(Exterior shot shows a street view of Pala Alpitour as pedestrians and cars move past. This transitions to a crane shot of the interior of the capacity packed arena. ‘Girl Gang’ is playing over the loudspeakers and is mingled with the cheering of the crowd. As the camera pans signs can be seen: “Astraea Jordan è l’imperatrice del mio cuore!” “Sienna Jade = Campione del Mondo!”, and “Regna la Regina della Morte”, among others. After panning across the arena the camera Girl Gang by Leikeli47 begins to play as CJ Hana, the newest addition to the Empire commentary team makes her way to the stage. She smiles and waves to the crowd as she makes her way to the commentary table.)
Gavin Kirkland: Hey, wait a minute here, they told me she was Indian, I don’t see any head dots OR feathers, what the hell?!
(An audible sigh of disbelief from Gavin is heard, and just then, CJ Hanna joins the commentary table as the Empire theme dies down.)
CJ Hana: Hello ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for the warm welcome! I’m so happy to be here!
Gavin Kirkland: ’CJ Hana’ I figured you’d be called something like ‘Runs Her Mouth’. What kind of Indian even are you? Why are you limping, did they send me a cripple?!
CJ Hana: What were you honestly expecting? The world isn’t black and white, Gavin, and I doubt that all Indians fit your stereotype. It was a cute attempt, though. And as for my limp, I was once a wrestler. I was able to make my name known nationally. And before I could break out, my career came to a halt due to a ACL injury. I just couldn’t leave wrestling like that though, this has been my dream since I was a kid. And that’s why I’m here, commentating for the best brand that EAW has to offer!
Gavin Kirkand: Whatever, you’re not blonde enough for me to care, to be honest. I just hope people can hear me over how loud your clothes are, it looks like you just walked out of a night club…
CJ Hana: Jesus, well excuse me for having a sense of style! You should lighten up a little and just…live! When I was forced to retire, I wasn’t gonna just sit around and become nothing. That’s why I took up the hobby of DJ-ing. I love clubbing and I love throwing house parties, they’re like a home away from home.
Gavin Kirkland: Yawn…
CJ Hana: Catch me this Sunday night at the King of Elite afterparty, everyone! It’s gonna be a good one. But Empire has one more stop before then, so what do you say, Gavin? Let’s get this show goin’!
Gavin Kirkland: Let’s go to…wait! Who the Hell is in the ring, and what happened to Cori?
CJ Hana: That’s Maria Del Rey, the new ring announcer! Cori Simmons has been promoted to backstage interviewer over on Showdown!
Gavin Kirkland: What? She was promoted, and there wasn’t a party? Damn, I’d hate to be that pathetic…
CJ Hana: Only there was a party for Cori, you just weren’t invited. Anyway, let’s go to Maria Del Rey in the ring to announce the competitors for the next match!
Maria Del Rey: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
(‘The Enemy’ by The Commonjets blasts through the arena as Mali Evans emerges from the back, looking calm and collected as she stares down the ramp. The crowd cheer as she storms down to the ring, slapping hands with a few of the younger audience members.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first, from Birmingham, England, weighing in at 127 lbs…she is the ‘SUPLEX QUEEN’…..MALIIIIIII EVANSSSSSSS!
CJ Hana: Someone who is living her dream – I can respect that!
Gavin Kirkland: Well her dream was almost over when she went through that car window a few months ago, courtesy of Raven Roberts! Good to see there’s no scarring on that cute little face of hers, I can see why EAW decided to keep the ‘Cripple Queen’ around!
CJ Hana: Down boy, she’s only eighteen and I doubt she’s interested in your daddy roleplays. And there’s no need to insult her, Mali has proven to be a tenacious performer, and I have no doubt that here in her return match she’ll prove to be that once more!
Gavin Kirkland: Cripples sticking up for cripples, it brings a tear to my eye! Who needs equality when you have unity!
Maria Del Rey: And introducing her opponent…
(Mali waits in her corner as ‘The Enemy’ fades out and the arena lights go down. ‘No More’ by Disturbed explodes through the speakers as Minerva stands atop the ramp, a lone spotlight focusing on her. The crowd are mixed, though most boo her as she slithers down to the ring like a smirking shadow, laughing at the crowd and holding her precious gypsy chain close.)
Maria Del Rey: From Coyote Flats, Texas, weighing in at 125 lbs…she is ‘THE PRINCESS KILLER’…..MINERVAAAAA!
Gavin Kirkland: More goths on Empire??? This show is looking more like an alternative BDSM porn site rather than a display of blonde goddesses such as Cleopatra like it should be!
CJ Hana: Thank God you have the desk to hide your ‘enthusiasm’ for Cleopatra, because she’s not the one we’re interested in right now. This is the debuting Minerva, a woman who calls herself ‘The Princess Killer’ and the ‘Gypsy Moth’ – and as we saw in her video she released a few days ago, she has a lot to say and a lot of goals set out for herself! That entrance alone is pretty fearsome!
Gavin Kirkland: And also kinda HOT!
(A moment of silence as CJ Hana rolls her eyes.)
CJ Hana: Maybe after she’s done killing princesses, she can become the ‘Cuck Killer’ next!
(That kills Gavin’s ‘enthusiasm’ as ‘No More’ dies down, Minerva now opposite Mali in the ring. The referee speaks to Minerva for a moment, trying to get her to relinquish her gypsy chain. ‘The Princess Killer’ smiles and laughs, staring the official down and keeping the chain away from her grasp. Minerva’s eyes dart to Mali momentarily before she finally places the gypsy chain down on the steel steps outside her corner.)
(DING DING DING!)
Gavin Kirkland: And after that tense moment, this match is underway! Mali moves into the centre of the ring, gesturing for the big tiddy goth gf to lock up with her, but Minerva is remaining in her corner. She’s staring Mali down with a devilish look, it’s as if you can sense that she has some sort of scheme rolling through her mind right now!
CJ Hana: It’s always smart to have a scheme in mind, especially considering this is her first match for EAW! She needs a gameplan if she’s going to make an impact, and against someone as technically-minded as Mali, you can’t afford to make mistakes! Minerva leaving her corner now, and the two women lock up with a collar-and-elbow tie-up! The two fighting for control, with Mali seeming to be overpowering Minerva! Minerva fighting, but Mali seems to have secured an advantage and PLANTS MINERVA WITH A SNAP SUPLEX! Mali drawing first blood here!
Gavin Kirkland: I bet Minerva likes a bit of blood though! She’s smirking at Mali as she crawls to her feet, Mali keeping some distance between herself and the crazy bitch! Minerva up on her feet and the two lock up again…Mali looks to be gaining control once more BUT MINERVA WITH AN EYE POKE! THAT WAS DIRTY, I LOVE IT!
CJ Hana: It might have been effective in escaping Mali’s grip, but that kind of offense won’t win Minerva matches! The referee warning her, and Minerva just laughing. She grabs Mali by the hair and turns her around…FOREARM BY MALI! ANOTHER ONE! Those illegal tactics seem to have fired up the ‘Suplex Queen’ as she gives it to Minerva!
Gavin Kirkland: YEAH, GIVE IT TO HER GOOD!
CJ Hana: Minerva reeling from those repeated forearms to the skull and Mali with a SUPERKICK! Minerva stumbling back and catching herself on the ropes, Mali rushing towards her…but Minerva dodges under Mali, using her flexibility to escape a bad situation th– WAIT! MALI REBOUNDS, SHE SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES…
Gavin Kirkland: SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE! MINERVA DODGING ONE MOVE AND TURNING AROUND INTO SOMETHING EVEN WORSE! The crowd are behind their little good girl now as Mali is fired up here!
CJ Hana: Mali taking advantage of the grounded and stunned Minerva as she grabs her by the head and starts CRANKING her neck! She’s showing off her limb manipulation skills here, using her technical skills as she focuses in on an already-damaged part of her opponent! Mali with an ELBOW TO THE NECK AND SHOULDER OF MINERVA, THAT HAS TO HURT! She’s circling an arm around Minerva’s neck now, just cranking her head to the side, that looks excruciating! MINERVA’S EAR’S ALMOST TOUCHING HER SHOULDER!
Gavin Kirkland: Mali going for another elbow and MINERVA WITH A PUNCH RIGHT TO THE FACE! That closed-fist punch startling Mali for a second, and MINERVA AGAIN WITH A PUNCH! She’s fighting out now! Mali’s grip has loosened and Minerva with AN ELBOW TO MALI’S KNEE! That just dropped Mali to one leg and Minerva getting up to her feet…SCISSOR KICK TO MALI!
CJ Hana: Minerva showing how much of an opportunist she is here with that clever thinking, which is exactly what she needs against Mali! As Mali slowly gets to her feet, Minerva just stretching her targeted neck out a bit…she spies Mali rising up and grabs her by the head…SWINGING NECKBREAKER! She’s not giving Mali a moment to breathe! Minerva with more closed-fist punches to Mali’s head, and the referee now intervening!
Gavin Kirkland: Let them fight! I’m sick of these officials thinking they have the right to stop matches when they start getting good! Can they at least bring out some lesbians or something for some HLA if they insist on putting the in-ring action on pause!
CJ Hana: Well that was a gross intermission, but thankfully the referee is letting the match continue! Mali to her feet now as the two circle one another, Minerva taunting Mali! The two LUNGING FOR EACH OTHER! Mali with a forearm, and Minerva responds with a punch! Mali with another forearm, Minerva a bit slower this time but she responds with ANOTHER punch! Mali looking barely unfazed as she delivers a HEAVY ELBOW! Minerva stumbling back…AND SPITTING AT MALI!
