LINKS: "The following match is tonight’s main event …. And is for the New ERA of Wrestling WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP! Introducing first…"
(CUEUP: "Nobody Does it Better" by Carly Simon. The lights flash as "SHAWN JESSICA HART, PhD" comes on the big screen. The fans pop as Hart comes out, struttin’ his stuff.)
LINKS: "He stands five foot eleven and weighs 224 pounds… hailing from Orlando, Florida… he is a former New ERA World Heavyweight champion….. SHAWN …. JESSICA … HART … PEEE AYCH DEE!"
(The crowd pops huge as Hart makes his way into the ring and flexes for them.)
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart hasn’t lost a step in the showboating department, that’s for sure."
LINKS: "And his opponent…"
(CUEUP: "Bridge of Sighs" by Robin Trower. The lights dim low as the slow, quiet, almost psychedelic quality of the music sets in. Daymon appears through the curtain and walks slowly to the ring, ignoring the crowd, with the World Heavyweight championship draped over his shoulder.)
LINKS: "Weighing in at 258 pounds …. Hailing from Tacoma, Washington …. He is the current New ERA of Wrestling WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION …… "the Undying" …. ROCKO ….. DAYMON!"
GHEORGHE: "I have never seen Rocko Daymon look so focused … so intense … as he does right now in the middle of that ring!"
(SFX: Bell rings.)
GHEORGHE: "The World Heavyweight championship match is officially underway!!"
JIVE: "Hart staring at Rocko Daymon; Daymon staring at Hart… neither one ready to make the first move."
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart making the first move as he steps forward… and both men now lock up in the collar and elbow. Rocko Daymon easily gaining the upperhand and grabs the arm of Hart and goes underneath and behind him with the hammerlock."
JIVE: "Hart needs to set the pace early, and he needs to up it. Daymon can keep pace for a while, but Hart’s quickness will tip the match in his favor."
GHEORGHE: "Daymon has the hammerlock on … and Hart trying to find some way to get out of the hold .. finally Rocko Daymon releases the hold and spins Hart around …. AND HE POPS HIM WITH A PUNCH TO THE JAW!"
JIVE: "That’s going to hurt in the morning."
GHEORGHE: "Daymon continuing the assault as he slams away at Hart … and Hart is down on his knees now… Daymon with a swift boot to the face has Hart on the mat!"
JIVE: "That happened much quicker than I thought. Daymon isn’t fooling around tonight."
GHEORGHE: "I told you, Nick. Daymon is new and improved from the cocky son of a bitch we last saw."
JIVE: "I miss that guy."
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart getting to his feet … but Rocko Daymon is there and quickly grabs the arm and rings it around to apply the hammerlock once more."
JIVE: "Daymon methodically wearing down Hart…"
GHEORGHE: "Daymon now walking to the corner with Hart… and he pulls him back slamming the arm and shoulder of Hart into the corner! Shawn Hart comes out holding his arm … but Daymon not letting him get too far as he reapplies the hold!"
JIVE: "If I were Daymon I’d be going after the leg of Hart. Take out the El Codo Explosivo and you take away Hart’s signature maneuver!"
GHEORGHE: "You also take away the speed advantage that Hart has … but Daymon is working over the arm … and he now spins Hart around … and yanks Hart forward… SHORT ARM CLOTHESLINE! He nearly took off his head with that one!"
JIVE: "Daymon not showing one bit of emotion so far."
GHEORGHE: "Daymon has fought hard to become New ERA World Heavyweight champion … he’s gone through an extraordinary amount of frustration and pain the last two years outside of wrestling … and Shawn Hart has the distinct honor of facing him in the first match back…"
JIVE: "It’s a shame that after tonight Rocko Daymon will be suffering another loss …. This time the loss of the championship."
GHEORGHE: "So far it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen…. Daymon pulling Hart off the mat … BUT HART WITH A CHOP! AND ANOTHER!"
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart with some lightning fast European uppercuts and he has the World Heavyweight champion reeling!"
JIVE: "This is what he needs!"
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart against the ropes … AND HE COMES BACK WITH THE FLYING CROSS… NO!! DAYMON CATCHES HIM!"
