(EAW intro plays.)
(Our camera feed cuts straight to ringside, and instead of “Girl Gang,” the arena is filled with the dreary sound of processional organ music. There are black and white flower arrangements dressing the ramp and leading all the way to the ring. Inside of the ring, are a few chairs set up facing the camera–we see about a dozen nameless faces along with the familiar Gavin Kirkland and CJ Hana. As Gavin wipes tears from his face, the camera pans to see a large photo of Stephon Hunte mounted on an easel next to a podium. The camera focuses on Stephon’s mug for longer than is comfortable before cutting back to the stage.)
(“Roll With Me” replaces the dreary organ music and the crowd explodes into tears. Andrea Valentine comes out onto the stage, clearly over dressed for the occasion in a big, puffy black ball gown with a matching hat and veil. She walks down the ramp, giving somber smiles to all the fans in attendance. She isn’t full of her usual energy. Tonight, instead, she walks slowly and purposefully to the ring. She struggles with the base of her dress as she walks up the steel steps and enters the ring through the ropes. A few of the attendees of the funeral actually stand from their seat to help her into the ring. She eventually makes it, and walks over to grab a microphone from the podium in the ring.)
(“Roll With Me” dies down and Andrea looks out into the sea of fans. She raises the microphone to her mouth. She appears to be reading off of a piece of paper on the podium as she speaks.)
Andrea Valentine: Today, we’ve gathered here to pay tribute to the life of Stephon Hunte. To give thanks for his life and the experiences that we shared–and to wish him well now that our time together is over. For Stephon, the journey is only just beginning, but for some of us, there is loss, grief and pain. Every one of us here has had our life touched–perhaps in the tiniest way, or perhaps totally transformed–by Stephon’s existence. I know I have. I know Serena Bennett has. I know Raven Robert has. Amber Keys. Cleopatra. Remi Skyfire. Tyler Wolfe. Astraea Jordan. Kassidy Heart.
(Andrea pauses for a moment, allowing the fans to respond dramatically after each name. Gavin is heard bawling over the fans boos.)
Andrea Valentine: It is important for us to acknowledge and accept that something fundamental has changed with his exit. Life on Empire will not be the same–and life should not be the same. How can it be? Because a life without Stephon behind the scenes on Empire? A life like that only means–that we can FINALLY get back to being ourselves! The fighting, unstoppable, genuinely damn good product that we’ve been putting on without his hinderance for so long!
(Andrea throws her hat and veil off, and rips the giant black gown off of her, revealing her street clothes underneath them. She wears a purple “EMPIRE” logo shirt and lets her hair down. The crowd roars in approval. A few of the “attendees” of the funeral begin to leave, disgusted and aghast that Andrea Valentine seemed to trick them all into coming to this fake funeral. Andrea waits for the crowd response to calm down before continuing.)
Andrea Valentine: I’ve gone well out of my way to make it known that it’s inside the ring where I belong and where I’ll leave my mark, where everyone won’t have a choice in seeing me make my rise to the top of the pack, and while I haven’t got a Specialists Title to show for it, there’s no denying that I’m well on my way to obtaining Championship gold one way or another. There shouldn’t be a question of if I’ll go far, but a matter of when I’ll get there. I don’t need FOX or Stephon to try and push me to get there, no way in hell. I’m the beating Heart of Empire, dammit. And I can say with full confidence that it won’t take much longer from this point forward for me to accomplish any and every goal I set for myself!
(The crowd cheers some more.)
Andrea Valentine: Tonight, I am announcing my entrance into the Women’s Grand Rampage match on April 20th!
(The crowd explodes into cheers and screams.)
Andrea Valentine: I’m going to take on 20 other women–20 of my own fellow Empire locker room mates, and I’m going to come out on top. I’m going to the Grand Rampage, taking home that victory, and heading straight to Pain for Pride for the Women’s World Championship!
(The crowd cheers.)
Andrea Valentine: And won’t anybody stop me this time.
(Suddenly, Andrea lands a superkick on the photo of Stephon sitting in the center of the ring, knocking it right over and tearing it in half. “Roll With Me” begins to play over the sound system again as the fans cheer. Andrea takes a moment to celebrate her announcement by posing on the turnbuckle corner.)
CJ Hana: Huge news tonight from Andrea Valentine! And welcome everybody to another blockbuster episode of Empire! I’m CJ Hana–
Gavin Kirkland: (Sniffling) And I’m Gavin Kirkland…and I didn’t think I’d ever feel better after knowing we’d never see Stephon on Empire again but–Andrea just made it so much better! For my heart and my body–if you know what I mean. Andrea announcing her entry to into the Women’s Grand Rampage gave me goosebumps!
CJ Hana: Gave you a few other feelings, I’m sure. But what a way to kick off Empire, our first show back from The monumental Iconic Cup!
Gavin Kirkland: And don’t go anywhere! We’ll be back with more blondes, more butts, more breasts, and more Empire–after this commercial break!
(Commercial break featuring an ad for Hades’ the Hellraisers funeral services.)
(Empire comes back from commercial as the camera pans all over the arena. Fans standing high on their feet are seen going wild for their favorite female elitists.)
CJ Hana: What a jam packed episode we’ve had so far, ain’t that right Gavin?
Gavin Kirkland: I haven’t ejaculated yet, so.
CJ Hana: What the hell does that have to do with anything? We were just at a funeral for god sakes.
Gavin Kirkland: WELL, CJ, a man has needs, alright! And if I don’t get my cum, then I am not having a good fucking time!
CJ Hana: That was genuinely unnecessary. Your mood sure changes fast.
Gavin Kirkland: The women, they excite me! You know how it goes, CJ.
(The lights dim as “Bhad Bitch” By Bebe Rexha begins to blast throughout the speakers. After a split second, the glowing Chicago native, Emily Divine, walks from the back and onto the stage. She takes a split moment to acknowledge the roaring fans, who appear to be indifferent to her arrival. Emily simply rolls her eyes as she gives a smirking smile and makes her way down the ramp and into the ring.)
Maria Del Rey: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is a TRIPLE THREAT MATCH that is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, hailing from Chicago, Illinois… She is the THE Queen… EMILY DEEEEEEEEEVIIIIIINEEEEEEE!!!
CJ Hana: Looks like we have new blood making her debut on Empire tonight. Emily is out here to redeem herself after taking a loss last week on Fight Grid. Emily gave a hard fought battle, however, at the end it simply wasn’t enough for the new emerging threat, Io Ishimori.
Gavin Kirkland: Come on, CJ, look at her! You think anyone who looks like that needs to ‘rEdEeM thEmSelvES’?! She can a heaping crap in the middle of this ring and she can STILL get all the titles on this roster. I have a good feeling about this one!
(Emily begins to stretch as she looks over her shoulder and gives Gavin a seductive wink. Gavin’s face grows pale as his jaw drops down to the table. Emily laughs as her music quickly fades. ‘X’ by Poppy begins to sound through the PA system as the crowd begins to get on their feet. The lights dim as a spotlight focuses on the blonde bombshell; Kit Carter. Kit emerges from backstage and gives a sweet smile as she looks around the arena. She begins to make her way high-fiving some fans.)
Maria Del Rey: And her opponent, hailing from Henderson, Nevada… She is “The Dead Cert”… KIIIIIIIIIT CAAAAAARTEEEEEEEERRR!!!!!!!!!
CJ Hana: Another new fresh face ready to make an impact on EAW’s greatest show. I feel like Kit and Emily are on the same boat. They clearly have the look and have the charisma, but do they have the skill that can separate them from the rest of the ‘pretty faces’? What exactly makes them unique? Makes them pop out?
Gavin Kirkland: I can tell you something that’s about to pop out alright.
CJ Hana: Gavin, you’re a fucking pig.
Gavin Kirkland: My penis is genuinely going to errupt.
(Kit gracefully enters the ring as she takes her respective corner. She begins to stretch as she looks over to Emily.)
CJ Hana: It looks like Kit is walking over and introducing herself to the Queen as we speak! Kit extends her hand in a sportsmanship fashion, wanting to greet Emily respectfully. Emily takes a quick second and hesitates… Wondering whether she should show the same respect? Emily extends her hand and SLAPS Kit’s hand out of the way! Jeez, talk about a first impression. Kit’s friendly smile slowly turns into a frown as she begins to charge towards Emily as she, too, begins to push and shove the former child star! The referee is getting in between them, trying to seperate the two adrenaline filled Elitists. Whoa, hold on there ladies, your REAL opponent hasn’t even showed up yet!
Gavin Kirkland: Biasness, CJ, it’s not a good luck. All in favor of seeing these two duke it out say I? (Gavin raises his hand as he looks around.)
(Kit and Emily are having an intense stare down, talking to trash to one another as finally, ‘Siren Assassin’ by Kristine Elezaj begins to blast throughout the speakers. In comes Karina-Ann, visibly pissed off as she quickly walks down the ramp.)
Gavin Kirkland: Whoa, Karina-Ann really looks like she’s about to bite off these two newbies’ head and eat it for dinner.
Maria Del Rey: AND THEIR OPPONENT!!! HAILING FROM MONTREA—
CJ Hana: OH MY, KARINA-ANN IS WASTING NO TIME AND IS GETTING RIGHT DOWN TO BUSINESS! She just charged into that ring and took an unaware Kit Carter down with a menacing clothesline! Jeez, Karina, the bell hasn’t even rung yet! Poor Maria is trying to squander out of that ring as the ref signals for the bell
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: Save yourself, Maria! It’s as if La Migra was coming! Hide! I think this arena has a bunker somewhere!