Gavin Kirkland: YES, KEEP IT DIRTY, KEEP IT GRITTY GIRLS! SPIT ON HER SOME MORE!
CJ Hana: Minerva laughing and Mali looks very unimpressed! HARD ELBOW TO THE HEAD OF MINERVA, THAT JUST ROCKED HER! MALI TURNS AND…SPINNING BACK ELBOW! DUAL ELBOW SMASH FROM MALI, AND THAT KNOCKED MINERVA TO THE MAT! Mali wasting no time here, she grabs Minerva and LOCKS HER INTO A DRAGON SLEEPER! THAT HOLD LOOKS TIGHT!
Gavin Kirkland: OH YEAH, NICE AND TIGHT! MALI WANTS TO FINISH THIS! Minerva struggling to escape, those elbows really did a number on her! She may have been scheming, but everyone has a plan until they get ROCKED by some elbows! That’s how the saying goes, right?
CJ Hana: Not quite, Gavin, but I don’t think anybody expected you to get it correct. Mali cranking back on Minerva with this hold, she’s showing a lot of ruthlessness here, not letting go at all! Minerva’s arms flailing, she’s grabbing at Mali and trying to break her way out of this hold! Mali applying more pressure, THIS COULD BE IT! Mali cranking and Minerva clawing– MINERVA WITH AN EYE RAKE! MALI BREAKS THE HOLD!
Gavin Kirkland: I like this girl, she’s always playing it dirty! THAT’S how you get out of a dragon sleeper, for all you girls in the back!
CJ Hana: The referee would disagree with you as she warns Minerva yet again! This match has been PLAGUED with illegal tactics from ‘The Princess Killer’!
Gavin Kirkland: But it’s been working for her! Every time Mali seems to get the upper hand, Minerva is there to cut her down because she’s not afraid to get DIRTY! I LOVE IT!
CJ Hana: It might be Mali’s turn to get ‘dirty’ – look at the expression on her face! SHE’S FURIOUS! Minerva still talking with the referee, grabbing onto her to help herself get to her feet and simultaneously pushing the referee into her corner as she gets up. Mali storms across the ring towards them! She turns Minerva around and ROUNDHOUSE KICK!
Gavin Kirkland: MINERVA DODGES! THAT FLEXIBILITY, WHAT A SIGHT TO SEE! She dodged out of the way in the nick of time and it was the referee who felt the brunt of that kick! I can’t believe it, it’s as if Minerva knew exactly what she was doing by holding onto the referee like that and sticking close…I guess she does still have a plan!
CJ Hana: Mali looking concerned as the referee is slumped in the corner, but she can’t afford to take her eyes off of Minerva! Minerva grabbing the ‘Suplex Queen’, she pulls her into the centre of the ring and BLACK MIST! ‘THE DARK’, MINERVA JUST SPAT THAT BLINDING MIST RIGHT INTO MALI’S EYES! AND LOOK, SHE HAS HER GYPSY CHAIN! SHE MUST HAVE GRABBED IT WHILST DODGING MALI’S KICK!
Gavin Kirkland: HEAVY BLOW TO THE STUNNED MALI’S HEAD WITH THAT CHAIN! Minerva drops the chain out to the ringside area and grabs the kneeling Mali…’PARADISE LOST’! REVERSE DDT RIGHT IN THE CENTRE OF THE RING, WHAT IMPACT! That slam shook the ring and seemed to wake the official up, just in time as Minerva goes for the pin!
Referee: ONEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEE!
(DING DING DING!)
(‘No More’ by Disturbed plays, and Minerva licks the side of Mali’s face as she gives the camera a devilish stare, before getting to her feet and letting the referee dizzily raise her arm in victory.)
Maria Del Rey: Here is your winner….MINERVAAAAAAA!
Gavin Kirkland: Now THAT was exciting, what a crazy last few minutes there! Minerva just pulling out all the stops to defeat Mali in her debut here on Empire!
CJ Hana: ‘Pulling out all the stops’ or just straight-up cheating? I get taking advantage of a situation, but the mist, the chain? That was far too much!
Gavin Kirkland: Lighten up, BJ! She secured her victory, and hey, Mali put up a fight! She almost had Minerva with that dragon sleeper, but Minerva showed off her quick thinking to win!
CJ Hana: I don’t think we should be glorifying such illegal tactics, but Minerva definitely has made an impact with this win. And well done to Mali – I’d look into a rematch if I were her.
Gavin Kirkland: Keep supporting your fellow cripples, BJ – and I’ll support the WINNERS!
(Minerva slides out of the ring, gypsy chain wrapped around her hand as the referee checks on the downed Mali. The crowd boo Minerva as she heads up the ramp, and she braves them with an unwavering grin.)
(Cutting away from the ring, the camera catches Harlow Reichert backstage watching the match between Mali and Minerva, and taking notes on the competitors.)
???: Hey, you’re Jax’s friend, right, Harlow?
(Harlow looks up to see Remi Skyfire who had just walked into the production area. Pausing the video, Harlow lays her notepad on the table before her.)
Harlow Reichert: Remi! Nice to finally meet ya! *She holds out her hand, which Remi shakes.* Yeah, Jax has mentioned you a few times. I was just taking some notes on Mali and Minerva, the Iconic Cup is coming up soon, and I wanna make sure I’m as ready as possible for whoever I run into!
Remi Skyfire: Heh. Not the worst idea. Knowing your enemy is always an advantage. Just keep your head down and keep grinding’ like ya have been. You’ll get your moment.
Harlow Reichert: Ya think so?
Remi Skyfire: Everyone told me to not even bother with the Specialists Scramble at Pain for Pride. But I won the whole damn thing, sis. No matter what your opponent does. They hit hard, you hit harder. Keep the work up and you’ll get there. People can say what they like about when I was champ, but they have to recognize that I was the champ. You’ll get there soon enough. Keep it goin’.
Harlow Reichert: Thanks. Xav says the same thing, too. That I need to take things into my own hands and go for a title. I want to…
Remi Skyfire: Then do it. You can take all the notes you want. But until you make your intent clear as day to everyone watching, they aren’t gonna look twice. Don’t ask. Take. This ain’t an industry built on handouts or waiting your turn.
Harlow Reichert: *pumped up* Yeah. You’re right. I’m gonna take it. There’s a lot of stuff coming up. I’m gonna take it by the horns. I’m gonna make them give me what I want.
Remi Skyfire: *with a grin* good shit, Red.
(Remi pats her on the shoulder and walks off)
Remi Skyfire: Good shit.
(Commercial plays for King of the Elite, Live from the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, featuring a focus on the Unified Tag Team Championship match between MarrKade and the Jaded Hearts.)
(The scene to Stephon Hunte seated comfortably in his office, feet resting at the top of the desk. He is in the middle of a conference call with FOX Network. He sets the phone on speaker.)
Network Rep: Anyway, we hope to fly out in a few weeks, potentially after the big upcoming FPV, let things settle down a moment before we make our announcement.
Stephon Hunte: Yes, that sounds great! Definitely won’t be a problem. I can let Kendra know myself.
Network Rep: And Kendra…she’s most recently been promoted to General Manager, correct?
Stephon Hunte: That’s the one.
Network Rep: Good, good. We’d like to have a conversation with her as well, mainly regarding the state of Empire’s hierarchy of management and our influence on Empire–but I’ll spare you the details, we can talk about it all then, after King of Elite.
Stephon Hunte: Alright, well I certainly look forward to it. I’ll see you then–and thank you, for your time.
Network Rep: Take care, Stephon.
(Stephon hangs up the phone. He rubs his hands together and smiles menacingly, sitting up properly in his chair and lowering his feet flat on the ground.)
Stephon Hunte: Stephon, Stephon, Stephon…you GOAT, you. You’ve got this in the bag…
(There’s a knock on the door.)
Stephon Hunte: Come in–oh god, it’s you.
(The camera catches a foul frown form on Stephon’s face as the camera turns to Serena Bennett, the crowd cheering as she smiles wide on screen, large shutter shades covering her eyes.)
Serena Bennett: What’s gucci? (Serena smiles and removes her sunglasses.)
Stephon Hunte: Speak English if you’re going to speak to me. What makes you think you can just barge in here, anyway? What do want to try and freeload now? The public assistance office is closed right now. You’ll have to get your food stamps later.
Serena Bennett: Man, fuck you. This what I get for checkin’ in on your bumass. Tryna be nice to you and you treat me like this?
Stephon Hunte: Oh, Serena, you’ve always been so…so approachable. And I guess now there isn’t a single thing holding back that spicy tongue, now, is there? I certainly can’t wait to see what you’ll have to say once I get my promotion.
Serena Bennett: “Spicy?” I’m not even hispanic, breh. And a promotion? You mean to tell me there’s another job waiting on you that’ll allow you to be an even bigger asshole? I guess if anyone’s the man for the job, it’s you.
Stephon Hunte: As much as I love exchanging pleasantries and small talk, I have some preparations to arrange, as FOX Network will be sending over a few network reps for an update–and some fantastic news involving an increase to my pay grade! So, if you’ll excuse me–
(Stephon stands, straightening out his suit jacket and begins to walk towards the door. Serena cuts him off, holding a hand in front of him which he bumps into with his chest.)
Stephon Hunte: Gah! Don’t touch me!
Serena Bennett: Relaaaax. Before you go, Stephon, there’s just a few things I’ve needed to get offa my chest for a minute now…(The crowd cheers as Serena clears her throat and smirks at Stephon.)
