Warfare Results 02/26/2024

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Warfare Results 02/26/2024

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MATCH ONE

Mauro Ranallo: Get ready folks… it’s time for Warfare!

The crowd cheered as Jade Cargill made her way to the ring.

Nigel McGuinness: We’re so lucky to have one of the strongest women in all of pro wrestling with us here in EBWF and tonight she faces Liv Morgan who has been going through some troubles of her own.

Liv made her way to the ring, looking determined. As the bell rang, Liv ran at Jade, going for a clothesline… but Jade reacted quickly, grabbing Liv and hitting her with a hip toss! As Liv got to her feet, Jade whipped her against the ropes, then hit a powerslam. She hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Liv kicked out! As both women got to their feet, Jade put Liv in a headlock, but Liv fought back with a flurry of strikes, forcing Jade to break the hold. Liv followed up with a series of quick kicks and punches, knocking Jade back towards the ropes… but just when it seemed as though Liv was gaining the upper hand, Jade showcased her power and strength once again, halting Liv's momentum by taking her down with a devastating big boot!

Mauro Ranallo: What a powerhouse Jade Cargill is, Nigel!

Jade stomped on Liv several times, then pulled her to her feet and hit a delayed vertical suplex. Jade hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Liv kicked out! Jade pulled Liv to her feet, hit her with a series of punches, then whipped her against the ropes, before hitting a spinebuster. She hooked the leg once more - 1… 2… again Liv kicked out!

Nigel McGuinness: Jade Cargill is in control here, but Liv Morgan is showing impressive determination and resilience!

Jade pulled Liv to her feet once again, this time setting her up for a powerbomb… but as she lifted Liv Morgan up, Liv countered with a hurricanrana! As both women got to their feet, Liv hit Jade with a dropkick, then whipped Jade into the corner. Liv charged towards Jade in the corner, hitting her with a corner clothesline, then as Jade stumbled out of the corner, Liv hit the Jersey Codebreaker! She hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Jade kicked out! Liv pulled Jade to her feet, whipped her against the ropes, then went for ObLIVion… but Jade blocked it, grabbing Liv by the throat and hitting her with a chokeslam!

Mauro Ranallo: Mamma Mia! That shook the ring!

Liv appeared to be in a lot of pain, and Jade took full advantage, dragging Liv towards the center of the ring before lifting her up and hitting Jaded! She hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… 3!

Nigel McGuinness: It’s over! An impressive victory for Jade Cargill!

Jade celebrated as Warfare went to a commercial break.

MATCH TWO

As Warfare returned from the commercial break, Al Snow was on his way to the ring for the next match.

Mauro Ranallo: Welcome back! Up next, we’ve got Al Snow in action as he goes one on one with the runner up of this year’s Last Survivor match, Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Nigel McGuinness: And we’ve actually got Al Snow tonight, Mauro! He must have forgotten to pack his cosplay outfit…

When Snow was in the ring, Glass Shatters hit and the crowd cheered as Stone Cold Steve Austin headed down the ramp.

Mauro Ranallo: And here comes Stone Cold Steve Austin, who is hell-bent on championship gold and ready to unleash his fury on the ever-unpredictable Al Snow!

Nigel McGuinness: You said it, Mauro. But don't count Al Snow out just yet. He may be a master of disguise, but underneath all the antics lies a competitor with a knack for surprising his opponents.

As Austin entered the ring, the referee called for the bell, getting the match underway. Austin wasted no time getting started, charging at Al Snow and hitting him with a ferocious clothesline that sent him sprawling to the mat. The Texas Rattlesnake stomped around the ring, firing up the crowd as he taunted his opponent.

Mauro Ranallo: Stone Cold showing the intensity that almost earned him an unexpected victory at Last Survivor!

Al Snow was unable to mount any offense as Austin continued his relentless assault. The Rattlesnake hammered away with stiff punches and kicks, then set Snow up for a piledriver… but Snow countered with a back body drop, then rolled out of the ring and grabbed a trash can from underneath the ring.

Mauro Ranallo: Someone needs to tell Al Snow this isn’t a hardcore match!

Nigel McGuinness: Desperate times call for desperate measures, Mauro!

Snow re-entered the ring and swung the trash can wildly, but Austin ducked underneath it, then hit a thunderous right hand that sent Snow staggering backward. As Snow hit the mat, he dropped the trash can, and the referee quickly grabbed it, throwing it out of the ring. Meanwhile, Austin pulled Snow to his feet… but Snow caught Austin off guard with a low blow! The referee’s back was turned, and he didn’t see it! As the referee turned around, Snow lifted Austin up, hitting the Snow Plow! He hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Austin kicked out! The crowd cheered as the Texas Rattlesnake got his shoulder up!

Mauro Ranallo: Al Snow tried to cheat his way to victory… but he underestimated just how resilient Stone Cold is!

Snow began pounding the mat in frustration, then pulled Austin to his feet and whipped him into the corner. Snow then ran at Austin, going for a leaping forearm smash… but Austin moved out of the way at the last second, causing Snow to collide with the turnbuckles! As Snow stumbled out of the corner, Austin took him down with a Lou Thesz press and began hitting Snow with mounted punches. Austin then got to his feet, flipped off Snow, and crouched down, getting in position for the Stone Cold Stunner.