CJ Hana: Karina-Ann is definitely taking out some much pent up frustration on Kit Carter after two huge losses on EAW’s second annual Iconic Cup, which you can catch on the EAW Network any time, any place! Not only did she and her partner lose to the still reigning and defending Crowes Nest, but she also lost the opportunity to call herself the Iconic Cup holder of 2019. Regardless, it’s pretty safe to say that Karina is out for blood tonight. Now, back to this match, Karina has definitely taken control as she is visibly disgusted at the fact that she needs to be in a match with two respective new talent. Karina stands before Kit and begins pressing her rubber heel on the throat of Kit! Karina is seen pressing harder, adding more pressure as she mocks the roaring crowd. Kit is waling and throwing her legs wildly in the air, attempting to catch a breath. Wait, Gavin, wasn’t there someone else in this match?
Gavin Kirkland: I think I know who you’re talking about CJ, and this isn’t just another person! This is THE QUEEN and you shall address her as such! Emily Divine is simply watching the chaos and destruction continue as she stands outside of the ring. Emily hops on the ring apron, ready to enter… however, last minute she goes back to the outside of the ring. Don’t worry, sweetie, take your time! Meanwhile, Karina now has Kit in a lotus lock, pulling her arms backwards… in a way they should never go! Oh god, it looks like Kit is on the verge of tapping out and God, I don’t blame her! Karina is being one ruthless SOB as she adds even MORE pressure as she leans back, pulling Kit’s body with her! Will Kit tap?! So early in this match?!
CJ Hana: BUT HERE COMES EMILY AS SHE GIVES A BRUTAL SIDE-KICK TO KARINA’S RIBS! Karina has absolutely no choice but to let go of her body-breaking submission as she holds her aching sides. Kit also appears to have an unwavering amount of relief as she takes a moment to catch her breath. Emily thinks fast as she pushes Karina out of the ring with her feet and drags Kit into the middle of the ring. She hooks the leg and goes for the cover! Is she going to steal this win right now?
Gavin Kirkland: DRATS! Barely a one count! Looks like even though Karina has inflicted so much damage on Kit’s body, it’s still not enough to bring her down. Respectable, I guess. Emily is beginning to get frustrated as she takes Kit by her hair and drags her onto her feet. Emily Irish whips Kit into the turnbuckle corner. She separates her hair from her chest and gives her hand a … ooo.. Good lick! Oh god, CJ, she was looking at me when her pink tongue slobbered all over that petite cute hand! Emily raises her hand high and OUCH! DID YOU HEAR THAT? CHOP HEARD AROUND THE ARENA, CJ! Emily chopped the absolutely living hell out of Kit’s chest. Kit takes a few steps forward and has absolutely no choice but to fall on her knees in pain. She grabs her pink chest as it begins to throb. Kit is immediately shoved back into the turnbuckle as Emily looks like she’s going for round two! Emily takes a few steps back and begins to mock the fans as Kit looks like she can’t even breathe! Emily is raising her hands in the air in the middle of the ring, completely loving everything that is happening right now!
CJ Hana: Oh god, Emily don’t look back! The crowd is beginning to hype Kit up as angers begins to brew in her face. EMILY IS IMMEDIATELY STOPPED DEAD IN HER TRACKS AS KIT GETS THIS NEW FOUND ADRENALINE AND CHARGES TOWARDS EMILY! A SPEAR! SHE ALMOST BREAKS EMILY IN HALF AS SHE TAKES HER DOWN WITH ALL THE POWER SHE HAS LEFT IN HER BODY! Kit immediately goes for the cover!!!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT HERE COMES KARINA-ANN TO BREAK THE COUNT! Karina is clearly done playing any games as she takes Kit by the hair and stands her on her feet… SPINNING HEEL KICK, OH GOD, RIGHT TO THE CHIN OF KIT’S! KIT’S JAW IS SEEN MOVING IN AN ODDLY MANNER AS SHE FALLS TO THE FLOOR! SHE QUICKLY ROLLS OUT OF THE RING, SMART MOVE. An INFURIATED Karina yells out a frightening scream as she shows that she has no mercy for the weak. She takes Emily in between her arms and THE MONEY SHOT! SNAP DDT! SHE PLANTS EMILY STRAIGHT ON HER HEAD DOWN TO THE MAT! GOOD GOD, I CAN SEE THE DENT EMILY’S HEAD LEFT IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT RING! EMILY IS ABSOLUTELY MOTIONLESS! NO!! MY POOR BBY!!! THE COVER. OH GOD, NO, NOT THE COVER!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Maria Del Rey: AND YOUR WINNER OF THIS MATCH… KARINA-ANN!!!!!!!!
CJ: What a vicious display of dominance by Karina-Ann. She clearly had a lot to say tonight, and she just said it with her actions. Karina left absolutely no survivors tonight as the two new talents are rolling on the floor with pain going through their bodies. Well, kiddos, welcome to Empire.
Gavin: Ruthless aggression is all I can clearly say…
(Karina’s song continues where it left off as the referee walks over and raises her hand in the sky, declaring her as the victor. Karina snatches her hand away and tells the referee to never touch her again, exiting the ring as the referee has no option but to check on Karina’s two opponents. Karina makes her way towards the ramp and gives a good look at her two nearly destroyed opponents. Empire goes to commercial.)
(Commercial for PetSmart — we’re better than PetCo.)
(The intro to “Surfin’ (feat. Pharrell Williams” by Kid Cudi bursts through the arena speakers, the crowd going wild as they welcome the arrival of the Specialists Champion. As her music picks up, she rushes from behind the curtain, wearing her title over her shoulder as she skips down the ramp, stopping for selfies, hugs, and handshakes along the way.)
Maria Del Rey: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, the EAW Specialists Champion–SEREEEEEEENAAAAA BENNEEETTTTTT!
Gavin Kirkland: There she is. That dirty little bitch who committed murder in cold blood less than a week ago. That’s right everybody, Serena Bennett, the Specialists Champion that you all love so damn much is a MURDERER! A CRIMINAL!
CJ Hana: Serena Bennett, together with Andrea Valentine, did Empire a goddamn favor by finally issuing the beating that that man had been practically begging for since his arrival to Empire! Now that he’s out of the way for good, Serena has more important things to focus on after coming off of a huge victory at the Iconic Cup! I hope I get to find out some more about what her future has in store for her–
Gavin Kirkland: Hopefully, it’s time behind bars. Her and that little boyfriend of hers need to be incarcerated, immediately!
(The audio picks up the sound of a slap as Serena Bennett grabs a microphone from the time keeper’s area, waiting for her music to die down.)
Serena Bennett: GOOD EVENING, LEXIIIINNNNGTOOOONNNN!
(The crowd cheers in response to Serena naming the city Empire is currently taking place in.)
Serena Bennett: I’m happy to be here, y’all. And I’m even more happy to be able to stand here STILL your EAW Specialists Champion! (More cheers.) Since the Iconic Cup, I’ve barely had any time to kick my feet up and just relax or enjoy my championship shine. Parties and press conferences and photoshoots and interviews–a girl can’t ever catch a break ‘round these parts. But you know what, fuck it, we gonna stay workin’, stay movin’ forward, and stay at the top of Empire, you feel me?! (The crowd cheers.)
Serena Bennett: If this is the type of life that’s required to be your Specialists Champion, then I’m all for it. I can’t be selfish about it. This title is bigger than just me, or just chasin’ my dreams and securin’ a bag. And I’ma reign strong for as long as the man upstairs will let me. And until that day comes, I’m making my time as the Specialists Champion mean something. This reign is for any and every Black king and queen all around the world, for people like me who were once told they couldn’t ever get to a position like this. That they weren’t gonna have a future if it didn’t involve a jail cell or trap house. That didn’t think they could amount to anything if they weren’t an NFL star or a rapper.
Gavin Kirkland: Well, she’s right, isn’t she?!
CJ Hana: Oh. My. God.
Serena Benett: Nah, we need more of us out here doin’ our thing. It’s why despite some differences I may have with some of these folks, that it brings me so much joy to see people like the Visual Prophet as the New Breed Champion. That I’m so proud of SOSA for earning his right as the number one contender. That I’m happy to see Malcolm Jones as King of Elite. It’s about goddamn time young people finally start seein’ Champions that look like them in order to give them the inspiration and the courage to be the Champions of they own story and in they own hoods. Besides, what’s better than one successful person in the industry? Why not three? Maybe four. Especially when they the same hue as you. ‘Cause when media corporations like FOX purposefully shove the vanilla Champs and heroes down our throats, what are we supposed to think of ourselves? What does that do to our self-esteem, to be subconsciously told that you can’t ever be a wrestler, or a doctor, or president, or lawyer? That you could never be rich, smart, successful, or happy? Nah, I’m here to change all that. And I’ma do it by showing you all that I’m meant to be great. That I’m the best that that locker room has to offer, despite any and everything else! Can’t none of y’all touch me, not a single one of you want any of this smoke!
(Serena quickly turns away from the camera and turns her attention to the stage.)
Serena Bennett: Who wants to try me? Huh?! Which one of y’all think you got it in you to take me on?! If you lookin’ for a fight, I’ll give you one. Just say the word. Issa invitation–I cordially invite anyone in that locker room to come out here and show me what you got in this ring, and I’ll prove right away that it ain’t much.
(Serena lowers her microphone and holds her arms out, continue to talk some smack off mic. The crowd in attendance turns to face the stage, looking to see who would dare walk down the ramp to take on the Specialists Champion.)
