Josh Taylor: Welcome back. At the time of Holiday Horror '96, the Rick
Styles/"Offensive" Alex Adams rivalry had been going on for a couple of months
now. There had been rumors of backstage altercations between Rick Styles and
OAA, but for the most part, their rivalry started as innocent jealousy and
grew into a full-fledged federational war where everybody was either on one
side or the other. The turning point of their war occurred when someone on the
"OAA side", switched sides to double-cross OAA and help Rick Styles win the
UEW Ultimate title.
Between all of the mounting tensions, rumored backstage altercations, and just
the pressure of the situation....it led to the booking of the most anticipated
PPV main event of all-time......
For the UEW Ultimate championship- Ladder Match
"Offensive" Alex Adams vs. "Top Dog" Rick Styles (c)
Due to all of the incredible hype leading in to this matchup, nobody thought
the actual match would even come close to all of the hype surrounding it.
They didn't know how right they were.
Let's take a look back to the first Holiday Horror and see how the eagerly
anticipated Adams vs. Styles main event came to pass.
UEW FLASHBACK- December 22, 1996- Holiday Horror '96
[FOR THE UEW ULTIMATE CHAMPIONSHIP]
(Holiday Horror 1 Main Event- 12/22/96)
-"OFFENSIVE" ALEX ADAMS vs. "TOP DOG" RICK STYLES
Sly Kent: WHAT A NIGHT EVERYONE!
Kevin McLoud: It sure has been an incredible night here folks, and it is
about to get a heckuva lot hotter!
Sly Kent: It sure will because up next is the MAIN EVENT! This is the
match that has been anticipated ever since the PCW PPV, November
Nightmares where former UEW Ultimate Champion, "Offensive" Alex Adams
lost his title to the current champion, "Top Dog" Ricky Styles.
Kevin McLoud: That match ruled my friends, but since _I_ will be calling
this one, with the help of the puke to my left, then it is gonna be a
match for the ages!
Sly Kent: The last time we called a main event at a PPV was the PPV in
which the UEW merged with the MWC, and Adams faced Morris "The Rock"
Medina to win the gold, which he now wants to win back!
KM: It will sure be epic folks.
SK: Epic cant describe it everyone. I have just received word that Joe
Blow is in the ring, ready to introduce someone. So .. lets see just
who it is!
[Cuts to Joe Blow]
Joe Blow: We have a SPECIAL announcer with us here tonight, who will be
at the announcers table, doing color commentary for the following match
up. This man is a former UEW North American Champion, the current ICW
World Champion, and a former EWA Television Champion. Here is ..
[A familiar song starts to play .. and the curtains dont move.]
[A few more moments, and still .. nothing.]
Crowd: [louder] YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
[The curtains start to ruffle some and then someone emerges. It is ..]
Joe Blow: MAGUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!
MA-GUS!! MA-GUS!! MA-GUS!! MA-GUS!! MA-GUS!! MA-GUS!!
KM: NO! NO! NO! _I_ have to sit here with .. him of all people?! Geez,
Id rather have that loser Prez Greg down here with us!
SK: What a thing to say.
[Magus comes over and he goes to the side of Kevin, and Kevin doesnt
even notice him. Magus taps him on the shoulder, and Kevin litterally
jumps out of his chair in surprise. Magus grins and he puts on a
headset. Kent shakes hands with Magus, and Kevin just gives him a
Sly Kent: How ya doing Magus?
Magus: Just fine! Im sure you all are wondering just why I am here, and
Ill tell you exactly why I am here. To start off, I am facing Adams for
the EWA World Title on January 1st, so I thought that I would use this
opportunity to do a little scouting on him, see some tactics,
strategies, and what not.
KM: Well, it wont do you any good, because when he is finished MAULING
you, Natalie will come running down to ringside, and cry at the sight of
your ***ied body, while everyone in the audience just LAUGHS!
SK: I dont think that is going to happen, or atleast not in such an
extreme manner Kevin.
KM: Yadda, yadda, yadda, you are just saying that to please Magus. You
afraid he is gonna try to [laughs] corner you like he did Prez Greg to
win that UEW North American Title back during the merger?
SK: What a thing to say Kevin! I dont know if you should even be here
with an attitude like THAT!
KM: Dont you be fresh with me son, I made you, and I can break you!
Magus: Boys, lets calm down here. Kevin, lets shut your mouth and let
the people who are viewing this at home try to enjoy this GREAT PPV to
its fullest. Is there anything wrong with that?
KM: Yeah .. Im not getting 25% of the profit!
SK: Youre hopeless Kevin. Lets get down to Joe Blow for the
introductions for this matchup!
