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Empire 1/3/2019

(Empire Intro plays)

(A brief Road to Redemption recap is shown, with Andrea Valentine choking out Serena Bennett to win the Specialists title being shown followed quickly by Tyler Wolfe stopping Clara Lovelace from cashing in the Young Lioness Cup. The scene then cuts to the Unified Women’s title match where the Crowe’s Nest returned and the in ring official, Jesse Carlton, stopping the match due to excessive blood loss after Raven hits the Talon on Madison. The camera then cuts to the announcers desk with SG1 and Gavin Kirkland.)

SG1: Happy New Year, and welcome once again to Thursday Night Empire! We have a huge show for you tonight, multiple in ring debuts, and we’ve been told to expect to hear from our General Manager, Flannery McCoy shortly regarding the fall out of Road to Redemption and the road to King of the Elite!

Gavin Kirkland: You’re damn right we got a big show tonight! Just look at out main event! Forget Cowboys versus Aliens, we got Lesbians versus MILFS! And while I didn’t get my New Years wish of a wardrobe malfunction from Kendra Shamez in her match against the ungrateful Serena Bennett, I think it’s safe to say that 2019 for Empire is going to be our best year yet!

(They are cut off as ‘Girl Gang’ by Leikeli47 plays as Flannery McCoy walks out onto the stage, followed by Angel Harris and Torhild Vinter who is pushing a wheelchair containing Kendra Shamez. The crowd pops hugely at the sight of Kendra.)

Crowd: YOU STILL GOT IT! YOU STILL GOT IT! YOU STILL GOT IT!

(Kendra smiles and seems slightly embarrassed as Flannery steps aside to give the EAW Hall of Famer her due. Finally she waves to the crowd, motioning for them to calm down, before raising her microphone.)

Kendra Shamez: Well, I don’t know if I still got ‘IT’ but I do have a busted hip, I really, really need to make sure I stretch more before my next match…IF there is a next match, that is! Enough about that, though, HAPPY NEW YEAR, EAW!

(The crowd cheers again before finally settling down. Flannery now steps forward, microphone of her own in hand.)

Flannery McCoy: Even though Road to Redemption wasn’t an Empire exclusive event, it was still monumental for the brand, and there is certainly a lot to unpack. First and foremost, though, I have an announcement to make: I’ve been considering this for a bit, and after Road to Redemption my mind has been made up. I am handing over the control of Empire to Kendra Shamez. I will still handle the administrative tasks and be the final say in arbitrations, but everything else will be handled by the very capable Ms. Shamez!

SG1: Whoa, Flannery is letting Kendra run Empire? That’s big news!

Gavin Kirkland: Flannery finally recognizes her better, you mean. Kendra is ten times the leader Flannery McCoy is. Do you think Kassidy Heart would have slapped the shit from Kendra nearly as easily as she did Flannery? I sure as hell don’t!

(The crowd claps in appreciation to Flannery McCoy as she takes a bow before waving and walking backstage, followed by her bodyguard, Angel. Kendra rolls herself forward a bit on the stage before raising the microphone.)

Kendra Shamez: I humbly hope to move forward with a vision for Empire that will make Flannery both proud, and reassured that she made the right choice! Now to wrestling matters! One of the criticisms of Empire I see leveled all the time is ‘Why does Empire have its own tag division when EAW as a whole has Unified Tag titles?’ It’s a question I’ve heard over and over again and truth be told, it can be hard to justify sometimes. That’s all about to change, however. I know it is only January, and we absolutely are focused on King of the Elite where Astraea Jordan will face off against Madison Kaline, cashing in her Empress of Elite crown, after that Empire will gear up for the Iconic Cup. This years Cup will be a huge event, where not only will the new holder of the Iconic Cup, which lets the woman in possession cash in on the Unified Women’s Championship, be determined in a brand new match, but every title on Empire will also be decided!

(Kendra pauses for the crowd to settle after the announcement.)

Kendra Shamez: Now, what does that have to do with the tag titles? Good question! Starting now, the Empire tag titles will be defended under what i am calling Freebird Rules. Named for when the Crowe’s Nest replaced April Song with Raven Roberts, from this point on, if the tag titles are held by a faction of more than two members, any two may freely step in to defend the titles on a given match!

SG1: Talk about a game changer! That gives a definite Champions advantage to groups like the Pride, or the Jaded Wolfe Hearts!

Kendra Shamez: Starting the week after King of Elite, we will start a tag tournament. The winner of which will face the tag team champions at the Iconic cup! For now, though, I’ve been out here long enough! Once again, thank you for joining us tonight, and we really hope you enjoy the show!

(‘Needles and Pins’ by the Deftones play as Torhild wheels Kendra backstage.)

(Commercial plays for the DVD release of Bloodletter, featuring a bloody Tyler Wolfe on the cover)

Corie Simmons: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!….

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(‘Rise’ by Divyded begins as Gisele O’Dare makes her way out from beyond the curtains for the first time. There is a mixed reaction for the Hollywood looking starlet as she stops short of the entrance ramp for a moment sticking her hands upon her hips with her dark Bvlgari sunglasses hiding her eyes. She holds open her arms in a pose as she spins around once before making her way down the ramp finally.)

Corie Simmons: Introducing first, she hails from Denver, Colorado….she weighs in at ONE HUNDRED AND TEN POUNDS!!…She’s ‘THE NEWBORN HOPE’!!!….making her Empire debut!!….GISEEELLLLLEEEE OOOOOO’DAAAARRRRREEEEE!!!

SG1: Well, lets not dare call it some sort of comeback by looks of this face! I mean, if I hadn’t been here right throughout the year 2018, then I might have a different opinion. But it seems that no matter how many times I see this face (uncanny the damn resemblance too), er I mean similar look they always tend to fizzle out fast. But this Gisele O’Dare might be different, time will surely tell.

Gavin: Show’s what you know! I’ve just arrived, therefore have earned more of a right by default to be unbiased and judge this woman more appropriately! See she stands at a slender but beautiful 5’4″ tall, long flowing blonde hair; and those eyes!…..But she’s here to fight, SG1, not just to make people wild for her! Fox definitely has a place for Gisele O’Dare and so do I! Come to papa!

(Gavin imitates the sound of cracking a whip as a disgusted SG1 looks on.)

(Once Gisele O’Dare reaches the stairs and begins ascending she looks into the camera and shouts “HO HO HOE’S! LIFE IS GOOD BAYBAY!!!” before rudely pushing the camera away and stepping on to the apron and promptly entering the ring where she extends her arms out and does a slow spin while posing and then removing her sunglasses to get ready for match.)

(‘Party Goin’ Dumb’ by Rico Nasty now plays throughout the arena as Astrea Jordan makes her way out on the stage with a bounce in her step, showing a certain giddiness to strut her stuff as she makes her way down the ramp toward the ring.)

Corie Simmons: And her opponent, she hails from Chicago, Illinois…..she weighs in at ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE POUNDS!!….She’s the current ‘EMPRESS OF ELITE!!!’….ASSSSSTTTTTREEEEEAAAAA JORRRRRRDDDDAAAANNNN!!!!

SG1: Despite not being able to come out on top at Road To Redemption and secure a spot in the finals of the King Of Elite, the current Empress of Elite, Astrea Jordan is ready to go tonight! That’s one of the traits of what true winners are about, being able to let go of things that they no longer have any control over and moving on to things that may prove to be more fruitful. She still has a date with destiny no less as we slowly but surely approach annual King Of Elite, where Astrea will finally get her long awaited chance to cash in the Empress crown to face the Women’s World Champion!

Gavin: Are ya done yet?? Ya got a song to go along with that too? I mean, we get it! Astrea Jordan lost a meaningless match in the grand scheme of things, and now she still has a crown of her own and now she’s getting perhaps a comeuppance later at King of Elite. But she better not look pass her opposition too much despite her lack of experience! She might even mesmerize Astrea with those seductive eyes too! Oh, and apparently Astrea should know she’s a good fighter or something to that effect!

SG1: What’d you read from her profile say?

Gavin: How would I know, I didn’t read it!

(SG1 simply facepalms while in the ring Astrea Jordan eyes her opponent from across the ring with a bit of curiosity at first, but it’s soon replaced with a smirk as she looks to the crowd and hypes them up and they get loud for this match up.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

SG1: And O’Dare from behind with a hard forearm to the back of the head of Astrea who immediately drops down to her knees as Gisele O’Dare assumes control early! Astrea Jordan absorbing the shots of Gisele O’Dare!! NOW O’DARE SENDS A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION OF THE STILL RECOVERING ASTREA JORDAN! AND ANOTHER! O’dare brings Astrea over to the corner where she sends a couple of high knees to the midsection of the current Empress of Elite! BUT A SLAP ACROSS THE FACE BY GISELE…IT!…OMG ASTREA JORDAN JUST SNAPPED AND GRABS THE ROOKIE WITH FORCE AND THROWS HER TO THE CORNER INSTEAD! ASTREA IMMEDIATELY GOES TO WORK ON GISELE O’DARE WITH REPEATED SHOULDER THRUSTS!! SHE’S RELENTLESS! SHE GRABS GISELE BY HER HAIR AND THROWS HER ACROSS THE RING TO THE CENTER! GISELE O’DARE APPEARS STUNNED BY THIS REVERSE IN MOMENTUM! Astrea Jordan stays on top of Gisele with a couple of clubbing forearms to the back as she forces Gisele back to her feet! Astrea whips Gisele O’Dare to the ropes! Astrea with a straight right-a clothesline attempt misses it’s mark as Gisele slides under with a baseball slide! Gisele takes Astrea by surprise by wrapping an arm around Astrea’s neck! AND A REVERSE DDT BY ‘THE NEW BORN HOPE’ GISELE O’DARE! GISELE GOING FOR THE COVER ON THE EMPRESS OF ELITE ASTREA JORDAN!!

Referee: ONE!!…….TWO!!!……KICKOUT!!

