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The Live Show begins with a video package of UHW set to "November Rain" By Guns n Roses.
It highlights classics throughout the last three years including the Holocaust Match, Beast winning the championship at Rise from Hell, Mitch and the VIP club, Shadow winning at Sacrifice II, The Kings of Hardcore winners Scorpion raising his hand and then Beast, Drake and Dragon going face to face, Justin walking out on Danger zone as UHW Champion, Brimstone at Point of no return as the Owner, Enigmah holding her Womans championship followed by Wench holding hers, The Dark Ones uniting together. After the 8 minute UHW recap, the show returns to center stage where Phenom stands out of character as the crowd applause.
Phenom: Hello and welcome to the UHW Hall of Fame ceremony., I would like to thank you all in attendance for joining us here tonight as we celebrate the three year anniversary of UHW as well as the inductions of five UHW superstars who have made their mark, earn t their mark and will forever be remembered in the Hall of Fame. These five guys have bled, sweat and cried for this company. Fr this fed. They have showed their heart and determination in both the ring and backstage.
Coming from a UHW from the past, from the early 2000s where the fed was very small, very basic, UHW has evolved over the years into a full, 100% quality federation with exciting story lines, prestigious championships and a history like none other. The talents of many of the writers throughout the years, We have fought through thick and thin, through bookers and moaners, from character changes to character developments, we have had grueling death defying matches, matches filled with emotion. Matches not for the fainted hearted, matches with the best match quality in the wolrd. No other fed in the world can live up to our match history. Period. We have the
greatest efed in the world. And the following five superstars tonight, will join others in the Hall of Fame as guys who have truely made their mark.
Though, to get this five inducted, it wasn't easy. A nomination list was placed months ago by me, and was revised by head booker Silvus. To get our five from that long list, we had five anonymous voters cast their top two on a points basis. From the ashes came the five who will take their plaque tonight and be honored by each and everyone.
Id just like to say one last word. Though through fire and flames we battle in UHW as friends, colleagues and enemy's. We create dramas and we create situations where we believe the fed will die. I assure you, things never last forever and UHW is so so lucky to have so much success to this day. I stand back at times from sidelines and watch this place bloom, watch it rise and i watch it fall. But every time, we band together to make things right again. But, whatever happens. If guys leave in their own personal quest to grow up in life and move on or if guys come and go over time. UHW will always be remembered within our small internet community. It will be remembered for the good times. It will be remembered for the intense competition, the fun it produced and the extremely talented writing of matches that would put WWE creative on their asses. This place, UHW, isn't just a website to some. It is everyday life. It is a family. It is a home on the internet. Most of all, even if we are a small internet based fantasy fed, UHW has three long years of history from all ages, genders, countries. And that, my friends, my family, is something that makes us all hall of famers ourselves. I thank you for the good times, thank you for making UHW a place to be. UHW will live on forever, it will never die. It will be always in our hearts.
The crowd applause as Phenom capps his speech off.
Now, Our first inductee is known as the Millenium Man. A man who rised up on riches, a former UHW Universal Champion and one of the best damn heels that ever walked in a UHW ring. The first major star to jump aboard the UHW freight train, the one and only, MITCH NORTON!
The people in attendance stand up and cheer as Mitch Norton makes his way to the podium, accepting his Hall Of Fame plaque. Emotion comes over his face as he looks as the plaque and prepares to speak.
"Wow....this is truly an honor. You hear the rumors that you're under consideration to be enshrined into the Hall Of Fame, but you don't really believe it's true until it's official.
I'd like to start out by thanking everyone responsible for making this happen, starting with PhenoM, as he is the one that gave me the call. This company, UHW, reached out to me three years ago when there was a lot of turmoil and way too much drama from my previous place of employment and opened their arms to me. I had a good run at that previous place of employment, but things reached a point where it was in the best interests of my career and of my life, that I move on.
So I signed with UHW and thanks to the selfless attitude of Cody Cage putting me over so strongly, Mitch Norton became an impact player from the moment I stepped foot into the company. It was the likes of Cage, Beast, and Dragon in those first few months that made stepping into the ring each and every time so much fun because those guys challenged me to be the best that I could be, and hopefully they would say the same thing about me. Without the efforts of those gentlemen, I wouldn't be standing here tonight.
