DF: Now it’s time to decide the Universal Championship. On one side, you have the hungry challenger, Mitch Norton, a former Champion hell bent on getting his Title back. On the other end, you have Dragon, the proud, current Titleholder who is seeking retribution for the vicious attack he endured at the hands of Norton just three weeks ago.
JS: This may have been advertised as just a wrestling match Denzel, but these two men just don’t like each other and it will deteriorate into a fight. Mark my words!
Money Talks starts to play as Miss Cassandra leads Mitch Norton to the ring. The fans at HSBC Arena boo loudly as the spotlight shines on Norton while the rest of the building is in darkness. As Cassie strolls up the apron, many whistles come from the crowd, as she opens the ropes up for Mitch.
AJ: The following contest, scheduled for one fall, is for the Universal Championship of the World! Introducing first, the challenger, accompanied by the First Lady of UHW Miss Cassandra, from Westchester County, New York, weighing in at 245 pounds, he is the CEO of the VIP Club, MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTCHHHHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRTOOONNNNNNNNNNNNN!!
Cassie slowly takes Mitch’s robe off and hands it to the attendant, then she kisses Mitch before leaving the ring. Mitch grabs the ropes and stretches, then intently looks toward the entrance, awaiting the arrival of Dragon.
JS: Whether you love him or you hate him Denzel, you have to admit that whenever Mitch Norton is in the ring, something big is about to happen, and I have that feeling that he’s walking out as the Universal Champion once again!
The music changes to Man In The Box and the lights go out, and the arena lights up in red. Dragon walks out to the ramp, with Rhianna behind him. Dragon takes the bottle of water Rhianna is carrying and climbs the turnbuckles, dumping the water over his head and making the Hardcore Cross symbol.
AJ: And his opponent, accompanied by Rhianna, from Portsmouth, England, weighing 249 pounds, he is the Universal Heavyweight Champion of the World, DRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNN!!
Dragon gets down and removes his vest, then he unfastens the tattered Universal Title belt and hands it to referee Michael St. Claire. Rhianna gives Dragon a kiss before she leaves the ring, then Dragon and Mitch slowly walk toward each other in the middle of the ring.
DF: I must admit that I’m a little surprised that Dragon didn’t just tear into the ring and start beating Mitch up. I admire his restraint because you know he’s just dying to tear Mitch apart!
JS: I agree with you, but maybe Dragon figured that was what Mitch was expecting, so he’s trying to outthink him.
Mitch starts to trash talk Dragon, mimicking with his hands how he hit him with the sledgehammer repeatedly. Dragon laughs, then rips the belt out of St. Claire’s hands before he hands it to Ashley and holds it high in the air. The crowd erupts and Mitch slaps Dragon hard across the face. The crowd groans with anticipation of Dragon retaliating, but he again holds back.
JS: I can’t believe Dragon is holding back like this! Come on Dragon, you pussy, fight like a man!
DF: Oh shut up Josh. You know damn well he’s just trying to outpsyche Mitch!
Mitch is angry with Dragon’s lack of retaliation and he spits directly in Dragon’s face. The crowd groans again as Mitch winds up for a big right hand, but Dragon grabs his fist in mid air, and starts to unload with a series of kicks from the left and right side. Dragon backs Mitch into the corner as he continues wearing Mitch out with kicks, as well as a series of punches to the head. Dragon takes his boot and steps right on Mitch’s throat as St. Claire applies the 5 count.
DF: Now there’s the sudden impact I was expecting to see! Dragon is all over Norton!
Dragon picks up Mitch by both legs and yanks him out of the corner, causing the back of Mitch’s head to bounce off the mat. Dragon takes his boot and rakes it across Mitch’s eyes, then he reaches down and puts his hand around Mitch’s throat again.
JS: Dammit ref. Get Dragon off the throat!
DF: Mitch deserves everything he gets! St. Claire shouldn’t even bother counting as far as I’m concerned!
JS: Way to be impartial there Freewood.
Dragon releases the choke hold, then he gets Mitch to his feet and tosses him through the ropes and onto the floor. Dragon goes out after him, but first he fakes going after Cassie, as she screams and runs away. Mitch starts to back up and rolls back into the ring. He backs up into the corner as Dragon calmly rolls back into the ring himself. Mitch catches Dragon with a kick to the midsection, then turns him around in the corner and gives him a big chop across the chest.
