(EAW intro plays.)
(The intro immediately fades into the Pain for Pride recap video, featuring Migos’ song “Position To Win.” All four world championship matches are spotlighted, starting with the ‘Three Stages of Hell’ match between Malcolm Jones and Chris Elite. Jones would go on to win that match, being one of only three champions in all of EAW to retain their titles on the biggest stage of them all. The historical victories of Impact and Mr. DEDEDE are showcased, each decorated Elitist adding another world championship to their incredible resumes. Serena Bennett is seen defeating Sienna Jade for the brand new Universal Women’s Championship. Her celebration would be cut short as Kassidy Heart would cash in her Iconic Cup and ruin the moment, capturing her very first singles title in EAW.)
(The song switches to “Apeshit” by The Carters. The New Breed Championship, PURE Championship, Specialists Championship, Interwire Championship, National Elite Championship, and Unified Tag Team Championships were fought for as well. Mark Michaels and Terry Chambers would vanquish their competitors and pick up their first ever titles in Elite Answers Wrestling. Andrea Valentine would have everything and then some thrown at her thanks to Fatal Destiny, but the Heart of Empire would overcome and defend her title in gory fashion. Jack Ripley would dispose of Osamu Arcichida to become the third champion to retain at PFP, and newcomer Felix Hartley would usher herself in as the leader of the New Breed division by knocking off SOSA Henderson. The ‘Winner Take All Match’ for both sets of Tag Team Championships would see Heavenly Hell defy all odds and win the match, leaving Pain for Pride as the undisputed queens of the tag team team division.)
(The song switches to “REDLIGHT – VIP” by NGHTMRE, A$AP Ferg. Pain for Pride also featured a series of grudge matches and showcase matches, many with shocking outcomes. Cameron Ella Ava would tap out Xavier Williams. Tyler Wolfe would officially end Empire by tapping out the legendary Kendra Shamez. TLA would win the biggest match of his career and defeat Cage. Kassidy Heart would overcome Ahren Fournier in a deathmatch for the ages. Lethal Consequences would get the final laugh over Captain Charisma by defeating the legend that is Scott Diamond. And finally Amber Keys would retire her former best friend, the one and only Cleopatra.)
(The song switches to “What’s Up Danger” by Blackway and Black Caviar. Cash in the Vault and the 24/7 Battle Royal are highlighted. Consuela Rose Ava, Jesse Barlow, Cepheus St. Claire, and Korey Gaines are all shown. They were definitely the standouts of the match. Consuela would win and earn herself a contract for any championship she wants in EAW by throwing Jesse out of the ring. Cash in the Vault was full of its usual thrills, and this year, a baby fucking shark took center stage. The match would come down to Raven Roberts battling The Visual Prophet, and it would be ‘The Bird of Prey’ who would do what she was unable to do a year ago and that is unhook the briefcase and secure herself a chance to become a world champion. The crowd would erupt at the sight of Raven hugging the briefcase to her chest, and then celebrating her moment with her love, Rex McAllister.)
(The Pain for Pride recap fades, and cuts to the stage where red, blue, and gold pyro begins to explode; the three colors representing the three EAW brands. The camera pans around at the crowd inside the sold-out Smoothie King Center. The fans are going nuts, decked out in merchandise for their favorite Elitists and hold up their signs. The camera finishes capturing the reaction of the crowd and cuts to the broadcast booth. Flannery McCoy and Eve are standing by.)
Flannery McCoy: Ladies and gentlemen… welcome to the EAW Draft Show!
Eve: Tonight’s draft is a historic one, and I’m extremely excited about it. With the dissolvement of the Empire brand, the women of EAW find themselves draft eligible! Every single Elitist will be up for grabs tonight and Dynasty, Showdown, and Voltage are going to be more stacked than ever!
Flannery McCoy: I know better than anyone what this generation of women bring to the table, and knowing that, there’s a damn good chance that women could compete in every single world championship match next year at Pain for Pride!
Eve: That’s the best part of this entire situation, Flannery. Not only is the women’s division stronger than ever, but the women of EAW are able to compete for whatever their hearts desire. Look no further than last weekend as proof that our incredible women are just as talented, if not more so, than their male counterparts.
Flannery McCoy: There was a historic number of intergender matches that took place last weekend, and in every match but the PURE Championship match, women had their hands raised at the end. That takes absolutely NOTHING away from Ms. Extreme either, because Mark Michaels literally had to kill her to put an end to her record breaking championship reign.
Eve: Women do it better. What can I say?
Flannery McCoy: I can’t wait to see how the rosters shake out, and who ends up where. This is arguably the most exciting night all year, because EAW life as we know it is going to change!
Eve: Tonight is so big, and so exciting, that TWO people sitting behind this broadcast booth just isn’t enough…
Flannery McCoy: 😀 That’s right, Eve! There’s going to be a third person joining us tonight to call the action and analyze these draft picks.
(As if on cue, the lights inside the Smoothie King Center begin to dim. The crowd starts buzzing, and green and purple flashes of light begin to flicker across the building. A traditional New Orleans style jazz band takes to the stage. Mardi Gras revelers and partygoers filter out, all in costumes and carrying the fancy, New Orleans style umbrellas as the band begins to play “As The Saints Go Marching In”, a staple when it comes to Mardi Gras parade music. The crowd erupts as the revelers dance down the stage, throwing out candy and moonpies. The band parts to either side of the stage, and after a moment, a parade float rolls out. The float has been decorated to look like an EAW style broadcast booth, but it’s done in black and gold obvi. About half a dozen cookie cutter blonde females are dancing around in tiny bikinis and wearing Mardi Gras beads, and drinking Hand Grenades out of their humongous novelty Hand Grenade cups.There are two more of these blondes dancing at the very top of the float, grinding on the man that this whole thing is really about.)
Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…. PLEASE WELCOME… GAVIN KIRKLAND!!!!
Crowd: SKODFOWEIRUJWOEKFJWER!!!! WDKFJSDKFJSDFKJSDF!!!! SDKFJSODKFJSDF!!!! SDKFJSLDFKJSD!!! WLDSKFJSLDFJK!!!! WLSDJFSLDFJSDF!!!!
(Gavin throws one arm in the air and begins chugging his own Hand Grenade upon his introduction. He wears a pair of black dress slacks, a #Gavipatra t-shirt, Mardi Gras beads, and black blazer, but he definitely looks a little unkempt. In fact, he’s lit, and it’s the most beautiful site the EAW audience has ever seen. As the float rolls down the ramp, several women in the front row flash Gavin their titties, prompting the announcer and his Blondetourage to throw beads at them. Everyone is just having the best time!)
(The float rolls down to the actual broadcast booth and the Jazz band finishes up their rendition of “When The Saints Go Marching In.” All the women help Gavin down from the float, and each kiss his cheek as they exit. Gavin basks in the reaction of the crowd for a few seconds before snatching up a microphone that is sitting on the table.)
Gavin Kirkland: LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER MOTHER FUCKERS!!!!
Crowd: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: I FUCKING LOVE THIS CITY! I LOVE NEW ORLEANS!!! HOME OF HAND GRENADES, HURRICANES, THE NAWLINS SAINTS, CRAWFISH ETOUFFEE, AND MORE GODDAMN WHORES THAN THE EMPIRE LOCKERROOM!!!!
Crowd: GAVIN! GAVIN! GAVIN! GAVIN! GAVIN! GAVIN! GAVIN! GAVIN!
Gavin Kirkland: Some bitch on Bourbon Street last night spanked me with a whip, while I stood outside this dump of a bar that was advertising tacos and titties. :wow: Life is fucking great, and you know what else is gunna be great?
Gavin Kirkland: THIS FUCKING DRAFT!!!
Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Gavin Kirkland: ARE YOU GUYS READY?!
Crowd: YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
Gavin Kirkland: SHOW ME YOUR TITTIES!!!!
(The EAW censors go absolutely crazy.)
(Gavin finally looks at Flannery and Eve, who look equally parts stunned and amused by this entire spectacle.)
Gavin Kirkland: Flannery. Eve. SHOW ME YOUR TITTIES!!!
Flannery McCoy: :whoa:
Eve: Absolutely not.
Gavin Kirkland: Couyon bitches. Imma get Minerva to put a little gris gris on you! Haaay… look at my Cajun!!! I’m not about to let you two being prudes spoil my good time, so I say let’s get this thing started revealing the very first draft pick of the night!
(A graphic showing the various faces of members of the EAW Roster is shown, rapidly going through every person before finally stopping)
Gavin Kirkland: Oh fuck. Cut to commercial! Hurry! Hurr– (the familiar drum pattern begins playing as the fans rise to their feet) DAMMIT!
(“Surfin” by Kid Cudi blasts throughout the PA system to a huge pop as Serena Bennett makes her way out with her signature jacket and sunglasses. She’s still rocking the purple hair that she debuted at Pain for Pride. Despite the disappointing aftermath to her match at Pain for Pride, she still has a big smile on her face as she stares out into the crowd, looking forward to what’s next on the horizon for her.)
Gavin Kirkland: Welp…just when I thought I was finally free from the suffering I endured while having to look at Serena Bennett’s ugly face and be forced to commentate anything with her involved—here we are.
Eve: Oh, shut up Gavin! Serena is one of the brightest young stars in EAW today, she is in fact the INAUGURAL Universal Women’s Champion, don’t you forget that. She has a lot to be proud about despite the fact that she was cashed in on—like the fact that she ended Sienna Jade’s reign as champion and made history, just to name some.
Flannery McCoy: She certainly has a lot to be proud of no doubt, but you can’t help but wonder if the idea of getting revenge on Kassidy is something that consumes her, I guess we’re going to find out!
Gavin Kirkland: Quick, hand me some earmuffs.
(Serena is handed a mic inside of the ring as “Surfin” dies down, flipping her hair as the rowdy crowd calms down awaiting her address.)
Serena Bennett: You know, for the past week my phone has been blowing up like Kassidy’s tit implants after a night of rough sex. Everybody tryna check up on me and console me like I need any checking or consoling. Yawn. Save it. Like I asked for anybody to feel bad for me, what’s there to feel bad about, man? I feel great, I’m livin’ my best life and I’ll be damned if I were to ever let some career-long role of the second fiddle player ever take my joy away. I mean look at the bright side, this lil’ girl from Compton grew up being told she was never gonna amount to shit but another statistic. I was told I would never be good enough to make it out of Compton but guess what? I did, and those same mothafuckas who doubted me my entire life gotta drive to their boring ass 9 to 5 that they hate every morning and see my face on billboards, magazines, television. Whewww. Now they’re filling my pockets. They gotta buy their kid toys of Serena Bennett, merch of Serena Bennett, cause I’m their favorite Elitist. Can’t get away from me, nope, for the rest of their lives, they gotta deal with the fact that they were one-hunned percent wrong about me. It eats at them, I know it, and they gotta see me shine regardless of how they used to feel—that’s what I’m plannin’ on continuing to do, shining regardless of all this negative energy surrounding Kassidy Heart’s touching Pain for Pride moment. It’ll take a lot more than what transpired at PFP to keep a bitch like me down and out.
(Serena pauses and the crowd applauds, a wide smile growing on her face.)
Serena Bennett: The fact *still* remains that I headlined my first ever Pain for Pride and didn’t have to ride anybody’s coattails for a spot on the card, no ma’am. The fact *still* remains that I’m the first ever Universal Women’s Champion and that can never be taken away from me. Oh and check this one out, the fact *still* remains that I actually beat my opponent fair and square in order to win my first ever world title—some people can’t relate, and they hate to hear it.
Serena Bennett: All is fair in love and war though, right? It was well within your right to cash in and steal my moment, Kass, mhm, it’s all good. Real cute. But it’s also well within my right to get a rematch and smack the lip fillers out of your mouth the same way I did on Empire a few weeks back. Or did you forget about that? Already pushed the way I wiped my black ass with them blonde extensions to the back of your head, like you didn’t know any better when I told you before. I’m not the one you need beef with, bitch. You on top of the world right now and it’s all on the back of my labor—funny, that’s this country in a nutshell, as well as your career in a nutshell since you always been nothing but a piggybacking coward. You sit your lazy ass in the back and watch me bust my ass and whoop your “sister’s” ass to win that title and y’all couldn’t let that go down, I guess, so you devised your lil’ secret plan to make sure a white bitch stayed champion, capitalized, and cashed in. Cool. No, I didn’t see you coming but I’m gonna make sure you see ME coming, sis. Because I’m tellin’ you now Kass, your reign on top is gonna be a short one, and you have no one to blame but yourself for that cause you decided that being a fucking coward was the best thing for you to do.
Serena Bennett: I’m gonna make you do what you have yet to do in your career and that’s finally take responsibility for the bullshit that follows you. All you ever do is walk around sulking in your emotions on some “woe is me” shit and it’s all because you ain’t shit but a pathetic attention whore who gets off of desperate simps giving you all that undeserved attention. “Wahhhh I made Ahren a part of my life and in result I got my head stuffed in a toilet”. “Wahhh I stood on the sideline for Sienna Jade while she won a world title and instead of being happy for her I used it to further my agenda of being overlooked and screwed over despite the fact the board favors me”. You and Tyler are one in the same, y’all literally made for each other, two ignorant ass broads who can never be happy for anyone’s success if it ain’t yours, no matter how much of an act you put on. I see right though it. You disingenuous bitch. You got the little title you wanted all these months, but guess what? Now you have nothing to stand on, nothing to back you up, not anymore. Your whole appeal has been based around the fact that you’ve been a wide open book when it came to your emotions, you tug at peoples heartstrings by being “vulnerable” in public based on you being disgruntled with your position on a card—funny how that’s what Sienna Jade said about me, isn’t it? Told me to my face that that’s what makes people weak, insincere, manipulative, undeserving of the Women’s title cause I was open and honest about my experience, mhm. Guess it’s different when you do it, huh? But that’s none of my business. Now the world is in your hands, Kassidy, you got it all don’t you? And nobody to hold you back anymore, right? I sent that bitch Sienna packing, Ahren is out of your life, it’s a fresh new start and for the first time EVER, Kassidy Heart is unleashed and on her own, world champ at that! You think people still gonna identify with you and root for your success just cause you’ve finally achieved it? Yeah ok. One thing you should know about these people because they’ve hated and ignored you so much, apparently, is that they LOVE to root for the underdog—until that underdog becomes the favorite. You’ll find that soon enough, though.
You have nothing to bitch about anymore, you have no more pages in your diary left to write on, you—wait I’m lying. You DO have one more “hardship” and embarrassing moment to deal with, sis, and I’ma be the one to deliver that suffering straight to you, on a silver platter, just how you like it. And it’s gonna make a swirly look like child’s play the way I end up shitting on you. And that’s when I whoop your fuckin’ ass as soon as I see you. On sight. Apparently you ain’t make it here tonight cuz you too busy getting pissed and shitted on by sheikhs—I guess they saw what happened last Showdown and got some ideas. That’s fine though, do your little press thing or whatever it is, go on, I hope it makes you feel good, and I don’t give a fuck, you can hide like the pussy ass broad I’ve always known you to be. ‘Cause guess what, sis, your title makes you obligated to defend on every brand, mhm, so regardless of where you end up, I’m on your tail. It ain’t safe for you, not out here. I do know where I’M ending up because championship or not, I was still the first pick, still a higher priority despite you being the one with the belt. I guess some things never change. Even with that gold, you’re STILL nobodys first priority. Kassidy Heart, forever in second place no matter what you do and how many opportunities you steal. Don’t get too comfortable, though. But I guess for now you can sit there and eat your food, stuff your mouth with the fame like it was Ahren’s cock, and be grateful that I’m at least giving you a forewarning. Understand me when I say this:
(Serena stares directly into a camera.)
Serena Bennett: Kassidy Ashlynn Brighton Corvington, stupid hickass name aside, I am going to fuck you all the way up. And they say Black names are ghetto? K. Just be sure you enjoy this shit while it lasts because it’s coming to a screeching halt real, real soon, I promise you, bih. You’ll regret ever fucking with me for the rest of your washed career, cause I’ma make it my business to be sure you don’t have one after I take my belt back.
(Serena turns away from the camera and begins to make her way towards the ropes to exit the ring. However, she stops in her tracks as if she’s left something behind, and turns around to look directly towards the commentary booth.)
Serena Bennett: Oh, and Gavin Kirkland, you can kiss my ass you drunk senile cac.
(Serena drops the mic with a pop as “Surfin’” picks back up and Serena is free to exit the ring as the crowd cheers her on.)
Eve: Well Serena not only just sent a message to Kassidy Heart but to the commentary table as well! I think you might wanna think twice before you pop off at Serena, Gav!
(Gavin doesn’t say anything in response)
Flannery McCoy: Well you gonna say anything? You’re usually a mouthful!
Gavin Kirkland: Y’all hear sumn? Me neither. Well besides HRDO yelling in my ear to take us to break! We got one hell of a show tonight, so stick around folks! Allons!!!
(Gavin chugs the rest of his drink and slams the empty cup down in front of Eve and Flannery. The Draft Show fades to a quick break.)
(Commercial break for Travelocity featuring Gavin Kirkland. The city of New Orleans is highlighted, and Gavin is seen doing everything from exploring haunted cemeteries, to getting lit on Bourbon Street, to touring the Mardi Gras museum, and strolling casually through the French Quarter with Cleopatra. She did finally let Gavin have her number after all <3 )
(The draft comes back on air with a graphic showing the various faces of members of the EAW Roster is shown, rapidly going through every person before finally stopping)
(Camera transitions to the ring with Stephie Love standing by)
Stephie Love: THE NEXT MATCH UP IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Stephie Love: Entering first…
(“Mob Ties” by Drake plays as the New Orleans audience begins to boo. Out steps Cepheus St. Clair, waving his index finger in the air, smiling from ear to ear. He stops waving his finger and points to the ring before spreading his arms and looking at the fans with a confused look on his face as he laughs off the haters.)
Stephie Love: ON HIS WAY TO THE RING…from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada by way of Santa Clara, California…weighing in at 230 pounds…THE TREACHEROUS ONE…CEPHEUS ST. CLAAAAAAAAIR!!!
Flannery McCoy: Fresh on the scene but maybe not so fresh after making it to the final four of the EAW 24-7 Contract Battle Royal where he was dumped out by Jesse Barlow…Cepheus St. Clair is here at the Draft to try and build more momentum and a bigger reputation here in EAW as this season ends and season 13 begins!
Eve: I got to say, this guy has so much potential. A shady past, time in jail, but all around tough fellow who has won a few matches so far in his career but this could be the match that shows everyone how big of a breakout star Cepheus can be.
Gavin Kirkland: I swear him and TLA look alike…that’s not racist neither!
(Cepheus climbs in to the ring and poses by the ropes as fans continue booing him. As his music fades out, “Ambitionz az a ridah” by Tupac blasts as the entire building comes unglued. Out comes a beautiful 67 Impala in dark red and driving it is TLA himself.)
Stephie Love: HIS OPPONENT…from The Poon Palace in Miami, Florida by way of Tlaxcala, Mexico…weighing 210 pounds…he is LA PANTERA SEXUAL…T-L-A!!!!
Eve: The Franchise himself, The Baddest Hombre on the Planet…TLA might be the steal of the draft this year! Multi time champion, beloved athlete, gutsy performer, and all around one of the best entertainers in this sport today.
Flannery McCoy: I see a world championship in his future next season, Eve. He defeated Cage at Pain for Pride XII and even earned the respect of one of the greatest stars in the company in front of that sold out crowd in Mercedes Benz arena! He’s got his eyes on Cepheus St. Clair tonight but I believe TLA is up to the challenge!
Gavin Kirkland: I predict the Latin business owner will win this match. :troll:
(TLA parks his ride and skips down the ramp before posing from ringside as fans and especially the chicas scream for him. TLA slides in the ring and poses again as fans lose their minds and his name is chanted loudly.)
Crowd: T-L-A!!! T-L-A!!! T-L-A!!!
Eve: This might be my pick for match of the night!