Joe Blow: The following contest is tonights .. MAIN EVENT!!!
Joe Blow: And it is a special ........ LADDER MATCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!
Crowd: OAA!! OAA!! OAA!! OAA!! OAA!! OAA!!
Others: STYLES!! STYLES!! STYLES!! STYLES!!
Joe Blow: The rules go as follows. There is a 15 foot, steel ladder at
ringside. The ladder must be brought into the ring, and then it must be
set up in the center of the ring. One of the competitors must scale the
ladder, and RETRIEVE THE BELT!
[The crowd cheers some more. "Voices in my head" by Dennis Leary starts
up, and the crowd starts to cheer, or boo.]
Joe Blow: Here is the challenger. He weighs in at 266 lb., and he hails
from La Miranda, California. He is the CURRENT EWA World Champion .. and
a former UEW Ultimate Champion. He is one of the greatest wrestlers in
our sport today. Here is .. the one .. the only .. "OFFENSIVE" .... ALEX
O-DOUBLE-A!! O-DOUBLE-A!! O-DOUBLE-A!! O-DOUBLE-A!! O-DOUBLE-A!!
[No one comes out .. and everyone starts to murmur.]
SK: Um .. where is he?!
KM: Beats the hell outta me! Maybe something fell through with his
SK: Possibly .. there are many rumors circulating .. and that is one of
["Voices in my Head" cuts off. A minute passes bye .. STILL no OAA! We
see someone come out of the curtains .. and it is Bobby Whitestar. He
has a chair .. and he goes to ringside and takes a seat there.]
SK: I wonder what he is doing here?
Magus: Probably scouting like myself.
SK: Possibly. I ... I have just been informed that we will have Styles
introduced now ... since OAA apparently isn't ready to come down the
[The Theme to "Battlestar Galactica" starts up. And the curtains ruffle
Joe Blow: And his opponent ..
Joe Blow: He hails from Bayside, New York. Standing 511, weighing in at
235 lbs. He is accompanied by his manager, Mark R. Rose. He is the
CURRENT UEW .. ULTIMATE CHAMPION .. "TOP DOG" .. RICKY ..
SK: Styles making his way to the ring with him manager, Mark R. Rose.
This team has made it a long way here in the UEW.
Magus: They sure have ... and they want to keep that going!
KM: WHAT THE....?!?
KM: FLEX, AARON ADAMS, AND CORY ADAMS JUST POPPED OUT FROM UNDER THE
RING WITH TABLE LEGS!! THEY ARE ATTACKING STYLES AND ROSE!! THIS IS
Magus: OH MY GOSH! They need some help down here!
SK: THIS IS HORRIBLE! They are pounding the hell outta him .. and .. a
roadie who is running cable for the the cameraman who is coming over ..
and he takes off the hat ....
ODOUBLEA!!! IT'S ADAMS!!
Magus: OH MY GOSH!
KM: Adams grabs Styles ... ATTITUDE ADJUSTER!! HE LOCKS ON THE ATTITUDE
SK: THIS IS MAYHEM! Simply Mayhem!
[30 seconds later]
SK: The "Offensive" one breaks the hold ... and he gets up to his feet
. HE SPITS ON STYLES! HE SPAT RIGHT IN THE FACE OF STYLES!
KM: That's why we love the man! HAHAHA!
Magus: I would hope that's not why we love the man!
SK: Adams now pulls out a coordless microphone .. and switches it on. He
is starting, coldy into the eyes of Styles ..
"Offensive" Alex Adams: SEE YOU IN HELL!
[Adams drops the mic .. waves goodbye to the fans one last time .. and
heads to the back.]
SK: I have just gotten word that "Offensive" Alex Adams has left the UEW
. over a contract dispute.
Magus: But he'll still be in the EWA .. and I plan on taking him down on
KM: WOW! What a night .. and what an INCREDIBLE way to end it!
SK: Incredible is an understatement! This night has been simply
SPECTACULAR! Well .. so long everybody .. from EVERYONE here at the
UEW!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
I think that sequence speaks for itself. We'd like to guarantee everyone that
neither Rob Magnum nor Rick Styles plans on going anywhere after Holiday
Horror 2 is over.
Actually, let me take that back.
If Rick Styles wins, he'll probably go to the New Alliance victory party
As far as Rob Magnum, celebration for him is sitting back in his easy chair,
tall cold one in his hand, Jarred Harris close enough for him to yell at, and
the TV on. I don't think anything else could make Rob Magnum any happier.
