Dark Ref welcomed us to Sunday Showcase, claiming it was the better of the two shows and did not have to rely on cheap gimmicks like barely dressed women in the audience.
The GWA World Tag Team Champion Dangerous Brothers pulled up a graph purporting to show that since The Killer won the GWA World Title, ratings decreased. The chart additionally featured The Brotherhood's ratings successes in high profile matches. They then laid out a challenge to The Killer before exiting the ring.
GWA Hall of Famer Magic Ref announced a double main event for Nuclear Winter. International Champion Doomtrain would collide with his estranged cohort Brewer. The GWA World Champion would also defend on the pay per view against the winner of a Best of Three series between Veronica Moon and Dylan Black. The first match would be a standard bout, the second a Falls Count Anywhere brawl and the third, if necessary, a Steel Cage match.
Non-title match: GWA World Champion The Killer over Johnny Bulldog via pinfall.
After the match, The Killer declared next Sunday would feature the first ever Flaming Dumpster match for the GWA World Title, as he would defend against Mike Lio -- the man who had defeated him in two previous dumpster matches. The Brotherhood then beat the champion down, each hitting his finisher before landing a triple powerbomb through a table.
Mike Lio over Veronica Moon via pinfall.
Non-title match: International Champion Doomtrain over Testimony of Truth via pinfall.
The Brotherhood member Dylan Black was named substitute for GWA World Tag Team Champion Johnny Bulldog in the upcoming defense. Darksyde, who had been lobbying for a tag title opportunity with one of his previous partners, found himself a new one.
GWA World Tag Team Title match: Dylan Black & GWA World Tag Team Champion Mike Lio over Veronica Moon & Darksyde via countout. Dangerous Brothers retained the GWA World Tag Team Titles.
Non-title match: GWA World Champion The Killer over Testimony of Truth via pinfall.
International Title match:Doomtrain over Mystikal Dragon via pinfall to retain the International Title.
Match of the Night: Dylan Black & Mike Lio vs. Darksyde & Veronica Moon
Miracle on 34th Street Fight:Mystikal Dragon over GWA World Tag Team Champion Johnny Bulldog via pinfall.
Christmas Day Massacre Non-title match: GWA World Champion The Killer over Veronica Moon via pinfall.
Presents unwrapped in this match included a candy cane colored railroad spike, a flaming two by four and a signed 8x10 photograph of Magic Ref.
Due to The Crusher's appearance in the Tournament of Bruises, the Tag Team Turmoil match would be postponed, as that opportunity was intended for non-TOB participants. Instead, tournament winner Doomtrain would have the chance to finally defeat The Crusher in one-on-one action.
Non-title match: International Champion Doomtrain over The Crusher via pinfall.
After the match, Santa Claus came to the ring and said he was here to grant a certain wrestler a wish. Before he could grant their wish, Doomtrain attacked him and hit Santa with a Trainwreck amidst a sea of boos.
GWA World Champion The Killer celebrated his title win at the Tournament of Bruises and promised he had something major in the works.
Mystikal Dragon over The Crusher via pinfall.
Dragon performed some questionable moves during the match, but Huge Ref was distracted by a scantily clad woman in the audience. After the bout, a giddy Huge Ref declared this was why Tuesday Night Spotlight was the number one show in the GWA.
GWA World Tag Team Champion Mike Lio claimed International Champion Doomtrain was lucky Dylan Black defeated Lio in the TOB semi-finals, because if he made it to the finals the outcome would have been different. One half of the GWA World Tag Team Champion Dangerous Brothers then named himself the best wrestler in the company and claimed nobody wanted a piece of him.
Veronica Moon over Brewer via DQ.
Brewer got himself disqualified by being extra violent in an apparent attempt to reassert his dominance following the TOB. The scorned Doomtrain attacked Brewer after the bell and assaulted him with a chair, followed by a Trainwreck. He carried his former tag team championship partner to a car, stuffing him in the trunk and driving off as Spotlight came to a close.
Match of the Night: Mystikal Dragon vs. The Crusher
As the Tournament of Bruises came onto the air, Rockshade was seen entering the locker room of The Crusher to ask for advice on how to defeat the monster Doomtrain.
