GREAT SCOTT AND THE EGG BANDITS vs. THE WINDS OF CHANGE
Nick Stuart: What a night it’s been so far, folks…and it’s only about to get crazier! Up next we have the Egg Bandits teaming with GREAT SCOTT to take on the Winds of Change!
Richard Parker: I suspect the Bandits and SCOTT are gonna make great use of the extra time they spent plotting a strategy over Thanksgiving, Nick!
“Banditstruck” plays throughout the Grand Garden Arena, garnering a bit of jeers from the crowd as Bobby Dean, Fred Mayhew, and GREAT SCOTT make their way out to the stage, accompanied by GREAT BEAR as they head toward the ring where Vince Howard is standing by alongside referee Timo Bolamba.
Vince Howard: The following six-man tag team match is scheduled for ONE FALL! Making their way to the ring at a combined weight of 945 pounds…the Egg Bandits, Bobby Dean and Fred Mayhew…and their partner for the evening, GREAT SCOTT!
The three men make it to the ring, entering as GREAT BEAR sits at ringside, doing GREAT BEAR things as he is want to do.
Nick Stuart: Interesting to see GREAT SCOTT coming out to the Bandits’ music tonight, perhaps a sign of solidarity as they face a very strong team in the Winds of Change!
Richard Parker: Either that, or the sound guy was too lazy to find GREAT SCOTT’s theme music tonight. That’s what you get for using a Zune for the PRIME playlist, John!
Nick Stuart: What?
Richard Parker: …what?
The lights go out in the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The beginning of Monster Siren’s “Real Me” starts up like the calm before the storm, and a single spotlight shines on a man standing in smoke. Aside from his patchwork cloak, he carries with him a battle standard on a long pole. Coral Avalon steps through the smoke, dressed for combat against bear and bandit.
However, instead of “Real Me” going straight to its guitars, the song fades directly into Oingo Boingo’s “Dead Man’s Party” as Joe Fontaine and Sid Phillips march out from the fog behind Avalon. The three of them head to the ring, Fontaine slapping hands with fans on the way to the ring.
Vince Howard: Coming down to the ring… at a total combined weight of… 2.6 powerbombs!? What!? Excuse me!?
In the ring, Vince Howard tears his cue card in half and stomps on it with the anger of a man too frequently messed with.
Vince Howard: Anyway… the team of Coral Avalon, Joe Fontaine, and Sid Phillips… THE WINDS! OF! CHAAAAAAAAAAANGE!
Avalon makes his way down to the ring, hopping up onto the apron, and stepping inside. Sid climbs up the stairs while Joe hops up onto the apron and slingshots into the ring. Once in, Avalon turns to the side of the ring with the hard camera. After standing for a few moments, he brings his fists together, sticking out his ring and pinkie fingers. Joe hypes up the crowd. Sid stands there eagerly anticipating all of the powerbombs he intends to do.
Nick Stuart: Joe, Sid, and Coral all look ready to take on the Bandits and SCOTT here tonight!
Richard Parker: Yeah, just look at Sid. Man is literally chomping at the bit right now…really needs to take that thing out of his mouth.
Timo checks all six men to make sure they have nothing illegal on their person, and calls for the bell to kick this match off!
After much debate between the teams, we start things off with Mayhew and Fontaine who immediately trade lefts and rights until Fontaine sends Mayhew to the ropes, hitting a dropkick on the rebound that brings the Once and Future Dooze down to the canvas! Joe looks for a tag to Sid…but the big man is staring down GREAT BEAR with a sense of fear, and refuses to reach his hand out. A tag is instead made to Coral, who goes to work on Mayhew with some hard strikes to the ribs before picking him up…and landing a beautiful German suplex!
Nick Stuart: What a suplex by Avalon!
Richard Parker: Looks like he stunned Mayhew a bit with that one, Nick!