Flannery McCoy: Both of these men are high quality performers who look ready to take their game to another level as…
Gavin Kirkland: Comenzamos esto con un poco si luchamos mientras TLA engancha a Cepheus con un bloqueo de bloqueo de martillo!
Flannery McCoy: :damn:
Flannery McCoy: Did he just..
Gavin Kirkland: St. Claire lucha contra el control y se pone detrás de TLA y aplica su propio martillo de bloqueo. ¡Qué impresionante! Ambos luchan, uno intenta liberarse, el otro intenta ejercer más presión. ¡TLA lucha y sale de la cerradura y luego se da vuelta mientras los dos hombres se colocan uno frente al otro con los puños en alto!
Eve: Jesus he’s like Rain man all of a sudden!
Gavin Kirkland: *Shakes his head furiously.* FUCK! I suddenly have a hankering for Tacos now!
Flannery McCoy: Well that was fun while it lasted!
Eve: Both men face each other, TLA reaches for the left leg of Cepheus but Cepheus steps back. TLA lands on his hands and knees as St. Clair grabs his wrist and rolls around before managing to hook him for an elaborate pin attempt!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK OUT BY THE MAN IN LATIN PANTS!
Flannery McCoy: Gavin being edgy again!
Eve: I miss Spanish Gavin already!
Gavin Kirkland: DIOS MIOS!!!
Flannery McCoy: TLA breaks the pinfall and both he and St. Clair get up. TLA charges and spins around and under Cepheus as TLA now attempts a roll up of his own!
Eve: Kick out by Cepheus! St. Clair hops up as does TLA and WOAH HURRICANRANA BY TLA FLIPS OVER THE BIGGER FELLOW WITH EASE!
Flannery McCoy: CEPHEUS LANDS ON HIS BACK HARD AS TLA GETS BACK UP.
Eve: TLA grabs St. Claire by the ankles and..DRAGS HIM AROUND THE RING IN A CIRCLE AS THE MAT GIVES ST. CLAIRE BURNS ACROSS HIS BACK!
Flannery McCoy: Innovative offense from the Lucha superstar!
Eve: St. Claire rolls over and on to his knees, favoring his back a bit, as he rises up. TLA is there waiting as he pounced on his foe!
Flannery McCoy: RUNNING HEADSCISSORS TO ST. CLAIRE BY TLA! TLA flips Cepheus all over the ring again! Cepheus fights to get back to his feet as TLA charges once again. HURRICANRANA!
Gavin Kirkland: AY YA YA MUY PELIGRO!
Flannery McCoy: COUNTER BY CEPHEUS AS HE TURNS THAT ATTEMPTED HURRICANRANA INTO A SITOUT POWERBOMB THAT LEVELS TLA! CEPHEUS TURNS IT INTO A PIN!
Eve: Kick out by La Pantera Sexual!
Flannery McCoy: TLA is a former New Breed champion! A former Openweight Champion! TLA is a two time INTERWIRE champion, guys! St. Clair can’t be foolish to think that was it, right?
Gavin Kirkland: Two Mexican businessmen, talk about gimmick infringement!
Gavin Kirkland: I SPEAK WHAT OTHERS WHISPER!
Flannery McCoy: St. Clair assists TLA back up to his feet, lifts him off said feet, SUPLEX as Cepheus sends TLA back down to the mat!
Eve: Flannery, Cepheus stands at 6 foot 5, 230 pounds of solid framework…TLA is a traditional Lucha do at 5’9 210. TLA can fly with the best of them, brawl with anyone, and is as quick as a cat!
Gavin Kirkland: Pussy cat…
Flannery McCoy: Continue, Eve, please!
Eve: So, as St. Clair helps TLA back to his feet…what strategy should TLA look to go for to survive this bigger challenger?
Gavin Kirkland: You wanna know what I think?
Eve: I ASKED FLANNERY!
Gavin Kirkland: :kellycry:
Eve: Please Ms. McCoy!
Flannery McCoy: Well, speed is his sharpest tool! As St. Clair gets TLA up, Irish whips him, and sends him flying again with a monkey flip…TLA has to pick his spots and make them count! St. Clair mounts TLA for another cover here!
Flannery McCoy: Kick out by TLA! But, TLA is an expert at avoiding bad scenarios placed upon him by “bad hombres”. TLA walks in to most matches at a height disadvantage here in EAW yet that has not hindered his success whatsoever. St. Clair has the upper hand right now but TLA can not be counted out until he is actually out for the count, Eve!
Eve: Yeah, I see your point! TLA fights back as Cepheus gets him on up again. TLA throws a left! A right! TLA cracks Cepheus in the face with another swing…CEPHEUS DUCKS AS TLA TURNS ALL THE WAY AROUND FROM THE FORCE OF HIS OWN SWING! St. Clair kicks him right in the gut! SWINGING NECKBREAKER SENDS TLA BACK DOWN ONCE AGAIN!
Flannery McCoy: I must say, Cepheus is showing me a lot right now as he eagerly goes for another pin!
Gavin Kirkland: This guy really wants to win as he lays in to TLA with some cold blooded jabs.
(Cepheus rises to his feet, slaps his chest, and rises as the crowd boos.)
Flannery McCoy: Cepheus showboating as TLA tries to get up! TLA sits up and Cepheus sees this. RUNNING KNEE TO THE FACE AS ST. CLAIR DROPS HIM FLAT! Cepheus
Eve: TLA kicks him off and tries to get to his feet…SUPERKICK! CEPHEUS IS NOT PLAYING AROUND TONIGHT! TLA FALLS BACKWARDS AS HIS ARMS FLAIL AND THE FANS BOO. St.Clair with another pin attempt!
Gavin Kirkland: ¡Esto me está estresando!
Flannery McCoy: TLA FIGHTS OUT THE PIN AS CEPHEUS LOOKS OVER AT HIM WITH A LOOK OF DISGUST! Cepheus gets up and waits as he measures TLA again. TLA, slow to get up, finally does as Cepheus begins to head his way!!
Flannery McCoy: SUPERKICK CON-
Gavin Kirkland: NOOOO!!!
Eve: REVERSE! TLA BLOCKS THE SECOND KICK AND SLIPS BEHIND CEPHEUS AND THEN SPRINTS TOWARDS THE ROPES! TLA HOPS, BOUNCES, AND LEAPS OFF THE RING ROPES AND TURNS AROUND IN MID AIR TO COLLIDE WITH CEPHEUS AS HE HITS A SPRINGBOARD BODY SPLASH OUT OF NOWHERE ONTO THE TREACHEROUS ONE! AS THEY LAND, TLA HOOKS HIS LEGS!!!
Gavin Kirkland: al revés!
Flannery McCoy: Solid kick out by Cepheus! TLA clutched his ribs as he was getting rag dolled a bit by his opponent and may be hurt underneath it all.
Eve: Ok, so what should Cepheus strategic attack be against a talented veteran such as TLA?
Flannery McCoy: Ground, pound, keep him off his feet. Cepheus is pretty fast but TLA is arguably the quickest professional wrestler going. Maybe ever. So, get back to those slams he was exhibiting earlier and take his legs away from him.
Eve: Great analysis from a greater analyst!
Flannery McCoy: :hugs:
Gavin Kirkland: :Skip:
Flannery McCoy: TLA sees Cepheus get up and runs after him. TLA THROWS A STIFF CLOTHESLINE…BUT ST. CLAIR BLOCKS HIS ARM WITH A BIG BOOT! TLA staggers back and clutches his right arm. TLA stares at Cepheus and back at his arm.
TLA: LETS TRY THIS AGAIN!
Flannery McCoy: TLA CHARGES AND THROWS A STIFF LARIAT WITH HIS LEFT ARM THIS TIME AND…CEPHEUS KICKS THAT ARM TOO! TLA FADES BACK, BOTH ARMS HURT FROM BOOTS TO THEM AS HE LOOKS AT ST. CLAIR SHAKING HIS HEAD AT THESE ATTEMPTS!
Eve: TLA stares at the bigger man for a while. Cepheus is daring him to try it again, waving his hands and begging TLA to try again. TLA measures him up, he looks at both of his arms, he looks to the crowd, he shrugs his shoulders, he takes a few steps back, he crouches, AND HE CHARGES FOR A THIRD TIME!!!
(TLA runs as fast as he can, screaming as loud as possible as Cepheus gets ready to boot him one more time.)
Flannery McCoy: TLA stops mid way and raises his hands up high. Cepheus, the crowd, and myself are confused! TLA looks both ways, he points to Cepheus’s left!
Eve: Cepheus turns his head to look in that direction. BAM!!! TLA STOMPS RIGHT ON HIS FOOT AS HES DISTRACTED!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Ha.
Eve: CEPHEUS IS HOPPING AROUND HOLDING HIS LEFT FOOT! TLA TAKES ADVANTAGE! SMALL PACKAGE ROLL UP!
Flannery McCoy: Cepheus manages to roll over and now HE HAS A COVER ON TLA!
Gavin Kirkland: WAIT TLA HAS ROLLED THEM BOTH OVER AND NOW HAS A PIN ATTEMPT AGAIN!
Flannery McCoy: WAIT! CEPHEUS ROLLS THEM BOTH…NO…TLA HAS THE BEST POSITION…ST CLAIR HAS…NOW THEY ARE JUST ROLLING! The crowd cheers as both men continue rolling and the ref stands up with his hands on his hips!
Eve: Both men finally break the pin attempts and slowly get to their feet! TLA is dizzy! Cepheus looks dizzy as well! TLA THROWS A WILD PUNCH AND IS NOWHERE NEAR ST. CLAIR! CEPHEUS SWINGS AS WELL AND NEARLY HITS THE REFEREE!
Flannery McCoy: Both men slowly finding their way to the middle of the ring as they both try to get focus back. TLA reaches and touches Cepheus. Cepheus gets a hold of TLA!
Eve: St. Clair fires off at TLA with a hard right hand! Another hard right hand! Another right hand! Another-BLOCKED! TLA COUNTERS!
VERY MEXICAN UPPERCUT!!!
Flannery McCoy: TLA with the vicious European uppercut! Cepheus head snaps back violently! TLA smiles and runs backwards and bounces off the ropes and attacks Cepheus and
Eve: SUPERKICK!!! SUPERKICK FROM ST. CLAIR AND TLA IS OUT! TLA LANDS FLAT ON HIS BACK! CEPHEUS DIVES ON TOP OF TLA! COVER!
Flannery McCoy: TLA FIGHTS OUT! STRONG KICK OUT! TLA ROLLS ON TO HIS STOMACH AS CEPHEUS GETS UP FRUSTRATINGLY SLAPPING THE RING MAT THINKING IT WAS OVER!
Eve: Beautiful kick by the rookie! But he needs more than just that!
Flannery McCoy: Cepheus gets to his feet, dragging TLA up to his feet as well!
Eve: Cepheus taunts the former champion and smiles as he begins signaling for his finisher! He hooks his head in his arms and leaps!!!
Flannery McCoy: THE RKO ATTEMPT FAILS!! TLA SLAMS CEPHEUS ON HIS BACK AS HE FAILS AT THE ATTEMPTED CUTTER!! CEPHEUS BOUNCES SPINE FIRST ON THE MAT AND ROLLS AROUND IN PAIN!!! TLA STUMBLES AS HE STANDS TALL!
Eve: TLA GRABS CEPHEUS BY THE HEAD, DRAGGING HIM TO HIS FEET! CEPHEUS IS PUT IN A PILEDRIVER POSITION!!! TLA IS IN POSITION!!!
Flannery McCoy: THE MEXICAN VERSION OF THE FLIPPING PILEDRIVER HITS AS CEPHEUS IS SLAMMED RIGHT ON HIS SKULL!!!
Gavin Kirkland: DIOS MIOS!!!!!
Eve: TLA ROLLS HIM UP! COVER!!!
DING!! DING!! DING!!!
(Tupac’s “Ambitionz az a Ridah” blasts as fans go nuts. TLA shimmies as he gets to his feet and Cepheus rolls in to a ring corner as he is in severe pain and angry at losing such a close yet tough match.)
Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…TLA!!
Flannery McCoy: Beautiful counter into a magnificent flipping piledriver! TLA with another win and another statement made here tonight!
(TLA gets his arm raised as he turns to search and find his opponent.)
Gavin Kirkland: Looks like one of the criminals is about to attack another criminal!
Eve: Wait…TLA walks over…he stands over Cepheus who slowly gets up to his feet. Both men standing in the corner face to face. TLA is speaking to Cepheus who looks annoyed still at the outcome of the match.
Gavin Kirkland: They’re speaking Spanish together!
Flannery McCoy: TLA…extends his hand!
Eve: Cepheus looks mad but…he shakes TLA’s hand!
Flannery McCoy: The crowd gives a standing ovation as TLA gives Cepheus words of encouragement!
Eve: St. Clair may not have got the win but he gained the respect of a veteran and some support from this crowd tonight!
(Cepheus gives a nod of respect to TLA and leaves the ring as TLA salutes the audience and celebrates.)
(The scene takes us to the back where Michael Belfort is on standby with newly crowned World Heavyweight Champion Impact clad in custom wrestling attire: his black trunks with a darkened tree design with nine branches, each of them representing his World Championships and the soil underneath representing his foundation. Initially draped over his shoulder with its newly minted plaque showcasing Impact’s name, he straps and buckles the championship around his waist, looks vacantly into the ceiling, closing his eyes, taking a deep breath and exhaling before patting his championship and flashing his signature grin)
Michael Belfort: Impact, the crowd is crazy tonight, it’s a heated audience right here at the Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana! You are now the World Heavyweight Champion, and it’s the first time you’ve had the opportunity to really let that moment breathe for quite some time. After King of Elite, Noah Reigner’s cash-in crashed the party and kind of put a damper on things. During your last reign on Voltage as the EAW Champion, there were a variety of factors that formed together to minimize your enjoyment, you’ve remarked. Does it feel different?
Impact: It feels different, but it doesn’t feel different because I enjoy it more. That was a given. Even at King of Elite, when I backed Rex up against the ropes and unraveled the dynasty that he was creating and its entire foundation along with that, the euphoria was something else. It was what you’d expect of a World Championship win. But like I said in the week leading up to Pain for Pride, that was a different kind of euphoria than what I experienced when the final bell sounded at Pain for Pride and I was declared, indisputably, the new World Heavyweight Champion. King of Elite was another moment to etch a mark in history that couldn’t be erased, and when I cinched that victory it was more something to pat myself on the back for and taunt the haters with than Pain for Pride’s showing. My new beginning at Pain for Pride marked an ultimate death, as I guaranteed it would. The death of the biters. For far too long in EAW people have been comfortable with biting the style I fathered, so I sonned them. It wasn’t just that, though, nah. You’d think with a nine-time World Champion it’d be more of the same, but I’m determined to bring something completely different to the table than ever before. I have to. It was the only way I escaped Pain for Pride with this championship to begin with. The soil softened, and so the seed was allowed to take root. There are those who would argue they’re the pillars keeping EAW’s ivory tower upright. A cutesy analogy, but the only right one is that I am the tree, with all its lore expanding as it grows, and its branches representing everybody and everything else. I’m the foundation from which everything else is sourced. As I embark into uncharted territory no elitist has ever reached before, I want you all to remember that.
Michael Belfort: Remember what, exactly?
Impact: Remember where you came from. I birthed you. None of y’all originated or innovated, you ADOPTED. And who did you adopt from??? ME. Winning at Pain for Pride was a final symbolic slashing of the sword toward those people; a deathstroke. If this World Heavyweight Championship right here don’t make it obvious enough, it landed. The same way this sword I live and die right by will land right up against the throat of any punk-ass bitch that wants to challenge me.
(Impact pauses for a brief moment, admiring his championship, before continuing on his soapbox)
Impact: I mean, you think about the journey I took to get this World Heavyweight Championship, the careers I had to sidetrack to make this happen, all the obstacles I conquered over, the adversity, people were saying after King of Elite that I would never win again and that a ninth reign for Impact would happen the same time as Dr. Dre’s Detox. This ain’t just another laurel in my heavily feathered cap, this is–
(A silhouette of another man appears up against the wall, Impact looking over, before the camera quickly pans and we see Lethal Consequences)
Michael Belfort: Lethal Consequences! Wow, what a surprise to see you. Have you had a chance to properly congratulate the new World Heavyweight Champion yet?
Lethal Consequences: Actually, I’m a bit strapped for time. Let me let you in on something, though. The only reason Impact is champion, popping off about “I’m a tree!” and flapping those horse-sized gums of his is because I allowed him to be. You talk about everybody stealing from you, “biting” the style you fathered. Let’s get it straight… I crawled so you could walk. I beat you at Fighting Spirit, but instead of pursuing the World Heavyweight Championship at Pain for Pride, I had to take the road less traveled. I could have taken my win and used that to force my way into the match at Pain for Pride, but I didn’t. I wouldn’t have needed a “Gawd contract” to do it, either. I never got another chance after you ruined my match with Noah Reigner, now you’re trying to run roughshod over the collective EAW landscape like your “greatness” hasn’t benefitted from constant handicaps to everyone else?
Impact: I appreciate you stopping by, but that’s no way to congratulate the champ. You winning in an exhibition match means a lot, I’m sure. I mean, look at all Lethal Consequences’ other endeavors in the past, what has it been? A decade? If you’ve proven anything, it’s that you’re a marquee performer with a reputation of succeeding in big championship matches, right?
(Impact chuckles for a brief moment, slapping the wrist of Michael Belfort. Lethal Consequences is clearly none too pleased, and he responds, dropping his own mic and taking Impact’s. Impact’s face immediately turns straight, a more serious expression overtaking the laughter)
Lethal Consequences: Unfortunately I haven’t been one of the handpicked favorites that everything has been giftwrapped for. While your success was engineered as part of the larger corporate machine, I’ve had to chomp at the bit for things that come easily to you. Someone with a “Gawd contract” whose been the apple of EAW’s eye for what seems like forever wouldn’t understand that. The Rex’s and Noah’s of the world know exactly what I’m talking about. Cut the act. I beat you one-on-one, and I didn’t get a damn thing for it. If I’m not the first person to challenge for that World Heavyweight Championship… The world won’t forget.
(Lethal Consequences stuffs the microphone into the chest of Impact, the two staring daggers in each other’s eyes before Lethal Consequences walks off the set, and then Impact immediately after in the opposite direction)
(A graphic showing the various faces of members of the EAW Roster is shown, rapidly going through every person before finally stopping)
(The camera cuts to Bella Braxton in the middle of the ring)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(“It Ain’t Safe” by Skepta plays as Charlie Marr comes out outrageous reactions along with Jordie Ripley by his side they pull each other in for a quick kiss before making their way to the ring)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, from the United Kingdom, weighing in at 240 pounds…CHARLIE…MARR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Flannery McCoy: Charlie Marr is coming off a loss for him in the CITV match last week, it’s safe to say he doesn’t want to lose this match.
Gavin Kirkland: You know Flannery, I don’t care about this match. This is the god damn 2nd match on the show, and I’ve only seen 1 WOMAN, and I don’t even like her. I said to HRDO I want a show with a lot of woman on it, I’m very disappointed, I’m not invested, I don’t care about this ugly filth. Well, except Big Dick Bharlie.
(Charlie Marr enters the ring as Jordie Ripley encourages him on the outside, “It Ain’t Safe” fades out as Charlie mocks the crowds heavy boos. “Sensei” by Dadsik plays to cheers as Osamu Arcichida comes out to the stage)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent, from Osaka Japan, weighing in at 235 pounds…THE ORCHESTRATOR, OSAMU…ARCICHIDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Flannery McCoy: Well I think we know who the fan favorite is in this match, although Osamu lost at Pain for Pride as well he has all the momentum in the world going into this match.
Gavin Kirkland: Whatever.
Eve: Shut up will you. Well we do know no matter the situation no matter the opponent, Osamu will always put up a fight, I’m sure that’ll be no different against Charlie tonight.