JS: There you go Mitch! Now we’re talking!
Dragon brushes off his chest and smiles after the chop as Mitch looks around in amazement. Mitch pokes Dragon in the eye and chops him again, then he hooks him up for a vertical suplex. Mitch nails Dragon with the suplex, but as he gloats to the crowd, Dragon pops right back up and waits for Mitch to turn around.
DF: Dragon is running on pure adrenaline right now!
As soon as Mitch turns around, Dragon nails him with a clothesline. Mitch gets up quickly, and Dragon clotheslines him back down to the mat. Dragon whips Mitch hard into the corner, and then gives him a back body drop.
DF: Dragon is running on all cylinders right now! Mitch is in trouble early!
JS: Mitch always starts out slow. There’s nothing to worry about.
Mitch is on his knees, struggling to get up, and Dragon hits him with a Shining Wizard. Mitch collapses to the mat face first, then he locks on a Fujiwara arm bar.
DF: First Dragon beats him up a little, now he wants to torture him! I love the strategy that the Champion is employing here!
JS: Yeah yeah. Dragon’s so great! Shut the hell up!
Mitch exerts a great deal of effort inching his way to the ropes. Cassie tries to help by pushing the rope in closer, and Mitch grabs on to it. Rhianna yells at St. Claire, but he calls for the break. Mitch yells at St. Claire to get Dragon off him.
DF: That woman needs to be stopped! She’s always giving Mitch an unfair advantage!
Mitch shakes his arm as St. Claire steps in between him and Dragon. Dragon grabs Mitch’s arm and winds it up, then he drives his elbow into it and turns it into a standing arm bar.
JS: Come on Mitch! You have to find a way to turn the momentum!
Mitch reaches up and grabs Dragon by the hair, but St. Claire slaps the hand away. Dragon gives Mitch a stiff kick to the back to get him back down to his knees, then he goes off the ropes and dropkicks Mitch in the back of the head.
DF: I get the feeling Dragon is really enjoying his work! He is absolutely dominating Norton!
1…………….2……… and Dragon picked him up! Do you believe that? Mitch didn’t kick out. Dragon picked him up!
JS: Why that son of a bitch. He is embarrassing Mitch Norton! He’ll end up regretting that, mark my words!
Dragon gets Mitch back to his feet and backs him up against the ropes. Now he starts to use Mitch as a punching bag, peppering him with lefts and rights. Mitch tries to put his hands up in self defense, but ends up falling face first to the mat.
DF: Dragon is owning Mitch!
Dragon grabs a hold of Mitch’s legs and then delivers a headbutt into the lower abdomen. Then he goes for the Sharpshooter, but Mitch desperately grabs on to Dragon’s foot to block it. As Dragon bends down, Mitch connects with a right hand, then a straight kick to the kneecap.
JS: Come on Mitch, take advantage now!
Dragon clutches at his knee as Mitch gets to his feet and hits a sharp forearm uppercut then knocks the Champion into the corner. Mitch follows him in with a series of reverse elbow smashes to the side of the head. Mitch snap mares Dragon out of the corner and then hits the Mr. Perfect necksnap.
DF: Mitch is starting to fight his way back into this thing!
JS: You knew he would Denzel. He’s too damn good to keep getting dominated like that!
Mitch goes off the ropes and hits a legdrop, and he keeps his right leg around Dragon’s throat, then turns it into a headscissors.
DF: That’s a choke ref! Make him break it!
JS: Choke? What choke?
DF: His face is turning purple, you blind bastard! Watch the match!
St. Claire calls for the break and Mitch releases the hold. Dragon starts to cough as he tries to catch his breath, but Mitch grabs him by the back of the head and drives him throat first onto the second rope. St. Claire calls for the break again, as Mitch releases it and goes off the ropes. However, he misses the straddle as Dragon rolls out of the way. Dragon gives Mitch a back suplex, dropping Mitch on the back of his head.
DF: That could do it! 1……………..2…….. and Mitch kicks out!
JS: What’s the matter Dragon? Why didn’t you pick him up again? Not so confident now, are you?