JIVE: "And just like that …"
GHEORGHE: "BUT HART FIGHTING… HART KICKING HIS LEGS…. AND DAYMON FALLS BACK INTO THE MAT! ONE ……….. TW—KICKOUT."
JIVE: "Hart managed to get the move off, but with Daymon catching him, the impact was slightly less than desired."
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart jumps to his feet and runs to the corner …. Rocko Daymon getting up …. HART CAT-LIKE AS HE RUNS UP THE TURNBUCKLE PADS …. AND HE FLIES OFF WITH THE MOONSAULT ONTO DAYMON!!! ONE ……………. TWO …… KICKOUT!"
JIVE: "Hart pulling that out early and almost caught Daymon off guard!"
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart with a spectacular move! … and he follows it up with a knee to the face! Hart grabbing the legs of the World Heavyweight champion … AND HE CATAPULTS HIM! DAYMON GOES CRASHING INTO THE TOP ROPE!"
JIVE: "Daymon’s throat just went full force into the top rope .. and he’s on the mat."
GHEORGHE: "Hart not relenting one bit! He grabs Daymon from the mat and pulls him into the center of the ring …. And drops the leg across the arm of Daymon!"
JIVE: "Daymon was working on Hart’s arm, probably to lessen the chance of Hart locking on the Fujiwara Armbar … and now Hart is working on Daymon so he CAN apply the move.."
GHEORGHE: "Hart has the World Heavyweight champion … and he brings him to his feet…. Hart placing the head of Daymon in between his legs………. AND SENDS HIM HEAD FIRST WITH THE PILEDRIVER!"
JIVE: "Hart’s upped the pace of this match … and he’s in control. This is what I was talking about earlier. Daymon is methodical, Hart is explosive."
GHEORGHE: "Both men can put the match away at any moment … their styles are different … and both men have held the World Heavyweight championship around their waists… they know what this match, and what the match at Unplugged, is all about."
JIVE: "Hart playing to the crowd now .. he shouldn’t be taking this break."
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart back on Daymon .. he’s straddling him and delivering a flurry of punches as he straddles the World Heavyweight champion! Hart finally relents…. And drops the elbow into the sternum."
JIVE: "I hear Larry Tact is still in the building … do you think he’s going to come down and get a ringside view of his potential opponent at Unplugged?"
GHEORGHE: "I have no clue, Nick … but Shawn Hart has Rocko Daymon back on his feet … and he sends him into the ropes! Daymon returns … AND HART WITH THE EL CODO EXPLOSIVO…."
(SFX: Crowd pops!)
JIVE: "DAYMON DUCKED!"
GHEORGHE: "The World Heavyweight champion ducks…. AND HE GRABS HART…….. REVERSE RUSSIAN LEGSWEEP! ONE ………………… TWO ……….. KICKOUT BY HART!"
JIVE: "Hart trying to end this match early, but Daymon was not about to let that happen! Looks like the dog still has some bite!"
GHEORGHE: "Rocko Daymon sitting up, but he’s obviously been slowed by the damage done by Shawn Hart…. Daymon slowly getting to his feet … and now he’s grabbin… NO! Daymon bent down to get Hart, but Hart grabbed onto the front of the tights and yanked Daymon forward! Daymon goes crashing to the mat!"
JIVE: "And the fans almost got a glimpse of Rocko Jr. there. Come on, Hart, be a little courteous here to those of us who came here to see a wrestling match, not a softcore porno!"
GHEORGHE: "And somewhere out there the hairs on the back of Peter File’s neck just shot up…"
JIVE: "As well as other things, I’m sure."
GHEORGHE: "Both men are getting their feet now … Hart’s up! Daymon’s up! Shawn Hart coming in for the axe-handle… but Daymon drops to his knees and lands a fist right into the midsection! Shawn Hart doubled over… AND DAYMON WITH THE EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! Hart wobbling …. Daymon to his feet and grabs Hart by the head…. He turns him around ……… REVERSE DDT! ONE ……………. TWO ………….. THRE—NOOO! Hart out at the last second!"