Stephon Hunte: Well, I haven’t got all day. You better make this worth while.
(Serena raises her fist as if to punch Stephon and he flinches immediately, ducking beneath her arm and covering his face with his hands. She laughs and watches him cower in fear.)
Serena Bennett: You always been a bitch, Stephon. But at the same time, I’m still somewhat thankful for you. Nah, I don’t regret it one bit. Especially not reaching out to Kendra and Flan, either, I’m so glad I had the balls to say what I had to say about you to them. Had you not thrown me into that Extreme Elimination Chamber? Who knows what where I would be right now. But prolly not on my way to King of Elite for a one-on-one shot at the Specialists Title again. Imagine just how fuckin’ stoopid you’ll look once I take that title, after all those times you doubted me, tried to tell me that I needed you. Fuck outta here. I’m making waves now, and there’s nothin’ you ever gonna do that’ll stop me. Not anymore. I’ma make you think twice before ever lookin’ down on another Black woman again in your life. On god.
Stephon Hunte: (He sighs) Are you finished yet? Don’t you have a march or a rally or a hair appointment or something else to do?
Serena Bennett: Oh no, you did not just–I’m not the one, Stephon. Not today, not ever. I really don’t have the time to put you on blast right now, either. That’s the fuckin’ problem with motherfuckas like you, Stephon. Got little to no respect for anybody else, especially people that look anything like me. I’m not gon’ stand for that shit no more. No cap, you won’t last much longer around here with that mindset. Check yaself.
Stephon Hunte: Don’t make me laugh, Serena. If you couldn’t already tell, I’m on my way to single-handedly turning Empire into the flagship show of Elite Answers Wrestling. Pretty soon, you’ll be dead weight. I have all of FOX’s support, while you have nothing. I’m going to be right at the top of this mountain, calling the shots, and making it a point to never hire someone like you ever again. Your shea butter makes the locker room smell funny. Just imagine if there were more of you.
Serena Bennett: Fuck alladat noise. It’s a revolution goin’ on right now, and we’re tryna make less room for dickheads like you.
Stephon Hunte: (He snickers and scoffs) Whatever you say, Serena. I just hope you have this much confidence when it comes time to renegotiate your contract.
Serena Bennett: Without a doubt.
(Stephon brushes past Serena and exits the room. The scene ends with Serena nodding her head and smiling as the camera fades out.)
Maria Del Rey: The following contest is set for one fall! Introducing first, from Seattle Washington, weighing in at 115 pounds…The Razorblade Snowflake, DAAAAISSSYYYY THRRAAAAASSSHHH!
(‘Raise Hell’ by Dorothy plays as Daish Thrash runs out onto the ramp to the roaring approval of the crowd. She pauses to take in the crowd before making her way down the ramp, slapping the hands of the crowd on her way.)
CJ Hana: Daisy Thrash, the leader of the Pride, is a huge fan favorite here tonight, and if Tyler Wolfe isn’t careful then she will be in for a long, long night!
Gavin Kirkland: Eh, see, I’m conflicted over Daisy..
CJ Hana: You mean because she has taken great strides to prove herself a strongly independent force, but recently agreed to lead a group of women?
Gavin Kirkland: What? No, it’s because she’s a redhead, which on one hand means she’s probably great in the sack, but on the other hand I get hippie vibes from her, and they usually don’t shave their pu-
CJ Hana: LOOK AT DAISY TAKING A SELFIE WITH THAT FAN AT RINGSIDE, SHE’S MAKING THAT LITTLE GIRL’S DAY!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing next, from Sydney, Australia, and weighing in at 153 pounds, The Walking Weapon, TYYYYYLLERRRRR WOOOOLLLLFFE!
(‘I Smell a Massacre’ by the Butcher Babies plays as Tyler Wolfe runs out onto the stage to a mixed response.)
Gavin Kirkland: You know, if she’d just come around a little bit, Tyler has the ASSets to become exactly the star that Fox needs!
CJ Hana: Despite the differences she may have with much of the roster, Tyler absolutely has morals, and would never stoop to that low!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: Heeeere we go, CJ! If you liked the match earlier tonight, then you’re gonna love this! More blondes! Yay! Tell me, CJ, you ever considered dying your hair? Oh! Don’t answer that! Daisy Thrash with a standing dropkick to Tyler Wolfe, backing The Walking Weapon into a corner! Daisy gonna maintain this momentum, heading straight for Tyler in the corner–she jumps right onto the middle rope in the turnbuckle–I wish she’d jump onto me that way, woowee! Daisy grabs Tyler Wolfe by the hair–she looks out to the crowd, who’s cheering her on! She raises her fist–and begins laying hard right hands into the skull of Tyler Wolfe! Watch out–don’t hit her in the nose! Not the beautiful, beautiful blonde nose!
CJ Hana: While Gavin rambles on about Tyler Wolfe’s nose which apparently has a head of blonde hair, Tyler has powered her way out of Daisy Thrash’s punches! She pushes The Razorblae Snowflake straight to the ground, Daisy landing straight on the back of her head! And Tyler looks pissed, Gavin! She stomps straight over to Daisy, who’s still in pain after landing on her head, and pulls her straight up–she sets her up–so early?! Wait, Gavin, what’s this one called?
Gavin Kirkland: :damn: THE BINGOHALL MASSACRE! OH MY GOD, TYLER WOLFE PLANTING DAISY THRASH RIGHT ON HER NECK! Will Daisy kick out?!
Referee: OOOOOONE! TWWWOOOO! THRRRREEEEEEE!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“I Smell A Massacre” begins to play throughout the arena as Tyler Wolfe has her hand raised by the referee. She looks down at Daisy Thrash, motionless on the floor.)
CJ Hana: Awww, Gavin, I thought you said I’d be in for a treat! That one ended way too soon.
Gavin Kirkland: Wait a minute, CJ. As much as I want to make a joke about not lasting long, I’m getting some information in my headset here–I’m being told here that the referee has said that Daisy is going to need medical attention, and they’re on their way!
(The arena grows silent as a few medical staff dart down to the ring, carrying a stretcher. As they pass Tyler Wolfe who’s walking up the ramp, she turns her head and shrugs. Daisy is seen in the middle of the ring, trying her best to sit up but finds herself unable to sit up straight without the referee’s assistance. We see her rolling around the floor in pain as the officials slide into the ring. Daisy shakes them off, still visibly in pain, and is heard howling in the center of the ring.)
CJ Hana: I…I wish I knew what to say.
Gavin Kirkland: Even I’m lost for words, CJ–and you know I don’t ever know when to shut my mouth. Kind of like that time when SG–
CJ Hana: Ladies and gentlemen, as you can see, Daisy Thrash is very badly hurt. We have medical professionals and EAW officials here at ringside checking up on her. We will give you all an update as soon as we have one, but as you can see, for now, this doesn’t look good for Daisy Thrash.
(The camera focuses on Daisy being escorted up the ramp with two officials standing at either side of her–the medical staff trailing behind with the empty stretcher which Daisy is denying to use. The crowd cheers as she pushes through her pain, the camera transitioning to commercial break.)
(Commercial break featuring an ad for Pringles featuring EAW Elitist Chudd)
(‘Needles and Pins’ by the Deftones plays as Empire General Manager Kendra Shamez walks out, flanked by Angel and Torhild, her personal bodyguards. The crowd cheers her as she makes her way down the ramp.)
CJ Hana: EAW Legend and Empire General Manager Kendra Shamez has set aside a bot of time to talk about the upcoming Iconic Cup, Empire’s next Supershow, taking place on March fourteenth!
Gavin Kirkland: Yeah, yeah, the best part about Kendra walking out is that she’s going to walk back up the ramp, and I absolutely love watching Kendra Shamez go!
CJ Hana: You do know she’s your boss, right?
(Kendra accepts the microphone from Maria Del Rey and raises it to speak as her music fades out.)
Kendra Shamez: The past few weeks have, understandably so, been focused on the King of Elite event, but don’t think we’re resting on our laurels…after King of Elite we will focus on the Iconic Cup, Empire’s annual Supershow where not only will every title under the Empire umbrella be up for grabs, but in the main event of the evening so will the Iconic Cup itself! The holder of the Iconic Cup can cash it in for an opportunity at the Unified Women’s World Championship whenever they so choose!
(A cheer rises through the crowd at Kendra’s announcement.)
CJ Hana: Every title? That’s big news!
(As the crowd dies down Kendra resumes her announcement.)
Kendra Shamez: That’s not all, because the main event of the Supershow, which will determine the holder of the Iconic Cup, will be the first ever Imperial Warfare match! Similar to a traditional Hell in a Cell, this match ups the stakes like only Empire can by pitting not two, but four of Empire’s top stars against each other in a battle for dominance! And who, you may ask, will those four women be? Well, I’ll tell you! Starting the next episode of Empire there will be qualifier matches to determine the four women who will be in the Imperial Warfare match!
CJ Hana: Whoa! This is big news! Eight Empire Elitists will compete for an opportunity to make history in the first ever Imperial Warfare match! That has to catch the attention of the entire locker room!
Kendra Shamez: There is no rest for the wicked on Empire, and as we move ever forward, I would like to remind everyone in the locker room, and everyone here in the audience that despite the best efforts of outside influences, Empire is now, and will forever be a land where opportunity is forged by what you do, not what you look like. As such, not only will the Iconic Cup qualifier matches feature names you all would know and expect, but it is fully open to any member of the roster who would like to take their shot, from the newest signee to the most seasoned champion!
