( EAW Intro plays )
( COLD OPEN: Empire opens to the outside of the Spark Arena where the actual building can be seen from a distance in the background, with most of the exterior lighting powered off. In the forefront we see EAW Vice President HRDO standing by with two individuals; New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, and the CEO of Spark New Zealand Communications, Simon Moutter. )
HRDO: Good evening Empire fans, and all members of the EAW Universe. Tonight is the beginning of a historic weekend for all of us as EAW takes over Auckland for the next four days, but it also marks the beginning of a very significant month for all of us as it will soon mark a year since the tragic passing of EAW’s beloved icon, Brody Sparks. It is a distinct honor to stand here alongside New Zealand’s first ever female prime minister, the honorable Jacinda Ardern. It is a privilege as well to be accompanied by the CEO of Spark New Zealand and head of the Spark arena facilities, Mr. Simon Moutter.
Jacinda Ardern: Thank you, HRDO. Brody Sparks has made a resounding impact on members of the EAW Universe from across the world, including many from right here in New Zealand. She has inspired millions of young girls to be bold and unapologetic, and she has influenced many of us to be proud of who we are and never change ourselves for anybody. Brody truly embodies what it means to be, as she would put it, “iconic” in every sense of the word, and as far as we are concerned here in New Zealand Brody Sparks is a national icon. That is why we will continue to commemorate Ms. Sparks now and forever by marking “October 4th” in New Zealand as an official holiday: “National Brody Sparks Day.”
Simon Moutter: There is no question Ms. Sparks is worthy of such an honor Madame Prime Minister, and it holds near and dear to me personally being that my two granddaughters have been die hard fans of Empire since its inception, and they were both completely devastated after hearing the news of Brody’s passing. We want to celebrate Brody’s life and honor her for the life she has brought to all of us, being the “spark” that set off the passion in EAW. This is why starting now and going forward, for the month of October and every October, the the arena you see in our backdrop will commemorate Brody Sparks by going from the “Spark Arena”… well… to this.
( The three turn to the arena in the backdrop, and a tarp falls off the sign on the front of the arena changing the neon sign of “Spark Arena” to the “Brody Sparks Arena.” The arena gives off a radiant blue glow, illuminating the night sky until eventually the footage fades away. )
( “Diamond Eyes” by Deftones plays over the sound system, and we open to the inside of the Brody Sparks Arena where white and blue colored pyro rocket up from the stage and pyro also explodes from the rafters of the stadium as well. The entire Empire stage emits a blue and silver glow, as well as the LED ring posts, the ring ropes, and the LED ring apron boards. Several large portrait banners hang from the rafters showing Brody during several phases of her career, with the largest banner displaying her as the EAW Specialist Champion. )
SG1: TONIGHT KICKS OFF THE FOUR DAY TAKEOVER OF AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, AND WE ARE SOLD OUT TO MAXIMUM CAPACITY ALL FOUR NIGHTS HERE IN THE BRODY SPARKS ARENA!
Alicia Amby: Would you listen to this place!
Crowd: THANK YOU BRODY! :clap: THANK YOU BRODY! :clap: THANK YOU BRODY! :clap: THANK YOU BRODY! :clap:
( The crowd continues to chant “Thank You, Brody” as loud as they possibly can, all completely in unison. We see a portrait of Brody Sparks on the titantron)
SG1: These Auckland fans are drowning out my voice! This is the most passionate EAW crowd that I have seen perhaps in years!
( The crowd continues their chants of “Thank You Brody” long after the music stops, and the camera pans the passionate Auckland audience who are all on their feet, chanting at the top of their lungs. )
Alicia: This is just incredible!
( The crowd continues chanting with everything they’ve got — then “Roll With Me” by Charli XCX hits. The entire arena becomes UNGLUED, and the crowd erupts into a roar of applause. The arena lights turn blue, and Andrea Valentine makes her entrance, sporting a Brody Sparks T-shirt as well as blue ring gear)
Cori: Ladies and Gentlemen, this opening contest is a singles match, and it is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Cori: First making her way to the ring from Orlando, Florida, weighing in at 110 pounds… ANDDDREEEAAAAAA VAAALLLLEEENNTTTIIINNNNEEE!!!!
SG1: You can’t help but get a little emotional watching this Alicia. I can’t think of a better way to start this show than with the woman who inducted Brody Sparks into the EAW Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Andrea has cited Brody as the reason why she is not only an EAW Elitist, but a professional wrestler! She dedicated her Openweight Title victory at Pain for Pride to Brody in an emotional backstage interview, and you can just see the emotion all over Andrea’s face right now.
(“Fire” by BTS hits as Consuela Rose Ava comes out onto the ramp. The crowd cheers and the cheers increase as she steps out, revealing herself to be wearing blue ring gear with a Brody Sparks T-shirt over her top)
Cori: And her opponent; from Frias, Spain by way of Barcelona, Spain, weighing in at 120 pounds… COOONNNNSSSUUEEELLLLAAA RRROOOOSSSSEEE AAAAVVVVAAAAAA!!!!
(Consuela makes her way down and removes her t-shirt to give to a young girl in the front row. She hugs the girl and climbs into the ring)
SG1: it’s a true testament to the legacy of Brody Sparks to see Consuela, someone who viewed Brody as her enemy and rival, paying such a loving tribute here tonight. Even wearing what looks to be specially made ring gear. It’s the same shade of blue that Brody was partial to.
Alicia: it’s heartwarming. We work in a competitive industry SG1, but at the end of the day, we are still people. Consuela may not have always liked Brody, if ever. But she damn sure respects what Brody accomplished in that ring.
Alicia: Looks like there was a shared wavelength between these two in regards to honoring Brody! No wonder they wound up teaming at Terminus!
(Consuela puts her hands on her hips and mouths “you stole my outfit” with a laugh)
SG1: You ever show up to a party and someone else wears the exact same outfit as you? These two are having that. Except they’re the only ones at the party in this moment.
(Andrea motions back to the stage and mouths “I had lights” with a coy look on her face. She takes the t-shirt off and tosses it to a fan in the crowd before walking up and climbing into the ring)
SG1: there is a serious level of respect between these two women. Andrea until recently was the Openweight Champion. Consuela is the only multi-time Specialists Champion. Ladies and gentlemen this is going to be nothing short of a pure, one to one competition to see which of these beloved ring warriors is better on this night. Last time they faced, Consuela came out the winner. But neither woman would say they are the same as they were back then.
(Both women stand in their corners, still smiling but no longer playful. They’re body language only reads fire and confidence. Neither one is willing to break eye contact with the other)
Alicia: looks like the referee is ready to go!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Alicia: The bell rings but neither woman makes the first move!
(Crowd noise builds as the two stare each other down, looking for the opening they want)
SG1: Listen to this crowd! They’re busting at the seams to see this match! Both women have suffered some losses recently but that hasn’t hurt their popularity! Andrea now moves out of her corner and begins to circle over towards Consuela who begins to inch towards the center of the ring! These two are very experienced and very aware of their ring positioning! They inch closer and closer to one another! Consuela reaches forward and has initiated the first lock up! Both women grappling for leverage! Andrea twists her hand— But Consuela blocks the grip attempt! Consuela tried to sweep Andrea’s front foot! But Andrea pops her foot over and dodges! Andrea goes for another grip adjustment!
Alicia: But Consuela felt it coming and twists out into a side wrist lock! She torques at the wrist and Andrea’s arm looks like it may buckle! But Andrea now does a reverse somersault to release the pressure and throws a side kick at Consuela! But Consuela moves out of the way! She maintains hold of Andrea’s hand and throws her leg up and over! Flying takedown into a cross armbar! Ava looking for the submission! But Andrea rotated her arm to relieve the pressure! Now she rolls Consuela back onto her shoulders!
Consuela releases the arm and rolls backwards to create some distance as Andrea rises to her feet! Consuela rises up to a knee! The two exchange another stare down! Neither one willing to give an inch! Listen to this crowd!
(Crowd goes berserk for the sequence)
SG1: Consuela nods at Andrea as she stands to her feet. Andrea just motions for her to bring the fight! Now the two meet again! Collar and elbow tie up! Consuela tries for a Northern Lights Suplex! But Andrea slips out and round to Consuela’s back! Andrea grabs a rear waist lock! GERMAN SUPLEX— NO! Now Consuela blocks the suplex attempt! But Andrea now runs her forward into the ropes, still holding the rear waist lock! Now Andrea bounds Ava off the ropes and rolls her backwards into a sliding roll up!!
But Consuela kicks out with enough force that it sends Andrea back into the ropes! Consuela pops back up and here comes Andrea! Andrea looks for the clothesline— BUT CONSUELA JUST LEAP FROGS IT!! WHAT ATHLETICISM! Andrea hits the ropes again! Consuela turns around— AND IS MET WITH A FLYING CROSSBODY!! Valentine on top now! She drops a few punches in on Ava and she grabs Consuela’s right arm and begins to work it backwards! Twisting it into a shoulder lock! She’s attempting to wear Consuela down early to gain the upper hand! Look at how she twist at the shoulder! It looks like it could come out of socket!
Alicia: But now Consuela gets her foot pulled up and kicks Andrea’s leg out from under her and rolls over to the ropes! Consuela pulls herself up but Andrea grabs her by the head! She isn’t letting up! Andrea goes around the rear of Ava and now she applies the octopus stretch! But look at how she applies it! She’s making certain to torque backwards on that right shoulder! Just continuing the assault on the shoulder! Ava is beginning to groan in pain already! Not a good sign! Andrea give it another good crank before releasing the hold! And her she comes to continue the attack on Ava! BUT AVA JUST HIT AN UPWARD KICK FROM THE GROUND AND CAUGHT ANDREA IN THE JAW! Andrea looks scrambled!
SG1: But it’s Consuela who’s scrambling! She pushes herself back into the corner! She uses her left arm to pull herself up and steps her way to the second rope! Andrea is shaking the cobwebs out! Here she comes! BUT A SECOND ROPE MISSILE DROPKICK CONNECTS RIGHT WITH ANDREA’S STERNUM! She goes tumbling straight back! Now Consuela tries to beat some life into her aching shoulder! She steps over to Valentine who is on the mat face down and stomps into her rib cage! Andrea recoils and tries to guard herself! Consuela looks to be thinking about something! She reaches down and grabs Andrea’s left foot and begins to use it to life the lighter woman up by the leg… AND DRIVING HER KNEE STRAIGHT DOWN INTO THE CANVAS!! She grabs again and smashes the knee again! And again! Now she just stomps onto the back of the knee of Andrea! And now Consuela takes her foot and shoves it into the back of Andrea’s knee! Now she grabs Andrea’s foot and pulls it up to bend the knee! Consuela just closing the knee around her own foot and Andrea appears to be in immense pain as the ligaments in her knee have to be separating from the hold!
Alicia: Andrea now scratching and clawing for the ropes! She tries to kick Consuela with her other leg but no luck! Just desperate to release the pain on her knee! Now Consuela lifts Andrea’s leg up while it’s still wrapped around her foot and CRASHES IT DOWN HARD INTO THE MAT! ANDREAS SCREAMING IN PAIN! WE SAID THESE WOMEN RESPECT EACH OTHER! NEVER THAT THEY WOULD GO EASY! Consuela has released the leg and Andrea rolls herself out onto the apron. She needs to compose herself but she can’t let go of the knee! Just clutching it as if it may fall apart if she lets go! Consuela now trying to beat some life into her hurt shoulder walks up to the ropes and grabs Andrea by the roots of her hair! She pulls her up and Andrea’s knee nearly buckled as she rises to her feet! Consuela now trying to drag Andrea in the ring through the top and middle rope! But Andrea rocks back on her good leg and drives a shoulder into Consuela’s midsection! Andrea takes a quick second to massage some of the pain out of her knee before getting back in the ring! She moves forward and takes a swing! But Consuela bobs her head and ducks underneath, driving a knee up into midsection of Andrea! Now Consuela grabs Andrea by the head! DDT! Consuela hooks the injured leg for the cover!
SG1: Andrea kicks out but she had to force her way out with the hurt knee! Consuela looks un-phased by the kickout! She knew it wasn’t enough but it took that much more out of Andrea’s leg! Now Consuela comes to grab Andrea again by her legs—BUT ANDREA SHOVES HER OFF WITH HER GOOD LEG! Consuela falls backward and into the turnbuckle! Andrea grabs a hole of the ropes and pulls herself to her feet! Andrea props herself up in the corner and tries to work some more of the pain out of her leg! BUT HERE COMES CONSUELA CHARGING! BUT ANDREA MOVES! CONSUELA CRASHES WITH HER BAD SHOULDER INTO THE RING POST! Andrea now comes from behind as Consuela pulls herself out of the turnbuckles! Roll up!
Consuela just kicks out! Andrea rolls Consuela over now! She locks on a Fujiwara armbar! Just more torque on Consuela’s shoulder! The referee asking if Consuela wants to tap! But she refuses! She refuses to give in! She’s walking her legs around in a circle, looking for a way out! But Andrea just follows with each movement! Using the good leg to slide herself along and keep the pressure applied! Consuela may not have a choice! Look how Andrea drives the elbow into the back of her shoulder for added pressure!