JIVE: "The back of Shawn Hart’s head left an imprint on the mat!"
GHEORGHE: "Daymon did bring Hart down with force."
JIVE: "No, it literally left an indent!"
GHEORGHE: "Oh stop. Daymon now grabbing the leg of Shawn Hart…. Daymon placing his feet on the other leg… AND DAYMON DROPS HIMSELF BACKWARDS YANKING HART’s LEG WITH HIM!"
JIVE: "He’s trying to dislocate the leg … that’d put Hart out of this match for sure."
GHEORGHE: "Rocko Daymon back up … AND HE HITS THE MOVE A SECOND TIME! Hart rolls onto his stomach now … and he’s trying to make it to the ropes."
JIVE: "Daymon’s not letting him though."
GHEORGHE: "The World Heavyweight champion grabs Hart by the leg … and he hoists Hart in the air …. AND SLAMS THE KNEE INTO THE MAT!"
JIVE: "If Daymon keeps this up .. and alternates between the arms and legs of Shawn Hart, he would have this match in the bag."
GHEORGHE: "Rocko Daymon has not shown one bit of emotion this entire match. He has kept the focus strictly on the action … and letting his work in the ring do all the talking."
JIVE: "So far it’s been telling a fine story … but whether or not the story has a fairytale ending has yet to be seen."
GHEORGHE: "The World Heavyweight champion finally bringing Hart to his feet.. Daymon locks the arm of Hart… AND BRINGS HIM UP AND OVER WITH A SUPLEX! Daymon with a quick cover… ONE ……… TW—Hart is out."
JIVE: "Hart still managing to get out of the pinfall attempt quickly.. that tells us he’s still very much in the match. Not a good sign for Daymon if you ask me."
GHEORGHE: "Daymon dragging Hart into the corner… and now he picks him up and placing a leg on the ropes … DAYMON WITH A SWIFT KICK TO THE BACK OF THE KNEE! Daymon now grabbing the foot of Hart and trying to wrap it around the ropes!"
JIVE: "The referee not liking that one bit and he’s over there counting Daymon.."
GHEORGHE: "Daymon releases at four …. But goes straight back to it!"
JIVE: "This time Hart stops him! Hart with a rake of the eyes and Daymon walks out of the corner!"
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart pulls his leg back into the ring … and now he limps out of the corner… BUT DAYMON TURNS AND SPEARS HIM TO THE MAT!! DAYMON STRADDLING HART AND WAILING AWAY!"
JIVE: "Hart trying to cover his face … but the impact of the punches is just breaking right through."
GHEORGHE: "Finally Hart manages to push Daymon off him! Rocko Daymon on his feet and the crowd giving him some love!"
JIVE: "He doesn’t care… he is focused on defending the World Heavyweight championship here in Little Rock."
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart getting to his feet … and here comes Daymon …. BUT HART WITH A BOOT TO THE GUT!"
JIVE: "But the leg gives out and Hart falls flat on his ass."
GHEORGHE: "Daymon turns and comes back at Hart….. AND HART WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE! Daymon holds his jaw … AND DROPS THE ELBOW!"
JIVE: "Hart rolled out of the way! Daymon hit nothing but mat."
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart scrambling to the ropes … and he’s back on his feet! So is Daymon! Daymon shaking his arm … AND HERE COMES SHAWN HART! HART WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK TAKES THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION TO THE MAT!"
JIVE: "Daymon took his mind off Hart for a split second .. and that’s all he needed."
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart feeling the effects of the earlier damage, though, as he isn’t as quick to his feet this time around. Luckily for him, Daymon isn’t up yet."
JIVE: "Daymon still on the mat trying to regain his senses."
GHEORGHE: "Hart back on his feet…. And he has Daymon! Hart takes the World Heavyweight champion and brings him up… AND NOW CHARGES INTO THE CORNER WITH HIM! HART HOPS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND JUMPS DOWN TO THE ARENA FLOOR WHILE DAYMON HAS HIS THROAT JAMMED ON THE RING ROPES!"
JIVE: "Uh oh! Hart landed on his leg and his knee buckled!"
