From ringside, Todd Brown and Michael Sanders welcomed everyone to HWE ShowDown as “Broken Generation” by Of Mice and Men played and the camera panned across sections of cheering fans. Brown and Sanders previewed the night ahead, including an HWE Women's Championship match and an address from Connor Quinn. Brown then revealed that ShowDown would begin with HWE Champion Corey Chambers taking on Silas Sullivan.
HWE Champion Corey Chambers came to the ring to a massive ovation, followed by “The Ice Man” Silas Sullivan, but before the match could start, “The Embodiment of Excellence” Alfonso Silva's music hit and he came to the stage with a microphone. Silva said that he took the first step towards regaining the HWE Title that Chambers stole from him by beating Kenny Kidd last week, and vowed to take it back at HWE Emergence on Sunday, March 24. Silva added that simply beating Chambers for the title at Emergence wasn't enough, he wanted to make Chambers suffer every step along the way, starting now. Silva then dropped the microphone approached the ring. As Chambers kept an eye on Silva, Sullivan attacked Chambers from behind and Silva and Sullivan began putting the boots to Chambers. Suddenly, “The Enigma” Noah Prince sprinted from the back, got on the apron and hit a springboard dropkick on Silva and Sullivan. Prince then battled Sullivan as Chambers took on Silva, and eventually, they cleaned house. As Silva and Sullivan backed off up the ramp, HWE President Oswald Chapman came to the stage with a microphone and said that that based on what had just transpired, the match between Chambers and Sullivan would now be a tag team match, with Chambers and Prince taking on Silva and Sullivan in tonight's main event.
“The Monarch of the Mat” Ryan Knight defeated Orlando Young in 5:13 by pinfall following the Double Decker Drop. During the match, from ringside, Todd Brown and Michael Sanders discussed Knight's return last week, answering Cody Olson's open challenge and beating Olson.
Backstage, HWE President Oswald Chapman was walking down a corridor when HWE Tag Team Champions Deep South Destruction (Jake Tarver and Johnny Fury) approached him. Fury said that they were furious and demanded to know what Chapman was going to do. Chapman said, “What am I gonna do about what?” and Tarver replied, “That fluke victory Chris Jackson and Ezra Jax got last week. It's bad enough you put us in the ring with two losers tryin' to fix their little bromance, but then you let their fluke win stand? We're the Tag Team Champions.” Fury explained that Jax wasn't the legal man when he speared them, claimed that they had the match won, and demanded the loss be expunged from the record. Chapman said that he wouldn't expunge anything, reminding Tarver that he was also in the ring illegally at the time. Chapman said, “But, I'll give you a chance at redemption. You see, by pinning you last week, Jackson and Jax became the number-one contenders to your titles. Now, I was gonna make the match for HWE Emergence, but since you wanna get your own back, let's do it tonight; Deep South Destruction versus Chris Jackson and Ezra Jax for the HWE Tag Team Titles!” Chapman walked away as Deep South Destruction threw a fit.
During the break, the camera peered round a corner where DISORDER – Takara Hidaka, Toru Nagata and Koji Goto – were having a conversation in Japanese. Hidaka and Nagata were visibly upset and seemed to be admonishing Goto before walking away, leaving him behind.
The Cosa Nostra (Vito Moretti and Aldo Rossi, with Lucky Lorenzo) defeated DISORDER (Takara Hidaka and Toru Nagata, with Koji Goto) in 13:04 by disqualification when Koji Goto interfered. During the match, from ringside, Todd Brown noted that DISORDER lost a 3-on-2 Handicap Cage match to HWE Champion Corey Chambers and Kenny Kidd two weeks ago when, instead of escaping the cage and joining his teammates at ringside to win the match, Koji Goto taunted Chambers and Kidd and cost DISORDER the match. Michael Sanders revealed that his sources had told him that Hidaka and Nagata had been upset ever since, and that during their conversation earlier they'd told Goto not to do anything to cost them this match. Towards the end, Hidaka broke up Rossi's pinfall attempt on Nagata, prompting Moretti to enter the match and clothesline Hidaka out. Rossi and Moretti then set Nagata up for Omerta when Goto entered the ring and attacked them, prompting the referee to call for the bell and disqualify DISORDER. After the match, Moretti and Rossi grabbed Goto, who'd suddenly realized what he'd done. Goto called for help to Hidaka and Nagata who, now watching on at ringside, simply shook their heads and walked away. Moretti and Rossi hit Goto with Omerta as Lorenzo entered to celebrate with his team. Suddenly, the lights went out and thuds were heard in the ring. When the lights came back up seconds later, Moretti and Rossi were down and The Cult – Jakob and Joseph, led by Deelon Mack – were dragging an unconscious Lorenzo up the ramp to the back.