Rob Magnum definitely was celebrating when he won the UEW Television title
back on June 21. He has held the title non-stop since, and could probably hold
it another 6 years if he wanted to. But ambition took ahold of him and is
directing him towards the top prize, the UEW Ultimate title.
However, 6 months ago back in June, Rob Magnum was fighting for respect. He
had just broken a huge downward slide, and needed some wins to help him get
back up the ladder into title contention. He got wins against some lesser
opponents, and earned his way up to a shot at the UEW Television champion,
Professor Payne. Magnum and Payne were in the midst of a war of words, when
the match between the two was scheduled for the first Saturday Night Special
back in June of this year.
Right now, if you asked Rob Magnum who was responsible for him becoming the
UEW Television champion and having the opportunity to build himself up to his
Ultimate title match next week, he would say himself, and himself only.
Although Rob Magnum may not choose to admit it, Rick Styles may have been the
one to plant the seed that eventually grew to the UEW Ultimate championship
match between the two at next week's Holiday Horror 2. We'll take a look at
what happened during that TV title match between Rob Magnum and Professor
Payne when we come back.
>"DANGEROUS" DOUG MILNE<
A war over nations, a war over words.....
a war over pride.
Their prides got them in this war....
and hopefully their senses of reason will get them out of it.
But we all know it'll happen over their own dead bodies.
Rather than each other, their prides will act as their worst enemies.
But we know that won't stop them from ripping each other apart.....
all in the sake of pride.
The Mercenary vs. "Dangerous" Doug Milne
White Flag match.
Holiday Horror 2
December 22, 1997
only on Pay Per View
(a choir singing)
Twelve men at ringside....(clip of a battle royal)
Eleven minus the referee...(clip of former UEW referee Harry "Helen" Keller)
Ten UEW superstars....(clip of all ten men in the battle royal)
Nine hundred pounds....(clip of Supreme Destruction smiling)
Eight tag team titles.....(clip of the Southern Posse holding every UEW tag
title they've ever won)
Seven dozen stitches.....(clip of the Circle of Death attacking both Guts &
Glory and Ivan Kolinski)
Six broken bones....(clip of Body Count holding up x-rays of their opponents
FIVE UEW TEAMS....(clip of all the teams in the battle royal)
Four sided ring to hold the action.....(clip of a UEW ref checking the ring
Three guys who don't get along.....(clip of Love & Hate with their manager)
Two weeks from now.....(clip of the Holiday Horror 2 graphic)
AND ONE UEW ULTIMATE TAG TEAM TITLE SHOT ON THE LINE!!!!!!!
Ten Man Battle Royal for a shot at the UEW Ultimate tag team titles.
Holiday Horror 2
December 22, 1997
only on Pay Per View.
whether it has been wowing fans.......
(clip of Extreme hitting a moonsault legdrop)
or shocking them........
UEW FLASHBACK- October 26, 1997- SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT
Johnny Cassimo: WHAT!!? This guy had so much talent! Why would he team
with that stupid moron Madfox???
Robert Jackson: I don't quite understand this either....Wasn't Alex part
of the ...
Johnny Cassimo: Wait Robert, Alex Extreme just picked up the microphone.
Let's hear what he has to say.
(Alex Extreme picks up the microphone....)
Alex Extreme: Only got one thing to say....
Robert Jackson: OH MY GOD!!!!!!
Johnny Cassimo: WHY DID HE JUST DO THAT????
Robert Jackson: ALEX EXTREME JUST TOOK THAT MICROPHONE AND SHOVED IT
DOWN THE THROAT OF JEFF MATTHEWS, HIS PARTNER!!!! This has been a SET UP all
along! Alex Extreme DDT'S JEFF MATTHEWS!!!! MY GOODNESS!!
Robert Jackson: ALEX EXTREME TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! LEGDROP OFF THE
TOP TO MATTHEWS' HEAD!!!! His head was just planted into that chair!
and delivered Alex his first loss.
UEW FLASHBACK- November 9, 1997- SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT
Cafferty- Zack Sharp is moving on the mat.......Extreme sets his feet and
Jones- SHARP IS UP AND CATCHES IT INTO A POWERBOMB!!!!!!!!
Cafferty- SHARP HOOKS THE LEG!!!!
Rick "The Ring Announcer"- THE WINNER OF THIS BOUT......."ALL BUSINESS"
So now it's personal.
(clip of Alex Extreme glaring at the camera)
where the wheel lands, nobody knows.
And neither man cares.
"Mr. E***ment" Alex Extreme vs. "All Business" Zack Sharp
Wheel of Torture match
Holiday Horror 2
December 22, 1997
only on Pay Per View