Friday Night Smackdown
The ever bubbly and happy Renee Young was shown smiling to the camera with that infectious aura of likeability that always seemed to follow the blonde Canadian interviewer, however when it dawned on her who she’d be interviewing she would admit that it was hard to keep that happy attitude up for the viewers watching the segment.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, my guests at this time, Rusev, Lana and Kalem," Renee tried to put on a smile as she did with all of her interviews, but the sight of Rusev made it hard. As she looked up at his stoic figure, she saw a man who was cold, and emotionless. The sight sent chills down her side, regardless, she had a job that needed to be done. ""So far you are undefeated, do you think there is anyone on the WWE roster who can pose a threat to your undefeated streak?"
Hearing that Lana shot a glare at Renee before snapping her fingers as Kalem scurried from behind Rusev and smiled nervously to his blonde boss as Lana bluntly stated "Kalem, you are an American, so therefore you should answer such a stupid question from a stupid American"
"Actually I'm Cana-" Renee started to speak only for Kalem to snatch the microphone away from her with a glare, obviously when faced with an interviewer, Kalem wasn't as scared and jittery as he was around his employers as he narrowed his eyes as he mentioned
"There is nobody who can beat Rusev, how about we list the people who have tried" Kalem stuck his fingers up as he ran down a list of Rusev's victims "Former World Heavyweight Champion, Jack Swagger; The Worlds Largest Athlete The Big Show, Xavier Woods and R-Truth, at the same time I might add and the list goes on and on and on and if there was anyone who could beat the Pride Of Russia then they would've-"
Suddenly Kalem was cut off by Lana and Rusev's attention being occupied by someone off camera as the camera followed Lana and Rusev as they walked away from the interview set with Kalem jogging after them as Lana narrowed her cold eyes and glared at the person who had caused them to leave an interview segment.
"Do you find something funny American?" asked Lana with her hands on her hips as the camera panned over to reveal Austin Blake, the mere sight of the talented ex-member of Sexy Charisma caused the fans to go wild as Austin just chuckled as he pointed towards Kalem.
"I've just noticed that your friend over there" he motioned to Kalem "seems awfully tough when he's talking to sweet people like Renee Young" the handsome master of the Milkshake Ride waved to Renee with a smile as Kalem went to respond to Austin, angry about being mocked by a man who seemed to be mocking him and his associates, however before Kalem could get a word from his mouth Lana sharply snapped out with the cold tone of a general disciplining a troublesome soldier "Don't say anything Kalem; so you think you're obviously a funny man don't you Mr. Blake?"
"Indeed I do" Austin smiled as he looked to Rusev, who was still staring off with no emotion on his face as he clicked his fingers in front of the man to see if the lights were on "Anybody in there? Yoo-Hoo?" as Kalem angrily swatted Austin's hand away, confident that Rusev was there to protect him if Austin made a move for the smaller, slimy young man.
"Really cute there Kalem, what kind of a name is Kalem anyway?" asks Austin as Kalem responds with "It’s the name my mother gave-"
"KALEM!!!" the bellow of the leggy blonde Russian caused Kalem to shrink back behind Rusev as Austin just mentioned while taking a sip of a protein shake that was parked next to him on the over-turned crate he was sitting on as he says to Lana "So you think your man, if he even is a man, is undefeated? Well he will be for another couple of minutes because, what I'm proposing is Rusev vs. Austin Blake, on the main event of Friday Night Smackdown"
The crowd cheered the offer as Lana looked before suddenly breaking out into a laugh as she doubled over as Kalem did the same only for Lana to suddenly stop laughing in a split second as Kalem panicked, he didn't want to get caught by his boss to be doing something he wasn't told to do.
"What makes you think you're worthy?"
"Well that must mean your big ape there is too scared to face me"
"He's not scared of anything!" Kalem interjected angrily as he bit out "You're on!"
Hearing that Lana's eyes widened as she turned on her heel as she was seeing red, as Austin saw all the colour disappear from Kalem's face as Lana looked ready to beat her stooge to death herself as Austin grinned and waved to the young man, who looked like he was about to face the gallows "Thanks kid; been nice knowing ya'" as he waved the trio bye-bye as Lana angrily showed Kalem the gold star medal on Rusev's chest as the blonde bellowed out "Polish!!"
With an emotionless gaze on his face, Rusev continued to drop stomps onto Austin as chants of ’Let’s Go Austin’ filled the arena as the former PWG star pulled himself up using the ropes and noticed that Rusev was measuring him as the Bulgarian was obviously waiting for Austin to turn around so Austin decided to play a bit of possum as Rusev got tired of waiting and went to grab Austin by the back of the head, the young man had a surprise of his own as he lifted his legs up and drilled the Bulgarian residing in Moscow in the head with a enziguri kick to the head as the bigger bruiser staggered as the ‘Let’s Go Austin’ chants got even louder.