A vignette aired highlighting Cedric White and Evan Alexander. They talked about both growing up in poor families, meeting each other when White travelled to Florida – where Alexander lived – to enrol in wrestling school. Alexander said that they became friends instantly and made it their goal to become champions. White said that their HWE careers hadn't started the way they wanted; having been knocked out of a Contenders Tournament and put on the shelf by Alfonso Silva and Connor Quinn. Alexander said that their return last week was a fresh start and that they were more focused than ever on becoming HWE Tag Team Championships.
“The Infamous One” Connor Quinn's music hit and he made his way to the ring to heavy boos. From ringside, Todd Brown and Michael Sanders reviewed footage from last week, where Quinn cost Kenny Kidd a number-one contenders match against Alfonso Silva, and then savaged Kidd after the match. Quinn took a microphone and said, “It's funny how everything comes back around, isn't it? At WrestleTopia, Kenny Kidd stole a number-one contenders match from me.” Brown interjected that Kidd won the match fairly, before Quinn continued, “He stole my chance at the HWE Championship. That night I made a promise to make Kenny Kidd's life miserable. I smashed up his car, and alongside Alfonso Silva, I kicked his and Corey Chambers' arses every week for a month. Then we get to Fallout: A night that was supposed to be my crowning moment. The night I would take my place as the face of this company. And what happens? Kenny Kidd steals another moment from me and pins me. But last week, fate handed me an opportunity to make good on my promise. To make Kenny Kidd pay by taking from him what he took from me at WrestleTopia. To take a moment from Kenny Kidd like he took my moment from me at Fallout. So, I did exactly that. I cost him his match and beat him to within an inch of his life – again. And I don't care how you idiots feel about it. Kenny Kidd may be your hero, but as far as I'm concerned, he's nothing more than crap on my boot. But, you know, when I was done kicking his arse; when I was done kneeing him in the face and smashing his head into the steel steps, I made a realization. I realized that making Kenny Kidd's life miserable wasn't enough. I realized that what I actually had to do was to put an end to Kenny Kidd for good. See, Kenny's stolen from me twice. And, yeah, I've kicked his arse for it, but he hasn't really suffered yet. He's not truly paid the price for taking my moments from me. The cost for what Kenny Kidd has taken from me is his dreams. Y'see, Kenny's mission in life is to make his dead daddy proud by becoming HWE Champion. He wants to feel like he's done something with his life and believe that his dead dad'll look down on him with pride. That's the dream that motivates Kenny Kidd... so that's what I'm gonna take away. Last week was just the beginning. Now Kenny's not here tonight because – surprise, surprise – this company is protecting him. They think he has a concussion and they won't let him face me. But I know you're watching, so let me address you personally, Kenny. If you make the decision to show up here again, I promise that it'll be the last time these people ever see you. I promise that I will end you. And I always keep my promises.” Quinn went to leave the ring when a voice was heard which stopped him. The crowd exploded as Kenny Kidd appeared on the HeadlineTron. He was visibly seething with a bandage on his head and said that he'd never stolen anything from anyone. He said that Quinn was nothing than a sore loser, adding “You see, they wouldn't let me show up until they were sure I didn't have a concussion. Well, I just got back from my doctor and, guess what? … I'm concussion free. Which means I'm coming to ShowDown next week!” The crowd cheered as Kidd went on, “Now, I appreciate you warning me what'll happen if I show up, Connor, so let me to extend you the same courtesy. You see, I'll be at ShowDown next week, and the second I get there, I'm coming for you. And when I find you, I'm gonna hurt you. So, I'll see you next week... and we'll see which one of us keeps their promises.” The feed to the HeadlineTron cut, and Quinn stood in the ring, smirking as he shouted back at Kidd.
Backstage, Billie Romero approached “The Princess of Pain” Harley Clay. Romero noted that last week Clay confronted HWE Women's Champion Serena Bates, who'd beaten her for the title at HWE Fallout. Instead of assaulting Bates, Clay shook Bates' hand, and asked her what was going through her head. Clay seemed to be about to speak, but stopped. She chuckled, then laughed, before screaming in Romero's face and storming away.
