(COLD OPEN: The camera opens to the interior of the Taco Bell Arena, panning over yet another sold out crowd. Cori Simmons is seen standing in the middle of the ring.)
Cori Simmons: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome your 2018 Empress of Elite – Astarea Jordan!
(“Party Goin’ Dumb” by Rico Nasty plays as Astarea Jordan walks out to a positive reception, wearing her EOE crown. She smiles and waves at the fans as she slowly makes her way down the ramp.)
SG1: We are one week removed from the critically acclaimed Manifest Destiny! After weeks of a grueling tournament, Astarea Jordan has secured the crown and became this year’s Empress of Elite!
Alicia Amby: I have to say SG, this year had to be the best EOE yet! We saw some pretty amazing matches and Astraea Jordan vs Kassidy Heart blew the roof off the house!
SG1: We also saw Stephanie Matsuda retain her Unified Women’s Championship against Cameron Ella Ava, so there’s a chance we’ll be seeing one of the most anticipated rematches sooner than we thought at the aptly named Road to Redemption.
Alicia: Well Empire has two marquee events – Territorial Invasion and Empire’s own Bloodletter coming up! Two possible chances for Matsuda to successfully defend her title until the fateful meeting with Astarea in December!
SG1: I’m sure there’s a part of Astarea that hopes Matsuda makes it. Cloud herself admitted to “Surviving Astraea.” I wonder if she thinks she can defeat Chiraq’s finest a second time?
Alicia: Well, that was one of the questions I asked her during our taped interview, so you’ll find out the answer later tonight! For now, let’s see what our new Empress has to say.
(Astarea climbs into the ring and takes the mic)
Astraea Jordan: Whew! I didn’t know I got this much love in Idaho!
Astarea: After years of coming up short and being doubted at every turn, I find myself closer to becoming the best in the world! It’s been a hell of a ride people, but I’m still driving, always moving forward! Last year, I ended up on the bad side of an overzealous ref who counted a little too quickly. From there, I watched my career take a nosedive. Until I decided to take matters into my own hands. After murking a certain wannabe empress, I got a shot at the Women’s Championship…only to come up short again. That title should have been mine, but it slipped from my fingers. So at the advice of Ryan Adams – and apparently Stephanie Matsuda – I traveled the world, expanding my capabilities and acquiring raw experience. I bring up my rival because according to some sources, it was her that gave DDD the idea to send me on an excursion. I got better, got some gold and came back – only to lose in a match for the Freeweight Championship where I wasn’t even pinned. I had to find another way to Women’s World Championship and I found it by getting revenge on the woman who nearly cost me everything: Madison Kaline.
(Astarea strolls around the ring for a moment)
Astraea: I really thought I had it at the time. I thought I was ready – in fact, I was ready! If that match went on for several more minutes I would be your Unified Women’s Champion, and perhaps Cloud would be standing here as your Empress of Elite. But once again, luck favored the Blasian and she “survived” her way to a successful defense.
(Astarea rolls her eyes)
Astarea: Sure, Jan. Listen, I have nothing against Matsuda, but I should have walked out with that title. With each step I take, there’s some obstacle that tries to hold me back – but no more! I am Empress of Elite with a guaranteed shot at Empire’s world championship for a third time in a year! There’s no way in hell I’m going to walk out of RTR empty-handed. I am an empress – a notch above a queen! And once I merge the crown with the world title…I will be the UNDISPUTED champion of Thursday Night Empire!
(The camera zooms in on Astraea’s face)
Astarea: Kind of ironic the only empress to successfully cash in was your ex, huh Steph?
Astraea: But, enough about your personal life. I didn’t come out to gloat and celebrate – I did that Saturday night with my boo, MJ. I came out here with a warning…
(Astraea’s face grows serious)
Astarea: Cloud. For the next few months, I want you to enjoy every moment you have with that belt. Live each day like it’s your last, and bask in the glory. Savor the glitz and glamour that goes with holding ten pounds of gold, because when it’s all over – you won’t be seeing that belt for a while, “sweets.” Because once that bell rings the next time we’re facing each other – time’s up. In your words, just “know and understand” that you’re not walking into 2019 the world champion. I. WILL. NOT. LOSE. Do you hear me Cloud!? Your holiday season is gonna have you f–ked up because all you’re gonna be able to think about is how much you got trashed by a superior athlete. You know the truth just as well as I do: Astraea. Better. By the way…it might be of interest to tune in to Showdown this weekend. Cloud Country has been annexed by #ASTRAEAWORLD.
(Astraea dropped the mic and climbs out of the ring as “Party Going Dumb” plays in the background)
Alicia: I’m surprised that she kept it simple. I was thinking that we were going to get a large celebration with balloons and what not.