Gavin: She don’t care…..well, at least that’s what she says. Gisele has had quite the neutral life and upbringing, somehow has bridged the gap between becoming completely obsessed with living out her dreams and being desperately lost with the benefits of a safety net if she falls. She looks pretty resilient! Gisele has Astrea in the side headlock! Astrea Jordan sends Gisele O’Dare off the ropes, but O’Dare smartly hangs on and slides out of the ring before Astrea could send a shoulder block at her! Gisele O’Dare once again taunts saying “LIFE IS GODD BAYBAY!! as she poses! Astrea Jordan decides to slide out of the ring after her less than eager opponent Well, can’t disagree with this strategy by Miss Gisele leading Astrea out after her! Gisele O’Dare slides under the bottom rope and back into the ring with Astrea giving close follow but O’Dare beats her to the punch! O’Dare stomping away at the current Empress of Elite! Astreaa Jordan trying to rise up through this attack by O’Dare! Gisele O’Dare off the ropes to follow up! PELE KICK COMING BACK!! NO!! ASTREA ABLE TO AVOID THE CONTACT!!! SPINNING HEEL KICK BY ASTREA IS DODGED BY GISELE!! GISELE WITH A DROPKICK THAT SENDS ASTREA JORDAN BACK AGAINST THE ROPE AND GISELE IS RIGHT THERE AND SHE CATCHES ASTREA AND PUTS HER DOWN WITH A SPINNING SIDEWALK SLAM + CHOKESLAM COMBINATION!! WOOOO!! WHAT A MOVE!! GISELE O’DARE RIGHT INTO A HOOK OF THE LEG FOR THE MOST UNSURPRISING VICTORY OF THE NIGHT!!

Referee: ONE!!!……..TWO!!!!…….KICKOUT!!!!

SG1: I would tend to disagree with you there, Gavin! That would’ve been the shocker of 2019 and it’s only just began! Gisele O’Dare with a grounded headlock on the current Empress of Elite and she has it cinched in good! The referee checks with Astrea Jordan to see if she wants to give up! AND LOOK AT GISELE!! SHE’S GOT HER LEGS PROPPED UP ON THE SECOND ROPE FOR THAT EXTRA BIT OF LEVERAGE!! AND THIS IS CUTTING OFF THE OXYGEN TO THE LUNGS FOR ASTREA WHO’S STRUGGLING!! GISELE O’DARE DROPS HER LEGS DOWN IN THE RING AGAIN BEFORE THE REFEREE COULD DETECT ANYTHING!! GISELE LOOKING TO WRAP A LEG OVER WAIST OF ASTREA JORDAN! ASTREA WORMING AROUND RIGHT NOW TRYING TO FIND THE ROPES! TRYING TO AVOID GETTING TRAPPED BY GISELE!! THE EMPRESS OF ELITE IS TRYING TO FIGHT OFF THIS TENACIOUS CHALLENGER! ASTREA FINALLY FINDS THE ROPES WITH HER BOOT! THE REFEREE BEGINS THE MANDATORY ROPE BREAK COUNT!!

Referee: ONE!…TWO!..THREE!…FOUR!..FI

Gavin: Don’t they just hate wasting so much energy when it’s clear nobody ever disqualifies themselves in their first match!?? I mean it’s only common freaking sense! Now Gisele O’Dare tries to keep the advantage with clubbing forearms to the head of Astrea Jordan! The referee counting again as Astrea is still in the ropes! Gisele gets in the face of the referee!

Gisele: I’m royalty compared to you! Bow bitch!

SG1: Gisele O’Dare certainly not looking to make any effort to make friends by berating that referee. Gisele O’Dare taking her eyes off the task at hand ever so slightly, but Astrea Jordan is the last person you want to take your focus off and Astrea strikes just as Gisele turns back around! SPINNING HEEL KICK CONNECTS THIS TIME AND DOWN GOES O’DARE! GISELE TRIES TO RECOVER QUICKLY BUT SHE RUNS RIGHT INTO AN ARM DRAG BUY THE CURRENT EMPRESS OF ELITE!! GISELE O’DARE IS CAUGHT!!! SHE’S GOING OVER FOR AND DOWN SHE GOES!! KATA GATAME SUPLEX FROM ASTREA JORDAN! ASTREA WITH THE COVER!!

Referee: ONE!!!…..TWO!!!!……KICKOUT!!

Gavin: Who says blondes don’t do it best!!?? And I wasn’t referring to that pin Gisele almost had to eat at the hands of Astrea Jordan either! I mean she looked so good on her back that for a moment I was imagining I was Astrea Jordan!! Gisele is so easy on the eyes, I could get lost in them any day all day! Oh well now that’s not too attractive! Stop beating her senseless like that Astrea with those closed fist shots! OH LOOK AT THIS! OUR EMPRESS WANTS TO POSE NOW AND HYPE THESE IDIOTS UP! Gisele O’Dare trying to slowly recover as Astrea goes to grab Gisele by the hair to pull her up! AND A RAKE TO THE EYES BY GISELE!! GISELE BOUNCING OFF THE ROPES!! AND ASTREA GETS THAT BIG BOOT UP JUST IN TIME TO MEET GISELE O’DARE’S FLAWLESS FACE!! DAMMIT!! GISELE HOLDING HER FACE!! DON’T WORRY GISELE, I”LL SAVE YOU!!

Astrea: COM’ON! GET YO BARBIE DOLL ASS UP!!

SG1: Gisele O’Dare stumbling back to her feet! This can’t be what she had in mind at all for her debut! The current Empress of Elite has completely taken over! Astrea with a pick up and a bodyslam on Gisele O’Dare! Astrea Jordan going up to the top turnbuckle! SHE’S GOING FOR THAT POWER OF EQUALITY – THE ELEVATED DOUBLE FOOT STOMP!! NO!!! GISELE O’DARE RECOVERS IN TIME TO AVOID THE CONTACT!! ASTREA JORDAN LANDS ON HER FEET! LOOK AT THIS!! HANDSTAND HEAD SCISSORS TAKEDOWN OF ASTREA JORDAN BY GISELE O’DARE!! Now O’Dare going for what she calls FAREWELL TO FAME!!! THE SPINNING IMPALER!!! BUT ASTREA REACTS QUICKLY AND TAKES GISELE OFF HER FEET AND DRIVES HER INTO THE CORNER!! ASTREA LOOKS TO FOLLOW UP!! BUT DOUBLE BOOTS TO THE FACE THAT TURNS AWAY ASTREA SENDING HER STAGGERING BACK!! GISELE O’DARE RUNS AT ASTREA JORDAN TO FOLLOW UP!! CROSSBODY ON ASTREA JORDAN BY GISELE O’DARE!! BUT ASTREA CATCHES THE MOMENTUM OF GISELE!! THE CROSSBODY WASN’T!!??? ASTREA RAISES GISELE O’DARE HIGH IN THE AIR!!! MILITARY BODY PRESS INTO A RIB BREAKER! ASTREA JORDAN IS NOT DONE!! SHE HAS O’DARE BACK UP STILL IN HER CLUTCHES!! FALLAWAY SLAM TO GISELE O’DARE!! ASTREA WITH THE COVER AGAIN!!

Referee: ONE!!!……TWO!!!………THHHRRRRE…..KICKOUT!!

Gavin: YESSS!!! I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHY THAT BASIC KICKOUT WAS SO EXCITING!! OH!! THAT’S RIGHT!! BECAUSE FOX DAMN SURE CARES FOR IT’S ROOKIES, ESPECIALLY ONES THAT LOOK AS HOT AS GISELE O’DARE!! AWWWW!!! WEEEHHHHHHH ASTREA!! QUIT BITCHING TO THE REFEREE YA WHINY ASS CUNT!! Astrea-hey HEY! Watch the hair…as she yanks Gisele up now! AND A VICIOUS BACK ELBOW TO THE CHIN BY GISELE! MAN!!! SHE KNOCKED ASTREA BACK WITH FORCE BEHIND THAT ELBOW TO THE FACE!! HERE COMES GISELE!! NO!! ASTREA RECOVERS, DAMN!!! RAPID FIRE STRIKES!! CLOSED FIST LEFTS AND RIGHTS COMBINATION FOLLOWED UP BY A SHOOT KICK TO THE MIDSECTION OF GISELE THAT DAZES AND STAGGERS HER BACK! WORKING HER OVER AND NOW THE WHIP BY ASTREA THAT SENDS GISELE O’DARE TO THE ROPES!! GISELE WITH THE ATHLETIC AGILITY LEAP FROGS ASTREA!! ASTREA TAKEN BY SURPRISE!! GISELE WHIPS ASTREA TO THE CORNER!! HERE COMES GISELE AGAIN! AND A FOREARMF FROM ASTREA JORDAN!! ASTREA HOPS UP TO AND SITS ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! WHAT’S SHE TRYING NOW!!?? OH MY GOD!! YESSSSS!!! GISELE O’DARE SAYS NOT TODAY ASTREA! SHE”S GOT HER!! NOOO!!! ASTREA IS FIGHTING IT!! GISELE O’DARE AND ASTREA JORDAN SLUGGING IT OUT ON THE CORNER TURNBUCKLE WHERE ASTREA SITS!! GISELE CLIMBS UP TO ASTREA’S LEVEL NOW!! SHE’S ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! TOP ROPE FRANKENSTEINER BY GISELE JUST DRILLED ASTREA INTO THE MAT!! GISELE O’DARE WASTING NO TIME SCRAMBLES FOR THE COVER!!! YESSSSS!!!