Mayhew looks a little doozy as he gets to his feet, only to be overwhelmed by a flurry of offense by Avalon, who takes Mayhew down with a snapmare. Coral looks for a tag to Sid to keep the momentum on their side…but Sid steps off the apron the moment he sees GREAT BEAR make a single movement. Avalon has no choice but to shrug this off, tagging Joe back in as the two hit a double dropkick on Mayhew! Avalon’s back on the apron, telling Sid to get his head in the game as Joe goes for a leg drop!
But he comes up empty, as Mayhew manages to roll out of the way in the nick of time! Joe crashes to the canvas as Fred looks for a tag from his corner…with Bobby visibly motioning to GREAT SCOTT to take it! Mayhew lets out a small sigh as he tags in GREAT SCOTT, who makes a beeline for Fontaine looking to overcome his much smaller opponent! SCOTT with a clothesline from behind that sends Fontaine reeling to the corner, with the GREAT one flexing before heading there to continue the attack with some hard stomps to the midsection.
Nick Stuart: GREAT SCOTT really taking it to Fontaine here with this assault!
Richard Parker: Not afraid to really strut his stuff is GREAT SCOTT, and who can blame him?
Satisfied with the damage done, SCOTT pulls Fontaine away from the corner, looking to send him to the opposite side…but Joe turns things around, hitting an Irish whip on SCOTT that sends the GREAT one to the corner instead! Fontaine charges at full speed, hitting a corner splash that stuns SCOTT long enough for Joe to make the tag to Avalon! The crowd is buzzing at this, looking forward to what’s to come as Avalon hits SCOTT with a charging European uppercut as soon as he comes into the ring…which is followed up with a knee strike that takes the GREAT one down!
Avalon continues the attack, focused on the legs of GREAT SCOTT to keep him grounded with some hard kicks, before going after the arms to weaken SCOTT’s offense. To his credit, SCOTT slowly builds back up to a vertical base before shoving Avalon away, yelling “ENOUGH WITH THE BULLYING, CARL” before catching the Crownless King with a forearm to the skull! Coral gets knocked back, but is quickly pulled in by SCOTT who hits him with a belly to belly suplex! SCOTT senses a chance to put this “bully” down for the count as he goes for the cover!
The crowd explodes in excitement as Avalon manages to kick out! Avalon gets back to his feet, ducking a clothesline attempt by SCOTT before hitting the ropes, using the momentum to hit another charging European uppercut! GREAT SCOTT is sent reeling toward the ropes from this…but catches Coral off guard with a clothesline on the rebound, sending the Crownless King head over heels onto the canvas! SCOTT flexes once again, showing off his supposed superiority before bringing Avalon back to his feet. He goes for a vertical suplex…but Coral slips out of it, reversing it into something of a modified neckbreaker!
The crowd cheers for this again as both men are struggling to move after such an impactful move. Timo checks on both men before starting a count up!
It’s here where we see Avalon starting to stir, followed closely by GREAT SCOTT.
Both men sense the danger of losing this one by countout, with Avalon getting to his feet first…and just as SCOTT does the same, the GREAT one finds himself caught with a knee strike right to the skull by Avalon!
Nick Stuart: Holy moly, what a knee by Avalon! SCOTT’s gonna be feeling that in the morning!
Richard Parker: Come on SCOTT, don’t give up so soon!
Much to his credit, SCOTT manages to get his feet after this, though he looks a little wobbly as Avalon looks to the apron for a tag…noticing that Sid is still off the apron, trying to keep his distance from a nonplussed GREAT BEAR as Joe reaches out. Avalon rolls his eyes before tagging Fontaine in, taking the Tempest’s turn in trying to get Sid focused on the match as Fontaine charges at SCOTT…only to be caught with a belly to belly suplex by the GREAT one! Despite still looking a little loopy, SCOTT flexes with a light chuckle as he brings Fontaine to his feet once more…but is sent to the corner with a dropkick by Fontaine!
