The Gypsy Kings’ “Bamboleo” plays and the fans begin cheering like crazy as they all know who is about to make his way out from behind the curtain!
Moss: Listen to this crowd! They love this guy!
Howley:Yeah yeah yeah. Let’s see how well he does against an angry Texan.
Carlos comes running through the curtains, blasting them open and jumps to the center of the stage. Looking out at all of the fans in attendance, Carlos claps and raises his arm as if to say “Yeah!!!”. Sprinting the rest of the way down to the ring, Carlos slides into the ring then forward flips to his feet with great agility!
Robbins: Coming to the ring first! From Madrid, Spain, weighing in at 212 lbs…. The Spanish Luchador… CARLOOOOOOOS RUIIIIIIIIIIIIZ!
The fans cheer loudly for Carlos but their cheering turns grim when the music changes over to “Country Boy Can Survive” by Hank Williams Jr. Soon Doris comes through the curtain but Gordy Lovett comes rumbling down one set of stairs in the fans section. He makes his way with his rope barking at people as he comes.
Robbins: And his opponent… From Cut and Shoot, Texas, Weighing in at 262 Lbs…Cow Puncher….GORDYYYYY LOVEEEETTTTTT
The fans boo loudly as he makes his way into the ring.
DING DING DING
Ruiz and Lovett both circle each other for a few moments before Lovett runs and levels the smaller man to the mat with a huge shoulder tackle. Ruiz hops to his feet quickly, but is met with another shoulder for his troubles. Slower this time to get up, Lovett helps Ruiz up to his feet and throws him into the ropes, as Ruiz bounces back towards Lovett he leaps over the bent over Texan. Ruiz rebounds again and is met with a huge spinebuster. Lovett transitions to a mounted position and begins to lay heavy fists towards Ruiz. He tries to block them but the size of Lovett allows a few to sneak past. The ref tries to pull Lovett off of Ruiz, and is successful. Lovett gets in the face of the referee as Ruiz shakes the cobwebs out and climbs to his feet using the ropes. Lovett stops arguing with the ref and sees Ruiz on his feet. Lovett charges at Ruiz, who ducks down, pulling the top rope down. Sending Lovett crashing out to the floor. Ruiz amps himself and crowd up, as he slowly ascends to the top rope. Ruiz leaps off and crashes an elbow to the shoulder of Lovett. Both men crash down to the floor.
Howley: That’s one way to help your cause.
Moss: It was a smart…
Howley: It’s cheating! What else could we expect from a…
Moss: Don’t finish that statement!
Ruiz tries to pull Lovett up from the ground. As Ruiz tries to roll him into the ring, Lovett buries a back elbow to the stomach of Ruiz. The ref begins his count. 1! Lovett then shoves Ruiz shoulder first into the ring post. Sending Ruiz spinning to the floor. Lovett rotates his shoulder, trying to work it back. 2! Lovett stalks the crawling Ruiz and kicks him square in the stomach. Ruiz yelps out in pain. Lovett toys with Ruiz with a few slaps on the back of the head. 3! Ruiz tries to fight back and gets a few shots in. 4! Lovett shakes most of the off, and picks Ruiz up. 5! Lovett rolls Ruiz into the ring. Ruiz slowly gets his wits about himself and uses a foot to keep Lovett out of the ring. 6!
Howley: I knew that Carlos couldn’t win without dirty tactics!
Lovett grabs one of Ruiz’s legs and tries to drag him back out of the ring. 7! Eventually Ruiz gets his leg free and Lovett rolls into the ring. Ruiz drops an elbow to the back of Lovett’s back. Then drags Lovett to the middle of the ring, and grabs the bigger man in a sleeper hold. The ref checks on Lovett but there is still fight in the Texan. Slowly Ruiz wears him down. The ref raises Lovett’s arm once. Then twice, and on the third attempt Lovett keeps it from falling. Lovett slowly gets to a base and grabs Ruiz by the waist. Lifting him up and slamming Ruiz to the mat with a side suplex. Both men are on the mat. As the ref begins to count.
Neither man is moving.
Lovett starts moving first.
Now Ruiz is moving.
Both men use the ropes to get to their feet. As the ref stops the count. Ruiz catches his breath before Lovett whips him into a corner. Lovett follows behind him, but Ruiz leaps to the middle turnbuckle and leaps off. Twisting in the air towards Lovett.
Moss: Ruiz flying again…
Howley: Lovett using his last bit of energy to finish this one off.
Lovett grabs him from mid air. Ruiz is kicking his feet on the shoulder of Lovett as Ruiz is rammed back first into the corner. As Lovett begins to spin to complete the slam, Ruiz shimmys down Lovett’s back. Lovett turns around.
Moss: SPANISH EYES!
Howley: That’s quicker than a hiccup!
Moss: Lovett is on dream street!
Ruiz falls on top of Lovett, unable to hook a leg.
Robbins: YOUR WINNER AND NUMBER ONE CONTENDER TO THE PREMIER AMERICAN TITLE…CARLOOOOOOOS RUIIIIIIIIIIIIZ!
Ruiz jumps up and celebrates as much as he’s physically able. He motions that the championship will be around his waist soon. The crowd gets loud in response.