(There is again a roar of approval from the crowd at Kendra’s proclamation. After they settle a bit she continues.)
Kendra Shamez: Stephon Hunte likes to say ‘Fox Cares’ but what he’s really talking about is something superficial, he wants Empire to be nothing but scantily clad women, and sex appeal…
Gavin Kirkland: Wait, I don’t see the problem?
Kendra Shamez: But I’m here to say that Fox can care all it wants, because Empire Acknowledges. I acknowledge. I see you, Kassidy Heart, and the work you put in. I see you Constance Blevins and how you’re always gritting your teeth, putting your head down, and putting in work. I see Consuela Ava, Raven Roberts, Tyler Wolfe, Astraea Jordan, Andrea Valentine, and the entire roster. I. See. You. So let’s make sure the rest of the world sees you now too. That’s all for now, talking isn’t why you are all here, thank you, and enjoy the rest of our show!
(Kendra puts the mic down and exits the ring, followed by Angel and Torhild.)
CJ Hana: What a statement from Empire General Manager Kendra Shamez! A vote of confidence like that from her has to put fire in the hearts of the entire roster!
Gavin Kirkland: She forgot to say ‘Thank you for coming to my TED talk…’
CJ Hana: You’re a real piece of work…
(The camera transitions backstage to the locker room of Madison Kaline, Unified Women’s Champion. Dressed for her match with Layla, Madison is pacing back in forth in front of the camera as the Dirti Diva, Amber Keys leans against the wall, arms crossed. And head down.)
Madison Kaline: Fucking Layla is dead tonight! They wanna say I can’t win without you two? Fine, not only will I prove I can, I’ll do it against the person that everybody on the roster wants to keep throwing in my face….since apparently no one can ever lose a match against someone without it being a career defining moment, I’m going to rock their fucking worlds tonight when I beat Layla fucking Lockhart, and show everyone that a Disney Princess if no match for a Queen of Death!
(Amber looks up, a devilish grin on her face.)
Amber Keys: You’re right, Maddie, they all underestimate you, show them just who the fuck you are. You don’t need them, you just need me…
(Madison stops pacing and looks at Amber.)
Madison Kaline: You? You mean you and Cleo, right? As the Court?
(The smiles fades from Amber as she drops her head from view again.)
Amber Keys: R-right, Maddie, that’s exactly what I meant. You were there for us where no one else was, and we’re always going to be here for you. And after King of the Elite, once we all three are still standing, draped in gold, and everyone they threw at us are laying at out feet, what other fucking excuse will they have?
(Madison grins and sticks out her blue tongue.)
Madison Kaline: None, and even if they do, we’ll just keep proving them wrong. Kendra can’t control us, so she tries to undermine everything we do. ‘Empire Acknowledges.’ Fuck that shit, who needs it?
(Kicking off the wall, Amber takes Madison’s hands in her own.)
Amber Keys: Damn straight, Maddie, all we need is each other!
Madison Kaline: Right, the Queen of Death and her Court are reigning this Empire for a long time to come! *She turns, pulling her hands away from Amber, who almost seems sad for a moment before nodding* C’mon, Amber, let’s go meet up with Cleo and talk about tonight!
(Madison walks off camera as Amber watches her go. Noticing the camera man, Amber’s face suddenly twists in anger as she grabs the lens and the camera is shoved backward to the floor. After a moment Amber is seen looming over the camera.)
Amber Keys: Fuck all of you who thinks Madison isn’t good enough, Sienna, Astraea, you two are in so much shit right now…I can’t wait until she leaves you both laying in the ring, broken…
(Amber disappears from view as the scene fades out.)
(Commercial break for the Fountain of Youth featuring Amber Keys and Cleopatra. Like a fine wine, they only get better with age!)
(Empire returns from commercial break as ‘Roll With Me’ by Charli XCX is playing. The camera cuts to the broadcast booth where CJ Hana and Gavin Kirkland have been joined by the Specialists Champion, Andrea Valentine.)
CJ Hana: Welcome back to Empire, everyone, and welcome Andrea! Thank you for joining us tonight.
Andrea Valentine: No problem. Obviously, with King of Elite right around the corner anything involving Serena Bennett is going to capture my interest.
Gavin Kirkland: I think this might be the only time in my life I haven’t been excited to have a hot blonde sitting next to me. That’s how little interest I have in this next match. Absolutely no one wants to see Serena Bennett face off against Astraea Jordan.
CJ Hana: Pretty sure that’s not an accurate fact.
(Andrea’s theme music has stopped playing by now and the Empire ring announcer, Maria Del Rey, is in the ring.)
Maria Del Rey: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(‘Surfin’ by Kid Cudi begins to blast through the Pala Alpitour and the Italian fans rise to their feet. The number one contender to the Specialists Championship, Serena Bennett, steps out onto the stage. She’s smiling and showing off her jewelry.)
Maria Del Rey: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM COMPTON, CALIFORNIA… WEIGHING IN AT 114 POUNDS… SSSEEEERRRRREEEEENNNNNNAAAAAA BBBEEEENNNNNNNNNNEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Serena skips down the ramp, slapping hands with fans along the way. Once Serena arrives at ringside, she stops in front of perhaps her biggest fan. Auburn GOAT/Heisman Trophy Winner/Number 1 Overall Draft Pick/NFL Rookie of the Year/NFL MVP/Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is there to support his bae. He’s looking so fly too. Cam gives his queen some words of encouragement as well as a hug, and Serena slides into the ring. Upon entry to the ring, she jumps onto the middle turnbuckle to pose before jumping down and hopping in place in the corner. After a moment, Serena’s music fades out and is replaced by ‘Party Going Dumb’ by Rico Nasty. After a few seconds, Astraea Jordan appears on the stage.)
Maria Del Rey: AND HER OPPONENT… FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS… WEIGHING IN AT 150 POUNDS… AAASSSSTTTTTRRRRRAAAAAAEEEEEEEAAAAAAA JJJOOOORRRRRDDDDDAAAAAANNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!
(Astraea hits the ring after making her entrance and does her usual poses for the crowd. After a moment, her theme music fades out and Maria slips out of the ring. The referee checks with both competitors to make sure they’re ready and signals for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: The bell sounds and both of these talented women start circling one another. Astraea brings the size and strength advantage to this match, while Serena brings fire and passion. Personally, I can’t wait to see how these two mesh inside the ring.
Gavin Kirkland: I wish I cared, but I don’t.
Andrea Valentine: Shocker.
CJ Hana: Right? Astraea immediately wants a test of a strength with Serena. The look across Serena’s face lets us all know exactly how she feels about that and she just rears back, slapping the absolute shit out of Astraea! That doesn’t settle well with the Chiraq Savage either! Astraea goes right for Serena, and they are locked up now. Serena somehow manages to slip free of a headlock attempt, and get behind Astraea. She wraps her arms around Astraea’s waist from behind, but Astraea forces them back into the corner. The number one contender for the Unified Women’s World Championship breaks cleanly, wraps her arm around Serena’s neck, and snaps her forward. She drops down to her knees and wraps Serena in a headlock, but somehow Serena is able to grab Astraea by the arm, reverse the hold, and keep that wristlock.
Andrea Valentine: Serena brings them both back up to their feet, and keeps working on the wrist, but Astraea drops down and looks to flip through. That doesn’t deter Serena, because she maintains control, but Astraea is a veteran here in EAW. She’s not panicking, and I respect that. She’s always been one of the best competitors here, and love her or hate her, you have to respect that.
Gavin Kirkland: I don’t. Fuck em!
CJ Hana: Astraea and Serena are back up to their feet now, and Astraea is still working on reversing this wrist lock. She tries to roll through, but that doesn’t throw Serena off. Astraea with a nice cartwheel now, and that is what finally changes the momentum of this match! Astraea reverses now, sweeps Serena’s feet out from underneath of her, and drops down to the mat! She grabs Serena by the hair, pulls her into a sitting position, and begins nailing her in the back with those shoot style kicks! Astraea drops down, attempts to lock Serena in a crucifix style pin, but Serena rolls right through and falls back against the ropes.
Andrea Valentine: There’s no love lost between the two, that’s for sure. You can see it written all over Serena’s bitchy face. She doesn’t have any respect for anyone here in EAW, and I can’t wait to get my hands on her at King of Elite.
Gavin Kirkland (texting on his phone): Yea.
CJ Hana: Both women are back up to their feet now and circling one another. Collar and elbow tie up, and almost immediately Serena goes for that side headlock. Astraea gets her arm up and she is able to muscle out of Serena’s grip! Astraea locks that arm around the back of Serena’s neck! Serena elbows her way out! She tries for a clothesline! Astraea ducks! She grabs Serena from behind! Astraea with the side suplex! Astraea drops down for a quick cover, but Serena has already kicked out and gotten back to her feet! Astraea goes for a big boot to the face! Serena ducks! Serena grabs Astraea by the arm and whips her into the corner! Astraea hits back first against the turnbuckles and Serena charges… running knee to the face!!! Serena follows that up with two shoot style kicks to Astraea… and a spinning back kick!!!!
Andrea Valentine: She calls that combination ‘With The Shits’…
Gavin Kirkland (interrupting): Which I really don’t understand at all but I digress.
Andrea Valentine: Serena follows up by grabbing Astraea and throwing her into the center of the ring! She’s waiting for Astraea to get up… running neckbreaker by Serena! Astraea sits up again… Serena uses the ropes to propel herself forward… another running neckbreaker!!! That still isn’t keeping the reigning Empress of Elite down, though! I know how hard that is. Astraea is getting back to her feet again but Serena flies forward again! Dropkick to the face! Ouch!