Alicia: But look! Consuela has one of her knees up underneath her! And now the other! She uses her legs and lurches to the side! Driving both women into the ropes! Consuela rotates her legs again and hooks a leg around the bottoms rope! The referee forced the break! And now Andrea stands up! Consuela up to her knees, clutching at that shoulder! These women trying to take each other down with everything they have! Now they move toward each other!
Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME!
SG1: It certainly is! Now the two start trading shots! Andrea lands a left! Consuela with a left of her own! Andrea throws a right! Consuela with a leg kick to the bad knee! Andre buckles and turns! Limping on the bad leg! Consuela from behind! She slips underneath! SHE LIFTS ANDREA UP! LOOKING FOR THE LEMON PLEDGE! CONSUELA TRIED TO SECURE THE HEAD! Oh! But her injured shoulder just gave out! Both women crumple to the ground and Consuela rolls out of the ring to collect herself! Andrea pulls herself up! She walks a few steps with a limp. Trying to walk her knee pain off while she can! Consuela pauses by the barricade while she tries to move her shoulder to get some blood flow. But look at Andrea! She’s eyeing Consuela on the outside! She beats her knee a bit to bring it to life and tosses herself into the ropes! Andrea runs across the ring! SUICIDE DIVE—
Alicia: NO! Her knee gave out and she collapses into the ropes! Consuela sees what’s just happened! She sees her chance and slides into the ring! Consuela pulls Andrea to the center of the ring! She ties up Andrea’s legs! Bridges herself back! Inverted STF! THE AVA LOCK IS CINCHED IN! Andrea’s bad knee is tied up and Consuela has the pressure applied to it! She wrenching at Andrea’s face and bobbing her legs to create more torque on the bad knee! Andrea is hurting! She has nowhere to go center of the ring! She’s scratching! Clawing! Looking for some gap but not finding it! She pulls at Consuela’s hands on her face! She’s digging her fingernails into Ava’s hands but Consuela refuses to break and just applies more pressure! Andrea is desperate! She raises her hand! She’s gonna tap!
SG1: One last desperate attempt! She swings her arm backwards! Driving the elbow into the injured shoulder of Consuela! But Consuela manages to hold on! Andrea just keeps swinging! She simply won’t tap out despite the pain and what must by now be at least a partially separated knee joint! Bashing Consuela’s shoulder with the elbow! And finally the pain is too much and Consuela releases the hold!
Alicia: Both women are just laying on the mat exhausted and in pain! Andrea scoots herself into the corner and leans herself back against the turnbuckle. Consuela uses her left arm to pull herself up with the ropes and clutches her right arm to her body. The crowd is well behind both of these women as I can barely hear myself speak! Andrea tries to stand but shows pain! CONSUELA CHARGES! RODILLA DE LA MUERTE!!!
SG1: Misses! Andrea slipped herself under the bottom rope and to the apron as Consuela’s knee collided with the turnbuckle pad! Ava recoils back! Andrea now! She gingerly pulls herself to the top rope! What is she thinking? She has to hop up with her good leg to each turnbuckle! She reaches the top and tries to stand! Oh! But she can’t put any weight on the bad leg! She balances! One footed on the top rope! Ava has recovered and turns around! Andrea leaps! V-DAY!!!
Alicia: CONNECTS! The somersault seated senton plants Consuela to the mat and Andrea sits all of her weight on Consuela’s shoulders! Grabs the leg for a deep pin!
(“Roll With Me” by Charli XCX hits as Andrea rolls off of Consuela and the referee helps her stand. The crowd explodes in cheers for Andrea.)
Cori: Here is your winner by pinfall… ANNNDDDRREEEAAA VAAALLLEEENNNTTTIINNEEEE!!!!
SG1: What a hard fought battle between these two! It’s overdone and cliche to say no one should be ashamed after a loss, but Consuela didn’t lose this match in my eye. Andrea won it. And she fought hard to do so!
(Consuela stands to her feet and walks over to Andrea. The two share a brief stare before smiling and joining in an embrace. Consuela tried to raise Andrea’s hand in victory, but briefly forgets her shoulder and winces in pain. Andrea limps to Consuela’s other side and raises Consuela’s hand in the air. The crowd stands to their feet in ovation)
Alicia: a beautiful show of respect and what a phenomenal way to kick things off here on the Brody Sparks Memorial Episode of Thursday Night Empire as Andrea Valentine finally manages a win over Consuela Rose Ava!
(Camera watches as the two help each other to the back, turning and pausing to soak in the crowd from the top of the stage)
(Commercial: Zaddy’s Chicken – try the new Popcorn Chicken! Still only in Dominican Republic)
(Backstage in a meeting room, Remi McQueen is sitting, feet propped up on the table. She glares as Layla Lockhart comes in and sits down across from her.)
Remi: Well? You wanted this meeting, and pulled me away from getting ready to face the Hearts…what d’ya wanna talk about?
(Steadying herself Layla nods slightly.)
Layla: I don’t get where this aggression is coming from, Remi? Is it cause I didn’t protect Revy? I’ve apologized for that –
(Remi slams her fist down on the table, cutting Layla off.)
(Remi takes a moment to calm herself, right eye twitching.)
Remi: No, Layla, it’s not because of what happened to Rebecca. You didn’t do anything to her, and despite what you think, it’s not your fault.
(Layla lets out the breath she’d been holding.)
Layla: Then why? Why’d you throw me out of Pride? We were a team, Remi, what happened? I mean, I know I didn’t deliver at Manifest Destiny, but Remi, we came close…we really had them on the ropes there! I mean, I miss Revy too, Remi, but you’ve changed….
(Remi’s left eye glares at Layla as her blind right eye continues to twitch slightly.)
Remi: You really don’t get it…here, let me show you something…
(Remi pulls out her cell phone and opens her text messages. Finding the one she is looking for, she shows the phone to Layla.)
Remi: Look, this is from Mali…”Hey Remi, if you and Revy need anything at all, just let me know…who knew Raven could be such a bitch?” Here’s another, from Astraea “Hey sis, I’m sorry about Revy, Raven went off the deep end. I hope you fuck that bitch up!”…Hell, here’s one from Jael…”Remi, I’m sorry about what happened, Raven hasn’t been herself, but it’s no excuse.” But what does yours say…?
(Remi looks at Layla who just shakes her head.)
Remi: “Hey, Remi, I’m sorry I let that happen. I wasn’t there to stop it because I had an emergency. I’ll never let that happen again.” Layla, you are trying to make my wife’s broken neck all about you. That’s why I’m pissed, and to be honest, the fact that you still don’t seem to get it just proves to me that I was right to bench you…BENCH, Layla, I never threw you out, you done that. The Pride is about to go up against our toughest competition and you’re not thinking straight, what else was I supposed to do Layla? “You miss Revy too” (Remi says the last line in a mocking tone) Well, fuck, Layla, have you visited the house since she got hurt? Hmmm? Have you?!
(Layla shakes her head, tears streaming down her cheeks.)
Remi: Look at you, sitting there like a child, crying. (Remi looks disgusted at Layla.) Look at me, Layla…(Layla doesn’t look up) LOOK.AT.ME!
(Layla raises her head, looking Remi in the eye.)
Layla: What do you want from me, Remi? You’re mad because I wish I coulda done more? How does that make sense in your head? So maybe I worded things a little bad, we coulda just talked about it, not you blowing up like you have…we coulda taken some time, de-stressed, y’know, taken your mind off Revy being hurt for a while…we could have even done it at your place, that way Revy could have been part too. Instead, though….Remi, I don’t know how we got here, or why it came to this…we were the Pride, Remi
(Layal searches Remi’s face for an answer and, finding none, bows her head again. Remi kicks her chair from under herself and kneels down in front of Layla, forcing her to look her in the face.)
Remi: Layla, we still are the Pride. I didn’t even take you out of the match last week, I just said Constance was in. You could have taken Mali’s spot, Layla. Speaking, of, by the way, you owe her an apology. Mali absolutely went to bat for you after she found out you took yourself out of the group. She tore me apart until I explained that I didn’t throw you out.
(Layal blinks in realization)
Layla: I’m not out of the Pride?
(Remi shakes her head)
Layla: I thought…oh. (She wipes her eyes then looks to Remi) I’m gonna make it up to you, Remi, to the Pride. I promise!
(Remi rubs her temples and stands, walking towards the door.)
Remi: Look, we both have matches to get ready for. (She sighs) I think this new look really works for you, Layla…I hope it means you’ve got a new outlook too. We were a good team, I think we can be again.
(Remi leaves Layla sitting at the conference table. After a moment she seems to come to a decision and nods to herself.)
( SCREEN BAR: “The Beginning” )
( We get a video package starting off with footage of a young Meagan Christine Vaughan working the independent scene, participating in matches in Pride Pro Wrestling. We get footage of Brody on Facebook live with her friends and family while in the backseat of a car. DATE: 5/15/2015 )
Brody Sparks: Okay guys so as some of you may know PPW has had some agents from EAW attending several shows and they’ve had a few of us attending tryouts over at their performance center… so I’m heading to my moms house right now to spread the good news!!! I’m so mean though, she blew up my phone earlier probably to ask about how the tryouts went and I didn’t even respond; and you know usually when I’m not picking up my phone it’s because I’ve had a rough day and don’t wanna talk to anybody, so that’s probably what she’s thinking….BOY she has no idea…can’t wait for her reaction! :joy:
( We see Brody at her parents house talking to her mom, and then showing her a developmental contract for Elite Answers Wrestling. Her mom immediately breaks down in tears and the two of them share a hug and cry into each other’s arms, with Brody’s sister Monica joining the group hug soon after. )
Hannah Mendez-Vaughan [Brody’s mother] (confessional): When Meagan told me that she got signed to EAW I cried and cried like a baby. She just couldn’t stop laughing at me, but I was so happy for her because I knew she was realizing her dream. She had wanted to do this from…gosh…since the time she was two! And I knew an opportunity like this would change her life.
(We then see Brody Sparks walking into the EAW Performance Center and meeting with PC trainers Alexander Da Vinci and Sabina, as well as some of the other then-rookie talent at that time. DATE: 7/25/15 )
Miss Manami (confessional): I’ll never forget the day Brody first walked into the performance center in the summer of 2015. She had a little buzz going for herself on the indy scene and when you would watch her in the ring her ‘presence’ was ferocious yet oddly seductive even back then. Yet in the performance center most people felt like they could open up to her.
Alexander Da Vinci (confessional): I’ll never forget her sense of humor, she made a lot of friends in EAW long before she even got the chance to make her debut.
( We get more home video footage of Brody doing a parkour based obstacle course, and practicing crossfit workouts. )
Hannah Mendez-Vaughan (confessional): Meagan was always involved in sports from the time she was four years old. She did gymnastics her whole life and she was an excellent swimmer in her high school years. I STILL think she could have been in the olympics if that were what she wanted to do.
Sabina (confessional): It goes without saying Brody was one of the most athletic standouts that have ever walked through the Performance Center to this day. She had quite the athletics background but she was also so natural in the ring.
Alexander Da Vinci: From an athletic standpoint she was impressive, but the charisma she had… you could feel it.
( We see Performance Center footage of Brody Sparks grappling with girls, delivering a snapmare to Sabina during a sparring session and taunting to the small crowd of PC talent — with a reaction shot of Sabina laughing and the PC cheering. We also see footage of Brody goofing off during Performance Center matches, even as late as in 2017 when she was already an accomplished Elitist. )
Sabina (confessional): Brody was just so electric. Developmental can be a rough period for a lot of people in the system because we’re essentially molding warriors down there, but Brody somehow managed to take it all in stride and make it fun for everybody.
( We see Brody standing by with EAW board members John Conning and then-Commissioner HRDO, along with Alexander Da Vinci, Sabina and Battleground GM Ken Stark. She is signing her main roster contract, with the date on the screen being 1/25/16. )
Monica Vaughan (confessional): I remember it was a Sunday or a Monday night in late January of 2016 when I got the call from Meagan that she was going to get her first TV match. Gosh that was such a huge moment not just for her but our whole family, really. It was going to be her first wrestling match on national TV and she was going to be all over ESPN at PRIME TIME! Looking back, I don’t think anybody put more pressure on herself than she did.
( We see a nervous Brody Sparks being comforted backstage by some of her close friends with the time stamp captioned as “BATTLEGROUND 2/15/2016”. )
Eris LeCava (confessional): I remember being there that night and hearing about this Brody girl at the time, and seeing her as nervous as she was was a little unsettling to me because not everyone’s cut out for the EAW stage. Not to mention she had the opening match! So she basically had to set the bar. But when push came to shove… the rest was history.
( We open up to the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena with the sold out audience for that Battleground cheering in anticipation, and we get highlights for Brody Sparks’ debut match against Lia Beech. After some back and forth action, we see Brody working the crowd, bringing the fans on her side, bashing Lia’s face into the ring steps and locking in “The Sparkler”, forcing Lia to tap out with the Octopus stretch. )
Sabina (confessional): I was so emotionally invested in Brody’s TV debut that I went up to Cedar Rapids to be there backstage that night, and I’ll never forget seeing Brody fusing her skill with those mannerisms and her taunty, flirty style. I turned to Eve and Masters who I was sitting with that night and just went, “holy shit, we have got something.” From the beginning it was clear that not only were we witnessing a star being born, but we were witnessing a future icon in the flesh.