First Round: Doomtrain over Rockshade via KO. Rockshade is injured for 1 week.
Doomtrain applied the Derailer early and scored the knockout without taking any damage, positioning himself as the favorite in the tournament.
The Front Office talked sternly with Brewer and Testimony of Truth to ensure they would wrestle a competitive match against each other. Testimony paced with a violent rage, having promised he would give it his all, and said he would take his aggression out on the Firestarters leader.
First Round:Dylan Black over Darksyde via KO. Darksyde is injured for 1 week.
After some punishing power moves from Darksyde, Dylan Black took a page out of Doomtrain's book and applied a Derailer for the quick victory.
First Round: Brewer over Testimony of Truth via pinfall.
Despite coming to the ring on crutches, Brewer attacked Truth with his "bad knee" before bouncing on it to reveal it was not injured. The stablemates engaged in an all out brawl that saw weapons and blood loss galore amidst a referee knockdown.
The Nuclear Winter pay per view was announced for Sunday, January 28.
GWA World Tag Team Champion Mike Lio stated his tag team partner and scheduled first round opponent, GWA World Tag Team Champion Johnny Bulldog, had to return to England on short notice. He asked what that would mean and did not have to wait long before The Crusher arrived.
First Round: Mike Lio over The Crusher via pinfall.
Doomtrain returned to the ring with a sledge hammer, but Brewer jumped the cades and entered the ring from behind, enabling him to disarm the monster and declare they would have a fair fight.
Semi-Finals: Doomtrain over Brewer via submission.
Brewer was locked in the Derailer and tapped before he could become the third wrestler injured with it in the tournament. His Hated partner, advancing to the finals,helped Brewer to his feet following the bell.
Semi-Finals: Dylan Black over Mike Lio via pinfall.
Recap video was shown of The Killer setting the million dollar contract offered by the Front Office ablaze, as he claimed if he could not get the job done against GWA World Champion Veronica Moon tonight, he no longer belonged in the GWA.
GWA World Title match: The Killer over Veronica Moon via pinfall to become the NEW GWA World Champion.
Veronica Moon trapped The Killer in Moon's Kryptonite but seemed to take pity on her challenger and voluntarily released the hold, which led to The Killer taking advantage with a piledriver from the top rope, a second piledriver and a Killer Bomb to capture the championship. The Killer then signed the million dollar contract.
Finals: Doomtrain over Dylan Black via pinfall to become the NEW International Champion.
After failed interference from Mike Lio on behalf of Dylan Black, Brewer turned on Doomtrain and created an opening for Black to execute the Derailer. However, Doomtrain knew his own maneuver well and reversed it to score the pin and punch his ticket to Revelation.
The GWA World Tag Team Champion Dangerous Brothers declared after defeating every team with any sort of recognition on the roster, their next defense would be determined via a Tag Team Turmoil match between two randomly drawn teams. The match, set to take place the week after the Tournament of Bruises, would consist of the team of Austin Alexander and Dexter Point taking on Shadows representatives Rob Wyatt and The Crusher.
Johnny Bulldog over Austin Alexander via pinfall.
Darksyde opened his duffle bag and pulled out GWA World Tag Team championships, claiming the ones the Dangerous Brothers had were very well made replicas. He then demanded either The Class or The Odd Couple get a shot at them, as neither team got a fair rematch. Mike Lio came out and said he'd heard enough, to which Darksyde responded he'd "put the hurt on this bitch."
Mike Lio over Darksyde via countout.
The Killer over Testimony of Truth via pinfall.
After the match, The Killer grabbed a mic and promised GWA World Champion Veronica Moon that she only had one more week with her title.
Brewer came out on crutches and introduced his trainer and brother, Brett Brewer, who embraced him. Brett took the mic and said he was glad to see his brother's progress, and was proud to show what real family looked like. Brewer said Brett's kind words almost made him feel bad about what was about to happen next. He then dropped the mic and kicked Brett in the gut, before buckle bombing him and hitting his own brother with two Destiny Drops. He asked "If I would do this to my brother, what do you think I will do to EVERYONE in the TOB?" As blood spurted from Brett's mouth and his eyes glazed over, Brewer said he'd fight like he never had before to reclaim his championship gold, and said everybody should fear the man with venom pumping though his veins. He then dropped Brett with a third Destiny Drop and dragged him to the outside and finished him off with a malicious big boot.