Nigel McGuinness: Stone Cold is looking to put an end to this match once and for all! He's in position for the Stone Cold Stunner… and if Austin hits this, it's all over for Al Snow!

As Al Snow stumbled to his feet, Austin hit him with a swift kick to the midsection, then followed up with the Stone Cold Stunner! There was a deafening roar from the crowd as Al Snow hit the mat and Austin made the cover. The referee slid into position and began counting - 1… 2… 3!

Mauro Ranallo: It's over! Stone Cold Steve Austin picks up a decisive victory here tonight!

Nigel McGuinness: What a statement from Stone Cold Steve Austin! He's sending a clear message to the entire EBWF roster – he's coming for that World Championship, and he'll run through anyone who stands in his way!

Austin celebrated his victory with a “Steveweiser”, then made his way to the back, leaving Al Snow laid out in the center of the ring.

SEGMENT

After the match, the scene seamlessly transitioned to an isolated area backstage. Away from the common rabble, the corridor was absolutely pristine. It was as if not a soul had passed through for many hours despite the evidence to the contrary. What evidence, you might ask? Why, Utami was loyally standing guard outside of a solitary door. The door itself was adorned with a pair of crossed roses and a sign with elegant scrollwork spelling out “NEO Biishiki-gun”.

Utami stood there in a maid dress, but her expression was no longer empty and vapid. It was dour. Her eyes were filled with seething unrest. Despite the feminine garb, her posture threatened violence in a way not seen since the dying days of Queen’s Court. It was into this tense scene that Kayla Braxton walked.

Utami: What? What do you want? Mademoiselle is very busy.

The former Crimson Queen's voice was biting; Braxton recoiled a little at first but pressed on.

Kayla Braxton: I was hoping to get a word with the EBWF Women's Champion ahead of her match with-

Utami glared daggers at the interviewer.

Kayla Braxton: -Rhea Ripley tonight.

Utami puffed her chest out at the mere mention of her mistress’ opponent.

Utami: Sakisama has no time to answer ridiculous questions about Oedo Tai trash.

There was a long pause as Kayla stood there awkwardly with the mic in hand. Utami nodded firmly to reinforce her answer. However, it was clear from the way she tapped her toes that Utami was restless.

Utami: Since NEO Biishiki-gun was established here in EBWF, we've known Oedo Tai was lurking like the rats they are. They played with other toys while Sakisama was ascending to the throne she deserved. And now they think they can just pollute her garden like ugly invasive weeds?

Utami cracked a slight smirk for the first time in months.

Utami: Do you know what a loyal servant does with weeds like them? She ruthlessly rips them out by the roots to make sure they never infest the beauty of the garden again. Tonight, NEO Biishiki-gun will start ripping them out and tossing them in the dumpster where they belong. One by one we'll cut them down until not even the FORMER final boss casts a shadow on the flowers we are tending to.

Just then, the live crowd popped as Io Shirai crossed in front of the two. She nearly passed them entirely but backpedaled as she locked eyes with Utami. The two former leaders of Queen’s Quest stared each other down for a long, tense few moments. When Io finally spoke, it was in Japanese, but there were subtitles at the bottom of the screen.

Io Shirai: <Cute. So is this what all those accomplishments were leading to? Is this what you wanted, Hayashishita-san?>

Utami bristled at the mere mention of her last name.

Utami: <I don't go by that name anymore, Iyo Sky-san>

A wry grin crossed Io’s lips as she saw the reaction from the former queen.

Io Shirai: <That name was forced on me by people who wanted control of me. I tossed it out and set myself free. Sounds nice, doesn't it Hayashishita-san?>

Utami was unmoving.

Utami: <Get lost, I'm busy.>

Io chuckled and reached over to Utami, playfully tugging the apron of her dress.

Io Shirai: <Busy playing house for someone who took everything you said you were after.>

Utami swatted Io’s hand away, and she started to shake with anger. Rather than backing off, Io reached up and tugged one of the roses off of the dressing room door.

Io Shirai: <Do you remember the woman who used to give a single rose to one of her admiring fans before a match? Do you remember how she used to fight every opponent with grace and determination? I do. She was my successor. What the hell happened to her?>

Io jabbed at Utami with the rose; Utami sneered at the audacity of the founder of Queen's Quest.

Io Shirai: <If she's still in here somewhere->

Io tapped Utami’s chest with the flower.

Io Shirai: <- I'd like to see her someday.>

Utami swung her hand up and ripped the flower out of Io's hand.

Utami: I'm where I belong now. Keep pushing me and I'll show you who I am.

Even with the sudden switch to English, Io was unflappable. She had that mischievously calculating look on her face as she stepped back.

Io Shirai: Come find me when you rediscover your pride.

Io made a subtle sweeping gesture with her hand that Utami instantly recognized. It was the signature gesture of Queen's Quest, a unit which Io founded and Utami once led. Before any more words could be spoken, Io walked away. The camera lingered on Utami standing there, rose in her hand. Warfare then jumped to a video package for Fallout as Utami shook her head.