(“Fuel” by Metallica begins to play throughout the arena, much to the dissatisfaction of Serena Bennett. The camera shows her rolling her eyes and laughing as Remi Skyfire comes out from behind the curtain. The crowd responding positively to the Kentucky native, regardless of her attitude.)
CJ Hana: Looks like a former Specialists Champion herself, Remi Skyfire, is looking to take on the challenge issued by the current Champ!
Gavin Kirkland: Serena might’ve bitten off more than she can chew. Suffice it to say that Remi scares the living shit out of me. She’s basically the reason The Pride has broken up, isn’t it? Remi gave Layla, someone she once considered a friend, the beating of her life–just because she felt like it!
CJ Hana: Remi is definitely looking for an opportunity to rebuild herself after suffering quite a big loss at the Iconic Cup–I figure she’ll get started by getting her hands on whoever she can!
Serena Bennett: Really? I ask for a fight and out comes this hillbilly bitch with a concussion. Ain’t them braids too tight? They not gonna do any further damage to your jumbled brain? And you sure you ain’t done lickin’ your Iconic Warfare wounds?!
Remi Skyfire: Lots of bite from the woman who didn’t even bother to step forward for a qualifying match–too busy running your mouth to pay attention to anything going on outside of your own bubble, it seems.
Serena Bennett: Fuck off. I’ll find my way to a Women’s World Championship, one way or the other. I don’t need no fuckin’ Cup to do it ‘neither.
Remi Skyfire: Well, how you gonna do that with that Specialists Title on your hands? Need someone to take it from ya?
Serena Bennett: Is that a challenge, sis? Bet, I’ll take you on. I ain’t no punk, and I don’t give a fuck what they say about you, or how tough you is. You ain’t shit to me.
Remi Skyfire: Just consider yourself lucky that it’s some medical reason I’m not able to compete against you just yet, or I’d mop that fucking ring with you right now. I’d love nothing more than to compete right here in Lexington. (The crowd cheers.) After everything I’ve been through, I’m actually offended that it took a little concussion to keep me from competing. I’ve been stabbed in that ring. Electrocuted. Competed with broken ribs, a broken face–and I’m supposed to be afraid of all 115 pounds of your bad attitude? You’ll get what’s coming to you. And even if it’ll take me a few days to recover fully just so that I can, I’m gonna be the one give it to you, and shut you the fuck up for good. You won’t know what to do when you come face to face with someone who can come at you from angles you didn’t even know existed, someone with not only the ability, but the disposition to just outright punish you in the ring, someone who, truth be told, isn’t that impressed with you whatsoever.
Serena Bennett: So, how’s next week sound, you dizzy little bitch?
Remi Skyfire: Sounds awfully good to me. I’ll see you then, “sis.”
(Remi drops the microphone in her hand with a staticky pop. The crowd in Kentucky roars for Remi Skyfire accepting Serena’s challenge as “Fuel” begins to play throughout the arena. Serena hops onto the ropes, leaning over as she holds her Specialists Championship in the air while Empire fades to commercial break.)
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(Empire returns from commercial break. “7 Rings” — Ariana Grande plays through the speakers. Felix Hartley walks out slowly and temptingly from the back as she steps on top of the ramp. The crowd is showing her with boos. There is something about Felix that rubs them the wrong way, but Felix could careless.)
Maria Del Rey: The following match is schedule for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first, from Las Vegas, Nevada, she is “Ass, Class & Sass”, FEEEEELLLLLLIIIIIXXXXXXX HAAARRRRRTTTTLLLLEEEEEYYYYYYYYYY!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here is Empire’s newest talent! I have high hopes for her, CJ! Sure, she may not be the blonde that I desire and I will probably say that over and over again, but FOX will probably make an exception for this woman! She gets it! She is someone who wants her face plastered everyone! She is someone who is obsessed with being the next big thing! I love her aspirations and I think that she will be able to accomplish her wildest dreams on Empire!
CJ Hana: How can you like this girl? This girl is using Empire and EAW as a stepping stone to get herself on television! She is in this company for the money! It’s not because she gives a damn about this sport! Why would anyone want to root for a woman, who doesn’t care about being here? Who is to say that she’ll impress tonight?
(Felix Hartley is blows a kiss to the crowd and winks at them. There are probably some males in the crowd that love that, but the females probably don’t like her and who can blame them? “Big Bad Wolf” — In This Moment replaces “7 Rings” as Minerva comes out with her Gypsy chain in her possession! She is looking around the crowd as they give her a mixed reaction. It may be because she may be the lesser of two evils, but no one can know that for sure.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing her opponent, from Coyote Flats, Texas, she is “The Gypsy Moth”, MINNNNEEEERRRRRRVVVVAAAAAA!!
CJ Hana: Here is the young woman, who gave an impressive performance at the Iconic Warfare Match. Even though she failed to walk away with the Iconic Cup, Minerva managed to impress some of the fans! Minerva proved that she was here to say with that performance! She proved that she could hang with the best on Empire! She proved that if she puts in the work and continue to wrestle the way she has, she could be a future champion!
Gavin Kirkland: She lost, CJ! She lost! No one cares about the losers in the match! I don’t even understand how she’s still in this company, let alone cleared to compete for tonight? She took a mean Exterminatus head first onto a bloody table! How in the world is she standing? I told you, CJ! She is not human! She is not normal!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: The beautiful redhead, Felix Hartley squares off against one of the losers from the Iconic Warfare Match, Minerva! CJ, I am so glad that we are being graced with the presence of Felix! She was someone, who I wanted to see compete at the Iconic Cup, but it’s better to leave these fans with wanting you! That is what Felix did! Now, we are blessed with her presence on Empire! Felix and Minerva circle around each other! Both of these women can be cunning and devious! Both these women will do anything to get what they want! Felix and Minerva lock up, but Minerva manages to apply a waist lock on Minerva, but Minerva gets her right elbow and begins to elbow Felix in the face! Not her beautiful face! Felix needs that face if she wants to get on those promotional posters! Minerva manages to break herself free from Felix’s grasps before running towards the ropes and rebounding herself from the ropes to connect with a discus lariat; however, Felix manages to catch Minerva by her right hand before getting Minerva in position before connecting with a inverted DDT! Minerva crashes onto her back as Felix gets on top of Minerva, throwing a couple shots at her face before connecting with some quick slaps before getting Minerva back to her feet!
CJ Hana: FELIX HARTLEY GETS MINERVA BY HER FACE BEFORE PUSHING HER BACK TO ONE OF THE CORNERS! FELIX HOLDS MINERVA THERE LONG ENOUGH BEFORE GETTING HER HAND BEFORE DELIVERING A SIDE HAND CHOP TO THE CHEST OF MINERVA! MINERVA YELPS IN RESPONSE TO THAT, BUT THAT SEEMED TO HAVE EXCITED FELIX AS SHE CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER SIDE HAND CHOP TO MINERVA’S CHEST! MINERVA DELIVERS ANOTHER YELP AS FELIX BEGINS TO CONNECT WITH ANOTHER SIDE HAND CHOP! AND ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! OVER AND OVER AGAIN, MINERVA’S CHEST IS BEGINNING TO LOOK QUITE RED!
(Felix Hartley stops chopping Minerva’s chest as she shushes the Empire fans. Instantly, they shush for the redhead — almost like they were in command. The crowd is silent as Felix delivers the LOUDEST chop that she could possible. This is enough to make Minerva yell in pain, but Felix could only chuckle at that reaction.)
Gavin Kirkland: THAT CHEST IS GONNA BE BRUISED BY TOMORROW MORNING! FELIX HARTLEY IS BLOODY FANTASTIC! FELIX DELIVERS A MEAN SLAP ACROSS MINERVA’S CHEEK AS THAT STOPS MINERVA FOR A SECOND! FELIX HAS HER HANDS UP IN FULL CONFIDENCE! THIS CROWD IS NOT LIKING THAT WHATSOEVER! FELIX TAKES A FEW STEPS BACK BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A BEAUTIFUL CARTWHEEL AND FOLLOWING THAT UP WITH A BACK ELBOW ONTO MINERVA’S FACE! AS SOON AS MINERVA REACTS TO THE ELBOW, FELIX HAS MINERVA BY HER HEAD BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A ROLLING SNAPMARE AS MINERVA FINDS HERSELF IN A SEATED POSITION! FELIX TAKES A COUPLE STEPS BACK BEFORE RUNNING AND CONNECTING WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK AS THAT TAKES MINERVA TO HER BACK! Felix quickly goes for the cover, but before the official can get in position for the count, Minerva manages to kick herself up, but Felix manages to get Minerva in a headlock with Minerva still in a seated position! It looks like Minerva is struggling, but she manages to pick herself back up to her feet! Minerva begins to elbow Felix in the stomach! But, Felix decides to put all of that to a halt by getting Minerva by her hair and slamming her against the mat! Felix Hartley stands above Minerva as the crowd is hating every moment of it; however, I am enjoying it!
CJ Hana: Felix Hartley gets Minerva back to her feet before whipping her to the ropes! Minerva tries to prevent herself from rebounding off the ropes, by holding onto them! Felix goes right at Minerva — busaiku knee! Minerva collapses to her knees as Felix follows that up with a step-up enziguri! Minerva falls onto her side as Felix goes for the cover!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOONE!!