Gavin Kirkland: Damn. She caught Astraea right in her big, fat mouth!
CJ Hana: Serena drops down and goes for the cover!
Andrea Valentine: KICK OUT! That is not going to put away Astraea Jordan. Serena Bennett is going to have to try a little harder than that.
CJ Hana: Serena jerks Astraea up by the hair and whips her across the ring. Astraea flies back towards Serena, and Serena looks for a clothesline! Astraea ducks and goes flying towards the ropes! Astraea comes back at Serena, but Serena leapfrogs over her! ASTRAEA JUMPS AND LANDS ON THE ROPES, USING THEM AS A SPRINGBOARD PLATFORM! MOONSAULT! SHE CLIPS SERENA AND SERENA GOES DOWN!!! Astraea immediately gets back to her feet and begins putting the boots to Serena Bennett! Astraea is relentless and we know she’s aggressive, and she grabs Serena up by the hair. Astraea tosses Serena into the corner and begins kicking away at her! Serena falls down into a sitting position and Astraea ruthlessly places her foot on Serena’s face. She grabs the ropes for leverage and the referee is forced to step in and start administering the count! Astraea breaks at the absolute last second, and she drives her knee into Serena’s face. Astraea has firm control of this match right now, and she pulls Serena up. Astraea deadlifts Serena up and plants her in the center of the ring with a powerbomb, and she follows it up with a double foot stomp right into Serena’s gut! Astraea drops down and goes for the cover!
Andrea Valentine: Serena gets the shoulder up!
Gavin Kirkland: Flat on her back is a good position for Serena to be honest. Shame she raised her shoulder.
CJ Hana: Astraea jerks Serena up and locks her in position for a vertical suplex. We all know that Astraea likes to hit several of these in succession! She hits Serena with the first one, rolls through, lifts her up, and plants her with the second one! Astraea is looking for a third, but as they get back to their feet, Serena plants hers, and grabs onto Astraea’s tights. Astraea clubs Serena in the back, which forces the Compton native to drop down to one knee, and that allows Astraea to reset. She goes for another vertical suplex, but again Serena is able to plant her feet! Astraea clubs her in the back again. Serena drops down… again. But this time Serena pounds her fist against Astraea’s thigh! Astraea lets her go and that allows Serena to grab a handful of Astraea’s hair and roll her up!!!
Andrea Valentine: Astraea powers out! The momentum sends Serena stumbling forward but she catches herself before she falls. Astraea is back up to her feet and she charges towards Serena! Serena grabs a hold of the ropes and yanks them down, sending Astraea flying over the top rope and crashing down to the ground!
CJ Hana: Serena pulls herself up using the ropes and steps onto the apron. She’s watching Astraea Jordan, urging her to get up!!! SERENA GRABS THE RINGPOST AND USES IT TO SWING HERSELF AROUND! SHE LETS GO! HURRICANRANA TO ASTRAEA ON THE OUTSIDE! WOW! THAT WAS COOL AF! SERENA JUMPS UP, CLIMBS ONTO THE RING STEPS! ASTRAEA JORDAN PICKS HERSELF UP AND TURNS AROUND! SERENA SOMERSAULTS OFF THE RING STEPS AND TAKES ASTRAEA BACK DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE! SERENA GRABS ASTRAEA BY THE TIGHTS AND THROWS HER INTO THE BARRICADES! ASTRAEA CRASHES INTO THE STEEL AND SERENA IS STOMPING A MUDHOLE IN HER!
Andrea Valentine: The referee has started to count and that gets Serena’s attention. She grabs Astraea and drags her back towards the ring… oh hello there.
(Serena stops in front of the broadcast table and points at Andrea’s Specialists Championship.)
Serena Bennett (Off Mic): That’s my future belt, bitch.
Andrea Valentine: Focus on one match at a time, Serena.
CJ Hana: Serena is dragging Astraea back towards the ring now! Serena takes a handful of hair and attempts to bounce Astraea’s face off the apron! Astraea gets her hands up though! Serena tries again, but Astraea catches her with an elbow to the face! She elbows Serena again, grabs Serena by the back of the neck, and runs her right into the ring post!!! Astraea takes a brief moment to collect her bearings and now she’s lifting Serena up and rolling her back into the ring! Astraea gets back in as well and she quickly pulls Serena up. Astraea is back in control now and she is whipping Serena from corner to corner, pillar to post! She scoops Serena up and wraps her in a bear hug! Serena is trying to wiggle out, but Astraea tightens her grip! Astraea continues to hold steady, but Serena is now hitting her in the back of the head with her elbow! Serena reaches around, grabbing Astraea into a guillotine style choke, and Astraea drops down to her knees. The referee checks on her, but Astraea powers them both up! Astraea runs forward and Serena’s back slams against the turnbuckles.
Andrea Valentine: Credit where credit is due. Serena doesn’t let go. She still has that guillotine choke locked in. Astraea is charging towards the other corner now, and once again she rams Serena back against it. Serena still doesn’t let go, but Astraea is able to grab Serena’s arm and unwrap it. She gains control of the bearhug again, but this time she traps Serena’s arms!
Gavin Kirkland: I had a dream like this once…
CJ Hana: BUT SERENA FIGHTS BACK WITH A HEADBUTT! SHE SLAMS HER FOREHEAD INTO ASTRAEA’S AND THAT DEFINITELY CAUGHT ASTRAEA OFF GUARD! SERENA DOES IT AGAIN AND ASTRAEA HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO LET GO!!! SERENA STUMBLES BACK, BUT KEEPS HER FOOTING, AND SHE DRIVES HER SHOULDER INTO ASTRAEA’S STOMACH! ASTRAEA’S BACK HITS THE TURNBUCKLES AND SERENA KEEPS UP THOSE SHOULDER THRUSTS! SHE GRABS ASTRAEA NOW!!! RUNNING BULLDOG! SHE PLANTS THE EMPRESS OF ELITE IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! SERENA RUNS TOWARDS ASTRAEA!!! SHE FLIPS OVER HER!!! SERENITY!!! SERENA HAS THAT MUTA LOCK CINCHED IN!!!!
Andrea Valentine: Astraea is reaching for the ropes! The Chiraq Savage still has enough strength left to dig deep and she starts trying to crawl towards the ropes! Serena is doing her best to hang on to that hold, but Astraea is literally centimeters away from getting her hands on it! Astraea is reaching… she’s fighting! She’s refusing to give up!
CJ Hana: ASTRAEA REACHES THE BOTTOM ROPE! THE REFEREE STARTS TO COUNT! SERENA LETS GO! SERENA IS BACK UP AND SHE STARTS STOMPING AWAY ON ASTRAEA’S NECK! SERENA DROPS A KNEE DOWN NOW! SHE PULLS ASTRAEA BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING AND SHE DROPS DOWN! SHE BEGINS HITTING ASTRAEA IN THE FACE WITH FOREARM SHOTS! SERENA ON TOP NOW! SHE’S ALTERNATING BETWEEN LEFTS AND RIGHTS, AND ASTRAEA FINALLY KICKS HER OFF!!! ASTRAEA IS GRABBING AT HER NECK NOW, AND SERENA RUNS TOWARDS HER! SERENA WITH A BIG BOOT TO THE FACE… NO!!! SHE MISSED!!! ASTRAEA JUMPS UP! SHE GRABS SERENA! SERENA PUSHES HER AWAY! ASTRAEA SWINGS FREELY WITH A RIGHT HAND AND SHE CATCHES SERENA IN THE TEMPLE!!! ASTRAEA WITH AN UPPERCUT!! ASTRAEA WITH A KNEE TO SERENA’S GUT!!! ASTRAEA THROWS SERENA ACROSS THE RING!!!! SERENA STUMBLES OUT OF THE CORNER!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: SPEAR!!!!!
Andrea Valentine: SHE JUST FOLDED SERENA IN HALF WITH THAT SPEAR!!!!
CJ Hana: BUT ASTRAEA ISN’T GOING FOR THE COVER!!! SHE’S CLIMBING TO THE TOP ROPE! SHE WANTS TO FINISH THIS MATCH IN STYLE!!!
Andrea Valentine: I think we’re gunna see the Air Jordan!!!!
CJ Hana: ASTRAEA IS PERCHED ON THE TOP ROPE! WE ARE DEFINITELY GOING TO SEE HER 450 SPLASH!!!
Andrea Valentine: ASTRAEA FLIES!!!
Gavin Kirkland: HAHAHA THAT BITCH MISSED!!! SERENA MOVED!!!
CJ Hana: ASTRAEA CRASHES AND BURNS AND SERENA HAS ANOTHER LIFE IN THIS MATCH!!! THE CALI NATIVE HAS ROLLED TOWARDS THE ROPES AND IS SLOWLY GETTING BACK TO HER FEET!!! SHE STUMBLES TOWARDS ASTRAEA AND LOOKS DOWN AT HER!!!
Serena Bennett (Off-Mic): Oh how the mighty have fallen!
Andrea Valentine: She’s wasting way to much time being a disrespectful asshole right now.
CJ Hana: Serena kicks Astraea in that surgically repaired right knee!!! Over and over Serena kicks at that knee and now she’s dropping down! She mounts Astraea and begins nailing her in the face and head with those wild rights and lefts! Astraea is attempting to cover up but Serena is relentless! She smells victory and she’s going all out!!!