I'd also like to thank Ryan Fury, who was an original VIP Club member, for all the good times in and out of the ring. I always thought that Ryan was an underrated talent and I enjoyed the hell out of our association together. Also many thanks to all the other guys I've stepped in the ring with, and I hope I don't forget anybody. Shadow, Justin Daly, Brimstone, Demios, Silvus, Baron, Drake Stevens, Scorpion, former owner Paul Jackson and of course James Jackson. I believe that great opponents make great matches, great feuds, great rivalries and each one of those gentlemen challenged me in their own way. Thank you.
To my soon to be ex-wife Cassandra. Although I regret how we drifted apart during my last hiatus from the ring and how our relationship came to an end, you were with me from the start of my rise into prominence and were a big part of my success in and out of the ring. Life does go on, but I would've been extremely negligent and seflish if I didn't mention the significance you had, both personally and professionally.
To a man I consider a brother to me Dirk Robertson, you also have stood loyal to me, even at great sacrifice to your own career, which you did not have to do. Hopefully you will continue to work hard to realize the talent that I know you have and become the force in this business I know you can be.
Now I'm not going to bore you with a long winded speech about my career. I feel the body of work speaks for itself, but the goals I had for myself was to be the best in every aspect of my craft. I wanted to have the best matches, cut the best promos and get the biggest reaction from the audience all the time, 24/7. I wanted to go down in history as the greatest antagonist, or "heel", if you will, of all time. I think the Most Hated Awards I've won every year is a statement that I have accomplished that. Being the top bad guy in this business for my whole career was a lot of fun, I sure as hell can't deny that. Torturing Beast's wife....that was fun. Breaking Cage's leg....that was fun. Repeatedly beating the crap out of Dragon....that was fun. Frying Silvus' testicles....that was disturbing, yes, but fun. Chairs, sledgehammers, chains, fireballs, I wasn't above anything, and having said all that, you may have called it shady, you may have called it shortcutting, but it also led to two Universal Title reigns, including one that lasted 9 glorioius months.
Ok, maybe I lied about long winded, but hey, you only get into the Hall Of Fame once!
I suppose now would be a good time to tell you that while I am now a Hall Of Famer, I am by no means retired! I have a lot of good years left in that ring and I'm not coming back just to "fit in". Mitch Norton's name is synonymous with impact and it is impact that I will continue to make! So while you may see a new Mitch Norton is some respects because there are more fans cheering me than I am used to and while I may take more time to acknowledge those that have helped get me to where I am today, don't think for one split second that I'm still not the same cutthroat, evil, egotistical, ruthless, heartless sonofabitch when it comes to getting in that ring and getting the job done. You see, James Jackson has something that belongs to me and I will not rest until I get MY Universal Title belt back! And if James doesn't like it, or if there are some boys in the back that don't like it, then bring it on! I'm not a hard man to find! And while it may be cliche, let me tell all you UHW superstars this, more specifically you Harvey Cross....it's a lot easier to jump on than it is to jump off!
So in closing, thank you to UHW management, the past in Paul Jackson and the present in Peter Draven, to all the talent that I've worked with, to the referees, the ring crew, the stagehands, the announcers and even the media, who often stuck their noses in where it didn't belong. It hasn't always been warmth and sunshine, but it's been the greatest time of my career and you can rest assured that the best is yet to come!
And you can take THAT to the bank!
Thank you..thank you very much."
Phenom: Our second inductee of the night is a man who was never one of the UHW originals. The only man to rise from roleplaying, to become the UHW heavyweight champion, to write and begin the Assault sister show DangerZone. A great friend to everyone who is missed in UHW. The one and only, the man who hails from Canada, JUSTIN DALY!!!!
Justin:Ē I stand here tonight, in front of all my friends, families and all the great athletes i have wrestled with in my career. I did not prepare a speech. I did not consider what i was going to say when i got out here. Every time i have ever stepped into a ring. Every time i have ever stepped in front of a camera, i said what came from my heart. I never planned anything, i always said what was true and blue and how i felt at that particular moment, so thatís what i plan to do tonight. You can't write a speech. You can't imagine what you are going to say because; the spur of the actual moment is what motivates me.