Referee: ONNNNEEEE!!!!….TWWWOOOOO!!!…..THRRRREEEE….KICKOUT

SG1: DETERMINATION AND GUTS IS WHAT ASTREA JORDAN IS ALL ABOUT GAVIN!! GISELE O’DARE PULLING HER HAIR OUT RIGHT NOW BUT THIS COMES AS A SURPRISE TO ANYONE ANYMORE WHEN IT COMES TO ASTREA! SHE’S A FIGHTER! SHE KNOW’S NO OTHER TWO WAYS ABOUT IT!! O’DARE HAS BROUGHT THE FIGHT TO BE SURE! BUT CAN SHE FINISH!!?? AND NOW GISELE TAKING HER FRUSTRATIONS OUT ON ASTREA WITH THOSE CLOSED FIST SHOTS TO THE HEAD OF ASTREA!! GISELE STAMPS HER FEET IN DISGUST AS SHE SCREAMS OUT LOUD!! SHE’S NOW GESTURING FOR ASTREA TO RISE UP!! ASTREA JORDAN SLOWLY GETTING TO HER FEET! ASTREA IS UP AND HERE COMES GISELE!! BHAD TREATS! THE HURRICANRANA DRIVER!! OH! BUT THAT WAS THE IDEA ANYWAY BUT ASTREA JORDAN JUST CUT GISELE O’DARE OFF WITH THAT VAUNTED BUT EFFECTIVE BRAID WHIP!! GISELE IS STUNNED!! BRAID WHIP AGAIN BY ASTREA AGAIN!! KILL U ON CAMERA – THE MUSCLE BUSTER!! NO!! GISELE KNEW WHAT WAS COMING AND DESPERATELY FIGHTS OUT OF ASTREA’S GRASP!! CLOTHESLINE BY ASTREA IS DUCKED BY GISELE AND O’DARE HAS HER!!! SHE CALLS THIS….IS IT!!?? TICKET TO HEAVEN!! BERKOCET!! NO!!! ASTREA FIGHTS OUT!! SHOOT KICK TO THE MIDSECTION BY ASTREA JORDAN TO GISELE O”DARE!! FREE SMOKE!!! REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE KICK ON THE FOLLOW UP BY ASTREA!! BUT O’DARE DUCKS THIS ATTACK!! SHE AVOIDS THE WELL KNOWN FINISHER OF ASTREA JORDAN!! GISELE HAS JORDAN FROM BEHIND!! GISELE O’DARE WITH THE ROLL UP OF ASTREA!!!

Referee: ONNNNNNNNNEEEEE!!!!……TWWWWWWOOOOOOO!!!!……THRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!!

(Astrea Jordan kicks out too late)

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘Rise’ by Divyded picks back up as Gisele O’Dare rises up with a wide eyed look on her face as the crowd looks on in an almost hushed silence unable to fully process what they just witnessed as Astrea Jordan rolls over to her stomach area still laying in the ring, shaking her head in disbelief.)

Corie Simmons: Here your winner…BY PINFALL……GISSSSSEEEELLLLEEEE O’DAAAARRRRRREEEEE!!!

Gavin: OHHHH YESSSS!!!! WHAT AN UPSET!!! GISELE O”DARE JUST FLAT OUT DEFEATED THE CURRENT EMPRESS OF ELITE! BAM!! EGG IN YO FACE BAY BAY!!! LIFE IS DEFINITELY GOOD FOR THIS SHINING ROOKIE!! WOOOOOOO!!! SING IT WITH ME SG!!!

SG1: There is absolutely no denying, an upset it was, Gavin! This Gisele O’Dare may have a bright future ahead of her, more so than we may have initially thought! She and Astrea Jordan both fought hard back and forth tonight! But has hard as they both went at each other, there could only be one winner on this night!, and right now we’re all looking at her! A great win in the debut for Gisele O’Dare, but as we said already, Astrea Jordan is a fighter. She’ll be back.

Gisele O’Dare refuses the referee’s acknowledgement as she gives him a disgusted look before posing for the crowd that gives her mixed reaction. She has a smirk on her face as she walks over to the nearest camera and breaking complete kayfabe with a determined look worn on her face as she says “THIS IS WHAT THE REAL DANIELLE SKY LIVES FOR, AND DON’T YOU EVER FORGET THAT!” Gisele then goes back to smiling from cheek to cheek as she skips around the ring that Astrea has now removed herself from where she stands on the outside still shocked with her hands on her hips shaking her head. Astrea leaves toward the entrance ramp without looking back at her opponent as Gisele still all smiles as she rests her forearms on the ropes watching Astrea Jordan leave, and she blows a kiss in her direction as the scene fades.)

(Commercial plays for Grammarly, featuring Eric Crane. Now you can be constantly assured of your progress without worry.)

(Backstage Kendra Shamez is sitting in her wheelchair behind the desk that had been Flannery McCoy’s. Beside her stands Torhild Vinter, dressed in a black suit and tie, and at the door stands Angel Harris, dressed in a black tank top and dress slacks. As Kendra types there is a knock on the door. Angel opens it to reveal Sienna Jade. Kendra look sup and motions to Angel to let Sienna in.)

Kendra Shamez: Ms. Jade, what can I do for you?

(Sienna smiles sarcastically.)

Sienna Jade: OMG, you mean you’re actually willing to listen to me and work with a member of your roster? You’re already like 100% better than Flannery McCuck. *The fake smile melts as Sienna crosses her arms* Let’s cut the shit, Kendra, and no, before you try to sic Dyke and Dyker on me here, I’m not going to slap you like Kassi-poo did Flannery, who is still suspended, UGHHH, I hate Flannery for that!

(Kendra holds up a hand.)

Kendra Shamez: look, I know there has been an unfortunate working relationship between you two and Flannery, but I’m not her. What do you need, Sienna, and let’s see if I can’t help you get it.

(Sienna chews on her bottom lip while glaring at Kendra before finally shrugging.)

Sienna Jade: Fine, I wanna know, right now, when i get my rematch. It’s been half a goddam year, Kendra, since that bull dyke Cloud took my title and threw me away like I was trash. I want what is mine, Kendra, and I want it soon!

(Kendra sighs and leans forward on her desk, seemingly mulling something over. As Sienna watches her she seems to grow more and more annoyed. Finally Kendra raises her eyebrows and looks up to Sienna.)

Kendra Shamez: Fine, you want your rematch, right? You got it. I’m adding you to the title match at King of the Elite. Madison Kaline will defend the Unified Women’s Championship against The Empress of the Elite, Astraea Jordan, and the former Freeweight champion of Revolt, Sienna Jade. How’s that? Oh, and one more thing, Kassidy is off suspension, and has a match next week! Cleopatra says she is worthy of challenging for the Vixen’s title? Fine, that’s the match. Now, Ms. Jade, is there anything else I can help you with?

(Sienna seems actually stunned.)

Sienna Jade: Oh…well, sure, that will work out. Don’t think this means we’re best friends or anything, just because you’ve gave me what was already mine. Being 100% better than Flannery still isn’t much, remember that!

(Before Kendra can answer, Sienna storms out of the office, slamming the door behind her. Kendra sighs and shakes her head.)

(Commercial for ‘His’ and ‘Her’ Track Suits featuring Raven Roberts and Rex McAllister.)
(“Voices” by Motionless In White begins to play throughout the arena, Harlow Reichert popping out from behind the curtain. She receives a mixed, unenthusiastic response from the crowd in attendance. She struts down the ramp, hoisting herself onto the apron as she reaches the ring.)

Cori Simmons: The following contest is a singles match schedule for ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!

Cori Simmons: Introducing first, from Christchurch, New Zealand, “Miss No Fucks Given,” HHHAAAAAAARRRRRLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOWWW RRRRRRREIIIICHEEEEERRRRRTTTTT!

SG1: It sure is nice to see Harlow back on Empire! After suffering an injury towards the end of 2018, Harlow failed to make her mark on EAW programming after deciding that it was finally time to commit herself to professional wrestling. Man, I sure have high hopes for Harlow, and I hope she can pull herself together and shape herself into the star she knows she is destined to be!

Gavin Kirkland: Hubba, hubba…I didn’t know what or who a Harlow was before this match but…man. She looks hot as hell! You wouldn’t happen to have her number, would you?

SG1: Gavin, please, the woman is in a committed relationship with—

Gavin Kirkland: Hey, soccer has a goalie on each team. That doesn’t mean you can’t score, am I right?

(“Voices” is cut abruptly as “Control” by Halsey begins to play through the arena speakers, the fans cheering for Spriggan to arrive. She bursts from behind the curtain, the crowd cheering for her as she dances her way down the ramp, slapping hands with fans along the way.)

Cori Simmons: And her opponent…from The Bronx, New York, she is the “Demon Fairy,” SSSSSSPPRRRRRRIIIIIIIIGGAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNN!

SG1: Any first impression you can make here about Spriggan, Gavin?

Gavin Kirkland: Hmmm…okay, so she’s Asian. And with a name like that, I just hope that she’s springy! Like a slinky! Or even better, a mattress! I like my women flexible, you know? And hey, she’s a fantastic dancer! A real fun-lovin’ gal! And you know what they say, if you know how to dance, you definitely know how to fu—

SG1: Why did I even ask?

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Gavin Kirkland: Here we go, SG! Harlow Reichert finally back in action after missing on Empire for what seems like months, honestly! But clearly she hasn’t missed a beat! She immediately counters an attempt at a running attack by Spriggan—Harlow drags Spriggan by the arm, flipping her over right over her shoulders! Rin quick to get back up to her feet, though—and she looks for a running clothesline—TEXTBOOK LEAPING LARIAT FROM HARLOW REICHERT, KNOCKING SPRIGGAN ON THE GROUND! Those quick attacks from Rin won’t do much against a woman of Harlow’s size—and Spriggan’s back up—trying to charge after Harlow again with a running head start on a waist lock! Spriggan tries to pick her up! But it’s no use! Harlow’s size is playing a huge advantage in this one—Harlow, over a full foot taller than Spriggan, literally shakes Rin off of her! Harlow now taunting Spriggan, beckoning her to give Harlow a legitimate fight here.

SG1: Spriggan, turning her head now to look around the ring. And she—huh? She’s dancing in the middle of the ring, Gavin! She’s got her hands on her hips, and—she’s—wagging? Like she has a tail? This, I can’t make sense of.

Gavin Kirkland: Gotta love these girls! They are truly committed to the delivery of the FOX product! Wooo! Go Rin!

SG1: Ugh, Gavin, sometimes, I really just—WOAH! Harlow has had enough of Spriggan’s games! Miss No Fucks Given certainly gives a shit now—I know Harlow has been itching for an opportunity for some real competition here on Empire, and Spriggan is gonna learn what happens when Harlow can start to set her sights on victory, as she forcefully Irish whips Spriggan into the turnbuckle corner—followed by a running back elbow to Spriggan in the corner! Harlow rolls back up to her feet—and a stiff knife edge chop to Rin’s chest! And another! More! Harlow won’t stop! This doesn’t look good, Gavin! I don’t know if I’ve seen Harlow like this before!

Gavin Kirkland: Spriggan’s chest has turned a shade of red nearly identical to Harlow’s hair color, SG! That medium-big booty cutie is really putting in some work here tonight! Spriggan looks dazed—SHE FALLS FLAT ON HER FACE! Spriggan is on the ground—Harlow pulls the small asian woman by her hair and drags her to the center of the ring—for the count—Harlow’s got this in the bag!

