As the Third Force is entering the building, Wolf walks up and gets right in the face of Matador of M83.
M83: You either can't count or just want to be put out of your misery.
Wolf snorted. Amused.
W: You. You want to face an Aethran in a Cosmic Cage Match. Talk about someone wanting to be put out of his misery.
M83: I'm the greatest pure athlete in the GWF today!
W: Blah! Blah! Blah! Greatest pure athlete means nothing to Aethra. Are you violent? Are you sadistic? Are you cruel enough to face a Gladiator in a Cosmic Cage Match? I don't think so.
CHAOS: Why don't you go worry about Reptillo and leave us alone before I make you bow to defeat?
W: Reptillo. That's Badger's problem. That's Ram's problem. Not my problem.
M83: What is your point, Wolf?
W: Since you weren't here, Bub, I used to be one of them. I have been a Gladiator. I know Aethran violence. I still am Aethran violence. You need someone to teach you Aethran violence.
M83: I don't need your help.
W: Look, Bub. I'm not talking about taking your hand and going skip to my loo to Disneyland Planet. I am talking about teaching you Aethran violence in the ring!
M83: You want a match. Tonight?
W: Unless you would prefer to wrestle Terak again.
M83: You're on. I'll give you a wrestling lesson for the ages!
W: A wrestling lesson. That will mean nothing in a Cosmic Cage Match against a Gladiator.
After the opening music played....
JR: Welcome to Monday Night War Games! Johnny Rocket here along with KB. What a show we have for you tonight. Our main event will have The New Order, Dreggs and Mace, taking on the Keepers of the Stone, Rogue and Scourge, in a Titan Death Match. The winners will team with Chaos and Matador of M83 at Escape From Aethra against the Gladiators of Aethra. Plus, as you just heard, Matador of M83 goes up against Wolf. Dreadnaught goes against his former partner who now calls himself Soldier of Fortune. Plus more! Let's go to the ring!
DOOMSDAY CREATURE w/DOOMSAYER VS CANNIBAL THE HEADHUNTER Probably the most amazing fact of this match is that it doesn't end in a disqualification. Cannibal looks lost without The Collector at ringside and submits to the DISMEMBERMENT. WINNER OF THE MATCH: DOOMSDAY CREATURE
Back in the office of VX. VX sits at his desk. He is flanked by Thakur and Magnus Colby. Also in the room are Quasar, Trainer Jim, Lance At-Las and Solaris.
VX: People always perform better when there is something on the line. So. Tonight. In your match, Lancer and Quasar. The loser is fired! Good luck to both of you.
JIM: You can't do that!
VX: I am the promoter. I can do what I want.
JIM: Then the Titans are leaving the GWF and going to Earth.
THAKUR: Wait. Hold on.
Thakur whispers in VX's ear. VX nods. Grins. Laughs.
VX: I like it! Okay, change of plans. You won't have to face each other tonight. In fact, we will see how well you can work as a tag team. Lance At-Las. Quasar. And your opponents. The Galaxian Tag Team Champions. Brute and Massacre! Good luck!
ROCKET: Holy cow. Add another match to tonight's show. Remember, this is the final Monday Night War Games before Escape From Aethra 94. A show like no other.
KB: A tune up for Brute and Massacre. I still can't believe Chaos and Matador have challenged the Gladiators. They really should join forces with them and rid the GWF of Omega and his spoiled sons.
ROCKET: We have a very interesting match next. Let's go to the ring.
KRAKAN, SPLATTER AND BOUNTY HUNTER w/GUILE VS THE SAVAGE KINGDOM Bounty Hunter being on this team was bizarre enough. But this match was headed in a direction no one ever saw coming. As Thantos made his way through the crowd during the match, silently climbed into the ring, waited for the right moment, then dropped Krakan with the Satanic Skull Smasher. Thantos smirked as everyone in the ring kind of stood in shock. Thantos then nodded to Bounty Hunter. Thantos left the ring and made his way back through the crowd. Bounty Hunter followed Thantos with Guile desperately trying to keep up with both of them. WINNERS OF THE MATCH AS A RESULT OF A DISQUALIFICATION: KRAKAN, SPLATTER AND BOUNTY HUNTER
ROCKET: What. What just happened?
KB: I don't know but I wouldn't want to be Krakan if he is Thantos' new target.
Barfly Mike is backstage with Spike.
SPIKE: Hold the mic and keep your mouth shut! Matador of M83. Best pure athlete. You should listen to Wolf. You are not ready to step inside a Cosmic Cage with me. Do you not know what we do to the likes of you? You need to sit in your dressing room. Turn on the monitor. And watch closely.
SPIKE VS KILLER QUEEN Spike began the match by showing he can be a pure wrestler when he wants to. Suddenly, with no warning, Spike delivered a knee cracker that caused such a shriek of pain that the entire crowd went silent for a second. Then another knee cracker. And another. The ref looked on in horror. Then called for the bell as Queen thrashed on the mat, holding his leg. The ref waved Spike off and raised his hand. Medics filled the ring. Spike laughed and walked to the back as King Lear came out to check on his most trusted ally. Queen was put on a stretcher and carted out of the building. WINNER OF THE MATCH: SPIKE
ROCKET: Queen's knee. I think it was shattered! Spike may have ended his career just to send a message to Matador.
KB: So, the King's Court can blame the Third Force. Got it!
ROCKET: No! That is ridiculous. Now wait just a minute. King Lear.
LEAR: Spike! Saturday Night Invasion! You. Are. Mine!
Backstage. Galactic Punisher, The Collector, Billy Jo Boxer and Trainer Jim are all in discussion with Commissioner Carter.
GP: Commissioner Carter. The closed fist is an illegal weapon. It is a violation of the Book of Laws. This man can not wrestle without using his fists. I demand that the referee call for an immediate disqualification in our match if either one of us uses a closed fist.
CARTER: I will grant this request. This must be a pure wrestling match.
GALACTIC PUNISHER VS BILLY JO BOXER This match begins after a commercial break. Under the strict rules, Punisher has the advantage as the is the better pure wrestler. However, after one particular tie up in the ropes, Punisher gets testy and slaps Boxer right across the face. Boxer immediately drops Punisher with a left hook. But that's not allowed in this match. The referee calls for the bell and an upset Boxer kicks the ropes and storms off. WINNER OF THE MATCH AS A RESULT OF A DISQUALIFICATION: GALACTIC PUNISHER
ROCKET: Galactic Punisher is going off the deep end with his constant Book of Laws nonsense.
KB: Nonsense? Punisher is right! The name on the marquee is wrestling! There is no place for a boxing match in the GWF. And Billy Jo Boxer can not wrestle. All he can do is punch!
ROCKET: The tag team champions are in action next and I have been informed that neither Solaris nor Trainer Jim will be allowed at ringside for this match.
THE GLADIATORS (BRUTE AND MASSACRE) VS LANCE AT-LAS AND QUASAR Overconfidence has always been the Gladiators biggest weakness. At-Las ducked a running clothes and caught Brute with a flying head scissors rollup into a pin. 1. 2. 3. The fans erupted from their seats as the ref and the two underdogs slid from the ring before the ref raised the hands of At-Las and Quasar. WINNERS OF THE MATCH: LANCE AT-LAS AND QUASAR
ROCKET: I don't believe it. The Gladiators are going crazy in the ring.
KB: A fluke! VX better fix this.
Replay of the Saturday promo by Matador plays followed by a replay of tonight's confrontation between Matador and Wolf.
MATADOR OF M83 VS WOLF Wolf was right. Matador can not adapt to Wolf's wildness and eventually submits to the SAVAGE FACE CLAW. WINNER OF THE MATCH: WOLF
Wolf grabs a mic. "Told you. You aren't ready for a cage match with Spike. See you after Escape From Aethra, Matador. We have a lot of work to do. "
KB: Wolf ain't a wrestler! Galactic Punisher needs to use his Book of Laws on Wolf.
A history is shown from the time as the tag team Alien Corps unit Comrade Terror became Dreadnaught to the feud in 93 all the way to Tongsoon being turned human and becoming Soldier of Fortune.
DREADNAUGHT w/DOOMSAYER VS SOLDIER OF FORTUNE Revenge becomes costly. Soldier of Fortune really beat up Dreadnaught and could have gotten the win a couple of times. But he decided to continue to punish his enemy instead of finishing him. Then all Dreadnaught needed was one opportunity and he hit the GUIDED MISSILE to score the three count. WINNER OF THE MATCH: DREADNAUGHT
VX personally came out to a chorus of boos.