Andrea Valentine: TRAP QUEEN!! TRAP QUEEN!!! SERENA JUST LOCKED IN THE ANACONDA VICE!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: TAP! TAP!! TAP!!! END THIS MATCH AND PUT US OUT OF OUR MISERY!!!!
CJ Hana: ASTRAEA ISN’T TAPPING THOUGH!!! SHE’S TOUGH AS NAILS!!! SERENA LETS GO!!! SHE SLAMS HER FIST INTO ASTRAEA’S FACE A FEW TIMES AND LOCKS THE TRAP QUEEN IN AGAIN!!!
Andrea Valentine: :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: :mjgrin:
CJ Hana: Astraea needs to think of King of Elite and just tap out! She has Madison and Sienna to think about in a little over a week! Everything the reigning Empress of Elite has ever wanted is so close to happening but if she walks into that match injured she can forget about walking out of Johannesburg as the Women’s World Champion!!!
Andrea Valentine: Serena is letting go of Trap Queen again and she’s pulling Astraea up!! She whips Astraea across the ring!!! Astraea somehow ducks a clothesline!!! The fact she is still able to go right now blows my mind!!! Serena whirls around!! Astraea with a spinning heel kick!! What???
CJ Hana: BUT SERENA DUCKS!!! SERENA FROM BEHIND!!!
Andrea Valentine: ……
CJ Hana: Holy shit…
Gavin Kirkland (laughing his ass off): SERENA WITH A STANDING REVERSE FRANKENSTEINER!!! WE KNOW THAT MOVE AS A VARIATION OF THE ATOMIC BLONDE!!!
Andrea Valentine: Wow…
CJ Hana: SERENA POINTS AT ANDREA AND GOES FOR THE COVER ON ASTRAEA!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: Ohmygod what an upset…
Gavin Kirkland: Is it really though? I mean I hate Serena but Stephon didn’t bring her on just because he had a fantasy about banging a black girl. She’s legit inside the ring.
(‘Surfin’ begins to blast across the P.A. system and Serena slowly gets to her feet. The referee raises her hand and no one is cheering louder than the king and number one Serena stan, Cam Newton. Serena makes a title motion around her waist while the referee checks on Astraea. Andrea removes her headset and slowly stands up, raising the Specialists Championship high in the air. Serena nods her head and reaches down, unlacing her boot and pulling out a small chain!)
CJ Hana: SERENA JUST SHOVED THE REFEREE OUT OF THE WAY AND IS ATTACKING ASTRAEA WITH THAT CHAIN!!! SHE HAS IT WRAPPED AROUND ASTRAEA’S THROAT!!! THE HEART OF EMPIRE HITS THE RING AND STARTS WAILING AWAY ON SERENA!!! SERENA ATTEMPTS TO GRAB THE CHAIN SHE DROPPED WHEN ANDREA HIT THE RING BUT ANDREA WRESTLES IT AWAY!!! THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION WRAPS THE CHAIN AROUND HER FIST AND SLAMS IT INTO SERENA’S NOSE!!! SERENA IMMEDIATELY ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AND SHE’S BLEEDING!!!
(Serena checks for blood as she makes her way back up the ramp, a smirk across her face. Andrea has a few choice words for her King of Elite challenger before she turns her attention back to Astraea. The camera fades to black.)
(Camera opens to see Sofia Clarke backstage in a curtained room. She sits in a director’s chair at center frame with her hands in her lap)
Sofia Clarke: Ladies and gentlemen, my guest at this time, the New Breed Champion, Raven Roberts.
(Camera pans out to see Raven seated across from Sofia, wearing a black and white Cushnie sleeveless fringe mini dress and matching black and white two tone stiletto heels. Her hair has a slight wave and her makeup is flawlessly applied, finished with a vibrant Russian Red lipstick from MAC. The New Breed Championship sits displayed in her lap.)
Sofia Clarke: Thank you for joining me, Raven. Now, as you know you’ll be defending the New Breed Championship at King of Elite against Damon Diesel, the Visual Prophet, and a member of the Flo Bros from Dynasty. What are your feelings regarding your opponents?
Raven Roberts: Its a simple concept. I feel no different about these opponents than any challenger to come before them. Placing an opponent on a gradient does me no favors. So I take this defense as I take any other before and after it, with my utmost focus and intensity. Nothing anyone can do will change that. Anyone who declares themself a contender to my title will get my full effort and I’ll show them exactly what it takes to sit at the top of this division.
Sofia Clarke: You’ve had a healthy reign as New Breed Champion. What keeps you going?
Raven Roberts: I could look at my reign in terms of others. I’ve held the title for 124 days as of tonight’s Empire. Just past the halfway point to Jamie O’Hara’s record with the belt. And despite how some may feel, I’d be lying if the idea of breaking that record didn’t cross my mind from time to time. But what keeps me going is just the drive. I can run my mouth for hours on end if I want to. But being in that ring, the feeling of competition, it’s something else. Something entirely inexplicable to those who haven’t felt it. Being locked into combat in that sense… I live for it.
Sofia Clarke: You’ve voiced a number of complaints recently regarding the decisions if higher ups on Empire. What’s the deal with that?
Raven Roberts: *scowling* there’s no ‘deal’ per say. I had the Women’s World Championship in my grasp, Madison Kaline flattened in the mat and her goons at bay. And that is the moment the doctor chooses to make a medical stoppage. A medical stoppage that has been proven by confession to be because the officials and medical staff were paid off by FOX Network executives to keep the title on Madison despite her proving to be the most incompetent World Champion this company has probably ever seen.
Sofia Clarke: Do you think your vendetta against Madison would distract you from defending your New Breed Championship in any regard?
Raven Roberts: Quite the opposite. Now I’m driven more than ever to show that the New Breed Championship, the title many would spit on before recent times, is now the true World Championship around here. Look around. You still have your egomaniacs who want to claim this title is beneath them. But look at the current state of the division. I’m a target. My title is a target. It’s no longer a joke to wear my crown. I’ve worked tirelessly to elevate the New Breed Championship and as we see the competitors vying for it today, beating the New Breed Champion is no longer an easy win, it’s a goal to be achieved. Gone are the days when whoever held this title was defined as someone who was in the division so they could compete against the rest of the trash at the bottom of the roster. Now, holding this belt means that you’re someone to look out for.
Sofia Clarke: There’s often talk of this occasional nickname you use of being ‘The New Breed Queen’. Could you elaborate on that?
Raven Roberts: When I first contender for his title I’d been knocked down hard. I’d been pinned for the Specialists title shortly before and the main event scene had basically laughed me away. I had to make a deal with Kendra Shamez just to get this shot. I looked up and saw Xander Payne calling himself ‘The New Breed God’ and acting as though holding the title made him something he wasn’t. I was a fan during the days when holding this title used to earmark future Hall of Famers. And so I worked my ass off and I took the belt from him. And I made a promise. I would hold this title with the dignity and respect it deserved. I would wear the title as Queen if the division but not as some sorority girl bimbo who wanted to run around with an undeserved crown. No. I would be the Queen of this division in the truest sense. I would be the one doing the work, elevating its standing, beating Hall of Famers, World Champions, and verifiable legends to a pulp, all while holding this title high in the air and restoring its former meaning. The problem is that everyone seems to see themselves as capable of taking the title from me. They now think themselves as some kind of next step for the title. The problem with Xander thinking the title made him is that he lowered it by doing so. The champion is the one who makes the championship. And I’ve made this title legitimate for the first time in ages. Anyone who doubts that is simply not aware of the jokes and bullshit that have been hurled at the division for ages now. Men like Xander, Nathan Fiora, The Revenant… Xander is the only one even remaining of the recent crop of champions and what’s he really accomplished aside from expanding his thesaurus collection? I’ve made this title what it’s become. And I will continue to do so past King of Elite.
Sofia Clarke: Thank you for your time Raven. Now I’ll send it to a word from our sponsors.
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(“Boom Clap” — Charli XCX plays through the speakers as Layla Lockhart comes out with a huge smile on her face. Layla poses on top of the ramp before making her way down the ramp, tagging the hands of the fans on her way to the ring.)
Maria Del Rey: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first, from Salem, Oregon, she is “The White Lion”, LAYYYYYYYYLAAAAAAA LOOOOOCCCCCKKKKHAAAARRRRRRTTT!!!
CJ Hana: Layla Lockhart fell short of winning the match against Harlow Reichert, but I think Layla is amazing! She has a ton of heart and skills. She wants to be something on Empire. She wants to rack up those victories and I think she can. She managed to defeat Madison Kaline in the past and she needs to prove that that one victory was not a fluke at all.
Gavin Kirkland: Yawn, by the way, we welcome one of the contenders for the Women’s World Championship, Sienna Jade, glad that you can be here with us!
Sienna Jade: I’m always glad to give these losers a wonderful commentator that they can be proud of. It is my pleasure to be here.
(“O Fortuna” — Carl Orff plays through the speakers as Madison Kaline comes out with the Women’s World Championship on her shoulder. She sticks her tongue out as she is laughing at the crowd’s negative reaction of her before skipping her way down to the ring.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing her opponent, from Tampa Bay, Florida, she is the EAW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION, the “Queen of Death”, MAAAAADDDDDISSSSSSOOOOOOOOONNNNN KAAAAALIIIIINNNNNNNNNEEEEE!!
Gavin Kirkland: Madison Kaline has two solid title defenses underneath her belt! She’s managed to defeat Andrea Valentine and Raven Roberts. You can say it was controversial, but it was a victory and it was what kept the FOX image blonde.