Referee: OOONNNEE!

SG1: Kick out by Spriggan! She’s not out of this one yet, Gavin, don’t count her out so easy! Harlow’s gonna have to put more work in than that to finish her off. But Spriggan still hasn’t gotten up…Harlow observing her downed opponent—she backs away, gets a running head start—DOUBLE FOOT STOMP straight to the chest of Spriggan, who’s now coughing and gasping for air! I think Harlow’s looking to put the stake in this one—she pulls a limp Rin up to her feet—lifts her in the air, sets her up—THERE IT IS! FATE’S END! SPRIGGAN OUT COLD! AND HARLOW WITH THE COVER! THAT’S GOTTA BE IT!

Referee: OOOONNEE! TTWWWOOO! THREEEEEEEE!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Voices” by Motionless In White kicks up throughout the arena as Harlow has her hand raised in victory by the referee. She begins to celebrate in the center of the ring as Spriggan rolls out and falls off of the apron.)

Gavin Kirkland: She did it! Yay! Harlow beat the foreigner! See, how’s that for putting in work, SG?

SG1: What? Except, this we’re in Japan, Spriggan’s from New York and Harlow—nevermind. But, I see, Gavin! What a way to make a comeback! And congrats to Harlow for her victory! You know, 2019 looks like it might be Harlow’s year. Pay close attention to this one.

Gavin Kirkland: (He pulls out a set of binoculars and looks through them) Oh, I will. Very close attention. So far, I love what I see!

(Commercial for Bible Worship with Constance Blevins: This is Her Bible!)

(Backstage we see Gisele O’Dare walking through a corridor carrying a cup of coffee when from out of one of the locker rooms Santana Matthews runs into her, spilling coffee all over the both of them. Santana gives an apologetic look to Gisele.)

Santana Matthews: I’m so sorry, sis, I wasn’t watching where I was going! I guess I’m a little excited, see –

Gisele O’Dare: I don’t give a fuck what you were doing, you stupid little brat! Do you know who I am? Do you know that I just pinned the Empress of Elite in my debut!? Tell me right now why I shouldn’t beat you like Celes and Karina did last week?

(Santana, looking extremely distressed, starts to apologize when a voice from the still open door interrupts her.)

???: Lay a hand on her, Gisele, and I promise you won’t walk from the arena tonight…

(Remi Skyfire walks out of the locker room dressed in a PILEDRIVER Athletics t-shirt and bluejeans. She steps between Santana and Gisele, pushing her half sister back toward the locker room. Gisele gives Remi a glance over before smirking.)

Gisele O’Dare: Oh, Remi Skyfire, how shocking! *Gisele laughs to herself* Aren’t you still waiting for some paperwork before you can do anything? I’d hate for something to set your recovery back months. You need to step away before I do to you and your little sister what I done to Astraea and will do to every other stupid slut on the roster.

(Gisele smirks at Remi who pulls a folded piece of paper from her back pocket and holds it up.)

Remi Skyfire: Cali, what is this?

(Santana looks at the folded paper in her sister’s hands.)

Santana Matthews: It’s your medical clearance.

(Remi grins and nods, never taking her eyes away from Gisele.)

Remi Skyfire: Damn right it is, sis. As it happens, I’ve been cleared, ‘Bhabie’ and I was just waiting for the right opponent…guess I found her, huh? I’ll see you next week…

(She taps Gisele on the nose with the folder paper and moves to go back into the locker room, closing the door behind her, Santana having already entered. Gisele shakes her head and looks down at her coffee stained shirt as the camera fades out.)

(Commercial break for women’s wrestling featuring Mr. DEDEDE. Highlights play of his various encounters with the women of EAW from a live sex show, to rendering one of them unconscious in a match with elbow shots, to stabbing one somewhere special with a kendo stick. Mr. DEDEDE: “No one has done more for women’s wrestling than me.”)

(Empire fades back to the ring area.)

Cori Simmons: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…

Crowd: 1 秋!!!!

(“Rainmaker” (Orchestral Rock Version) by Dillon Spears hits the public address system and the team known as Paradise Lost emerges from the backstage area. Karina-Ann and Celes Dumont are greeted with a mixed reaction from the crowd.)

Cori Simmons: INTRODUCING FIRST… AT A COMBINED WEIGHT OF 240 POUNDS… KARINA-ANN AND CELES DUMONT… PARADISE LOST!!!!

(Karina and Celes look incredibly confident as they walk down to the ramp and get inside the ring. As the two take their corner and start talking over their strategy for this match, their music fades out. It’s replaced almost immediately by the theme music for the SuperMegaGirlz. “Animal” by Neon Trees begins to play and Consuela Rose Ava and Clara Lovelace emerge from the backstage area.)

Cori Simmons: AND THEIR OPPONENTS… ALSO AT A COMBINED WEIGHT OF 240 POUNDS… CONSUELA ROSE AVA AND CLARA LOVELACE… THE SUPERMEGAGIRLZ!!!!

(The crowd greets the two competitors with deafening cheers. It’s no secret that both women have had their struggles lately. Clara and Consuela get inside the ring and after a brief conversation, it’s decided that Clara is going to start the match against Celes.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

SG1: So it’s Celes Dumont facing off against the now former Young Lioness Cup holder, Clara Lovelace. You have to think that Clara is going to be looking to prove a point here tonight after Tyler Wolfe basically destroyed all hopes of a successful cash in for her.

Gavin Kirkland: Honestly, I don’t give a shit. Clara Lovelace as Specialists Champion has no marketability whatsoever. No one wants to see someone like that as a champion of this sport. Let the bitch get laid, mature into an actual adult woman, get a padded bra, and stop wearing that stupid ass side ponytail and then we’ll talk about the possibility of Clara becoming a champion we can proud of here at FOX.

SG1: ….

Gavin Kirkland: Clara and this other broad are circling one another to get this match underway, and I don’t even know what this woman’s name is. Honestly I wish the blonde one would have started this match off against Consuela but I guess we can’t always get what we want, now can we?

SG1: Clara and Celes are feeling one another out right now, neither one really wanting to make the first move. Clara goes for the wrist, but Celes drops down and looks to grab Clara by the leg. The Pixel Princess steps out of that and grabs Celes in a front facelock, but Celes is able to back Clara against the ropes and force a break. Clara lets go and pushes Celes back, but Celes comes right back at her. Celes takes control of Clara by locking her arms around Clara’s waist and she brings her down to the mat. Clara has the presence of mind to keep her shoulder off the mat, and Celes gets into position to attempt a dragon sleeper. Clara plants her feet and flips over, landing behind Celes and she nails her with a stiff kick to the back! Clara pulls Celes up and attempts to whip her across the ring, but Celes plants her feet. Clara instead goes for a wrist lock, but Celes drops down and rolls through, gets back up to her feet, and takes Clara down with an arm drag.

Gavin Kirkland: Boring.

SG1: Clara is back up to her feet and both women stare at one another. Celes offers a test of strength, but Clara is a little unsure. Both of these women are similar in size, with Celes only having an inch advantage in height over Clara. Clara finally takes Celes’ hands and neither one seem to really gain anything from this. Clara drops down and drives her shoulder into Celes’ gut, but Celes lets go of Clara and takes a step back. Clara returns her feet and both women go for the collar and elbow lock up. Clara gets Celes back against the ropes but before she can capitalize on that, Celes is able to reverse their position! Clara fights her way out of it and that prompts Celes to take a wild swing at Clara! Clara ducks, shoves Celes back, and rushes towards her! Celes ducks the clothesline! Clara spins around! Celes with a huge forearm shot to the face that sends Clara to the mat! Celes drops down for a quick cover!

OOONNNEEE!!!

Gavin Kirkland (yawning): Kick out by Clara. The wannabe suicide girl couldn’t even get a two count.

SG1: Well it’s early in this match and Clara has proven her toughness time and time again. Something as simple as a clothesline isn’t going to keep her down, but I don’t blame Celes for trying. Paradise Lost as a team want to make their mark on Empire, especially when the Queen’s Court are going to need challengers for those Empire Tag Team Championships.

Gavin Kirkland: Ok.

SG1: Celes grabs Clara by the ankle and begins twisting it, showing off her intelligence by wanting to slow down the speedy Clara Lovelace. Clara tries to counter the hold, but Celes locks it in tighter and starts focing Clara’s ankle into an unnatural position. Celes bends the leg so it’s close to Clara’s body and she reaches down, grabbing Clara by the ponytail and jerking her head back! Yikes! Clara is still fighting for the ropes, but Celes is doing a nice amount of damage. The fact Clara is literally millimeters away from her fingertips brushing the bottom rope is impressive.

Gavin Kirkland: Karina-Ann has bikini pictures on her Instagram.

SG1: Clara finally grabs hold of the bottom rope and the referee steps in and forces Celes to break the hold. Celes waits until the last possible second before releasing Clara and stomping on that ankle! The referee scolds Celes and Clara is trying to use the ropes to pull herself back up. Celes comes back for more, but Clara is able to drive her elbow into Celes’ stomach. Celes stumbles back but quickly regains her footing! She charges towards Clara and looks to hit her with a running knee! Clara moves out of the way and Celes slams into the ropes! Clara grabs Celes, runs towards the center of the ring, and plants Lady Gojira with a reverse bulldog! Clara quickly goes for the cover!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTWWWOO-

Gavin Kirkland: Hoorah. Kick out by whatsherface.

SG1: Clara pulls Celes up and drags her over to the SuperMegaGirlz corner! Consuela takes the tag from Clara…

Gavin Kirkland: AND FINALLY THERE IS SOMEONE WORTH WATCHING IN THIS MATCH! YAAAAASSSSS CONSUELA!!! The mami who got robbed of the Openweight Championships at Road to Redemption. We all wanted to see her dispose of TLA and send him straight to border control!