VX: I am appalled by the lack of appreciation you fans show me for saving Escape From Aethra despite the attempt by Omega and Trainer Jim to sabotage the show. To prove to you my intentions to make sure you get the best main event possible, I have informed all involved of the consequences of ruining this match. Interference of any kind by any member of the Gladiators in tonight"s main event will cause an immediate cancellation of not only Escape From Aethra 94 but any and all future possibilities of the GWF ever returning to Aethra! Interference by Chaos or Matador will get them removed and replaced in the main event of Escape From Aethra 94. Anyone else who interferes in tonight's match will be fired!
MAIN EVENT TITAN DEATH MATCH THE NEW ORDER VS THE KEEPERS OF THE STONE WINNERS WILL TEAM WITH CHAOS AND MATADOR OF M83 TO FACE THE GLADIATORS IN THE MAIN EVENT OF ESCAPE FROM AETHRA 94 And Dreggs and Mace back up their big mouths. Dreggs made Rogue submit to the TWIST AND SHOUT. WINNERS OF THE MATCH: THE NEW ORDER
Chaos came down to the ring.
CHAOS: Dreggs. Mace. You're in. Rogue. Scourge. You are out.
The Keepers stormed off.
ROGUE: (looking into a camera) Loyalty means crap anymore. We deserve better than this.
Oof! This card was packed to the rafters with build! Fans can feel the tension (and excitement) that is about to erupt into a bloodbath!
Escape From Aethra 94 is going to be the bomb sir...and Chaos/Matador/New Order together is siiiccckkk! Makes more sense than Keepers- who I always felt was reason Third Force lost Wargames/Sudden Death (ooops....spoilers )
"A terrorist attack. A promoter's greed. Betrayal. Abandonment. Defiance of a powerful authority. Defections. These are the elements in play. Tomorrow night. Escape From Aethra 94. The survival of the GWF itself could be at stake!"
DEATH MASQUE VS THE CREEPER With controversy still surrounding the announcer situation since the departure of Susan McDuff, the opening match gets underway without much fanfare. The interest level is lacking as well. As one fan was overheard saying 'he was better as Death Knight'. The Creeper hit the ELIMINATOR and scored the three count. WINNER OF THE MATCH: THE CREEPER
Then we go backstage and the most unexpected conversation is taking place. Between Omega and Chaos.
C: Yes. We are in. Make no mistake, Omega. When this is over, I am coming for your sons. And your legacy! But tomorrow night. We stick it to Magnus Colby, VX and the Gladiators!
TITAN EXPRESS w/TRAINER JIM VS COSMIC FORCES w/DOOMSAYER Good tag team action. Doomsayer hovered above the ring and waited for the right time. He dropped an illegal object to Matter. Matter hit Dragonmaster with it and then got the three count. WINNERS OF THE MATCH: THE COSMIC FORCES
Back in the office of Commissioner Carter. Carter is talking to Lance At-Las and Quasar.
CC: You make a valid point. You did beat the Galaxian Tag Team Champions. However, there are established teams who have worked for years to climb the ranks who deserve a title shot more. I tell you what I will do. Tonight, in a non title match, you two will face the Interplanetary Tag Team Champions. Whiplash and Darkos. Beat them tonight and you can have a title match against them any time in June that you choose.
GALACTIC PUNISHER VS BILLY JO BOXER A rematch from Monday night. Punisher again sent The Collector away. He then demanded Trainer Jim leave as well. As soon as it was one-on-one, the match began. Again, Punisher was the better wrestler. Again, Boxer used his boxing and dropped Punisher with combo punches. Boxer covered Punisher and most people assumed he would kick out. But he did not and the ref slapped the mat three times. WINNER OF THE MATCH: BILLY JO BOXER
Punisher rolled out of the ring and grabbed the mic.
GP: I have proven my point with you, Boxer! You can't wrestle. All you know how to do is punch. Get out of this sport. Go back to the Galactic Boxing Organization. Because your very existence in the GWF is a violation of the Book of Laws!
An advertisement for the EWP runs.
In his office, VX goes ballistic. "How did that run on my show? Who authorized that commercial!"
"Sir." Pariah answered. "The network did."
"How dare they! I'll sue them!"
Splatter came to the ring. "Thantos! You worm slime! Get out here!"
Instead, Bounty Hunter, with Reynard B Guile headed to the ring as a replay from Monday night is played.
BOUNTY HUNTER w/GUILE VS SPLATTER Guile assists with the AMBUSH and Bounty Hunter gets the pin. WINNER OF THE MATCH: BOUNTY HUNTER
Thantos walks through the crowd and climbs into the ring. "Splatter. You are a fool. Krakan's going to use you and spit you out like he has everyone else. Where is Ghengis Khan, Splatter?"