( The video package ends with Brody celebrating over her opponent, smirking into the hard camera before the footage fades out… )
( RETURN TO THE BRODY SPARKS ARENA. )
Cori: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(“Hate” by Plain White T’s hits as Layla Lockhart makes her entrance)
Cori: Introducing first, making her way to the ring from Salem, Oregon, weighing in at 104 pounds…. LAAAYYYLLAAA LLLOOCCCKKKHAAARRRTTT!!!!!!
(“O Fortuna” by Carl Orff hits as Madison Kaline makes her way to the ring)
Cori: And her opponent, making her way to the ring from Tampa, Florida, weighing in at 120 pounds…. MADDDIIISSOOONNNN KAAAAAALLLIIINNEEEE!!!!
SG1: Madison Kaline has been on a sadistic tear of late. She may have a break from Cloud and Astraea this week, but that doesn’t mean anything for the rest of the roster.
Alicia: But Layla has been dealing with a lot from the rest of the Pride. You have to wonder if some of that pent up aggression makes its way into this match here tonight! Time to find out!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
SG1: the two move towards the center of the ring and Maddie goes for a lock up! Oh but Layla uses her quickness and slips underneath! Drop toe hold from Layla to Maddie! And Layla immediately locks in a side crossface! Wrenching back on Maddie’s neck! Maybe this is some of that aggression but either way it’s smart to try and get Maddie off her game early!
Alicia: Oh! But Maddie rolls and carries Layla over into a pin!
Layla releases and stands to her feet! Maddie looks pissed that Layla pulled that off! Layla hits the ropes and rushes in on Maddie! Big kick! BUT MADDIE DUCKS! Maddie grabs Layla by the head! OH! Real snap on that neck breaker! And here comes Maddie getting on offense! She stands and stomps a hole into Layla! Maddie now moves back! She has that look in her eyes! Layla trying to stand! M.O.D.!!
SG1: But Layla drops back to the ground and rolls away to dodge the famouser! Let’s not discount Maddie’s personal agenda in this match! Layla beat her in the first round of Empress of Elite and that still doesn’t sit well with Maddie! Now Maddie grabs ahold of Layla’s head! The former Empress now driving knees hard into Layla! Shot after shot! Layla looks glassy eyed! Maddie grabs ahold of Layla’s arm! AFTERLIFE!!!
Alicia: LAYLA DODGES AGAIN! She ducks underneath! Maddie is off balance from the follow through! Layla plants her foot and DEAR LORD DID YOU HEAR THAT KICK TO THE SKULL OF MADISON KALINE?!? Maddie falls to the mat and Layla makes the cover!
Maddie kicks out! She may not know where she’s at though! That Kickout was likely more instinct than anything! Maddie is still laying on the mat! Layla sees a chance! She stomps down on Maddie! Drops an elbow! Layla just raining down attacks to weaken Madison! She climbs up to the top rope! SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT!!!
SG1: INTO MADDIE’S KNEES! The corkscrew shooting star press lands Layla’s ribs in a lot of pain! And now Maddie stands up! She has a crazed look on her face! She grabs Layla by the hair and drags her over to the center of the ring! Maddie leaps and drive both knees down into Layla’s abdomen! Maddie loves causing pain! Now she comes from behind and ties Layla up… pulls her back… SURFBOARD STRETCH! Oh that has to be excruciating on Layla’s midsection right now! And the more damage her ribs take, the harder it becomes to breathe! The less oxygen in your system and the less efficient your body functions!
Alicia: And Maddie isn’t relenting! She’s torquing Layla backwards and Layla lets out a yelp of pain! Maddie is laughing! Maddie is actually laughing! She releases Layla and pulls her up! Layla still swinging! Throwing punches to Maddie’s abdomen but they don’t have anything behind them. She has no air in her lungs. Maddie with a kick to the solar plexus of Layla Lockhart and Layla doubles over! No muscle or bone covering that spot of the body! And here comes Maddie! M.O.D.!!!! She hooks Layla’s leg and grabs a fistful of tights where the ref can’t see for good measure!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Cori: Here is your winner by pinfall… MADDIISSOONNN KAAAALIINNEEE!!!
(Maddie rolls out of the ring and fishes under the ring skirt)
SG1: Oh no! This is never good! What is Maddie doing?
Alicia: Oh gawd!! I see it!!!
(Maddie pulls out a barbed wire baseball bat. She looks at it almost with lust in her eyes as she rolls back in the ring)
SG1: Maddie wants to make a statement! Layla beat her before and Maddie won’t let it go!
(The referee jumps down in front of the prone Layla, begging for Maddie to not do anything)
Referee: MADISON! STOP THIS!!!
(Madison turns her eyes to the official.)
Ref: NO MORE OF THIS! ON TONIGHT OF ALL NIGHTS?!? YOU GOT YOUR ENEMIES SUSPENDED ALREADY! LET THIS GO!
(Maddie begins to laugh almost maniacally as she flips the baseball bat, the barbed wire end landing just inches to the left of Layla’s head — and just before impact, Maddie stops, leaving Layla spared.)
Alicia: There is… something truly wrong with Madison Kaline…
(Maddie walks up the ramp and just sticks her tongue out and waves at Flannery as she walks back to the back. Flannery motions for security to follow Madison and make sure she behaves)
SG1: Thankfully the official was able to talk Maddie down… give that guy a medal of honor or something.
Alicia: But I wonder how often that will really work… hard to tell if she was just feeling merciful tonight, or if she has something else up her sleeve.
(Commercial: Drake King – The Story of OK)
( VIDEO PACKAGE: A replay airs of last week’s Thursday Night Empire, where we saw Stephanie Matsuda and Astraea Jordan go to Kendra Shamez’ office and demand a chance at laying hands on Madison Kaline. A disinterested Kendra shoos them off, so to speak, and haphazardly grants them the right to do as they please. Later in the event we get the highlights of the match that took place between Madison Kaline and Raven Roberts, showing some of the more exciting moments in the thrilling main event contest. The match came to a conclusion when Matsuda and Jordan delivered a two-on-one onslaught on Kaline, trading back and forth devastating attacks with the intent to seriously injure Kaline. We see officials charging into the ring to stop the assault, only for Matsuda and Jordan to begin assaulting officials which is what inevitably prompted Flannery McCoy to walk out to the stage and announce the indefinite suspension of the Women’s World Champion and the Empress of Elite. -END OF VIDEO PACKAGE- )
( Camera opens up backstage, where Flannery McCoy is sitting in her office typing away at her Macbook air while speaking into her bluetooth earpiece. )
Flannery McCoy: Yeah I’m sending out an e-mail to her management now but I still haven’t received any word back. I believe she’s expected to be in the arena tonight. I know it’s a long flight down here and I hadn’t gotten any confirmation as to when she’ll be arriving, but hopefully she–
( A knock is heard on the door. )
Flannery: Come in!
( Brody Sparks’ sister, Monica Vaughan lets herself in along with Jocelyn Sky, receiving a massive applause from the audience. Flannery immediately stands up. )
Flannery: Monica! (to the person on the phone) Hey gotta go, talk to you later.
( Flannery hangs up the phone and she holds Monica’s hands. )
Monica Vaughan: Hey there sweets, what’s going on?
Flannery: It’s really nice to see you! I made sure that you got as much time as you need out there later on tonight. How’s the family?
Monica: We’re okay, it’s kind of an emotional time since it’s about to be the end of the first year without Meagan, but we’re hanging in there.
Flannery: So… how’s Cloudy…
Monica: Well, that’s what I wanted to talk to you about. You understand that not being here is killing her, right?
( Flannery looks down. )
Jocelyn Sky: She wanted so badly to be here for my match tonight.
Flannery: I can imagine…
Monica: We didn’t come to make you feel guilty about it Flannery, actually Stephanie blames herself partially for the suspension…although she does kind of feel misled by you and Kendra. Regardless, we both know the terms of this suspension were far above your pay grade, and I promised Steph I would go out there tonight and speak on her behalf as well. But someone needs to do something about Maddie —
( We see Malcolm Jones walking into the office. )
Malcolm Jones: I ain’t tryna interrupt what you got going on around here, but Flannery I blame YOU 100% for what happened to us on Voltage the other night.
Flannery: Malcolm, I–
MJ: “M-M-Malcolm, I!” nothing. If anybody should be suspended, as far as I’m concerned it should be YOU who should be suspended because you don’t know how to keep your own fucking roster in check. Now Maddie thinks she can fuck around and go wherever she wants and that just isn’t gonna fly.
Flannery: Look MJ I’m sorry for what happened to you on Sunday, but that was completely out of my hands! Voltage is not my show, and I’m certainly not the commissioner of Voltage or even Empire, meaning my power here does not supercede the board of directors. As far as Astraea and Stephanie are concerned, it was made clear from the beginning that Maddie’s contract specifically states–
MJ: I don’t give a shit about what Maddie’s contract states. That’s none of my business.
Monica: I think I speak for Astraea and Stephanie when I say that having to miss tonight’s show is a really harsh punishment, but with that being said their punishment has been served. They both deserve to get revenge on Maddie for all the trouble she’s caused.
MJ: Deadass, I’m not out here trying to pick fights with bitches so that’s why I’m trying to see Astraea put hands on this dumbass bird. Seriously though, take care of this shit, before I have to.
Flannery: I can’t unsuspend them any time soon, guys.
Flannery: Listen, I’ll make an appeal to the board, but right now they aren’t happy with that double teaming incident. Not only did they completely derail the main event of Empire in front of a sell-out crowd, leaving 16,000 people going home unhappy, but they also risked jeopardizing the agreements of Madison Kaline’s new contract.
MJ: So this little fake edgy white bitch gets to be treated as a special snowflake?
Flannery: No, I just have to sort things out before I make any promises. Maddie is far from innocent, but I had no choice in what I did last week, and I’m going to have to start putting my foot down when it comes to any matters that might jeopardize Empire’s immediate future.
MJ: You know what fuck this show honestly, I see Empire is just as ass backwards as the rest of this bumass company. That’s cool though, I better not catch any of your roster getting involved in my matches again, otherwise it’s gonna get real ugly ma. See you never.
( MJ turns around and walks out of the room. )
Monica: I’m going to make sure the board hears from me as well, even if I have to go to Ryan Adams myself. I don’t know what’s happening to Empire but you know if this were Brody in Stephanie and Astraea’s shoes, she would have done the exact same thing as they did to Maddie — if not worse. I pray you guys will do the right thing.
( Monica and Jocelyn both exit Flannery’s office, and Flannery slumps back down in her seat with an exasperated ‘sigh’. Shortly after, Kendra Shamez enters the room wearing an all blue jumpsuit and some heels. )
Kendra Shamez: Hey… what was Malcolm Jones doing here?
Flannery: Oh nothing, just having to deal with the mess you made.
Flannery: I heard about what you said to Astraea and Stephanie last week. You know good and well that they had no permission to go out there and do what they did, but you still gave them the “ok” even though it’s obvious it was all going to fall back on me.
Kendra: They’re grown ass women Flannery, at what point do we keep babying them and trying to tell them not to touch the hot stove?
Flannery: Has it occured to you that I don’t have the same kind of leeway that you do? I’m not the eight year veteran Hall of Famer here, when something wrong happens on Empire the blame falls squarely on my shoulders.
Kendra: Look I… I’m sorry, okay? I didn’t realize you would get so much shit for what happened last week, I have no idea why the board is so protective of Maddie but I get it, I put you in a compromising spot.
Flannery: Wow.. that’s the first time I’ve heard you apologize for anything.
Kendra: Yeah well, don’t get used to it. Anyway the real reason why I’m here is because I’m getting non stop calls about how “she’s” going to be here any minute.
Flannery: Oh! Okay, can you welcome her in?
Kendra: You know how I feel about the bitch.
Flannery: Fair enough..
( Flannery sits up and shuts her Macbook and picks up her pocket book. )
Flannery: Do you mind holding down the fort here then? I’ll just go wait for her at the gate.
Kendra: Sure, whatever. Do what you have to do.
( Flannery hurries out of the room; Kendra takes a seat on the office couch and kicks her feet up on the coffee table and starts looking at her phone. )
( SCREEN BAR: “The Code Of Depravity” )
( The next Brody Sparks video package begins, highlighting her climb up the ranks in EAW by knocking off Angela Salveti and Hayley Sykes in early 2016 on episodes of Battleground. We would see Brody add more and more gruesome tactics to her repertoire, and display a more wicked and extreme side of herself in these matches to get the point across. Zack Crash and Hades the Hellraiser are seen from early 2016 watching Brody’s matches intently, and discussing the prospect of her joining Omerta. )
Zack Crash (confessional): I consider myself blessed and highly favored to be fortunate to have gotten to align myself with such an extraordinary human being.