Sienna Jade: She’s gotten two title defense in her reign, but she should be fortunate that she is still the champion now because that’s all going to change once I rip that Women’s World Championship away from her slimy hands!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: MADISON KALINE GOES RIGHT AFTER LAYLA LOCKHART! MADISON CONNECTS WITH A SPEAR TAKEDOWN AS SHE BEGINS POUNDING AWAY ON LAYLA! LAYLA IS TRYING TO BLOCK EACH SHOT, BUT MADISON ALMOST LOOKS LIKE A CRAZED WOMAN AS SHE IS ON A MISSION TO GET THIS VICTORY OVER LAYLA! The official of the match, Marti Solo, gets Madison by her waist and pulls her off Layla! Madison is trying to get out of the hold of the official, but the official is telling Madison to stop throwing punches at Layla. Meanwhile, Layla Lockhart is slowly rising back to her feet! She is looking extra cautious at Madison, who licks her lips! The two women launch at each other and go for the collar-and-elbow tie up, but Madison manages to get Layla into a headlock! Madison nudges that headlock, which applies more pressure onto Layla’s neck! Madison gets on one knee while maintaining the headlock before taking down Layla! Layla tries to pin Madison on her shoulders, but Madison manages to roll out of the way! Madison gets back up to her feet as Layla does the same thing soon after! Madison connects with a kick to Layla’s stomach, but Layla gets Madison’s right foot! Madison is hopping on one foot, but connects with a enziguri on Layla, which knocks her to the side! Madison goes over the Layla’s side before following that enziguri up with a superkick that knocks Layla back onto the corner!
Gavin Kirkland: Our Women’s World Champion is connecting with some turnbuckle thrusts onto Layla. Lockhart’s stomach! Madison quickly transitions into connecting with a series of stomps onto Layla’s stomach! Madison Kaline is doing a fantastic job with wearing down Layla! MADISON HAS A LOT TO PROVE INTO THIS MATCH — WELL, THAT’S WHAT SOME PEOPLE SAY, BUT SHE HAS NOTHING TO PROVE TO ME AT ALL! MADISON GETS LAYLA BY HER HAIR AND CONNECTS WITH A SNAPMARE TO A SEATED POSITION! MADISON KALINE CONNECTS WITH A SHOOT KICK TO LAYLA’S BACK AS LAYLA YELLS IN PAIN! MADISON CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER SHOOT KICK AS LAYLA YELLS ONCE AGAIN! MADISON CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER SHOOT KICK, BUT LAYLA LOCKHART MANAGES TO DUCK OUT OF THE WAY AND SWEEP MADISON’S RIGHT THING AS THE “QUEEN OF DEATH” FINDS HERSELF IN A SEATED POSITION! LAYLA QUICKLY GETS ON HER FEET, REBOUNDS FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH SOME DOUBLE KNEES TO MADISON’S FACE! Layla tries to go for the cover there, but our beautiful and blonde Women’s Champion manages to shove Layla out of the way! Layla finds herself back to her feet at no time as Madison soon after gets back to her feet as well! Layla runs towards Madison with a clothesline, but Madison does some sort of matrix-like move and is able to bend herself backwards! Layla goes past Madison as Madison connects with a back elbow before connecting with hangman neckbreaker! Madison quickly goes for the cover!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOONE!! TWO—
CJ Hana: LAYLA LOCKHART MANAGES TO KICK OUT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TWO COUNT! MADISON KALINE IS ROLLING HER EYES, ANNOYED BY LAYLA’S WILL TO NOT GIVE UP ANYTIME SOON! MADISON GETS LAYLA UP TO HER FEET BEFORE WHIPPING HER TO THE CORNER! LAYLA DOES HER BEST TO HOLD ONTO THE CORNER, BUT MADISON GOES AFTER “THE WHITE LION” WITH A HESITATION DROPKICK! LAYLA GOES CRASHING ONTO THE CORNER AGAIN AS SHE FINDS HERSELF IN A SEATED POSITION! MADISON GETS HER FOOT AND PRESSES IT AGAINST LAYLA’S THROAT! MADISON LOOKS VERY ANGRY, GAVIN! LIKE SHE NEEDS TO TAKE A CHILL PILL OR SOMETHING! LAYLA IS GASPING FOR AIR! MADISON IS AN INSANE CHICK, WHO PERSONALLY WOULD NOT MIND IF SHE ENDED UP KILLING LAYLA!
Sienna Jade: Layla basically died twice this season alone! Dying another time wouldn’t make a difference!
Marti Solo: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! THAT IS ENOUGH, MADISON!
Gavin Kirkland: Madison Kaline releases her foot from Layla’s throat! Madison is being lectured by Marti Solo about having to listen to her! Madison rolls her eyes and goes back to Layla, who is trying to pick herself back up! Madison turns Layla over before draping Layla on the second rope before going for a rope choke! It seems like Madison is looking to wear Layla down for the time being, so that she can end this match as soon as possible! MADISON CONTINUES TO APPLY AS MUCH PRESSURE POSSIBLE, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THE OFFICIAL IS GOING TO BEGIN HER COUNT ONCE AGAIN! WAIT A MINUTE! MADISON RELEASES THE HOLD BEFORE FLASHING THE OFFICIAL HER PEARLY WHITES BEFORE SKIPPING AWAY FROM LAYLA LOCKHART! ONCE AGAIN, LAYLA IS GASPING FOR AIR AS SHE IS TRYING TO RISE BACK TO HER FEET! MADISON DOES NOT WASTE ANYMORE TIME BUT RUNS AFTER LAYLA AND SHE CONNECTS WITH A SERIES OF FISTS DIRECTLY ONTO LAYLA’S NECK AND BACK! AFTER A FEW MORE TIMES DOING THAT, LAYLA FINDS HERSELF ON HER KNEE AS MADISON GOES TO THE ROPES, REBOUNDS OFF OF THEM AND CONNECTS WITH A DROPKICK THAT SENDS LAYLA TO HER BACK! MADISON IS RAISING HER ARMS UP IN CONFIDENCE AS SHE SKIPS AROUND LAYLA FOR THE TIME BEING BEFORE PICKING HER UP! LAYLA TRIES TO CONNECT WITH AN ELBOW TO MADISON’S STOMACH! THIS CAME FROM OUT OF NOWHERE AS MADISON THROWS A PUNCH TO LAYLA’S BACK, THAT BACKS HER DOWN FOR A MOMENT, BUT LAYLA GOES RIGHT BACK AT MADISON WITH A FEW MORE ELBOWS TOWARDS HER STOMACH! WITH THE LITTLE SEPARATION, LAYLA GETS MADISON KALINE BEFORE PULLING HER IN AND CONNECTING WITH A SNAP SUPLEX! LAYLA QUICKLY GOES FOR THE COVER!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOO—
CJ Hana: The “Queen of Death” gets her shoulder up around the beginning of the two count! Madison Kaline cannot afford an L going into King of Elite! She needs to have a fantastic showing tonight if she wants Astraea Jordan and Sienna Jade to take her seriously! I mean, doesn’t everyone in the Empire locker room think of Madison as some sort of joke? My heart breaks for this girl! I mean, all Madison wants for people to know is that she can win on her own and she can be an amazing champion! She has two solid title defenses underneath her belt! She just wants people to think of her as some sort of threat on Empire! Layla has Madison in position before whipping her to the ropes! Madison is holding onto the ropes before Layla goes after the Women’s World Champion! Layla Lockhart connects with the Dreamfinder! The running bicycle knee strike to Madison Kaline’s nose! Madison’s head goes back as it seems like she is bleeding from her nose! That is going to leave a mark!
Gavin Kirkland: CAN SOMEONE WHIP THE BLOOD FROM THIS WOMAN’S NOSE! IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT YOUR WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION TO LOOK LIKE? SHE NEEDS TO BE THE PERFECT REPRESENTATION OF BEAUTY AND TALENT! SHE NEEDS TO BE FLAWLESS AND THE BLOOD COMING FROM HER NOSE IS GOING TO BE NO HELP AT ALL! LAYLA FOLLOWS UP THAT KNEE STRIKE AND GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE THAT SENDS MADISON OUT OF THE RING! MADISON STUMBLES OUT OF THE RING AND COLLAPSES TO THE GROUND ASS HE IS HOLDING HER NOSE! LAYLA IS WAITING FOR MADISON TO GET TO THE PERFECT LEVEL BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! LAYLA LOCKHART AND MADISON KALINE GO CRASHING NEAR OUR TABLE! THESE BUFFOONS IN THE ARENA ARE STANDING ON THEIR FEET APPLAUDING THIS MADNESS? MADISON COULD BE HURT! MADISON CAN BE HURT TO THE POINT THAT SHE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO COMPETE AT KING OF ELITE!