Dragon gets Mitch back to his feet and crosses his arms across his chest.
JS: What is this nutjob doing now?
Dragon lifts Mitch up and gives him a German suplex, holding his shoulders down on the mat.
DF: Cross arm German suplex……….1…………………2…….. and Mitch gets a shoulder up!
Dragon hears the cheers of the capacity crowd as for the first time in the match, he takes to the air. He climbs to the top rope and hits a perfect moonsault. As he goes for the pin, Cassie gets up on the apron to distract St. Claire. Dragon walks over to Cassie and balls his fist, but then Rhianna runs over and gets up on the apron and into Cassie’s face.
DF: Uh oh! We may see a catfight here!
Cassie and Rhianna start to argue as St. Claire tries to get them off the apron. Mitch sneaks up from behind Dragon and gives him a low blow. Rhianna grabs Cassie by the hair and snap mares her into the ring, then she mounts Cassie in the ring. The crowd begins chanting “UHW, UHW, UHW, UHW!” as the two ladies roll around on the mat, showing off their thongs under their respective mini skirts. As Rhianna chokes Cassie, Mitch gets Dragon up and gives him a DDT, then he looks over at Rhianna with an evil sneer.
JS: Make that bitch pay Mitch!
DF: Watch it Josh. I wouldn’t go there if I were you!
Mitch pulls Rhianna off Cassie by the hair, then he tosses her into the corner. Mitch gives Cassie some instruction, then he goes over to Dragon and starts to stomp away on him.
DF: What in the world?
JS: Oh God, if this is what I think it is. I’ve missed this move!
The crowd cheers as Cassie lifts up her skirt and starts to back into the corner to give Rhianna the Smiley Face. However, Rhianna kicks Cassie in the ass and Cassie’s head hits Mitch below the belt. Rhianna gives Cassie a big clothesline that sends her out of the ring, and as St. Claire ushers her out of the ring, Dragon gets back to his feet and kicks Mitch in the groin.
JS: How much more is Dragon going to get away with? I’ve never seen such biased officiating in my life!
With Mitch bent over in pain, Dragon runs to the far set of ropes and launches at him with a Cactus Clothesline. Dragon pays tribute to Cactus with the “Bang, Bang” signal, then from the apron, he leaps and nails Mitch with a legdrop. Dragon then looks at the announce table and starts to clear off the monitors.
JS: I’m out of here. I don’t trust this lunatic!
Josh throws down his headset and runs away from the table as Dragon gets Mitch to his feet.
DF: Give referee St. Claire some credit as he is being very liberal with the count here!
Dragon slams Mitch’s head into the announce table.
DF: What does the Champion have in mind?
Dragon climbs onto the announce table, dragging Mitch up with him. Dragon double underhooks Mitch, looking for the Dragons Wings DDT.
DF: No way! Not Dragons Wings!
Dragon attempts the Dragons Wings, but Mitch blocks it and backdrops Dragon through the table. The table explodes as Dragon is sprawled out on the floor, seemingly unconscious. Rhianna runs over to check on him as Mitch pulls himself back up and rolls back into the ring.
DF: Oh my God! Dragon’s back went through that table with a sickening thud! How much more abuse can Dragon’s body take?
St. Claire and Rhianna are talking to Dragon to try and get him to wake up. Dragon comes to and attempts to stand, but he is wobbly. Seeing Dragon back on his feet, Mitch goes to the floor and pushes Rhianna down. Mitch then looks down at the steel steps as he then takes the back of Dragon’s head and slams it into them. The crowd gasps in horror.
DF: Jesus, Mitch! What the hell!
Josh rejoins Denzel at the announce table as Mitch rolls Dragon back into the ring.
DF: So nice of you to come back, you coward!
JS: I was just giving Picasso the room to paint his masterpiece!
DF: You truly make me ill sometimes. Honest to God.
Dragon holds his head as he tries to stand, but his equilibrium is off. Mitch waistlocks Dragon and gives him an overhead belly to belly suplex.
JS: Now it’s time to go to school, with Professor Norton instructing!
Mitch starts to mock the crowd by bowing, then hitting the VIP taunt. Dragon staggers to his feet, then Mitch knocks him back down with a running kneelift.
DF: How many more head and back shots can Dragon take?