GHEORGHE: "Daymon is down on the inside … Hart is down on the outside! The referee counting Hart out right now!"
JIVE: "This isn’t exactly the way you want to lose your World Heavyweight championship match!"
GHEORGHE: "Daymon lying smack dab in the center of the ring … and Hart holding his knee on the arena floor!"
REFEREE: "FOUR! …… FIVE! ………….. SIX!"
JIVE: "The ref is at six… Hart needs to get a move on!"
GHEORGHE: "He’s trying to pull himself to the apron …"
REFEREE: "EIGHT ………………….. NINE ……………….."
GHEORGHE: "HART PULLS HIMSELF UP ………….."
JIVE: "Hart rolls in at the last moment! He saved himself the match."
GHEORGHE: "Phew! For a second there I half expected his knee to give out again!"
JIVE: "Luckily for Hart that didn’t happen. His dream of being a two-time New ERA World Heavyweight champion is still alive."
GHEORGHE: "Hart now crawling to Daymon … he makes the cover…. ONE ……………. TWO ………….. THREE! NOOOOOOOOOO! Daymon kicks out!"
JIVE: "Perhaps if Hart had made it back in the ring instead of having his knee buckle like it did that would have BEEN a three."
GHEORGHE: "Hart rolls off Daymon .. and begins to get to his feet …. Daymon is stirring!"
JIVE: "The World Heavyweight champion just turned himself over and is getting to his knees……. Daymon is up!"
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart coming at him …. He throws a fist… BUT DAYMON CATCHES IT! Hart with his other hand … AND DAYMON CATCHES THAT ONE………………… BUT HART PLANTS THE HEADBUTT!"
JIVE: "Daymon didn’t have any more hands to catch that!"
GHEORGHE: "Daymon releases the hands of Hart…. And Shawn Hart grabs him … AND NAILS THE JAWBREAKER! Cover………. ONE ……………. TWO ……………… THREE!!"
JIVE: "No! Daymon got out!"
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart almost pulling a quick one over the World Heavyweight champion, but Daymon still managed to get out."
JIVE: "The World Heavyweight championship is on the line … you better believe that when it gets to this point in the match both men will be pouring all their strength to one up each other."
GHEORGHE: "Hart and Daymon … they’re both moving … AND THEY’RE USING EACH OTHER TO GET TO THEIR FEET!"
JIVE: "It’s a team effort!"
GHEORGHE: "Both men are up! AND NOW THEY’RE EXCHANGING BLOWS IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!"
JIVE: "Shawn Hart’s going to lose this game."
GHEORGHE: "Hart and Daymon going blow for blow ….. and you’re right! Daymon getting the upperhand … pounding away… he grabs Hart and sends him flying into the ropes… Hart on the return …. AND A HUUUUUUUUUUUGE CLOTHESLINE BY DAYMON!"
JIVE: "Shawn Hart literally flew across the ring!"
GHEORGHE: "Daymon, determined, walks to Hart and picks him up …. And whips him into the corner ……. AND DAYMON WITH A FLYING BACK ELBOW NAILS HART! The World Heavyweight champion with the arm …. And sends Hart crashing into the opposite corner!"
JIVE: "Daymon is calling for the Phantom Train!"
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart lying against the corner… AND DAYMON CHARGES OUT ….. AND NAILS THE BACK FIRST CORNER SPLASH! Hart just dropped to the mat!"
JIVE: "Daymon with a renewed sense of determination …. He’s grabbing Hart off the mat … AND PLACING HIM ON THE TURNBUCKLE PADS!"
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart sitting on the turnbuckles … and Daymon is going to the second turnbuckle … he stands Hart up ……. BUT HART WITH AN ELBOW! ANOTHER! A THIRD! Rocko Daymon swaying …. AND HART PUSHES HIM OFF!"
JIVE: "The World Heavyweight champion landed flat on his back!"
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart now .... HE’s ON THE TOP ROPE……………….."
(SFX: CROWD EXPLODES!)
GHEORGHE: "HART NAILS THE FROG SPLASH!!! ONE ………………………. TWO ……………………… THREE!!! HE GOT HIM!! HE GOT HIM!!"