SG1: :whoa:

Gavin Kirkland: Please. We’re not even going to act like we don’t need a wall in this country. But regardless, Consuela has entered this match hot… in literally every way, and she is beating Celes down into the mat. The fire and aggression that Consuela displays every single time she’s in that ring makes my dick hard an-

SG1: CONSUELA PULLS CELES UP BY THE HAIR AND STARTS THROWING FOREARM SHOTS TO CELES’ FACE!!! Consuela is really underrated as a striker and Celes finds herself being taken to task right now. Consuela jumps behind Celes, grabs her in a full-nelson, and looks to start wearing down the Empire newcomer. Celes leans forward, bringing Consuela up and off her feet, but The Black Rose maintains the hold! Celes straightens back up and tries to run forward, but Consuela lets go and Celes’ momentum sends her right back towards Consuela. Consuela catches her, scoops her up, and plants her into the mat with a nice looking side slam backbreaker! Consuela picks Celes back up, lifts her up, and slams her back down with a powerbomb! Consuela drops down, wraps her arms around Celes neck, and begins choking her! CONSUELA TRANSITIONS THE CHOKE INTO A GRAPEVINE STYLE PIN!!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTWWWOOO!!!

TTTHHHRRREEEEEE-

Gavin Kirkland: KARINA-ANN MAKES THE SAVE FOR HER PARTNER! YES! WHAT A PERFECT SLAB OF FEMALE FLESH! SHE USES THOSE LONG LEGS THAT SHOULD BE WRAPPED AROUND MY NECK TO KICK CONSUELA IN THE BACK AND BREAK UP THE PIN!

SG1: CLARA IS INTO THE RING NOW BUT KARINA-ANN TAKES HER DOWN WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE! THE REFEREE IS TELLING KARINA TO GET OUT OF THE RING BUT KARINA IS SICK OF JUST STANDING ON THE OUTSIDE!

Gavin Kirkland: CONSUELA IS BACK TO HER FEET AND SHE SLAPS THE SHIT OUT OF KARINA-ANN! All the fire, passionate, aggression, and sexual frustration Consuela has been feeling in recent weeks is being unloaded on Karina-Ann!! Consuela tosses Karina into the corner and begins driving her knee into Karina’s face over and over! If she’s not careful, she’s going to ruin Karina’s makeup!!! We need our women looking camera ready at all times and smeared mascara is not okay!!!

SG1: CONSUELA JERKS KARINA UP BY THE HAIR AND THROWS HER OUT OF THE RING!!! SHE TURNS AROUND AND THERE’S CELES!!! CELES CATCHES CONSUELA IN THE STOMACH WITH A KICK AND GRABS THE BLACK ROSE!!! FEAR EFFECT!!! THAT INVERTED FACELOCK INTO A DDT JUST TOOK CONSUELA OUT OF THIS MATCH!!! CELES GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTWWWOOO!!!

TTTHHHRRREEEE-

GAVIN KIRKLAND: THANK GODTRUMP!!! THIS THING IS NOT GOING TO PIN CONSUELA!!! NOT ON MY EMPIRE!!!

SG1: This is not your Empire…

Gavin Kirkland: Suck my dick.

SG1 (ignoring the blatant sexual harassment): Celes grabs Consuela by the hair and pulls her over to the corner. Karina-Ann is back on the apron now and she extends her hand for the tag!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Paradise Lost are double teaming Consuela now and this would be a personal fantasy if Karina’s partner were a somewhat attractive female!! They throw Consuela across the ring and take her down with a double snap suplex!!! The other one is thankfully out of the ring now and Karina is on top of Consuela. Good god in heaven. She’s throwing hands to Consuela’s face and now she’s wrapping her hands around Suela’s slender throat and choking her. I love a woman who can handle being choked, and Consuela kicking around and clawing at Karina reminds me of a dream I had about myself and Cleopatra.

SG1: The referee orders Karina to stop choking Consuela and reluctantly Karina gets up and pulls Consuela up with her. She tosses Consuela into the corner and begins choking her with her foot!!! Once again the referee has to start counting and Karina backs off. She takes Consuela by the hair, throws her to the center of the ring, and runs the ropes!!! Running legdrop by Karina connects on Consuela and Karina goes for the cover!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTWWWOOO!!!

Gavin Kirkland: CONSUELA GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!! Karina grabs Consuela by her silky dark hair and throws her into the corner again! Karina charges towards Consuela but this time Consuela moves!!! Karina slams chest first into the turnbuckles and Consuela rolls her up!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTWWWOOO!!!

TTTHHHRRREEE-

SG1: Karina-Ann kicks out and gets back up to her feet!!! She whirls around as Consuela gets up, and Karina swings wildly with a right hand!! Consuela ducks!!! Consuela slams her fist into Karina’s face and Karina stumbles back!! Consuela backs Karina into the SuperMegaGirlz corner and begins striking her repeatedly with those beautiful shoot style kicks!!! Consuela grabs Karina by the face, screams at her, and just absolutely nails Karina with a huge right hand!!! Consuela with another punch!!! And another!!! And another!!! Consuela drives her knee into Karina’s stomach and Clara reaches out and tags herself in!!!

Gavin Kirkland: CONSUELA LOOKS SHOCKED!!! Who the hell is Clara Lovelace to tag herself in?? What the actual heck?!

SG1: The referee orders Consuela out of the ring and Clara whips Karina to the opposite end!!! Clara charges towards the corner and leaps in the air!!!

Gavin Kirkland: KARINA MOVES!!!

SG1: Clara lands hard on the turnbuckles!!! Karina rolls her up but somehow Clara manages to roll through!! Karina whips around!! SPINNING HEEL KICK!!! SHE NEARLY TAKES CLARA’S HEAD OFF HER SHOULDERS!!!! KARINA DROPS DOWN AND GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT CONSUELA RUNS INTO THE RING!!! THE WEIRD ONE IS IN THE RING TOO!!! CONSUELA SPEARS WHATSHERFACE!!! THEY GO TUMBLING OUT OF THE RING!!!

SG1: CONSUELA MOUNTS CELES AND IS BEATING THE HELL OUT OF HER!!! CONSUELA DID NOT COME HERE TO WRESTLE TONIGHT! SHE LITERALLY SHOWED UP TO BEAT SOMEONE’S ASS!!! SHE TAKES CELES AND DRIVES HER HEAD FIRST INTO THE STEEL RING STEPS AND NOW CONSUELA IS STORMING TOWARDS OUR TABLE!!! SHE GRABS THE TIMEKEEPER’S BELL AND STALKS BACK TOWARDS CELES!!!

Gavin Kirkland: KARINA CRUSH INSIDE THE RING!!! KARINA HIT HER MODIFIED REVERSE LEG DROP AND IS ABOUT TO FINISH OFF CLARA!!!! SHE DROPS DOWN AND COVERS CLARA!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

SG1: CONSUELA JUST SLAMMED THE RING BELL INTO CELES’ FACE!!!

TTTWWWOOO!!!

Gavin Kirkland: CONSUELA SLAMMED THE RING BELL ACROSS CELES’ BACK!!!

TTTHHHRRREEEEEE!!!

SG1: THAT’S IT!!! MATCH OVER!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Baby look in the ring!!!

SG1: CONSUELA LOOKS UP AT THE REFEREE AND HE’S HOLDING KARINA-ANN’S HAND IN THE AIR!! Ohmygod it just registered to Consuela what happened!!! The ring bell falls from her hands.

(DOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNGGGGGGG!!!)

(A look of pure hatred crosses Consuela’s face as Karina-Ann slips outside the ring to go and check on Celes. Inside the ring, Clara is being checked by the referee. Consuela looks at Clara, takes a deep breath, and slowly turns around. As she’s making her way up the ramp, “Needles And Pins” by the Deftones begins to play. The sold out crowd rise to their feet as Kendra Shamez is wheeled out onto the stage by Torhild. Kendra reaches out for Consuela, but the former 2-time Specialists Champion brushes her off and disappears behind the curtain.)

Kendra Shamez (sighing): Tough break for the SuperMegaGirlz here tonight, and Celes as well. I hope she’s okay.

Karina-Ann (shouting): She’ll be fine! That was nothing!

(Kendra makes the ‘sure Jan’ face.)

Kendra Shamez: Well, I hope so, because what I’ve come out here to announce is that in two weeks, as a result of this victory here tonight, Paradise Lost have earned themselves a match for the Empire Tag Team Championships. Welcome to Empire, ladies.

(Kendra’s music hits again and Torhild wheels her backstage. The camera cuts to inside the ring where Clara Lovelace looks crushed. On the outside, Karina-Ann is helping Celes and both newcomers are smirking.)

(Commercial break highlighting the EAW Champion Ahren Fournier reading George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ to young Japanese children who don’t seem to give a shit at all.)

(Empire reopens to the backstage area where a dejected Clara Lovelace is seen walking with her head down.)

???: Awwwww… you sad, bitch?

(Clara immediately jerks her head up and turns around. “The Walking Weapon” Tyler Wolfe immediately greets the Pixel Princess with a massive right hand to the face! Clara hits the ground and Tyler mounts her, throwing punch after punch! Clara tries to get her hands up and defend herself, but Tyler wraps her hands around Clara’s throat and begins squeezing the life out of her! Clara manages to rake her hand down Tyler’s face and throw the Australian off of her! Tyler quickly recovers and barrels towards Clara, driving the brunette back into the wall. Clara gets some punches in this time, as does Tyler, and a full blown brawl ensues! Tyler finally regains control, grabs Clara by the side pony, and slings her across the hallway! Clara lands in a pile of equipment!!! Tyler grabs a handful of camera wires, folds them in half, and begins whipping the shit out of Clara. Clara somehow fights her way back up to her feet and swings wildly, landing a stiff right hand to Tyler’s jaw! Tyler takes a step back and that allows Clara to throw a few more shots to Tyler’s face! Tyler grabs Clara by the side of the head, HEADBUTTS her, and whips her into the wall. Clara slams face first into the wall and slumps to the ground. Tyler scoops Clara up, gets her in position, and absolutely lays her out with her version of the Canadian Destroyer, ‘Bingo Hall Massacre.’ Tyler takes a moment to admire her handiwork before squatting down and grabbing Clara by the hair. She brings Clara’s face close to hers and practically spits at her.)

Tyler Wolfe: Fuck you, Clara.

(Tyler slams Clara’s hand into the ground, straightens up, and walks off. Cut back to the announce table with SG1 and Gavin.)

SG1: We understand there is a disturbance backstage, let’s get a camera on it now!

(Camera opens to see Raven Roberts entering the building in her street clothes and a leather jacket, moving with a purpose and a scowl on her face. Her nose is bandages and Chelsea Crowe and Jael Rosario are close behind.)

Raven Roberts: *looking to backstage officials* WHERE IS SHE?!?