Mitch grabs Dragon by the head and starts to yell at him.
Mitch: You wanna pick me up now Dragon? Do you think you can embarrass me?
Mitch pushes Dragon back into the corner and chops him across the chest again, then again, and again:
Mitch hooks Dragon up for a suplex, but instead gives him a brainbuster. Mitch looks down at Dragon with a satisfied look on his face, as he watches Dragon writhe on the mat in pain.
DF: Mitch Norton is systematically dissecting the Universal Champion!
Sensing he has the match in control, Mitch starts to climb to the top rope.
JS: Where are you going Mitch? I don’t think this is wise…
Mitch goes for a flying legdrop, but Dragon moves out of the way. Both men are down as the crowd erupts.
DF: This is your chance Dragon! Suck it up and put Mitch away!
St. Claire starts to count both men as they’re both down and out on the mat.
Mitch gets up to a knee, but of out nowhere, Dragon kips up. Dragon begins to beat Mitch down with a series of right hands, then he scoops Mitch up and body slams him, and he follows that with a Hang Over from off the ropes.
DF: He may do it here! 1…………………….2……….. and Mitch kicks out!
Dragon gets Mitch up and whips him into the corner, then he gets the crowd to its feet with the electrifying handspring double back kick.
DF: What a beautiful move by Dragon! So athletic, yet devastating!
Dragon uses his rush of adrenaline to go to the top rope and he leaps, connecting with the Dragon’s Tail.
DF: That’s Dragon’s version of the Shooting Star Press! The question is, did he get all of it?
1…………….2……….. and Mitch gets a foot on the rope! Unbelievable. This guy survives by the skin of his teeth. He has got to be the luckiest man alive!
JS: He’s the smartest man alive. There’s no luck to that!
Dragon questions St. Claire’s count briefly, but he focuses right back on Mitch, taking him over with a Northern Lights suplex.
DF: 1…………..2……………and another kickout by Mitch!
JS: How about giving Mitch some credit for being one tough SOB? You never have anything good to say about the guy!
As Dragon goes off the ropes, Cassie trips him up. She turns away from the ring, pretending she didn’t do anything. Rhianna again goes after her, spearing her down on the floor. This time, St. Claire has had enough and he calls for security to come out as he ejects both women from ringside.
DF: The referee has had enough of these two women interfering and he’s kicking them out!
The camera spots Cassie’s purse laying on the apron at ringside as she is ushered away. As Dragon goes for another suplex, Mitch grabs the purse and cracks it on Dragon’s forehead.
DF: What the hell is in that purse?
Mitch lands on top as the two men collapse to the mat.
DF: Not like this………………1………………….2…………. and Dragon gets a shoulder up! This man will never say die!
JS: If he were a cat, he’d have used up his nine lives!
Mitch is livid as he complains that it should’ve been a three count. He goes out to the floor and gets a chair.
DF: Now there’s no call for this! Mitch does not need to bring a chair into this match!
JS: He doesn’t need to, but he’s going to!
St. Claire warns Mitch not to bring the chair into the ring, but Mitch pushes him away. Mitch stands over Dragon, but as he attempts to use the chair, Dragon gets to his feet and blocks it. Both men struggle over the chair and as Dragon pulls the chair away from Mitch, St. Claire gets a little too close and ends up getting clocked in the head with it.
JS: What a coward! Dragon just knocked out the referee to save his Title! How low can you go?
DF: That’s a blatant lie! That was an accident!
Dragon looks down at St. Claire, but realizing he’s down, an evil smile comes over his face as he looks at the chair, then at Mitch.
JS: Wait just a minute! This ain’t right!
Mitch realizes that Dragon has the chair and starts to beg off. Instead of using the chair, Dragon throws it down on the mat. Dragon kicks Mitch in the midsection then hooks him up for the Dragon’s Wings DDT.
DF: Do it Dragon!
Dragon drives Mitch’s head into the chair with the Dragon’s Wings DDT, but St. Claire is still down. Dragon pulls Mitch into the corner and kicks him repeatedly in the chest, then he picks up the chair, backs up, then does a running dropkick with it into Mitch’s face.
DF: Shades of Rob Van Dam with that move!
JS: Well thank God there’s no referee right now or else Mitch would be toast, thanks to all of Dragon’s cheating!