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva kicks out at one! I am surprised that this match hasn’t ended yet! Minerva took quite a beating at the Iconic Warfare Match! She left the match with a slight concussion, but it makes me even wonder if Minerva should have been booked in the first place? Should any of the women in the match have been booked after competition in an insane match as that one! Felix Hartley gets Minerva by her hair, but Minerva still finds herself in a seated position! Felix begins to apply a chinlock on Minerva! Felix has her knee on the back of Minerva as she has that chinlock! Minerva begins to cry out in pain! It seems like Felix is trying to do a bit of trash talking as she applies that chinlock on Minerva! Felix likes to trash talk, but this woman talks a big game! She’s not trash talking for the sake of trash talking!
(The crowd begins to clap for Minerva! Even though that Minerva could careless about the reception of the crowd, she cannot help, but use their energy to slowly make her way back up to her feet! Felix Hartley is shaking her head no. The last thing that she wants to happen is for Minerva to make it back to her feet.)
CJ Hana: Minerva makes it back to her two feet as it seems like Felix Hartley is losing grip of that chinlock — Minerva connects with a wicked closed fist punch as that staggers Felix back! Felix has her nose covered with her hand! I’m guessing, she’s checking to see if there is any blood, but as she uncovers her nose, she seems all fine, but Minerva goes right after Felix with a spear takedown! MINERVA GOES CHAOTIC WITH HER PUNCHES! FELIX IS TRYING TO BLOCK EACH SHOT, BUT MINERVA IS GETTING EACH OF HER PUNCHES IN! I FEEL LIKE THE MORE MINERVA TRIES TO MESS WITH FELIX, THE ANGRIER FELIX WILL GET AND AS THIS MATCH GOES ON, THAT MAY NOT BE A GOOD THING FOR MINERVA! MINERVA STOPS PUNCHING AND GETS BACK TO HER TWO FEET! MINERVA GETS A GOOD CHUNK OF FELIX’S RED HAIR! MINERVA GETS FELIX AND RUNS TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLE. IN THE PROCESS, SHE THROWS FELIX ONTO THE TURNBUCKLE BEFORE BEGINNING TO STOMP ON THE “ASS, CLASS & SASS”! MINERVA MANAGES TO STOMP FELIX HARTLEY AS SHE FALLS ONTO A SEATED POSITION AT THE CORNER! MINERVA GETS HER FOOT AND PRESSES IT AGAINST FELIX’S THROAT! FELIX IS TRYING TO GET MINERVA’S FOOT AWAY FROM HER THROAT, BUT NO LUCK!
Marti Solo: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! THAT’S ENOUGH, MINERVA!
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva is one creepy woman! If I were Marti Solo, I would do whatever I need to do in order not to piss her off! Minerva releases her foot off of Felix Hartley’s throat before getting closer to Felix! OH MY LORD, IT SEEMS LIKE MINERVA IS TRYING TO GOUGE FELIX’S EYE! IN WHAT WORLD IS THIS A GOOD IDEA? THAT CAN GET YOU DISQUALIFIED YOU, IDIOT! COME ON, OFFICIAL! ARE YOU BLIND? IT SEEMS LIKE MINERVA WAS ABLE TO SEPARATE HERSELF AWAY FROM FELIX BEFORE THE OFFICIAL CAN SEE WHAT IS UP! FELIX IS TRYING TO CHECK ON HER RIGHT EYE! THAT MONSTER MINERVA COULD HAVE BLINDED FELIX! FELIX COULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE FROM THAT EYE AGAIN! ALTHOUGH, IT WOULD BE SUCH A SNEAKY WAY TO GET EVEN MORE ATTENTION FOR HERSELF. :oh: But, back to this match! Minerva gets Felix by her right arm before pulling her in and connecting with a short-arm clothesline! Felix falls to the ground, but Minerva gets Felix back to her feet before connecting with another short-arm clothesline! Felix falls to the ground as Minerva does the same thing with the same result! Felix seems to be a little wobbly from those short-arm clotheslines, but she tries her best to make it back to a vertical base! Minerva gets Felix by her right arm again before whipping her to the ropes! Felix tries to hold onto the ropes and prevent herself from rebounding off of them! Minerva goes right after Felix!
CJ Hana: Felix Hartley manages to lift Minerva over her head as she gets flipped to the apron! Felix manages to turn herself around as Minerva connects with a forearm that staggers Felix back a bit, but Felix manages to step forward once again! MINERVA TRIES TO GO FOR ANOTHER FOREARM, BUT FELIX DUCKS AS SHE GETS MINERVA BY HER HEAD BEFORE RACING HER TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLE AND BASHING HER HEAD FIRST AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE! MINERVA GOES BOUNCING OFF THE TURNBUCKLE AND ONTO RINGSIDE IN RESPONSE! MINERVA ALREADY WENT THROUGH A SLIGHT CONCUSSION! I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF FELIX AGGRAVATED IT ONCE AGAIN! FELIX HAS A HUGE EVIL GRIN ON HER FACE AS SHE STEPS THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE IN ORDER TO EXIT THE RING! FELIX PICKS UP MINERVA BEFORE GETTING HER BY THE ARM AND WHIPPING HER AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS! IN RESPONSE, MINERVA IS CRYING OUT IN PAIN! FELIX IS LOVING THE SOUNDS OF MINERVA’S CRIES! FELIX GETS MINERVA BY HER HEAD AS SHE GETS “THE GYPSY MOTH” BACK TO HER FEET! WITH MINERVA’S HEAD IN HER HANDS, FELIX RUNS AS SHE THROWS MINERVA’S HEAD AGAINST THE STEEL RING POST!
Gavin Kirkland: No! Minerva is able to put herself to a screeching halt! She counters as she throws Felix Hartley’s head against the steel ring post instead! Felix’s head goes bouncing back as the redhead falls to a seated position! Felix is rubbing her forehead! That is going to leave a mark for sure, but it’s nothing that a little makeup cannot fix! Minerva gets Felix back to her feet before rolling her underneath the bottom rope and back inside the ring! Minerva slides underneath the bottom rope soon after before getting hooking Felix’s leg for the cover! The official gets in position as she begins her count!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
CJ Hana: Felix Hartley manages to get her right shoulder up! Marti Solo makes sure to point at the shoulder, so that Minerva is aware that Felix managed to get her shoulder up! Minerva is starting to get a little frustrated with herself! She would love nothing more than to get a victory after suffering a defeat at the Iconic Cup! Minerva is holding her head! She probably can feel it pounding, but if she can manage to ignore that pain and finish this match, that would be the best thing for her to do! Minerva finds her way to a vertical base as she is gesturing for Felix to rise back to her feet! It seems like Minerva is quite determined to end this match right now! FELIX HARTLEY MANAGES TO SLOWLY RISE BACK TO HER FEET AS WELL AS SHE TURNS HERSELF AROUND — MINERVA WITH A KICK TO FELIX’S STOMACH BEFORE MINERVA TRIES TO GET FELIX IN POSITION FOR THE TPK, THE PRINCESS KILLER! THAT WICKED TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER! FELIX IS NOT ALLOWING FOR MINERVA TO HIT THIS MOVE! FELIX KNOWS FOR A FACT THAT IF MINERVA IS ABLE TO CONNECT WITH THIS MOVE, THIS MATCH WOULD BE OVER FOR SURE! MINERVA TRIES TO FLIP FELIX UPSIDE DOWN, BUT FELIX TRIES TO KEEP HER FEET PLANTING ON THE GROUND! MINERVA TRIES TO LIFT FELIX UP AGAIN, BUT FELIX IS REFUSING FOR THAT TO HAPPEN AGAIN! IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, MINERVA! FELIX MANAGES TO SHOVE MINERVA BIT BEFORE —
Gavin Kirkland: LOCK JAW — tHE OVER THE SHOULDER JAWBREAKER AS MINERVA GOES FLYING BACK! FELIX HARTLEY GETS BACK TO HER TWO FEET! SHE IS GUESTING FOR MINERVA TO GET BACK TO HER FEET! IT SEEMS LIKE FELIX ALSO HAS HER INTENTIONS OF ENDING THIS MATCH AS WELL! FELIX IS YELLING FOR MINERVA TO MAKE IT BACK TO HER FEET! MINERVA IS SLOWLY DOING THAT BEFORE FELIX RUNS TOWARDS MINERVA — ASS, CLASS & SASS, THE TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS AS SPIKES MINERVA ON THE TOP OF HER HEAD! FELIX GOES FOR THE COVER AS THE OFFICIAL GETS IN POSITION FOR THE COUNT! MINERVA LOOKS OUT OF IT!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“7 rings” plays once again as Felix Hartley rolls off of Minerva, who is clutching to her head in pain. She may have aggravated her small concussion, but it’s not clear to know just yet. Felix gets back to her feet as she demands for the official to raise her hand in victory. Marti Solo does that as Felix embraces all of the boos as she takes in this moment.)
Maria Del Rey: The winner of this match … FEEEEELLLLLLLIIIIIIXXXXXXX HAAAARRRRRRTTTTTLLLLEEEEEYYYYYYYY!!!
CJ Hana: What an impressive showing from Felix Hartley! She managed to put away one of the contenders for the Iconic Cup! It seemed like Minerva came into this match not at 100%; however, Minerva gave it everything that she had in this match! She tried to hide her pain for as long as she did, but the moment that Minerva’s head clashed with the turnbuckle, it seemed like it was the beginning of the end for her!
Gavin Kirkland: It’s an impressive victory for Felix Hartley! She may not be the blonde I prefer, but she gets it! She gets that sex sells! She gets that she is going to need to go to extreme lengths to make sure that she wins this match! I think this woman has a bright future on Empire! Watch out for Felix Hartley!
