Sands had only seconds to evaluate the damage to his knee. Gripping it with both hands he extended it only to have it stiffen, but he could still move it. Now Kade was on him, a firm grip on the wounded knee as he jerked it, sending a volley of pain to Gabriel's nerve system. Sand let him have the confirmation, a solid grimace visible gnashing of teeth. Kade nodded and gave a sadists smile as he returned to work. Slamming a boot into the soft joint, Kade wrapped his tree trunk leg around Gabriel's leg and executed a standing lock perfectly. Center of the ring, Kade could feel Gabriel that Gabriel was about to power free. With an animal grunt he dropped the hold and stomped on the joint once more. Sands instantly gripped the feed part and Kade responded with a boot to the temple toppling the Zealot to the fetal position. Taking the free hand and extending the arm, Kade moved in for a crossbow lock driving his knee into the small of Sand's spine. Gabriel's upper body had had enough and he pulsed once, throwing Kade over his side much like a judo arm drag.
Kade snapped hard against the mat and quickly spun to his side then to one knee before rising. Sands had fallen back to the ropes and was poised there, his damaged knee clearly visible. The champion closed the distance with a short clothesline, but Gabriel was still quick, and vaulted his body into a shoulder block which struck Kade hard in the mid section. As Kade's head bounced once on the canvas, Gabriel was mounting him slamming his leveraged anvil like fists into his face. One, two, One, two, the combination rang out without any answer. Kade's head rolled with the force of the blows creating a puppet "no" gesture. With a final cross to the left Gabriel met the first sign of violent resistance. Kade's hands reached up into Gabriel's skull and clawed thumbs rolled into his black eyes. Sands reeled away jacking his damaged knee as Kade's grip moved to Gabriel's jaw. A blinded Sands turned his arms inward his elbows out ward and them exploded with the opposite gesture, obliterating the control hold, and allowing a crushing head butt to strike Kade between the eyes. Kade's skull jarred by the collision began to ring like a continuous machine gun. Sands slumped off of him and went for his eyes as the crowd began to clap and stomp.
Both creatures were down. The Ref hesitated before issuing a ten count. "Wwwwuh One!" The sound of the count was a muffled wimpy stammer to Kade but at least he wasn't blind, he could see the blur raise his hand into the air. "Two!" Gabriel peeled as his eyes and let the tears wash away Kade's filthy thumb tips. The lining of his lids became blood red as he still couldn't make out what was happening. "Three!" Kade shot to move but the concussive damage stopped him. "Four!" Sands missed the ropes and was now face down. "Five!" Kade closed his eyes and went for another push. "Six" Gabriel's sight was a watery mess but color began to flood in along with the lights of the arena rafters. "Seven" Kade opened his eyes and turned for the second rope. "Eight!" Sands felt a rush of air and his stomach constricted. "Nine!" Kade Pulled himself free of the mat to the third rope just as Gabriel sat up, Taker style.