Except that the momentum from said dropkick sends SCOTT’s shoulder right into the open and free hand of Bobby Dean, which is being counted as a tag by Timo much to the shock and horror of the Beautiful one! Bobby slowly enters the ring, looking a bit nervous about actually getting involved in this match as Fontaine tries to egg him on before hitting the ropes…and colliding right into a power slam by Dean! Bobby chuckles to himself, feeling very clever as he stomps away at Fontaine, taunting Coral and Sid all the while.
Nick Stuart: Bobby Dean looking very confident as he goes to work on Fontaine here.
Richard Parker: The man’s been conserving his energy all match for something like this, and as long as Sid is too busy being afraid of that bear the Bandits and SCOTT have this one!
Bobby brings Fontaine back to his feet, locking in a bear hug as he tries to squeeze the life out of the Tempest! Timo checks on Fontaine, asking if he gives up…but the Tempest calls himself Smooth Joe Cool for a reason, refusing to surrender! The problem is, his body is telling him no as he starts to fade…and Timo raises his arm to check on his condition.
The arm falls once.
Timo checks the arm again…and it falls a second time, much to the worry of the crowd.
The crowd is trying to will Fontaine back into this as Timo checks the arm a third time…and it stays up! Timo stands back as Fontaine slowly tries to fight his way out of the bear hug…only to be dropped to the canvas with a body slam by Bobby!
He cackles at the plight of Fontaine before tagging in Mayhew, and the Bandits gang up on Joe with some hard double-team offense…namely boots to the midsection…before bringing the Tempest back to his feet. SCOTT seems eager to get back into the match, and Mayhew tags him in as the GREAT one goes for a running clothesline on Fontaine…who narrowly ducks it, before sending Bobby off the apron with a dropkick and Mayhew off with a spinning heel kick!
The crowd is ecstatic as Fontaine turns his attention to his corner of the ring, where Avalon has finally managed to get Sid back on the apron as Fontaine leaps over, managing to slap the shoulder of Phillips as the crowd erupts!
Nick Stuart: Sid Phillips has now entered the equation, folks!
Richard Parker: Oh lord, here come the powerbombs!
GREAT SCOTT senses the imminent danger and hightails it out of the ring, yelling “NO POWERBOMBS FOR ME, PLEASE AND THANK YOU” much to the chagrin of Sid, who’s been trying to work up the courage to do his thing in spite of GREAT BEAR’s presence at ringside. To his credit, the bear just looks at Sid before going back to his listening of sick beats…but it’s enough to send a shiver down Sid’s spine.
Timo tells SCOTT to get back in the ring, to which the GREAT one reluctantly obliges as he slides in and immediately yells “REFRAIN FROM YOUR POWERBOMBS” at a visibly annoyed Phillips. Mayhew gets back on the apron himself to tell Sid off, and this comes at a bit of a cost as SCOTT tags Fred in, noping the hell out as he leaves the ring to stand by GREAT BEAR at ringside. Sid calms his nerves by focusing not on the bear at ringside, but on Fred Mayhew leaping off the top rope to blindside him.
A decision that turns out to be a damn mistake, as Sid catches him in midair, countering into, well…a POWERBOMB.
The impact of which leaves Sid in a state of shock…something that translates into him keeping Mayhew’s shoulders down on the canvas as Timo makes the count with the crowd joining in!
Sid can’t believe what’s transpired here, and neither can Bobby as Timo calls for the bell!
DING DING DING
Vince Howard: Here are your winners, via pinfall…THE WINDS OF CHANGE!
Timo raises the arms of Joe and Sid, joined by Coral who all take in the victory well!
Nick Stuart: What a win for the Winds of Change, overcoming a very game GREAT SCOTT and the Egg Bandits tonight!
Richard Parker: Hell of an effort from both teams, I’ll give them that! Especially Coral Avalon stepping toe to toe with GREAT SCOTT here, kudos to the Winds for a big victory!
The trio continue to celebrate in the ring as Mayhew finally manages to roll out of the ring, regrouping with SCOTT and Bobby as we go to commercial!