MATCH THREE

Rhea Ripley was out to the ring first and received enthusiastic applause. Once inside the ring, Sakisama's music hit, and she made her entrance. Once Christy Hemme did the announcements the bell rang.

Mauro Ranallo: Here we go!

They went back and forth trading moves to start the match. Sakisama hit a drop-toe-hold into the corner and kicked the ropes into her mouth. Ripley quickly got out of the ring to recover. Sakisama got her in the ring and kicked away at the back. Sakisama went for a splash against the ropes, but Ripley moved. Ripley kicked her down and hit an inverted slam for a near fall. Ripley mounted her and slapped her in the head a few times. Ripley took her down, but Sakisama quickly took her down and applied a knee bar. Ripley rolled through and had her pinned, but instead powered her up and hit a German Suplex for a two count.

Nigel McGuinness: Rhea Ripley trying to make short work of Sakisama, but to no avail!

Ripley was moving along at a snail’s pace, peppering Sakisama with strikes. Sakisama knocked her back, went to the top rope, and hit a nice missile dropkick for a two count. Sakisama quickly kicked Ripley back and hit a release German Suplex. Sakisama hit a hip attack in the corner. Ripley fought a German Suplex, but Sakisama punched her down. Sakisama hit another hip attack to the face for a near fall. Sakisama went to the top rope, but Ripley dropkicked her off the top rope to the floor.

Mauro Ranallo: Rhea might go high risk here!

Ripley got on the apron as Sakisama got up. Ripley pulled her off the apron into an electric chair and slammed her face onto it. Ripley put her in the ring, but Sakisama stunned her with a kick. Sakisama then set up and DDTed Ripley off the apron to the floor! Sakisama got in the ring to beat the count-out. Ripley was put back in, and she surprised Sakisama with a Versailles Choke. Sakisama tried to lock it in, but Ripley slinged her to the corner. Sakisama rolled to the apron, so Ripley hit a superplex into the ring. Ripley applied a waistlock, but Sakisama took her down and locked in the Versailles Choke again.

Nigel McGuinness: Sakisama has it locked in!

Mauro Ranallo: Rhea is fading!

Finally, Rhea could take no more and was sent tapping.

Mauro Ranallo: Rhea Ripley gave it her all.

Nigel McGuinness: Another unbelievable win for Sakisama!

Sakisama stood on the turnbuckle to celebrate her victory as EBWF went to commercial.

MATCH FOUR

The crowd was on their feet as Aiden English's theme hit and the EBWF's Prodigal Son returned with a nod to the EBWF fans. He proceeded down the ramp to cheers from the crowd, and the camera panned the audience to find Aiden English signs. Once he was inside the ring, Christy Hemme announced him, and Aiden had barely had time to acknowledge the cheers when the lights dimmed.

"You Know It's All About Da Boom!"

The crowd was ready to yell Boom with Adam Cole as the EBWF Breakout Champion threw out his arms and soaked in the adulation. He got into the ring and gave the Breakout Title to the referee.

Christy Hemme: This match is scheduled for one fall and it is for the EBWF Breakout Championship. Introducing first, the challenger, from Chicago, Illinois. He is Aiden English!

The crowd cheered.

Christy Hemme: And his opponent, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is the EBWF Breakout Champion, Adam Cole.

Cole threw up his finger guns as the crowd chanted Bay-Bay. Christy Hemme took the opportunity to get out of the ring, and the bell rang. The two locked up to start, exchanging holds until English got the upper hand. English taunted Cole who locked in a waistlock, but it was reversed into a side headlock by English. Cole reversed with one of his own before sending him to the ropes. The counters came flying as Cole hit a headlock takedown, but English got a headscissors cinched in until Cole broke out. English hit a dropkick, which forced Cole to escape to the outside.

Mauro Ranallo: Adam Cole trying to reacquaint himself with the veteran here.

Cole got back into the ring, but English was still in control, Cole finally got in some offense and worked on a near fall! Cole got back to his feet and went for a superkick, but English blocked it only to take a pump kick! Another series of kicks lead to a big German suplex by English, who went to the corner to tune up the band only to take a big superkick by Cole! He did a quick cover.

Mauro Ranallo: Adam Cole wants this!

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2...

Mauro Ranallo: It's no good! Aiden English kicks out.

Cole looked for a knee strike but got reversed. English got a pinfall attempt Cole kicked out. Cole hit a Panama Sunrise but English grabs him with a Whirling Dervish before Cole grabbed the ropes for the break. English argued with the ref as he got to the corner while the ref checked on Cole, who slowly got to his feet only to have him run into the Director's Cut!

Nigel McGuinness: There's the Drama King we know and love!

English went for the pin.

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2...
3!

Christy Hemme: Here is your winner, AND NEW, EBWF Breakout Champion! Aiden English!

Nigel McGuinness: Aiden English just put the locker room on notice. He. Is. Back.

Aiden took the title and held it high above his head, and pounded his chest as Warfare went off the air.
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