The scene opens up to a replay package of last weeks Assault.
...: [DF: “Don’t discount Shadow, ever. He’ll beat Dirk in a heartbeat and you know it”
JS: “Sure. Whatever you say, hotshot”
They immediately charge into each other laying into the other with lefts and rights, Dirk hooks Shadows neck and then drives a knee in the gut, he then pushes him off and hits a knife-edge chop
Dirk hits another and another and another before whipping Shadow into the ropes. The crowd loses focus on all the chops, as Shadow comes back and jumps up hitting a forearm to the face of Dirk. He then hits him with another before kicking Dirk in the gut with a toe kick. He then backs of a little and then hits a Dropsault, sending Dirk to the mat
Dirk crouches down and is hit with an uppercut from Shadow who stands and chases after him, pushing him into the ropes, throwing lefts and rights. Jim Barr tells him to break it up, and starts counting to 5
Shadow backs off but Dirk grabs him and pushes him into the ropes now, Barr again administers the five counts. He starts at one when Dirk looks at him and pushes him. Barr gets in Dirks face as Shadow turns Dirk and hits a forearm.
DF: “This match is slowly breaking down”
Shadow drops to the mat and rolls out, he then grabs a chair and rolls in. He swings it at Dirk who ducks. Dirk then kicks Shadow in the gut who releases the chair. He then whips him off into the ropes again but Shadow stops and turns to face Dirk. They then go toe-to-toe as Jim Barr gets in the middle and shouts at them both, he then verbally warns both who then look at each other before knocking Barr down with a punch to the jaw at the same time.
DF: “They both just knocked the referee down!!”
They then turn back to each other and start brawling again. Shadow then quickly turns and attempts the Fallen Darkness but Dirk pushes him off into the ropes, Shadow returns and Dirk quickly hits the Killshot as the crowd begin booing.
JS: “YES! He got him!”
DF: “What’s Jim Barr doing now?!”
Barr crawls up and signals for the bell as Dirk makes the cover. He nods three times but looks over to Jim Barr who is standing slowly.
WP: “The referee has declared this match a No Contest due to a DOUBLE Disqualification!”
JS: “Dirk was screwed!”
Shadow slowly stands as Dirk looks over at him with a possessed look. He grabs him and tosses him over the top rope and follows after. Shadow lands on his back but stands and turns to Dirk. They then begin exchanging lefts and rights as they continue up the ramp.
Crowd: “SHADOW! SHADOW! SHADOW!”
DF: “JOIN US AFTER THIS BREAK!!”
They continue brawling and kicking the crap out of each other]:…
The scene cuts and immediately shows the stage. The lights in the arena go out as "Move" by Thousand Foot Krutch starts up. The words are just a whisper as blue spotlights rotate around the arena.
DF: “What an intense wrestling match that was, Josh. Now, this is for real, the biggest match of both careers.”
Look, listen to my voice
If you're making the choice
Tell all the girls and the boys
Either scream or rejoice
Let's make that noise
Either move or we will all be destroyed
As the chorus starts up with a scream of "Move!!!", all the lights turn on and blue fireworks explode from both sides of the ramp and Dirk Robertson walks out, acknowledging the crowd disdain by mockingly clapping.
Move and show me what you can do
when you step into the circle and shake like we do
Move when you just can't take it
and move if you just feel like breaking it
Dirk walks down to the ring as the first verse starts, jawjacking with fans as he goes.
Can you hear me? Stop, look, listen to my voice,
It was never my choice to feel all alone
This is my home
Back up , you don't know if you've never been here,
You've never been to the place inside, I face my fears
It takes everything I am
As the chorus hits again, Dirk jumps up to the apron, climbs through the ropes, and climbs up to the second turnbuckle, and extends his arms into the VIP Club symbol. He then hops down and uses the ropes to stretch out.
WP: “The following contest is a Universal Title, number one contendership match. Introducing first, from Niagara Falls, New York, weighing in at 245lbs…DIRK ROBBERRRTSONNN!”
“Move” then dies down as the fans boo his name with great anger and hatred.
DF: “What a match, Josh, Shadow v Dirk Robertson for a chance to meet the Universal Champion, whether that is Beast or Dragon”
JS: “Yeah, of course I’m rooting for Dirk! He’s got the size and power advantage and he is one hell of a wrestler.”