( We then skip forward to Reckless Wiring 2016, where Zack Crash would make the crucial addition to the stable known as ‘Omerta’ by recruiting both Scott Oasis and Brody Sparks. )
Hades the Hellraiser (confessional): It was clear to Crash that to regain influence in this company and solidify Omerta as an all-powerful stable, we needed someone who was as capable in the ring as they were cunning outside of the ring. This is where Brody Sparks would fit the bill.
Zack Crash (confessional): Brody was arguably the most capable and competent member in Omerta, because she could do what no one else in the camp could do. She was both brilliant in the ring, and a master of psychology outside of it!
( We see example footage of Brody using intimidation tactics to get under HRDO’s skin, attempting to seduce him and causing him to make decisions that play into Omerta’s hands. We also see Brody at ringside for multiple Omerta matches. )
Hades (confessional): Any time Omerta would have a bad night she always knew how to lift the morale of the group. Her sense of humor was certainly infectious to say the least.
( Timestamp: “5/13/16”. We see footage from one of Brody’s instagram live sessions, where she’s in the passenger seat of a car going down the highway to the next town after a Friday Night Dynasty broadcast. She shows an annoyed Zack Crash in the passenger seat, and the rest of Omerta in the backseat of the car. )
Brody: OK live, so I’m two hours deep in a six hour drive to the next town, and the boys are salty AF after tonight.
Brody: Now we just sat through two hours of Hades’ shitty country music. Luckily *Brody Sparks holds up an aux cord* I’ve got the aux cord. So how’s this going down?
(live cut, and Omerta’s theme song “Mafioso” by Mac Dre is playing over the car’s sound system. Brody is rapping along to every word, and Zack Crash is seen nodding his head to the music. Brody uses her selfie cam to show Hades the Hellraiser nodding his head as well, although he quickly stops when he sees the camera. )
Stephanie Matsuda (confessional): One thing that could never be questioned was Brody’s devotion to her allies.
( “10/27/16” IS CAPTIONED ON THE SCREEN, where Brody Sparks would make her re-emergence by attacking Cailin Dillon and Sheridan Muller and aligning herself with Stephanie Matsuda to join the ‘Coven’. We then see ‘home video’ style footage of Stephanie Matsuda, Brody Sparks and a much younger Jocelyn Sky backstage in the Coven lockerroom. The three of them are sitting around a table, and Brody has an oddly-shaped pen in her hand and a blank sheet of paper in front of her. )
Brody: Alright sises, so as initiation to The Coven the three of us are all selling our souls for clout!
Stephanie Matsuda: Say what now!?
Brody: You heard me Cloudy. Aren’t you tired of being in the midcard?
Jocelyn: How exactly is this arranged again?
Brody: Simple! Take the point back end of this feather pen and slit your wrists, then use the feather to write a love letter to lucifer! We can all put leave them in HRDO’s office mailbox as a prank to fuck with him.
( Stephanie and Brody start dying of laughter, and Jocelyn softly smiles. )
Jocelyn Sky (confessional): *tearful* All I had known was hopelessness and sorrow in my life. There were very few people who made me feel… empowered, the way Brody did. She was so comfortable in her own skin, and she inspired me to break out of my shell and become what I am today.
Stephanie Matsuda (confessional): Brody had a way of uniting people who had nothing in common with each other, even if it’s just to watch her completely wild the fuck out.
( We get flashback home footage of the empty arena before Shock Value 2016, where in the ring Brody Sparks is preparing for the Control In The Vault Shock Collar Battle Royal by forcing Jocelyn to try to “toss her over the ropes”. Stephanie Matsuda and Zack Crash stand side by side on the ramp, watching in confusion as Brody has Jocelyn in a headscissors while she’s dangling by the torso over the ropes. )
Zack Crash: (to stephanie): What on Earth are they doing?
Stephanie: Uhhh… training?
( Brody is loudly singing Destiny’s Child to taunt Jocelyn, and she takes Jocelyn over the ropes and down to the floor with a headscissors takeover. )
Brody: BZZZZZZZZ, YOU JUST GOT ELECTROCUTED SIS! POOR YOU!
( Jocelyn looks up, confused. )
Brody: Not taking me seriously huh? I’ll show you!
( Brody hops down to the ringside floor and pulls out a cattle prod from under the ring. She chases Jocelyn up the ramp with it, as the two blow by Matsuda and Crash on a high speed chase. )
( We get more footage of Brody Sparks’ time with The Coven, showing moments such as her helping Madison Kaline defeat Aria Jaxon and Tarah Nova, and her teaming up with Madison to defeat Aria Jaxon and Kendra Shamez on the 12/8/2016 Empire. We also see Brody defeating Consuela Rose Ava on the 11/24/2016 edition of Empire with the help of Madison Kaline, Stephanie Matsuda and Jocelyn Sky. )
Stephanie Matsuda (confessional): I’ll always look back at those times fondly no matter how much of a left turn things took in The Coven, because Meagan a once-in-a-lifetime person. We will never be the same without her.
( The video package comes to an end with Brody celebrating while sharing the ring with Stephanie Matsuda, Madison Kaline and Jocelyn Sky. )
( RETURN TO BRODY SPARKS ARENA. )
Crowd: BRODY! BRODY! BRODY! BRODY! BRODY!
(“High Hopes” — Panic! At the Disco plays as the crowd cheers for Jocelyn Sky, who poses on top of the ramp with a vibrant smile on her face. She is seen tagging the hands of her fans on the way to the ring.)
Cori Simmons: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL–
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Cori Simmons: Introducing first, from Phoenix, Arizona, she is JOCCCCCEEEEEELYYYYYYYNNNNNNN SKKKKKKYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!
Alicia Amby: Here is a young woman who has managed to become a known name in the independent wrestling scene! She was of course involved a few years ago with The Coven, getting to be stablemates alongside the legendary Brody Sparks whom she has dedicated tonight’s match to. Jocelyn Sky’s mission is to make people forget about who she is related to and get everyone to notice Jocelyn for herself and her abilities in the ring!
SG1: I think we all like to forget who she’s related to… :eyes:
Alicia Amby: :eyes:
(“Furious 2” — Niklas Gustavsson plays as the crowd cheers as Clara Lovelace comes out from the curtain really pumped up with the Young Lioness Cup in her possession! Cameron Ella Ava is standing right next to her as that receives her own set of cheers. Cameron is wearing her pink coach hat with a clipboard in her hands. Clara raises the Cup high in the air!)
Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, from Roswell, Next Mexico, she is the Young Lioness Cup Holder, the “Pixel Princess”, CLARRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAA LOOOOVVVVVVEEEEELAAAAACCCCEEEEE!!
Alicia Amby: It has been a bit of a while since we last saw Clara Lovelace, but Clara assured her that there was no breaks for her while she hasn’t been booked to compete. Cameron Ella Ava has continued her training and worked with Clara to improve from her mistakes? Did that coaching pay off? We’ll have to see!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
SG1: Jocelyn Sky vs. Clara Lovelace is underway! Before the two women can begin competing, Clara extends a hand Jocelyn’s way, which Jocelyn accepts with no hesitation before the two women back away and go for a collar and elbow tie up! Clara wraps her arms around Jocelyn’s waist, but Jocelyn is able to get out of the waist lock before countering with her own waist lock on Clara! Jocelyn takes down Clara stomach first before applying some sort of headlock on Clara before getting her up for a headlock! Clara manages to push Jocelyn out of the way, but Jocelyn is able to stop herself in her own tracks before she could bump anywhere else! Clara decides to go for a surprise roll-up, but Jocelyn is able to move out of the way before connecting with a low dropkick to a seated Clara! Clara goes down, but Jocelyn does not go for the cover there! Jocelyn gets Clara up and connects with a snap suplex! It is after that that Jocelyn goes for the cover!
Jesse Carlton: ONE!
Alicia Amby: Clara Lovelace kicks out at one! Cameron Ella Ava is seen looking down the bottom rope as she smacks her hands against the apron! Cameron just wants to see if Clara’s training these past few weeks have paid off for her! Jocelyn Sky gets Clara back up before connecting with a Irish whip to one of the corners! Clara is able to hold still to the sides of the corners before Jocelyn runs to connect with a back elbow! Clara manages to move out of the way as Jocelyn falls to her back against the corner! CLARA RUNS, BUT JOCELYN GETS ONE OF HER FEET UP! CLARA CATCHES JOCELYN’S FEET BEFORE GRABBING HER BY THE LEG AND CONNECTING WITH CONTINUE?, THE LEG DROP DDT CONNECTS AS JOCELYN BEGINS TO CLUTCH TO HER RIGHT LEG TENDERLY! CLARA GETS BACK UP BEFORE GRABBING JOCELYN BY ONE OF HER LEGS AND CONNECTING WITH ANOTHER CONTINUE?. JOCELYN IS STILL CLUTCHING TO HER LEG AS IT SEEMS LIKE CLARA HAS FOUND WHAT CAN POSSIBLY BE HER TICKET TO WIN THE MATCH!
Cameron Ella Ava: LET’S GO, CLARA! KEEP IT UP!
SG1: Clara Lovelace knows better than not to listen to her Sensai, Cameron! Clara gets herself and Jocelyn Sky to her feet before connecting with a powerslam on Jocelyn! CLARA BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES AND FOLLOWS UP THAT POWERSLAM WITH A RUNNING KNEE DROP! NO! JOCELYN MANAGES TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE CLARA SLAMS HER KNEE AGAINST THE MAT! YOU CAN SEE CLARA CLUTCHING HER LEFT KNEE AS JOCELYN TRIES TO SHAKE THE FEELING BACK TO HER LEG AFTER THE TWO CONTINUES? FROM CLARA EARLIER IN THE MATCH! Cameron is telling Clara to get back into this match! Clara slowly rises up to her feet, but Jocelyn manages to put a halt to that with a roundhouse kick to Clara! Clara is down as Jocelyn goes for the cover!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
Alicia Amby: Clara Lovelace kicks out at two! Cameron is applauding her student’s efforts in this match, but this Coach wants to see results! Jocelyn Sky is determined to end this match and get her first victory on Empire! Jocelyn gets Clara up and the two women go to one of the corners! Clara connects with a kick as that helps distance her and Jocelyn momentarily before Clara places herself on the top turnbuckle! Jocelyn is doing her best with trying to get Clara down! Jocelyn climbs onto the second row of ropes as Clara does her best to knock down Jocelyn Sky! With one mean punch, Clara knocks Jocelyn down! Clara stumbles for a second as Jocelyn manages to get below Clara and lifts her up from the top rope! SKY CRASH CONNECTS ON CLARA LOVELACE! CLARA QUICKLY RISES BACK TO HER FEET AS JOCELYN RACES FROM THE ROPES TO CONNECT WITH THE OCTOPUS HOLD/MANDIBLE CLAW COMBINATION, ENJOY THE SILENCE CONNECTS!
Cameron Ella Ava: Counter that, Clara! I swear if you tap out, I will smack this coach hat to the ground and walk up that ramp!
SG1: Clara Lovelace is seen falling down to one knee as Jocelyn Sky is applying that submission hold beautifully! Clara needs to think of a way to counter this or it’s not going to look good for her at all! Clara begins wrap one of her arms around Jocelyn’s neck! CLARA COUNTERS WITH A SNAPMARE TAKEDOWN ON JOCELYN! CLARA GETS JOCELYN UP BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A POWERSLAM! CLARA BEGINS TO HYPE HERSELF UP BEFORE GETTING JOCELYN UP TO HER FEET! CLARA GETS JOCELYN IN A PACKAGE PILEDRIVER POSITION! 1UP CONNECTS! CLARA LOVELACE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Jesse Carlton: OOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“2 Furious” plays back up again as Clara Lovelace gets back up to get her arm raised by Jesse Carlton. Clara Lovelace is beaming with a smile on her face as she finally finds herself back on track with the victories.)
Cori Simmons: The winner of this match, the Young Lioness Cup Holder, CLARRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAA LOOOVVVVVEEEEELACCCCCEEEEE!!
Alicia Amby: Clara Lovelace with a victory over Jocelyn Sky! It was an amazing showing from these two women! However, this victory puts Clara back on track with making sure that Empire does not forget about her and the Young Lioness Cup!
SG1: Clara Lovelace is the future of Empire and if she successfully cashes in that Cup, she could be the next Specialists Champion too!
(Camera goes back to Clara Lovelace in the ring where Cameron Ella Ava joins her as she hands the Young Lioness Cup back to Clara as Clara raises it up in the air. Cameron is shown clapping and smiling, almost relieved that Clara managed to win tonight. Clara seems that Jocelyn Sky is still down and Clara extends a hand to Jocelyn, who accepts it as the two women shake hands and smile at one another. Jocelyn rolls underneath the bottom rope as Clara resumes celebrating in the ring.)
( COMMERCIAL BREAK. )
( Return to Empire, and we open up backstage where Consuela Rose Ava is already dressed in her street clothes with her bags packed ready to leave the arena. Right afterwards, Cameron Ella Ava and Clara Lovelace enter the dressing room chatting away in excitement following Clara’s victory. )
Cameron Ella Ava: See sweetheart? I told you it was all going to come together eventually!
