sVo Proving Grounds 19
Live on the HOTv Network on PWA:TV
Goodfellas Casino Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
13th January 2024
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!
[The atmosphere is charged as Generation Joint arrives at the arena for sVo Proving Grounds 19. The quartet, consisting of Kenneth D Williams, Jacob Izaz, Jay Adder, and Gunner Lang, makes their way through the bustling corridors. As they navigate the backstage area, a sinister figure emerges— sVo COO Amy Page.
Amy Page: (smirking) Well, well, if it isn’t Generation Joint. You boys back for more?
[Kenneth D Williams, Jacob Izaz, Jay Adder, and Gunner Lang exchange glances, wary of Amy Page’s presence.]
Kenneth D Williams: What do you want, Amy?
Amy Page: (chuckling) Straight to the point. I like that. Jacob Izaz, you’ve got a match tonight. And guess what? It’s next. So, I suggest you boys get him ready and make sure he doesn’t disappoint.
[Amy Page’s sinister grin widens as she relishes in the opportunity to assert her control over Generation Joint.]
Jacob Izaz: (narrowing his eyes) You can’t just dictate—
Amy Page: (interrupting) I can do whatever I want, Izaz. Now, get ready. The match is happening, and failure is not an option.
[Amy Page turns and strolls away, leaving Generation Joint with a sense of unease. The tension lingers in the air as they exchange concerned glances before heading off to prepare Jacob Izaz for his match.
[As Proving Grounds 19 unfolds, the impending match for Jacob Izaz becomes a focal point, and the sVo faithful brace themselves for the latest twist in the ongoing saga orchestrated by the unpredictable sVo COO.]
Jacob Izaz vs. Clam Idia
[Backstage at sVo Proving Grounds 19, Katie Smith stands ready with a microphone in hand, set to interview the current Roulette Champion, Johnny Dorn. The Roulette Championship glimmers over Dorn’s shoulder as he steps into the frame, exuding confidence and determination.
Katie Smith: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m here with the current Roulette Champion, Johnny Dorn. Johnny, you’ve had an impressive streak of successful title defenses. What’s your mindset going into tonight’s main event against CJ Dreamer?
Johnny Dorn: Katie, it’s simple. I’m going into that main event to do what I do best—defend this Roulette Championship. CJ Dreamer is a formidable opponent, but I’ve faced the best, and I’ve come out on top every single time.
[The crowd watching on the backstage screen cheers in agreement with Dorn’s words.]
Katie Smith: And looking ahead, you mentioned on social media about defending your title again tomorrow night on Showdown. What’s the motivation behind that decision?
Johnny Dorn: Ten defenses, Katie. That’s the magic number. Tomorrow night, I’m going to step into that ring, put this title on the line for the tenth time, and once again prove that I am the fighting champion this division deserves.
[Dorn taps the Roulette Championship, a symbol of his dominance and commitment to the division.]
Katie Smith: That’s an impressive milestone, Johnny. And after your tenth defense, what’s next for you?
Johnny Dorn: Next? It’s time to cash in. After tomorrow night, I’m officially declaring my intent to cash in this Roulette Championship for a shot at the sVo Championship. Night, you better be ready, because I’m coming for that title.
[The intensity in Johnny Dorn’s eyes conveys the seriousness of his declaration. The backstage area buzzes with anticipation as the Roulette Champion lays out his ambitious plans for the future.]
Katie Smith: Strong words, Johnny. The sVo faithful will be watching closely. Anything else you’d like to add before tonight’s main event?
Johnny Dorn: CJ Dreamer, enjoy your moment in the spotlight because after tonight, it’s back to the drawing board for you. And Night, get ready, because Johnny Dorn is on a path to the sVo Championship, and nothing and no one will stand in my way.
[With that, Johnny Dorn confidently heads toward the arena, leaving Katie Smith and the backstage area abuzz with anticipation for the upcoming main event.]
Noah Rogan vs. Bronson Johnson
Time to Win
[Backstage at sVo Proving Grounds 19, the Southern Boys—’Dastardly’ Dave Miller and ‘Dangerous’ Dan Williams—alongside their spirited manager, ‘Texas Cowgirl’ Halley Dallas, gather in their locker room. The anticipation for their upcoming match against the Black Brothers is palpable, and the trio is focused on turning the tide in their favor.
‘Dastardly’ Dave Miller: (leaning against a locker) Tonight’s the night, boys. We’ve been waiting for this chance to finally teach those Black Brothers a lesson they won’t forget.
[Dan Williams nods in agreement, a fire burning in his eyes.]
‘Dangerous’ Dan Williams: Damn right, Dave. It’s been too long. Tonight, we prove that the Southern Boys are a force to be reckoned with in the sVo.
[Halley Dallas, the manager with a fierce spirit, steps forward, a lasso in hand.]
Halley Dallas: Y’all heard right. It’s time to wrangle those Black Brothers and show everyone why the Southern Boys are the meanest, toughest tag team in this damn promotion!
[The trio shares a determined look, feeding off each other’s energy.]
‘Dastardly’ Dave Miller: (cracking his knuckles) Black Brothers, you’ve had your fun, but tonight, it’s our turn.
[Halley Dallas twirls her lasso, a symbol of the impending showdown.]
Halley Dallas: (smirking) They say everything’s bigger in Texas. Well, tonight, our victory’s gonna be the biggest thing these fans have ever seen!