DF: “Shadow is as tough as anyone in UHW, and he is also one hell of a wrestler, Josh. Stop being so biased”
JS: “I never said any different. I’m just saying Dirk’s going to win”
Dirk stands in the ring, growing impatient as Shadow is yet to make his entrance.
The bells for "Blow Me Away" hit as the crowd starts to cheer. When the song hits the lyrics, Shadow walks out and the cheers get a little louder. He then walks to both sides of the ramp way, and taunts like Randy Orton. He then walks down to the ring, and climbs up the steps as Dirk slides out and looks in the ring at him. He climbs to the second turnbuckle and taunts to the crowd and then Dirk. He then does a back flip off, and does the same thing in the opposite corner
WP: “And introducing his opponent from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, weighing in at 175lbs…SHADDDOOOWWW!!”
DF: “Shadow, a man full of potential, will he realise it tonight with perhaps, the biggest win of his career?”
Shadow jumps down and stands in the centre of the ring and points at Dirk. Bart Young enters the ring and checks Shadow before Dirk slides in and is checked over by Bart.
DF: “Here we go”
Bart then calls for the bell and this match is underway. Both men circle each other and they lock up immediately. Dirk pushes Shadow away and charges after him but Shadow rolls forward past Dirk and stands, turning him before knocking him back with lefts and rights. Dirk grabs him and hits a knee to the gut before whipping him off to the ropes. Shadow returns and leaps over the shoulder of Dirk, landing on his feet behind him, he then hits a low kick to the back of Dirks feet, sending him falling back but he sits up straight away, Shadow then stands upright and backs off into the ropes behind Dirk before coming back off and hitting a Throwback. Dirk flips back onto the mat as Shadow stands. Dirk rolls onto his front and stands up, turning to Shadow with a determined look etched all over his face. He charges at Shadow and before Shadow can move he is hit with two thunderous kicks to the gut. He is then whipped off into the ropes, and is hit with a running clothesline as he comes back. He drops and Dirk drops a knee into his shoulder before stands and picking him up again.
DF: “A fast start as we expected and both men are still trying to figure each other out”
He whips him off into the corner but Shadow leaps up onto the top turnbuckle and turns leaping off with an impressive diving hurricanrana. Dirk flips over onto his back and Shadow stands, kicking him over. He then backs off and comes back with a dropkick to the face of Dirk. He the stands again and locks in a single leg crab but Dirk is too big and he crawls out to the ropes and grabs hold of the bottom. Bart counts Shadow to 5, but he lets go at 4 and steps back as Dirk pulls himself up from the bottom rope to a standing position. Shadow then runs at him but Dirk ducks and pushes him up and over the top rope straight down to the outside, planting him face first onto the mats.
DF: “Holy shit. That has GOT to hurt”
JS: “That was some serious air time, Shadow looks fucked”
Shadow hits and instinctively kneels up holding his wrist and face. Dirk then grins and climbs out of the ring to the mat outside. He pulls Shadow up and whips him knee first into the steps. Shadow flies over them and lands on the other side. Dirk continues to advance with a sadistic grin on his face. Shadow sits up and staggers up onto his feet. Dirk stands on one side of the steps and points at Shadow who runs at the steps and flies off them at Dirk, he then hits his swinging DDT onto the mat as the fans explode into loud cheering.
Crowd: “SHADOW! SHADOW!”
DF: “Listen to these fans; they always appreciate it when our wrestlers put their bodies on the line”
JS: “This match is venturing into brutality and I think Shadow might try and prove he is tougher than Dirk. This is NOT true.”
DF: “Some would beg to differ”
Shadow sits up holding his elbow, as Dirk crawls holding his forehead with the palm of his hand. Shadow stands and Dirk gets on one knee but Shadow quickly turns and hits an Enzuigiri, sending Dirk flopping on his side. Shadow then stands pumping himself up by screaming and tensing all of his upper body. The fans cheer along and Shadow then picks up Dirk in a reverse front face-lock, he then hits a snapmare followed by a dropkick to the back of Robertsons head. Dirk drops and Shadow quickly hops onto the apron before climbing to the top of the turnbuckle. He then turns facing away from Dirk and leaps off with a moonsault onto Dirk, all the way from the top buckle.
Crowd: “UHW! UHW! UHW!”
DF: “HOLY SHIT! SHADOW WITH AN AWESOME MOONSAULT!”