(Felix Hartley is still celebrating in the middle of the ring. Minerva is getting checked on by the official, but she will most likely be alright for next week.)
(Our scene transitions to a shot of Raven Roberts, Jael, and Chelsea Crowe–all three members of The Crowe’s Nest. The crowd in attendance responds with an overwhelming chorus of boo’s in response to the duo appearing on screen. They walk empty handed towards a room where a sign reads “Empire GM.)
(Chelsea inhales deeply before knocking on the door. Within seconds, it opens with Kendra Shamez standing in the middle of the doorway. She invites them inside with a gesture, her pursed lips not splitting to say a word to either two. The camera follows as The Crowe’s have a seat in front of Kendra’s desk.)
Kendra Shamez: I’m sure you can imagine why it is I asked you to come meet me here today. Chelsea. Jael. Raven.
Chelsea Crowe: Does it have anything to do with the near perfect performance we put on for you on Sunday?
Raven Roberts: Or the fact that I ran straight through one of the “finest” new competition Empire had to offer?
Kendra Shamez: I’m talking about the fact that you all put a supposedly “perfect” performance to defend the belts that aren’t even in your possession anymore. What the hell kind of stunt was that? Do you have any idea how much you’ve cost me? And now that I have to get replacements made?!
Jael: If you were listening, Kendra, she said *near* perfect. If anything, you should thank us for getting those belts off your hands. You didn’t know what to do with them, clearly, since The Crowe’s Nest held them last. And if the only tag team competition you have for us are cunts like Fatal Destiny, who we so easily ran through, then I think it’s safe to say your division might be dead. Lay it to rest.
Chelsea Crowe: We don’t need any damn belts to prove that we’re at the top of this division. We prove the value on our OWN. You’d think it’d be goddamn obvious by now. Now just hand us the fines you want us to pay and let’s keep it moving. Title belts are heavy anyway.
Raven Roberts: It’s the way it goes, Kendra, especially when you fail to take care of three of the most important woman on your roster. You’ve overlooked us for far too long, and now, you’re finally starting to pay the price–both literally and figuratively. Those titles wouldn’t mean anything if Chelsea and Jael didn’t have those belts. Kind of like that Women’s World Championship doesn’t mean a damn thing around the waist of that juvenile disgrace of a champion. We’re tired of the bullshit surrounding this industry, Kendra. And I’m gonna keep fighting, as long as it’s a crook like you in charge.
Kendra Shamez: What would you suppose I do, Raven? I can’t just hand you three everything you want. I’m all about giving opportunity, but you can’t just have everything awarded to you.
Raven Roberts: That’s the damn problem, Kendra. You keep giving opportunities to the women that don’t deserve it–you let Cleopatra go for the Women’s World Championship? Cleopatra, of all people on this roster? Of all the good talent you have laying around going to waste. It’s no surprise to me that everyone wants to jump ship.
Chelsea Crowe: You need to start doing us favors. You know, the people who actually bring ratings to your show, instead of everyone else who’s just been twiddling their thumbs and wandering aimlessly on Empire, begging for purpose.
Kendra Shamez: Remind me why I need to do anything for you, Chelsea–hell, for any of you? You essentially threw away my Tag Team Title belts, and Raven, you came damn close to tearing apart my entire production equipment, and–
Raven Roberts: Enough. I have no business fooling around with women like Sian–why should I start from the bottom when I can start from the very tippy-top? Give me Sienna Jade. (The crowd in the arena cheers at the name of the Women’s World Champion.) That’s right. Give me the face of your brand, the leader of your locker room. Fuck every bit of Empire. I’m coming for that Women’s World Championship belt, and there’s nothing you can do to stop me. I don’t care if you say no now, I’m going to tear down as much of your roster as it takes until you give me back the title shot that I rightfully deserve–yeah, I still didn’t forget about how you let Stephon steal that from me. You’re just as accountable as he was for allowing it to happen.
Kendra Shamez: Are you threatening me, Raven?
(Jael, Chelsea, and Raven each stand up from their seats, Kendra looking upwards at them as they glare at her.)
Raven Roberts: No. I’m making you a promise.
(The Crowe’s Nest leave Kendra’s office without saying another word. Kendra stares blankly at the doorway, the meeting she called for not going at all as she expected.)
(We open up with Maria Del Rey inside of the Empire ring with a microphone in here hand.)
Maria Del Rey: Our next match is scheduled for one fall…
(The lights in the arena go down to almost complete darkness as ‘O Father O Satan O Sun’ by Behemoth begins to rip through the crowd. As the drums find their constant rhythm, Sian Ryder emerges from the back, a sole white spotlight follows her, flickering in beat with the song and giving the crowd only quick glimpses of ‘The Deus Ex Machina’. The light dies just before she reaches the top of the ramp. As the vocals roar through the arena, the spotlight returns, this time drenching Sian in dark red light as she is down on one knee at the ramp, arms outstretched at her sides. )
Maria Del Rey: Making her way to the ring, weighing in at 155 pounds…from Liverpool, England…THE DEUS EX MACHINA…SIIIIAAAAN RYYYYYYYYYDER!
CJ Hana: A rough go of it for this rookie. At The Iconic Cup, Sian Ryder went head to head with former New Breed Champion Raven Roberts and gave her everything she had. One of the most incredible Last Woman Standing matches in EAW history where Raven stood up at the very end before EMTs had to attend to both women.
Gavin Kirkland: I know she probably STILL is feeling the effects of that battle tonight. She didn’t leave with the win then but I know Sian plans on leaving with the win this week as she goes up against someone not quite as tall as The Bird of Prey but an young lady who wants to make a name for herself!
(Getting to her feet, flipping her hair away from her face as she does, she takes a moment to survey the crowd and pops the collar of her jacket before marching down the ramp. Climbing onto the apron, she hooks her arms around the top rope and lets out a roar towards the crowd, leaning back onto the ropes as her hair falls onto her face. She enters the ring, pushes her hair back out of her face, and goes to her corner. Ryder directs a smile towards the hard camera, which only lasts for a second before falling into a determined scowl. She remains that way for a few seconds, eyes closed as she takes in the crowd reaction.)
Maria Del Rey: And her opponent…
(“Canon Rock” by Jerry C plays as fans cheer the arrival of La Halcon.)
Maria Del Rey: From San Luis Obispo, California…weighing in at 162 pounds…LA HALCON!!!
CJ Hana: Santana Matthews has been looking to bounce back from the loss she suffered to Felix Hartley on fight grid weeks ago and what better way then pinning Sian here tonight?
Gavin Kirkland: What gives with this mask? She got bad teeth or something?
CJ Hana: La Halcon adopted the lucha libre lifestyle she grew up apart of and embraces if by wearing various masks. La Halcon is a gifted collegiate wrestler and has combined those skills along with the wrestling heritage she was born in to bring The Falcon to Empire!
Gavin Kirkland: So she isn’t hiding like a cleft lip under that thing?
(Halcón walks out onto the stage as the tempo of her music picks up wearing a feathered floor length cape colored to match her entrance attire. After taking a moment to bounce on the balls of her feet she makes her way down the ramp giving the fans high five on her way. Once in the ring she stands on the middle turnbuckle and fires up the crowd as she removes her cape. Sian doesn’t look happy as she is ready to get down to business.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: Santana hops down and stares down Sian. Ryder has the height advantage as she stands five inches taller then Santana Matthews. The weight goes to La Halcon though as she has seven pounds on her. Both women meet in the center of the ring as Sian cracks her neck and La Halcon cracks her knuckles.
Gavin Kirkland: We see Sian raise her right hand as La Halcon raises her left. They lock hands as Sian raises her left hand as Santana raises her right to match her.
CJ Hana: Looks like we are getting a show of strength right here! Sian tries to push Halcon around and stands tall as she bends Santana down to one knee. Halcon pushes back, getting back to her feet and now SHE bends Sian backwards as she tries to recover. As Sian pushes back at Halcon, both women find themselves hand to hand trying to overpower the other.
Gavin Kirkland: Sian has had enough and she proceeds to kick Santana in the guy as both women let go of each other’s hands. Smart kick as Sian grabs Santana by the hair and scoops her up. LOOK AT THAT WINGSPAN!
CJ Hana: SCOOP SLAM! Sian sprints and goes bouncing off the ropes and then leaps in the air for a ELBOW DROP-NO! Halcon rolls out the way and gets back to her feet. Sian gets back to her feet and eats a forearm shot to the chin from Matthews. Santana gives another forearm shot and then irish whips Sian off the ropes. As Sian returns, she gets hit right in the chin with a solid dropkick from Santana. Sian rolls back over and gets to her feet but eats another forearm shot from Halcon. Santana irish whips Sian Ryder once again and Sian bounces off the ring ropes. As Sian charges Halcon again, Santana leaps in the air, wraps her legs around Ryder’s head, and hits a HEAD SCISSOR TAKEDOWN as Ryder is flipped inside out.
Gavin Kirkland: Smooth takedown as Halcon goes for the cover!
CJ Hana: The early cover proves fruitless as Sian powers out of the pin.
(Sian sits up as Halcon rolls to her feet. Sian looks pissed as Halcon lurks behind her. Ryder tries to get to her feet but is caught as she gets to one knee. Halcon tries to hook Sian for a snap suplex. Sian gets to her feet and blocks the suplex. Ryder shoves Halcon across the ring as a means of avoiding the suplex. Santana charges Sian who catches her mid stride.)
