Hey everyone, Allison Haines here with an exclusive report on the fallout from Champions Summit III. There’s an absolute plethora of news coming out of this historic event here in Los Angeles; so much, in fact, that I legitimately don’t know where to begin, and so for the sake of making this easier to manage, I’m just going to go down the roster as listed on the EWA’s website, and tell you what I’ve discovered. Expect a lot of injury reports, because…wow. This show was savage.
Alexander Haven, the owner and CEO of the EWA, lost the EWA World Heavyweight Championship to his former (?) best friend, Chris Kage. I can tell you that while Haven was banged up, and received stitches from Dr. Mark Furman backstage, Chris Kage was in much, much worse shape. Haven continued to help Kage backstage, and ended up taking him to an ambulance, where he was transported to a local hospital for evaulation. I can personally attest to the notion that Kage was unable to put any weight on his injured leg. Neither Kage nor Haven would comment as to why the new champion left the EWA World Heavyweight Title in the ring, nor was I able to get an update on Kage’s medical condition. I can tell you that Alyssa Marie Haven, COO of the company and, of course, Alex’s wife, had already left the arena by the time Haven and Kage had returned to the back. No word on that situation, either.
Azrael Goeren was, for lack of a better term, kidnapped after his brutal loss to the debuting Donovan King. King commandeered the stretcher Goeren was being taken out on after a brief scuffle with the newly debuted Jester Smiles, and King left the arena, presumably with Goeren, immediately afterward. EWA management has not heard from either man, and as such, neither are expected to compete at Battlelines 33 in Honolulu on August 4.
The status of HATE is currently unknown, after the Titan of HATE, Cal Rayner, was defeated by HATE‘s Masochist, William West. HATE is believed to be fractured from within, with West’s apparent abandonment of the Hive, along with Indrid Calder‘s absence (more on that in a moment). The Titan was seen backstage with NOTHING at Night #2 of Champions Summit III, but West was nowhere to be found.
Both Elizabeth Gaunt and Grace Goeren have been unreachable since Night #1 of Champions Summit III. Grace is believed to have been taken to a local hospital after her devastating “fall from grace” through a thumbtack-laden table from the top of a ladder, while Gaunt, who came just inches away from winning the Combat Championship, seems to have vanished. We’ll continue to check our sources for the whereabouts of the former Fallout members.
Indrid Calder, too, seems to have vanished without a trace, after his sickening, savage maneuver onto Maggie McIntyre. It’s believed EWA management was furious over Calder’s latest atrocity, as he’s now seriously injured both Michael Draven and Maggie McIntyre over the past three months. Maggie, incredibly, seems to have dodged a bullet, as our sources reveal that her jaw miraculously was not broken – however, it’s believed dental surgery is in the Banshee’s future. She’s expected to compete at Battlelines 33 in three weeks against the new EWA Network Champion Cronos Diamante, amazingly…but the bigger question is Indrid Calder’s whereabouts, and his cryptic, forceful message to the injured Draven immediately before his savage attack on the newly wed McIntyre.
New EWA Combat Champion Sahara escorted McIntyre to the hospital after her assault from the Stranger. Sahara was said to be on Cloud 9 in the hospital despite her concern for Maggie, and would beam with pride whenever recognized and congratulated on her victory.
Jester Smiles made a huge impact on the weekend’s events, first debuting by helping William West from a savage attack after his match with Cal Rayner. Jester would go on to cut a promo on Night #2 announcing his intention to “bring prestige to the EWA’s championships”, and would then attempt to dissuade Donovan King from kidnapping Azrael Goeren, albeit to no avail. Jester’s clearly looking to make an impact here in the EWA, and he’s off on the right track thus far.
The Vice Squad suffered a tough loss to MoJo, who retained their Tag Team Championship, but were in surprisingly good spirits backstage. Both Minxy Jones and Lagrima felt that they were a move or two away from becoming three-time Tag Team Champions, and plan to petition for a rematch in the near future.
Laura Seton and Ray Willmott reunited after their match on Night #1, getting a happy ending to their story…or so they thought. It was revealed the next night that Willmott is battling a severe shoulder injury, and is going under the knife on Monday morning. Willmott’s expected to be out of action for an undetermined period of time, and there’s been whispers of his career being in jeopardy. I certainly hope not, as Willmott’s one of the few “shining beacons of humanity” in this company.
The legendary Grady Smith has retired from the squared circle, after a tremendous war with his son, Martin Robertson. Sources say an outpouring of support was shown backstage after Night #1, with everyone from Jester Smiles to Alexander Haven to Mojave and Sinnocence congratulating the legendary former eleven-time champion on a tremendous career. Grady flew home to New York afterward, and the question now is – where does Martin Robertson, clearly still fuming over his loss to his father, go from here?
NOTHING has finally vanquished his personal demon, defeating Jacob Mephisto in two straight falls to put an end once and for all to Pariah and their feud. We’re told that after the match, Haven was waiting on Mephisto backstage, and promptly fired him on the spot for “failure to live up to contractual obligations”.
And finally, we’re being told that Sean Boden is severely, severely injured after his shocking Human Torch match with Ryan Cuddihy. While our sources were unable to obtain specific information regarding Mr. Boden’s injuries, when I inquired with a source close to the situation when Boden was expected to be able to return to the ring, I was met with a gale of laughter.
Thanks everyone, and we’ll see you in beautiful Honolulu for Battlelines 33! I can’t wait to relax on the beach, work on my tan, and hopefully avoid Terry Bull as much as possible.