Shadow rolls around holding his gut as Dirk lays barely moving, grimacing and clenching his ribs. Shadow then staggers up with the support of the fans cheering and applauding. He then looks down on Dirk and picks him up before throwing him back into the ring. He rolls in after and hooks the leg as Bart slides down.
Kickout! Dirk raises a shoulder and Shadow rolls off, holding his head. They both lie on the mat momentarily before Shadow gets up first and starts to pull Dirk to his feet. He then grabs his head and twists around slamming him face first to the mat. He then stands and looks around as the fans cheer his name.
Crowd: “Shadow! Shadow!”
DF: “Shadow has taken control here.”
Shadow climbs out of the ring and grabs a chair. He then slides back in and closes it properly. Bart Young does nothing as Shadow taps the mat a couple of times. Dirk slowly stands and staggers around, as Shadow swings the chair, Dirk then ducks and steps under the swinging arm of Shadow, he then hits a german suplex, causing Shadow to fling the chair out of the ring. Dirk then stands and stalks Shadow as he rolls around on his back.
JS: “Dirk is coming back into this now”
DF: “Yeah, let’s see if he can mount a telling offense”
Dirk holds his hands out and grunts as Shadow stands still shaking off the suplex. He turns and Dirk hooks Shadows arm around his shoulder and then grabs his legs before nailing a fishermans buster. He then crawls over and hooks the leg.
Shadow raises his arm and the crowd cheers. Dirk sneers at them and sits up on his knees. He then pulls Shadows head up and starts laying into him with punches to the face. Shadows head bounces back as he is struck and his lip is cut open, pouring with blood. Dirk then stands and pulls Shadow up, he then whips him off into the ropes and runs at him with a running knee strike as he returns. Shadow drops back and rolls onto his front as Dirk stands and extends his arms into the VIP Club signal. The crowd boo him as he goes back on the offense.
He drags Shadow up by the hair and hits a snap suplex before cockily standing and turning back to Shadow. He then stands and pulls Shadow back upto his feet again. He then locks him in a front face-lock and raises him up. He stalls and turns before hitting a brainbuster on the mat, followed by a pin cover.
KICKOUT!! Shadow just about gets his shoulder up and groans at the pain his shoulder is feeling.
DF: “Shadow kicked out JUST in time there. Dirk is entering his zone now”
JS: “Damn right, it’s now time he zeros in on the kill and makes one more step to becoming Universal Champion”
Dirk kneels up and turns Shadow onto his front and then locks in the Fujiwara arm bar. He wrenches back on the shoulder blade and elbow as Shadow screams out in pain. Bart drops down as asks Shadow if he wishes to continue. He screams out yes. Dirk continues to wrench back and he even bridges back on his feet as Shadow screams out more as he continue to fight. He attempts to crawl, he edges near to the ropes, which are a few feet away but Dirk is relentless and keeps the hold locked in.
DF: “How is Shadow sustaining this pain?”
JS: “No idea, Denzel. He is suicidal and he should know when to quit”
Crowd: “Let’s go Shadow! Let’s go Shadow!”
DF: “There is no way out now”
Shadow struggles but can’t get his hand close enough to the bottom rope. Dirk then bridges more and grips Shadows hand with his right hand. Shadow screams out and immediately slides his legs to the side a little and crawls a bit more, inching closer. He then uses his legs and positions himself parallel to Dirk and flips over himself and Dirk in the process. He then hooks the leg
Kickout!! Dirk raises a shoulder and stands immediately. He then drags Shadow up and tosses him to the outside and then starts kicking the bottom rope in frustration. Dirk turns and slowly walks over to the exact same rope Shadow was thrown through as Shadow pulls a chair from under the ring. Dirk sticks his head through the middle and top rope and goes to drag Shadow up but as he does Shadow turns with the chair and hits a wicked chair shot that rings out in the whole arena, on the skull of Dirk, who drops back onto his back.
Crowd: “UHW! UHW”
JS: “WHAT THE HELL? DISQUALIFY HIM!!”
DF: “I don’t think Bart will; this is UH FUCKIN W! This match is too big to be ruined by a WWE-style finish”
JS: “It’s too big to be ruined by a steel chair shot to the god damn head!”
Dirk slowly sits up as blood trickles from his forehead. Shadow then slides in without the chair and starts stomping down on the back of Dirk, who continues to sit up and stand. Shadow then whips him off into the ropes, Dirk bounces back and Shadows leaps up with a Hurricanrana, he rolls through and ends up on the chest of Dirk, he the pulls his head up and starts punching him several times in the face. He then leaps off and climbs the turnbuckle and stands on the top rope. He then leaps off with a diving knee drop right onto the shoulders and neck of Dirk, who flaps about upon impact holding his neck. Shadow then stands and paces the ring with adrenalin rushing through his body.
DF: “Shadow using his speed and some hard hitting moves to keep Dirk down. Can he maintain his offense?”
JS: “I hope not”
Shadow drags Dirk up and whips him into the corner. He then runs at him and hits a monkey flip which sends Dirk rolling over and straight onto his feet. Shadow leaps to the outside and leaps onto the rope as Dirk turns; Shadow then leaps off with a springboard reverse bulldog. He then crawls over and covers him
Kickout!! Dirk raises a shoulder as the fans groan in disappointment. Shadow quickly stands and awaits Dirk who rises to his feet groggily. Shadow grabs him in a side headlock and wrenches before snapmaring him over, he then locks in a neck lock and wrenches back hard as the fans cheer. Dirk flings his arms about in pain as Shadow wrenches back the neck of Dirk Robertson.
DF: “Shadow now with his own submission, putting pressure on the shoulders of Dirk, this will be key to halting the Killshot.”
Dirk slowly starts to force his way back up. Shadow can’t keep his grip around Dirk and slowly his hands break apart as Dirk stands. Dirk then with an elbow to the side of Shadows head, he turns and whips Shadow off the ropes, Shadow bounces back and ducks a running clothesline before leaping up onto the middle rope and leaping back off with a flying cross body onto Dirk who catches him. Dirk then slides Shadow down to his feet, so he is facing him. Dirk then hits a series of knife-edge chops, which backs Shadow off into the ropes. Dirk then whips Shadow over to the opposite side and positions in the centre of the ring as Shadow runs back, he then lifts Shadow up and runs before planting a big-time spinebuster onto the mat. Both men lie on the mat as Bart Young begins to count to ten
DF: “Dirk used a lot of his remaining energy to plant that running spinebuster. Will it pay off?”
JS: “Don’t be stupid. It’s Dirk Robertson, he has stamina to spare”
Dirk stirs and sits up slowly.
Dirk then stands up on his knee and then completely onto his feet. Shadow stirs and sits up as Dirk stands back.
Shadow gets up onto one knee shaking off the spinebuster.
Shadow then stands completely as Dirk advances on him. Dirk grabs him by the wrist and puts in the spinning wrist lock. He then takes Shadow down to the mat with it locked in and he then drops a knee onto the front of Shadows shoulder before standing again and wringing the arm further. Shadow quickly flips up and rolls forward and takes Dirk through with an arm drag. Shadow then stands shaking his arm off as Dirk stands and turns staring at Shadow. Dirk runs at him but Shadow takes his wrist and pulls him back and hits a shuffle side kick, Dirk flops back but Shadow keeps his wrist in grip and slides behind him, grabbing the back of his head and hitting a reverse neckbreaker onto his knee. He then covers him
Thr—kickout! Dirk reaches out as Shadow sits up and shakes his head. Shadow grabs his wrist again and pulls him up. He then stands behind him and hits a half-nelson face buster. Shadow then pushes him on his back and stands. Shadow then climbs the turnbuckle and stands facing Dirk. He then leaps off with a shooting star press but Dirk raises his knee and Shadow flops off holding his ribs.
DF: “He took a risk and it didn’t pay off this time”
JS: “Come on, Dirk! Capitalize!”
Dirk stands up and towers over Shadow with a menacing look in his eyes. He pulls Shadow up and wrenches his neck around and hits a swinging neckbreaker before standing holding his arms out in the VIP pose. The fans boo him as he retains his momentum. He staggers over to Shadow and picks him up and kicks him in the gut. He then punches him in the face, followed by another kick to the gut before hooking both his arms and hitting a double underhook backbreaker. He covers him
Kickout! Shadow kicks out in the last second and Dirk stands up again, stomping down on Shadow. He then grabs him up and runs to the ropes with him, tossing him over the top rope. Shadow lands on the mat outside as Dirk slides out. Shadow stands up and is met with a single arm DDT before Dirk suddenly turns him around and hooks his legs around Shadows legs and bridges back himself, grabbing his neck
JS: “Inverted STF!”
DF: “It’s the Muta lock!”
