Location: Illinois; Chicago - United Center
Tenay: Live from Chicago, Illinois, this is Thursday Night Nitro, and what an event we have planned for you tonight!
Bischoff: We kick start the King of the Ring tournament here on Nitro, with a battle royal, where the winner gains a place in the tournament at the Pay-Per-View, and will join the already qualified John Cena.
Tenay: Don't forget new Intercontinental Champion Tyler Reks will open the show talking about his win last week, and Rey Mysterio will address why he cost Mr. Anderson his championship
Bischoff: Plus Sable vs. Paul Heyman, with World Champion Brock Lesnar as the special guest referee, with the loser leaving Team Lesnar!
Tenay: And as I said, here comes the Intercontinental Champion
Bischoff: How he won last week I can't believe! Out of the three people involved in the match last week, Tyler was least deserving of the title
Bischoff: Because Anderson wouldn't have been pinned by Reks if it wasn't for Mysterio, and Steen was shocked by the events, so much so he couldn't win the championship
*The crowd welcomes the brand new WWE Intercontinental Champion with tons of cheers as he heads to the ring with the championship belt wrapped around his waist. He soon enters the ring unbuckles the championship off his waist and places it on the ring mat before climbing onto the nearest turnbuckle and exploding in joyful rage*
*The Wrecking Ball soon steps up the turnbuckle, pick up his championship belt and a mic along the way and waits for the crowd to settle down before speaking*
Reks: Seriously guys, this feels amazing!!!!!
*Crowd cheers excitedly*
Reks: It's incredible that I've come this far in my career. To stand here as the WWE Intercontinental Champion is a feeling like no other.
It's one of the highlight of my career. I knew once I changed myself, and grew confident that I was as powerful, intelligent and charismatic as I knew I could be that things would fall into place and that I create my own path to glory.
*Crowd chants "Wrecking Ball"*
Reks: I wanna thank you all, the WWE Fans for enjoying my success alongside me. I promise you that I, will be a champion you can be proud of, a champion you can be excited for because I'll take on all newcomers and a champion who will leave them all lying in the ring after I beat within in an inch of their life if they think I will give up this championship without a fight.
I am The Wrecking Ball and I am the future of this business.
Tenay: And here comes SCUM!
Bischoff: The rightful Intercontinental Champion. Inches from winning the championship last week, but the shock of Mysterio caused him to lose
Tenay: I wouldn't say that. Reks capitalized on the opportunity, something Kevin couldn't.
*The crowd boos as SCUM come to the ring. Steen, Jacobs and Corino embrace the hate and smile*
Steen: Reks, buddy. I feel I should point something out to you. You didn't beat me, you didn't pin me or make me tap out. You beat Anderson, so how about you go ahead and give me another match? This time it will be just you and me, and I promise that you won't be leaving under the power of your own feet. You guys think I'm right, right?
*Steen looks at Corino and Jacobs*
Jacobs: Of course, Kev. The way I see it Reks, you went after the weak link, you knew that there was no way you could beat Steen so you went after Anderson. Am I right here Reks? C'mon help me out.
*Reks looks to speak again*
Reks: I don't see why not? Steen wants to face me so badly, he can. I'll defend my championship against him and anyone, because in the end, all will fall before The Wrecking Ball.
I'll be sure that Steen be the first of many to get his ass kicked in my long reign as WWE Intercontinental Champion.
I imagine you're surprised to see I accepted the challenge but trust me, I won't back down from anyone and I will show that I'm a force to be reckoned with as are you Steen, so let's just see what happens when an unstoppable force meets immovable object.
Let's see you step up like a man and try to stop me. Come on Steen, step into this ring and try to face me.
Steen: Actually, I am a bit surprised that you accepted, it shows that you have a pairs of balls between your legs and that you're actually a man. You say that I will be the first to my ass kicked in your reign? That's actually pretty funny, cause I was thinking something similar, except instead of kicking your ass, I was going to ram your skull into the ring with a Packaged Piledriver, sounds so much better.
Corino: It really does, and it sounds like something that will actually happen, instead of Reks' delusional fantasies that keep him company at night.
*Steen motions for Corino and Jacobs to stay put as he heads to the ring*
Steen: So the question is, will you man up and put your belt on the line now, or will you puss out and wait till the Pay-Per-View, honestly it doesn't really matter, I will kick your ass either way, do it tonight and get it over with is what I suggest, but it's up to you.
*The crowd cheers loudly at the thought of a title match*
Steen: On second thought, no. It's not up to you, cause I know that you'll chicken out and run. So, lets leave this to McMahon! Shane get your ass out here and make this match official!
*Steen waits for Shane, but keeps his eyes on Reks*
Bischoff: If Steen's not getting a title shot I'm going to scream!
Tenay: Well prepare your lungs Eric, because I'm not so confident
Shane: Well Kevin one man more deserving of a rematch than you is the former champion - Ken Anderson! And I spoke to Ken before the show, and I can inform you that in an In Your House rematch, Tyler Reks will defend his championship against Mr. Anderson, next week on Thursday Night Nitro!
Tenay: What are you talking about Eric! This is a huge and terrific announcement!
Shane: But SCUM, you want Kevin to have an Intercontinental Championship match! Well you can pick up the scraps! King of the Ring - Tyler Reks or Mr. Anderson will face Kevin Steen for the title! But you still need to compete though, and I've made a deal with a "talent". A wrestler who if they can produce an effective display, then they can have a contract. And that is next!
Tenay: Kevin vs. a new talent!
Bischoff: Oh. The talent's a dickhead. Steen will win no doubt!