The Crusher over Doomtrain via pinfall.
The Crusher dominated Doomtrain in their rematch, scoring his second win over the monster, as well as second win in the GWA.
GWA World Tag Team Title match:Dangerous Brothers over Rob Wyatt and The Crusher via pinfall to retain the GWA World Tag Team Titles.
The Killer said if he did not win the GWA World Title at the Tournament of Bruises pay per view, he might as well not renew his contract at the end of the season.
Rockshade over Darksyde via pinfall.
Rockshade won the tie breaking match against his former partner, claiming the number seven seed in the Tournament of Bruises while Darksyde was relegated to number eight. The victor was immediately confronted by his first round opponent, Doomtrain, who would hit Rockshade with a forearm from behind as the legend attempted to make his exit.
Non-title match: GWA World Champion Veronica Moon over Testimony of Truth via KO. Testimony of Truth is injured for 1 week.
GWA World Tag Team Champion Mike Lio over Testimony of Truth via pinfall.
GWA World Champion Veronica Moon declared it was time to even the score with her opponent, The Killer.
Non-title match: GWA World Champion Veronica Moon over The Killer via pinfall.
After the match, the competitors shook hands and Moon said someday, she and Killer would fight with the title on the line.
Mike Lio claimed Dexter Point was robbed in his failed use of the Around the Clock contract.
Brewer provided an update on his condition, stating he was intensely rehabbing his injury and would return soon. The leader of the Firestarters warned GWA World Tag Team Champions the Dangerous Brothers that The Hated would come back and win the titles again.
Doomtrain over Austin Alexander via countout.
International Champion Blitz was stripped of the championship for failure to defend.
GWA World Tag Team Champion Mike Lio over Rob Wyatt via pinfall.
Lio made quick work of Wyatt. After the match, Wyatt stole Lio's championship and began to run, before being stopped and decked by Lio with the gold.
The Crusher over Doomtrain via pinfall.
Dylan Black over Mystikal Dragon via pinfall.
After Black defeated Dragon, he made a trio of predictions for Season 27: he'd beat International Champion Blitz on Sunday, he'd win the Tournament of Bruises, and he'd go down as Wrestler of the Year by dethroning GWA World Champion Veronica Moon.
Veronica Moon called Doomtrain and The Killer poor excuses for monsters. She then picked Dylan Black to win the Tournament of Bruises, and said she hoped to meet him at Revelation.
Non-title match: GWA World Champion Veronica Moon over Darksyde via countout.
Match of the Night: Dylan Black vs. Mystikal Dragon
GWA World Tag Team Champion Mike Lio handed GWA World Tag Team Champion Johnny Bulldog his contract back, then insisted Doomtrain owed him a quarter of a million dollars. Lio went on to declare the Dangerous Brothers "Unofficial Tag Team Hall of Famers," saying they held more title reigns together than the likes of Every Woman's Dream, The Hated, Zero Tolorence and the Firestarters. The champions stated a team had stepped up to challenge them in Rob Wyatt and The Crusher. Bulldog predicted by the end of next week's Showcase, another Brotherhood member would have gold. Dylan Black stepped up to the mic and proclaimed he would challenge International Champion Blitz next week.
Johnny Bulldog over Rockshade via KO. Rockshade is injured for 1 week.
Rockshade refused assistance from GWA World Champion Veronica Moon before the match. This decision could have proved costly, as he had no one to save him from being knocked out with the referee down. The re-injured Double Hall of Famer was then escorted from the building.
Mike Lio over Rob Wyatt via pinfall.
Non-title match: Dylan Black over GWA World Champion Veronica Moon via pinfall.
As the fatigued champion began to make her exit, Dexter Point returned and marched down to the ring, shoving the Around the Clock contract into Huge Ref's chest.
GWA World Title match: Veronica Moon over Dexter Point via KO to retain the GWA World Title. Dexter Point is injured for 1 week.
With her would-be corner unavailable, Veronica managed to execute a quick sleeper to put the challenger away.