JIVE: "We have a new World Heavyweight champion!!!!!"
GHEORGHE: "NOOOOO!!! THE REFEREE JUMPS UP AND SIGNALS IT WAS ONLY TWO!"
JIVE: "That was too close for comfort for Daymon! I thought Hart had him!"
GHEORGHE: "So did Hart! He slams the mat in frustration!"
JIVE: "Now’s not the time to let your mind wander! Stick to it, Hart."
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart … he’s up…. AND HE’s HEADED BACK TO THE CORNER!!!"
JIVE: "Is he crazy?!"
GHEORGHE: "SHAWN HART GOING BACK UP TOP ….."
(SFX: Crowd pops huge!)
GHEORGHE: "SHAWN HART IS ON THE TOP ROPE …. AND FLIES OFF…………"
(SFX: CROWD EXPLODES!!!)
GHEORGHE: "AND HE NAILS A SECOND FROG SPLASH!!! ONE ………………….. TWO ………………… THREE!!! HE GOT HIM THIS TIME!! HART WINS!!!"
JIVE: "NO!! NO!! DAYMON GOT OUT AGAIN!"
GHEORGHE: "Daymon is a beast! He’s fought through TWO frog splashes in a row … and is still in this!"
JIVE: "Shawn Hart not hopping up this time! I think the second frog splash took a lot out of him!"
GHEORGHE: "Hart laying next to Daymon … both men breathing heavily!"
JIVE: "The referee starting the count… Daymon could end up retaining afterall!"
GHEORGHE: "The referee at five…. BUT HART SITS UP! The crowd is ecstatic! Hart on his back again…. and Shawn Hart… HART KIPS UP!"
JIVE: "How he is able to do this … at this point in the match … shows just how much he deserves to be World Heavyweight champion!"
GHEORGHE: "DAYMON IS MOVING! DAYMON GRASPING HIS HANDS INTO FISTS…. AND HE SITS UP!"
JIVE: "What the hell are these two on … and where do I get me some?!"
GHEORGHE: "Hart waiting … beckoning even, for the World Heavyweight champion to get to his feet!"
JIVE: "Keep him down Hart! Drive the boots into him!"
GHEORGHE: "DAYMON IS ON HIS FEET! THE CROWD ARE ON THEIRS!"
JIVE: "What a way to kick off the WFW:NE!"
GHEORGHE: "Daymon … Daymon turns …… EL CODO EXPLOSIVO!!!"
JIVE: "DAYMON DUCKED!"
GHEORGHE: "The World Heavyweight champion ducked the move… Hart turns…. DAYMON WITH A SHOT TO THE GUT! Daymon grabs onto Hart… Russian Leg… NO! Hart grabbed the top rope!!! DAYMON PUTS HIMSELF TO THE MAT!"
JIVE: "Hart knew where he was … and he held on!"
GHEORGHE: "Daymon quickly back to his feet …."
(SFX: CROWD ORGASMS~!~!~!~!)
GHEORGHE: "EL CODO EXPLOSIVO!!! HART NAILS IT!! HART NAILS IT!!"
JIVE: "I told you Hart would be the new World Heavyweight champion here tonight!"
GHEORGHE: "Daymon down on the mat ……………………………… AND THERE IT IS!!! HART LOCKS ON THE FUJIWARA ARMBAR!!!"
JIVE: "Daymon has no choice but to give up! There’s no way he’s getting out of it!"
GHEORGHE: "Rocko Daymon is stuck … he’s too far away from the ropes .. Hart has the hold synched int……. we’re going to have a new World Heavyweight champion here on RAUCOUS!"
JIVE: "Hart wrenching on it…. But Daymon…. DAYMON WON’T GIVE! The referee is asking … but Daymon’s not responding!"
GHEORGHE: "LOOK AT DAYMON’s EYES!!! HE LOOKS LIKE A MAN POSSESSED!"
JIVE: "He’s fighting for everything he has right now!"
GHEORGHE: "DAYMON … HIS EYES ARE FOCUSED ON THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BELT THAT’s ON THE TABLE OUTSIDE THE RING!"
