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EAW Showdown
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Information
Federation Elite Answers Wrestling
Starring Showdown Roster
Theme music "Brick Wall" by A Day to Remember
General manager Hurricane Hawk
Production
Established January 19th, 2008
Episodes ~650 episodes
Booker Minerva
External links
Website http://new.eawrestling.com/showdown

EAW Showdown is a weekly television program for Elite Answers Wrestling. As of 2020, it airs on the EAW Network as EAW Saturday Night Showdown. The show's name is also used to refer to the brand, in which EAW employees are assigned to work and perform on that program; the other programs and brands currently being Dynasty and Voltage. It is currently the only television broadcast for the Showdown brand, though it features some Dynasty and Voltage wrestlers on occasion.

History

When EAW reopened its doors in late 2007 as a solo entity, Showdown was the first brand created and has since been known as EAW's "flagship brand." The show was initially intended to be named “Anarchy," one of many names that was thrown around at the time alongside EAW’s original brand name from 2007, “Mayhem." However, the company settled on “Showdown” after creative dispute regarding the aforementioned names. Showdown held its first show on January 19, 2008, showcasing many eventual Hall of Famers and legends. The show was met with critical acclaim and continued to push the envelope with feuds and star making stories, eventually opening up the door for further expansion.

Showdown has since given birth to some of EAW's biggest stars and served as the home of many. Showdown has four brand-exclusive FPV's that happen within each calendar year: Midsummer Massacre, Reasonable Doubt, Under Siege, and Odyssey. EAW Showdown has had over 20 writers during its long, successful history with the most current one being Jamie O'Hara.

Production

The Showdown set that has been used since the program's inception is the same HD set that is utilized by the other EAW weekly shows. For the opening of the show, blue and white pyrotechnics are used.

Theme music

Song title Written/performed by Dates used
"The Misanthrope" Local H July 14, 2018-April 2019
"DNA." Kendrick Lamar April 2019-June 2020
"Uncontainable" Set It Off July 2020-June 2021
"Brick Wall" A Day to Remember July 2021 - Present

On-air personalities

Authority figures

Authority figure Dates Position
Damien Murrow
James Shields
Damien Murrow
Ronn Banks
Hurricane Hawk June 30, 2018- June 2019, March 3, 2021 - Present General Manager
Jenny Punk July 2019 - 2020 General Manager
Ryan Wilson March 2020 - March 2021 General Manager

Commentators

Commentary team Dates
Cuck U. Fena and StarrStan 2011-2012
Hey Yo Chico and ETR 2012-2013
WWEFan and Flashback January-June 2013
WWEFan and Mak 2013-2014
Mak and Masters February-June 2014
ETR and Deadprez July-October 2014
Matt Ryder and Eddie Mack October 2014-June 2015
Matt Ryder and Jake Mercer July 2015-March 2016
Jake Mercer and Masters April-June 2016
Pierre McGuire and Cherish June 2016-June 2017
Pierre McGuire and Drake Jaeger June 2017-January 2018
Pierre McGuire and Deadprez January 2018-December 2018
Deadprez and Eve December 2018-June 2019
Deadprez and Gavin Kirkland July 2019 - September 2019
Deadprez, Eve and Gavin Kirkland September 2019 - Present

Ring announcers

Ring Announcer Dates
Aaron Fitzpatrick 2017-2018
Gina Romano 2018-Present

Backstage correspondents

Correspondent Dates
Eve ???-December 2018
Cori Simmons December 2018- July 2019
Kyra Phillips July 2019 - Present

Championships and accomplishments

Championship Current champion Date won
EAW Answers World Championship Kassidy Heart March 27, 2021
EAW Hardcore Championship Adam Lucas June 25, 2021
EAW New Breed Championship Amir Yusuf September 25, 2021

Roster

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