This means so much to mean. I have won the International Championship twice in my career. I have won the UHW Championship. I was Danger Zone wrestler of the year. Selected first overall in the draft. I could sit here and name all the accomplishments of my career here in this company but the fact is, this means more to me then anything. All Iíve ever wanted to do is prove to the world a young kid who grew up in a tough neighborhood with a tough life can make something of himself. I grew up in neighborhoods full of drugs and gang violence and here i am, 4 years later, at this prestige event, accepting my plaque, accepting my entry into the UHW Hall of Fame.
I have wrestled and worked with the who's who of UHW and UHW history. Iíve spent my career working with such legends as Dragon, Beast, and Phenom. Team X has been a huge part of my career. If it was the phenomenal feud i had with Beast. The backstage prank wars i engaged in with Dragon. The memories i had with Phenom on a road. A man who has been like my best friend in this company. Iíve wrestled Dragon. Iíve wrestled Beast. One day Phenom, we will have our match. We will put on the greatest match in UHW history, its happening. Holocaust, look out!
Iíve had a lasting relationship with the two men i returned to wrestle in this special Chamber of Hell match. No matter if itís in the arena. Out at your local McDonalds. Hell, it may even be on the airplane tonight. The combination of Daly, Shadow and Stevens are never apart. When i was injured, these two were the first to call. When i won my championship matches, they were the first to say congratulations. Sitting backstage waiting for your match and name to be called, can be a stressful time. I would not get through it without these two making it a fun atmosphere. I mean, these two may have bad tastes in sports, doesn't prevent the fact that these two will be my best friends when Iím sitting in a retirement home getting my diaper changed.
I could go on and on and on and give stories about all these great backstage moments but id like to take this time to thank some wrestlers. Thank many men i have traveled with and been associated with in this great company. First off, my homeboy Baron. The man who got me the tryout. The man who called me up and said "mother fucker, do i have a job opportunity for you". Ids like to thank Paul Jackson. The two men who sat and called my matches every Saturday night, Denzel Freewood and even though, i was the butt of most of his jokes, a special thank to Josh Smith. A few boys in the back who have not only been great to be around in the back but provided with me some tough competition and some great matches. Id like to thank men such as Scorpion, Ryan Fury, Mitch Norton, James Jackson, Sara Steel, Wench, Kid Matthews, Kill Crazy, Hell spawn, Eric Desalve, Silvus, Brimstone, Shane Ambross, Dirk Robertson and every single opponent vie ever had in this very ring, you pushed me to the limits i expect and i truly thank you for that.
Before i go, i got one more person to thank. And that is all the fans of UHW. All the fans of Justamania. If it wasnít for the reactions from the fans, it doesn't matter if everyone is standing on their feet cheering loudly or booing my ass out of the building. If it were not for those reactions, i would not be doing what i do. Thank you for all the support. Thank you for the memories and i hope one day i can come back and together, we can make more memories.
UHW Champion. International Champion. Danger Zone wrestler of the year. Justamania. Mr. Godlike. The ONLY label that matters to me is UHW Hall of Famer! THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT!
Phenom: The third man to be inducted into the Hall of Fame tonight is a man who has put his body through absolute hell. A Hardcore Icon, a man of a few words. A former X-Rated champion who took Dragon to the limit in the first Sacrifice Event. A man who helped UHW get to its ultimate success backstage as head booker. The man's name is, DRAKE STEVENS!
*The crowd claps respectfully as Drake Stevens walks up to the stage in a fancy suit. His eyes well as he accepts his hall of fame plaque.*
Drake: Thank you all very, very much. From the date of March 3rd, 2005 when I stepped into Undisputed Hardcore Wrestlingís ring for the very first time I knew something very special was going to happen. And my friends something really special did happen. I remember my very first big feud in UHW and that was with Demios. When we came in I wore a mask and the time came for me to begin to get away from doing that. The mask as I was told was holding me back, so we went into the very first Inferno match at Damnation and as Demios and I were getting ready all I could think is ďAm I really going to trust this guy to power bomb me through three burning pieces of wood and to the mat, lighting me on fire.?Ē Well we went through and the guy was great at what he did and it came off perfect. The great thing was all the wrestling news sites were sure the beast that was Demios would unmask, but I did.