Clara Lovelace: I have your great coaching to thank Cammy. Jocelyn was really tough, no surprise though since I know she got to train with the likes of Stephanie and Brody.
Cameron: Honestly, I don’t see why you can’t compete for the Specialist Title sooner rather than later.
Clara: (laugh) I don’t know Cam, I’m not exactly you! It does feel nice to move forward in a positive direction though.
( Consuela puts on her coat and heads for the door. )
Consuela: I’ll see you around guys.
Cameron: Where are you heading off to?
Consuela: (shrug) Back to the hotel I guess.
Clara: But we were going to go over ways for me to improve tia! I’m still in need of Young Lioness advice from both of the Avas.
( Consuela gives an exasperated sigh. )
Consuela: I don’t know if there’s much advice for me to offer you, Clara. I haven’t exactly been the best example to go off of as of late.
Clara: But you’re a two time Specialist Champion! I need help just getting to one!
Consuela: This is a what have you done for me now kind of business, Clara. I don’t know I guess I’m just getting really frustrated lately, it’s like I can’t keep any sort of momentum without having things slip from my hands. Andrea was working hurt and I still didn’t even get the job done.
( Cameron approaches Consuela to console her, and Consuela pushes her away. )
Cameron: Consuela I get you’re upset but this happens to everybody-
Consuela: Alright Cam just stop, you don’t need to do what you always do which is try to dress things up. I’m taking my in-ring work more seriously than ever and yet I’m getting fewer and fewer results. I’m not just going to keep embarrassing myself forever.
Cameron: What are you saying?
Consuela: I’m saying, I either have to learn to adapt or I have to admit Empire’s passed me by. And if it’s really the latter then maybe I shouldn’t keep wasting my time.
( Consuela storms out of the room with her luggage, leaving Cam and Clara behind to look on in worry. )
( Open back up to the Brody Sparks Arena…. “Kill Jill (Cloudy Remix)” by Archie & Sizzle blares over the sound system, and Monica Vaughan walks out through the curtain and receives a thunderous applause from the crowd. )
Cori: Ladies and Gentlemen please give a warm welcome to MONICAAAA VAUGHAAAANNN!!!
Alicia: This young woman has had probably the most turbulent last 12 months of anybody that I know. It’s been ups and downs, suffering as great a loss as you can suffer with the passing of her legendary sister, and losing many friends only to gain new ones.
SG1: Monica looks fantastic given the occasion. I know she’s gone on record as saying that EAW’s community has helped her survive the tragedy that took place a year ago. Of course Monica is out here not just to represent herself and her family, but Stephanie Matsuda as well after she was indefinitely suspended from Empire last week.
( Monica Vaughan stands alone in the ring with a microphone in hand, and the crowd gives her a standing ovation. Monica can’t help but look around at the capacity crowd and smile, and she turns to the jumbotron where we see a portrait of Brody on the screen with the words “Thank You Brody” on it. )
Monica Vaughan: (takes a deep breath) Wow, I didn’t expect to start feeling like this so quickly, um..
( Monica has tears welling up in her eyes. She turns to the tron where it now shows family photos of Monica and her sister, Brody together from their childhood, adolescents, and as adults at various EAW events. )
Monica: I didn’t even prepare a speech of my own for tonight, I just wanted to come out here and speak from the heart in front of all of you. I know I can speak for Stephanie with every word I say right now, when I say that what happened to our family and our community one year ago was something I would not wish even on my worst enemy. But a lot of you in the EAW Universe already know what I’m talking about because when Brody entered your living rooms every week she entered your hearts. Whether it was her hilarious rants on social media, or her insta lives which were always a goldmine of comedy… she garnered a cult-like following because she was somebody who most people felt like they knew for a long time from the moment they met her.
( Applause from the crowd. )
Monica: There’s a saying that goes “it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” When it comes to having a person like Meagan around it’s just so true. As deeply as it hurt us to lose her, a year later these times hold a different kind of significance; because instead of continuing to mourn and wallow in sorrow, we can reflect on all of the gifts she’s given us and come to appreciate them more.
The love that Meagan had for EAW was an undying love, and I want every single one of you to know that. The appreciation that Meagan had was something that never ceased from the day she stepped foot into this company until her very final match. She LIVED to entertain all of you. She was a healer, a confidant, someone who you would want to strangle and someone you could tell all of your problems at any moment. There was no one like her and there will never be anybody like her.
But the biggest thing to me about Brody that provides some closure, is how she lived her life. She lived every single day like it would be her last, and treated every person like it would be the last time she saw them. That’s why it was so easy to make friends with her. That’s why she had as many allies in a place like Elite Answers Wrestling which (laughs) isn’t exactly a hub for making friends. There are so many people, people who you wouldn’t have expected, people on totally different brands and in totally different social circles who felt the same closeness to Meagan that we all felt here on Empire…that’s just no coincidence. Somebody who knows what it’s like to have such a deep bond with Meagan was our Women’s World Champion Stephanie Matsuda, who I know is watching from home right now.
( The crowd erupts in cheers for Matsuda. )
Crowd: WE WANT CLOUDY! :clap: WE WANT CLOUDY! :clap: WE WANT CLOUDY! :clap:
Monica: I do too! I do too! Don’t worry you guys, Cloudy will be back sooner rather than later, and she’s coming to snatch little bleach blonde wigs.
( The crowd erupts in cheers at that statement. )
Monica: As a matter of fact screw it, I got wi-fi.
( Monica pulls out her iPhone from her back pocket and begins to open up the Facetime app. )
Monica: Any of you want to Facetime Cloudy?!
( Monica Facetime calls Stephanie Matsuda, holding the phone up to the nearest camera… and an ecstatic Stephanie Matsuda answers the video call. )
Stephanie Matsuda: Hey hun!
Monica: Look alive mami you’re on Empire! (to the crowd) GUYS SAY HI!
( Monica shows off the phone to the crowd, giving Matsuda a view of crowd, and the audience cheers for Stephanie Matsuda and picks back up the “We want Cloudy!” chants. )
Stephanie: (laughing) You are a damn fool you know that?
Monica: I told Flannery I was going to get you back on Empire sooner or later!
( “O Fortuna” by Carl Orff plays. )
( Madison Kaline walks out through the curtain with her barb wire baseball bat in hands, and makes a brisk walk to the ring. )
SG1: …..what the fuck.
Alicia: No.. no…. Maddie you can’t really be doing this…
( Madison enters the ring with her weapon, and Monica Vaughan backs into the corner with a tense glare on her face. “O Fortuna” comes back on and the crowd begins chants of “GET THE FUCK OUT!” on top of giving Madison enormous heat. )
SG1: I don’t even know what to…
( Madison makes the “come hither” motion towards Monica Vaughan with one hand while the other hand keeps the barb wire bat hung over her shoulder. Monica slowly walks up to Madison, and Madison snatches the phone out of Monica’s hand and flashes a sadistic smile to a petrified Stephanie Matsuda over Facetime. )
Monica: What do you want here-
( Madison tosses the phone out of the ring, and Monica turns to exit the ring — only for Madison to snatch Monica by the hair and throw her up against the turnbuckle. )
Alicia: Please Maddie, for the love of God don’t do this.
( Madison winds up the barb wire baseball bat, getting ready to swing on Monica Vaughan. )
SG1: I’m not letting this happen, not tonight.
( SG1 takes off her headset and stands up — and the crowd erupts in a roar. )
Alicia: IT’S ANDREA VALENTINE!!! ANDREA VALENTINE, TAPED UP RIBS AND ALL COMES SPRINTING DOWN THE RAMP AND RUSHES INTO THE RING!!! MADDIE COCKS BACK AND SWINGS AT MONICA — BUT FROM BEHIND ANDREA SNATCHES THE BAT OUT OF MADDIE’S HANDS! MADDIE TURNS AROUND, AND ANDREA TACKLES HER TO THE FLOOR AND THE TWO GET INTO A RABID EXCHANGE OF RIGHTS AND LEFTS!!! THESE TWO ARE BATTLING IT OUT, AND THANKFULLY MONICA GETS THE HELL OUT OF DODGE!
SG1: I was going to kill that bitch, excuse my language, but it’s warranted.
Alicia: ANDREA AND MADISON ARE UP ON THEIR FEET, AND ANDREA SENDS MADDIE INTO THE CORNER WITH A SHOULDER THRUST AND SNATCHES MADISON BY HER HAIR TO PUMMEL HER OVER THE BACK WITH RELENTLESS BLOWS! — OH NO MADDIE COUNTERS WITH A SNAKE EYES! SENDING ANDREA TEMPLES FIRST INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!
( Madison stumbles away holding her bloody jaw after being punched in the mouth repeatedly. )
Alicia: ANDREA A BIT DAZED NOW… NO!!!!! NO MADDIE’S GOT THE BAT AGAIN!!!
SG1: ANDREA LOOK OUT!!!
Alicia: FULL FORCE SWING OF THE BARB WIRE BAT STRAIGHT INTO THE MIDSECTION!!! RIGHT INTO THE INJURED RIBS OF ANDREA VALENTINE!!!! ANDREA DROPS TO HER KNEES, AND DAMN IT!!! DAMN IT!!! ANOTHER SWING HITS THE SIDE OF ANDREA’S HEAD, AND YOU CAN SEE THE WHIPLASH OF HER HEAD AND NECK, AS SHE’S IMMEDIATELY CUT OPEN BY THAT SHOT!
SG1: FLANNERY, KENDRA, SOMEBODY, DO SOMETHING!
Alicia: MADISON LIFTING THE BAT OVER HER HEAD AGAIN, AND BRINGS IT DOWN INTO THE SPINE OF ANDREA VALENTINE!!! ANDREA CRIES OUT IN PAIN, AND MONICA CAN ONLY STAND BY ON THE RAMP HELPLESSLY WITH TEARS ROLLING DOWN HER EYES!
( Half of Andrea Valentine’s face is soaked in blood, and Madison Kaline pulls her up from the mat by her hair. )
Alicia: NOW MADDIE WANTS TO APPLY A BARB WIRE BAT-ASSISTED FULL NELSON, AND STRANGLE ANDREA HALF TO DEATH!!!
( JUST THEN — HRDO rushes out to to the stage and sends a team of security out to the ring to stop Madison. Just as officials enter the ring, Maddie tosses Andrea and the barb wire bat to the canvas. Madison surrenders herself to arena security, allowing them to zip tie her hands while medical personnel immediately come to the aid of Andrea Valentine. Monica Vaughan is by Andrea’s side, trying to talk to her and get her to respond. )
Alicia: Thank God in heaven HRDO was here tonight. I can only imagine how far this psychotic woman was going to take this.
SG1: …. She’s still being protected. That security supposedly “detaining” her right now, they’re keeping her safe, because there’s no other way she’d make it out of that dressing room alive.
( A detained Madison Kaline walks by a visibly upset HRDO with a shit-eating grin on her face, and the camera fades away as the security detail escorts her through the curtain and out of the arena. )
( COMMERCIAL BREAK. )
(SCREEN BAR: “ICONIC SPECIALIST”)
(Road to Redemption 2016. Brody is shown competing in the EAW Specialist Extreme Elimination Chamber match. Her opponents include Cameron Ella Ava, Aria Jaxon, Madison Kaline, Tarah Nova, and then champion Kendra Shamez. After an intense battle, all that’s left is Brody and Aria. Brody is shown giving an avalanche sit-out facebuster to Aria Jaxon from the top of one of the pods to secure the victory. “RX Queen” by Deftones blast through the arena as Brody’s victory celebration with The Coven slowly fades.)
Stephanie Matsuda (confessional): When Brody won the Specialist Championship…it was incredible. The roar of the arena was unearthly.
(The Coven escorts Brody backstage where the rest of the Sanatorium awaits them.)
Stephanie Matsuda’s Voice: There was a time where we were one big happy family. Eclipse would become King of Elite on the same night Brody wipes the floor with Haruna Sakazaki in a Blood Bucket match.
(Clips of the extreme match is shown, with Stephanie in Brody’s corner and Azumi Goto in Haruna’s. The two women attack each other with everything under the sun, including Brody’s signature spiked dildo and a steel chair Haruna got from the Russian announcer’s table. The Coven come into the ring to assist Brody as the closing parts of the match shows Brody performing her Seeing Sparks Detonation Kick to a bloodied Haruna. She filled her bucket with two pints of her opponent’s blood to secure the victory.)
Jocelyn Sky (confessional): That…was insane to watch. Like, I always knew Brody had a penchant for violence, but this was on a whole new level of brutality.
(Brody is seen defending her title in various matches, leading up to her infamous surprise Inferno Match against former Coven member Stephanie Matsuda.)
Stephanie Matsuda (confessional): Around that time, I wanted to strike out on my own. I felt that I was going down the wrong path with the Sanatorium and wanted to leave on good terms…but they wouldn’t allow it.
(Stephanie is backstage holding a beaten Mao Ichimichi on an episode of Empire.)
Stephanie’s Voice: They attacked my manager at the time, and then went for me next.
(On next week’s episode of Empire, Brody leads the attack on Stephanie Matsuda.)
Stephanie’s Voice: So I decided to get revenge. By taking what Brody valued the most – her EAW Specialist Championship. But…they had something up their sleeve.