(Osamu Arcichida enters the ring and heads to the top rope while Charlie Marr stares a hole into the back of his head. Both men warm up as the ref rings the bell)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Flannery McCoy: Here we go as this match is officially underway. Both men anxious to get a hold of each other as they lock up here. Osamu goes into a back bear hug, Charlie trying to get out. Charlie slipping out the bottom, OH CHARLIE WITH A CHOP BLOCK TO THE BACK OF OSAMU’S LEFT KNEE! Now here we go here as this match has gone full swing, Charlie Marr is just decimating that left knee of Osamu. Charlie yanking at the leg of Osamu trying to rip it out of it’s socket- OH OSAMU KICKING CHARLIE IN THE FACE WITH HIS OTHER LEG. Made leaning against the ropes as Osamu gets to his feet, he takes a dash at Marr. BUT MARR LIFTS HIM OVER HIS HEAD OVER THE TOP ROPE! NO BUT OSAMU GRABBING THE ROPES AND STAYING ON THE APRON, HE GRABS MARR, OH A STIFF FOREARM TO THE FACE OF CHARLIE MARR! Osamu getting into the ring as Charlie looks up, MARR OUT OF NOWHERE RUNNING TO ARCICHIDA- OSAMU WITH A DROPKICK BRINGING MARR DOWN! Charlie is shocked by the quick offense of Osamu at this point in the match, Charlie moving around aimlessly. OH OSAMU WITH A HARD LEG SWEEP WHICH BRINGS HIM DOWN AS WELL! The leg sweep was effective but then again Osamu’s injured left knee comes into play in this match. Osamu slowly bringing Charlie up, BUT CHARLIE PUSHING HIM INTO THE ROPES, irish whip, MARR WITH A BIG BOOT KNOCKING ARCICHIDA OUT COLD! Marr going for the pin now could this match be over quicker than it started?
Ref: ONE! TWO!
Gavin Kirkland: KICKOUT! Big Dick Bharlie-
Eve: Just call him Charlie Marr for god sake.
Gavin Kirkland: Fine whatever, Charlie isn’t letting that early kick out get to his head as he’s swiftly getting to his feet. Osamu dragging himself up using the ropes, OH CHARLIE STOMPING DOWN ON THE KNEE OF OSAMU! Charlie making sure Osamu doesn’t get drafted to any brand as he’s going back to the left knee again. Looks like Marr is about to go for a single leg boston crab, but Osamu has a hold of the ropes, OH OSAMU PUSHING MARR AWAY! Charlie running, BUT OSAMU STOPS HIM WITH A QUICK KNIFE EDGE CHOP, Osamu is going at it now lighting Marr’s chest up to a crimson red! Charlie is trying to fight back with chops of his own but Osamu has the upperhand- OH CHARLIE WITH AN UPPERCUT TO THE JAW OF OSAMU! Charlie rebounding off the ropes, BUT OSAMU WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK! Osamu is on a roll right now as Marr is trying to regain some balance but Osamu has kept him leveled for the majority of the match so far. Osamu kicking around Marr trying to find a weak point, A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP BY OSAMU- NO MARR GRABBING THE LEGS OF OSAMU BEFORE IMPACT SOFTENING THE ATTACK! Marr pushing himself up to his feet quickly he has Osamu’s legs again, OH CHARLIE MARR LOCKING IN A BOSTON CRAB EFFORTLESSLY! Osamu screaming in pain as he’s trying to crawl to the ropes but it might be too late?!?! Osamu getting closer and closer to the ropes, HE’S THERE- CHARLIE QUICKLY LETTING GO BEFORE OSAMU EVEN TOUCHES THE ROPES, CHARLIE STOMPING ON THE BACK OF OSAMU’S HEAD! Osamu already pulling himself up with the ropes but Marr isn’t letting him out of his sight, OH A BACK ELBOW TO THE SKULL OF CHARLIE MARR! Charlie moving in on Osamu at a quicker pace, OH A STIFF UPPERCUT BY OSAMU! Charlie fighting back with kicks to the leg of Osamu, BUT OSAMU WITH A SIDE KICK, Osamu running to the ropes, DROP-DOWN UPPER-CUT! Charlie is finally dazed as Osamu is going to the top rope. But Marr is casually walking away in an attempt for Osamu to miss him, but Osamu didn’t jump yet? Charlie rolling out of the ring, OSAMU LOOKING TO JUMP- IT’S JORDIE RIPLEY! JORDIE SHIELDING CHARLIE FROM OSAMU!
Jordie Ripley: DO IT! DO IT!
Osamu Arcichida: Ok.
Eve: OH MY GOD! OSAMU WITH A CROSSBODY TO BOTH JORDIE RIPLEY AND CHARLIE MARR! Osamu pushing Jordie off Charlie and throwing him into the ring, Osamu on the apron, BUT CHARLIE, HE RAMS HIS SHOULDER INTO OSAMU FORCING HIM OUT OF THE RING AGAIN! Charlie collapses out of the ring again as Jordie is still down and out on the outside, Osamu manages to lock eyes with Marr, Charlie coming full speed, OSAMU HAS CHARLIE, IRISH WHIP- NO CHARLIE REVERSES INTO A IRISH WHIP OF HIS OWN, CHARLIE PULLING OSAMU TOWARDS HIM, HEADBUTT! Skull connecting with skull reverberates across the arena as both Osamu and Charlie fall down to the ground. Both men are down and out as the referee can’t delay any longer.
Ref: ONE! TWO!
Eve: Both men pulling up using the barricade, they’re not focused on each other they’re focused on survival.
Flannery McCoy: BOTH MEN ARE UP, Charlie Marr stumbling back leaning against the apron, OH OSAMU COMING IN WITH A KNEE TO THE GUT OF MARR! Marr crouching down as Osamu throws him back into the ring. Charlie is pulling himself up using Osamu as leverage but Osamu isn’t having it, SUPERKICK- NO CHARLIE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY, OSAMU IS STUNNED! ROLL UP! ROLL UP BY CHARLIE MARR, NOT LIKE THIS!
Ref: ONE! TWO!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! ARCICHIDA KICKS OUT AT THE LAST SECOND! Osamu still has some life left in him as Charlie is livid. Charlie bringing Osamu back up to his feet, Osamu pushing Charlie away as a last breath attempt, BUT CHARLIE, DISCUS LARIAT- NO OSAMU GRABBING CHARLIES HAND AND PUSHING AWAY HIS ATTEMPT AT THE CHARING CROSS! Charlie spinning a 360, OSAMU WITH A DROPKICK! BUT MARR IS STILL STANDING, OSAMU WITH ANOTHER DROPKICK, AND ANOTHER ONE TO THE KNEE! Osamu is looking for the Osamu Lock as Marr is helpless, IT’S LOCKED IN, THE OSAMU LOCK IS LOCKED IN! MARR IS TRYING TO STRETCH OUT TO THE ROPES BUT HE CAN’T REACH, HE MIGHT HAVE TO TAP- ITS JORDIE RIPLEY, SHE’S BACK UP, SHE’S PULLING CHARLIE TO THE ROPES, ROPE BREAK! THE REF DIDN’T SEE IT BUT OSAMU DID! Osamu is going off on the ref as Charlie is slowly getting up as Osamu is still trying to convince the ref that Jordie interfered, BUT MARR HAS HIM, SCHOOLBOY, HE’S GOT HIM, DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT! CHARLIE MARR CONNECTS WITH THE QUEEN IS DEAD! MARR FALLING RIGHT INTO THE PIN ONTO OSAMU, WILL HE PULL OFF THIS WIN?!?!?!?
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“It Ain’t Safe” plays up to booming boos as Charlie Marr gets to his feet with the help of Jordie Ripley, Marr ignoring the crowd forces the ref to raise his hand in victory then spits on the body of a knocked out Osamu Arcichida)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOUR WINNER, CHARLIE…MARR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: Charlie Marr has done it, well with the help of Jordie Ripley he’s beat Osamu Arcichida.
Flannery McCoy: This should be good news for Charlie but this isn’t good for Osamu, this might be considered a wakeup call for him, the question is will that anchor of doubt still weigh him down?
(A graphic showing the various faces of members of the EAW Roster is shown, rapidly going through every person before finally stopping)
(Camera transitions backstage to Kyra Phillips who is standing by the guerilla area with a microphone in hand)
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen I am here with the man who not too long ago found out his destination for season 13 and just a few moments ago emerged victorious in a match. Please welcome…… CHARLIE MARR!!
(Charlie Marr is seen emerging through the curtains immediately following his match, despite the fact that the fans literally just seen him two seconds ago, the fact that they have to see him again solicits a huge wave of boos from the audience who have already have enough of Charlie. Charlie pays it no mind as he is basking in his own glory.)
Charlie Marr: You hear that? That’s the sound of 18,000 fat greasy neckbeards screaming from the top of their lungs in their own special way of projecting their jealousy and insecurity at me. Hey it’s not my fault I’m in the best shape of my life and worked my ass off to get to where I am while all you do is sit on your ass and eat cheetos in your mom’s basement while spending your time on the laptop all day commenting on my career on the dirtsheets. You little cunts can boo me all you want but ask your girlfriend what she thinks about me and I bet you’ll get a different ans– OH WAIT YOU’RE ALL LONELY VIRGINS.
(The boos get even more intense to the point where Kyra has to cover her ears even from the backstage area. This just amuses Charlie even more as he’s laughing hysterically.)
Charlie Marr: You see that Kyra? I have a gift. It’s the gift of triggering the deepest hatred and insecurity out of people by simply being myself. Not too many elitists in this company can solicit the type of jealousy and agony from the pieces of shit who pay their hard earned money just to come out and vent their frustrations, I’m for sure at the top of the list. And you know what? That’s exactly where I belong. I plan to keep it that way going into season 13 where–
Kyra Phillips: I wanted to ask you about season 13, how does it feel to still be on Voltage and what are your plans?
(Charlie Marr is taken aback and pauses for a few seconds before gathering himself)
Charlie Marr: ……did you just cut me off? You know Kyra, I thought you were different, one of the good ones. A bitch that knows her place in this company and in this society in general, just stand there and look pretty with a microphone in your hand and let the men do the talking. You’re a lot prettier that way when your mouth is closed, so let’s keep it that way unless you want a different type of microphone put to your mouth, mmk? K. Now where was I? Right, season 13… Where I complete my ascension into “Main Event Marr” and show everybody in EAW that it is not a nickname, but a cold hard fact. How do I plan on doing that? Well it’s quite easy. I have no competition on Voltage— before I get into that let me first off express how happy I am to still be on Voltage, I had no doubt I would go anywhere else, but even the fact that there was a slight possibility was vomit inducing. I don’t want to be in any shitholes ran by StarrStan or Hurricane Homo. Quite frankly, if it so happened that I was drafted to one of those places, I was taking my ball and going home. I was going to be on the first thing smoking out of EAW just like Zion Williamson is going to jet out of this shithole called New Orleans the moment his contract expires.
(The crowd explodes in boos at Charlie’s statement)
Charlie Marr: ….that’s IF his fat ass actually pans out into a star and doesn’t blow his knees out and become an injury prone bust like say… Lonzo Ball. I–
(Even more boos pick up as the smug look on Charlie’s face doesn’t leave.)
Charlie Marr: Like I was saying before I was rudely interrupted.. I’m glad I was able to stay on Voltage because I appreciate the vision that Veena Adams has for this brand. She’s not focused on filling affirmative action quotas or catering to some unrealistic shitty SJW agenda that disregards all logic and biology that shows us males are the superior gender. She just wants to fill the brand with the best talent possible and the most talented people 10 times out of 10 will always be a male. Unfortunately she has to deal with Captain Cuck but at least she’s able to somewhat balance things out. As shitty and unbearable as Matt is, just imagine somebody like Hawk and Stan with his same ideals, but unhinged. I’m gagging just thinking about it, pause. Voltage knew I was the top priority and they picked accordingly, and now I will shape it into my own vision as I stand on the top as the standard bearer. So I’m going to say this now… if any of you cum buckets have any problem with what I am saying well too bad just deal with it because you can’t do shit else about it because I’m bigger, stronger, smarter, and more talented than any female in this world… just the way God intended for it to be. Now ask me another question, woman.
Kyra Phillips: Well I did want to address the elephant in the room…. you lost out on winning the Cash in the Vault briefcase…. to….. a woman.
Charlie Marr: CASH IN THE VAULT?????? (Soulja Boy on the Breakfast club voice) Who gives a fuck about a Cash in the Vault? Omg Raven made “history” by becoming the first ever female to win a crapshoot clusterfuck of a match designed around being at the right place at the right time and nothing to do with talent. All for a SHOT at a world championship at any time of their choosing which will more than likely be when the champion leasts expects it in typical coward fashion because she’s not good enough to win it straight up one on one with the champ at 100%. I’m supposed to be impressed with that? Listen, I don’t NEED Cash in the Vault because I’m a sure thing with or without it. I can’t say the same thing for the actual winner. Raven Roberts was one foot into obscurity before getting lucky and winning. Raven Roberts would have probably done the same thing her old strap-on pounding running mates did if she would have lost at Pain or Pride and that’s run away and quit like a fucking coward because she couldn’t hack it. So allow me to make a declaration and mark down my words when I say this, remember this day. Charlie Marr will be a world champion in this company before Raven Roberts is. There isn’t a plastic tittied bitch in this world and especially not this company that can ever compare to the next EAW Champion, ME.
(Charlie rubs his hand through his beard before continuing to talk)
Charlie Marr: There is no room in the main event for you if you bleed once a month and that’s just a fact. Unless your name is Malcolm Jones that is. Malcolm, you have something I want and you stand in the way of it. That EAW Championship is coming home to Charlie Marr immediately and I just thought I’d let you know ahead of time because unlike Raven, I’m not a punk ass bitch who needs to sneak in from behind in order to win a world title. I’m gonna walk up straight to your face, knock you upside your head and snatch that title from your grasp the same way Stark snatched Astraea Jordan from you. You overrated little bitch, walking around with this undeserved title as the best thing to come out of NEO as if Charlie Marr didn’t exist. I’M the only person from NEO that matters. Not the self depreciating woe is me attention whore Daryl Kinkade who a lot of you dickriding motherfuckers had penciled in as the person who would be more successful. Not the colossal inconsisent colossal fuckup known as Osama Arcwhogives a fuck. The clown disappears every other fucking month and gets handed opportunities he has no business anywhere near, I proved he’s a worthless hack by kicking his ass right back to obscurity earlier tonight. And CERTAINLY not Malcolm Jones. Malcolm, understand that you are now my target. I’m gunning for you from all angles and you aren’t going to have a choice BUT to acknowledge me because if you don’t? Well then you’ll just be confirming what we knew all along, and it’s the fact that you’re a pussy.
(Charlie gets even closer to the camera that he is looking into and forcefully grabs it before speaking to make it as if he is speaking directly to Jones)
Charlie Marr: You’re a fraud who only shines in matches against shitty competition like Chris Elite in irrelevant matches that don’t belong on a Fight Grid throwaway let alone a Pain for Pride main event. Let me be the first person to tell you that nobody gives a fuck about you or your shitty title reign and even though I’m not one to cater to the people, I’m gonna do the whole world a big favor by defeating you for that title. And finally for the first time in God knows how long, the people will know how it feels to have a legit EAW Champion that they can all look at and go, “you know what? He’s actually worthy of this honor. He’s actually legit”. Enough of these shortcut taking opportunity stealing handpicked bitches, it’s time for a real man to hold that title. Emphasis on man.
(Charlie then pushes the camera away aggressively causing the picture to shake and static for a bit before going back to normal, when it does go back to normal Charlie is no longer in the picture. The camera transitions back to ringside with Stephie Love.)
Stephie Love: Ladies And Gentlemen this next match is scheduled for
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Gavin Kirkland: OH THANK GOD…if they had more than one fall I just might fall out my chair from boredom!
Stephie Love: ON HIS WAY TO THE RING FIRST…
“I GOT, YOU WANT.
IT’S JUST, DON’T STOP.
I GOT, YOU WANT.
IT’S JUST, DON’T STOP.”
(Fans begin losing their minds as a familiar theme song plays.)
“THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT.
LIES ARE ENTERTAINMENT.
YOU ARE DOWN ON YOUR KNEES…
BEGGING ME FOR MORE! ”
(The hook for the song “Don’t Stop” by InnerPartySystem rips through the sound system and that is the cue for Noah Reigner to walk through the guerrilla curtain and out onto the stage. Noah stops on top of the ramp, his eyes scanning the crowd as the verses of the song begin to take over. For his entrance, Noah wears a sleeveless “Assault Rifle” shirt underneath a leather biker vest. The back of the vest has been painted with the words “NOAH REIGNER ASSAULT RIFLE” – his name arched above the House Reigner emblem and his nickname underneath it. Over the lower half of his face, he wore a purple bandanna – matching the designs on his shorts. Noah stops on top of the ramp way, his arms hanging loosely at his sides.)
Stephie- Hailing from Seattle, Washington – weighing at One Hundred and Eighty- Four pounds. He is ‘THE ASSAULT RIFLE’… NOOOAHHH REEEEIIIGNNNNEERRR
Just after his name was announced, he brought his arms up into a “assault rifle” and took several shots at the ring and crowd before quickly dropping his arms and marching down to the ring.)
Eve: Talk about heartbreaking defeat ladies and gentlemen! This former World Heavyweight champion loses his title at Pain for Pride XII in demoralizing fashion as he succumbed to Impact’s Bow and Arrow submission in their triple threat match!
Flannery McCoy: Noah spent the brunt of last season as Cash in the Vault holder and then nearly the last half of the season as a fighting World champion after cashing in his briefcase to take the title away from Impact initially. Impact taking his belt back brings them full circle!
Gavin Kirkland: I’m not gonna lie, watching the twig beat up bigger guys for a belt called “Heavyweight” was ridiculous!
Eve: Regardless what Gavin thinks, Noah was a true champion and is definitely a future Hall of Famer! Tonight, the former CITV holder faces another man who lost at Pain for Pride. In fact, he lost in the CITV Ladder match Noah previously won!
Flannery McCoy: Yes! Vic Venom and Noah are two of the toughest strikers in this business today! This is definitely a slobber knocker waiting to happen.
Gavin Kirkland: I wish either of you two had some real knockers for me to slobber on!
(By now Noah has reached the ring and pulled himself onto the apron using the middle rope. Once there, he ducked underneath the top rope to enter the ring – where he marched to the far corner, closest to the hard camera. Climbing up to stand on the middle rope, he reached up and pulled the bandana down, and with a grin – his arms formed into the “assault rifle” again and he fired one last shot at the hard camera. He would then jump his arms and jump off of the second rope, turning in mid-air to land on his feet, facing the opposite way than previous. He would remove the bandana, vest and shirt as his theme music came to an end.)
Stephie Love: AND HIS OPPONENT!
(Within the Ruins’ song “Ronin” plays as a surprisingly high amount of fans get on their feet. The arena gets dark as Noah stands in the ring alone preparing for his opponent. All attention is aimed at the stage as out walks Vic Venom to a nice pop. He stands on stage, arms to his side, taking in the scene before him. Venom looks stern but confident as he pauses briefly to soak up this moment. Vic cranks his neck and begins down the ramp.)
Stephie Love: From Oslo, Norway…weighing in at 225 Pounds…HE IS THE MORNING STAR…VIIIIIIC VEEEEEEENOM!!!
Gavin Kirkland: So He’s Norwegian huh? From Norway? No way! :skip:
Eve: Um yeah, I think we might just have to ignore this ignorance! Anywho, yes he’s from Norway but he’s also a man who was pretty close to doing what Noah Reigner did once before and that’s win himself the Cash in the Vault ladder match in his sixth match in EAW! Vic Venom is a rising star as was his opponent last season!
Flannery McCoy: Noah is past rising, he is a bonifide star but nothing makes you better in this company then taking one of the best to the limit or even pulling out from that underdog status and upsetting a world class athlete such as Noah!