JIVE: "If looks could kill, the belt would be six feet under right now … because he hasn’t taken his eyes off it …"
GHEORGHE: "Hart …. Hart is doing all he can! But Daymon … Daymon won’t budge! He won’t submit!"
JIVE: "He’s trying not to focus on the pain! Daymon’s in a world of hurt and the only thing keeping him going right now is that belt right there!"
(SFX: Fans start chanting "ROCK-O! ROCK-O!")
GHEORGHE: "The fans in the ALLTEL Arena are chanting Rocko Daymon’s name …. But I doubt he even hears him …. BY GOD HOW HAS HE SURVIVED THIS LONG!"
JIVE: "I don’t know!! HART IS GETTING MORE AND MORE EXASPERATED!"
GHEORGHE: "Daymon … DAYMON YELLING NOW…… The referee keeps asking … but Daymon’s not here… he’s not in this world right now!"
JIVE: "I’ve never seen anyone last this long in the Fujiwara Armbar by Hart…. He’s got to be worried! If Daymon gets out of this, Hart can kiss the World Heavyweight championship goodbye."
GHEORGHE: "Hart is now yelling!! Hart screaming at Daymon to give in …. And Daymon … Daymon ……"
(SFX: CROWD EXPLODES~!~!~!~!~!~!~!)
GHEORGHE: "BY GOD!!! BY GOD!!!! ROCKO DAYMON JUST SUBMITTED!!! IT’s OVER!!!! IT’s OVER!!!!"
(SFX: Bell rings.)
JIVE: "THE FANS HAVE JUST ERUPTED!! I CAN’T EVEN HEAR MYSELF THINK!"
(CUEUP: "Nobody Does it Better" by Carly Simon. Jamie Links steps into the ring with the World Heavyweight championship belt and walks over to Shawn Hart, who is lying on the mat, exhausted.)
LINKS: "The winner of this match by submission …… and NEWWWWWWWWWW New ERA OF WRESTLING WORLD …… HEAVYWEIGHT ….. CHAMPION……."
(Hart sits up and stares at Rocko Daymon who is lying on the mat his head in his hands. He absent mindedly takes the World Heavyweight championship from the referee.)
LINKS: "SHAWN ……….. JESSICA …………… HART …… PEE …….. AYCH … DEE!"
(SFX: More crowd orgasms!)
GHEORGHE: "I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!! SHAWN HART CAN’T BELIEVE IT! WE HAVE A NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION ……."
JIVE: "I’ll hand it to Rocko Daymon … he made a believer out of me ……. He lasted WHO KNOWS how long in the Fujiwara Armbar ……. God damn he has heart."
GHEORGHE: "Shawn Hart getting to his feet ……. AND HE RAISES THE TITLE OVER HIS HEAD!!! The fans are stomping the arena floor …. And they’re causing the ring to jump!"
JIVE: "The referee is over to Daymon … and he’s helping him to his feet!"
GHEORGHE: "Daymon up on his feet …. The fans are chanting his name …. But he’s not there … he’s staring at Hart with the World Heavyweight championship belt…."
JIVE: "Oh boy.."
GHEORGHE: "DAYMON WALKING TOWARDS HART!!"
(SFX: CROWD GIVES THE HUGEST POP OF THE NIGHT!)
GHEORGHE: "AND DAYMON SHAKES HART’s HAND!"
(The cheers immediately turn to IMMENSE JEERS.)
JIVE: "WAIT A MINUTE!!! LARRY TACT!!! TACT IS ON THE TOP OF THE RAMPWAY!"
GHEORGHE: "TACT IS STARING DOWN TO THE RING …. AND SHAWN HART AND DAYMON NOW TURN AND STARE BACK! Ladies and gentlemen …. We are out of time!!! Join us in Birmingham, Alabama…. Shawn Hart…. Larry Tact …. The New ERA World Heavyweight championship unification match …. There WILL only be one in the end!"
(FADEOUT: As Tact points to Hart … points to his World Heavyweight championship and then smiles, his eyes flashing as the arena lights flicker. FADETOBLACK.)