(Raven turns the corner to see Flannery McCoy walking up the hallway with her bodyguard, Angel Harris. Raven grins sadistically as she marches towards them)

Raven Roberts: *with evil intent* Oh hey, Flan! Girl, we should talk! Been a minute!

(Angel Harris steps up in front of Flannery but Raven speeds up and throws a Talon Claymore Kick into Angel’s face, laying her out. Raven stands back up and grabs Flannery by the throat, thrusting her against the wall and lifting her up to the tips of her toes. Chelsea and Jael watch in shock.)

Flannery McCoy: *panicked* Raven… what… are you doing…

Raven Roberts: A referee stoppage? In a no disqualification match? And just as I laid your World Champion down for the count and I was saying I could fight? Timing is rather convenient, especially considering I’ve endured much, much worse than a bloody nose this year alone. So why am I not the world champion right now? Explain it to me.

Flannery McCoy: I—I Don’t—

Raven Roberts: You don’t know? Let’s jog your memory then. This was at Road to Redemption. There were other fights that night. Did you catch the match between Cameron Ella Ava and Mr. DEDEDE?

(Raven pulls a piece of rebar out of her jacket pocket and moves it towards Flannery’s face. Flannery closes her eyes in fear and Raven presses the end of the rebar against Flannery’s closed right eye.)

Raven Roberts: Did you see the part where the beautiful and sexy black haired woman stabbed the blonde piece of shit’s eye out? I found it… let’s say inspiring.

Flannery McCoy: Raven! Don’t do this!

(Raven begins to slowly apply pressure to Flannery’s eyelid)

Raven Roberts: Tell me what I want to know.

Flannery McCoy: *hyperventilating* IT— IT WAS—STEPHON!!!!

(Raven pulls the rebar away from Flannery’s face. Flannery opens her eyes and looks at her, petrified as Raven smiles)

Raven Roberts: Do go on.

Flannery McCoy: He— he hired the medical team for the Empire matches that night and the recent crop of referees.

(Runs a hand along the side of Flannery’s face before resting it on her cheek)

Raven Roberts: Ohhhhh… it’s okay, honey. Catch your breath. Thank you for telling me. Isn’t it nice to chat from time to time?

(Raven turns to walk away but abruptly jumps back with her forearm and elbow across Flannery’s chest, shoving her again against the wall and holding the rebar up against the side of Flannery’s head)

Raven Roberts: Oh, and one last thing. If I get fucked over like that again… *she brushes Flannery’s hair with the rebar* I’m going to leave this inside of you. But I won’t be sticking it in your eye.

Flannery McCoy: I—

(Raven’s face gets much more serious and angry)

Raven Roberts: I am not to be fucked with, Flannery. Do you understand? And I hope Stephon really has been choosing his medical teams wisely. They’re about to become much more necessary around here.

(Raven releases Flannery who slides down along the wall and to the ground where she takes a seat, shaking. Angel Harris is just beginning to stir as Raven walks away. Chelsea and Jael look on in near disbelief as they slowly follow behind Raven)

Flannery McCoy: *still shaking* I should’ve just gone into finance…

(Commercial for the Sports Illustrated Body Issue featuring Xander Payne)

( Back from commercial and Cori Simmons is standing in the center of the ring, microphone in hand.)

Cori Simmons: Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the NEW Specialists Champion…’The Heart of Empire’ Andrea Valentine!

(‘Roll With Me’ by Charli XCX plays as Andrea walks out onto the stage, the Specialists title around her waist. The crowd gives a huge roar of approval for Andrea.)

Crowd: YOU DESERVE IT! YOU DESERVE IT! YOU DESERVE IT!

SG1: Andrea Valentine won an absolute war at Road to Redemption to capture the Specialists title, it was a moment that the EAW Universe felt she absolutely deserved, as heard here tonight from this capacity crowd!

Gavin Kirkland: Andrea is such a hot piece of ass, I love seeing that belt sway on her hips!

SG1: I’m going to smack the shit out of you…

(In the ring Andrea waves at the crowd with both hands, smiling brightly as her music finally begins to fade. Cori hands the Specialists champion the microphone before exiting the ring.)

Andrea Valentine: Thank you all so much! I knew I could do it, but to actually be wearing the Specialists title around my waist…well, i dunno if I have words!

(Suddenly there is a commotion from the crowd as a figure in a black hoodie is seen jumping the barricade behind Andrea.)

SG1: What is going on?! A fan has jumped the barricade, someone get security!

The figure attacks Andrea from behind, knocking her prone. Pulling the hood back, it is revealed that the figure is Serena Bennett. She holds up her hand for everyone to see and opens it, revealing a roll of quarters. Andrea is struggling to stand at her feet as she begins viciously stomping the Heart of Empire.)

Gavin Kirkland: WHAT?! THAT TURNCOAT! SHE WAS FIRED BY STEPHON! I hope her doesn’t find out about this while he’s on his Holiday vacation, it’ll ruin his good mood!

SG1: I don’t actually think he watches the show, but right now Serena is taking Andrea Valentine to task, she is dropped to a mount position and unloading fists into Andrea! Someone needs to get out here right now and stop this!

(Andrea manages to catch one of Serena’s punches and flips the assailant onto her back to begin delivering a barrage of strikes of her own. Serena is rocked before managing to kick her way free from Andrea and rolling out of the ring. On her way up the ramp Serena holds out her arms and smirks at Andrea.)

Serena Bennett (Off-Mic): You deserved it, Andrea!

(Final commercial of the evening, a preview of this week’s episode of True Avas featuring Consuela’s reaction to the Road to Redemption fallout for her family.)

(“Glory and Gore” — Lorde play through the speakers as the crowd gives a mixed reaction as Chelsea Crowe, Jael and the New Breed Champion, Raven Roberts walk from backstage and on top of the ramp. The Crowe’s Nest look at the crowd in attendance.)

Cori Simmons: The following match is a SIX WOMAN TAG TEAM MATCH and it’s scheduled for ONE FALL —

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Cori Simmons: Introducing first, they are the team of Jael, Chelsea Crowe and the EAW New Breed Champion, Raven Roberts! THE CROOOOOOWWWWWE’SSSSSS NESSSSSSSTTTTT!!

SG1: Chelsea Crowe and Jael returned at Road to Redemption to help even the odds for Raven Roberts in her No Disqualification Match against Madison Kaline, who had Cleopatra and Amber Keys on her side! Once again, the board protected Madison from losing her Women’s Championship! Are you seriously going to tell me that a broken nose was enough to call off the match? Raven was still able to compete!

Gavin Kirkland: The board was just looking out for Raven Roberts! Raven could have lost a lot of blood! She could have went unconscious! She would have been in worse shape if she continued on with this match! I agree with the move 100%!

(“Caterpillar” — Royce da 5’9” and Eminem take the place of “Glory and Gore” as the crowd EXPLODES in boos as the Empire Tag Team Champions, Cleopatra and Amber Keys and Women’s World Champion, Madison Kaline walk from backstage and raise their titles up in the air and pose.)

Cori Simmons: Introducing their opponents, they are the team of the Empire Tag Team Champions, Amber Keys and Cleopatra and the Women’s World Champion, Madison Kaline! THE QUEEEEEEEENNNNNNN’SSSSSSS COOOUUURRRRRRRRTTTTT!!

SG1: Speak of the devils, Gavin! These are the women who have been running Empire! These are there three women, who have taken the majority of the gold! These two got rid of Stephanie Matsuda and won’t be shy from getting rid of The Crowe’s Nest once again!

Gavin Kirkland: THE CROWE’S NEST AREN’T WAITING FOR THE COURT TO ENTER THE RING! CHELSEA CROWE AND JAEL SLIDE UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE! CHELSEA GOES AFTER CLEOPATRA! JAEL GOES RIGHT AFTER AMBER KEYS! BOTH THESE GROUPS OF WOMEN ARE THROWING SOME STIFF AS HELL PUNCHES! CHELSEA, JAEL, DO NOT ATTACK THE MONEY MAKERS! STEPHON HUNTE IS NOT GOING TO LIKE THE FACT THAT ONE OF HIS FAVORITE BLONDE CHAMPIONS END UP WITH AN ODD FACE AFTER THIS MATCH IS SAID AND DONE! MADISON KALINE GETS CLUBBED BEHIND THE HEAD! Raven Roberts is standing tall as she basks in the moment before getting Madison by her gorgeous blonde hair before throwing her against the barricade! Jael sees that Madison is making some sort of attempt to rise back to her feet, so Jael gets Amber Keys and throws her onto Madison on the barricade! Both women crash against each other as The Crowe’s Nest grin and smirk at each other before turning around and seeing Cleopatra trying to make it back to her feet! THESE BIRD BITCHES! THINK ABOUT FOX AND THE IMAGE OF THE EMPIRE BRAND! JAEL CONNECTS WITH A GIANT BOOT TO THE BACK OF CLEOPATRA’S HEAD! THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPION GOES DOWN! RAVEN ROBERTS AND CHELSEA CROWE GET CLEOPATRA AND ROLL HER BACK INTO THE RING! JAEL SLIDES UNDERNEATH THE RING AFTERWARDS AS CHELSEA AND RAVEN MAKE IT BACK TO THEIR CORNER! IT SEEMS LIKE JAEL WILL BE STARTING OFF THE MATCH, BUT MADISON KALINE AND AMBER KEYS ARE RECOVERING AT THE BARRICADE NEAR THE BOTTOM RAMP!