But before the former WWE Tag Team Champion could make a comeback, there was a wrench in the works courtesy of Lana and Kalem on the outside, Lana headed up the steel steps and started to scream at the official in Russian as the fans went to booing; Austin was trying his hardest to remain focused on Rusev but with the screeching Lana on the apron, he turned to glance at Lana and before he knew what was going on, Kalem grabbed Austin by the legs, pulled him out of the ring through the bottom rope and the 5ft7 young man grabbed Austin by his tights and the other hand was around the back of his head as Kalem viciously launched Austin head-first into the steel steps with a sickening thud as the fans booed and jeered the newcomer to the ranks of Lana and Rusev.
Kalem started to snicker sadistically as he backed up calmly and stood next to Lana as if nothing happened, looking to take advantage, Rusev rolled out of the ring under the bottom rope while Austin was holding his head in pain as he tried to pull himself up with the steel steps as Rusev grabbed Austin and threw him back into the ring before entering the ring himself while Lana smirked with arrogance as Kalem grinned and looked to Lana to ask non-verbally ‘Impressed?’ only for Lana to just fold her arms and glare to the stooge of a young man which caused Kalem to nervously laugh before coughing and straightening his posture up to carry on watching the match.
Rusev’s stoic stare didn’t falter as he looked down at Austin, who tried to pull himself up, and with the signature Lana scream of ”RUSEV CRUSH!!!” Austin had no idea that Rusev was aiming to kick his head off with his signature jumping superkick and as Austin turned around he saw Rusev’s foot aiming right toward him, however Austin had speed on his side as he thought on his feet and drilled Rusev with a beautiful dropkick as Lana’s jaw dropped as she started to scream to Rusev “Get Up!!”
“What she said” grinned Austin as he held the back of his head in pain from when Kalem launched him into the steel steps but he wanted Rusev up for a different reason as he measured the Bulgarian as Austin fed off the chants of support in his favour while Lana yelled at Kalem “Do something you pathetic worm!”
Nodding his head in response to his boss, Kalem saw that Rusev had been taken over with an impressive running tornado DDT from Austin which put the undefeated Rusev on the mat, flat on his back in the perfect position for the Milkshake Ride as Austin pulled himself up to the top rope, selling the attack from Kalem on the outside but in a moment of sheer luck for Rusev, the fans started to boo all of a sudden as Kane casually sauntered his way down the ramp with a smug grin on his face as he mockingly clapped Austin’s performance and with the ref distracted, the ref and Austin both looked over to the muscle of The Authority but as Austin went to hit the Milkshake Ride, he hadn’t realised that Kalem had rolled Rusev out of the way and quickly placed himself in the path of Austin, who was now flipping forward on the top rope as his leg came crashing down onto the back of Kalem’s neck as the fans jeered as loud as they possibly could while Lana quickly pulled Kalem’s lifeless body out of the ring and even propped the young man up as the blonde Russian seemed really pleased with him sacrificing himself for Rusev.
Austin had no idea what was going on as he started to scream at Kane, who just folded his arms and chuckled lowly as the words “Turn around kid” came from the lips of the ‘Devil’s Favourite Demon’ as Austin put two and two together a she saw out of the corner of his eye, Lana holding up Kalem, who was holding the back of his head and wincing in pain as Austin span around and this time he got drilled with the Rusev superkick right to the face, the impact of the kick turned the former member of Sexy Charisma inside out as the fans wince at the move as Lana barked out “Finish Him!” as Rusev hooked the leg, Lana had made the call not to bother with The Accolade in case Austin had anymore tricks up his sleeve, with the 3 count made, Rusev had his arm raised by the referee as both Lana and Kalem entered the ring to raise the arm of the Gold Star Medal holder.
Kalem though was still holding his head in pain from taking The Milkshake Ride for Rusev as Lana actually smiled slightly to her newest associate, who nodded with a look of trying to convey that he was fine as Lana raised Rusev’s hand and stood to the right whereas Kalem got down to one knee and clapped Rusev’s performance as Lana suddenly narrowed her eyes, the blonde’s head jerking down to look at Kalem as she glared down “Up!”
To which Kalem quickly jumped up and smiled nervously as the trio of heels exited the ring and walked right past Kane, with Kane smirking and looking at the trio, with Kalem panicking out of fear of ‘The Big Red Machine’ as he quickened his pace while Kane just looked at Austin, who was just coming to from the Rusev superkick as Kane just laughed as the camera cut to a seething Austin while Smackdown went to commercial.