Eve: An upset would do wonders for Venom’s career!
Gavin Kirkland: I’m upset…15 dollars for some wings is disrespect!
(Eve And Flannery ignore Kirkland as he slaps the desk.)
Gavin Kirkland: I WILL NOT BE IGNORED!!!
(Venom makes his way ring ride as he rubs both his bare hands against the steel steps. Venom then slowly trots up the stairs before hopping the top rope and landing perfectly on his feet. The music fades out as Venom and Noah make glaring eye contact from opposing sides of the squared circle.)
Flannery McCoy: These two have exchanged some very feisty words this week. Noah Reigner must see part of himself as he stares down Vic Venom in the center of the ring.
Eve: Two efficient strikers who both can mix it up with elaborate and technical prowess.
Flannery McCoy: I know Noah Reigner doesn’t believe it just yet, but we could be looking at our next Pain for Pride main event right here on draft night!
Eve: If Vic Venom can string together a first year like Reigner did and
Gavin Kirkland: UGH OH MY GOD I MISS EMPIRE!!!
Flannery McCoy: :skip:
Eve: Well, Gavin excluded, I know the internet wrestling community is foaming at the mouth at this match up! Noah Reigner and Vic finally meet in the middle of the ring as Noah and Venom lock up. Venom uses his 30 pound advantage to force Noah Reigner in to a corner as Reigner squirms to avoid being trapped!
Gavin Kirkland: I feel trapped in a world of sadness right now with all of these penises in this match. Even the ref is a man!
Flannery McCoy: Reigner throws a hard left as Vic Venom eats it and counters with a stiff knee to the gut! Vic grabs Noah’s wrist and Irish whips him to the opposite side of the ring and BAM! Spine first! The former World champ crumbles to the mat after that one!
Gavin Kirkland: My world is crumbling without Cleo…
Eve: Vic walks over and grabs Noah by the head as he escorts him up…BAM!
Flannery McCoy: NOAH POPS UP MIDWAY AND CONNECTS WITH A KNEE STRIKE RIGHT TO VIC’S JAW!
Eve: Noah Reigner takes command of the situation! Vic staggers backwards as Noah grabs him by the wrist now! Noah Irish whips Vic in to the corner as Noah watches and waits until his spine makes contact! BAM! Back first in to the corner Vic goes as Noah charges! REIGNER LEAPS!
Flannery McCoy: VENOM MOVES OUT THE WAY!
Eve: BUT NOAH PLACES A FOOT ON THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE THEN THE TOP TURNBUCKLE…BEAUTIFUL SOMERSAULT BY REIGNER! HE LANDS ON HIS FEET…
Flannery McCoy: VIC CHARGES REIGNER AS HE LANDS AND THROWS A STRONG ARM LARIAT! NO! NOAH DUCKS! VIC TURNS!
THE KILL SHOT!!!!
Eve: Vic ducks out the way as Noah flies over him and barely lands on his own two feet! Noah gets back up and turns around to see Venom…
Eve: THAT VICIOUS SPINNING BLACK MASS KICK BY VIC VENOM MISSES BY JUST INCHES AS NOAH LEANS BACKWARDS TO AVOID IT!
Gavin Kirkland: Like Neo in the Matrix!
Flannery McCoy: Vic threw a lot in to that kick as he spins all the way around and his back briefly faces Noah WHO CAPITALIZES!
Eve: NOAH RUSHES AND HOOKS VIC’S ARM AS HE STANDS BEHIND THE ROOKIE!
Flannery McCoy: 91KO!!!
Eve: THE PUMPHANDLE HALF-NELSON DRIVER CONNECTS! NOAH LOCKS HIS OPPONENT IN A PIN!
Gavin Kirkland: OK THAT WASNT THAT BAD!
Flannery McCoy: Vic Venom kicks out but what an exchange from these two savvy strikers and technicians to start this match up!
Eve: Yeah, both men are countering each other as if they have been facing each other for years!
Gavin Kirkland: I would rather face a shotgun then watch Noah Reigner without Tyler Wolfe somewhere being blonde and beautiful…
Flannery McCoy: Yeah, Eve! These two men might be building up to a classic match here in New Orleans, Louisiana on EAW’s 2019 Draft show!
Gavin Kirkland: Dont ignore me!
Eve: Venom rolls out of the pin attempt as Noah rolls as well. Both men rise to their feet and charge directly at each other. Reigner side steps Vic who runs towards the ring ropes. As he bounces off, Noah stands pat in the center of the ring. Venom sprints as Noah LEAPS high in the air above his head and WAIT!
Flannery McCoy: VIC COUNTERS! VIC CATCHES NOAH AS NOAH WAS EXPECTING VENOM TO RUN UNDER HIM! KNEES TO HIS CHEST AS VENOM FALLS BACKWARDS!!!!
THE MORNING STAR!!!
Eve: VIC VENOM PULLS OUT HIS OWN SIGNATURE MOVE WITH A CODEBREAKER OUT OF NOWHERE! VIC’S BACK BOUNCES OFF THE MAT AS REIGNER’S CHEST BOUNCES OFF VIC’S KNEES! REIGNER FLOATS IN THE AIR BEFORE LANDING ON HIS BACK AS VIC GOES FOR A COVER!
Flannery McCoy: KICK OUT BY REIGNER! Noah is a future Hall of Fame talent and former World Heavyweight champion, guys! Vic was slick with that counter but he needs maybe twenty more to lay down The Assault Rifle!
Gavin Kirkland: I want to just go lay down with an Assault Rifle right now…this match is like watching Logic battle Joyner Lucas.
Eve: Venom looks over and sees Noah reeling still from that codebreaker and gets him up to his feet. Vic BASHES the side of Noah’s head with a forearm to the temple! Vic Venom then kicks Noah right in the gut and hooks his head under his arm! Venom lifts Noah up in a suplex position…
Flannery McCoy: Noah flips over Venom and lands on his feet as Vic turns around! BAM! STIFF KICK TO THE LEFT KNEE FROM NOAH TO VIC! BAM! BAM! BAM! NOAH LAYS IN THREE MORE KICKS TO HIS OPPONENTS LEG! VIC DROPS TO HIS LEFT KNEE! BAM! REIGNER IS NOW STRIKING THE RIGHT KNEE! BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM!
Gavin Kirkland: Bam Bam Bam…is this the Flintstones?
Flannery McCoy: Reigner forces Vic to both knees as the fans are going wild. Noah winds up and steps back! STIFF KICK TO VIC VENOM’S CHEST AS VIC LEANS BACKWARDS WHILST STILL BEING ON HIS KNEES!
Eve: NOAH STEPS BACK A BIT FURTHER…
Flannery McCoy: CLAP!!!! ANOTHER KICK TO VIC VENOM’S CHEST WS THE SOUND OF NOAH REIGNER’S KICK PADS HITTING VIC’S CHEST ALMOST SOUND LIKE A GUNSHOT!
Eve: REIGNER BACKS UP EVEN FURTHER NOW!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Let me guess what he’s going to do :skip:
Flannery McCoy: REIGNER CHARGES AND THROWS ANOTHER-
Eve: COUNTER! VIC DUCKS THE THIRD KICK TO THE CHEST AS NOAH SPINS AROUND AFTER WHIFFING ON THE STRIKE! VIC RISES UP TO HIS FEET! NOAH’S BACK IS FACING VIC AS VIC GRABS A HOLD OF HIS WAIST FROM BEHIND! BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX!!!
Eve: KICK OUT AT THE LAST SECOND BY NOAH!
Gavin Kirkland: Good counter by the obvious skin head! Caught Tyler Wolfe’s boyfriend off guard!
Flannery McCoy: C’mon now Gavin…
Gavin Kirkland: Oh now they hear me!
Eve: Noah kicks out and rolls away from Vic who rolls over and meets him as they both stand up. BAM! Venom throws his own stiff kick to Noah’s leg as Noah begins to limp! BAM! NOAH RETURNS THE FAVOR WITH HIS OWN STIFF KICK AS VENOM HOPS FROM THE STINGING STRIKE TO THE LEG!
Flannery McCoy: Venom CLOCKS NOAH WITH A STIFF ELBOW TO THE JAW! REIGNER THROWS A STIFF ELBOW RIGHT BACK AT VIC AS THEY TRADE BLOWS IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! VIC CRACKS NOAH WITH A HARD RIGHT HAND AS NOAH LEANS BACK AND FIRES A RETURNING SHOT WITH A HARD RIGHT OF HIS OWN!
Eve: VIC LANDS A SOLID LEFT JAB AS NOAH HITS HIM RIGHT AFTER WITH A CLEAN HOOK TO THE SIDE OF THE FACE! The fans are roaring at this exchange!
Flannery McCoy: Venom takes two steps back…HE TRIES IT AGAIN!
Eve: Noah ducks the spinning kick and shoves Vic as he turns and Venom runs towards the ring ropes…and leaps!
Flannery McCoy: VENOM BOUNCES OFF THE MIDDLE ROPES AND CONTORTS IN THE AIR AS HE FLIES BACK TOWARDS NOAH REIGNER!
Gavin Kirkland: The Sons of Anarchy son of a bitch lands that springboard cutter on Noah! Reigner is down! Vic rolls him over for the cover!!!
Flannery McCoy: MIRACULOUS NOAH SURVIVES THAT INCREDIBLE MOVE AND KICKS OUT BEFORE THE REF HITS THE MAT THE THIRD TIME!
Eve: Guys in the truck…please show us that on replay! PLEASE!
(Right on cue we see the spot where Noah blocks another black mass kick and pushes Vic to the ropes. Vic leaps in the air, bounces off the ropes with his feet, soars in slow motion, twists his body, and catches Noah with that springboard cutter as the sound of EAW fans cheering is thunderous.)
Flannery McCoy: Incredible sequence to possibly the match of the night! Vic slowly gets to his feet, rubbing those legs Noah was kicking just prior to that solid Venom 2.0 cutter! Noah looks slightly out of it as he slowly pushes himself off the ring mat. Venom stares at his opponent…he takes a few steps backwards until he is now leaning with his back to the ring ropes. Noah gets to one knee as Venom runs his fist over his forehead to wipe away the beads of sweat!
Eve: VENOM RUSHES AND LEAPS!
Gavin Kirkland: NOAH LIFTS HIS ARMS UP AND BLOCKS THE BRUNT OF THAT KNEE TO HIS FACE! Vic stumbles backwards! Venom stomps his feet, lets out a visceral scream and charges again!
Flannery McCoy: NOAH COUNTERS AND SCOOPS VIC UP AND GETS HIM IN PERFECT POSITION!
Eve: BEAUTIFUL COUNTER BY NOAH AS VIC VENOM IS SLAMMED RIGHT ON HIS BACK! NOAH PLACES A HAND OVER HIS CHEST!
Gavin Kirkland: Where’s Cleo’s chest so I can do this move to it!
Flannery McCoy: COVER!
Eve: Vic Venom lifts his shoulder off the mat! Vic Venom isn’t done just yet as Noah rolls backwards and away from his opponent. Vic is now the one slowly getting up as Noah slides backwards towards the turnbuckles! Fans are stirring! Reigner begins to pull himself up using the corner ropes! Noah keeps his eyes on Vic who has his back to Reigner! NOAH MAKES A GUN WITH HIS FINGERS AND LINES UP VIC VENOM!!!!
Flannery McCoy: ITS TIME!! VENOM STANDS AND SLOWLY TURNS! NOAH SPRINTS FULL SPEED! HE LEAPS!!!
Eve: VIC SIDE STEPS THE FINISHER THAT HAS ENDED MANY MATCHES BEFORE! NOAH BARELY LANDS ON HIS HANDS AND FEET AND STAGGERS UP AS VIC IS THERE WAITING!!!
Flannery McCoy: VENOM TEES OFF ON NOAH WITH A COMBINATION OF KICKS, SPINNING BACK FIST, AND STOMPS AS NOAH IS BEATEN IN TO THE MAT!
Eve: NOAH IS ON ONE KNEE! VIC RUNS TO THE ROPES AND FURIOUSLY SPRINTS BACK!!
Flannery McCoy: THE SHINING WIZARDS HITS AS NOAH FALLS FLAT ON HIS BACK! VIC GOES FOR THE PIN!
Eve: The crowd moans with enthusiasm thinking the match was over! Noah kicks out as Venom rolls on the mat and then slams his fit hard in to the ring at Noah finding a way to stay alive!
Gavin Kirkland: That was a nice knee not even going to lie!
Eve: You don’t got to lie, Craig!
Gavin Kirkland: :skip:
Flannery McCoy: Vic shakes his head, hands in his thighs as he rests on his knees. Noah is on his back reaching up and trying to find the strength to get back up. Vic slaps his own chest as he gets to his feet and walks over to Reigner. Noah rolls over to his stomach as Vic desperately drags the former CITV winner up. Vic grabs Noah’s head with both hands. He lifts him up, toying with the former world champ! Vic stands in front of Noah who is wobbly, adjusting his chin with his hand as he takes two steps back! Vic plants his feet, he lines up Reigner!
Eve: NOAH COUNTERS THAT BLACK MASS KICK AGAIN AND ROLLS UP VIC VENOM FOR A PIN!
Flannery McCoy: Vic kicks out! Noah and Vic get to their feet! Noah swings VIC DUCKS! VIC THROWS A WILD KICK! NOAH BLOCKS IT! REIGNER FAKES A PUNCH AND VENOM TRIES TO BLOCK IT! NOAH CATCHES HIM!
STEP UP ENZIGURI!
Eve: TO THE HEAD AS VIC VENOM IS FLIPPED INSIDE OUT! Vic lands on his back after the force of that ENZIGURI flips him forward. Noah sees his chance.
Gavin Kirkland: *begins yawning*
Flannery McCoy: NOAH GRABS A HOLD OF VIC! HE LEANS BACK AND THEY BOTH HIT THE MAT AS NOAH SINKS HIS VICE GRIP IN!
Eve: NOAH LOCKS IN AN INCREDIBLE CROSSFACE CHICKENWING CHOKE HOLD AND LOCKS A BODY SCISSORS TO HIS OPPONENT!
Gavin Kirkland: THE BALD ONE IS SQUIRMING AROUND LIKE ME IN FELIX HARTLEY’S UNDERWEAR DRAWER!
Flannery McCoy: NOAH IS TRYING TO CHOKE OUT VIC WHO IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING REACH AND SEARCHING FOR A WAY OUT!
Eve: THE REFEREE IS CHECKING IN VIC WHO IS USING HIS FEET TO TRY AND DRAG HIMSELF AND REIGNER TOWARDS HIS ONLY CHANCE OF SURVIVAL! VIC IS DESPERATE AS HE TRIES TO FIND THE ROPES TO BREAK FREE! NOAH PULLS WITH ALL HIS MIGHT TO KEEP THE HOLD LOCKED IN! VIC USES HIS FREE HAND…HES REAFHING AGAIN BUT ISNT CLOSE TO THE ROPES!
Flannery McCoy: Noah just lost his world title via a submission, maybe this is his chance to get some sort of redemption?!
Eve: VIC IS SCRATCHING AT THE MAT! VIC…VIC IS LOOKING LIKE HES READY TO TAP!
Flannery McCoy: VIC IS ABOUT TO TAP! VIC IS ABOUT TO
Eve: WAIT! VENOM PLANTS HIS FEET AND PUSHES UP AS NOAH KEEPS THAT CHICKENWING LOCKED IN! VENOM ROLLS AS NOAH KEEPS THE HOLD BUT NOW HIS SHOULDERS ARE ON THE MAT!!!
Flannery McCoy: NOAH BREAKS THE HOLD! Noah lets go! He lets go of the chicken wing in order to stop the innovative pin attempt by Vic! Vic is gasping for air as Noah slaps the mat and gets to his feet. Frustration mounts as Reigner looked like he wanted to redeem his submission defeat at the hands of Impact at Pain for Pride XII by making Vic Venom tap out in the middle of this ring!
Eve: Vic maybe a newcomer to most but he is fighting like he is a seasoned vet! Reigner rolls on the mat taking deep breaths. Noah gets to his feet as he has a hand on the ring ropes. Vic is on another side of the ring trying to find his footing and getting up. Venom rises. Venom is bent over and begins to get to his feet…WAIT! NOAH OUT OF NOWHERE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: KILL SHOT!!!!!
Flannery McCoy: NOAH HITS IT!
Gavin Kirkland: NOAH GOT IT! VIC FLIES BACK…WARDS!? VIC LOOKS OUT OF IT AS HE BACKS INTO THE RING ROPES AND
Eve: OH MY GOD!
Flannery McCoy: VIC bounces off the ropes as Noah gets to his feet.
Eve: Venom falls forward as Noah lines him up again
Eve: BACK TO BACK KILLSHOTS AS VIC’S JAW DAMN NEAR TAPS HIS SHOULDER! VIC VENOM IS OUT COLD! VIC VENOM IS OUT COLD!
Gavin Kirkland: WAS THAT SOUND HIS JAW OR JUST THE IMPACT OF THAT FUCKING KICK JESUS!
Flannery McCoy: VIC DROPS FLAT ON HIS BACK AS THE CROWD GOES WILD! NOAH FALLS AND LANDS ON VIC AND HOOKS THE LEG!
DING!! DING!! DING!!
Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER! THE ASSAULT RIFLE!!! NOOOOAH REEEEEIGNER!!!!
Eve: The former world champ pulled out TWO, count em, TWO KILL SHOTS back to back to take Vic Venom out of this match up! Vic was likely out cold on his feet after the first but the second one!
Gavin Kirkland: I feel asleep between the first and the second…
Flannery McCoy: MAN that second Killshot might have been the loudest I’ve ever heard!
(Noah Reigner gets up, huffing and puffing, as he stands tall over Vic Venom who is rubbing his jaw on the mat as he comes to. The ref raises Noah’s hand as the fans are going wild at this match.)
Flannery McCoy: Noah looks down at Vic Venom, just now coming to. He crouched and…he gives a literal pat on Vic’s back! Noah Reigner must see a bit of himself in this kid!
Gavin Kirkland: HOW CUTE!
Flannery McCoy: More like honorable. Noah is co-signing this newcomer and letting everyone know Vic Venom is ready to forge his own path!
Eve: He may not be walking in to next season with gold but best believe the Assault rifle is going to line his opponents up and keep taking shots until he has championship gold back around his waist!
(The Visual Prophet to Showdown sent shockwaves through the Smoothie King Center. It’s the last thing anyone ever expected, especially with the nature of the relationship between Viz and the Co-Commissioner of Voltage, Veena Adams. But perhaps no one is as shocked as Veena herself. The camera picks up Veena and she is storming down the hallway backstage. Everyone is scattering, getting the hell out of her way. Veena is furious, her beautiful face twisted into a look of rage and pure distress. She literally kicks open a door and lets out a primal scream.)
???: Ahhh. I’ve been waiting for this.
(Matt Daniels is sitting casually behind a desk, his feet propped up and a huge smile across his face.)
Veena Adams: What the fuck have you done?! I fucking drafted Viz.
Matt Daniels: And I saw Malcolm Jones as a better fit for the proper vision of Voltage. So I got together with Hurricane Hawk and StarrStan and we did some behind the scenes trades and stuff.
Veena Adams: YOU DID WHAT?! YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT!!!
Matt Daniels: I have every right to do what’s best for Voltage, and Malcolm Jones is the absolute best in this company. He is one of the fastest rising stars we have ever had, and he brings the EAW Championship with him. The history of that championship goes without saying and I can’t wait to see Malcolm flourish on Sunday nights once again.
(Veena is visibly shaking she is so upset right now. The thought of losing her beloved Vizzy to another brand clearly never crossed her mind. Matt’s smile is full of smug arrogance and he just shrugs his shoulders.)
Matt Daniels: I’m sure The Visual Prophet will do well on Showdown. Hawk will take good care of him, don’t you worry.
(Veena’s hands clench at her sides. She’s honestly speechless, which is a rarity for her.)