HWE Women's Champion Serena Bates defeated Madison Hammer in 11:45 by submission to retain the HWE Women's Championship. Towards the end, Hammer was on the top rope and leapt for the Hammerdrop, but Bates caught her leg in mid-air and reversed it into the Serena Lock. Hammer submitted instantly and Bates retained the title. After the match, Bates began celebrating when Hammer attacked her from behind, putting the boots to her before picking up the championship. She stalked Bates as Bates, gingerly, made her way to her feet and was about to hit her with the title when Harley Clay ran out from the back. Clay slid into the ring and attacked Hammer, blasting her with Exquisite Trauma. As Hammer rolled from the ring, Clay picked up the title and stared at it. Bates, who'd gotten to her feet, looked at Clay, cautiously. Clay seemed to be either talking to herself or the title before looking at Bates and, slowly, handing her the championship. Bates took it, still bewildered, as Clay left the ring and went to the back, muttering to herself.
Backstage, “The Enigma” Noah Prince approached Ozerov and thanked him for coming to Prince's aid last week when Silas Sullivan attacked him. Ozerov said that it was no more than Prince did for him at HWE Fallout, and urged Prince to kick Sullivan's ass. Prince said he would and walked away. Suddenly, Ozerov was attacked from behind by “The Trendsetter” Cody Olson, who put the boots to him before officials filed in to stop Olson.
The ring had been decorated with a red carpet, golden balloons were tied to the ropes, and men in tuxedos stood at ringside holding platters of champagne. HWE ring announcer Robin Leyva then introduced HWE International Champion Elijah Davenport, who came to the ring accompanied by his wife, Dakota, and bodyguard, Brodie Wolfe. Davenport took a microphone and talked about retaining his title “on his own” against Chris Jackson at HWE Fallout. He said that he knew “his fans” missed him last week, but even the “greatest athlete of this generation” needed to recharge his batteries. Davenport claimed to have received a phone call from the British Prime Minister during his vacation, offering to name a national holiday after him, but he “graciously declined.” He added that, although he was extremely wealthy, he was a common man at heart and always listened to his people. He said that he knew his people wanted a chance to celebrate their champion, which was why he was throwing a Championship Celebration. He then called for two glasses of champagne, one of which he handed to Dakota and the other he kept, before toasting himself as the “greatest, most talented, most handsome, and most beloved athlete of this generation.” As he and Dakota clinked glasses and downed the champagne, “The Monarch of the Mat” Ryan Knight's music hit and he came to the ring with a microphone. Knight apologized for interrupting, explaining that during his injury he'd heard about a fellow Brit who'd won the HWE International Champion, and wanted to congratulate Davenport. Davenport smiled and welcomed Knight's congratulations, but Knight interjected and said, “That's what I was going to do. But then I stood back there and listened to what you said, and I've gotta tell you, mate – you've lost it. You come out here and talk about these people being 'your people' while they boo you out of the building. You talk about having retained that title on your own, ignoring that it was your bodyguard and an accidental chair shot to Chris Jackson which allowed to to keep that title. And then you talk about being a hero to the people of the United Kingdom and, I've gotta be honest... that's where you pissed me off. You see, you're not the only one around here who comes from that proud country. I know the people of Britain and, trust me, they don't celebrate pompous arseholes like you. The people of Britain think of you in the same way that the people here do, and the same way I do... as a spoiled little brat who needs his backside tanned.” The crowd exploded. Davenport looked disgusted and asked Knight who he thought he was. Davenport reminded Knight that he was the HWE International Champion and demanded Knight show him some respect. Knight stepped to Davenport and said, “Why don't you make me, pal?” Davenport simply smiled, composed himself, and said, “You see, Mr. Knight, that's the difference between you and I: I'm too good to do my own dirty work. I have people for that.” Davenport then stepped aside and Wolfe attacked Knight. Knight tried to fight back, but Wolfe clubbed him several times before blasting him with the Uranage. Davenport then led Dakota and Wolfe to the back as Knight writhed in pain.
Backstage, Vincent Crashman approached “The Hunter” Chris Jackson and asked if teaming with Ezra Jax last week, and defeating HWE Tag Team Champions Deep South Destruction, had mended their friendship. Jackson said that he still couldn't shake the feeling that Jax cost him the HWE International title on purpose at HWE Fallout, but admitted that Jax rescued him from defeat last week. Crashman asked what becoming the HWE Tag Team Champions tonight would do for their friendship. Jackson said that there was a lot that needed to happen before they became champions, including Jax proving to Jackson that he could trust him. Suddenly, Ezra Jax stepped into frame and they looked at one another. Jax said, “I proved that you could trust me last week when I stopped Deep South Destruction putting you through the ring. But, trust works both ways, Chris. I'll do my part tonight... just make sure you do yours,” and walked away.
