EDDIE CROSS vs. TYLER ADRIAN BEST
Event: ReVival 21
Event Date: 01/27/2023
EDDIE CROSS vs. TYLER ADRIAN BEST
Match Start in 10…9…8…7…6…5…4…
– Eliminate Other Players –
ISIS (ADHD) by Joyner Lucas ft Logic begins, and the arena lights focus on the entry.
♫One time for them prayin’ on my downfall (Yeah)
Two times for the homies in the chow hall (Whoa)
Three times for them hoes on the internet
Shittin’ on me when they really should get out more
Four times for the days I would hold back (Woo!)
Five times for the bitches who ain’t called back (Yeah)
Six times for the kids like me who got ADHD just to (Brap, brap, brap)♫
As Joyner Lucas rhymes Eddie “N1ghtCraw1er” Cross steps out of the back followed shortly by Dave Gibson. He adjusts his custom gaming glasses before walking down the ramp focused on the ring. He pauses at the ring steps, taking off his backpack, unzipping the main compartment, and placing it in the corner of the ring. He waits for the transition between Joyner and Logic’s verse before psyching himself up. Vince Howard is waiting.
Vince Howard: From Detroit, Michigan by way of Orlando, Florida, standing six feet four inches and weighing in at 225 lbs, EDDIE “N1GHTCRAW1ER” CROSS!!!
Eddie tosses his glasses to Dave, runs up the ring steps, wipes his feet on the apron, and enters the ring as Logic spits his hook.
♫Me and Joyner need a couple hearses (Woo!)
Double homicide, kill the beat and the verses
Everybody livin’ on the surface
But we came from the underground, yeah, we deserve it
Eddie rolls his neck and prepares for the match.♫
Vince Howard: And his opponent, hailing from Chicago, Illinois, standing 5’11” and weighing 182 lbs.
Nick Stuart: So now we get the PRIME debut of one of the fastest rising stars in all of professional wrestling. This young man is the youngest to ever win War Games, he has the pedigree of pedigree’s.
The lights in the arena dim, as “T A B” flashes across the screen in bright gold letters. The letters suddenly begin to drip 97Red, as “People I Don’t Like” begins to blast over the sound system.
Richard Parker: And he comes from one of the greatest wrestling families to ever exist. I can’t even deny him that.
Nick Stuart: And he knows it Richard.
♫ Hello it’s so good to see you
We met before but nice to meet you ♫
Vince Howard: TYYYYYYYLER BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEST!
♫ Yeah I don’t really wanna be here like,
Richard Parker: I vibe with what Tyler’s putting down here.
Nick Stuart: What’s that supposed to mean?
Tyler Adrian Best steps out from behind the curtain, slowly making his way out onto the stage and staring out into the sea of fans.
♫ What’s my name do you remember?
I’m pretty sure you have my number ♫
He smirks as he stares into the crowd, he gestures and gets met with a chorus of boos.
Richard Parker: That’s awfully rude, the young man just got here.
Nick Stuart: Well, I mean, in addition to being the hometown of Lindsay Troy, this also happens to be the hometown of one of his fathers biggest rivals. Kostoff.
♫ So let’s pretend we like each other like,
Richard Parker: Get the Enemigos out here, or those HOW guys in the masks. This young man needs some protection.
Tyler goes up onto the turnbuckle, smirking at the reaction and appealing to the crowd before coming down into his corner. He begins stretching before the match begins. Elvis Nixon finishes checking both men and calls for the bell.
Nick Stuart: Two second generation talents are staring each other down right now.
Eddie Cross and Tyler Best walk to the center of the ring, the two both begin running their mouths at each other. Cross goes to lean in to Tyler’s forehead, but TAB pulls back and slaps Cross across the mouth as hard as he can. Cross is sent stumbling and Tyler is all over him.
Richard Parker: Talk shit, get hit.
Nick Stuart: What’s that even mean?
Richard Parker: Exactly what just happened.
Tyler runs forward rapidly stomping on Eddie Cross’s legs, a kick to the thigh, followed by a stomp on the back of the knee followed as Eddie reached out and managed to grab the rope. Elvis Nixon walks over and steps between Tyler and Eddie, Tyler holds his hands up, Nixon turns back around and Tyler goes right around him, driving a boot into Cross’ midsection. Nixon is momentarily shocked as Tyler reaches down and grabs Cross by the hair. Dave Gibson is pounding on the mat furiously yelling instructions to Cross, who finally manages to throw an elbow into Tyler Best’s midsection.
Nick Stuart: Eddie Cross getting back into this thing.