Matt Daniels: I warned you at Pain for Pride not to fuck with me. I’ve been playing this game a lot longer than some spoiled, pampered heiress. This is only the beginning, Veena. You will pay for all the trouble you caused last season on Voltage.
(Veena takes a deep breath and swallows the lump in her throat. After a moment, she turns her back to Matt and storms from the room.)
(The Visual Prophet and Nina are seen hurrying down the hallway now. Viz and Veena nearly collide, and as Viz catches Veena before she falls, a sob escapes from the Vanilla Goddess. She throws her arms around Vizzy’s neck and buries her face in his shoulder.)
The Visual Prophet: Honey, I’m speechless!
Veena Adams (sobbing hysterically): It was Matty’s doing! *sob* *sob* I-I-I had you as number one but he- he -he… FUCK I HATE HIM!!!
(Viz comforts Veena, while Nina stands there in a state of shock. After a few moments, Veena pulls away from Viz and places her hands on the side of his face.)
Veena Adams: This is the last thing I ever wanted, Vizzy, because Voltage is nothing without you. You are the heart and soul of the gold brand, and the future world champion. There is nothing I can do because no one is going to trade with me, and I’m so sorry.
The Visual Prophet: It wasn’t your fault, it definitely wasn’t your fault. We should have known that Captain Charisma would pull a stunt like this. The second I defeated his handpicked minion, Rex McAllister, and gifted you Voltage, he was going to stop at nothing to tear us apart. It looks like he succeeded.
(Veena’s blue eyes are glistening with tears, but she somehow manages to smile at her beloved Visual Prophet.)
Veena Adams: You were the best thing to ever happen to Voltage and I promise you, I will do whatever I can to make him pay for this. You are a star, and at this point while we try and figure something else out, you need to go to Showdown and absolutely destroy the very foundation that show is based on. I want you to make the life of Hurricane Hawk an absolute living hell and burn all those mother fuckers on the blue brand to the ground. You rise up and you be the star you are, and show everyone why I’m not the only person who enjoys saying your name.
(Viz smiles down at Veean and pulls her into another embrace. Veena holds her arm out and motions for Nina to join in as well. Nina looks touched, and all three of them share the most perfect hug anyone has ever seen.)
The Visual Prophet: Mark my words, Veena. Everyone on Showdown will say my name before all is said and done. They have no idea just who the Visual Prophet is and what I bring to the table. I’m more than just flash and grandeur. More than pomp and circumstance. I’m the most beautiful being to ever step foot in this industry. I am the Visual Prophet, baby. Tell me you love me. Say my name.
(Veena tightens her arms around Viz and Nina.)
Veena Adams: I love you, Vizzy. You are going to thrive, and when we do reunite, because it will happen, we will be more powerful than ever.
(The three of them continue to cling to one another as the scene fades to black.)
(The EAW Draft Show returns to the ringside area, where Voltage ring announcer, Bella Braxton, is standing by.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
( “Natural” by Imagine Dragons blasts through the speaker and the entire arena erupts as Terry Chambers makes his first appearance as the new EAW Interwire Champion )
Bella Braxton: Introducing first! From Detroit, Michigan, weighing in at 287 pounds… HE IS THE NEW INTERWIRE CHAMPION….. TERRRRRYYYY CHAMMMMBERRRSSSS!!
Gavin Kirkfield: The best thing about the EAW Draft is the reaction elitists receive when they make their way to the ring as a newly-crowned champion. Whether the crowd likes or doesn’t like you, the reaction is always momentous and one of a kind. Chambers defeated Drake King to become the new Interwire Champion and just like the rest of his opponents, he has a special opportunity to validate himself as a championship player.
( As Terry Chambers poses into the ring, “Stitch” by Wage War follows with a deafening reaction from the crowd. Jack Ripley poses on the stage before making his way to the ring with the National Elite Championship around his waist. )
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENTS! First, from Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing in at 202 pounds…. HE IS THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION….. JAAACKKK RIPPPPLEEEYYYY
Flannery McCoy: Jack Ripley was able to successfully retain his National Elite championship and he is looking to continue that momentum here on the draft show. Ripley is a huge favourite coming into this match and he is gonna have to fire on all cylinders if he wants to walk out as the victor.
( “Roll With Me” by Charlie XCX hits as the crowd responds with another explosive reaction. With the EAW Specialist Championship around her waist, Andrea walks onto the stage with a huge smile on her face. She poses on the stage before making her way down to the ring. )
Bella Braxton: From Orlando, Florida, weighing in at 110 pounds…. SHE IS THE EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION!!! ANDDDREAAAA VALLLLENTTTINNEEE!!
Eve: And on the topic of successfully retaining their championship, Andrea Valentine was able to maintain their EAW Specialist Championship reign by outlasting Celes Dumont in a deadly Barbed Wire Steel Cage match. In my opinion, she has a huge disadvantage here tonight coming out of a match like that, but she has been known to exceed our expectations and I am looking forward to what she does here tonight.
( “Just Cos You Got The Power” by Metallica plays as Mark Michaels makes his way to the ring with the PURE Championship around his waist and a powerful smirk on his face. )
Bella Braxton: From Minneapolis, Minnesota, weighing in at 240 pounds… HE IS THE NEW EAW PURE CHAMPION!!! MAAAARRKKKKKK MICCCCHAELLLLLLSSSS!!!!!
Gavin Kirkfield: Mark Michaels shocked the world when he defeated Ms. Extreme to become the new EAW Pure Champion and we are going to see if he can do it again tonight
( “Chun Li” by Nicki Minajh hits to an empathic response from the audience. Felix Hartley appears on the stage, showcases her newly-won championship to the crowd before walking down the ramp and into the ring. )
Bella Braxton: From Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing in at 114 pounds… SHE IS THE NEW EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION… FELLLLLIXXXXX HARTTTLTEEEEEYYYY!!
Flannery McCoy: Felix Hartley is your new EAW New Breed Champion and I got to say, I am excited for what she will bring to the table. Although the Empire brand is defunct, our Empire competitors have never been more powerful than ever. Half of the champions here in EAW are women and that speaks volumes.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Eve: MICHAELS IMMEDIATELY RUSHES AND KICKS HARTLEY OUT OF THE RING AS EVERYONE IN THE RING BEGINS TO FIGHT!!! VALENTINE ON CHAMBERS!!! RIPLEY AND MICHAELS!!! VALENTINE ATTEMPTS TO CONNECT WITH A BIG BOOT BUT MISSES!! CHAMBERS REPLIES WITH A VICIOUS CLOTHESLINE, TAKING HER OUT OF THE RING!
Flannery McCoy: RIPLEY SENDS MICHAELS REELING OUT OF THE RING WITH A SUPERKICK!! Ripley is the last man standing in the ring as he rebounds off the ropes! AND SOARS THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE!!! NO!!! BUT MICHAELS CATCHES HIM!!! AND DROPS HIM WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!!!
Gavin Kirkfield: Michaels raising his arm in celebration acting like he just won the match while Felix comes from behind! AND SENDS HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE STEEL STAIRS WITH A THE TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS!!! The Ass, Class, and Sass on showcase here tonight as Terry approaches from behind!
Eve: LOCKED IN THE CHAMBERS!! Chambers seeking to put Felix to sleep, but she steps onto the steel steps and flips over his shoulder! Felix immediately slides into the ring and is followed by Michaels. Felix turns around and drives her forearm against the side of Michaels’ face! Mark is stunned as Chambers quickly enters the ring! FELIX WITH A PUNCH TO CHAMBERS’ THROAT!!
Gavin Kirkfield: Chambers holding his throat in pain as Felix jumps off the top turnbuckle! GRABS HIS HEAD AND!! CHAMBERS HOLD ONTO HER!! FELIX WAS GOING FOR A TORNADO DDT BUT CHAMBERS IS HOLDING ONTO HER! TERRY LIFTS HER UP AND SWITCHES THE POSITION TO A GERMAN SUPLEX HOLD!!!
Flannery McCoy: MICHAELS JUMPS ONTO THE BACK OF CHAMBERS! Chambers currently has Michaels attempting to make him sleep on his back and his arms wrapped around the waist of Felix! OH NO!!! FELIX IS DRIVEN INTO THE CANVAS WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX WHILE MICHAELS IS COMPRESSED BY CHAMBERS’ BACK!!!
Eve: Chambers slowly makes his way up to this feet after that display of fortitude. ANDREA COMES OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! JUMPING CROSSBODY!!! BUT CHAMBERS CATCHES HER IN MID AIR!!! CHAMBERS HOLDS ANDREA IN HIS SHOULDERS AS HE LIFTS HER UP IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY!!!! HE LIFTS HER UP!!! T-5!!! BUT ANDREA JUMPS OVER THE SHOULDERS OF TERRY!! Ripley enters the ring and connects with a superkick to Terry’s jaw!
Flannery McCoy: Terry turns around and stumbles towards Andrea! ANDREA TRIES TO PICK HIM UP!! ANDREA IS NOT ABLE TO FULLY LIFT TERRY UP BUT FELIX IS BACK UP! FELIX JOINS ANDREA AND TOGETHER THEY WORK TO LIFT TERRY UP IN THE AIR AND THEY SLAM HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! BOTH WOMEN STOMP AWAY ON TERRY AND IT’S ANDREA WHO DROPS DOWN AND GOES FOR THE FIRST COVER OF THE MATCH! FELIX GOES TO JERK HER OFF BUT JACK RIPLEY WITH A KICK TO FELIX!!!
Gavin Kirkfield: NOW RIPLEY INTERRUPTS THE PIN ATTEMPT WITH A STOMP THE CHEST OF ANDREA!!! Ripley picks Andrea up from the canvas and grabs her in a vertebreaker position! BUT ANDREA PUSHES HIM AWAY!!! AND CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO HIS FACE!!! ANDREA PULLS HIM TOWARDS HER WITH HIS ARM!!! XOXO!!! THE INVERTED STOMP FACEBREKAER FROM ANDREA!!
Eve: Ripley rolls out of the ring as MICHAELS SMASHES A STEEL CHAIR ONTO THE BACK OF ANDREA’S HEAD!!! Terry slides into the ring and eats a steel chair to the face, but is not affected by it! Michaels holds the steel chair in his hand as steam comes out of Terry’s face! Michaels lifts the steel chair once again and drives it down!
Flannery McCoy: But Terry grabs the steel chair with his left hand and smacks it out of his hands! Michaels completely startled by Chambers as he goes in for a punch! Chambers absorbs the punch as he POUNDS THE CHEST OF MICHAELS WITH A DEVASTATING SLAP!!!!! Michaels on his knees, catching his breath before Terry tosses him into the corner! TERRY CHARGES INTO HIM!!! CORNER ELBOW!! FOLLOWED UP BY AN ENZIGURI!!! The Random Act Of Violence combination connects as Terry stalks Michaels in the ring!
Gavin Kirkfield: TERRY GRABS HIM!! LOCKED IN THE CHA- NO!!! MICHAELS BRINGS HIM DOWN!!! AND LOCKS IN THE LIBERATION HAS BEGUN!!!!! THE LEBELL LOCK IS SINKED IN!!! TERRY IS IN TROUBLE HERE!! MICHAEL CONTINUING TO PUT MORE PRESSURE ON TERRY CHAMBERS, LOOKING TO TAP HIM OUT IN THIS MATCH!! BUT TERRY BEGINS TO GET UP TO HIS FEET!!!
Eve: Michaels still has the submission hold locked in as Terry carries him up to his feet! HE PICKS HIM UP!! AND TOSSES HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!! BUCKLE BOMB FROM TERRY CHAMBERS!!! Michaels slowly crawls out of the ring as Terry makes his way up to his feet! SUPERKICK FROM RIPLEY!!!! CHAMBERS STUMBLES TOWARDS THE CORNER AS RIPLEY TURNS AROUND!! AND IS DROPPED WITH A CARTWHEEL KICKED FROM FELIX HARTLEY!!!! RIPLEY DROPS TO THE CANVAS!!! Everyone is being dropped as Valentine is on the top rope! SHE FLIPS FORWARD! V-DAY!!! NO!! FELIX COUNTERS WITH A SIT-OUT POWERBOMB!!! COVER!!
Flannery McCoy: VALENTINE GETS HER SHOULDER UP!!! Felix beginning to look frustrated as Valentine rolls over to the apron! Felix rolls out to the opposite side of the ring! AND RUNS TOWARDS ChAMBERS!!! AND IS INTERCEPTED WITH RIPLEY’S DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME!! RUNNING KNEE TO THE FACE TAKES FELIX DOWN AS RIPLEY WALKS OVER TO VALENTINE!!! He hops onto the apron and grabs Valentine!
Gavin Kirkfield: He lifts her up vertically in a suplex position! Felix hops onto the same apron as Valentine hops over the top rope! Ripley releases Valentine as Felix jumps onto him! FLIPS HIM OVER!! AND DRILLS HIM INTO THE APRON WITH A CANADIAN DESTROYER!!! THE ME TWO MOVEMENT ONTO THE APRON!! MY GOD!!!
Eve: Ripley’s head went crashing onto the hardest part of the ring and I don’t think he’s coming back any time soon! Valentine steps through the ropes, sneaking behind Felix as she jumps onto her head! AND DRILLS HER INTO THE APRON WITH THE ATOMIC BLONDE!!! REVERSE FRANKENSTEINER ONTO THE APRON AS FELIX HEAD WENT BLASTING INTO THE EDGE OF THE APRON!!
Flannery McCoy: Andrea now gets herself back into the ring and grasps Michael’s head from inside the ring. MICHAELS PULLS SOMETHING OUT OF THE RING AND SMASHES A STEEL CHAIR WRAPPED WITH BARBED WIRES ONTO THE FACE OF ANDREA!! He grabs a bunch of steel chairs and throws them into the ring. He slides into the ring with the barbed wired chair as he approaches Valentine!
Gavin Kirkfield: You can see blood already pouring out of Andrea’s head as her blonde hair is turning red! Michaels is looking to do more damage to Andrea as he yells at her to get up to her feet! Michaels is going to end it all! HE CHARGES INTO VALENTINE WITH THE CHAIR!! VALENTINE ARCHES BACK, DODGING MICHAELS AS SHE GETS BACK UP!!! Michaels is slow to turn around as Valentine handsprings off the ropes!
Eve: MICHAELS THROWS THE STEEL CHAIR INTO THE BACK OF VALENTINE!! Valentine screaming in pain as Michaels picks up the steel chair and props it between the turnbuckles. He then begins to grab another chair and set it up. He comfortably sits on the steel chair as he waits for Valentine to get up to her feet! Michaels just chilling as Chambers rises up to his feet behind him!
Flannery McCoy: CHAMBERS WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND THE NECK OF MICHAELS AND PICKS HIM UP OFF THE CHAIR!! CHAMBERS PICKS HIM UP!! AND TOSSES HIM!!!! T-5!!!! T-5 ONTO THE STEEL CHAIR!!! MICHAELS IS OUT!!
Gavin Kirkfield: Valentine grabs Chambers from the side, attempting to push him out of the ring, but Chambers grabs her! LIFTS HER UP!! AND SLAMS HER ONTO MICHAELS WITH AN EXPLODER SUPLEX!! Chambers get up to his feet while Ripley inserts himself into the ring! RIPLEY PICKS CHAMBERS UP!!! AND TOSSES HIM INTO THE STEEL CHAIR BETWEEN THE TURNBUCKLES!!! LAWNDART INTO THE BARBED WIRED CHAIR!! THIS COULD BE IT!!! RIPLEY CLIMBS THE TOP ROPE!!!! HE IS PERCHED AT THE TOP!! HE SOARS!! BELLIEEEVE ITTTT OR NOTTTT!!!! SHOOTING STAR PRESS ONTO THE HEART OF CHAMBERS! COVER!!
Eve: HARTLEY BREAKS UP THE COVER!! RIPLEY CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!! BOTH HARTLEY AND RIPLEY MAKE THEIR WAY UP TO THEIR FEET!!! THEY ARE COMPLETELY FRUSTRATED AS RIPLEY GOES FOR A SUPERKICK!! HARTLEY DODGES THE SUPERKICK AND JUMPS ONTO THE ROPES!! AND FLIPS BACKWARDS!! SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT!!!
Flannery McCoy: SUPERKICK!!! RIPLEY WITH A PERFECTLY TIMED SUPERKICK TO HARTLEY WHILE SHE WAS DIVING DOWN!!! RIPLEY NOW PICKS HER UP!!! RIPPLE EFFECT!!! THE VERTEBREAKER INTO THE CANVAS CONNECTS!!!R RIPLEY WINS!!
Gavin Kirkfield: FELIX KICKS OUT!!! FELIX GETS HER SHOULDER UP!!! MY PURPLE HAIRED GODDESS SOMEHOW GOT HER SHOULDER UP!!! SHE IS INCREDIBLE!!! HOW IN THE WORLD??!? RIPLEY IS DUMBFOUNDED! JACK NOT WASTING ANY TIME AS HE POSITIONS HARTLEY ON THE TOP ROPE!!! HE JOINS HARTLEY AT THE TOP!! WHAT IS HE THINKING!!!
Eve: HARTLEY GRABS RIPLEY!! AND TOSSES HIM OVER HER SHOULDERS!! RIPLEY FLIES OFF THE TOP ROPE AND GOES CRASHING ONTO MICHAELS! CHAMBERS QUICKLY JUMPS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND GRABS HARTLEY!!! BUT HARTLEY REFUSES TO GET OFF THE TOP!!! HARTLEY SENDS FOREARMS DOWN TO THE FACE OF CHAMBERS AND STUNS HIM!!
Flannery McCoy: HARTLEY JUMPS OVER HIS SHOULDERS!!! AND DRILLS HIM INTO THE CANVAS WITH AN AVALANCHE CANADIAN DESTROYER!!! THE ME TOO MOVEMENT OFF THE TOP ROPE AS HARTLEY CRAWLS OVER FOR THE COVER!! HOLY SHIT! FELIX IS GOING TO WIN THIS MATCH! THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST WINS OF HER CAREER!!!!
Gavin Kirkfield: V-DAY!! V-DAY ONTO BOTH INDIVIDUALS!!! ANDREA WITH THE DIVING SOMERSAULT SEATED SENTON, FLATTENING HARTLEY ONTO CHAMBERS!! HARTLEY ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AS ANDREA COVERS CHAMBERS!! OMG I DON’T KNOW HOW TO REACT RIGHT NOW!!!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Roll With Me” by Charlie XCX blasts through the speaker along with a standing ovation from the crowd. With blood all over her face, Valentine is given her championship and raises it. )
Bella Braxton: HEREI S YOUR WINNER…… ANNNNDDREEEAAA VALLLlENNNNNTINNNNEEE!!!
Eve: What a match from five of these individuals. Andrea Valentine with a successful past seven days from defeating Celes Dumont in a Barbed Wire Steel Cage match and retaining her Specialist Championship at Pain For Pride to outlasting four other champions in this company, she is the hottest thing going on.
Flannery McCoy: Andrea Valentine showing why she is the EAW Specialist Champion and she proved it by defeating four other champions. Congratulations to Andrea!
(An emotional Andrea looks around at the wreckage in the ring and touches her hand to her heart. The crowd inside the Smoothie King Center are beside themselves as the former Heart of Empire gets a huge victory.)
Eve: Andrea Valentine is more than just the Heart of Empire. She’s the Heart of Elite Answers Wrestling.
Gavin Kirkland: Periodt.
( SCREEN BAR – “Earlier Today” )
( An overhead shot of the outside of the Las Vegas Four Seasons Hotel is shown, and we get a transition shot showing Kassidy Heart in the back of her car service. She dons a sleeveless floral dress, oversized Gucci sunglasses, and gold, lace up gladiator sandals. The Universal Women’s Championship sits comfortably on her lap. )
Kassidy Heart (on the phone): Oh believe me I expect this to be every bit as excruciating as it can be. For some strange reason the top brass at EAW believe I can – I guess – ‘negotiate’ women’s involvement in some blood oil money show with a regime that doesn’t even think women should be allowed to drive or something like that. My mum always had a saying, “It’s only as awkward as you make it”, but this whole thing is going to be so cringe inducing I could die.