Now referee James Coe runs down and the crowd senses impending victory for Dragon. Dragon lifts Mitch up and nails him with Crimson Lightning. Coe goes down for the cover, but the crowd starts to boo as Dirk Robertson runs down to the ring.
DF: What the hell is he doing here?
Dirk reaches into the ring and pulls Coe to the floor. Dirk then gives Coe the Killshot as he looks up at Dragon and smiles, then he shrugs his shoulders.
DF: That no good son of a bitch just prevented Dragon from winning this match!
JS: He’s come out to correct this injustice!
Dragon picks up the chair and motions for Dirk to come into the ring. Dirk jumps on the apron, but Mitch has struggled to get to his feet, and he spins Dragon around and drops him with the Birthright before collapsing.
JS: Yeah! Way to go Mitch!
Seeing that Dragon is down, Dirk comes into the ring and starts stomping away on the fallen Champion. Dirk lifts Dragon up and lays him out with the Daredevil Drop, then he drags Mitch over and puts him on top of Dragon.
DF: Not this way! No! No!
Dirk starts to shake St. Claire to revive him, then he pushes him down to count the fall.
1……………………..2………………….and a kickout by Dragon!
Mitch can’t believe it as he rolls off the cover and starts to bang his fists on the mat. Then he rolls out of the ring and picks up the Universal Title belt.
JS: What’s good for the goose is good for the gander Denzel! Mitch is so resourceful!
Dirk lifts Dragon to his feet and holds him in place. Mitch winds up with the belt, but Dragon ducks, and Dirk takes the full brunt of the belt shot right to the head.
DF: Serves you right Robertson! Maybe that will knock some sense into you!
Mitch looks down at Dirk, and Dragon takes that opportunity to slip in behind and give Mitch a reverse DDT. Dragon then baseball slides Dirk out of the ring to the floor, then hits a standing moonsault. St. Claire is still woozy as the crowd becomes ansy, waiting for him to make the count.
DF: No! Somehow Mitch got his shoulder up!
JS: That’s what makes this man so great!
Dragon buries his head in his hands, thinking he had the match won, then he gets Mitch back to his feet. Dragon sends Mitch off the ropes and gives him a spinebuster.
DF: Surely that will do it…………..1……………….2…………….. and Mitch kicks out again!
Dragon attempts to whip Mitch off the ropes again, but Mitch pokes him in the eye, and goes for a whip himself. Dragon reverses it and shoots Mitch back into St. Claire again, causing him to fly through the ropes.
JS: Down goes St. Claire again! This is insane! Can that idiot stay out of the way?
Dragon goes for a big splash in the corner, but Mitch avoids it, and Dragon crashes chest first and crumbles to the mat.
DF: Mitch has survived a ton of Dragon offense and now has capitalized on a Dragon mistake to gain the upper hand!
Mitch lifts Dragon up over his shoulder and drills him with the VIP Driver. He covers Dragon, but there is no referee. The second referee Coe, that had been knocked out after the Killshot, climbs into the ring.
DF: I forgot that Coe was still on the floor! This could do it! We’re going to have a new Champion!
1……………………….2………………… and Dragon kicked out! My God, he kicked out! I don’t know how he did it!
Mitch gets up angrily and pushes Coe, and Coe gets in Mitch’s face, warning him that he will disqualify him if he lays his hands on him again.
JS: That was a slow count! You tell him Mitch!
Mitch brings Dragon back to his feet and then puts him back down with the Godsend.
DF: Surely this will finish Dragon off!
1………………..2…………….. and Dragon does it again! Mitch cannot put the Champion away!
Mitch has a far away, evil look on his face. He gets out of the ring and looks under the apron for his sledgehammer, as the crowd boos loudly.
DF: Dammit, not the sledgehammer!
JS: I think you mean the Jack Hammer Denzel!
DF: Disqualify him Coe!
Mitch stands over Dragon and looks out into the crowd as he lifts the sledgehammer into the air. Coe grabs the sledge to stop Mitch from using it, but Mitch overpowers him and yanks it back. Mitch stalks Coe slowly, forcing him back into the corner. Meanwhile, Dragon has gotten back to his feet and sensing that, Mitch turns around but Dragon runs at him and takes him down with a spear, and the sledgehammer flies out of Mitch’s hands and to the floor.