CJ Hana: EXPLODER SUPLEX! Sian flips Halcon over and on to the mat as Sian hops back up with an angry look on her face! Sian grabs Halcon by the back of the neck and helps her to her feet, and now Sian grapples with her.
Gavin Kirkland: She wraps her long arm between Halcon’s legs…
CJ Hana: Be careful with what you say next…
Gavin Kirkland: FALL-AWAY SLAM! Sian tosses Halcon like a rag doll before getting back up to her own feet and proceeds to put the boots to Santana. Santana tries to avoid the rapid stomps from Sian who is not wasting any time. As Halcon puts her hands up to block the kicks but managed to get her hands caught as Ryder proceeds with a series of–
CJ Hana: RAPID FIRE CURB STOMPS! Sian is as vicious as they come and too many of these will not only guarantee a win but can cut short a career!
Gavin Kirkland: LOOK! Halcon looks like she could be fading as Sian hits her 7th straight stomp to Santana! Halcon looks to be in a bad shape as Sian stops and stares at the crowd and gives off a sinister smirk. She laughs loudly before washing away her laugh and looking back down at Halcon with hate in her eyes. Sian continued holding Halcon’s wrists as she raises her leg for one last stomp–
Gavin Kirkland: REVERSE! HALCON WRAPS HER LEGS AROUND SIAN’S LEG AND TAKES HER DOWN AND BREAKS FREE! BOTH WOMEN GET TO THEIR FEET!
CJ Hana: DROPKICK TO THE JAW! SHE CATCHES SIAN WITH A DROPKICK RIGHT IN THE FACE AS SIAN FALLS BACK DOWN! Halcon waits for Sian to get to her feet as Ryder is confused and doesn’t seem to realize Matthews has snuck behind her!
CJ Hana: GERMAN SUPLEX! HALCON HITS A BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: No! We have seen Sian take any and every shot from Raven Roberts this past week, one german suplex isn’t going to be enough to keep her down!
CJ Hana: HOW ABOUT TWO! HALCON KEEPS HER HANDS LOCKED AS SIAN KICKS OUT THE PIN! HALCON LIFTS HER BACK UP AND HITS ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX! SHE BRIDGES IT AGAIN! COVER!
(Sian fights out again but Halcon still holds on to Sian and as both women get to their feet again, Santana prepares to hit another german.)
Gavin Kirkland: SHE BLOCKS THE THIRD ATTEMPT! Ryder hooks her leg to keep La Halcon from hitting a third German suplex! Sian swings her elbow back and cracks Santana in the ear as Santana breaks her grip. Ryder turns and SUPERKICK TO THE KNEE! Halcon drops down and clutches her leg as Sian gains control!
CJ Hana: Sian Ryder clutches Santana by the head and lifts her up…LRAD! THE DELAYED SUPLEX IS EXECUTED PERFECTLY AND SIAN ROLLS OVER SANTANA FOR THE COVER!
(La Halcon gets her foot on the ropes.)
Gavin Kirkland: Crafty, crafty girl!
CJ Hana: La Halcon gets her foot on the ropes! Sian looks at the referee very angry and confused as the ref tries to explain to her what happened. Sian drags Santana up by her hair and WOW a hard right jab right in the face as Halcon covers up after the punch. A HOOK TO THE GUT! Sian is brutal with these precise punches! Ryder Irish whips Halcon off the ropes and POP UP POWERBOMB…NO! RYDER CARRIES HALCON ACROSS THE RING AND WOW!!!
RYDE OR DIE!
Gavin Kirkland: RYDE OR DIE RIGHT IN TO THE CORNER! The buckle bomb makes Halcon buckle as she hits the corner back first! Sian gets back to her feet as Santana is in the corner on her feet but in awful shape! Ryder runs her fingers through her hair and steps back to the opposite corner as she lines up Halcon. Sian charges…WAIT!
CJ Hana: SANTANA CATCHES HER AND FLIPS SIAN WITH A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! Sian is down again! Sian got caught in the middle of the ring as Halcon charged out of the corner to meet her and flip her on to her back!
CJ Hana: SANTANA IS CALLING FOR IT! LA HALCON POINTS TO THE CORNER! SHE SCALES AND CLIMBS THE TURNBUCKLE AS SIAN IS OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!
ESTRELLA DE LA VICTORIA
CJ Hana: OH MY GOD! LA HALCON WENT FOR HER SHOOTING STAR PRESS BUT SIAN RYDER GOT HER FEET UP! HALCON ROLLS AROUND THE RING HOLDING HER RIBS AS SIAN CRAWLS OVER TO HER AND WRAPS HER BODY AROUND HER! SIAN RYDER APPLIES A CHOKEHOLD!
Gavin Kirkland: THE FEAR HAS BEEN APPLIED! SIAN IS CHOKING THE LIFE OUT OF LA HALCON IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! THE REFEREE IS ASKING SANTANA DOES SHE GIVE UP…
CJ Hana: HALCON IS FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE! SHE IS CLAWING, TRYING TO DRAG SIAN TO THE ROPES FOR FREEDOM! SHE IS CLOSE…SHE REACHES…SHES GOT IT! NO!!!! SIAN ROLLS HER ON THE MAT AND GETS HER RIGHT BACK SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! SIAN IS SCREAMING FOR HER TO TAP AS THE FANS PLEAD FOR HER TO HOLD ON!
Gavin Kirkland: SHE IS FIGHTING BUT YOU CAN ONLY HOLD ON FOR SO LONG!
(Sian has Halcon in the middle of the ring as Sian screams for her to tap out and end the match. Halcon starts to fade as the referee checked on her by grabbing her now lifeless arm. The referee raises her arm once and it drops down to the mat. The referee raises it once again as it falls without any effort. The referee lifts her arm one last time as it smacks the mat.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: EL HALCON HAS PASSED OUT TO THE HOLD!
Gavin Kirkland: Santana Matthews didn’t give up! She had Sian down and went for her shooting star press but Sian wasn’t down and out and she managed to get her knees up and block what could have been the end of the match!
CJ Hana: Another loss for La Halcon but she can’t be short changed for her effort here tonight. La Halcon just got caught in The Fear chokehold that Sian has shown can be sunk in on any opponent at any time and is nearly unbreakable!
(Commercial break for Dairy Queen, featuring The Queen’s Court.)
(The camera opens up to backstage area of the Rupp Arena where Amber Keys and Cleopatra are seen leaning against a wall, each enjoying a cup of tea.)
Cleopatra: You know something, Amber?
Amber Keys: What is it, Cleo?
Cleopatra: I don’t think I mind Kentucky so much after all. I thought I’d be a little skeptical coming back down south, but we really do have a lot of wonderful fans out here, y’know?I mean, sure, they’re a bunch of rednecks, but they’re still our fans, they still count, right?!
(The crowd in the arena boos.)
Amber Keys: If you care about that sort of thing, sure. I don’t give a damn what those people think about me. You know that.
Cleopatra: Oh, sure, but I was just thinking about it. They’re actually starting to finally show some signs of intelligence. They give us some respect now–I dunno, at least me. Since Kassidy Heart took the Vixen’s Championship from me, I’ve been looking at these newcomers a little differently. Sienna Jade is an opponent I’m actually happy to have lost to. She’s just proven to me that she’s really deserving of carrying the torch. She might just be the future of this business, Amber.
(Amber Keys takes a loud sip of her tea.)
Amber Keys: But I beat her once, y’know.
Cleopatra: Not the point I was trying to make. And this isn’t about you anyway! Just know that instead of moping about my loss, I’m taking the high road! Turning the other cheek and moving on from it.
Amber Keys: Whatever you say, partner. I just wish you’d start inviting me out to the ring with you more often.
Cleopatra: This was something I had to do on my own. You know that, don’t you?
Amber Keys: (She sighs) Yeah, I’m not mad at you, but I always got your back for these kind of things. Next time you need a Bonnie to your Clyde, a Jeckyl to your Hyde, peanut butter to your jelly, just say so, and we’ll get the job done.
Cleopatra: Ummm…alright, Amber. Will do.
(The duo each take a sip of the tea.)
???: You play a game of make-believe.
(Amber and Cleo, startled, turn to face each other.)
Amber Keys: (Whispering) Did you say something?
Cleopatra: (Whispering) No, I didn’t.
???: For me to slowly move in, and watch this all unfold. It’s been an incredible experience. The constant praise, the attention we give to celebrities like you has amassed into a sick game of glorification and in doing so it poisons, spreads like a cancer, eats away until you become a shell, empty…
(Minerva, one of the four Iconic Cup participants, walks into the scene. She holds a bag of ice to her head as she looks menacingly at Amber and Cleo as they stir their tea.)
Minerva: You play make-believe, you pretend that you are more than just a set of Interchangeable parts. That’s all that makes up half of the roster here. You’re no better, Cleopatra. Amber. You’ll both eventually realize that your selfishness and vanity will only bring you to the point of no return. There will be no coming back from this.
(Amber and Cleo, each with a confuddled look on their face, turn to each other, and then back at Minerva.)
Amber Keys: I’m sorry–who are you? And why are you here?
Cleopatra: Times like these I almost wish we kept DEDEDE around for his Task Force. Keep the trailer trash away from us in these cities.
Minerva: That’s quite alright. This world, they haven’t thought to turn and give me a second look up until the Iconic Cup. It’s because I don’t have the perfect body, face, or charm–like your friend here, Cleopatra. The Queen of the Nile.