( Person on the phone responds. )
Kassidy Heart (on the phone): I know I know I heard about that! In other federations they’ve had women fly over 13 hours thinking they can compete just to change their minds. I imagine if they agreed to it with EAW they wouldn’t change it though. This is supposedly the biggest wrestling event in the history of the middle east. Truthfully I don’t see the point in me being involved in the negotiations, I’d much rather be competing at the draft, to be honest.
( The chauffeur stops the vehicle at the curb inside one of the entrances of TFS Hotel, and he opens the door for Kassidy to climb out of the back. She is then met by two smiling men wearing Kandora robes and headwear. )
Kandora Robed Man 1: Greetings ma’am, Kassidy Heart, yes?
Kassidy Heart: Yes but sorry no autographs today. I’m here for business.
Kandora Robed Man 2: (laughs) We know! We are members of the Qatari Mubahith. We are actually here to escort you to and from the meeting, safe and sound.
Kassidy Heart: Why? You don’t think I can take myself to and from a meeting on my own? I don’t need armed security. I can more than take care of myself.
Kandora Robed Man 1: *shrug* Only following the orders of your superiors as well as ours. Shall we call your boss and inform him that you are protesting the engagement?
( Kassidy sighs, rolls her eyes and shakes her head. She is escorted by the two Qatari agents into the building. We jump cut and see the trio walking in the middle of the beautiful, busy and spacious Four Seasons Hotel, with a handful of bystanders recognizing Kassidy and a couple of them calling out for her. )
( After another jump cut, Kassidy Heart enters a set of double doors. )
( “Here Comes The Bride” begins to play, leaving Kassidy dumbfounded. )
( Kassidy Heart enters a large ballroom containing high ceilings and lavish decor all around. There are two sides of the room containing many tables where Arab constituents, including high ranking Qatari officials are standing by with gleeful smiles on their faces. A long pathway exists between the double doors, and a wedding altar, where an Imam is standing by holding a copy of the Quran. Standing next to the Imam is none other than the EAW Chairman, Mr. DEDEDE, who is wearing Ghutra and Egal Islamic headwear and all white button down & slacks with the Answers World Championship around his waist. )
Kassidy Heart: What the hell is this? 😐
( Kassidy Heart looks around and walks down the aisle towards Mr. DEDEDE looking to get an explanation. DDD meets her halfway, and we get another shot of the room showing an ice sculpture is also seen with two figurines showing Kassidy Heart and Mr. DEDEDE holding a heart in between them. )
Mr. DEDEDE: You like? Only the best for the bride of Gawdzilla 😉
Kassidy Heart: Please tell me this is all some elaborate prank.
Mr. DEDEDE: This is the real deal. You may have become the Universal Women’s Champion, but today you are receiving a prize that makes the UWC pale in comparison. You get to experience the dream of every woman alive. You get the honor and the distinct privilege of uniting under holy matrimony with The Gawd himself. :ahh:
Kassidy Heart: I don’t have words………
Mr. DEDEDE: I know, you’re speechless, practically breathless. It’s okay *rubs Kassidys hair* so is every woman to have ever even come into close contact with me. This isn’t a dream babydoll, it’s real life. This is actually happening. You get to ride the stallion off into the sunset.
Kassidy Heart: What the hell makes you think you can just decide that I marry you? Right here? Right now? We were never even engaged, we’ve never even had so much as a positive experience together. Like, I literally hate you. I have publicly made it clear that I think you are awful. I thought this was some kind of meeting about the Qatar show??
Mr. DEDEDE: Love is so close in kinship with hatred, if they eloped they would bear deformed children. Come on now, let go of the front. I know you better than you think. I’m sure you enjoyed the last few gifts I’ve given you.
Kassidy Heart: What the fuck? 😐 THAT’S BEEN YOU???
Mr. DEDEDE: You may think you dislike me, but I’ve known well enough to look past a woman’s exterior demeanor. It’s all just one big shit-test. No woman has ever said “no” to me and truly meant it. You’re no different. You may speak out against me but that’s because you’re infatuated with me. You want me so fucking badly and you literally toss and turn at night, pussy quivering just at the thought of the kind of bliss a man like me could make you experience.
(Kassidy makes a horrified face.)
Kassidy Heart: What the fuck is wrong with you?!
Mr. DEDEDE: Well you have proven to be a worthy accomplice, you have earned the right to belong to The Gawd. Women after all are merely the spoils of conquest. This title around my waist signifies complete and total conquest over our industry in every conceivable respect. I am the pinnacle of the human species. Such a great man like me deserves the submission and surrenderance of a dime piece like you.
( The other attendees of the wedding clap their hands in applause. Kassidy looks around completely mortified. DDD grabs Kassidys hand and gets extremely close to her. )
Imam at the Altar: Come forth, soon to be binded spirits under Allah. Let us commence with the ceremony that will unite you two as one.
Mr. DEDEDE: You heard the man. Come on. We’re getting this out of the way and then we can head upstairs to the Presidential Suite to consummate this sucker. I’ve stumbled upon this little blue pill that helps me go for hours 😉
Kassidy Heart: *yanks her hand away* No. Just, absolutely not. Maybe once upon a time I would have been fooled by this, but not after all I’ve been through. You are a monster. I just got finished destroying somebody like you at Pain for Pride, I’m not going to turn around and jump right into the arms of someone who’s a million times worse. Goodbye, Ryan.
( Kassidy turns around and walks away. DDD grins and tilts his head to the side, and the attendees in the room begin to murmur among themselves. )
( Just as Kassidy reaches the doors, the two Qatari Mubahith guards swarm her. One of them restrain her in a full nelson, and the other one gags her mouth with a chloroform rag. They carry her out of the room, and Mr. DEDEDE swiftly follows them before the scene comes to an abrupt end. )
(The Camera pans back across the Smoothie King Center, seeing the packed house of EAW fans as suddenly “Ready for War” by Adelitas Way hits the sound system and Drake King walks out onto the stage looking less than happy before walking down the ramp like a man on a mission.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome at this time… DRAKE KING!
(The Camera pans to where Gina is inside the ring, showing that something has been set up, a cover sitting over an object in the middle of the ring. Drake continues his march and slides into the ring. Gina goes to exit but Drake walls over and snatches her microphone from her before shooing her away. Drake tries to speak but the crowd chants at him.)
Crowd: YOU DESERVED IT! 👏 YOU DESERVED IT! 👏 YOU DESERVED IT! 👏
Drake King: Do you all think that the opinions of a bunch of bayou trash mean anything to me? It’s gonna be your own fault when Zion Williamson isn’t the next Lebron James, and instead is just the next fat Charles Barkley after eating the mess you people call food.
Drake King: Uh huh. I may not be the Interwire Champion anymore but I AM STILL THE KING! You can all hate me, boo me, turn your backs on me… but none of you can deny me. One of the most dominant rookie champions any of you have ever seen. Retired the Heart Break Boy. Ended Cody Marshall and Solomon by my own hands. Leader of the single most fearsome force that this company has ever seen! No one… and I mean no one… can do it better than the King.
But. Pain for Pride didn’t go my way. A minor setback in the long run. But a setback nonetheless. And setbacks are a good time to stop and look back at how things have gone. A time to reflect. And a time to see what needs to be corrected. I’ve fought many battles alongside my brothers in the Round Table. I’ve fought many battles on my own. And one thing has been constant, the growth of the name Drake King. When I started here you all loved to chant that word at me because I once loved to say it—
Crowd: OK! OK! OK! OK! OK! OK!
Drake King: STOP! You all chanted it at me because I was the dancing puppet who did as you wanted. And the moment I stepped away from it and stood for myself, you people are the ones who turned on me. If anything is wrong, it’s all of you! Because back then the Guillotine was a joke. It was a move I was never supposed to hit. It was a move that no one was ever worried about. But what about now? The Guillotine has won me match, after match, after match and it is one of the most feared attacks in this company. And all because I stopped listening to the fat wastes of oxygen in the seats. When I broke free of the grip you all tried to place on me I became one of the fastest rising stars in this entire industry. Before then, when I pandered to you, I was just a joke.
But that’s enough attention given to all of you. You bought your tickets. I’ve got your money. Now I have to handle my own business. And I want to call out the remaining members of the Round Table. Jake. Joshua. Come on out here.
(The Camera pans to the stage but nothing happens for a moment.)
Drake King: I SAID GET OUT HERE!
(“The Resistance” by Skillet then begins to play as Jake Smith and Joshua Nicholls then make their way out to the ring looking very confused. Both of them walk down and roll into the ring, trying to ask Drake what’s happening off the sound system before being handed microphones from the outside.)
Joshua Nicholls: What’s going on Drake? We aren’t supposed to be out here with you.
Drake King: In due time, Joshua. In due time.
Jake Smith: Alright… but what’s this about? You wouldn’t even tell us what that thing is…
(Jake points to the covered item in the ring and Drake just smiles.)
Drake King: That… THAT is why I asked you here.
(Drake walks over and places his hand on the cover. He grins back at the two behind him before yanking the cover off. Underneath is his old branding iron on a stand with the word “OK” glowing red hot in a self contained heat source. Drake grabs the iron and holds it up for all to see.)
Drake King: This branding iron… this tool has served me well. I burned Raven Roberts’s face off and sent her to a burn unit with it. I used it in the Extreme Elimination Chamber when I retired the Heart Break Boy. I’ve used it to make a mark, and to carve a path through competition. And tonight it’s going to serve as a mark once again. Because when I found the two of you, you were tools. That’s all you were. But I accepted you as brothers in arms. I brought you in, gave you purpose, gave you drive. And you stood with me. You stood as we conquered the world. Leaving bodies in our wake as we showed this company exactly why it should fear us.
But one of you has to make a choice. You see, the word at the end of this branding iron… the word ‘OK’ that these fools think I’m so afraid of… it’s just a word. A word that means not good enough. A word that means average. But I don’t want to be OK. I want to be great. That’s why I reject that word. I don’t fear it. Fearing a single word is meaningless. But striving to be better than mediocre… striving to reach for more than you were supposed to have… that’s the reason I moved beyond such a silly catchphrase. So when I realize that you two aren’t taking the opportunities I’ve afforded you and making yourselves into a great force on this roster… well… I’m not exactly happy about that. So I said one of you would have to make a choice. And the time for that choice…
(Drake walks up between Jake and Joshua.)
Drake King: … IS RIGHT NOW.
(Drake turns and bashes the handle of the branding iron into the forehead of Joshua Nicholls. Joshua stays on his feet but stumbles back. Drake immediately swings the iron and connects with the red hot end across the side of Nicholls’s face, sending him to the mat.)
Jake Smith: WHAT THE HELL?!? DRAKE! WHY—
(Drake then turns to Jake. Jake puts his hands up defensively, but Drake smiles. Drake looks at the branding iron in his hand… before extending it out and handing it to Jake Smith.)
Drake King: You have a choice to make, Mr. Smith. You and I, we are destined to be something great. Abandon this fool, this cancer who has plagued us by riding our coattails. It’s time to trim the fat. And only great men can make the hardest decisions. Brand this fool, label him as exactly what he is. Or take your shot at me and see how those odds play.
(Jake looks back and forth between Drake and Joshua. Joshua turns over to reveal a small burn on his face where the hot end connected just under his cheekbone. Time seems frozen for Jake Smith as he weighs his options.)
Drake King: Do it. Do it, Jake. Now is the time to go beyond the Revolution and become a Revolution all your own. You don’t need him. He’s a crutch that you’ve used. Stand on your own feet… BE A MAN!!
(Jake then steps over and plants the hot end of the branding iron right into Joshua’s abdomen. Nicholls screams in pain as the iron seats his flesh, smoke rising from the contact. Jake then pulls away and Joshua writhes in pain on the ground, clutching at the burns in his skin. Jake looks like he can’t believe what he just did, but slowly a smile crawls across his face.)
Jake Smith: Jake Smith… Drake King… both of us are meant to be something great… Joshua Nicholls… will always just be ok.
(Drake gives an evil grin to his comrade as “The Resistance” picks back up and both men slide out of the ring together, Jake still carrying the iron. Joshua Nicholls is seen laying in the ring, grimacing in pain as medical staff run out and begin trying to treat the burns.)
(Commercial for lips. Kassidy Heart’s, Thadd Blazevich’s, Harlow Reichert’s, whichever lips you want! Gotta love those lips!)
(“Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen begins to play throughout the Smoothie King Arena. The crowd erupts in boos as The Visual Prophet comes out with Nina D by his side. Viz has a huge grin on his face as he is taking in the negative reception of the crowd. He knows that the people love him, but they’re not going to show it of course.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
Gina Romano: Introducing first… being accompanied to the ring by Nina D… from Detroit, Michigan… weighing in 230 pounds…he is “The Sovereign” … THEEEEEEEEEE VISSSSUUUUAAAAALLLLLLLL PRRRROOOOPPPPHEEEEEEETTTTTT!!
Gavin Kirkland: I STAN A LEGEND, FLANNERY AND EVE! :blessed: :blessed: :blessed: This man is good in my book! He was the Face of Empire! He was one of the reasons why people tuned into the brand! You love him or hate him, but you cannot take your eyes off The Sovereign! The moment he left us, the brand got cancelled? Coincidence? I think not!
Eve: This guy is so full of himself! I don’t think he realizes how full of himself he really is! I don’t trust that he is going to go into this match and give it a clean fight! This guy has controversial victories in his resume! I mean, who can forget his reign as New Breed Champion? How can we forget the men and women he has screwed out of victories?
Flannery McCoy: I’m just relieved that someone as deserving as Raven Roberts managed to capture Cash in the Vault. Who knows what would have happened if the briefcase fell in the wrong hands?
Gavin Kirkland: The Visual Prophet would have used Cash in the Vault! He would have made the cash in of the century! Sadly, we won’t see that now!
(“Odee” by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie replaces “Another One Bites The Dust” as the crowd gives a standing ovation for Chris Elite. Chris Elite seems to be a little down with how his Three Stages of Hell Match went for him at Pain for Pride, but he’s willing to get over it if it means winning this match. Next to him is Big Mike, who is trying to pep talk Chris on his way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: Introducing his opponent… from Brooklyn, New York…weighing in 201 pounds…he is “Gawd Given Greatness”…CHRRRRRRRIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSS ELLLLLIIIIIITTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEE!!
Eve: Chris Elite has been a staple for the Showdown brand! He’s managed to have some amazing matches against TLA, Cage and Malcolm Jones! He is coming short of capturing the EAW Championship from Malcolm! So, it seems like Chris is looking to redeem himself with a victory over Viz!
Flannery McCoy: That victory must have stung for him, but he needs to be able to get over it just long enough to defeat The Visual Prophet! He put on an amazing performance at Pain for Pride! I expect nothing less than that for this match!
Gavin Kirkland: I don’t really like Chris, but he gave me his bottle of henny, so I guess, he’s cool in my book for that. But, I’m still pro-Viz in this match!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(The Visual Prophet and Chris Elite approach each other in the middle of the ring. Both men are having a bit of a stare down with each other. None of them wants to break the contact but —)
Flannery McCoy: THE VISUAL PROPHET WITH A SHOVE TO CHRIS ELITE! CHRIS RETALIATES WITH AN UPPERCUT THAT SENDS THE FORMER NEW BREED CHAMPION STAGGERING BACK! Chris follows that up with a side hand chop until Viz backs up against the ropes! Chris gets Viz by the arm before whipping him to the other set of ropes! VIZ MANAGES TO REBOUND OFF OF THEM! CHRIS GOES AFTER HIM WITH A CLOTHESLINE, BUT VIZ DUCKS IT! VIZ REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES, BUT CHRIS MANAGES TO LEAPFROG OVER HIM! VIZ REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES, BUT CHRIS TURNS HIMSELF AROUND READY TO DROPKICK VIZ! VIZ MANAGES TO STOP HIMSELF FROM REBOUNDING OFF THE ROPES! CHRIS MANAGES TO CATCH HIMSELF BEFORE HE IS ABLE TO EXECUTE THE DROPKICK! The two men exchange a competitive smirk with each other, which get the approval of the crowd! Chris Elite is gesturing for Viz to approach him as Viz does so! Chris manages to get Viz by the arm and connect with a takedown! Chris maintains hold of Viz’ arm, but Viz manages to scoot himself and turns to face Chris! He kicks Chris away from him! Chris manages to catch himself on the ropes!
Gavin Kirkland: But The Visual Prophet manages to baseball slide underneath Chris Elite’s legs and lands to the outside of the ring! Viz gets Chris’ legs before tripping him! Chris falls face first as Viz slides back into the ring! CHRIS ROLLS ONTO HIS BACK AS VIZ GETS HIS BOOT AND PRESSES IT AGAINST THE FORMER WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION’S FACE! VIZ THEN DROPS HIS KNEE ON THE SIDE OF CHRIS’ FACE! CHRIS CLUTCHES THE SIDE OF HIS FACE! THAT KNEE LOOKED NASTY, LADIES. I’M THE TYPE OF GUY THAT LIKES NASTY, BUT THESE ARE DUDES THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT! DUDES! VIZ GETS HIS KNEE AGAIN AND DRIVES IT AGAINST THE FACE OF CHRIS ELITE! The Visual Prophet is not afraid to show that aggressive side of his! He drives his knee against Chris once again before holding it there! He aggressively releases the knee from Chris’ face as he rises back to his feet! He gets Chris back to his two feet before getting a good grasp on his arm! Whip to the ropes, but Chris manages to stop himself as he gets Viz in position to connect with an STO, but Viz manages to plant his feet firmly on the ground before connecting with a backbreaker on Chris! Viz gets Chris Elite by his throat and connects with another backbreaker! He still has Gawd Given Greatness by the throat as he connects with another backbreaker! Chris is on his back as Viz goes for the first cover of the match! Viz has Chris by his throat as he is on his knees on the side of Chris!
Eve: Chris Elite manages to bridge himself out of the pin fall attempt! The Visual Prophet still has a good grasp on Chris’ throat, but Chris delivers a nasty superkick that staggers back the former New Breed Champion, but Viz manages to regain his balance and remain on his knees! He has a cocky smirk on his face as he does the “come hither” gesture at Chris! Chris rushes forward to connect with a shining wizard on Viz, but Viz manages to shift his body to the side! Viz has Chris by his right leg before connecting with a chop block and takes Chris down to his back! VIZ GETS ON TOP OF CHRIS BEFORE CLUBBING AWAY WITH SOME PUNCHES TO HIS FACE! VIZ TRANSITIONS THOSE PUNCHES TO ELBOW SHOTS TO CHRIS’ SKULL! CHRIS IS DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN TO BLOCK THOSE ELBOW SHOTS, BUT VIZ IS NAILING HIM WITH THOSE SHOTS! VIZ GETS BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE AS HE IS ANTICIPATING FOR CHRIS TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET! THE MOMENT THAT VIZ SEES CHRIS BACK TO HIS FEET, VIZ GOES RIGHT AFTER CHRIS WITH A RUNNING SHOULDER BLOCK THAT KNOCKS CHRIS TO HIS BACK ONCE AGAIN! The Visual Prophet is the only man standing in the ring right now! He has his arms up in the most confident way possible! The crowd is surprisingly giving him a mixed reception. Gotta love these post-Pain for Pride crowd. :wow:
Flannery McCoy: It’s time for Viz to get the stars out of his eyes and focus on this match! The Visual Prophet gets Chris Elite back to a vertical base! Viz delivers a giant forearm that staggers Chris back! Viz pulls Chris in before connecting with an underhook suplex! Viz attempts to go for the cover there, but Chris manages to kick himself out before the official can get in position for the count! Viz gets Chris’ head in a headlock as he rests himself in one knee! Viz has looked fantastic so far! We’ve seen a bit of a struggle with Chris trying to get some sort of offense in this match! Chris manages to push Viz to the side as he rebounds from the ropes, but Chris gets Viz by his foot and connects with a drop toehold! The former New Breed Champion falls face first as it seems like Chris has found an opening in his match! The Visual Prophet rolls himself to his back as Chris lands a shooting star press on Viz! Chris goes for the cover there!