Going into the very first Sacrifice I got to work with a true UHW legend and original in Dragon. We agreed to do the Japanese Death match and again I realized that I was putting basically my life in the hands of Dragon and his in mine. We went through the match and the crowd loved it, now I was working as the bad guy of the time so to see me win upset some people and they couldnít wait for me to lose. Dragon the man is a guy like I have never met. He is great for a joke and in the ring he is all business but he is one of a few tonight who I can really say that I became friends with.
Of course oneís career cannot ever come without injury and I did injure my knee in the death match. I cannot fault Dragon at all for the injury and it was my fault but that did cost me both my first X-Rated title and a lot of the remaining year of 2005. The whole time I worked as hard as I could to get back to where I was at this level. That was not an easy feat but I was able to. I finally returned to the ring in 2006. I worked most of 2006 with Sara Steel. Sara is a great girl and a joy to work with but the rumors of us really being a couple were never true. I guess it says something for my acting ability to have pulled that one off. We defeated the team of Killian Swift and Sabertooth at the Second Sacrifice. Even on the reduced schedule I worked I had problems but I captured my second title defeating Silvus in the electric cage.
I defended that title against Dark Sun in one of most controversial matches in UHW history. See, we did a very famous spot where I was to DDT Sun off the jumbotron. And yes to say it for sure the spot was my idea and most others hated it. But Sun was great, I could have killed the guy with the spot but it went fine except for two broken ribs. After that match I went on the shelf again, yes folks when you do things the way I used to you do get hurt a lot. Sometimes I got called reckless but in the end you have to entertain the fans and more important your peers.
I missed basically the rest of 2006 and I returned one last time under my mask to team with Beast and win the tag titles. Beast is a great guy and he taught me so much about the original UHW. I am proud to stand before you as a new UHW Hall of Famer but I donít and I wonít be able to compare to guys like Dragon, Beast, Demios or Brimstone. When we lost the tag titles to Hardcore Kade and Bryan Blade, sadly Kade later Overdosed but this is a happy time. Anyways I again underwent more surgery and came back to try to work with the upstart Danger Zone brand. I do want to make special mention of my good friend Shadow who without his help I would not have been able to work up the courage to make what I at the time thought would be one last go. The guy is great and if there is someone who I wish was really standing next to me right now Shadow would be that man. I worked the barbed wire match with Justin Daly and I won my first UHW world title. Now people have suggested I should not have done that match but looking back it was one of my greats and I was honored to work with Daly, he and Shadow have become my best friends in UHW and those two I couldnít ask for anything more out of both on a professional and personal level. They are two great guys who after our last match at the anniversary show I know I will deeply miss. That title never left my waist and it now sits on my mantel at home and reminds me everyday just why I did what I did for so many years so from the very bottom of my heat I do thank all of you and Iím sure Iíll leave people out but also all the help in my career both in and out of the ring from guys like Baron, Silvus and especially Mitch Norton. Mitch is a guy that I always looked up to before he came to UHW and he was sometimes treated as an outsider in his time here but he prevailed and he is truly a legend and backstage he is very underrated. Phenom for this whole thing being possible tonight and for things heís done over the years and even Cage for several things. Without these men there wouldnít be a hall of fame or overall a UHW.
People ask me a lot what I think defines my career and most people if they had to guess would tell you being the only man three and zero at Sacrifice including the wins on Daly and Dragon. And yes my friends that is a great honor but I always prided myself on giving back to this business. If I saw a young guy walk into UHW I always tried to help him as best as I could. I never cared that much if I won or lost but as long as the fans and more importantly my friends were impressed I was happy. I worked hard for this award tonight but many others helped me get there and I can only say one thing and I will say it with a huge smile as I have for four years here in UHW and fifteen overall.