SG1: It seems like The Queen’s Court were caught by surprise that The Crowe’s Nest! Normally, The Court attacks from behind, but The Crowe’s Nest not afraid to attack them from the front! Jael is resting at her respective corner as Raven Roberts is whispering a possible approach Jael can use to wear down Cleopatra even more! Meanwhile, Cleopatra is using the assistance of the ropes to get herself back on her feet, but you can tell that she is pissed! Like she is ready to rip someone’s head off! This may not be a good thing, Gavin! Even though, The Crowes believe this was good strategy to bring the fight to The Court rather than wait for The Court to show up to the ring, it may be a mistake now that you have an angry Cleopatra to think of! Cleopatra hates to be made a fool. Cleopatra despises the fact that The Crowes have reunited and are threatening to take their throne on Empire! The official of the match, Jesse Carlton, is double checking with Cleopatra to see if she’s fine to compete in this match! Cleopatra is gesturing for the official to ring the bell! Jesse Carlton does that!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Gavin Kirkland: Come on, Cleopatra! Cleopatra runs towards Jael, who manages to side step — no, Cleopatra manages to wraps her arms around Jael’s waist! Cleopatra throws Jael over her head! German suplex! No! Jael manages to land on her feet! Cleopatra turns around as Jael connects with a forearm smash, which causes Cleopatra to stumble back for a moment! Jael follows that up with a spinning back kick before racing to and from the ropes and connecting with a swinging neck breaker! The Empire Tag Team Champion lands on the mat as she clutches her neck! JAEL BEGINS TO GO FOR A SERIES OF KNEE DROPS ON THE BACK OF CLEOPATRA’S NECK! THIS HAPPENS FOR A FEW MOMENTS BEFORE JAEL GETS HER KNEE AND DRIVES IT AGAINST THE BACK OF CLEOPATRA’S NECK! CLEOPATRA IS CRYING OUT IN PAIN! THIS POOR WOMAN! HANG ON, CLEOPATRA! MADISON AND AMBER WILL BE THERE TO HELP YOU!

(The camera pans to Madison Kaline and Amber Keys trying to recover from the pre-match ass whipping they had. Both women seem to be trying to gain enough energy and rise back to their feet and help their partner.)

SG1: I’M NOT SURE ABOUT THAT, GAVIN! BUT JAEL SEEMS TO BE DOING A FANTASTIC JOB WITH APPLYING PRESSURE ONTO CLEOPATRA’S NECK! JAEL PULLS CLEOPATRA BY HER HAIR AND WHEN SHE GETS NEAR THE CROWE’S NEST CORNER, JAEL DRIVES HER KNEE AGAINST CLEOPATRA’S NECK ONCE AGAIN BEFORE TAGGING IN CHELSEA CROWE! THE FORMER SPECIALISTS CHAMPION ENTERS THE MATCH! THE WINNER OF THE 2018 SPECIALISTS RAMPAGE MATCH, CHELSEA CROWE CIRCLES AROUND CLEOPATRA BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A GIANT STOMP TO CLEOPATRA’S HEAD! IN THE PROCESS, I BELIEVE THAT DID ENOUGH WITH SNAPPING CLEOPATRA’S NECK AWKWARDLY! WITH JAEL BACK AT THEIR CORNER, CHELSEA DELIVERS ANOTHER STOMP TO CLEOPATRA’S HEAD! Cleopatra is holding her head! She is trying to cover her head from the last two stomps to the head that Chelsea had delivered! Chelsea gets Cleopatra to her side as she extends her arm! Chelsea has her foot on side of Cleopatra! Chelsea with a rib stomp! Cleopatra is crying out in pain as Chelsea goes for a cover!

Jesse Carlton: OOOONE!! TWOOOOO!!

Gavin Kirkland: Cleopatra kicks out at two! Chelsea Crowe does not look phased at all as she gets Cleopatra closer to her and connects with a chinlock! Cleopatra’s head goes back! Chelsea is looking to do her part in wearing down the Empire Tag Team Champion! Meanwhile, as you look at The Court’s corner, you can see that Amber Keys and Madison Kaline are getting to their corner! At least, they’ll be able to be there for Cleopatra and even the odds! CLEOPATRA IS CRYING OUT IN PAIN AS CHELSEA CONTINUES TO INFLICT THAT PAIN! JAEL HAD DONE HER PART WITH TRYING TO BEND BACK CLEOPATRA’S NECK WITH THE STOMPS EARLIER IN THE MATCH! I DON’T THINK THE CROWES WILL BE AFRAID TO SNAP CLEOPATRA’S NECK. I MEAN, RAVEN ROBERTS HAS SNAPPED MORE WOMEN’S NECKS IN 2018 THAN ANY ONE ELSE ON EMPIRE! CLEOPATRA IS CRYING OUT IN PAIN, BUT SHE IS TRYING TO REACH TO HER SIDE AND TAG IN ONE OF HER COURT STABLEMATES TO GET THEMSELVES INVOLVED IN THE MATCH! Chelsea pulls on the chinlock even more. In the process, it distances Cleopatra from Madison and Amber! Chelsea transitions the chinlock to a sleeper hold with a grapevine! The former Specialists Champion is trying to put away the Empire Tag Team Champion as soon as possible! Chelsea may believe that she will be able to make Cleopatra pass out, but I am hoping that Cleopatra and The Queen’s Court find a way out of this!

Jesse Carlton: Hey, Madison! Get back to your corner!

SG1: I think that Cleopatra may have found their way! Madison Kaline tried to enter the ring to help out her partner out! The official is focused on Madison and getting her back at her corner! MEANWHILE, AMBER KEYS SEES THAT AS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO INTERFERE WITH THE ACTION BETWEEN CHELSEA AND CLEOPATRA! AMBER PULLS CHELSEA BY HER HAIR! AT THE SAME TIME, CHELSEA LOSES GRASP ON CLEOPATRA, WHO ROLLS UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE TO GET SOME TIME TO RECOVER! AMBER CONNECTS WITH A SUPER KICK AS THAT FLOORS, CHELSEA CROWE! THE OFFICIAL DID NOT SEE THAT COMING AS AMBER ROLLS UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE! MADISON KALINE STOPS ARGUING WITH THE OFFICIAL AND GETS BACK TO HER CORNER! AMBER HAS HER HANDS UP WHERE THE OFFICIAL CAN SEE THEM AS SHE WALKS BACKWARDS TO HER CORNER! RAVEN ROBERTS AND JAEL ARE TRYING TO ARGUE WITH THE OFFICIAL OVER AMBER’S INVOLVEMENT BEHIND HER BACK! CLEOPATRA, WHO IS DONE RECOVERING IN THE MOST PERFECT TIME POSSIBLE, SLOWLY CRAWLS OVER TO COVER CHELSEA! JESSE CARLTON SLIDES IN POSITION FOR THE COVER!

Jesse Carlton: OOOONE!! TWOOOOO!!

Gavin Kirkland: Chelsea Crowe kicks out at two! CLEOPATRA SLOWLY RISES BACK TO HER FEET AND WALKS OVER TO HER CORNER TO TAG IN HER PARTNER, AMBER KEYS! CLEOPATRA AND AMBER GET CHELSEA IN POSITION AS THE TWO WOMEN CONNECT WITH A DOUBLE SUPLEX ON THE FORMER SPECIALISTS CHAMPION! CLEOPATRA GETS BACK TO HER CORNER WITH MADISON KALINE AS AMBER KEYS CIRCLES AROUND CHELSEA CROWE! AMBER WITH A STOMP TO CHELSEA’S STOMACH BEFORE PICKING UP CHELSEA AND WHIPPING HER TO THE CORNER! CHELSEA LANDS ON THE CORNER AWKWARDLY BEFORE AMBER RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH A HESITATION DROPKICK! CHELSEA SLIDES DOWN TO A SEATED POSITION AS AMBER BEGINS STOMPING ON CHELSEA’S STOMACH AT THE CORNER! YES, AMBER! SHOW HER WHOSE BOSS! AMBER IS STOMPING ON CHELSEA RAPIDLY! THIS IS EVEN SCARING THAT POOR OFFICIAL, WHO NEEDS TO BACK AWAY, AMBER!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR FI—

Amber Keys (off-mic): I GOT UNTIL THE COUNT OF FIVE! I KNOW, WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO SAY, SO SHUT UP!

SG1: Amber Keys seems unhappy with having to stop the stomps, but she cannot risk the disqualification for her team at this moment! Amber gets Chelsea out of the corner and headbutts Chelsea, who stumbles back! Amber gets Chelsea closer to her and headbutts her again! Chelsea falls to her knees! Amber follows that up with an enzuigiri as Chelsea falls to her side! Amber gets Chelsea by one of her arms and drags her over to The Queen’s Court’s corner! Amber tags in the Women’s World Champion herself, Madison Kaline! This is Madison’s first appearance in the match as she is staring at Raven Roberts, who is glaring at her at her corner! Madison gives a sinister smirk before connecting with a front dropkick on Chelsea Crowe! Chelsea falls to her back! Gavin, I am not used to Chelsea being down of a beating! Normally, people are having a rough time keeping Chelsea down, but The Court has done well with keeping Chelsea down! When she is up on her feet and a demented state, there is no stopping this woman! Madison hooks Chelsea’s leg for a cover!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOONE!! TWOOOOOO—

Gavin Kirkland: Chelsea Crowe kicks out! You can see the frustration beginning to set in with Madison Kaline! She picks up Chelsea up by her hair! Madison is muttering a few choice words under her breath that are not up to par with the FOX image, so I am not going to repeat them! Madison gets Chelsea in position for the snap suplex as that connects! Madison gets Chelsea by her right leg before looking at Raven Roberts and Jael’s direction before delivering a leg ddt! Madison is crackling sinister before she gets Chelsea up and whips her against the ropes!

(Raven Roberts sneaks a tag on Chelsea Crowe’s shoulder as Madison Kaline is oblivious to that.)

SG1: MADISON KALINE GETS CHELSEA CROWE FOR THE M.O.D., THE FAMEASSER ON CHELSEA! NO! CHELSEA IS ABLE TO GET HERSELF OUT OF THE MOVE! RAVEN ROBERTS WITH A THE FACELIFT, THE SPINNING HEEL KICK ON THE WOMEN’S CHAMPION! MADISON DROPS INSTANTLY AS RAVEN ROBERTS SMIRKS SINISTERLY! IT SEEMS LIKE RAVEN ROBERTS IS GOING TO FINISH OFF ON THE DAMAGE THAT SHE LEFT ON MADISON FROM ROAD TO REDEMPTION! RAVEN GETS MADISON UP BY HER HAIR HARSHLY! RAVEN SLAMS MADISON ONTO ONE OF THE CORNERS BEFORE SHE EXTENDS ONE OF HER LONG LEGS ON THE THROAT OF MADISON KALINE! MADISON’S LEGS GO OFF THE GROUND! RAVEN HOLDS IT THERE AS JESSE CARLTON GOES FOR THE COUNT!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!