(The back and forth of Cloud and Bordy’s historic match is shown, ending with Alexis bringing out Serenity Hunter, Cloud’s “sister”. Cloud is forced to forfeit the match as Brody throws her through the flames to win the match.)
Monica Vaughan (confessional): I may not have agreed with all of Meagan’s actions, but I can respect what she’s done not only for herself but for every woman who was told she wasn’t good enough, that she was too small to fight in that ring.
(Pain for Pride X. Brody Sparks vs Consuela Rose Ava in a submission match. Clips of their amazing bout is shown, ending with Consuela tapping Brody out.)
Consuela Rose Ava (confessional): That was one of the toughest fights of my life. Brody Sparks was the real deal, ya know?
(Clips of Brody Sparks during the early parts of Season 11 is shown, including hanging out with Maddie backstage. Another clip is shown, with Stephanie and Brody making up by embracing each other in late August, 2017.)
Stephanie Matsuda (confessional): Slowly but surely she began to see what I saw with The Coven and decided to go her own route. She loved being Specialist Champ, but she knew where her destiny lie – the EAW Women’s World Championship.
(Brody is shown with her back to the camera, standing in gorilla before her final match on Thursday Night Empire.)
Stephanie’s Voice: There’s no doubt in my mind that she would’ve fulfilled that destiny too.
( END VIDEO PACKAGE. )
( RECAP: Screen captioned “Before the break” as we get another look at the shocking events from before the commercial break, showing Madison Kaline interrupting Monica Vaughan’s speech to confront and intimidate her with a barbed wire bat. Before Madison could attack however, Andrea Valentine ran in with an interference and wrestled Madison to the ground. While Monica was able to get out of dodge, Madison would regain the upper hand and end up delivering multiple blows with the barb wire bat, including a devastating shot to her injured ribs. We then see Madison Kaline detained by arena security, and Andrea Valentine being given urgent medical care by EMTs with Monica Vaughan remaining by her side. )
( Return to Empire, and we see Flannery McCoy standing impatiently at the arena garage, waiting in anticipation with both of her arms crossed and a very cross look on her face. )
( Sofia Clarke approaches Flannery McCoy with a microphone in hand. )
Sofia Clarke: Flannery, just wanted to get your thoughts–
Flannery McCoy: Can you believe this Sofia? It’s been almost a freaking hour, where the heck could she be?! It couldn’t be the traffic, it’s New Zealand not LA!
Sofia: Well I wanted to ask you about the incident that took place earlier with Maddie and Monica.
( Flannery reacts with her heart sinking to her gut. )
Flannery: No… you can’t be serious.
Sofia: I know you were away from it all, were you not aware of what was happening?
Flannery: No I’ve been out here. Where the heck was Kendra???
Sofia: Well Monica is okay, but Andrea is currently being transported to a medical facility and from what it appears she’s sustained damage to her already bruised ribs. Can I just ask, who is it that you’re waiting for?
Flannery: It doesn’t matter, this isn’t worth waiting anymore, I’ve got to get to Andrea–
( JUST THEN: A limousine pulls into the garage, and Flannery McCoy stops in her tracks just before she could walk away. Flannery turns back around, and a chauffeur exits the driver’s seat of the limo to walk all the way to the back and open the rear door. Stepping out of the limousine is none other than……..CLEOPATRA! )
( The audience can be heard from a distance reacting in shock at the Cleopatra sighting. )
Cleopatra: Looks like I’ve made it on time.
Flannery: This is what you call “on time”?
Cleopatra: Well you’re still here, and you’re just the woman I came to see — so yes, on time.
Flannery: Well it’s been a long night.
Cleopatra: And it’s about to get even longer darling, because we have things to discuss. I’ll follow your lead.
( Flannery makes a face, and she and Cleopatra walks away leaving behind a shocked Sofia Clarke. )
( We return inside the Brody Sparks Arena where the capacity crowd anticipates the main event. )
(The sound of a Lion’s roar is heard throughout the Spark Arena as “It’s My Turn” by Jeff Williams (Feat. Casey Lee Williams) that signals the entrance of The Pride which brings the fans of Auckland to their feet. Remi McQueen, Mali Evans, and Constance Blevins make their way out from beyond the curtain to a thunderous roar from the crowd. Remi has in her hands a long staff with a black flag has The Pride logo on one side. On the other is a design with bright sparkling stars all over it except the middle where the face of Brody Sparks is shown. Constance and Mali hold out their arms to place their hands close together along with Rem’s as they all grip the staff and raise it up high which gets a another thunderous roar from the crowd.)
SG1: On a night that we have celebrated the career and life of one of the true icons that ever came through Elite Answers Wrestling, this is our main event ladies and gentlemen! One that should be worth every bit of the price of admission. The Pride out here first! They bring with them a long Muay Thai Bo staff with a black flag to pay their own tribute to the late great and Iconic Brody Sparks!
Alicia: It’s loud in here for our main event! I can hardly hear myself speak! But for a match that’s been slated to happen for weeks now, the anticipation is certainly living up to the hype! The Pride may come in here as the clear cut underdogs to the heavily favored champions of this brand, but it’s like they say, SG1! You’re only as good as your last match! For The Pride to walk out of here the winners, they have to work together with one another like they never have before and they must make every opening they have count!
(In the ring each member of The Pride takes a turn with the staff and holding it up as they stand on the second turnbuckle as this elicits a loud reaction every time!)
(“The Hunger” by the Distillers begins to play across the public address system at Spark Arena. The crowd gets to their feet as the Jaded Wolfe Hearts emerge from the backstage area. Each woman is dressed in her typical ring gear, with modified Brody Sparks t-shirts covering their tops. As the Specialist Champion, Tyler Wolfe leads them out tonight and holds her championship high in the air. The crowd pops huge for the Jaded Wolfe Hearts seeing as how two of the three are from Down Under anyway. Sienna and Kassidy smile at one another, link their pinkies, and follow Tyler down to the ring.)
SG1: And here’s those champions now! Being led down to the ring by the brand new Specialist Champion, Tyler Wolfe, the Jaded Wolfe Hearts have been the new standard here on Empire! And it didn’t take them long once they arrived on this brand to reach that spot! It started for them back at Pain For Pride, an event that was one for the ages, that saw Tyler Wolfe come oh so close to walking away with the 24/7 contract but ultimately a setback that set the tone for her to be able stand today where she does. And it was there, Alicia, that the ladies flanking her won the Empire Tag Team Championships from the Crowes Nest and assuming the position of the Brand’s best unit! Since then nobody has come close to duplicating their success, and they only look to add to it tonight!
Alicia: Indeed, SG1! You can’t script it better than this for these three women unless you were to say that one day all three of these ladies could at one point or another be able to call themselves the undisputed best of not just this brand but the entire locker room! They aren’t far off at the pace they are going in their young careers! It’s challenges like this one, that if they prove successful, can make them names to be talked about for years to come!
(The Jaded Wolfe Hearts enter the ring as The Pride move off to the empty corner as all three members of the Jaded Wolfe Hearts occupy a turnbuckle holding their respective titles up high as the Auckland crowd continues to give them a good warm reception.)
Corrie Simmons: This match is our main event of the evening!….And it’s scheduled for ONE FALL!…And it’s for the EAW Specialist Championship And The Empire Tag Team Championships!!
(Crowd gives a raucous response.)
Corrie Simmons: Introducing First…..THE CHALLENGERS!….They weigh in at a combined weight of 387 lbs…I have to my right…She hails from Birmingham, England….She’s known as the ‘Suplex Queen’…. MALI EVANS!!!…next to my right…she hails from Baltimore, Maryland…she’s ‘The Lioness’…. CONSTANCE BLEVINS!!!…also to my right…hailing from Somerset, Kentucky….she’s known over as ‘THE SCARECROW’……REMI MCQUEEN!!!!….ladies and gentlemen I give you THE PRIDE!!!!!
(Crowd erupts in cheers. Each member of The Pride hold an arm up to represent themselves which gets a loud reception.)
Corrie Simmons: And introducing their opponents…..THEY ARE THE CHAMPIONS!….They weigh in at a combined weight of 408 lbs…first to my left…hailing from Sydney, Australia…she’s known as ‘The Bad Wolfe’ THE CURRENT REIGNING AND DEFENDING SPECIALIST CHAMPION…TYLER WOLFE!!!…and introducing her partner…she hails also from Sydney, Australia!….’The Queen of Hearts’ SHE’S ONE HALF OF THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS…KASSIDY HEART!!!!….And her partner….She resides in San Diego, California…She considers herself ‘Unfuckwithable’…SHE’S OTHER HALF OF THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS….SIENNA JADE!!!!…ladies and gentlemen, I give you for one night only THE ICONIC LEGENDS…. THE JADED WOLFE HEARTS!!!!
(All three members of the Jaded Wolfe Hearts step forward and proudly hold up their titles to the elation of the crowd in attendance as they all remove their t-shirts.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: Both sides just stare one another down to start! You can sense the tension! The participants from each side stand side by side as they slowly approach one another face to face! Remember folks, there’s no count outs in this match! No tags that need to be made which means there is no such thing as two legal participants because anyone at any time can be pinned from either side and this match is over! All six talking to each other right now back and forth! Remi and Tyler Wolfe already looking like their about to go to blows here! So much tension at this moment between the two of them considering the war they went through at Territorial Invasion. Mali and Sienna reigniting their war of words having history that goes back to earlier this season! Kassidy telling Constance that “nobody ****s with the Jaded Wolfe Hearts. Who do you think you are?” Kassidy smacking Constance a nice straight slap right across the face of Blevins as Sienna shoves Mali Evans back as does Tyler Wolfe to Remi McQueen! The Jaded Wolfe Hearts all share a smirk and a snicker toward the Pride members! Sienna points to them and laughs! Remi, Mali, and Constance share a glance with each other but now their attention goes back to the Jaded Wolfe Hearts! All three Evans, Blevins, and Remi McQueen stare back at their opponents standing straight up again approaching the Jaded Wolfe Hearts again and THIS TIME THE JADED WOLFE HEARTS ALL THREE SWING AT THE THREE PRIDE MEMBERS! BUT EACH ATTEMPT IS BLOCKED! NOW MALI, CONSTANCE AND REMI START GOING TO WORK ON SIENNA JADE KASSIDY HEART AND TYLER WOLFE RESPECTIVELY AT THE SAME TIME! HEADBUTT BY REMI TO TYLER WOLFE WHICH STAGGERS THE BIG BAD WOLFE! REMI FORCING TYLER INTO THE FARTHEST RIGHT HAND CORNER FACING THE ENTRANCE RAMP! ELBOW STRIKES HARD TO THE TEMPLE OF TYLER WOLFE WHO’S REELING ALREADY IN THE CORNER!! MALI HAS SIENNA TRAPPED IN THE OPPOSITE CORNER THROWING STIFF KICKS TO THE MIDSECTION OF SIENNA JADE! SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE FACE OF SIENNA! NOW SIENNA REELING AS WELL! KASSIDY FAIRING SLIGHTLY BETTER AT THE MOMENT WITH CONSTANCE LAYING INTO THE YOUNG LIONESS WITH PRECISE KICKS AND STRIKES! Kassidy whips Constance who reverses the whip and sends Kassidy to the ropes instead! AND A VICIOUS FOREARM SMASH TO THE FACE OF KASSIDY HEART COMING BACK! AND NOW AFTER HAVING WITHSTOOD ONLY SO MUCH PUNISHMENT HERE IN THE OPENING MOMENTS EACH OF THE JADED WOLFE HEARTS HAVE DISTANCED THEMSELVES FROM THE ONSLAUGHT! AT LEAST AT THE MOMENT! REMI, MALI, AND CONSTANCE STAND TALL PACING IN THE RING WITH INTENSITY IN THEIR EYES AS THE AUCKLAND CROWD YELLS THEIR APPROVAL WHILE THE JADED WOLFE HEARTS ARE BEING ALLOWED THE TIME TO HUDDLE AMONGST THEMSELVES!
