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This week, in the WFE (World Football Entertainment), it’s hard to focus on anything besides the Blood-Thirsty Thursday Pay-Per-View main event. While XSF (Extreme Sunday Football) has some interesting storylines and a main event of it’s own, we all know the attention will be on Cleveland’s title match with Baltimore.
By now, you’re well aware of the controversial manner in which the Ravens defeated the Patriots this past Sunday night. In a shocking turn of events, Johnny “Sugar Lips” Harbaugh was able to hold the referee’s attention just long enough for Joe Flacco to illegally take a steel chair to the back of the Patriots’ secondary. Harbaugh was eventually penalized for the act but the damage had been done.
Flacco was able to pin the Patriots for the full count and swiftly made his escape, the AFC Heavyweight Championship belt in his grasp. Just when you thought the chaos had come to an end, that all too familiar theme song began to play. “Push it to the limit,” the crowd sang along as Bulldog Brandon Weeden, everybody’s favorite underdog rushed the ring and picked up the microphone.
He called out Baltimore on their “low-rent” tactics and challenged Flacco, right then and there, to a championship fight in this Blood-Thirsty Thursday’s main event. Joe Flacco looked shell-shocked at first, but when his boys, Big Ed and Little Ray began to heckle him, Flacco regained his patented refrigerator-like demeanor and accepted.
The fact that Bulldog talked his way into a title match with Flacco is impressive to say the least, but a daunting task awaits him. Not only does the Cleveland ambassador have to step into the ring with a superior wrestler-er quarterback, he’s got to do it with the likes of Big Ed and Little Ray lurking just beyond the ropes. You can bet they won’t remain spectators for long and with no crew to speak of in his corner, things could get ugly fast for Bulldog Brandon Weedon. If he’s going to have any shot at the upset, Bulldog is going to need some significant help from officiating.
The Special Referee for this match will be: Bill Belichick
To go along with the triumphant return of the “real refs” that had been locked out by the sinister Roger Goodell, Bill Belichick’s presence will add some real drama to the proceedings. Appointed by Goodell to “put Flacco in his place,” he’s got an obvious grudge against the Ravens after last week’s travesty (as was evident when he clotheslined an imposter ref after the match had ended). Don’t be surprised if Flacco finds himself on the business end of a Kendo stick.
Though we’ve seen some wild things happen over the past few weeks, I’ve got to say that I can’t see any way the Bulldog pulls this one out. It’s the WFE, though, so anything is possible. Tune in this Thursday for this unlikely main event that’s sure to deliver some compelling drama.