Gavin Kirkland: Raven Roberts releases that hold! She was much more calm than Amber Keys earlier in the match! As Raven released her hold, Madison dropped to the ground instantly! I hope that does not impact Madison’s performance for the rest of the match! We need our beautiful, blonde Women’s Champion whole! Raven gets Madison and connects with an O Goshi judo throw! Raven just throws Madison across the ring like a rag doll! Raven follows that up with a big boot to Madison’s face! The New Breed Champion is putting up an amazing showing against the Women’s Champion! There are those who believe that Raven should be a double champion at the moment, but I don’t agree with that whatsoever! Raven Roberts gets Madison Kaline back on her feet! Madison seems to be a little wobbly on her feet as Raven connects with an Irish whip on Madison! Raven Roberts with a crossbody! Poor Madison looks like she was flattened as Raven stays there for the cover! Get off of her, you tall, bird brain!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOONE!! TWOOOOO!!

Madison Kaline (off-mic): GET OFF OF ME, BIRD BRAIN!

SG1: I do not know how that worked, but Madison Kaline mustered enough strength to get Raven Roberts off of her! Raven looks at Madison in disbelief before getting her up by her hair! Raven is not going to protect Madison like the board does! Raven is going to make sure that Madison gets some pain before this match is over! RAVEN WHIPS MADISON TOWARDS THE ROPES! MADISON HOLDS ONTO THE ROPES AND STOPS HERSELF FROM BOUNCING OFF OF THEM! RAVEN CONNECTS WITH A KNEE TO MADISON’S STOMACH! AND ANOTHER KNEE TO MADISON’S STOMACH! MADISON FALLS DOWN TO ONE KNEE BEFORE RAVEN TAGS IN JAEL BACK INTO THE MATCH! THIS IS JAEL’S SECOND APPEARANCE IN THIS TAG TEAM MATCH! RAVEN HOLDS UP MADISON KALINE FOR THE ALABAMA SLAM! JAEL CONNECTS WITH A DDT ON MADISON KALINE FROM RAVEN’S SHOULDERS! SONG OF CROWES CONNECTS! RAVEN GETS BACK INTO HER CORNER WITH CHELSEA CROWE AS JAEL GOES FOR THE COVER!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOO!!

Gavin Kirkland: THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION KICKS OUT! SHE ALMOST SCARED ME FOR A MOMENT! JAEL WAS JUST A SECOND AWAY FROM GETTING A VICTORY OVER THE CHAMPION, BUT MADISON KALINE MUSTERS ENOUGH STRENGTH TO KICK OUT! YOU GO, MADISON! JAEL DOESN’T SEEM PHASED WHATSOEVER AS SHE GETS MADISON UP BY HER HAIR! WHAT’S UP WITH THESE CROWES WITH WANTING TO MESS UP ONE OF THE TWO ONLY REASONS WHY MADISON KALINE IS GETTING A PUSH ON EMPIRE? Madison pushes Jael away from her as Madison goes after Jael, but Jael connects with a running bicycle kick! Madison drops to her back as “The Original Sin” makes her way back up to her feet! Jael springboards from the ropes and connects with a springboard forearm smash! Madison falls back to her corner as Cleopatra manages to tag Madison’s shoulder! Much like Jael, this is Cleopatra’s second appearance in this tag match! THIS TAG MATCH STARTED WITH JAEL AND CLEOPATRA! JAEL SAW THE TAG CLEOPATRA MADE ON MADISON’S SHOULDER! CLEOPATRA STEPS INTO THE RING AS JAEL GOES AFTER CLEOPATRA WITH SOME FOREARMS TO THE FACE! THE TWO WOMEN ARE THROWING SOME STIFF PUNCHES AT EACH OTHER! CLEOPATRA DELIVERS A NASTY KNEE TO JAEL’S STOMACH BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A HEADBUTT THAT KNOCKS JAEL TO HER KNEE! CLEOPATRA BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING CROSSBODY! CLEOPATRA STAYS THERE FOR THE COVER!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOO!!

SG1: CHELSEA SMILES! THE KNEE DROP FACEBUSTER CONNECTS WITH CLEOPATRA THE MOMENT JAEL KICKS OUT! THAT IS PERFECT TIMING FOR THE CROWE’S NEST! CLEOPATRA GETS PLANTED AGAINST THE MAT AS THAT WAS ENOUGH TO ANGER AMBER KEYS, WHO RUSHES INSIDE THE RING AND CONNECTS WITH A HURRICANRANA ON CHELSEA! CHELSEA GOES FLIPPING AROUND AS AMBER IS GESTURING FOR CHELSEA TO GO AFTER HER! THE OFFICIAL HAS LOST CONTROL OF THE MATCH UP! CHELSEA SLIDES UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE TO AVOID THE CONFRONTATION WITH AMBER! AMBER LOOKS AT THE ROPES, NODS, BOUNCES OFF FROM THEM AND THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING! AMBER DELIVERS A NASTY LOOKING SUICIDE DIVE TO CHELSEA CROWE! THE CROWD IN THE BUDOKAN ARENA HAD TO STAND UP IN CONCERN AS THE LOOKED LIKE ONE OF THE MOST BRUTAL SUICIDE DIVES I HAVE SEEN IN RECENT MEMORY!

Gavin Kirkland: Meanwhile, inside the ring, our lovely Empire Tag Team Champion is desperately making a tag to the Women’s World Champion! Jael tries to reach over to tag in Raven Roberts, but Madison Kaline manages to get Jael by one of her legs and yanks her away from Raven Roberts! MADISON DELIVERS A FLYING FOREARM TO RAVEN ROBERTS OUT OF NOWHERE, WHICH SENDS THE NEW BREED CHAMPION TO THE OUTSIDE FOR THE TIME BEING! JAEL TRIES TO RUN TOWARDS MADISON, BUT MADISON QUICKLY CONNECTS WITH THE M.O.D AS THAT SPIKES JAEL TO THE GROUND! MADISON IS SLOWLY GETTING DOWN TO JAEL’S LEVEL AS SHE IS CRACKLING! I THINK WE KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT, SG1! JAEL IS SLOWLY GETTING UP AS MADISON BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES! AFTERLIFE! THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!

SG1: THE FACELIFT! RAVEN ROBERTS CONNECTS WITH THAT SPINNING HEEL KICK OUT OF NOWHERE! RAVEN GETTING SOME PAYBACK FROM MADISON’S FLYING FOREARM A FEW MINUTES AGO! CLEOPATRA WITH A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER ON RAVEN! CLEOPATRA HAS SPRUNG BACK TO LIFE AS SHE THROWS RAVEN ROBERTS OUT OF THE RING! CLEOPATRA QUICKLY GETS HER FEET SWEPT OFF OF AS SHE FINDS HERSELF BEING SLIDE UNDERNEATH THE RING ROPES BY RAVEN! RAVEN BEGINS TO THROW SOME STIFF FOREARMS! CLEOPATRA IS TRYING TO COVER HERSELF FROM THOSE FOREARMS AS SHE BACKS AWAY! OH MY GOD! CHELSEA CROWE JUMPS AND CONNECTS WITH A FLYING KNEE TO CLEOPATRA’S SKULL! CHELSEA’S NOT NORMALLY THE ONE TO GO FOR A HIGH RISK MOVE, BUT IT SEEMED QUITE EFFECTIVE! LOOK AT HER, GAVIN! AMBER KEYS IS PERCHED UP THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! AMBER WITH A MOONSAULT TO THE OUTSIDE AS SHE LANDS ON RAVEN, CLEOPATRA AND CHELSEA! THE FOUR WOMEN ARE DOWN AND THE ONLY PEOPLE IN THE RING ARE MADISON KALINE AND JAEL! JAEL SEEMED TO BE A LITTLE OCCUPIED LOOKING AT HER TEAMMATES WITH SOME CONCERN, BUT SHE TURNS AROUND AS MADISON GOES FOR THE AFTERLIFE!

Gavin Kirkland: NO! JAEL MANAGES TO DUCK AND GET BEHIND MADISON! JAEL DROPKICKS MADISON ON TOP OF THE MIDDLE ROPE! MADISON FINDS HERSELF DRAPPED ONTO THE SECOND ROPE! RAVEN ROBERTS WITH A NASTY FOREARM TO MADISON AS MADISON IS MOTIONLESS AT THE MOMENT! JAEL RUNS TOWARDS MADISON! DEVINE ILLUSION! THE KNEE STRIKE TO MADISON KALINE’S HEAD! MADISON GOES BACK AS JAEL RUSHES BACK INTO THE RING AND GOES FOR THE COVER!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOO!!

(Amber Keys and Cleopatra quickly try to slide underneath the ring to break up the count, but are held back by Chelsea Crowe and Raven Roberts as they pull the Empire Tag Team Champions back to the outside.)

Jesse Carlton: …THREEEEEEEEE!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Glory and Gore” play through the speakers once again as Jael gets off of Madison Kaline with a huge smile on her face. Chelsea Crowe and Jael embrace in the middle of the ring as Raven Roberts joins soon after. Chelsea and Raven help Jael up to her feet.)

Cori Simmons: The winners of this match, Chelsea Crowe, Jael and the EAW New Breed Champion, Raven Roberts! THE CROWWWWEEEE’SSSSSSS NESSSSSSSTTTTTT!!

SG1: What a main event! What a wonderful way to start off Empire in 2019! Jael just pinned the Women’s World Champion in the middle of the ring! I am speechless, Gavin! They just took down The Queen’s Court! This should put them in life for some championship opportunities in the future!

(Madison Kaline is sitting on the bottom ramp with a shocked and angry look on her face. Madison looks like she wants to cry and throw a fit. Cleopatra and Amber Keys try to pick up the Women’s World Champion to her feet.)

Cleopatra (off-mic): You’re still the Women’s Champion! We’ll bounce back from it!

Amber Keys (off-mic): This means nothing!

Gavin Kirkland: The Queen’s Court will bounce from this! Just like that beautiful and blonde Cleopatra said! Just like what Amber Keys says: this means nothing! The Crowe’s Nest got lucky, but The Queen’s Court still has most of the gold on Empire!

SG1: I think it is safe to say that The Crowe’s Nest are looking to reclaim their spot as the top group on Empire! Well, that’s all we have for you this week! Signing off for Gavin Kirkland, I am for SG1! Goodnight and see you next week!

(The last shot is with The Crowe’s Nest raising their hands up in victory and confidence before smirking and laughing at The Queen’s Court as the scene fades to black.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

EAW Superlative Awards

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