SG1: Well, she did say she celebrated over the weekend! I think Astraea wanted to send a message to Cloud. Like Matsuda, she lost several important matches in a year – she’s determined to not let that happen again. You told me before the show that Matsuda had some words for Astarea herself – but for now, let’s get to the first match of the evening!
Cori Simmons: The following contest is set for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Cori Simmons: Introducing first:
(The opening techno beat of ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ by Demi Lovato is heard as the lyrics begin to kick in and Clarissa makes her way out onto the stage slowly, turning around so her back was facing the ring and once the chorus kicks in she raises her arms up out, turning head to look at both the crowd and the ring, before a smirk appears on her face as she turns around, holding her arms out. Clarissa ignores all the jeers from the crowd and begins pointing towards herself, yelling at the fans. Clarissa is mouthing the lyrics of her theme song as she walks up the steel steps and walks along the ring apron, taunting the fans as she enters the ring and makes her way over to the corner, climbing the turnbuckle as she holds her arms out before again pointing towards herself. Clarissa slowly removes her shades from her hairs and hands them off to the referee warning not to lose them as she stands there waiting for her opponent.)
Cori Simmons: From Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales, but now residing in Orlando Florida, weighing in at one hundred and thirty-two pounds….”THE BADDEST” Clarissa!
SG1: I really liked Clarissa’s tenacity and ingenuity in the Young Lioness Cup! She proved she was willing to do whatever it took to earn a victory!
Alicia Amby: By tenacity and ingenuity do you mean beating Constance with a chair, giving her staples? Cause that’s what she done, and it still wasn’t enough to earn the Young Lioness Cup. Clarissa has shown some promise, but she needs to step it up if she wants to start stringing together victories!
Cori Simmons: And now for her opponent!
On the stage a pair of spotlights light up on either side of the entrance ramp. A pair of steel poles rise from the stage as Runako Arisato and a fellow member of her dance troupe take to the polls, beginning to dance gracefully as a third light moves up the ramp. ‘I Am The Animal’ hits as the spotlight falls upon Sazae Hangaku, who licks her lips as she stares first at her dancers then at the audience before making her way down to the ring, long kimono billowing out behind her before sliding into the ring, Kanji Rocca cowering in her wake the whole way up and clearly praying for Sazae to not attack anyone she shouldn’t.
Cori Simmons: From Yomi-no-Kumi, Japan, weighing in at one hundred and thirty-seven pounds, “The Neon Oni” Sazae Hangaku!
Alicia Amby: Now here is a competitor that was impressive in the Young Lioness Cup, it took Toni Gunn stomping her skull into the mat to finally put an end to her reign of terror during that match, and that was after Sazae ate several finishers, had a busted nose, and had been in a brutal brawl from the opening bell. She’s walking death!
SG1: All that may be true, but she wasn’t able to capitalize on her dominance and it cost her! Tonight is a valuable opportunity for both competitors, they need to show that they can follow through with the vicious streaks they’ve shown.
Cori exits the ring as referee Nikka Machida checks both competitors, avoiding a bite attempt from Sazae in the process, then calls for the bell…
Alicia Amby: That’s the bell, and this match is underway! Clarissa is keeping her distance from Sazae, looking to keep the pace slower than the Cannibal of Shibuya would like.
SG1: Least we forget, Sazae is a dangerous striker in addition to her intimidating presence, Clarissa is playing smart by not immediately engaging her.
Alicia Amby: That’s very true, but it looks like she’s moving in…collar and elbow tie up! The two competitors are essentially the same size and so neither really seems able to overpower the other…Clarissa slips behind Sazae…she pulls her back to towards the corner, what’s her plan here?
SG1: Looks like her plan is to end this quick! Clarissa slips the underhooks and suplex Sazae into the turnbuckle! Hangaku’s neck snapped like a whip! Clarissa going for the quick pin here!
The referee caught Clarissa’s feet on the ropes! She could have beaten Sazae early had she not gotten caught!
Alicia Amby: Not gotten caught?! You mean not cheated?
SG1: I mean…sure, that works too, I guess, the point is, though, Clarissa is taking control of the match early on, but if she keeps making missteps like that she’s gonna lose that dominance fast!
Alicia Amby: Speaking of fast! Sazae is already on her feet, meeting “The Baddest” face to face, much to Clarissa’s horror! LOOK OUT! THE NEON ONI CAUGHT CLARISSA IN THE SCREAM IN SILENCE! THE MANDIBLE CLAW IS SUNK IN DEEP!
SG1: What’s Sazae doing?! Is she…SHE IS, SHE’S BITING CLARISSA’S NECK! Clarissa is flailing around helplessly as the official is trying to pull Sazae off her! Clarissa is in the ropes! That’s a break, but the damage is done, and there is a bite mark on the neck of Clarissa. Australia’s Greatest Export barely escaped being cannibalized by the Sazae Hangaku!