DF: Good! Get that hideous weapon out of here!
Mitch tries to go and get the sledgehammer, but Dragon grabs him by the hair on the apron and suplexes him back into the ring. Dragon then goes to apply a rear naked choke, but Mitch is able to fight out of it and get to the ropes before it is put on him. Dragon starts to unload with lefts and rights, but Mitch grabs him by the tights and shoots him to the floor.
JS: It’s spilled out to the floor Denzel!
Mitch jumps off the apron and lands a double ax handle on Dragon, and he goes to whip Dragon into the steps, but Dragon reverses it and Mitch’s shoulder is driven heavily into them.
DF: You may argue this Josh, because I know you, but Dragon has for the most part stayed a step ahead of Mitch in this whole match!
Dragon spots the sledgehammer and picks it up, looking at it longingly.
DF: This is so personal for Dragon! You know he’d love to add Mitch’s blood to that weapon!
Dragon sees Mitch holding his shoulder, and he takes a wild swing with the sledge, but Mitch sees it and moves as Dragon hits the post with the weapon.
JS: Holy sh*t! If Dragon would’ve connected with that, Mitch would have no head!
The referee of record, St. Claire, has managed to crawl back into the ring, while Coe tries to get Dragon and Mitch back in the ring.
DF: Both referees are up! What happens now?
Mitch rolls back into the ring, and Dragon lays the sledgehammer in the corner. Mitch catches Dragon with a running kneelift and goes for a German suplex, but Dragon counters it into a rollup. St. Claire makes the count.
DF: Dragon has him! 1……………….2…………. and Mitch kicks out!
Mitch gets to his feet, but Dragon puts him back down with an enzuiguiri, causing him to fall back into the corner where the sledge is. Mitch picks up the sledge and holds it in front of him in self defense, causing Dragon to back out of the ring.
JS: Look at the coward! He doesn’t want any part of Mitch now!
DF: Because he’s got a hammer in his hands, you jackass!
The crowd begins to erupt as they see that Dragon has gotten another sledgehammer from under the ring.
DF: Look at this! It’s dueling sledgehammers!
Mitch takes a swing with the sledge, but Dragon blocks it with his, then Dragon swings, and Mitch blocks that too.
JS: I went to a wrestling show and a fencing match broke out!
St. Claire and Coe both try to get Dragon and Mitch to stop using the weapons, and as they do, Dragon and Mitch both jab them in the stomach with them. Dragon and Mitch go back to their jousting session, but Dragon catches Mitch with a knee to the gut, then h takes the butt end and drives it into Mitch’s sternum. Dragon then lifts his sledge high into the air, but narrowly misses. Mitch hits Dragon in the back of the knee with his sledge, and then the bell is rung.
JS: Come on! Let these two go! We want to see a winner!
DF: What choice did either ref have? Both men were using the sledgehammer! This had to be done!
Both UHW security and Mitch’s VIP Security run out to try and break up the brawl as they do manage to take away the sledgehammers. Dragon mounts Mitch and starts to pound away on him with lefts and rights, then Mitch reverses it and ends up on top. This causes Paul Jackson to come out to the ramp.
Paul: Dragon! Mitch! Break this up now! If you don’t, you’ll both be fined and suspended and neither one of you will be the Universal Champion! I will hold that Title up!
Mitch and Dragon finally separate, and Jackson continues his speech.
Paul: I am hereby ruling this match a double disqualification! I know it’s not popular with the fans, but I have no choice! You two have taken a great main event and ruined it! As far as next month’s Pay Per View, Extreme Revolution is concerned, I promise the fans that there won’t a simple one on one wrestling match. Obviously you two don’t want that either! So when we come back from our holiday break, on January 7th, I will announce the main event and a very special stipulation for that match that you Dragon, and you Mitch, will want to pay close attention to! So thank you to the fans who showed up here in Buffalo tonight and to all the people who ordered this show on Pay Per View! Good night everybody!
Dragon and Mitch go nose to nose as they are restrained by security.
DF: This war is a long way from being over! The conflict between Dragon and Mitch Norton has just begun! We’ll see you in two weeks for a special edition of Assault! Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!