Eddie fires off another elbow and manages to get around to Tyler’s back with a waist lock. Tyler throws an elbow, but Eddie manages to slide his foot in on the other side and trip Tyler down onto his face. He slides forward into a side headlock and tries to set up a submission. Tyler manages to slip his head out, and drives an elbow down on the collarbone of Eddie. Cross rolls over and Tyler jumps into his guard. Tyler starts raining down elbows, but Eddie manages to cover up and grabs an arm while swinging his hips up around Tyler’s shoulder. Eddie flips Tyler over going for the arm bar but Tyler flips all the way over onto his feet, he spins around and smashes Eddie with a left hand across the temple.
Nick Stuart: Both of these kids are trained really well.
Richard Parker: Well, Dave Gibson and Lindsay Troy are pretty good trainers Nick.
Eddie gives up the arm and tries to get to his feet, but Tyler drives a knee into his midsection sending Eddie stumbling backwards. Tyler grabs him around the waist this time and drops Eddie Cross to the canvas with a snap german suplex. Eddie rolls over sitting up and grabs his neck, but Tyler is relentless and drives a boot into Eddie the middle of Eddie’s spine, just below the neck.
Richard Parker: I know with the special color red and everything I’m not supposed to like him… but… I dunno if I can help myself Nick.
Nick Stuart: You do have an affinity for the color Red.
Tyler drags Cross to his feet and delivers a knife edge chop as hard as he possibly can across Cross’ chest. He rears back and fires a second, but Eddie fires up and fires back one of his own across TAB’s chest. Tyler is shocked for a moment, but fires back with a chop of his own, Eddie rears back and sends one of his own into Tyler’s chest. Tyler finally having enough, fires a chop and follows it up with a kick to Cross’ midsection. Eddie stumbles back into the corner.
Richard Parker: Smart thinking there by Tyler.
TAB grabs Cross by the arm, and irish whips him into the ropes, Cross comes back and Tyler hits the deck causing Cross to go over him. Cross hits the ropes again and Tyler leap frogs him, and then Tyler’s face changes to a look of complete shock as Eddie Cross stopped, pivoted and caught Tyler Best on the way down. It’s Eddie’s turn to fire off a thunderous german suplex. Eddie scrambles over to get on top of Tyler, but TAB rolls to the outside shaking his head and clutching his neck.
Nick Stuart: Big offense there from Eddie Cross!
Richard Parker: Yeah, sure, whatever. TAB’s got this.
Eddie motions for Tyler to come back into the ring as Elvis Nixon starts the count. Tyler stomps up the ring stairs and through the ropes as Eddie Cross comes sprinting in. He throws a right hand, then a left hand, Tyler fires back with a chop of his own, and a kick to the midsection. Tyler tries to take Eddie’s head off with an axe kick, but Cross moves out of the way and spins Tyler around, planting him with a huge headbut.
Nick Stuart: Eddie Cross tapping into that heritage!
Richard Parker: Yeah, whatever, wait till Tyler taps into his heritage.
Eddie smiles as Tyler wobbles, he grabs Tyler by the back of the skull and drives both of their heads together again, finally dropping Tyler Best in the center of the ring. Eddie leans back, and drops forward with a third straight headbut, crashing down across the face of TAB. He slides on top, hooking a leg and hooking Best’s left leg with his own. Elvis Nixon slides in for the count.
Richard Parker: Not gonna get Tyler Best like this.
Nick Stuart: You were right Nick, but that was probably way too close for Tyler’s liking.
Eddie rolls Tyler over and steps over him, trying to lock in Dave Gibson’s old finisher ‘The Silencer’, however Tyler slips out and cuts Eddie Cross down with a chop block to the back of the leg.
Richard Parker: Great move from Tyler there.
Eddie drops to his knees, and Tyler locks in a full nelson from behind. He brings Cross up to his feet, and sends him over with a snap dragon suplex. TAB pulls Eddie up again, this time putting him up into a fireman’s carry, then rapidly swings him down, smashing him to the canvas with the Ty-Breaker!
Nick Stuart: Big impact there!
Tyler doesn’t stop there though, he waits in the corner for Cross. He’s motioning for Eddie to get to his feet, Gibson is shouting warnings from the corner, but Eddie clearly doesn’t hear them. He finally wobbles to his feet and gets caught with a devastating cutter.
Richard Parker: STREETS SWEEPER!
Eddie crashes to the canvas, and Tyler falls down, pressing both hands on Eddie Cross’ chest as Elvis Nixon counts.
DING DING DING
Elvis Nixon calls for the bell as TAB gets up to his feet smirking. He looks down at Cross and shakes his head back and forth.
Vince Howard: And your winner by pinfall… TYYYYYYLER BEEEEEEEEEEST!
Nick Stuart: What a debut for Tyler Best!
Richard Parker: For sure, incredible debut.
We then cut to our third commercial break of the evening.