious face but she couldn't help but smirk at the newfound fan support.
Arisa Hoshiki: Now hold up there, Tam! You're not the only person Utami should be afraid of. I think she's forgotten that I'm the number one contender! But even if she got herself a shot, I don't care. I want her in a ring and I want to kick her senseless all over an arena! When it's woman to woman in this ring, I've proven I can beat her bad. The last time we fought my title was in the line and I beat the hell out of her to keep it. And while she thinks she's unbeatable, I showed the world that the Crimson Queen bleeds like anyone else.
The fans roared in approval as Arisa looked out to the crowd.
Arisa Hoshiki: And I've got extra motivation to beat the hell out of her again. Sorry about this but it's Arisa's story time now. Tam, when you beat me at Christmas Eve of Destruction you asked me to look at something important. When I finally started seeing who Utami had become, I looked. And you know what I found?
She lowered the mic as she gathered her thoughts. Tam stood nearby, watching her former friend in anticipation. When Arisa lifted the mic, her expression was a wild mix of pain and fury.
Arisa Hoshiki: I found out that the doctor who Utami recommended to me, the doctor who cleared me to return to the ring - he was influenced by Utami to clear me. Just like everything else, Utami only did it for herself! And now I have to wonder if I actually should've been cleared back then or if she just manipulated the results like she manipulates everything else. I couldn't believe that she'd put my life, not just my career and health, on the line for her stupid crusade. But that's what happened.
A shocked reaction erupted from the fans as Arisa shook her head.
Arisa Hoshiki: And because of that, I need her to step into a ring with me. I had to go get another physical from a doctor I could trust just to keep this shot I earned last month! After she made me fight her battles for her, I'm ready to take the battle to her! I promise you all that when we fight, I'm going to knock the Crimson Queen off her throne and expose her to the world! Utami's reign of terror is ending when she fights the combined power of Arisa Hoshiki and Tam Nakano!
Her fiery words drew huge cheers, and not a single fan was sitting. The usual chants rang out for Arisa and Tam, along with a new one: 'ARISA'S GONNA KILL YOU!'. Arisa nodded with conviction and then looked back to Tam.
Arisa Hoshiki: Tam, I owe you and a lot of other people an apology. This isn't the place to do that, I think it'll need to be more personal. But I want you to know that even though I'm sorry for what I did in Queen's Court, it doesn't change the fact that I'm coming for that championship. At Fallout, I'm going to become the new EBWF Women's Champion - it's what's filled my dreams ever since December. But regardless of who walks out as champion, I -
She hesitates and Tam steps forward questioningly.
Arisa Hoshiki: I hope we can be friends again.
As the fans cheered loudly, Tam nodded and smiled.
Tam Nakano: I'd like that. We may not be Dream Shine anymore, but I'm so happy to see you free of Queen's Court. Brooding doesn't suit you! But please understand, I'm keeping the EBWF Women's Championship after Fallout! I'm bringing my best, and I want you to bring your best too. Not your Queen's Court best either, but your own personal best. I'm looking forward to our heart racing rematch!
She held her fist out, and this time Arisa didn't hesitate to bump it with her own. While the fans cheered, Arisa's new music hit and we rejoined the commentary desk.
Mauro Ranallo: Ladies and gentlemen, the women's championship picture just got even more intense. Utami Hayashishita has found a way to get a shot. Arisa Hoshiki is out for blood after being manipulated by Utami. This is going to be a wild match!
Nigel McGuinness: And Tam Nakano, the reigning champion, walks in determined to keep her reign going. She's undefeated since returning to EBWF last summer and she shows no signs of slowing down. If this ends up as a triple threat, we're about to see three of the best in the world go to war over the biggest prize in wrestling.
Mauro Ranallo: Until then, let's get back to the rest of the action here on Warfare!
"The Truth Reigns" picked up across the PA system and this sold out crowd stood on their feet in a huge chorus of boos. Roman Reigns came out doing his usual stuff with his wife Galina alongside. Roman Reigns walked down the aisle and climbed inside the ring. Galina grabbed a microphone and stood next to her husband, before she handed over the microphone to her Tribal Chief.
Roman Reigns: So all I keep hearing about is how people thought it was all fun and games, when I announced last week that I didn't want a stipulation for my match with The Miz at Fallout.
The crowd started chanting "Roman Sucks!" but the Tribal Chief doesn't even give them his time to acknowledge he heard that.
Roman Reigns: I mean, I don't need a stipulation to beat The Miz. I don't need to use weapons, I don't need to brawl all across the building, I don't need to take this chump out to the parking garage. What I am going to do to The Miz... I can do... RIGHT HERE... because you see Miz, this ain't just a catchphrase for me man... THIS IS MY RING! THIS IS MY SHOW! I'm the Head of the Table... I'm the Tribal Chief... I'm the Big Dog who runs the yard, and I don't care whether you believe it or not Miz... because I am the Greatest of All Time!