[The Southern Boys and Halley Dallas exchange a final round of encouraging words, psyching each other up for the battle ahead.]
‘Dangerous’ Dan Williams: Let’s do this, Southern Boys! Tonight, the Black Brothers are in for a Southern-style beatdown they won’t soon forget!
[With a collective roar, the Southern Boys and Halley Dallas head towards the entrance, ready to make their mark in the upcoming tag team clash against the Black Brothers. The backstage area echoes with their determination, setting the stage for a showdown that promises to be nothing short of explosive.]
Tag Team Match
The Southern Boys vs. The Black Brothers
Ending the Streak
[Backstage at sVo Proving Grounds 19, CJ Dreamer stands with purpose as he awaits an interview with Katie Smith. The atmosphere is charged with anticipation as Dreamer is set to challenge Johnny Dorn for the Roulette Championship in the main event. Katie Smith approaches with a microphone in hand, ready to get Dreamer’s thoughts on the upcoming match.
Katie Smith: CJ, tonight you’re stepping into the ring against Johnny Dorn for the Roulette Championship. What’s your mindset going into this high-stakes match?
[CJ Dreamer smirks, exuding confidence as he takes the microphone from Katie Smith.]
CJ Dreamer: Katie, tonight is the night that Johnny Dorn’s impressive title defense streak comes to a screeching halt. I’ve studied his matches, analyzed his weaknesses, and I’ve got the perfect strategy to ruin his precious record.
[The crowd watching on the backstage screen reacts with a mix of cheers and jeers, acknowledging the bold statement from CJ Dreamer.]
Katie Smith: Some might say Johnny Dorn is on a roll as the Roulette Champion. What makes you think you can be the one to end that streak?
CJ Dreamer: (smirking) Johnny Dorn might have had his way with the rest of the division, but tonight, he faces CJ Dreamer. I’ve been underestimated before, but every time, I’ve proven why I belong in the spotlight. Dorn’s record might look good on paper, but it’s nothing more than a target on his back.
[CJ Dreamer’s confidence radiates as he visualizes the opportunity ahead.]
Katie Smith: And if you do defeat Johnny Dorn tonight, what does winning the Roulette Championship mean to you?
CJ Dreamer: Winning the Roulette Championship means I prove to everyone, including Johnny Dorn, that I am a force to be reckoned with. It means I put myself at the forefront of the sVo, and I make a statement that can’t be ignored.
[The intensity in CJ Dreamer’s eyes suggests that he is fully committed to leaving Proving Grounds 19 with the Roulette Championship around his waist.]
CJ Dreamer: Johnny, tonight, your reign ends. I’m ready to claim that Roulette Championship for myself, start my own streak and make history in the process.
[CJ Dreamer hands the microphone back to Katie Smith, leaving the backstage area with a newfound determination as he heads toward the ring, ready to challenge Johnny Dorn for the coveted Roulette Championship.]
sVo Roulette Championship Match
Johnny Dorn (c) vs. CJ Dreamer
[The Goodfellas Casino Arena erupts with cheers as the main event of sVo Proving Grounds 19 comes to a thrilling conclusion. Johnny Dorn, the Roulette Champion, stands tall in the ring, having just defeated CJ Dreamer in a hard-fought battle. The crowd acknowledges the competitive spirit of both wrestlers, and a mutual respect fills the air as Dorn and Dreamer share a handshake in the center of the ring.
[As the cheers continue, a sudden shift in the atmosphere catches the audience off guard. The cheers turn to gasps as the sinister theme of Carny Sinclair and his menacing associate, Reznikov, blares through the speakers. The duo rushes down to the ring with a purpose, creating an air of tension.
[Johnny Dorn and CJ Dreamer, still recovering from their intense match, turn their attention to the unexpected intrusion. The crowd’s anticipation transforms into a collective murmur as Sinclair and Reznikov enter the ring.
Carny Sinclair: (smirking) Well, well, look at this. The Roulette Champion, Johnny Dorn, and his valiant challenger, CJ Dreamer. What a heartwarming sight.
[The crowd’s cheers turn to boos as Sinclair continues to taunt Dorn and Dreamer.]
Johnny Dorn: (standing defiant) What’s the meaning of this, Sinclair?
CJ Dreamer: (ready for a fight) Yeah, we just had a match. What do you want?
[Sinclair chuckles, reveling in the chaos he’s about to unleash.]
Carny Sinclair: You see, Dorn, I’ve spun the wheel, and tomorrow night on Showdown, you’ll be defending your precious Roulette Championship for the tenth time.
[The crowd responds with a mix of shock and anticipation as Sinclair reveals his cunning plan.]
Johnny Dorn: (raising an eyebrow) Tenth defense? Against you?
[Before Dorn can react, Sinclair signals to Reznikov, and the duo unleashes a vicious assault on both Johnny Dorn and CJ Dreamer. The cheers turn to boos as Sinclair’s calculated attack leaves the former competitors battered and bruised.
[Sinclair stands tall over the fallen champions, a sinister grin on his face.]
Carny Sinclair: Tomorrow night, Dorn, you face me in your tenth defense. Let’s see if you can withstand the true chaos that awaits.
[The scene fades to black as the boos from the crowd intensify. The unexpected turn of events sets the stage for a monumental showdown between Johnny Dorn and Carny Sinclair for the Roulette Championship on the next episode of Showdown.]