My name is Drake Stevens and they called me the Hardcore Icon, they called me X-Rated champ twice, tag champion one time and finally world champion. Now tonight and forever after this they can call me Hall of Famer 2008 thank you very much.
*There is a long applause as Drake Stevens turns and returns to his seat.*
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Phenom: Our forth man is a man who hails from the land down under. The first ever champion in our companies history. One of the best damn role players ever. A man who has held nearly every title, the 2008 King of Hardcore title, a man who has rivaled with the best and continues to do so. The animalistic Suplex machine himself, BEAST!
Well where do I begin? the emotions that ran through me when I got the message that I was going to be inducted into UHW's hall of fame! where do I find the words to explain just how I'm feeling. I'll take you back a bit just to show you just how much this place means to me.
The letters UHW....The same letters I have heard for nearly all my career, it all started in the original UHW. A time when wrestling was thriving a time that help me grow into the wrestler you see before you. There were good times and bad times like anything else but all I can say is the experience was phenomenal... During that time I was lucky enough to team up with two of the greatest wrestlers I have had the honor to get into that ring with...Dragon and Phenom. We did everything together the girls the booze...it was a blast, team x was riding high and we were in a great company. Then again nothing lasts forever and before I knew it UHW was closing it's doors.... the UHW i had fallen in love with, the UHW that was an unforgiving mistress and I can tell you this now, it hit hard. I thought then my best days were behind me.. oh how wrong was I. I would just like to take the time now to remember the great Galan who sadly passed away all those years ago, however that was a contributing factor to UHW closing it's doors. Galan you gave us all strength as wrestlers, you were a mentor and a father figure and on behalf of Dragon, Phenom and Myself we never truly got to say how much we miss you. Me standing here tonight wouldn't have been possible without him.
We needed somewhere to go, I mean the hottest free agents in wrestling needed somewhere to go right!? and then it happened.....the darkest day in wrestling history, we joined the WRF. cue lighting! Haha no while it wasn't a very pleasant experience for most of the guys there was one memorable moment of it all. That was the Ultimate X match, Dragon, Prof and myself put on one hell of a match and it showed our UHW roots and I think from then on people looked at us in a different light, but let's face it no one was happy there but out of the darkness came a ray of hope a flickering light in the distance. UHW was about to be reborn once again and you know what my passion came rushing back. WRF was only temporary I think most of us knew that but now we had somewhere we could ply our craft again. So under the watchful eye of the new owners at UHW, my heart and soul had been restored and somewhere amongst it all management had faith in me because I captured the UHW Universal title.
Speechless wasn't the word.... I remember getting back to my hotel room and sitting at the end of the bed and just staring into the title. I sat there and looked at it for well over half and hour just thinking to myself that I'm back...I'm on top of my game and I'm going to make everyone work for this title and the rest they say is history.
Over my time here at UHW I have had the honor to get into the ring with some greats. The first guy to spring to mind is Demios, a true monster with a big heart. I don't think I have ever learnt so much about pain than my matches with Demios, when he hit you...you damn well knew about it he wasn't here to mess around. I had some really great matches with him and where ever he is I hope he knows he has meant a lot to my career.
Mitch Norton, haha I know it's a shock but trust me this guy can go. The honest truth is that Mitch Norton has probably been my greatest fued I have ever taken part in. The things we put each other through was just unbelievable. The sleepless nights, the endless amount of matches were great and in the end Mitch Norton finally achieved his dream of becoming champion as he beat me....in a FATAL FOUR WAY!! haha it's ok I'm not bitter you worked hard for it Mitch and I was glad to see you as champ!
Another guy I want to mention is Justin Daly, he was a young hungry up and comer when he came into the business a guy I thought I could mould and that's just what I did, I spoke and he listened it was a sign of respect and a sign that he was here to learn and try hard. Of course everyone breaks free after awhile but to my knowledge he became the Dangerzone Champ and won the belt over in WRF. So I must have done something right!
Brimstone a truly revolutionary character, he changed the shape of UHW and brought in the most brutal match I have ever been in, the holocaust match! that has become stuff of legend and I still don;t know how I survived it.. I believe Dragon walked out as Champion after that match.