Non-title match: GWA World Champion Veronica Moon over The Killer via KO. The Killer is injured for 1 week.
Veronica fought back from a dangerous onslaught by her opponent, knocking him out before helping him up and saying he deserved a title opportunity.
Rockshade came down and claimed despite recent circumstances, he still had Veronica Moon's back because he needed her to retain the GWA World Title. The Double Hall of Famer reiterated his mission to win the Tournament of Bruises and challenge Moon in the main event of Revelation.
Rockshade over The Crusher via KO. The Crusher is injured for 1 week.
DarkRef introduced Magic Ref, who reminded the viewers about the upcoming Tournament of Bruises pay per view, and announced the GWA World Title would be defended at the event.
Testimony of Truth over Mystical Dragon via pinfall.
DarkRef laid out the parameters for the following match: if GWA World Tag Team Champion Mike Lio were to win, he'd free GWA World Tag Team Champion Johnny Bulldog's contract from the monster Doomtrain. If Doomtrain were to win, he'd gain control of Mike Lio's contract. The $250,000 promised by Doomtrain to anyone who could defeat him was also on the line.
Mike Lio over Doomtrain via pinfall.
Lio not only saved his partner's contract, but claimed Doomtrain's quarter of a million dollar prize. The monster ran off with the money to end the show.
Rockshade was shown backstage on crutches. He said despite doctor's orders, he would compete tonight and find a way to get his hand raised because qualifying for the Tournament of Bruises was that important.
Dylan Black appeared to have betrayed The Brotherhood, taking the injured GWA World Tag Team Champion Brewer's place against the Dangerous Brothers.
GWA World Tag Team Title match: Dangerous Brothers over Doomtrain & Dylan Black via pinfall to become the NEW GWA World Tag Team Champions.
The Second Season Sensation turned on Doomtrain during the match, affirming his spot in The Brotherhood and helping his proverbial siblings win tag gold for the fourth time.
Rockshade hobbled to the ring, asking his opponent Testimony of Truth to give him a fighting chance by allowing the crutches' use and turning the encounter between them into a no disqualification bout.
No DQ match: Rockshade over Testimony of Truth via pinfall.
Despite Testimony using Rockshade's crutches against him, the Double Hall of Famer scored the win by kicking the steel stairs into his foe and landing the Shades of Schiano onto them.
International Title match:Blitz over Thayne Bell via pinfall to become the NEW International Champion.
The new champion blasted a stunned Thayne Bell with the title for good measure after the match.
Match of the Night: Dangerous Brothers vs. Doomtrain & Dylan Black
Shadows 2.0 members The Killer and The Crusher came out and demanded competition, when out of nowhere emerged the Dangerous Brothers.Mike Lio walked out with a crocodile in tow. He and partner John E. Gravely announced they'd demonstrate the art of crocodile snogging. Gravely then ripped off his jersey, revealing another one that read "BULLDOG" on the back...and with that the match began.
Dangerous Brothers over The Crusher & The Killer via pinfall.
Johnny Bulldog got on a mic afterward and exclaimed the Dangerous Brothers would be coming for tag team gold.
GWA Double Hall of Famer Rockshade made a surprise appearance. The crowd was deafening, chanting "Welcome back!" as he tried to speak. He finally announced he wanted to congratulate new GWA World Champion Veronica Moon on her title victory, then proclaimed he'd win the Tournament of Bruises and beat her at Revelation.
Rob Wyatt over Rockshade via TKO. Rockshade is injured for 3 weeks.
Veronica Moon entered the ring during the match, seemingly to help Rockshade, but she ended up kicking him in the face, which led to Wyatt applying the Killjoy. After the match, Rob Wyatt promised we would not see Rockshade at TOB.
Following the commercial break, Veronica Moon said GWA World Tag Team Champion Doomtrain was greedy, and always wanted her title while his GWA World Tag Team Champion partner Brewer had it. Now with Brewer out of the picture, he could feed his greed and stake claim to her championship.
Non-title match: GWA World Champion Veronica Moon over Doomtrain via pinfall.
Mike Lio appeared and told Doomtrain he'd see him on Sunday Showcase.