Alicia: BUT NOT FOR LONG! Remi now leaves through the ropes leading the charge as Mali and Constance do the same giving close follow with the same idea in mind. Remi grabs Tyler Wolfe from behind by her hair which takes the Jaded Wolfe Hearts by surprise as Mali once again goes after Sienna Jade and Constance starts in on Kassidy! They all split off outside the ring! Remi is whipped into the ring apron where the small of her back connects with the apron! Tyler with continuous forearm strikes to the head of Remi McQueen! Remi on dream street here and a running back elbow attack to the face of Remi! Front thrust kick by Tyler-BUT REMI BATS THE KICK AWAY AND COMES BACK WITH A SPINNING BACK ELBOW! TYLER STAGGERS BACK! FLYING KNEE BY REMI MISSES ITS MARK! RUNNING HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN BY TYLER WOLFE OF REMI MCQUEEN!! Look at the chaos though! Each side going at it so far with no let up in sight. Mali Evans is slumped on the barricade at ringside as Sienna Jade has found the advantage! Constance and Kassidy slugging it out on ramp until Kassidy finally ducks one the haymakers of Constance and then kicks Constance in her midsection and now she hooks the tights of Constance! SNAP SUPLEX ON THE RAMP AS CONSTANCE BLEVINS YELLING OUT IN PAIN UPON THE IMPACT AGAINST THE UNFORGIVABLE PADDING OR RATHER LACK THEREOF OF IT! And the Jaded Wolfe Hearts taking control after a surprise burst in the beginning from the challengers! Sienna Jade has Mali on the floor still stomping away at the Suplex machine! Sienna picking up Mali by her hair but Mali with closed fist shots to the midsection but they’re not having the desired effect she would’ve hoped as Sienna comes back with a hard one thrust to the midsection of Mali Evans who keels over in pain! Clubbing blows to the back by Sienna to Mali Evans! Sienna rolls Mali into the ring now! She might be looking to try and finish things early as Mali is slow to recover! Remi McQueen is slugging it out with Tyler Wolfe right by the ring steps and KASSIDY FROM BEHIND IN A DOUBLE TEAM EFFORT ON REMI WITH THAT VICIOUS FOREARM TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! TYLER AND KASSIDY NOW STOMPING REPEATED AT THE BACK OF REMI MCQUEEN! Kassidy pulling Remi back to her feet and Remi looks dazed at the moment as Kassidy holds her up from behind! Tyler Wolfe measuring her target here! And an uppercut by Tyler Wolfe to the defenseless Remi McQueen! And another! And another! Tyler Wolfe…OH NO!! WHAT’S SHE LOOKING FOR HERE!!?? REMI TRYING FIGHT BUT KASSIDY HOLDING ON TO REMI WHO’S HELPLESS!! NO! NO! THIS IS TYLER’S FINISHER SET UP!! BAD BITCH BAPTISM! SHE’S GOT REMI SET UP FOR THE REVERSE PILEDRIVER PART!! THIS COULD END A CAREER IF SHE LAND’S IT ON THE FLOOR! NO TYLER DON’T DO THIS!! AND DROPKICK OUT OF NOWHERE BY CONSTANCE BLEVINS THAT SENDS TYLER WOLFE FLYING BACK A GOOD FIVE OR SIX FEET!! CONSTANCE OUT OF NOWHERE JUST LEAPED UP TO TOP OF THE RING STEPS AND THEN DROPPED KICKED THE HELL OUT TYLER WOLFE SAVING REMI MCQUEEN IN THE PROCESS!! NOW KASSIDY COMING IN FOR AN ATTACK-SPEAR!!! CONSTANCE BLEVINS JUST SPEARED THE HELL OUT KASSIDY HEART SPEARING HER RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE! Constance checking on Remi who says she’s alright and then points into the ring at Mali who has the advantage on Sienna Jade! Mali with a spinning heel kick that sends Sienna reeling into the ropes! Now Mali and Constance teaming up with simultaneous kicks to the midsection of Sienna! Both Mali and Constance drape an arm of Sienna over their shoulder looking for a double suplex! Here they-No! Tyler Wolfe from behind knocks Constance Blevins out of the ring through the ropes after a forearm to the back of the head sending the Lioness to the floor! Mali releases Sienna and looks to strike Tyler Wolfe but Tyler beats her to the punch with a jumping neckbreaker that takes Mali Evans down to the canvas! STARSTRUCK!! THE TOP ROPE MOONSAULT BY SIENNA JADE!! THIS COULD BE IT! SIENNA HOOKS THE LEG!!
SG1: MALI KICKS OUT AT TWO!! THE PRIDE IS STILL ALIVE IN THIS CONTEST! The Jaded Wolfe Hearts though have really asserted their dominance by far! Remi pounding away pounding away on the still recovering Kassidy Heart from a standing position right at the ring apron! Remi has the advantage! Remi rolls Kassidy into the ring! Kassidy out on her knees! Remi now approaches the corner where Sienna has boot to the throat of the sitting Mali Evans who’s struggling for air! Remi spins Sienna Jade around and now attacking with almost reckless zeal here with these boxing combinations punches! Sienna reeling from this onslaught! Now Remi whips Sienna who reverses the maneuver and sends Remi to the ropes! Running knee to the face of Remi McQueen! Remi on one knee trying to quickly recover but Sienna JADE WITH A SHINING WIZARD THAT KNOCKS REMI FOR A LOOP! Sienna going for another cover attempt!
Alicia: AND MALI BREAKS UP THE PINFALL! SHINING WIZARD BY KASSIDY WHO’S BACK IN THE GAME! SHE JUST KNOCKED MALI EVANS OUT ON THE CANVAS! MALI SMARTLY ROLLING TOWARD THE ROPES! Kassidy and Sienna grabbing Remi McQueen up to her feet BUT REMI FIGHTING BACK! SHE’S FIGHTING OFF BOTH OF THE JADED HEARTS WITH A RIGHT TO KASSIDY AND NOW ONE TO SIENNA! NOW KASSIDY AGAIN! NOW SIENNA AGAIN!! REMI GRABS BOTH OF THE DAZED JADED HEARTS BY THEIR HAIR!! REMI MAKE THE HEADS OF BOTH JADED HEARTS CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER KNOCKING THEM BOTH DOWN TO THE CANVAS!! Remi looks over to Mali who’s still recovering and then over to Constance Blevins who’s receiving repeated uppercuts courtesy of the Big Bad Wolfe at ringside! Mali is up on her feet now as Remi leaves the ring to go after Tyler! Mali going up top as Kassidy Heart trying to recover as she’s almost up to her feet! Mali on the top turnbuckle looking to fly! Kassidy turns around right into the Meteora by Mali Evans! Mali going for the cover!
SG1: SIENNA JADE BREAKS THE COUNT! Sienna grabbing Mali by her hair BUT MALI WITH A FRONT ELBOW FOLLOWED BY A BACK ELBOW TO SIENNA WHICH SENDS HER TO THE CANVAS! NOW MALI WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK TO KASSIDY BUT KASSIDY DUCKS! THRUSTING SIDEKICK FROM KASSIDY TO MALI BUT MALI SIDESTEPS IT! AND A BACKSTABBER BY MALI EVANS TO KASSIDY HEART!! Mali not going for the cover because here comes Sienna who whips Mali into the ropes and Mali ducks the clothesline coming back! Sienna with a forearm to the oncoming Mali Evans! Mali ducks again and a sleeper hold applied by Mali onto Sienna Jade! Sienna struggling as Mali tightens her grasp! Tyler Wolfe shown being sent hard into the steel steps on the outside by both Constance and Remi! Remi going after Tyler! Constance rolls into the ring now and goes after Kassidy Heart who’s still recovering after the effects of that Meteora by Mali! Constance grabs up Kassidy in the corner but Kassidy recovers and rakes the face of Constance! Constance holds her face as Kassidy makes her way to the apron just outside the ropes! ‘GO TO HELL’!!! THAT FLYIN FOREARM SMASH TO THE FACE OF CONSTANCE WHO TAKES THE FULL BRUNT OF IT! CONSTANCE FALLS TO A KNEE NOW BUT SHE RISES BACK UP BUT KASSIDY ON THE ATTACK AGAIN WITH NORVINA LIGHTS!! THE SPIKED HURRICANRANA TO THE LIONESS! Kassidy turns her attention to Mali who still has the sleeper hold applied on Sienna but Mali sees the attack from Kassidy coming as she releases Sienna Jade and delivers a hip toss to Kassidy! Mali looking for the superkick on Sienna but Sienna counters and spins Mali around! Sienna sends a stiff kick to the midsection of Mali and is looking for the snap DDT but Mali counters out of it with a drop toe hold and MALI NOW LOCKS SIENNA JADE IN THE OCTOPUS STRETCH! KASSIDY JUMPS IN AND IMMEDIATELY BREAKS IT UP BUT HERE COMES CONSTANCE BACK INTO IT WITH A SIDE KICK TO THE FACE OF KASSIDY TAKING HER DOWN! Now Mali and Constance working in tandem here! This didn’t work out very well earlier! They send Sienna to the ropes and then deliver a double clothesline to Sienna dumping her to the outside! Mali goes after Sienna!
Alicia: Already on the outside is Remi McQueen and Tyler Wolfe battling it out near our announce table! OH! AND A VERY HARD STIFF UNDER THE CHEST INTO THE MIDSECTION BOLO PUNCH DELIVERED TO TYLER WOLFE BY REMI MCQUEEN! RIGHT HAND OF DOOM!! SPINNING BACK FIST TO THE FACE OF TYLER WOLFE WHICH SENDS HER DOWN TO THE GROUND HOLDING HER FACE! REMI GRABS TYLER UP! TYLER LOOKED OUT OF IT BUT SUDDENLY COMES TO AND HEADBUTTS NOW BEING DELIVERED TO REMI! TWO! THREE! NOW TYLER GRABS REMI BY HER HAIR AND SLAMS HER FACE FIRST TO THE FRONT OF THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! BUT REMI WITH AN ELBOW SHOT TO THE MIDSECTION OF TYLER WOLFE AND REMI GRABS TYLER BY THE HAIR AND SLAMS HER FACE FIRST INTO THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! FACEBREAKER! MULTIPLE LINKED HEADBUTTS FROM REMI! TYLER STAGGERING! REMI MEASURING HER OPPONENT READY TO ATTACK! HERE SHE COMES! NO! FRONT THRUST KICK INSTEAD BY TYLER WOLFE THAT KNOCKS REMI CLEAR TO THE FLOOR! TYLER NOW FORCING REMI TO HER FEET AND ROLLING HER INTO THE RING!
SG1: In the ring is Constance Blevins and Kassidy Heart! Kassidy with the advantage! Kassidy with knife edged chops to the Lioness in the opposite corner from which Tyler and Remi re-entered the ring! BUT SUDDENLY A BURST OF ENERGY COMES CONSTANCE AS SHE GRABS KASSIDY HEART WITH BOTH HANDS BY HER HAIR! CONSTANCE THROWS KASSIDY INTO THE CORNER INSTEAD AND BEGINS TEEING OFF ON HER WITH STRAIGHT RIGHTS WHICH HAS HER DAZED! CONSTANCE WITH MUD HOLE STOMPS TO KASSIDY HEART IN THE CORNER! TYLER WOLFE WITH A CLUBBING FOREARM-OH NO! CONSTANCE SAW IT COMING ANTICIPATING IT AND TYLER NAILS KASSIDY WHO CONSTANCE HAD BROUGHT BACK UP TO A STANDING POSITION! KASSIDY IS OUT! FROM BEHIND GERMAN SUPLEX FROM CONSTANCE BLEVINS! TYLER WOLFE STAGGERING BACK TO HER FEET BUT BLEVINS NOT DONE! SHE HAS TYLER AGAIN! ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX FROM BLEVINS! KASSIDY CRAWLING OUT OF THE CORNER ON HER KNEES! AND HERE COMES BLEVINS RUNNING KNEE RIGHT TO FACE OF KASSIDY HEART! BLEVINS WITH THE COVER!!
SG1: KASSIDY BARELY KICKS OUT!! PHEW!! DAMN THAT WAS CLOSE!! TYLER WOLFE FROM BEHIND NOW WITH RAPID FIRE STRIKES TO CONSTANCE WHO TRIES TO COVER UP!! BUT LOOK AT BLEVINS SHE’S GOT TYLER TRAPPED! SHE’S MANEUVERING HER LEGS! TYLER TRYING TO FIGHT OUT!! CONSTANCE HAS A VERSION OF THE CTO – THE GOGOPLATA! IT’S LOCKED IN! REFEREE IS CHECKING WITH TYLER! LOOK!! KASSIDY HAS RECOVERED AND SHE IS UP TOP!! AIRHEART!! THE FLYING HEADBUTT CONNECTING WITH THE HEAD OF CONSTANCE BLEVINS AND CONSTANCE LOOKS OUT IT AND KASSIDY HEART LOOKS OUT IT AS WELL! BUT SHE JUST SAVED TYLER WOLFE’S SPECIALIST CHAMPIONSHIP AS WELL AS THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS! TYLER WOLFE ROLLING BLEVINS OVER FOR THE COVER!
Alicia: AND REMI MCQUEEN JUMPS IN JUST IN TIME FOR THE SAVE! BUT BOTH CONSTANCE BLEVINS AND KASSIDY HEART ARE COMPLETELY KNOCKED OUT COLD AFTER THE IMPACT OF THAT SUCCESSFUL HEAD TO HEAD CONNECTION!! THAT COULD NOT HAVE GONE ANY WORSE FOR BOTH COMPETITORS! TYLER WOLFE DRAGS KASSIDY HEART OUT OF HARM’S WAY AND OVER TO THE CORNER OUT OF THE CENTER OF THE RING! TYLER PLACING A CONCERNED HAND UPON HER FOREHEAD LOOKING DOWN AT HER FALLEN SISTER! AND REMI MCQUEEN DOING THE SAME WITH CONSTANCE!! MALI AND SIENNA STILL GOING AT IT ON THE OUTSIDE! SIENNA DROPPING MALI ON THE BARRICADE! MALI GOES DOWN IN PAIN! SIENNA LAYING A COUPLE OF STOMPS TO MALI BEFORE SLIDING UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND INTO THE RING TO JOIN TYLER WOLFE! MALI TRYING TO RECOVER BUT IS STILL DOWN! SIENNA AND TYLER NOW DOUBLE TEAMING REMI WITH CLUBBING BLOWS TO THE BACK! THEN THEY THROW REMI TO THE CANVAS!! They’re picking Remi back up! BAS KICK! The Liver kick by Remi to Sienna who topples to a knee in pain! Back elbow to the face of Tyler! Headbutt to Tyler now! And now boxing combination strikes! Tyler trying to cover up! But Remi with a knee right to the gut and Tyler crumpled over! She rolls out of the ring to avoid anymore damage! But Remi grabs Sienna! She runs her and tosses her over the top rope and Sienna collided directly with Tyler Wolfe! ALL OF JADED WOLFE HEARTS ARE DOWN! REMI STANDS TALL IN THE RING!