Bounty Hunter, Thantos and Guile leave Splatter in the ring alone.
A replay is shown of Quasar and Lance At-Las upsetting Brute and Massacre.
ASSASSIN EMPIRE VS QUASAR AND LANCE AT-LAS Fluke? One hit wonder? Whiplash makes At-Las submit to the THUMBSCREW. WINNERS OF THE MATCH: THE ASSASSIN EMPIRE
King Lear comes out. A replay is shown of what Spike did to Killer Queen. King Lear says Killer Queen is having knee surgery and won't be back until 2095. Lear says it is time to make Spike pay.
SPIKE VS KING LEAR Lear looks for payback but is ruined when Chaos and Matador attack Spike. Brute, Massacre and Mayhem hit the ring and then so do Dreggs and Mace and the show goes off the air with a huge brawl in place. WINNER OF THE MATCH AS A RESULT OF A DISQUALIFICATION: SPIKE
ALL MATCHES WILL BE HELD UNDER AETHRAN ULTIMATE ESCAPE MATCH RULES
THE CHAMPIONS OF THE GALAXY (Alpha Force, Star Warrior, Lance At-Las, Proteus and Actagon) VS THE FIGHTING TITANS (Lord Nexus, Billy Jo Boxer, Quasar, Pulsar Prime and Dragonmaster) Forced into a confrontation and relegated to the opening match, Omega and Trainer Jim will see if their alliance can survive the manipulations of VX or will their competitive nature be their undoing.
THE SAVAGE KINGDOM (Terak, Sectarian and The Creeper) VS CANNIBAL, DEATH"S HEAD AND MUTANT There is no doubt who the Aethran fans will be rooting for when Cannibal leads this sick trio against his former allies.
THE KING'S COURT (Bishop Hell, Mad Jester and Count Necros) VS THE MASKED ASSASSINS (Darkos, Whiplash and Death Masque) The injury to Killer Queen and the once again defection of Splatter has made this a three on three match.
THANTOS, BOUNTY HUNTER AND DREADNAUGHT VS KRAKAN, SPLATTER AND SOLDER OF FORTUNE A last minute addition to the show, prompted by Thantos attacking Krakan last week. Dreadnaught is back with his number one man and Krakan has recruited Soldier of Fortune to counter Dreadnaught.
THE GALACTIC REBELS (Matter, Antimatter, Tendon and Doomsday Creature) VS THE ANIMEN OF ANDROMEDA (Incredible Badger, Battering Ram, Iron Mane and Wolf) The Saga of Reptillo takes another turn in this feud. Aethran fans are looking forward to Doomsday Creature facing Wolf.
THE GLADIATORS OF AETHRA (Brute, Massacre, Spike, Mayhem) VS CHAOS, MATADOR OF M83, MACE AND DREGGS The main event! The most important main event not to be a title match in GWF history. Who would have thought that Chaos and Matador of M83 would be fighting to save the GWF.
ESCAPE FROM AETHRA 94 SUNDAY MAY 30, 2094 ALL MATCHES ARE HELD UNDER AETHRAN ULTIMATE ESCAPE MATCH RULES
The show opens with all the wrestlers gathered around and in the ring. The Gladiators then march out to the Aethran War Anthem, carrying military flags and banners. Then, beginning with the Champions of the Galaxy, followed by the Titans, Assassins, AniMen, King's Court, Savage Kingdom and Chaos and his team, wrestlers turned their back as if in protest, refusing to acknowledge the procession of Aethran pride in front of them.
ROCKET: Welcome to Escape From Aethra 94! Johnny Rocket here with KB and what a night of violence we have in store for us.
KB: And already an act of defiance from the GWF roster! This can't please VX, much less Thakur.
ROCKET: Let's go to our opening match.
CHAMPIONS OF THE GALAXY (Alpha Force, Star Warrior, Lance At-Las, Proteus and Actagon) VS THE FIGHTING TITANS (Lord Nexus, Billy Jo Boxer, Quasar, Pulsar Prime and Dragonmaster) Order of escape: Pulsar Prime (SOLAR STRAIN on Lance At-Las Alpha Force (ULTIMATE FORCE to Billy Jo Boxer) Proteus (Proteus Smash to Billy Jo Boxer) Dragonmaster (Viper's Sting to Lance At-Las) Billy Jo Boxer (left hook to Lance At-Las) Star Warrior (face slam on Lord Nexus) Quasar (HIGH ROLLER to Lance At-Las) Actagon (GRECIAN SLEEPER GRIP on Lord Nexus) With Lance At-Las and Lord Nexus the last two wrestlers in the ring, Nexus sent Lance into the ropes and went for a cross body block. At-Las ducked and Lord Nexus crashed full front body into the cage. Lance At-Las then crawled out of the cage as the Aethran crowd applauded the violence they had witnessed. WINNERS OF THE MATCH: CHAMPIONS OF THE GALAXY
ROCKET: An incredible bout! Listen to these Aethran fans give respect to these warriors.