Sienna Jade: NOT MY PROBLEM! IT WILL JUST MAKE THINGS A LOT MORE EASIER FOR ME TO BE WOMEN’S CHAMPION! I MEAN, MADISON KALINE IS A GROWN ASS WOMAN. SHE DOESN’T NEED CREEPY MEN BEING ALL LIKE “POOR WITTLE MADDIE!” MADISON DOESN’T WANT TO BE THE VICTIM IN THIS SITUATION AND THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT SHE IS GOING TO BRING HER BEST AT KING OF ELITE, BUT MADISON HAS HAD THAT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TWO MONTHS TOO LONG AND IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME THAT SIENNA JADE TAKES HER PLACE ON THE THRONE! LAYLA LOCKHART AND MADISON KALINE GET BACK TO THEIR FEET, BUT LAYLA CONNECTS WITH AN AXE HANDLE THAT MAKES MADISON FALL TO HER ASS! MADISON GETS BACK UP TO HER FEET BEFORE LAYLA GOES FOR ANOTHER AXE HANDLE WHICH GIVES HER THE SAME RESULT! LAYLA FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A STANDING DROPKICK, WHICH SENDS MADISON TO THE BARRICADE! MADISON IS CRINGING IN PAIN, BUT LAYLA IS HOT ON HER TAIL BEFORE SHE CONNECTS WITH A FLYING HEEL KICK! OH MAH GAWD, I THINK MADISON IS DEAD! MADISON FALLS TO THE GROUND! SHE IS LOOKING VERY MOTIONLESS AND IF I WERE LAYLA, I WOULD GET HER BACK IN THE RING ON TIME! IT SEEMS LIKE THAT SPINNING HEEL KICK TOOK SOME OF THE ENERGY AWAY FROM LAYLA AS SHE IS STRUGGLING TO GET MADISON, BUT EVENTUALLY DOES SO BEFORE SLOWLY ROLLING MADISON BACK INTO THE RING. SOON AFTER, LAYLA JOINS MADISON INSIDE THE RING! SLOWLY, LAYLA GOES FOR THE COVER! THIS MAY BE ANOTHER UPSET!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOO!!
CJ Hana: Madison Kaline kicks out! I was not expecting that at all. Just like Sienna told us, I think Layla Lockhart took a lot of time to get back into the ring! If Layla were to have gotten in the ring a lot sooner, she could have gotten another victory over the Women’s Champion! Layla sighs as she gets Madison back up to her feet! Madison is wobbly on her feet, but Layla manages to whip Madison to the corner! Madison goes forward a little bit, but Layla manages to connect with a shotgun dropkick that sends Madison back to the turnbuckle again! Madison finds herself in a seated position as Layla gets her foot and places it against Madison’s throat! IT SEEMS LIKE LAYLA IS GETTING A LITTLE REVENGE FOR WHAT MADISON DID EARLIER IN THIS MATCH! LAYLA IS NOT NORMALLY THE PERSON TO BE THIS PETTY, BUT I AM LIVING FOR THIS! LAYLA IS STEPPING ON MADISON’S THROAT AS MADISON IS TRYING TO MOVE LAYLA’S FOOT AWAY FROM HER! LAYLA IS PRESSING HER FOOT AGAINST MADISON’S THROAT! MARTI SOLO PULLS LAYLA AWAY FROM MADISON, WHO IS HOLDING ONTO HER NECK BEFORE SITTING HERSELF ON THE BOTTOM TURNBUCKLE! Marti is busy lecturing Layla! This buys some time to get Madison back to her feet as she manages to do that! Layla goes past the official as she connects with a running wheel kick on Madison, who falls back into the corner! Layla begins to unload in a series of punches towards Madison’s head as it wears down the Women’s World Champion to her knees! With Madison lowered down a little more, Layla connects with the Reality Check! The wicked cartwheel knee drop on Madison as Layla goes for the cover once again!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
Gavin Kirkland: Madison Kaline kicks out! Layla is on her knees with her hands on her hips? What is she going to need to do to get Madison down for the three count? Let me tell you, nothing is going to be enough! Madison Kaline is Women’s Champion and it is because she can outlast losers like Layla Lockhart! Layla gets Madison by her h head and gets her back up! It seems like Layla is planning to end this match as soon as possible! Layla runs towards the top rope! LAYLA LOCKHART WITH RIGHT BACK AT YA! THE HANDSPRING CUTTER, BUT MADISON MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY! LAYLA LANDS IN A SEATED POSITION BEFORE MADISON RISES BACK TO HER FEET WITH A LOOK OF FRUSTRATION ON HER FACE! LAYLA WAITED A LITTLE TOO SOON TO CONNECT WITH THAT HANDSPRING CUTTER AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO HER! MADISON CONNECTS WITH A SNAPMARE ON LAYLA LOCKHART BEFORE POUNCING AWAY AT HER WITH SOME FISTS OF HER OWN! MADISON GETS LAYLA BY HER WAIST AND CONNECTS WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! MADISON QUICKLY FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A SUPERKICK AS THAT GETS LAYLA TO HER BACK! MADISON IS GESTURING FOR LAYLA TO RISE BACK TO HER FEET! I THINK WE ALL KNOW WHERE LAYLA IS GOING TO END UP NOW! MADISON KALINE WITH THE AFTERLIFE! THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL CONNECTS ON LAYLA LOCKHART! MADISON WITH THE COVER!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“O Fortuna” plays again as Madison Kaline is smirking as she rises back to her feet. Marti Solo raises Madison’s hand in victory.)
Maria Del Rey: The winner of this match, MAAAAADDDDDDIIIIISSSSSOOOOOOONNNNNN KAAAALLLIIIIINNNNNNNNEEEEE!!
CJ Hana: Madison Kaline bounces back from her loss against Layla Lockhart in August! This seemed like something that must have gotten underneath her skin and it must have taken a lot of weight off her shoulders! It seems like Madison has nothing holding her back now!
Sienna Jade: There was nothing ever holding her back to begin with. I mean, she has the board on her back pocket, so it’s more like everyone else, but Madison is being held back. Madison looked good out there and she looks good for King of Elite, but I’m not going to Johannesburg to lose, CJ. This is a championship opportunity that I should have gotten a long time ago and I’m not letting it slip away from me.
(Madison Kaline is seen celebrating in the ring with the Women’s World Championship on her shoulder. Soon after, she is met with Amber Keys and Cleopatra with their Empire Tag Team Championships on their shoulders. The Queen’s Court are celebrating in the ring. The three women standing tall.)
Gavin Kirkland: Isn’t this the picture of perfection? HI CLEO! IT’S ME GAVIN!
Sienna Jade: I think I’m gonna be sick.
Gavin Kirkland: CHELSEA CROWE AND JAEL STRIKE CLEOPATRA AND AMBER KEYS FROM BEHIND! THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS FALL TO THE GROUND! JAEL QUICKLY CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK THAT KNOCKS MADISON TO THE GROUND! MADISON ROLLS OUT OF THE RING TO RECOVER! WITH MADISON OUT OF THE WAY, CHELSEA BEGINS TO STRIKE AMBER WITH SOME FISTS AT JAEL GOES RIGHT AFTER CLEOPATRA! CHELSEA GETS CLEOPATRA BY HER RIGHT LEG BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A KA MATE, THE LEG DROP DDT! INSTANTLY, CLEOPATRA IS HOLDING ONTO HER LEFT LEG IN PAIN! CLEOPATRA MANAGES TO TURN HERSELF ON ALL FOURS BEFORE CHELSEA REBOUNDS FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A CHELSEA SMILE! THE KNEE DROP FACE BUSTER ON THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP, WHICH CLEOPATRA’S SKULL COLLIDES WITH AS WELL! THESE MONSTERS! These BIRD FREAKS ARE DISRESPECTING THIS BEAUTIFUL WOMAN!
CJ Hana: AMBER ALERT ON CHELSEA CROWE! JAEL MANAGES TO PUSH CHELSEA OUT OF THE WAY! JAEL CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING BICYCLE KICK! AMBER KEYS FALLS TO ONE KNEE! JAEL GETS AMBER BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE CHELSEA CONNECTS WITH THE LITTLE DEATH!, THE ROUNDHOUSE FEINTED SUPERKICK! AMBER FALLS ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE AS JAEL FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A DIVINE ILLUSION, KNEE STRIKE TO THE HEAD! AMBER IS DOWN!
Gavin Kirkland: Chelsea Crowe and Jael are satisfied with their work as the managed to beat down Amber Keys and Cleopatra! The two women nod in approval and exit the ring and make their way up the ramp! Madison Kaline rolls back into the ring to check on her two partners! I hope Cleopatra is alright!
(A headset being taken off is heard…)
CJ Hana: WHAT ARE YOU DOING, SIENNA? SIENNA JADE ATTACKS MADISON KALINE FROM BEHIND! MADISON DID NOT SEE THAT COMING AT ALL AS SIENNA IS UNLOADING IN A SERIES OF FISTS ON THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION! SIENNA JADE IS DRIVEN TO INSANITY ABOUT THE FACT THAT SHE WANTS TO BE THE BEST! SHE BELIEVES THAT SHE DESERVES TO BE ON TOP OF EMPIRE! SIENNA JADE GETS MADISON KALINE BY HER HAIR AND THROWS HER TO THE RING POST! SIENNA QUICKLY GETS MADISON KALINE AND THROWS HER TO HER KNEES! SIENNA SPRINGBOARDS FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A RAW SIENNA, THE SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK ONTO THE BACK OF THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION’S HEAD! MADISON KALINE IS DOWN! THE QUEEN’S COURT IS DOWN AND THE ONLY WOMAN STANDING IN THE RING IS SIENNA JADE!
(Sienna Jade admires the damage she caused to Madison Kaline before she notices Madison’s Women’s World Championship to the side. Sienna admires the title in her possession before she raises the championship up in the air. The crowd begins to boo the living hell out of this woman, but Sienna does not care.)
CJ Hana: Could this be foreshadowing of what we can expect at King of Elite?
Gavin Kirkland: Sienna Jade proved that there is going to be nothing that holds her back anymore. That is all the time we have for you. Signing off for CJ Hana, I am Gavin Kirkland and we’ll see you at King of Elite!
(The last shot of Sienna Jade raising the Women’s World Championship high in the air and Madison Kaline, Cleopatra and Amber Keys lying on their backs is seen as the camera fades to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)