SG1: The referee is checking on Tyler and Sienna on the outside! Kassidy is still out cold! WAIT!!!! LOOK WHOS RUNNING DOWN THE RAMP! ITS RAVEN ROBERTS!! THE NEW BREED CHAMPION!! SHE WASN’T EVEN BOOKED TONIGHT! WHY IS SHE HERE?!? SHE SLIDES INTO THE RING AND REMI HASN’T NOTICED! REMI TURNS AND RAVEN JUST WAVES AT HER WITH A SADISTIC SMILE! SHE KICKS REMI IN THE GUT AND DEADLIFTS HER UP! SHE’S IN POSITION FOR THE DESCENT! THE SAME MOVE THAT ENDED REVY’S CAREER!
Raven: YOU THREATEN ME? BURN MY S—T? AND DESTROY MY CAR? THIS IS WHAT YOU GET! ENJOY BEING WITH REVY AT THE RETIREMENT HOM—
Alicia: BOTTLE ROCKET!!! Raven was too busy talking and Layla Lockhart just ran in from the crowd and speared a hole through Raven! Remi falls to the mat and looks like she landed hard but not as hard as she would have if Raven had executed the Descent! Layla may have just saved Remi’s career! Now Layla uses her boot to shove Raven out to the floor! She grabs Remi and pulls her teammate to her feet!
Layla: I’ll take care of her! Win this!
SG1: Remi nods in agreement! Now Lockhart—SUICIDE DIVE!!! Layla suicide dives out of the ring and takes Raven out just as she was standing! Layla grabs Raven by her hair and the back of her jeans and runs her up the ramp and into the back wall of the stage before dragging her through the back curtain. Layla has taken a lot of verbal abuse recently and after a loss tonight added on top, she could’ve easily kept to herself but she shows her true colors and comes to the rescue of her stablemate and evens the odds in this momentous match! That’s loyalty!
Alicia: But Remi is distracted! Sienna with a forearm from behind as Remi topples to a knee draped on the ropes! Back rake by Sienna Jade! And another! Remi yelps out! Mali Evans is re-entering the ring now and here comes Tyler Wolfe right after Mali! Mali throws a kick at Tyler that Tyler grabs and spins Mali! Tyler catches her coming back around! SHE HAS MALI UP! PERHAPS LOOKING FOR NIGHT OF THE WOLFE! THAT MICHINOKU DRIVER! But Mali she’s fighting it! She’s fighting trying to avoid this maneuver! Mali gets free! Mali on her feet! Tyler taking a swing at Mali Evans BUT MALI CATCHES THE ARM! SHE’S ABLE TO TAKE TYLER DOWN! ARMBAR SUBMISSION! TYLER YELLING OUT IN PAIN AS SHE IS ONCE AGAIN IN YET ANOTHER SUBMISSION! THIS TIME FROM MALI! HERE COMES SIENNA WITH A KNEE DROP TO THE HEAD OF MALI! Mali releasing Tyler and rolling to the corner where Sienna’s right on her but a stiff kick to the midsection by Mali to fend off Sienna’s next attack, at least for the time being! Mali hops to the top turnbuckle! Crossbody by Mali to Sienna that takes Sienna down! Mali back up! Tyler Wolfe grabs Mali and takes her down with a hard vicious short arm clothesline! Tyler leaving the as is Sienna where they both reach under the ring apron and pull out steel chairs and re-enter the ring! What are they planning here!!? Remi back to her feet! She rushes at Sienna who swings the chair but Remi ducks and takes Sienna down with a double leg takedown! BUT TYLER WOLFE WITH AN UNFORGIVING HARD SHOT TO THE BACK! BUT REMI FIGHTS THROUGH THE PAIN AND IS BACK UP! TYLER GOES FOR REMI’S HEAD BUT REMI BLOCKS THE ATTEMPT! REMI YANKS THE CHAIR FROM TYLER AND DELIVERS A SHOT TO THE MIDSECTION WITH THE CHAIR! HERE COMES SIENNA ON THE ATTACK CHAIR IN HAND! BUT REMI ANTICIPATES IT! STIFF SHOT THE MIDSECTION OF SIENNA JADE! SIENNA DROPS HER CHAIR! REMI DROPS HER CHAIR! REMI GRABS BOTH TYLER AND SIENNA BY THEIR HAIR AND SLAMS BOTH OF THEIR HEADS AGAINST ONE ANOTHER! AND AGAIN! LOOK AT THIS!! DOUBLE DDT BY REMI TO BOTH SIENNA AND TYLER ON THE PERFECTLY POSITIONED CHAIRS! THE CROWD GETS LOUD! REMI GOING FOR THE COVER ON SIENNA!
SG1: SIENNA KICKS OUT! UNBELIEVABLE! REMI NOW GOES TO PIN TYLER WOLFE! REMI COULD DO IT HERE! THIS COULD BE FOR THE SPECIALIST AND EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Alicia: NO! Tyler kicks out and Remi slams her hand on the canvas! Mali trying to recover! Constance Blevins and Kassidy Heart are still out! They may need further attention than they are getting at the moment! The referee seems to notice now that they have been out for a while! Referee signaling for more attention out here! Remi looks to Constance with concern now! Each of these women have taken quite a bit of punishment here but I think we can all say without a doubt that Constance and Kassidy are the worst off right now! When many moments ago it was Blevins who had the CTO locked on Tyler Wolfe only for Kassidy Heart to dive off the top to save her side’s titles! One would assume she wasn’t going for broke when she did soar! Here comes the EMS workers out to aid both Constance and Kassidy Heart! Accept look at this! Kassidy is actually awake again but I don’t know if she knows where she is in the least! Constance still out of it on the far end as the EMS workers pull her to the floor! Kassidy being ushered out of the ring but she’s on her feet and leaning on the ring apron getting the attention she needs! In the ring the official has tossed the two steel chairs from the ring that were brought in earlier! Mali Evans has recovered and is standing side by side with Remi McQueen and Sienna and Tyler on their feet now! Remi McQueen pointing to Tyler and and Sienna yelling something in their direction!
Remi: You’re not killing This Pride! This Pride WILL NOT DIE!
Sienna: AND YOU’RE NOT WINNING SHIT TONIGHT BITCH!!
SG1: Tyler and Sienna begin slugging it out with Remi and Mali respectively back and forth they go! Both Mali and Remi duck the clotheslines of Sienna and Tyler! OH! REMI WITH THE FLASH KICK AT THE SAME TIME MALI DELIVERING THE ST-OVER! BOTH REMI AND MALI MAKE A COVER!!! THIS COULD BE IT RIGHT HERE!!
Alicia: AND TYLER WOLFE KICKS OUT!! AND MALI PULLED OUT OF THE RING BY KASSIDY HEART!! MALI GOES FOR A SWING AT KASSIDY BUT MISSES!! AND KASSIDY GRABS MALI AND RAMS HER HEAD FIRST INTO THE UNFORGIVING RING POST AND MALI IS OUT OF THE GAME!! KASSIDY HEART BREATHING HARD LOOKING IN THE RING!! EMS WORKERS TRYING TO PERSUADE HER NOT TO GO IN NOT KNOWING THE CONDITION OF HER HEAD! SHE COULD VERY WELL HAVE A CONCUSSION AND SHE WOULDN’T KNOW IT! KASSIDY ARGUING WITH THE EMS WORKERS SURROUNDING HER! SHOVING THEM AWAY!
Kassidy: GET OUT OF MY WAY!! FUCK YOUR TREATMENT! I GOT TITLES TO DEFEND!
SG1: Remi now Tyler backed into the corner wailing away at her! Pummeling her into submission with straight rights! But Tyler Wolfe fighting right back at Remi and Remi staggering back! BAS KICK BY REMI! NO! CAUGHT BY TYLER! RUNNING UPPERCUT BY TYLER WOLFE!! OH! WAIT! WAIT! WAIT! SHE’S GOT REMI UP! BROKEN BITCH!! BROKEN BITCH!! THE X-PLEX!! AND THE CROWD COMES TO LIFE!! IT’S CONSTANCE BLEVINS!! I THOUGHT SURELY SHE WAS OUT OF IT!! TYLER TURNS AROUND!! LIONESSFIRE!!! THE STO DRIVER!! CONSTANCE FALLS ON TYLER WOLFE FOR THE COVER!!
Alicia: BROKEN UP AT THE LAST MOMENT BY KASSIDY!! KASSIDY HEART JUST SAVED THE TITLES AGAIN FOR THE JADED WOLFE HEARTS! SHE FINALLY ESCAPED FROM THE OUTSIDE!! She’s looks in better condition than Constance who we may have seen the last gasp of the Pride snuffed out right there! Kassidy coming for Constance! She grabs for Constance-AND VICIOUS FOREARM SMASH TO KASSIDY WHO STAGGERS AWAY BUT COMES BACK AGAIN AT CONSTANCE WHO DUCKS UNDER! CONSTANCE GRABS KASSIDY BY THE ARM AND TAKES HER DOWN WITH A SHORT ARM CLOTHESLINE! BUT CONSTANCE HOLDS ON AND FORCES KASSIDY BACK UP AND REPEATS THE SAME SEQUENCE AND GETS THE SAME RESULT!! “AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!” CONSTANCE YELLING OUT! INTENSITY IN HER FACE! AND LISTEN TO THE LIONESS ROAR! THE CROWD LOVES IT! TYLER WOLFE NOW WITH AN UPPERCUT TO CONSTANCE! TYLER WHIPS CONSTANCE TO THE ROPES AND CONSTANCE HANGS ON! HERE COMES TYLER BUT CONSTANCE ANTICIPATED WELL AND A BACKDROP THAT SENDS TYLER OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE GROUND! CONSTANCE FALLS TO HER KNEES! You have to figure she’s still suffering from the effects of that flying headbutt courtesy of Kassidy Heart earlier! Remi with a stiff knee the midsection of Kassidy! Remi has her hooked! And a running grounded dropkick to the back of Constance Blevins who had just made her way to the outside! Constance sent flying right over where we are SG1! Sienna has recovered! She goes after Remi McQueen with clubbing blows to the back! Remi releases Kassidy! And a spinning wheel kick by Sienna takes Remi down! Kassidy coming off the ropes! TAKE EM TO CHURCH! THE CURB STOMP CONNECTS! STARSTRUCK BY SIENNA JADE! THE TOP ROPE MOONSAULT! AND THE COVER!
SG1: NOOOO!!! SO CLOSE!!! SIENNA AND KASSIDY CAN’T BELIEVE IT! REMI STILL HAS LIFE! Kassidy and Sienna try to grab her by the legs and Remi shoves them both backwards! Constance and Mali are both back up! They pull Remi out of the ring and set her on the outside! The two youngest members of the Pride slide in and go face to face with Sienna and Kassidy and now they’re just trading blows! Mali seems to have fully recovered from the ring post earlier! BUT HERE’S TYLER WOLFE! Tyler grabs Constance and knees her directly in the face! She and Sienna send Constance over the top rope and falling to the outside! Now it’s three on one for Mali Evans! Kassidy Heart locks Mali up from behind! Tyler Wolfe climbs the top ropes! Kassidy shoves Mali forward as Tyler dives! BINGO HALL MASSACRE!!!! The Canadian Destroyer plants Mali! But Tyler pulls her up! KASSIDY! TAKE EM TO CHURCH! The curb stomp! Sienna Jade is on the apron! Tyler and Kassidy hold Mali back up again! RAW SIENNA! The Springboard Dropkick! Mali’s eyes are rolled back in her head as she drops! Constance and Remi are back up and try to get back in but Tyler and Kassidy get in the way! Sienna makes the pin!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Cori: Here are your winners and still the Empire Tag Team Champions and Specialists Champion…. JADED WOLFE HEARTS!!!!
(“The Hunger” by Distillers hits and the three women join in a group hug as the referee hand them their titles. Remi and Constance pull an unconscious Mali out of the ring)
SG1: we have just experienced a war tonight. All of these women are warriors but the Jaded Wolfe Hearts win the day.
Alicia: The champions retain but by god they went to hell and back to do it. We’re out of time folks, thank you for joining us on this very special and emotional evening; for SG1, I’m Alicia Atout, we’ll see you all next week in Sydney!
( The Jaded Wolfe Hearts continue to celebrate until Empire eventually goes off the air. )
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