The crowd booed.
Roman Reigns: Y'all want to boo me? Boo me!? Y'all gon' sit here and boo the Tribal Chief... you see Galina, that's why I changed! You've always wanted to know why the Tribal Chief turned to the dark side, why did the Head of the Table suddenly say the hell with the fans...
The crowd booed.
Roman Reigns: It's because the fans TURNED ON ME... before I ever turned on them...
The crowd booed.
Roman Reigns: But it's going to get better at Fallout... because that's the night MY REIGN OF TERROR... OFFICIALLY BEGINS! Y'all think The Miz has got what it takes to beat me!? Give me a break. Oh wait... he's a seven time World Champion, well congratulations Miz... that's a great accomplishment man, no really, it is astonishing to think The Miz went from reality TV to professional wrestling, and became a seven time World Champion of all things ...(nods head)... I just hope the seventh title reign Miz, I just hope it was worth it because at Fallout... I'M GON' SMASH YOU!
Before Reigns could say anything else the glass shattered and the crowd gave a reflexive pop at the arrival of the legendary Stone Cold Steve Austin.
The crowd was divided, with some fans cheering for Stone Cold and others rooting for Roman Reigns. As Austin slid in the ring, Reigns' wife went to the outside. The bell rang, signaling the start of what was sure to be an epic match.
Nigel McGuinness: This is going to be an incredible main event!
Stone Cold and Reigns circled each other, each looking for an opening. Stone Cold was known for his quick reflexes and powerful strikes, while Reigns was known for his raw power and athleticism. The two locked up in the center of the ring, each trying to gain the upper hand.
Mauro Ranallo: Reigns might have more brute strength here.
Stone Cold quickly gained the advantage, using his speed and agility to avoid Reigns' powerful strikes. He landed a few punches of his own, but Reigns shrugged them off and retaliated with a devastating clothesline that sent Stone Cold crashing to the mat. Reigns seized the opportunity and began to dominate the match. He hit Stone Cold with a barrage of kicks and punches, each one more powerful than the last. Stone Cold tried to fight back, but he was overwhelmed by Reigns' strength and agility.
Nigel McGuinness: I'm not sure Austin knows where he is!
Despite the odds, Stone Cold refused to give up. He dug deep and found the strength to get back to his feet. Reigns charged at him, but Stone Cold ducked out of the way and landed a crushing blow to the back of Reigns' head. The crowd erupted in cheers as Stone Cold took control of the match. He hit Reigns with a series of strikes, each one more devastating than the last. Reigns tried to fight back, but Stone Cold had too much momentum.
Mauro Ranallo: Stone Cold has turned back the hands of time here!
Stone Cold continued to dominate the match, landing blow after blow on Reigns. He went for the pin, but Reigns kicked out at the last second. Stone Cold wasn't deterred, however. He continued to assault Reigns with a barrage of punches and kicks, each one more powerful than the last.
Nigel McGuinness: Stone Cold keeping the pace!
Reigns was on the ropes, but he refused to give up. He dug deep and found the strength to fight back. He hit Stone Cold with a devastating spear, sending the Texas Rattlesnake crashing to the mat. Reigns seized the opportunity and went for the pin.
Mauro Ranallo: Stone Cold kicked out! This crowd is stunned!
Nigel McGuinness: Roman Reign's may find himself stunned if he can't figure out how to put Austin away!
The two wrestlers were locked in a fierce battle, each refusing to give an inch. The match went back and forth, with neither wrestler gaining a clear advantage. Suddenly Reigns whipped Austin into the corner, and reared back into the opposite turnbuckle. He was locked and loaded!
Nigel McGuinness: Reigns is going to go for it.
Austin began to stir when suddenly the iron lit up over the stage.
Nigel McGuinness: What the hell?!
"I CAME TO PLAY!"
Reigns turned toward the stage, absolutely incensed as Miz's theme played. He taunted toward the curtain, telling the champion to come get in the ring. The crowd began to cheer as Austin stalked Reigns. He gave double birds to Reigns' back, and when Roman spun around he was met with a kick to the gut.
Nigel McGuinness: Oh no!
Mauro Ranallo: The clever distraction from Miz, and STUNNER!
Reigns ate the Stone Cold Stunner and Austin covered for the pin.
Mauro Ranallo: Austin just put down the number one contender!
Nigel McGuinness: Love him or hate him, Miz is still the king of the mind game!
Roman was stunned, holding up two fingers to the ref to try to confirm the count. The ref repeated that Reigns had lost as the glass shattered and Austin bailed out of the ring, talking trash the whole way. Galina got in the ring to comfort her husband as Warfare went off the air.