Gavin Kirkland: The Sovereign gets a shoulder up as Chris Elite gets Viz back to a vertical base! Chris gets Viz by his arm before whipping him to the ropes! Viz rebounds from those ropes! CHRIS GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE, BUT VIZ DUCKS THE CLOTHESLINE! VIZ GOES REBOUNDING OFF THAT OTHER SET OF ROPES! CHRIS ELITE WITH A BOX OFFICE SMASH! THE SUPERKICK ON THE VISUAL PROPHET!
Eve: Not exactly, Gavin! The Visual Prophet saw that Chris Elite was going to hit that Box Office Smash! He knew that move was coming as he slides himself underneath the rope to the outside! He is tapping his finger against the side of his head! Chris Elite doesn’t look like the guy to wait for Viz to get outside of the ring! CHRIS REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AS HE CONNECTS WITH A TOPE CON HILO TO THE VISUAL PROPHET ON THE OUTSIDE! VIZ WAS DOING HIS BEST TO CATCH CHRIS, BUT CHRIS IS SUCCESSFUL IN LANDING THAT ONE MOVE! BOTH VIZ AND CHRIS ARE DOWN AS THE CROWD IS APPLAUDING CHRIS FOR THAT IMPRESSIVE MOVE! It seems like out of the two of them, Chris is slowly rising back to his feet! Viz is still struggling to get himself up, but Chris gets Viz by his head and bashes his head against the edge of the apron! Viz rebounds back in response to that, but Chris follows that up with a nasty looking elbow directly to Viz’ face! Viz is holding his face in pain! Chris gets on top of the apron as The Visual Prophet tries to go after Chris, but Chris Elite connects with a spinning heel kick off the apron! Viz goes down in response as Chris is getting the crowd amped up! Chris gets Viz and throws him back inside the ring! Chris gets back to the ring after! Chris is waiting for Viz to make it back to a vertical base before springing from the ropes and connecting with a crossbody!
Flannery McCoy: NO! THE VISUAL PROPHET MANAGES TO CATCH CHRIS ELITE!
BUT, CHRIS SPINS HIMSELF AROUND. IN A WAY, IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S GETTING THE VISUAL PROPHET DIZZY HIMSELF BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN! INSTEAD OF LETTING VIZ GO, CHRIS HAS A HEADSCISSORS APPLIED ONTO VIZ’ NECK! Viz is in trouble right now, but Viz is doing his best to scrambling towards the nearest bottom rope that he can get himself in! Viz is dragging himself by the feet! Chris still has the headscissors applied, but Viz manages to get his foot on the bottom rope! Chris releases the headscissors right away! Viz is clutching the back of his neck as he gets himself to a vertical base! Chris does not waste his time, but goes right after the New Breed Champion with a giant knee to his stomach! VIZ GOES DOWN TO HIS KNEE AS CHRIS TAKES A FEW STEPS BACK BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS THE VISUAL PROPHET AND CONNECTING WITH A WHO SHOT YA — PENALTY KICK! VIZ GOES DOWN IN RESPONSE! CHRIS POINTS FOR THAT TOP ROPE! IT SEEMS LIKE THE FORMER WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION IS GOING FOR A HIGH RISK MOVE! CHRIS SITUATES HIMSELF ON THE TOP ROPE! THE CROWD IS STANDING UP ON HIS FEET! CHRIS FLIES OFF THE TOP ROPE!
Gavin Kirkland: CHRIS ELITE WITH A BIONIC STOMP — MOONSAULT INTO A FOOT STOMP ON THE VISUAL PROPHET!
No! Viz manages to roll himself out of the way! But, Chris manages to land on his feet! He probably saved himself from taking a huge bump! Viz goes right through Chris with a chop block! Gawd Given Greatness falls face first, but Viz gets a good hold of of Chris’ right ankle! VIZ APPLIES AN ANKLE LOCK ON CHRIS! THE ANKLE LOCK IS APPLIED! CHRIS FINDS HIMSELF IN BIG TROUBLE AT THE MOMENT! IT WOULD BE SO UNLIKE HIM TO SUBMIT RIGHT HERE! VIZ HAS CHRIS TRAPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING WITH THAT ANKLE LOCK! DON’T GET THIS WITH CONFUSED WITH A VIZ LOCK, GUYS! VIZ STILL NEEDS TO WRAP HIS LEG AROUND CHRIS’. BUT, IF VIZ IS UNABLE TO MAKE CHRIS SUBMIT HERE, THEN IT MAY SHATTER HIS ANKLE! CHRIS SHOULDN’T LET HIS EGO GET THE BEST OF HIM! IT’S BEST TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY! IT’S BEST FOR HIM TO NOT HAVE HIS SEASON CUT SHORT ON THE FIRST NIGHT OF IT! YOU CAN SEE THE LOOK ON STRUGGLE ON CHRIS’ FACE! YOU CAN SEE THE LOOK OF PAIN ON THE FORMER CHAMPION’S FACE! CHRIS IS TRYING TO IGNORE THE PAIN FOR THE TIME BEING! HE IS TRYING TO DRAG HIS BODY TO THAT BOTTOM ROPE! VIZ WOULD LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN TO SUBMIT CHRIS HERE! IT SEEMS LIKE CHRIS IS HAVING A FIGHT WITH HIMSELF ON WHAT HE SHOULD BE DOING! HE FEELS SO CONFLICTED AT THE MOMENT! JUST TAP OUT, CHRIS! BE SMART FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE!
Eve: THE VISUAL PROPHET MAINTAINS HOLD OF THE ANKLE LOCK ON CHRIS ELITE! VIZ SLAMS CHRIS’ KNEE AGAINST THE CANVAS! I DID NOT LIKE THE SIGHT OF THAT, GAVIN AND FLANNERY! THAT DOESN’T LOOK PLEASANT AT ALL! BUT, YOU CAN SEE THAT VIZ IS STILL HAVING THAT ANKLE LOCK APPLIED ON CHRIS! VIZ SLAMS CHRIS’ KNEE AGAINST THE CANVAS AGAIN, BUT HE IS STILL NOT RELEASING THE HOLD OF THE ANKLE LOCK! VIZ SLAMS CHRIS’ KNEE AGAINST THE CANVAS FOR A THIRD TIME —
Flannery McCoy: Chris Elite manages to turn himself around and kick The Visual Prophet away from him! Chris knows the longer that Viz has that ankle lock applied, the more likely that his ankle will be wrecked because of it! Chris is anxiously kicking Viz away from him! He is doing what he needs to do to get this ankle lock away from him! He is using his available foot to kick Viz away from him! Chris manages to kick Viz away as he bounces against the ropes! Chris manages to roll himself out of the ring! He takes refuge against the apron as he is clutching onto his right ankle! Hopefully, there isn’t a sign of damage there! THE VISUAL PROPHET HAS A SINISTER SMIRK ON HIS FACE BEFORE HE CONNECTS WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE ONTO CHRIS ELITE, WHO IS RESTING ON THE APRON! CHRIS FALLS OFF THE APRON AND LANDS HARSHLY ON RINGSIDE! IT DOES NOT MATTER IF VIZ HAD THAT ANKLE LOCK APPLIED ON CHRIS OR NOT, VIZ WAS GOING TO LOOK FOR SOME WAY TO SHIFT HIS MATCH BACK TO HIS FAVOR! VIZ EXITS THE RING AS HE STEPS ONTO THE APRON! HE IS GESTURING FOR CHRIS TO GET BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE AS HE RUSHES TOWARDS VIZ! VIZ FROM THE APRON!
Gavin Kirkland: THE VISUAL PROPHET WITH A FLYING KNEE STRIKE ONTO CHRIS ELITE’S SKILL! CHRIS FALLS BACK FIRST NEAR OUR TABLE! VIZ STUMBLES IN RESPONSE TO THAT KNEE STRIKE AS WELL! HE CRASHES DOWN RINGSIDE! VIZ GETS TO HIS FEET AS HE THROWS A PUNCH AS THAT GETS CHRIS’ BACK ON OUR TABLE! Viz continues to throw some punches, making sure that Chris’ back does not leave our table! Viz collides with some elbows onto Chris’ skull! IT SEEMS LIKE THE MAN, WHO I CONSIDERED AS OUR FACE OF EMPIRE, HAS KNOCKED CHRIS UNCONSCIOUS! I THINK THIS WAS WELL NEEDED FOR VIZ TO KEEP UP WITH THE MOMENTUM! VIZ GETS ON TOP OF THE TURNBUCKLE! HE IS FACING OUR TABLE WITH CHRIS ELITE UNCONSCIOUS ON TOP OF IT! WHAT IN THE HELL IS HE GOING TO DO, EVE AND FLANNERY? :lupe: This is not going to be pretty at all, but anything to prove that he is the better man! He is proving that he will go to lengths to just put down the former World Heavyweight Champion! The Visual Prophet from the top turnbuckle —
(The three commentators scramble out of the way. They are avoiding being part of the collision that is upon them. They try to scramble their papers and make way for The Visual Prophet! Flannery McCoy, Gavin Kirkland and Eve still have their headsets on, so they’ll be able to still call this match.)
Gavin Kirkland: BOW TO THE HEART!!!
Eve: NOBODY IS HOME! CHRIS ELITE MANAGES TO ROLL HIMSELF OUT OF THE WAY! THE VISUAL PROPHET GOES CRASHING TO OUR TABLE! HOLY FORKING SHIT! HE JUST BROKE OUR TABLE, GUYS! I HAVE NO IDEA THAT CHRIS WAS STILL ABLE TO MOVE AFTER BEING ON THE RECEIVING END OF THAT NASTY KNEE FROM VIZ! I think that Viz is out of it! Chris’ jaw just dropped but Big Mike is telling Chris to get Viz back into the ring! This is probably a huge turning point in this match! If Chris doesn’t get Viz back into the ring and for the cover, then this just provides Viz with more room to recover! Chris gets back to his feet as he gets a good hold of The Visual Prophet before rolling him back into the ring! Chris slides underneath the bottom rope before going for a cover! The official gets into position!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
Flannery McCoy: THE VISUAL PROPHET GETS A SHOULDER UP! HOW IN THE HELL DOES HE STILL HAVE ENERGY TO GO? HOW IN THE HELL IS HE STILL IN THIS MATCH? Chris Elite has three fingers up! He could have swore that was a three count right there! The official is telling Chris that it was a two count! Chris is slowly getting back to a vertical base! He is gesturing for Viz to get back to his! It seems like Chris is intending to go for the Box Office Smash! That superkick can be hit at any angle! It can be delivered at any moment of the match! Viz gets to a vertical base!
Gavin Kirkland: Chris Elite rushes towards The Visual Prophet — BOX OFFICE SMASH ON THE FORMER NEW BREED CHAMPION!
NO! VIZ MANAGES TO DUCK OUT OF THE WAY! CHRIS STUMBLES PAST VIZ AS HE TURNS HIMSELF AROUND — KISS TO THE HEAD! THAT NASTY LOOKING BULL HAMMER ELBOW STRIKE CONNECTS CHRIS! CHRIS DROPS DOWN AS VIZ HOOKS THE LEG! THAT IS ALL SHE WROTE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! THE OFFICIAL GETS IN POSITION FOR THE COUNT!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
Eve: Chris Elite puts his foot on the bottom rope! The official manages to catch that! He makes sure to point that out to The Visual Prophet, who widens his eyes in shock! He cannot believe that Chris Elite managed to muster up whatever strength he had left in order to his foot on the bottom rope! Viz slams his hands against the canvas! Nina D is trying to calm Viz down! She is trying to get him to calm him down enough, so he can end this match with a clear mind! VIZ GETS TO A VERTICAL BASE AS HE APPROACHES THE TOP ROPE AGAIN! IT SEEMS LIKE VIZ IS GOING FOR THAT BOW TO THE HEART THAT HE TERRIBLE MISSED RINGSIDE! THE CHANCES OF HIM LANDING THIS MOVE DO NOT LOOK GOOD AT ALL! VIZ GETS HIMSELF SITUATED ON THAT TOP ROPE! VIZ MAKES SURE TO POSE FOR THE CROWD BEFORE JUMPING OFF THAT TOP ROPE! BOW TO THE HEART!
Flannery McCoy: GO. TO. THE. DENTIST. — tHE JUMPING BICYCLE KNEE WHILE THE VISUAL PROPHET WAS GOING FOR THAT BOW TO THE HEART! VIZ HAS JELLY LEGS, GUYS! BUT, HE TURNS HIMSELF AROUND —
BOX. OFFICE. SMASH. THE VISUAL PROPHET GOES FALLING BACK AS CHRIS ELITE HOOKS THE LEG!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Odee” begins to play through the speakers once again. Chris Elite rolls off of The Visual Prophet. Nina D rolls Viz out of the ring. Chris has a huge smile on his face. He managed to get a well-needed victory. Big Mike gets inside the ring and gets Chris back to his feet. The official raises Chris’ hand for the victory.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH… CHRRRRRIIISSSSSSSSSS ELLLLLIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEE!!
Gavin Kirkland: No, Viz! :sob: Was it obvious that I had a favorite going into this match? Why wouldn’t I root for a man, who carried Empire on his back when he was on? The Visual Prophet brought his A-game into the match! People shouldn’t be surprised about that! Anything less than perfection from Viz is unexpected! Sure, he may have fallen short in this match, but I only remember Viz in this match!
Eve: Chris Elite manages to bounce back in the best way possible with a victory against one of the rising talents in EAW! He nearly had to surprise Viz with that GTOD and followed that up with the Box Office Smash, but it worked in his favor!
Flannery McCoy: Both very talented performers and that cannot be denied, Gavin and Eve! I cannot wait to see what Season 13 has in store for the both of them!
( Screen bar – “Earlier Today.” )
( Scene opens up to an overhead shot of South Las Vegas Blvd, where we get a view of the Chapel of the Flowers wedding chapel. Inside, we get a view of the relatively empty Glass Gardens wedding chapel where Mr. DEDEDE is standing by with the Marriage Imam, and the two Qatari Mubahith guards are holding up Kassidy Heart’s unconscious body. )
Marriage Imam: Ryan and Kassidy, it is time to join hands.
( Mr. DEDEDE takes Kassidy Heart’s limp hands and holds them. )
Marriage Imam: Ryan, before the presence of Allah, do you take Kassidy as your beloved wife, to have and to hold, through laughter and in sadness, through challenges and successes, so long as you both shall live?
Mr. DEDEDE: I do. :mjlit:
Marriage Imam: Kassidy, before the presence of Allah, do you take Ryan as your beloved husband, to have and to hold, through laughter and in sadness, through challenges and successes, so long as you both shall live?
Unconscious Kassidy: …
Qatari Mubahith guard: *imitating Kassidy’s voice* “I do!”
Marriage Imam: Wedding rings are a traditional symbol of the strength of the bond between two soulmates. This bond is never broken, and continues in a perpetual circle, glowing with the warmth and eternal light of two souls in a perfect union. By wearing these rings, you will be always reminded of the connection you share and the vows you have made today. Please repeat after me:
I, Ryan, present you, Kassidy, with this ring as a symbol of our everlasting love. Let it never lose its luster, just as my love for you will never fade.
Mr. DEDEDE: :mjgrin: I, Ryan, present you, Kassidy, with this ring as a symbol of our everlasting love. Let it never lose its luster, just as my love for you will never fade.
( Mr. DEDEDE opens up a box and slips a Miadora signature collection 18 karat, cushion-cut halo diamond ring onto Kassidy’s finger, and he slips his own wedding band onto his own hand. )
Marriage Imam: Ryan and Kassidy, by the power vested in me by the state of Nevada, Under the eyes of Allah, I happily pronounce you husband and wife! Barak allah fikama. Ryan, You may kiss the Bride!
( Mr. DEDEDE takes Kassidy Heart’s face and plants a wet, juicy kiss right on her unconscious lips. )
Marriage Imam: Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time, I give you Mr. and Mrs. Ryan and Kassidy Adams!!
( The small audience, which solely consists of DDD’s asshole friends, are cheering, barking and yee hawing. )
( We get a jumpcut which shows the two Qatari Mubahith guards in the parking lot outside of the church. Mr. DEDEDE hops into the driver’s seat of his Lamborghini Aventador wearing a big grin on his face. Kassidy is plopped into the passenger seat of the Lamborghini, and the Mubahith guards slam the doors of the lamborghini shut. DDD honks the horns rigged to play ”la cucaracha” on the air horns, and the Lambo speakers blast “Without Me” by Eminem as he speeds off the parking lot into the Las Vegas boulevard. This brings the scene to a close. )
(The EAW Draft Show fades to a commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Travelocity, showcasing the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. If you ever need a quick wedding, Las Vegas is your city!)
(The Draft Show returns and cuts to the ring where Bella Braxton is standing by.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.. THE FOLLOW CONTEST IS OUR MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING AND IT’S SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
(‘Ultimate Battle’ by ZENTA begins to play and the arena goes wild for Jamie O’Hara as he makes his way through the curtain, out onto the stage. He looks around at the fans in attendance, but waits at the stage until ‘ULTRAnumb’ by Blue Stahli begins playing. The fans are still cheering as Cameron Ella Ava walks through the curtain to join Jamie O’Hara, and the two begin walking down to the ring, high fiving some of the fans as Bella Braxton begins the introduction.)
Bella Braxton: Making their way to the ring.. At a combined weight of 320 pounds… The team of, CAMERON ELLA AVA, AND JAMIE O’HARA!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Well, she’s not blonde, but man she’s-
Eve: Don’t even start Gavin. Both Cameron and Jamie have had a great year, filled with both success, and failure. Cameron is riding high off a huge Pain for Pride win, against the legendary Xavier Williams of all people, and let’s not forget that incredible match she had against Charlie Marr prior to it, even if it ended in a no contest. Jamie O’Hara, he didn’t get the win at Pain for Pride, but he was seconds away from getting it before that moment was basically stolen from him by Mr. DEDEDE.
Flannery McCoy: But let’s not forget, Jamie O’Hara is still 2019’s Grand Rampage winner. That’s not something to brush off, especially when you’ve been gone as long as Jamie has, although it’s safe to say that not only did he not lose a step, but he’s even better now than he was before he was gone.
Gavin Kirkland: I agree.
Eve: You didn’t listen to a single thing we said Gavin did you?
Gavin Kirkland: Nope.
(The opening guitar for ‘Dark Horses’ starts up as the crowd in the arena stands on their feet, continuing to show their appreciation, this time for Rex and Raven, as blue and red spotlights shoot down into singular spots on the entrance stage as both the two appear from beyond the curtain in their respective spotlights. Both manage to share a glance out at the arena crowd. Rex plays to the crowd with different gestures that encourage them to get louder. Raven watches him with a smile and high fives a few fans as they walk down the ramp before staring inside of the ring, looking straight at O’Hara and Ella Ava. )
Bella Braxton: And their opponents… At a combined weight of 386 pounds… RAVEN ROBERTS AND REX MCALLISTER, FIRE AND ICE!!!
Eve: These two have been incredibly impressive this year. Rex started this year as World Heavyweight Champion, and since then went on to be the second to last participant in the Grand Rampage match, losing only to Jamie O’Hara. Raven Roberts on the other hand, was not only the first ever Women’s New Breed Champion, but a week ago won the Cash in the Vault contract!
Flannery McCoy: All four of these competitors have had not only great success, but they’ve all had a great year so far. I can only imagine how great this match will be!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: Well, unfortunately Jamie and Rex are starting this match off, and the two Immediately go for a lock up. Rex now able to apply a waistlock, but Jamie is quick to drag Rex down for a grounded headlock. Rex now using his legs to get out of the hold, and the two get right back to their feet. Jamie and Rex now circling the ring, and my God this is so boring, can we get the girls in already? They’re looking at each other, waiting to see who makes the first move, and just like I was worried about, the girls not getting time in this match for themselves!
