The camera catches up with Mike Diamond backstage as he arrives into the building.
Ricky Spanish: Mike last week you shocked the world by showing up to Rush and challenging Taylor to a match for Battlegrounds. Are you nervous at all?
Mike chuckles a bit.
Diamond: Keep walking and talking. This entire year has been filled with Taylor and me running our mouths. Taylor versus Diamond was bound to happen at some point.
I think it is a perfect opportunity to headline the show that kicked it off. I cracked a few jokes at his expense and it are him alive. It ate him alive so bad that he focused on me rather than his own show. He lost his championship match against Black, he blames everyone for his failures this year, but bud just look in the mirror.
Look at the up and down year I have had, but guess what? I don’t blame others. I own my shit like a man. Scott soon you have to answer to me. Scott soon you will need to pin my shoulders to the mat so you can win the Fusion Cup. You will answer to me for betraying our family name that is for damn sure. Golden Age, we aren’t done at all. Dennis Black my offer still stands. Anywhere, anytime, I will do what many have failed to do when it mattered…… I will beat you right in the center of the ring.
Diamond stops at his locker room door.
Taylor excuses are over. It’s time you go out there and take what you want. Don’t just say your the best, prove it. Time in and time out. You claim to beat Black, yet you can only seem to beat him when it really doesn’t matter. You know why Black is scared to face me? It’s because he knows I’m big time Mike Diamond. When people say I can’t win, I find a way. When it matters most I dig deep and I do whatever it takes to get the win.
Taylor at Battlegrounds I will push you to that limit. I will show you what it’s like, just like you felt on Rush. All the fans in attendance, all the fans watching live will be chanting my name. Taylor, just like I always do, I will find a way to win.
But that is in a few weeks, this is now. Tonight I have a few cup matches that I need to get ready for. I need to prevent my ungrateful spoiled brat from winning it all.
Mike walks into his locker room and prepares for a long night ahead of him.
MIKE DIAMOND VS ANDREWS
Madison sauntered into the General Manager’s office with a diamond encrusted briefcase. She slammed it on Stephen’s desk with a wide smile. Stephen blinked at the briefcase.
SM: What in the-
MC: GLAD YOU ASKED, Ginger!
Madison slapped the briefcase.
MC: This right here is my ticket. My guarantee at a womens championship match.
SM: But why is there a brief-
MC: When is the last tine anyone has seen Kenzie pinned?
SM: Well its been a long-
MC: You’re damn right it has. Who did it? ME!
Madison slammed the case on the desk…again.
SM: But you know that you can’t cash that in like a Money in the Bank….right?
MC: Sure i can.
Madison stormed out of the office.
MC: The days of men controlling women is over!
KENT VS BYRD
Quinn can be seen in the distance talking to some more detectives. The camera gets close enough to hear what she is saying.
Officer: Last week you assaulted one of our own. We are trying to help you out here. You are being ungrateful of our services.
The second officer pokes Quinn. She grabs his fingers and bends them the wrong way.
Quinn: Say uncle.
The cop is pleading for Quinn to let him go as she stares directly at the second officer.
Quinn: I told you guys that I’m looking into my own case. And when I find the person that tried to end my career, there will be hell to pay.
Quinn let’s the officer go and they both run away. Quinn looks at the camera and walks right into the lens.
Quinn: If you have the guts reveal yourself. I swear one way or another I will find you and you will wish the police were involved at that point.
Oh and Kenzie don’t get use to me saving you. That’s twice already and there will be no third time you hear me?
Quinn walks away as the camera fades to black.
TRIPLE THREAT MATCH
FENRIR vs SCOTT DIAMOND vs DIXON
After the match the camera can see a pissed off Coach Montgomery getting in a car and leaving Earl behind.
ANDREWS VS EDWARDS
Scott Diamond storms into Stephen Matthews office. The door slams against the wall. He stands before Matthews holding his neck.
Scott: Is this all a joke to you? What is it with you and these Assguard people? Huh that big gumba looking ass Mountain chases me around the arena last month, we beat them in the faction war and then you still book me against them?
First Mountain hands an undeserving Tre Michaels a shot at my championship. Now Assguard keeps coming after me!
Why do you have it out for me? I won’t let this stand. Next week I want him on Rush and he can get his shot at MY X1 CHAMPIONSHIP. But he will be facing the newly crowned Fusion Cup winner.
Scott interrupts him immediately looking annoyed.
Scott: No need to say anything. I already told you what to do. I’m going to put an end to this whole Assguard thing anyways, what a joke. When’s the last time they even won a meaningful match anyways?
Scott storms out of the office as the GM raises his hands in the air shrugging his shoulders confused.
KYP SHAW VS OBSCURA SKY
TRIPLE THREAT TAG ELIMINATION
GOLDEN AGE VS N.A.K VS THE NASTIES
Guy Boone gets. Mic after the match.
Boone: WELCOME TO MY CREATION!
Boone drops the mic and just claps for his new proteges.
CHAMPION VS CHAMPION
MIKE DIAMOND VS OBSCURA SKY
An exhausted Mike Diamond grabs a mic from ringside. He is breathing heavy as he goes to speak.
Diamond: It has been one hell of a night that is for sure. But here I stand Scott. I told you that I would cost you this tournament.
Tonight I went through three EoW stars just to make sure you don’t win the cup. It started with ten stars, now just down to father and son.
It’s just that simple Scott, beat me and you win it all. We both know you don’t have what it takes.
Diamond stops to catch his breath as the fans are going wild in attendance.
Diamond: Scott next week in the finals I’m going to give you a beating. You wanted to grow up fast and make a name, now it’s time you pay the consequences for those actions.
And after I’m done with you, please show Black what I did to my own son. Deliver the message to him that I’m coming for him one way or another for everything Golden Age put me through.
Mike throws the mic into the crowd as his music plays through the arena and the camera fades to black.