Amber Keys: I’m not sure what you’re on about, kiddo, but you need to learn who’s running things around here. I know we haven’t been off Empire *that* long, but you should know by know who the leaders of this locker room really are.
Cleopatra: No, Amber. She’s just confused, obviously. Because there’s no way she wouldn’t be able to look at us and realize that we’re the reason women’s wrestling is still alive in EAW. She should’ve seen us last week. We still are able to dominate our matches and put on incredible shows quite like my Iconic Cup performance. My looks–our looks didn’t get us anywhere. No, we worked hard for just about every damn opportunity we’ve ever gotten in this industry. You must be silly to think that being a pretty face is all that it takes to get over in this business. And me, Cleopatra, I’m so much more than that. And you–sorry, I didn’t quite catch your name.
Minerva: You lie! You try to trick me! You think have it in their pocket, that you can control what can’t be controlled. That is the illusion, what you haven’t yet figured out, you are a walking lie, manipulation manipulating manipulation.
Amber Keys: Was there a name in there somewhere?
Cleopatra: Amber, I changed my mind. I think the future of this business is in grave danger.
(Amber and Cleo push up from the wall that was supporting them, leaving Minerva behind. Minerva, still resting the bag of ice on her head, lets out a devilish laugh that echoes throughout the hallway as the camera fades to the ring.)
(“Roar” by Katy Perry plays as Constance Blevins bursts through the curtains following a loud sound of the Lioness roar. The crowd gives a loud positive reaction to Constance while she enters the ring with a smile on her face.)
Maria Del Rey: The following contest is a singles match and it’s scheduled for ONE FALL! Introducing first, from Baltimore, Maryland and weighing in at 120 POOUNDS…. SHE IS THE “LIONESS” CONSTANNNCEEE BLEEEEVIIINNNNSSS!!!
CJ Hana: I’ll tell you what, Constance is looking great tonight, Gavin, especially after being able to defeat Layla Lockhart at the Iconic Cup.
Gavin Kirkland: Ahem, yeah… What a match that was. I’m sure Constance would love nothing more but to repeat that same success here. She’s a destined star with a bright future ahead of her long as she keeps this up.
(“I Smell A Massacre” by The Butcher Babies replaces “Roar” by Katy Perry as the crowd gives an even louder reaction to Tyler Wolfe, who bursts through the curtains, focused and determined to get the job done)
Maria Del Rey: And her opponent… Hailing from Sydney, Australia and weighing at 153 POUNDS!!! “THE WALKING WEAPONNNN” TYYYYLLLEEERRRR WOLLLLLLLFFFFFFEEEEE!!!
CJ Hana: Tyler is definitely no stranger to competition around these parts because at the Iconic Cup, she gave The Visual Prophet the fight of his life for that belt.
Gavin Kirkland: It’s just too bad what led to the outcome of that match. Tyler really did get screwed out of being champion.
CJ Hana: Well she looks to bounce back from that disappointing defeat here tonight! If one thing you’ve never known about Tyler is that she’ll never quit and will always come begging for more. She is a true definition of a warrior. I’m proud to have her on Empire grounds because sooner than later, Tyler will someday begin to call herself, “champion,” again.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: Ok, we’re underway! These ladies have been locking onto each-others eyes since coming out here. This will no doubt be an exciting main-event matchup! There’s just something about Tyler Wolfe… Lately, she’s been on the bad end of luck but every single week, she still goes out here to steady compete. And she always does it in a high fashion! She locks up with the young Lioness, Constance Blevins!
CJ Hana: And of course, Tyler has the advantage with that lock-up with being the bigger competitor between the two. Tyler backs Constance up into the corner but Blevins is able to push her backward! Now Constance has her arms up talking to Tyler… Better watch what you wish for, Constance!
Constance (off-mic): Give me your best shot!
Gavin Kirkland: AND A RIGHT HAND BY TYLER SMACKS CONSTANCE STRAIGHT IN THE MOUTH! WOW! Constance is even in shock at that slap as she holds her mouth in disapproval while Tyler smirks and jumps back ready to fight! Constance is now shaking her head and charges back at Tyler!
CJ Hana: SPEAR!!! SPEAR!!! SPEAR BY CONSTAN–NO!! Tyler is able to move out of the way and Constance turns around into a European Uppercut that knocks Constance back into the ring ropes! AND ANOTHER UPPERCUT BY TYLER! BOY, TYLER IS SURE LOOKING GOOD ALREADY IN THIS MATCH! But you can’t sleep on “The Lioness” who is also a brave individual. Constance is holding her chin as Tyler grabs Constance then knocks her back down with a quick clothesline! Constance is now on her hands and knees as Tyler grabs her again but this time for the Gutwrench suplex!!! AND IT CONNECTS!! A COVER BY TYLER!
ONE!! TWO!!–KICKOUT BY CONSTANCE!
CJ Hana: Tyler understands that she’ll need to add more to finish Constance off so she quickly bounces back on top of Constance! This has been all Tyler thus far in this match, which I would have exp– WAIT CONSTANCE PUSHES TYLER AGAIN THEN CONNECTS WITH A HUGE DROPKICK TO TYLER’S FACE! But that dropkick did little! Tyler quickly hops back up but Constance goes for another dropkick that connects! Then another! And finally, Tyler stays down on the mat after the third dropkick. Constance is now taking her time to recover as Tyler is slowly getting back onto her feet. Constance charges back now with a kick to Tyler’s gut! Then another kick! She’s screaming for Tyler to get back onto her feet while she’s down…And I think Tyler has had enough! SHE CATCHES CONSTANCE’S BOOT AND PUSHES HER BACKWARDS! BUT CONSTANCE FOLLOWS BACK UP WITH A RUNNING LARIAT AND TAKES OFF TYLER WOLFE’S HEAD! SHE IMMEDIATELY COVERS!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT NO!! TYLER KICKS OUT AT TWO! The Walking Weapon seems to be in deep trouble here while Constance is back on offense and she grabs Tyler by the hair and throws her outside the ring! Now I wonder what she’s about to do now! Constance throws Tyler against the barricade then strikes with some left and rights to the body of Tyler.
CJ Hana: Constance then starts ramming Tyler’s body into the barricade and she’s not letting up! Tyler’s entire abdomen must be hurting after taking those body shots. But now Constance is looking to do swing Tyler’s head off that ring post! SHE GRABS HE–COUNTER BY TYLER WOLFE AND SHE SWINGS CONSTANCE INTO THAT RING POST INSTEAD! OUCH! Constance’s face must be readjusted after that loud collision with the ring post. Tyler is back on top of this match regardless as she quickly goes back over to Constance and drops her with more punches. Constance is trying to cover herself and protect her face from further damage but Tyler is not letting up with those punches! She’s a Walking Weapon for a reason. There’s no such thing as letting up. But now Tyler slides Constance back inside the ring and signals for the BAD BITCH BAPTISM! TYLER IS TRYING TO END NOW! CONSTANCE IS IN POSITION BUT NOOO!! CONSTANCE IS ABLE TO FIGHT OFF THE FINISHER! CONSTANCE HITS TYLER WITH VICIOUS FOREARMS TO HER HEAD!
Gavin Kirkland: AND NOW CONSTANCE GRABS TYLER IN FOR THE BRAINBUSTER DDT!!! IT CONNECTS PERFECTLY!!! NOW ANOTHER COVER!!
CJ Hana: BUT KICKOUT BY TYLER AGAIN! Constance is showing a bit of frustration after that kick out. You can tell that she planted that DDT perfectly but Tyler is back up again while Constance grabs her and whips into the ring ropes! SPEAR!!!! SPEAR TO TYLE–NO!! TYLER MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND CONSTANCE STOPS BY THE RING ROPES! BUT TYLER GOES RIGHT BEHIND CONSTANCE FOR A QUICK ROLLUP! THIS COULD BE IT!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT NO!!! KICK-OUT BY CONSTANCE! That was awfully close for Constance as Tyler hits a thrust kick to Constance, knocking her back into the ropes!! AND NOW TYLER HITS THE ROPE HUNG SPIKE DDT!!! WOLFE’S BANE CONNECTS AS TYLER SLIDES BACK INSIDE THE RING AND FOR ANOTHER COVER ON CONSTANCE!!
CJ Hana: TYLER’S DONE IT!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO CJ! THE REFEREE SEES THAT CONSTANCE’S FOOT IS ON THE ROPES AT THE LAST SECOND!
CJ Hana: Well I’d be damned! That has to make Tyler even more pissed off as she goes back on top of Constance after another near fall! Tyler lifts Constance for another German suplex! No! Constance is able to reverse! CONSTANCE RUNS BACK INTO THE RING ROPES AND BOUNCES OFF WHILE TYLER TURNS AROUND AND SPEAAARRR!!! SPEAAARRR FINALLY CONNECTS!! THIS MAY BE DEADLY FOR CONSTANCE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: What fight that Constance has in her! She’s giving it to Tyler as she was initially going for the cover but she’s decided to grab Tyler from off the mat and into a neckbreaker! It connects and now Constance with the pin!