KB: What will VX and Thakur say about this?
ROCKET: Tommy Gunn is standing by with Cannibal. I don't envy him.
TG: Cannibal, you have an team of misfits to face the Savage Kingdom. Does your team have a name?
CANNIBAL: We are TASK!
CANNIBAL: The Anti Savage Kingdom! Hahahahahaha!
CANNIBAL, DEATH"S HEAD AND MUTANT VS THE SAVAGE KINGDOM (Terak, Sectarian and The Creeper) Order of escape: Mutant (Skullcrusher on Terak) Terak (BARBARIAN SHUFFLE to Death's Head) Cannibal (THROAT SLIT to The Creeper) Death's Head (skull rake on The Creeper) WINNERS OF THE MATCH: CANNIBAL, DEATH"S HEAD AND MUTANT
KB: TASK! What a great name!
ROCKET: Let's go back to the cage.
THE KING'S COURT (Bishop Hell, Count Necros and Mad Jester) VS THE MASKED ASSASSINS (Darkos, Whiplash and Death Masque) Order of escape: Bishop Hell (face rake to Whiplash) Count Necros (PHANTOM DUST to Whiplash) Mad Jester (Darkos ordered Whiplash to let him leave) WINNERS OF THE MATCH: THE KING'S COURT
ROCKET: And a disagreement between Darkos and Whiplash. The Interplanetary Tag Team Champions.
Backstage with Thantos and his team.
GUILE: What a trio. The best organization of men in wrestling! Do you see my dominant force, Amazonia? You will be smitten by....
THANTOS: Shut up, Guile! Enough about Amazonia. Bounty Hunter has been in the GWF for five years now! And you have wasted those five years chasing a skirt! It ends. Tonight! No more Amazonia talk! We are here to rule the GWF! And eliminate any threats. Beginning with Krakan.
THANTOS, BOUNTY HUNTER AND DREADNAUGHT VS KRAKAN, SPLATTER AND SOLDIER OF FORTUNE Order of Escape: Dreadnaught (Terror Face Claw on Krakan) Bounty Hunter (double team on Krakan) Thantos (MASTERLOCK on Splatter) WINNERS OF THE MATCH: THANTOS, BOUNTY HUNTER AND DREADNAUGHT
ROCKET: Soldier of Fortune didn't even help Krakan and Splatter at all. And now he is walking out all by himself!
ANIMEN OF ANDROMEDA (Wolf, Incredible Badger, Battering Ram and Iron Mane) VS THE GALACTIC REBELS (Matter, Antimatter, Tendron and Doomsday Creature) Order of Escape: Iron Mane (FINAL POUNCE on Tendron) Wolf (backward leg sweep to Tendron) Battering Ram (atomic drop to Tendron) Matter (POSITIVE CHARGE to Incredible Badger) Antimatter (NEGATIVE CHARGE to Incredible Badger) Doomsday Creature (DISMEMBERMENT on Incredible Badger) Tendron (face slam to Incredible Badger) WINNERS OF THE MATCH: THE GALACTIC REBELS
KB: A huge blunder by the AniMen. Badger is a great tag wrestler but can not be left alone like that. This loss will haunt the AniMen for a long time.
THE GLADIATORS OF AETHRA (Brute, Massacre, Spike and Mayhem) VS CHAOS, MATADOR OF M83, MACE AND DREGGS Order of Escape: Spike (after ramming Matador of M83's face into the cage) Massacre (following the DECAPITATOR double team on Mace) Brute (BRUTE FORCE on Dreggs) Chaos (BOW OF DEFEAT on Mayhem) Mayhem (Mayhem Manslaughter to Mace) WINNERS OF THE MATCH: THE GLADIATORS OF AETHRA
ROCKET: The Gladiators dominated this match. The Aethran crowd is loving it! What will this mean for the GWF? See you tomorrow night at War Games! Good night from Aethra.