Dirk rips back and Shadow taps out as the fans boo. Dirk grins and wrenches back as Bart looks on from inside the ring. Shadow continues to tap as Bart starts to count both men out.
JS: “HE’S GOT HIM! YES!”
Dirk releases and stomps down on Shadow before sliding back in. Shadow lies on the mat holdings his neck and writhing in pain.
Shadow slowly crawls up grabbing onto the apron as Dirk looks on in disbelief. Dirk then slowly walks over to the ropes
Shadow then kneels on the apron and mat and Dirk goes to grab him but Shadow pulls him through the ropes and stops the referees count. Shadow then climbs in the ring as Dirk slowly stands again on the outside. Shadow then backs off the opposite ropes and runs back towards Dirk; he leaps up on the top rope and springboards off onto the now standing Dirks shoulders, before hitting a hurricanrana on the outside. Both men collapse on the mat as Bart starts the ten count again.
Shadow stands and drags Dirk to his feet and rolls him in, before rolling in after him. Bart stops the count and Dirk remains on the mat. Shadow slowly stands and looks around as his stamina is starting to run low. Dirk looks up with glazed eyes as Shadow slowly walks over to him. He picks him up and goes for the Fallen Darkness as the crowd pops but Dirk suddenly pops out and pushes him off into the ropes. Shadow runs back and Dirk catches him for the Killshot, he leaps up but Shadow reverses with DDT onto the mat as the crowd cheer madly.
DF: “Great counter!”
Shadow slowly stands as Dirk rolls onto his stomach. Shadow then grabs his ankle and locks in the ankle lock as the crowd pops insanely. He wrenches the ankle as Dirk screams out in agony. Shadow stands possessed as he grips the ankle tightly. Dirk screams out and reaches out for the ropes as Bart checks on him. Dirk then pushes his body up with his arms and suddenly rolls under himself, and Shadow still gripping rolls over and ends up in a pinning predicament as Dirk has his shoulders pinned. Bart quickly drops and counts.
Thre—KICKOUT!!!!! Shadow manages to power out at the last moment as the fans erupt
DF: “HE KICKED OUT!!”
JS: “GOD DAMMIT!!!”
Shadow rolls away as Dirk crawls away in disbelief. Dirk then stands slowly and stalks Shadow who starts to slowly stand. Shadow stands and Dirk attempts another Killshot and he hits it but it takes a lot out of him too. Both men lie on the mat, still in position, only Dirk now places his arm over Shadow. Bart slides down
JS: “HE DID IT!!”
Dirk raises his arms but Bart immediately cancels the victory. Shadow has had his foot on the rope since 2. Bart calls off the bell and Dirk bolts up to his feet furiously.
JS: “WHAT THE HELL?!”
DF: “SHADOW HAD HIS FOOT ON THE ROPE!! THE MATCH CONTINUES!!”
Dirk pushes Bart back who shrugs his shoulders and points to the ropes. Shadow slowly stands holding his neck and he staggers as Dirk turns again in disgust. Shadow then leaps up and hits the Fallen Darkness as the crowd erupts. Both men lie still as Shadow stirs and Dirk lies with his eyes flickering. Shadow slowly stands and staggers back as the fans urge him to pin Dirk, but he steps forward and pulls Dirk up, he then turns and hits another Fallen Darkness as the fans erupt.
DF: “Pin him now!!”
Shadow then crawls over and flops over Dirk as Bart slides in.
DF: “HE DID IT!!”
The crowd erupts and Bart signals for the bell as “Blow Me Away” blasts out. Shadow rolls off and Bart raises his hand.
WP: “HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE UNIVERSAL TITLE…..SHADDDOOOOWWW!!!!”
DF: “Shadow is the new Universal Title, Number One Contender! What a match!”
Shadow slowly stands and raises his hands as Dirk rolls away and out of the ring to the mat outside.
JS: “Credit to Shadow, he never gave up and he gave Dirk the match of his life”
Shadow climbs the turnbuckles, raising his fists as the crowd chants his name.
Crowd: “SHADOW! SHADOW! SHADOW! SHADOW! SHADOW!”
DF: “What a match!!”
Shadow jumps down with a huge grin on his face as Dirk walks back up the ramp with disappointment all over his face. Some fans are applauding him back but most are focused on Shadow who climbs the next turnbuckle and raises both fists again as the scene fades to a Chamber of Hell Rewind Video Package.