The Price Is Always Right: Meltdown 2018 kicked off with a very shocking edition of The Price is Always Right. The Ryan Price and the EGC 2.0 were once again joined by Bronson Garrett, who has been absent from the SOM for several months. To say that this didn't go as The Ryan Price planned would be an understatement. Price began to say that during Garrett's time away from the SOM, he had been vacationing in California. Garrett proceeded to cut Price off, saying that he had never even been to California. He revealed that he had been injured, and questioned the EGC 2.0 about why he'd never even received a phone call or a text while he was injured. He told the EGC 2.0 that he was tired of trying to be one of them. He said that he doesn't come from a rich family in San Antonio as the EGC 2.0 has claimed. He was actually born in Saltville, Virginia, with a father who worked in a factory for 28 years. After telling each member of the EGC 2.0 exactly what he thought of them, Garrett hit Price with a shot below the belt. This turned out to be an unwise move, as it resulted in the rest of the EGC 2.0 jumping him. Luckily for Garrett, his longtime rival BTSG saved him from the vicious assault by his former friends. General Manager Branham then made a tag team match for later in the night, with former enemies BTSG and Bronson Garrett teaming up to take on The Ryan Price and Brian Jeffries.
SOM Youth Champion Jake "Hound Dog" Allen defeated Charlie Brown w/Jungle Boy. While the "Hound Dog" was suspended from the SOM, a masked man named Charlie Brown showed up to take his place in SOM Youth Championship matches with Jungle Boy. Charlie Brown closely resembled Allen, leading many to believe that he was Charlie Brown. Jungle Boy was especially convinced of this. No matter how many times he tried to prove that Allen was under the mask, Jungle Boy always failed. Since Allen has returned to action at the SOM, a new version of Charlie Brown, who is clearly not the person originally under the mask, has debuted and aligned himself with Jungle Boy. Unfortunately for the new Charlie Brown, he came up short in this match with the current SOM Youth Champion.
Jungle Boy defeated The Scorpion. After his accomplice failed to defeat Jake "Hound Dog" Allen, an irate Jungle Boy declared that he wanted a match. His challenge was accepted by the Scorpion, who was as flamboyant as ever. General Manager Branham has notified us that Jungle Boy's impressive win has once again earned him the number one contendership to the SOM Youth Championship.
"Dangerous" Dan Matthews defeated Alex Monroe. Once again proving his dominance, Dan Matthews defeated Alex Monroe in a very one-sided match. If Matthews continues to compete like he has since showing up at the SOM several months ago, it is almost a guarantee that he will be granted a shot at either Draco's East Tennessee Title or Maverick's SOM Heavyweight Title.
Chris Jackson and Dylan Bruce defeated The Coven (Barrett Stout and Kaldr) w/Celaeno the Dark. The SOM fans (along with Jackson and Bruce themselves) were definitely shocked at the result of this match. After being beaten up for most of the match, Jackson was able to surprise Stout with a schoolboy roll-up to get the win. However, the celebration was short lived. On their way to the backstage area, Jackson and Bruce were clobbered by a gigantic masked man introduced as the Coven's newest member, the Onslaught. Celaeno the Dark then demanded a match for the Onslaught.
The Onslaught defeated Corky McCorkle. When no one answered the Onslaught's challenge, the Coven grabbed the SOM's favorite commentator, Corky McCorkle, from ringside and threw him into the ring. The Onslaught brutally attacked Corky with a gutwrench powerbomb and forced a referee to count the pin.
The Medics defeated JC Addams and RT3. Although it appears that the Medics have put their cheating ways behind them, they did not win this match cleanly. When RT3 hit one Medic with a spear and went for the pin, the EGC 2.0, who were watching at ringside, decided to interfere. Brian Jeffries distracted the referee while Richard Doolee entered the ring to hit RT3 with Judas the Mad Hatter's cane, which lead to the Medics picking up the victory. After the match, General Manager Branham declared that the EGC 2.0 would face JC Addams and RT3 this Tuesday (June 5th) at the Virginia-Kentucky Fair in Wise, Virginia for the vacant East Tennessee Tag Team Championship.
Draco w/Celaeno the Dark defeated Hank "The Machine" Miller to become the new East Tennessee Champion. Hank "The Machine" Miller has fought Draco and the Coven for several months now, and they've finally gotten the best of him. Miller lost the match due to a distraction by Celaeno, who actually resorted to giving him what appeared to be a kiss of death. With the addition of the monster known as Onslaught and the East Tennessee Championship to their faction, the Coven appears to be growing even stronger, and that can not be good for the chances of "The Machine" regaining the East Tennessee Championship.
BTSG and Bronson Garrett defeated X Division Champion The Ryan Price and Brian Jeffries. Two men involved in one of the most brutal rivalries in the history of the SOM formed an alliance to successfully defeat two mutual enemies. The match ended with BTSG pinning Price, which resulted in General Manager Branham giving BTSG a rematch against the X Division Champion this Saturday (June 9th)in Bean Station, Tennessee.
Luscious Lawrence defeated Richard Doolee. Although the EGC 2.0 attempted to interfere, Luscious Lawrence was able to defeat Richard Doolee. After the match was over, our equipment manager accidentally played the song that Richard Doolee and Brian Jeffries used to walk to the ring to when they were part of the Dooley family. Doolee and Jeffries began to dance to the music, which made their manager Judas the Mad Hatter even angrier than he already was. It appears that there could be some sort of problems between Judas and the tag team who were once known as the Dooley family. It will be interesting to see where this leads.
Meltdown 2018 was a phenomenal show, and it looks as if things will get even better. The SOM has several events coming up: