sVo Proving Grounds 15
Live on the HOTv Network on PWA:TV
Goodfellas Casino Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
2nd December 2023
As the video package finally comes to an end with an extended look at the ‘Proving Grounds’ logo, the camera cuts to an exterior shot of the Goodfellas Casino Arena, in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, before cutting to a live shot of inside the arena. The camera pans around the sold-out crowd, most of them on their feet and screaming loudly whilst trying to get their homemade sign shown in front of the camera. The cameras finally head over to the commentary table, where Julian Fiasco and Jeremiah Sloan welcome the fans watching on the HOTv network on PWA:TV to the broadcast and begin to break down some of the action that will take place on tonight’s show!
Let The Games Begin
The night is young as the Goodfellas Casino Arena is buzzing with activity, and the camera focuses on the entrance where a black car pulls up. The door opens, and Bronson Martinez steps out, focused on the task at hand. As he begins to make his way towards the arena, the camera catches a glimpse of Carny Sinclair and Reznikov lurking in the shadows.
Carny Sinclair: (smirking) Well, well, if it isn’t our friend Bronson. Going somewhere important?
Bronson looks around, sensing the presence of his rivals but continues walking, not letting their mind games get to him.
Reznikov: (leaning in) It’s a big night, Bronson. Big night for you.
Bronson stops, turning to face Carny and Reznikov with a determined expression.
Bronson Martinez: Big night for me indeed. Main event against Reznikov. I’m not here to play games.
Carny and Reznikov share a cryptic glance before stepping back into the shadows, letting Bronson continue on his way.
Carny Sinclair: (whispering) The game has just begun.
As Bronson walks away, the tension lingers in the air, setting the stage for the intense main event later in the evening.
Just Quit Pt.1
Katie Smith stands ready with the microphone, ready to get the thoughts of Victor Holland before his upcoming match. The camera focuses on Victor, who appears focused and determined.
Katie Smith: Victor, you’re about to face Clam Idia in a pivotal match tonight. What are your thoughts going into this contest?
Victor takes a deep breath, preparing to speak, but before he can utter a word, Danny Domino, the seasoned wrestler, steps into the scene with a sly grin on his face.
Danny Domino: (mockingly) Hold on, hold on, Katie. I just wanted to spare this young man some embarrassment. Victor, let me give you some advice. This isn’t your playground; this is the sVo. It’s not for everyone. Maybe you should go back to the kiddie leagues.
Victor Holland narrows his eyes at Danny Domino but keeps his composure.
Victor Holland: Danny, I didn’t ask for your advice. I’m here to prove myself, and I’ll do it in the ring.
Danny Domino: (laughs) Oh, how cute. Well, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Danny Domino walks away, leaving Victor Holland with a determined look on his face as he readies himself for the upcoming match against Clam Idia.
Clam Idia vs Victor Holland
Just Quit Pt.2
The arena is buzzing with energy as Victor Holland celebrates his hard-fought victory in the ring. The fans are on their feet, cheering for the young and promising talent. However, the celebration takes a sudden turn as the devious Danny Domino slinks down to the ring.
Danny Domino: (suddenly appearing) Well, well, well, look who’s trying to make a name for themselves in the sVo.
Victor Holland turns around, surprised, only to be met with a cheap shot from Danny Domino. The attack is sudden and ruthless, catching Holland off guard. Domino pummels Holland, making a statement and sending a message to the entire sVo roster.
Danny Domino: (standing tall over the fallen Holland) You’re out of your league, kid. Know your place.
As the fans boo the unexpected attack, Danny Domino stands tall, reveling in the chaos he’s caused.
The camera pans into Bronson Martinez’s locker room, where the wrestler is lacing up his boots, deep in concentration. The door creaks open, and CJ Dreamer steps into the room, ready to address Martinez.
CJ Dreamer: (nodding) Bronson, my man. I just wanted to remind you that I’ve got your back tonight. Carny and Reznikov have been playing mind games, but together, we can shut them down.
Bronson looks up from his preparations, acknowledging CJ Dreamer with a nod.
Bronson Martinez: Appreciate it, CJ. Those guys are getting under my skin, but I won’t let them mess with my head.
CJ Dreamer: Good. Just focus on the match, and if they try anything, I’ll be right there.
Bronson gives CJ a firm handshake, appreciative of the support.
Bronson Martinez: Thanks, CJ. Let’s make sure tonight is the night we send a message to those two.
The two wrestlers share a determined look as they prepare for the challenges ahead in the main event.
Making A Name
The camera opens to the locker room of Generation: Joint, where the members are in high spirits after their recent invasion of HOW Chaos. Smoke hangs thick in the air as the group discusses their next moves. Gunner Lang, preparing for his match against El Froggo, gets some encouraging words from his comrades.
Kenneth D Williams: (slapping Gunner on the back) Tonight’s your night, Gunner. Show El Froggo what we’re made of.
Jacob Izaz: (nodding) Yeah, man. We made a bold statement at HOW Chaos, and now it’s time to keep the momentum going.