CJ Hana: TYLER KICKS OUT RIGHT BEFORE THREE! Constance can’t believe it! She thought the match was won and done right there. She goes back on top of Tyler and lifts her in position for the STO DRIVER!!! LIONESSFIRE CONNECTS! NEVERMIND!! TYLER IS ABLE TO PULL HERSELF FROM UNDER CONSTANCE AND HEADBUTT STRIKES TO CONSTANCE’S SKULL!! Constance has no choice but to break the position while Tyler grabs Constance for “BAD BITCH BAPTISM!!!! IT CONNECTS AND TYLER GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!!! Constance’s foot is on the ropes again! The referee was able to catch it before the three. It almost seems as Constance is trolling Tyler right now! Tyler is livid as she stares back at the referee in disgust! Tyler has to watch her back though. Don’t want to leave Constance out of her sights! AND YES SHE DID! Tyler’s back is turned towards the referee as Constance comes from behind and grabs her for the LIONESSFIREEEE!! STO DRIVER CONNECTS AND TYLER IS LAID OUT COLD!!! THIS IS IT FOR CONSTANCE!!! WHAT A HUGE UPSET VICTORY THIS COULD BE!!!
CJ Hana: WHAT?! THE WALKING WEAPON JUST KICKED OUT OF THE STO DRIVER!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT, GAVIN! AND THESE FANS CAN’T EITHER!! Constance eyeballs are wide after that kick out. Tyler is not going down easily at all and Constance has just figured that out. She punches and kicks Tyler while she’s down again…. Tyler rolls over into a supine position as Constance makes her way up the top turnbuckle! CONSTANCE IS GOING FOR A HIGH-RISK MOVE HERE! AND SHEEEE–WAIT A SECOND, TYLER WOLFE POPS BACK UP AND RUNS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH CONSTANCE!!! SUPLEX FROM THE TOP ROPES!! CONSTANCE LANDS ON HER BACK IN AGONY!!!
Gavin Kirkland: What a quick move by Tyler! But now both women are down! They have been giving it their best after such gruesome battles at Iconic Cup… Well at least for Tyler. It looks like Tyler is making it back onto her feet first while Constance is shown regather herself. AND HERE IT COMES! TYLER GRABS CONSTANCE FOR CRY WOLFE!!! PTO IS LOCKED IN!!! SHE’S ABOUT TO MAKE CONSTANCE TAP OUT HERE!!! CONSTANCE IS SCREAMING IN PAIN AND AGONY WITH THE PTO MANEUVER!
CJ Hana: Constance better make a quick decision! Tyler is applying tight pressure on that hold! I think Constance is not letting go though! She’s shaking her head, “NO!” SHE DOESN’T WANT TO LOSE IT BUT I THINKS HE HAS NO CHOICE! CONSTANCE TAPS! CONSTANCE TAPS TO THE CRY WOLFE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Maria Del Rey: Here’s your winner of the match… TYLERRRR WOOOOLFFFFEEEEE!!!
(Tyler Wolfe’s hand is raised in victory by the referee.
(Final commercial break featuring an ad for EAW’s Tempest – a Voltage Exclusive event! LIVE on March 23rd!)
(“True Love” — CFO$ plays through the speakers as Jaded Hearts — Women’s World Champion, Sienna Jade and the holder of the Iconic Cup, Kassidy Heart make way to the top of the ramp. Kassidy has her Unified Tag Team Championship on her shoulder, but has Vixens Championship in her grasps. Sienna has the Women’s World Championship on her left shoulder and the Women’s World Championship on her right. The crowd is giving them a mixed reaction as the pose with all of the accomplishments around them. Jaded Hearts makes their way down the ramp where in the ring, there is a podium, with the Iconic Cup.)
Gavin Kirkland: Here are two of the women who won big at the Iconic Cup! Sienna Jade successfully retained her Women’s World Championship against Cleopatra! Kassidy Heart defeated Remi Skyfire, Minerva and Karina-Ann! The show ended with these two women on top of the women’s division! No other tag team on Empire or EAW can compare to the success of Jaded Hearts!
CJ Hana: Well, Kassidy Heart pushed and earned herself this achievement! She’s busted her ass for everything that she could have possibly wanted, but it the question is: when will Kassidy decide to cash in the Cup and become Women’s Champion? Will she cash it on Sienna?
Gavin Kirkland: Don’t even consider that thought, CJ! I will not allow it! These two are soulmates. These two should just get married! It would be the only ounce of lesbianism I allow on Empire!
(“True Love” dies down as the crowd gives them a mixed reaction still. Sienna Jade and Kassidy Heart in the middle of the ring with microphones in their hands.The crowd is still giving them a mixed reaction. Perhaps, they are just threatened of successful women, but Jaded Hearts are too focused on each other and their success to be phased by the crowd’s reception of them.)
Sienna Jade: Kassipoo, I am so proud of you. There is no one in this god awful division who is most worthy of holding that Iconic Cup other than you. You are better than that last Iconic Cup holder, who nearly held this division captive and was way over her head in believing that she can surpass that five headed bitch not named Serena Bennett. Ever since getting a victory over that dyke, you have been waiting for your opportunity at the Women’s World Championship, but Flannery McCoy wouldn’t give it to you. You have victories against some of the best on the brand, yet that was not good enough because Flannery knew, Kass. Management knew. Everyone knew, but they just didn’t want to say it.
Kassidy Heart: They didn’t, my queen?
Sienna Jade: Nope. You see, the reason why they never allowed Kassidy to get an opportunity at Stephanie Matsuda was because Stephanie would have never allowed it.
(Jaded Hearts slightly gasped, pretending to be shocked. The crowd gasps as well. We are all shook af.)
Kassidy Heart: Who the f*ck gave Stephanie Matsuda control of Empire?
Sienna Jade: It’s not like that, Kass. Stephanie never had control of Empire. She thought she did but, Flannery was too spineless to do the right thing. The board was too spineless to do anything. I didn’t want to believe Kassidy at first, but we all saw what happened after I faced Stephanie at Pain for Pride — I wasn’t even allowed a rematch. I was casted to the side as Stephanie continued to manufacture her legacy and make this entire brand revolve around her. I mean, it did not matter what Jaded Hearts did for the sake of Empire, it was never good enough for Empire. Regardless of Stephanie’s presence or not, we became the women, along with Tyler Wolfe, who carried this brand on our backs. We busted our asses to get our own opportunities. We weren’t even supposed to be in the War Games match, yet, we made most of the opportunity, that lit a fire underneath our asses to perform our hearts out. We didn’t win, but we left a lasting impression that Jaded Hearts are not to be f*cked with! But, what did Stephanie call us?
Kassidy Heart: She called us trash on social media. She tried to gain the attention to the Chairman, who would never have given her that same attention back because he had bigger fish to rape like Cameron Ella Ava. At the same time, she belittled our performance and called us trash. Yes, this trash carried your War Games match. This trash has been the one woman, who has poured her heart and soul into each performance. There have been times where I just wanted to walk away from it all. There were times where I wondered when I was going to be on Empire tv again. There was times if I wondered has everything in EAW been a waste of time for me? We were Empire Tag Team Champions, but we wanted more. We strived for more.
Sienna Jade: Losing our Empire Tag Team Championships was a blessing in disguise. It paved the way for better things for us. I finally reclaimed my throne as Women’s World Champion. You hold the Iconic Cup. We both hold the Unified Tag Team Championships! This is nothing that can stop us now! There is nothing on this company that can touch us!
Kassidy Heart: Winning this Vixens Championship (holds the Vixens Championship up on her shoulder), symbolized hope. It symbolized that I am meant to be here. It made me believe that better things are ahead of me. For a little while, it seemed like all of that was a lie until Iconic Cup. I was the one woman in the match that qualified by defeating three other women? None of my other opponent had to do that. None of my other opponents had to work as hard as I did to get into the match. Yet, when I made Remi Skyfire lose consciousness to Thank U, Next, I knew everything has payed off for me.
(The crowd applauds Kassidy Heart as she stands there. A “You Deserve It” chants begins as Kassidy looks around the crowd chanting for her. She looks at the Iconic Cup at its podium at her left side. The Iconic Cup is glistening underneath all the pretty lights.)
Kassidy Heart: You’re damn right I do.
(The crowd POPS for that response.)
Kassidy Heart: I am going to deserve that Women’s World Championship when I get it. Finally, you have a talent in myself, who is more than excited to look ahead of the future. That was the great thing about REVOLT! merging with EAW. The future may have seemed like a scary thing for a few people, but one year alter, I could not be more than excited for what this future has in store. It’s going to be difficult to let the horrible things from the past year go, but I can only use them to fuel and motivate me to keep going. However, with looking forward to the future, (looking at the Vixens Championship again), you got to let go of the past.
(The crowd is silent as Sienna Jade rolls out of the ring and lifts up the skirt of the apron. Sienna looks underneath the ring for about a minute before pulling out a trashcan. Sienna throws the trash inside the ring before rolling herself back in the ring. Sienna sets up the trash can a few inches away from Kassidy, who looks at it for a brief moment.)
Kassidy Heart: This Vixens Championship gave me the experience of what it could feel like to win my first singles championship in EAW; however, the Iconic Cup gives me hope that it will happen. I don’t need the Vixens Championship anymore.
(Kassidy Heart takes the Vixens Championship and drops it to the trash can. Kassidy takes two steps back before looking at the trash can where the Vixens Championship is inside of.)
Kassidy Heart: The Vixens Championship is a symbol of the past and I don’t know about you guys, I am trying to move past everything that I have gone through. Cheers to the future!
(Kassidy Heart pulls out a matchbox, pulls out a match and lights it up. The flame on the match begins to spark up as Kassidy drops the match inside the trash can. The flames begin to ignite as the crowd is completely silent. Sienna Jade and Kassidy Heart are watching the flames on the trashcan go off. The whole atmosphere is silent as there is no sign off as the that is the last scene before it fades to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)