Phenom, what can I say about this guy? we have been up and down the road with each other many times over and I dont think there is one guy who I could trust more with my life than this guy. I consider him a apart of my family and many of you may not recall but one of my greatest matches was against him, it tends to be forgotten but I haven't and Phenom you have contributed so much to my career I could stand up here and talk all night.
and then theres Dragon, undoubtedly my greatest in ring opponent.. I don't recall a match I have had with Dragon that the fans haven't been on the edge of their seat. High intensity, high energy everytime I'm in the ring with him and I think we compliment each others style perfectly... Dragon makes everything so easy in the ring, we don't even have to think we just know what is coming next... and we are both suckers for punishment. People have asked me what match has defined your career and without a doubt I have to say....Beast vs Dragon Chamber of Hell. I was at my best, Dragon was at his best and there was so much emotion in that match that the crowd just ate it up and it helps that I walked out with the title that night! haha
Theres soo many guys I would like to thank I just can't think of them at this time to the boys who I have forgotten Drake, Baron and everyone else it has been a honor to step between the ropes with you, it is the greatest honor to fight for UHW and to tell you all the truth it feels a bit weird standing up here being inducted as I'm still an active member on the roster, but hey I didn't pick it the people did and to all the fans who have supported me through thick and thin...you are truly the greatest contributers to my success and I cannot express how much that means to me. Thank you all for this award and I will try my hardest to keep you all entertained for as long as I can. Cheers.
Phenom: And for the finale, a man who was voted directly in with no questions asked. A man who in front of the camera and behind the scenes is the most respected in ones opinion in UHW. A man, who produces matches with perfection. A man who has put his body on the line and quite frankly should be dead. The hardcore legend of UHW, the man who bleeds UHW. The former Universal and XRated Champion, the one and only DRAGON!
"Wow. I am in an utter state of shock that I have been inducted into the UHW Hall of Fame. It's a real honor and a privelage. I was stunned to even be nominated but now to be in it with such a high class of human beings and people who have shaped UHW, it means alot to me. I'd like to thank some people if that's alright. First off, I'd like to thank two guys called east and Phenom. These two are my very best friends, and they were the ones who introduced me to the World of E-Fedding, so without them there would be no Dragon. They are my brothers and I'm proud to call them that. I'd like to thank KR, who has provided some of the most memorable moments over these 3 or 4 odd years in my E-Fedding career, I have learned so much from you, you're definatly my Teacher and I'd fued with you again in a heart beat. Justin, Matt, Shadow, Finch, Dave, You guys are amazing people who have kept me laughing, crying, excited, pissed off and exhausted for this entire run that UHW has been open, you've all contributed to my happiness and my misery, hahaha, but you're all close friends and I don't know what I'd do with out you lot. I'd also like to thank each and every person who has ever graced the UHW E-Fed, you know who you are, because it's your hard work and commitment that keeps this place going. UHW is an E-Fed like no other, we started off as a bunch of outcasts, and now we're at a peak I think no one will reach for a long time.
I also look to the future. I don't know how long I'll be in UHW, my future is definatly uncertain. But I don't want to see this place die. I look at myself as the Undertaker of UHW. Ok, I'm not a 6 foot 11 Wrestling Megastar, but I've been around for a long time and I've seen them all come and go and I look at the people who stick with UHW though it all. UHW is like no other E-Fed because we have a band of people who fight together, who stand tall together and will not back down. We have our ups and downs, we have our uneven patches, but in the end we're a big Family and that's what no other E-Fed has. I'm so proud of what UHW has done and what UHW continues to do and that's kick Ass devil_wink.gif
I've had so many memorable moments in UHW, memorable fueds and memorable matches, and I treasure them all. Through the greatest highs, to the very lows of my E-Fedding Career, I would not change a thing.
Thank-you, everybody, thank-you so much."
Phenom: And there it is, the class of 2008! Thank you for joining us on this live online broadcast of the Hall of Fame ceremony. Each and every speech was written by the men themselves and were honored to accept this award. Thank you and I hope to see you all next year!