“The Hunter” Chris Jackson and “The Groundbreaker” Ezra Jax defeated HWE Tag Team Champions Deep South Destruction (Jake Tarver and Johnny Fury) in 12:32 by pinfall, when Jackson pinned Tarver following the Pedigree, to win the HWE Tag Team Championships. Towards the end, Tarver and Fury double-teamed Jackson and set him up for Baldwin Blues when, Jax came to Jackson's aid. They worked together to eliminate Fury from the ring but, as they both looked down at Fury at ringside, Tarver pushed Jackson into Jax, knocking him from the ring. The match continued, with Jackson nailing Tarver with the Pedigree for the pinfall and the win. After the match, the referee handed Jackson the titles as Jax slid back in and snatched a title from Jackson and stepped to him. The two went nose-to-nose, with Jax upset at being knocked from the ring and Jackson trying to explain. Eventually, Jax pie-faced Jackson and stormed to the back. Frustrated Jackson watched on until Deep South Destruction attacked him from behind, blastinh him with Baldwin Blues and angrily leaving the ring.
Backstage, Billie Romero approached “The Ice Man” Silas Sullivan and asked Sullivan about his issue with Noah Prince. Sullivan called Prince a thorn in his side, and said Prince made the biggest mistake of his life by getting involved in Sullivan's business at HWE Fallout. Sullivan added that when he was done with Prince, he'd go after Prince's partner tonight, HWE Champion Corey Chambers, and walked away.
In the ring, Vincent Crashman had a microphone and introduced Sidney Kay, who came out to cheers carrying the steel chair she used to chase off Yuku Teshima last week. Crashman reviewed footage from several weeks ago where Sidney Kay stepped to Yuku Teshima for injuring Kay's friend, Kaida Sano. Then, at HWE Fallout, Kay again attempted to come to Sano's aid as Teshima brutalized Sano's injured elbow with a led pipe. Finally, last week, where Teshima was mauling Miss Nicole after being disqualified in their match, and Kay came to the rescue with a steel chair, battering Teshima from the ring. Crashman noted how dangerous Teshima was and asked why Kay would continue to get involved in Teshima's business. Kay said that she wasn't scared of anyone. She recalled watching Teshima injure her friend, Kaida Sano, twice and said she blamed herself for not managing to stop her. She revealed that sitting with Sano in the ambulance after HWE Fallout lit a fire in her that she promised would burn Yuku Teshima, vowing that Teshima's reign of terror in the HWE women's division would end with her. Suddenly, “The Kyoto Crippler” Yuku Teshima's music hit and Teshima barrelled down the ramp. But, as she got on the apron, Kay swung the chair at her to force her back. Teshima tried again, and again Kay swung wildly with the chair. Kay yelled, “Take your best shot, bitch!” as Teshima began backing up the ramp, screaming with frustrated rage. Suddenly, Miss Nicole appeared behind Teshima, grabbed her by the hair and threw her into the ring. Kay began laying into Teshima with chair shots to the back, before Teshima rolled from the ring and escaped through the crowd. Kay and Nicole celebrated as the crowd cheered.
Backstage, Billie Romero interviewed HWE Champion Corey Chambers and “The Enigma” Noah Prince about their tag team match tonight. Prince called Silas Sullivan an “angry icicle” and promised to thaw Sullivan's rage out tonight. Chambers then talked about Alfonso Silva attacking him last week and again tonight. He compared Silva to a small, annoying dog who wouldn't stop pissing in a bigger dog's yard, and promised to teach Silva who's yard he was in, both tonight and at HWE Emergence on March 24. Chambers and Prince walked away as the fans cheered.
“The Embodiment of Excellence” Alfonso Silva and “The Ice Man” Silas Sullivan defeated HWE Champion Corey Chambers and “The New Enigma” Noah Prince in 15:56 by pinfall, when Silva pinned Chambers. Before the match, Sullivan attacked Prince as he made his way to the ring. Alfonso Silva came through the crowd, slid into the ring and attacked Chambers from behind before Chambers could go to Prince's aid. The match officially began as Silva stomped at Chambers in the ring, while at ringside, Sullivan whipped Prince into the barricade and hit him with the Icepick at ringside. Referees appeared to help Prince to the back, meaning Chambers was left to fend for himself. Towards the end, Chambers – who'd suffered a two on one beat down all match – began battling back against Sullivan and finally knocked him off his feet. Chambers began crawling to his corner on instinct, but it seemed he'd have nobody to tag. Suddenly, the crowd exploded as Prince hobbled back out and gingerly made his way onto the apron. Just as Chambers was going to tag Prince, Silva rushed the ring and blasted Prince with an enziguri. Sullivan grabbed Chambers, hit him with the Icepick, and tagged Silva. Silva ordered Sullivan to hold Chambers, and as he did Silva hit Chambers with the enziguri for the pinfall and the win. After the match, Silva and Sullivan celebrated, with Silva putting his foot on Chambers' chest as HWE ShowDown went off the air.