Eve: It’s only been like two minutes. Anyway, the two begin to lock up once again, only this time Rex is able to apply a headlock on Jamie. Jamie though, quickly able to push Rex into the ropes, and there’s a hip toss by Jamie! Jamie now with a rear chinlock applied on Rex, and McAllister is in trouble early on! Jamie has it locked in tightly, but Rex is using everything in his power to try and make it up to his feet, and so far he’s able to make it to one knee! Rex now managing to get to a foot, and he delivers a strong elbow to the jaw of Jamie!
Flannery McCoy: That elbow forces Jamie to release the hold, and once again both Jamie and Rex are on their feet! Jamie now charging towards Rex for a lariat, but Rex ducks it, before delivering a chop right into O’Hara’s chest! Rex now irish whipping Jamie into his corner before charging in, and he delivers a clothesline into the corner! Rex now with the tag to Raven, and the two irish whip Jamie into the ropes, FOLLOWING IT UP WITH A DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE! Jamie’s not in a good spot right now as Raven goes for the first cover in this match!
Gavin Kirkland: JAMIE KICKS OUT!! Perfect, now just get in your corner and tag Cameron in! I don’t want to see this!
Eve: Jeez, how did CJ Hana deal with this for a year? Raven now with a grounded headlock of her own applied on Jamie, but Jamie is quickly able to get to his feet, before lifting Raven up, HITTING A BACK SUPLEX! Jamie now making his way to his corner, AND THERE’S THE TAG TO CAMERON! Cameron now getting into the ring, waiting as Raven makes it back to her feet! Cameron now with an irish whip to Raven, AND THERE’S A BICYCLE KICK! Raven now using the ropes to get to her feet, BUT CAMERON TAKES HER OUT OF THE RING WITH A CLOTHESLINE OVER THE TOP ROPE!! Cameron now running the ropes, what’s she going for? SUICIDE DIV-
Flannery McCoy: CODEBREAKER!! RAVEN JUST HIT A CODEBREAKER JUST AS CAMERON WAS FLYING THROUGH THE ROPES FOR A SUICIDE DIVE!! RAVEN PICKING CAMERON UP NOW, AND SHE SENDS HER RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE!! RAVEN SENDING CAMERON BACK INTO THE RING, QUICKLY FOLLOWING BEHIND FOR ANOTHER PIN!!
Flannery McCoy: CAMERON KICKS OUT!!! Raven now pulling Cameron up to her feet, and she’s trying to bring her into her corner, but Cameron is able to push Raven into the corner herself, before delivering a running forearm smash! Cameron now with an irish whip towards her corner and she charges at Raven once again- only this time Raven gets out of the way, but Jamie tags himself in!
Gavin Kirkland: Come on, this has to be on purpose now. Well, Jamie now entering the ring as Raven slowly watches on, and the two quickly begin to lock up but Jamie is able to power her into the corner, and Jesus Christ, now Rex tags himself in. Rex and Jamie now circling the ring once more, and now Rex charges straight towards Jamie, but Jamie ducks a lariat attempt before delivering a forearm to the jaw! Rex now delivering a forearm of his own, and Jamie responds with a second forearm!
Eve: These two are going back and forth with these strikes now! Rex! Jamie! Rex! Jamie! These were the final two in the Grand Rampage match earlier this year, and now we’re seeing them meet in the ring once more! Jamie getting the better of Rex, and he’s going for an irish whip- BUT REX TURNS IT AROUND, AND SENDS JAMIE OUT OF THE RING!!! Rex now running the ropes, AND THERE’S A BASEBALL SLIDE DROPKICK!!! REX THROWING JAMIE BACK INTO THE RING AS HE WAITS FOR HIM ON THE APRON!! SPRINGBOARD MISSILE DROPKICK-
Flannery McCoy: JAMIE JUST CAUGHT THE LEGS OF REX!!! JAMIE CAUGHT REX’S LEGS, AND THERE’S A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO MCALLISTER!!! JAMIE NOW WITH THE COVER!!!
Flannery McCoy: REX IS ABLE TO GET THE SHOULDER UP!!! Jamie’s holding his chest after that baseball slide, but Rex isn’t in any better condition himself! Jamie now climbing up to the top rope despite the pain, and it looks like he’s going to finish this match very soon! GENKI CANNON!!!!
Eve: NO, REX MOVED OUT OF THE WAY, AND THERE’S A RUNNING CHOP BLOCK BY MCALLISTER!!!! NEITHER MAN IS ON THEIR FEET RIGHT NOW, BUT JAMIE’S HURT, AND REX IS USING THE ROPES TO GET BACK UP! Jamie now trying to crawl over to his corner, but Rex is quickly able to grab his leg, AND HE’S TRYING TO LOCK IN A FIGURE FOUR, BUT JAMIE KICKS HIM AWAY! JAMIE NOW WITH THE TAG TO CAMERON, AND CAMERON IMMEDIATELY SENDS REX OVER THE TOP ROPE HERSELF!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Thank God.. Cameron now looking towards Rex as he’s beginning to get to his feet, and it looks like she’s going for round 2! SUICIDE DIVE, AND THIS TIME SHE HITS IT, CAUSING REX TO COLLIDE WITH THE BARRICADE!!! Cameron bringing Rex back into the ring, and she immediately makes her way to the top rope! GLASS CEILING- WAIT NO! NO!
Flannery McCoy: REX JUST CAUGHT CAMERON, RIGHT INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX!! CAMERON ATTEMPTED TO GO FOR THAT TOP ROPE STUNNER, BUT REX MANAGED TO CATCH HER, AND JUST DELIVERED A HUGE GERMAN SUPLEX, AND REX NOW IS CRAWLING OVER TO HIS CORNER, BECAUSE CAMERON’S NOT MOVING, AND THERE IT IS!! THE TAG IS MADE, AND THE FIRST THING RAVEN DOES IS COVER CAMERON!!!
Eve: CAMERON KICKS OUT!!!! Raven now going to the top rope, but Cameron rolls out onto the apron, causing Raven to climb back down, but she quickly goes on the offense as she begins stomping away at Cameron, until she eventually exits the ring completely! Raven now following behind, and immediately drags Cameron to her feet, BEFORE THROWING HER INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!! Cameron is in trouble right now as Raven continues her assault, throwing her into the barricade! Raven now looking to throw her into the ring post, but Cameron is able to put her foot on the post, stopping herself before delivering an elbow to Ms. Cash in the Vault!
Gavin Kirkland: Cameron now rolling Raven back into the ring, but Raven is able to get to her feet as Cameron follows behind, and Raven goes right for her with a kick to the midsection! Raven now dragging Cameron towards her corner, AND SHE THROWS HER, SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RING POST!! Raven now to the top rope, it looks like she’s now the one planning to put this one away! AND THERE IT IS, RAVEN’S WINGS!!!
Flannery McCoy: NO! CAMERON NOW MANAGED TO GET THE KNEES UP, AND RAVEN JUST CRASHED RIGHT INTO THEM! CAMERON’S NOW BACKING UP INTO THE CORNER, HOLDING HER SHOULDER, AND IT LOOKS LIKE SHE’S WAITING FOR RAVEN TO GET TO HER FEET!! CAMERON CHARGES IN! IN EXCELSIS!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: IT DOESN’T CONNECT!!! RAVEN MOVED OUT OF THE WAY, AND SHE BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES, TALON!!! IT CONNECTS!!! THE TALON CONNECTS, AND THERE’S THE COVER BY THE CASH IN THE VAULT WINNER!!!
Gavin Kirkland: CAMERON’S GOT THE ROPES!!! SHE MANAGED TO GRAB THE BOTTOM ROPE, JUST BEFORE THE THREE COUNT!!!! RAVEN CAN’T BELIEVE IT, AND I CAN’T EITHER, but to be honest I don’t mind being able to see these two go a little longer. After all, they-
Gavin Kirkland: What? Just saying it’s been a good match. That’s all.
Eve: Whatever. Raven now dragging Cameron into her corner, and there’s the tag to Rex! The two backing away from the corner, and Rex with an irish whip to Raven, RIGHT INTO CAMERON, HITTING A DROPKICK, BUT THERE’S REX WITH A CLOTHESLINE FOLLOWING BEHIND, AND THERE’S AN OVER THE HEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!! Rex must be wondering what he has to do to finish this match! Somehow Cameron and Jamie are still in this after Cameron got hit with the Talon!
Flannery McCoy: At this point, the same question must apply to Jamie and Cameron. What is Cameron supposed to do now? How’s she going to make it back to Jamie, when she can’t even make it back to her feet? Rex now picking Cameron up, AND THERE’S ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX, BUT REX DOESN’T LET GO, AND INSTEAD PICKS HER UP, AND HITS A GERMAN SUPLEX ONCE AGAIN, BUT STILL REX DOESN’T LET GO!! REX LIFTS HER UP ONE MORE TIME, GERMAN SUPLE-
Gavin Kirkland: CAMERON LANDED ON HER FEET!! GODDESS’ TOUCH!! IT CONNECTS!! THE RUNNING ENZUIGIRI CONNECTS, BUT SHE CAN’T MAKE THE COVER!!! NEITHER CAMERON NOR REX IS ABLE TO GET TO THEIR FEET!!
Eve: BUT LOOK, CAMERON’S BEGINNING TO CRAWL BACK TO HER CORNER, SHE’S GONNA MAKE THE TAG!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!
Eve: THE TAG IS MADE!! JAMIE HAS BEEN TAGGED IN!! JAMIE’S IN THE MATCH, AND HE IMMEDIATELY PICKS REX UP, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOING FOR A BRAINBUSTER- BUT REX TURNS IT INTO A ROLL UP!!
Eve: JAMIE KICKS OUT!!! Jamie immediately gets back to his feet, and now he’s putting the boots to Rex, who was trying to use the ropes to do the same! This match has taken such a toll on all four competitors, but right now the 2019 Grand Rampage winner is in full control!
Flannery McCoy: Jamie picking Rex up now, AND THERE’S A SINGLE UNDERHOOK BRAINBUSTER!!! THIS TIME THE BRAINBUSTER CONNECTS, BUT JAMIE’S NOT GOING FOR THE COVER!! HE’S NOT PINNING REX, INSTEAD HE’S GOING UP TO THE TOP ROPE!! GENKI CANNON-
Gavin Kirkland: NO! REX JUST CAUGHT JAMIE’S LEG, AND HE’S GOT AHOLD OF THE SAME INJURES ONE FROM EARLIER!!! ANKLE LOCK, HE’S GOT A GROUNDED ANKLE LOCK APPLIED!!! JAMIE’S IN TROUBLE! HE MIGHT HAVE TO TAP OUT, THE INJURED LEG IS TAKING EVEN MORE PUNISHMENT, IS JAMIE GONNA BE ABLE TO SURVIVE!? HE’S TRYING TO PULL HIMSELF TOWARDS THE ROPES, BUT I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE PAIN HE’S GOING THROUGH!
Eve: JAMIE IS DOING EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO GET TO THE ROPES, AND HE’S SO CLOSE NOW, CAN HE MAKE IT TO THE ROPES, OR IS HE GONNA HAVE TO GIVE UP!? JAMIE’S REACHING FOR THE ROPES, BUT HE’S STILL NOT CLOSE ENOUGH TO GRAB THEM!! THIS MAY BE IT FOR JAMIE!!
Flannery McCoy: NO, HE DOES IT!! JAMIE MANAGED TO PULL HIMSELF TOWARDS THE ROPES, AND FINALLY REX HAS TO RELEASE THE HOLD!! SOMEHOW JAMIE IS STILL IN THIS MATCH, AND BOTH HIM AND REX USE THE ROPES TO FINALLY GET TO THEIR FEET, BUT REX CHARGES RIGHT TOWARDS JAMIE- RIGHT INTO A BACK ELBOW! REX BACKING UP, BUT JAMIE NOW CHARGES RIGHT AT HIM! IN EXCELSIS!! THE BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE CONNECTS, USING THE BAD LEG, AND JAMIE IS BARELY ABLE TO GET THE ARM OVER REX!
Eve: THERE’S NO WAY, REX JUST GOT THE SHOULDER UP!!! HOW IS HE STILL IN THIS!? THIS MATCH SHOULD’VE BEEN OVER, BUT SOMEHOW REX MANAGED TO SURVIVE!!
Flannery McCoy: You’ve got to wonder at this point how much that leg is affecting Jamie! That move would’ve gotten the job done against many people, but even after everything that’s happened, Rex still managed to kick out! Jamie doesn’t know what to do at this point. Everything these two, as well as Cameron and Raven has done, none of it could get the job done, and now Jamie, OH MY GOD!
Eve: THE REX LOCK BY JAMIE!! HE HAS IT LOCKED IN, REX HAS NOWHERE TO GO!! THIS COULD BE IT FOR MCALLISTER, IS HE GOING TO TAP OUT NOW!? REX IS TRYING TO GET TO THE ROPES, BUT THERE’S NO WAY HE CAN MAKE IT THERE LIKE THIS! REX IS GONNA HAVE TO TA-
Gavin Kirkland: RAVEN BROKE UP THE SUBMISSION! RAVEN JUST SAVED THE MATCH, AND NOW SHE’S PULLING REX TOWARDS HER CORNER, AND SHE TAGS HERSELF IN, BUT LOOK, JAMIE GETS THE TAG TO CAMERON AS WELL, AND NOW THE TWO ARE GOING RIGHT AFTER EACH OTHER! THE TWO FIRING SHOTS AT ONE ANOTHER, NEITHER OF THEM WILLING TO STOP!
Flannery McCoy: CAMERON ATTEMPTED A CLOTHESLINE BUT RAVEN DUCKED IT! FACELIFT- NO, CAMERON DUCKS IT, AND SHE GRABS RAVEN FROM BEHIND! STARDUST BREAKE- NO! RAVEN WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE JUST BEFORE CAMERON WAS ABLE TO HIT THE KNEE! RAVEN NOW CHARGING IN FOR A KNEE, BUT CAMERON DUCKS IT, SENDING RAVEN INTO THE ROPES! GODDESS’ TOUCH-
Eve: RAVEN CAUGHT HER LEG! RAVEN CAUGHT CAMERON BY HER LEGS, BUT CAMERON IS QUICK TO USE HER FEET TO PUSH HER OFF! CAMERON NOW GETTING BACK TO HER FEET, AND THE TWO RUN AT EACH OTHER ONCE MORE, AND THERE’S THE TALON!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! NOW IT’S CAMERON THAT CATCHES THE LEG, AND NOW SHE’S SETTING UP FOR THE AVA LOCK, BUT RAVEN QUICKLY IS ABLE TO CATCH THE ROPES, FORCING CAMERON TO BACK AWAY FROM HER! THE TWO ONCE AGAIN GETTING BACK TO THEIR FEET, BUT IT’S CAMERON WHO GETS THE UPPER HAND AS SHE KICKS RAVEN IN THE MIDSECTION! CAMERON NOW WITH MULTIPLE PUNCHES, FORCING RAVEN TO ONCE AGAIN BACK INTO THE ROPES! RAVEN’S IN TROUBLE, AND BOTH REX AND JAMIE ARE OUT OF THE RING, SO IT’S ONLY UP TO THESE TWO TO END THIS MATCH, THANK GOD!
Flannery McCoy: Cameron with an irish whip into the corner, and she immediately charges towards Raven but Raven manages to get out of the way! FACELIFT! THE FACELIFT CONNECTS, BUT LOOK, CAMERON JUST ROLLED OUT OF THE RING, RIGHT BEFORE RAVEN COULD COVER HER!! RAVEN THOUGHT SHE HAD IT WON BUT CAMERON JUST FELL OUT OF THE RING, AND THERE’S JAMIE LIMPING OVER TO CHECK ON HER!
Eve: AND THERE’S REX NOW! REX AND JAMIE NOW BRAWLING OUTSIDE THE RING, AND THE REFEREE IS TRYING TO STOP THIS BUT HE CLEARLY HAS NO CONTROL! WAIT, OH MY GOD, SPINEBUSTER TO JAMIE BY REX!! REX JUST TOOK JAMIE OUT WITH A HUGE SPINEBUSTER, BUT THIS SHOULD BE OVER BY NOW! IF THE REFEREE WASN’T SO FOCUSED ON STOPPING REX AND JAMIE, THIS WOULD’VE ENDED IN A COUNT OUT BY NOW!
Gavin Kirkland: IN EXCELSIS! CAMERON JUST HIT REX WITH THE BICYCLE KNEE, BUT LOOK AT RAVEN! SUICIDE DIVE, SENDING BOTH HER AND CAMERON INTO THE BARRICADE!! RAVEN MIGHT HAVE JUST TOOK OUT BOTH HER AND CAMERON, AND WHILE CAMERON MAY HAVE BEEN LUCKY TO NOT GET COUNTED OUT BEFORE, I DON’T THINK THE SAME THING IS GOING TO HAPPEN NOW!!
Eve: Raven’s slowly making it back to her feet, and it looks like Cam is stirring as well! Could they make it back?
Flannery McCoy: The two are almost back on their feet but I think they might run out of time!
Eve: NO, THEY MADE IT! THEY JUST MANAGED TO MAKE IT BACK ON TIME, BUT LOOK AT RAVEN, RUNNING THE ROPES! TALON!!! THE TALON CONNECTS, AND NEITHER OF THEM ARE ABLE TO STAND AS OF RIGHT NOW!!! EVEN SO IT’S AMAZING THAT THEY WERE EVEN ABLE TO IN THE FIRST PLACE!! SOMEHOW RAVEN MANAGED TO USE ONE LAST BIT OF ENERGY TO HIT THE TALON, BUT NOW WHAT!?
Gavin Kirkland: RAVEN’S MAKING HER WAY TO THE TOP ROPE!! SHE’S SLOWLY CLIMBING UP, WHAT’S SHE THINKING!? LAST TIME SHE DID THIS SHE LANDED RIGHT ON CAM’S KNEES, DON’T TELL ME SHE’S GONNA TRY AGAIN! RAVEN’S PERCHED ON TOP!! RAVEN’S WINGS!!!
Flannery McCoy: IT CONNECTS THIS TIME!!! THE SPIRAL TAP CONNECTS, AND RAVEN AT THIS POINT CAN’T DO ANYTHING BUT LAY THERE FOR THE COVER!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: Here are your winners…RAVEN ROBERTS AND REX MCALLISTER, FIRE AND ICE!!!!
Eve: WOW!! What a match, I still can’t believe Raven was able to hit that talon, I thought they were out after that suicide dive! What a match, this was nothing short of amazing from all four competitors!
Flannery McCoy: Yeah, this match could’ve ended a bunch of times, and probably should have ended when Jamie had the Rex Lock locked in on Rex himself earlier, but Raven managed to save the match! This was such a great match!
Gavin Kirkland: Definitely a great performance, especially by the ladie-
Eve: You do realize both of them are in relationships, right?
Gavin Kirkland: Yeah but Jamie and Rex are laid out, they wouldn’t hear a thing.
(‘Dark Horses’ begins playing and after a few minutes Rex joins Raven in the ring. The two have their arms held up, and slowly after Jamie gets back in the ring, and Cameron gets to her feet. After a brief period of silence, O’Hara and Ella Ava shake hands with Rex and Raven, before leaving the ring and allowing Fire and Ice to celebrate.)
Flannery McCoy: Good lord, what a night.
Gavin Kirkland: The landscape of EAW has drastically changed and honestly, it’s kind of exciting.
Eve: The draft isn’t even close to being done. It will continue live on our EAW social stream immediately after we close out this program.
Flannery McCoy: So with that being said, for Gavin Kirkland and Eve, I’m Flannery McCoy. Head online right now to find out the fate of the rest of the EAW Elitists! Goodnight!
(The camera gets a final look at Rex and Raven sharing a kiss in the ring and the show fades to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)