Gunner Lang: (smirking) Thanks, guys. Tonight, El Froggo is in for a taste of what Generation: Joint is all about.
As the group continues to share words of encouragement, the camaraderie among them is evident. Each member is focused on their goals and determined to make an impact in the sVo.
Tag Team Match
Canadian Connection vs Starr Brothers
Ready To Make History
Katie Smith stands backstage, microphone in hand, ready to interview Alissia Young ahead of her monumental championship match.
Katie Smith: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m here with Alissia Young, who is set to face Night tomorrow night on Showdown for the sVo Championship. Alissia, you were not out there with the Canadian Connection tonight, as you have the opportunity to make history by becoming the first woman to hold the prestigious title. What are your thoughts going into this match?
Alissia Young smirks confidently, adjusting the collar on her leather jacket before responding.
Alissia Young: Katie, history is a funny thing. For decades, we’ve witnessed men dominate the wrestling world, but times are changing. Tomorrow night, I’m not just going for a victory; I’m going for a paradigm shift. Night, he’s been walking around with that championship, thinking he’s untouchable. But tomorrow, when the dust settles and the referee counts to three, Night’s reign will be over, and a new era will begin.
Katie Smith nods, acknowledging Young’s determination.
Katie Smith: You’re part of the Canadian Connection, a group with a reputation for making bold statements. How does this match fit into the broader plans of your group?
Young smirks again, a glint of mischief in her eyes.
Alissia Young: The Canadian Connection is about dominance, Katie. We’re not here to play nice; we’re here to take over. Tomorrow night, when I claim that championship, it won’t just be my victory; it’ll be a victory for the entire Connection. We’re not just here to make history; we’re here to rewrite it.
As Alissia Young walks away, leaving Katie Smith with a lot to think about, the anticipation for tomorrow night’s main event continues to build.
Gunner Lang vs El Froggo
The backstage area is dimly lit, with equipment scattered around as CJ Dreamer is seen warming up for his upcoming match. Suddenly, the menacing figures of Carny Sinclair and Reznikov emerge from the shadows. Without warning, they launch a brutal assault on CJ Dreamer, catching him off guard.
CJ Dreamer: (groaning in pain) What the…?
Carny Sinclair delivers a vicious kick to Dreamer’s midsection, while Reznikov clubs him across the back with powerful blows. The relentless assault continues as they overpower CJ Dreamer, leaving him writhing in agony on the cold concrete floor.
The brutal beating draws the attention of Bronson Martinez, who hears the commotion. Without hesitation, Martinez rushes to the scene, his eyes burning with anger. The attackers spot him and, deciding they’ve done enough damage, quickly retreat into the shadows.
Bronson Martinez: (checking on CJ Dreamer) Hang in there, CJ. Those cowards won’t get away with this.
CJ Dreamer winces in pain, slowly getting back to his feet with Martinez’s help. The intensity in Martinez’s eyes hints at the brewing war between him and Carny Sinclair and Reznikov.
CJ Dreamer: Thanks, Bronson. This isn’t over.
As CJ Dreamer regains his composure, he and Bronson Martinez exchange determined looks, knowing that the war against Carny Sinclair and Reznikov has only just begun.
Bronson Martinez vs Reznikov
The arena is pulsating with energy as Bronson Martinez stands victorious in the center of the ring, having just secured a hard-fought victory over Reznikov. The crowd erupts in cheers, celebrating Martinez’s resilience.
Suddenly, the atmosphere shifts as Carny Sinclair’s eerie music hits, sending a shiver down the audience’s spine. The sinister figure rolls into the ring, a sadistic grin etched across his face. Before Martinez can react, Carny Sinclair launches a brutal assault, blindsiding him with relentless strikes.
Carny Sinclair: (mocking) You thought it was over, Martinez? Not even close.
As Carny Sinclair continues the onslaught, Reznikov joins in, ruthlessly targeting the weary Bronson Martinez. The crowd’s cheers turn into a chorus of boos as the double-team assault intensifies.
Just when it seems like Martinez is about to succumb to the onslaught, a familiar theme hits the speakers. The arena erupts in anticipation as CJ Dreamer, visibly battered from the earlier attack, limps down the ramp, a steel chair in hand.
CJ Dreamer: (growling) You two just don’t know when to quit, do you?
CJ Dreamer swings the chair, cracking it against Reznikov’s back, forcing him to stagger away. Carny Sinclair momentarily retreats, allowing CJ Dreamer to check on the fallen Bronson Martinez.
Bronson Martinez: (gritting his teeth) Thanks, CJ. We need to end this once and for all.
CJ Dreamer: (nodding) Agreed.
CJ Dreamer helps Bronson Martinez to his feet as Carny Sinclair and Reznikov seethe with frustration on the outside. The tension in the arena is palpable as the two sides lock eyes, setting the stage for the next chapter in their heated rivalry.
The camera fades out as CJ Dreamer and Bronson Martinez stand tall, ready to face whatever Carny Sinclair and Reznikov have in store for them.