Alicia Amby: Clarissa is cowered in the corner, and Sazae is licking her lips and prancing around the ring mocking her! As Nikka Machida is checking on Clarissa Sazae comes stalking over…she hits a bicycle knee into the face of Clarissa as she’s trying to stand! Clarissa drops back to the mat, dazed. There is murder in the eyes of Sazae!
SG1: The Neon Oni drags Clarissa into the center of the ring, Clarissa, still trying to get her bearings, struggles to her knees as Sazae begins…dancing? Looks like she’s doing some kinda…NOPE! Sazae delivers a hard kick into the chest of Clarissa, driving the breath out of her!
Alicia Amby: She calls that “Vamo Alla Flamenco” Sazae is dancing in some sort of bloodlust as she delivers kick after kick into the chest of Clarissa! SUPERKICK! The Australian native is caught right on the chin with Sazae’s heel, and rolls out of the ring! Sazae quickly follows, a fiendish smile on her face, and begins pummeling Clarissa as the referee begins her count!
Sazae hits a quick series of punches to the midsection of Clarissa, who manages to block several, and return fire with a punch of her own!
The Baddest follows through with a knife edge chop to the chest, and grabs Sazae’s arm…short-arm clothesline drives Hangaku to the floor!
Clarissa tries to re-enter the ring, but her ankle is caught by Sazae! Clarissa is trying to kick free, but cannot escape the clutches of the Cannibal!
Sazae returns to a standing base and spins Clarissa around before catching her in a cobra clutch! Clarissa is struggling to escape, holding on to the bottom rope!
Sazae grins and licks the side of Clarissa’s face before slamming it into the ring apron over and over, driving the fight out of her! Clarissa can barely stand!
Sensing it may be her last chance, Clarissa fights back with elbows to the midsection, temporarily stunning the Neon Oni. Sazae briefly loosens her grip on Clarissa!
The Aussie makes a dive for the ring, but Sazae manages to catch the back strap of her top. An odd look comes over the Cannibal of Shibuya as she adjusts her grip and leans over the back of Clarissa!
Clarissa struggles once more, to no avail, as Sazae…SHE UNFASTENS CLARISSA’S GEAR! Australia’s Greatest Export quickly gives up trying to return to the ring and hugs her arms around herself!
As Clarissa is trying to refasten her top Sazae has her sey up…MASAMUNE! The kick to the head causes The Baddest to go limp on the mat! Sazae has knocked her opponent out! She quickly rolls into the ring just as the referee is making her count!
Clarissa is counted out! Sazae wins by count out!
Cori Simmons: The winner of the match by countout, The Neon Oni, Sazae Hangaku!
‘I Am The Animal’ by Will Ryan begins playing as the referee raises Sazae’s hand before quickly snatching it away as the Neon Oni tries to take a bite.
SG1: A countout? It’s been a while since we’ve seen that on Empire!
Alicia: Well, whatever it takes to win, right? When we come back, Mali Evans is back in action vs newest up and comer, Constance Blevins!
(COMMERCIAL BREAK: Manifest Destiny recap)
(EARLIER THIS WEEK)
(Raven Roberts is seen working a rowing machine at the Crowe’s Nest HQ, she has a bandage over her nose and bruising along her left cheekbone. Chelsea Crowe and Jael Arcana-Rosario come into frame)
Chelsea Crowe: Hey Raven, we need to talk about something.
(Raven looks back and nods before releasing the bars of the machine and turning to face Chelsea and Jael)
Raven Roberts: What’s up?
Jael Arcana-Rosario: We… have a decision we need to tell you about.
Chelsea: You see, we’ve already finished filming all the necessary promos and packages for the Fox network this season. But the cash is still guaranteed to flow in.
(Raven narrows her eyes)
Chelsea: And I’ve decided, that since Kendra has no interest in giving us the matches we deserve without us having to force her hand, that I’m going to take my guaranteed income, and sit out the remainder of my contract. Empire has become a wasteland and I’m needed elsewhere. Braxton will still be here to collect my cheques, but I’m not sticking around. In fact, I’ve decided to go on a little European business trip for a while.
Jael: And since we all got the same deal from Fox, I’m going with her.
Raven: You guys are leaving me? Is this because I lost at Manifest De—
Chelsea: Raven, no. You know you’re like a sister to us, one loss won’t change that. In fact, the reason I wanted to tell you this is because we knew you wouldn’t want to go. You love the competition too much. You hated sitting out of the Second Chance Initiative and you only did that because we asked you to. Besides, you need to be here – we can’t let all that potential go to waste. This is your chance to become a breakout star.
Jael: And we aren’t leaving you, sis. This is just meant to be for our current contract run. This isn’t goodbye.
(Chelsea takes ahold of Raven’s hand)
Chelsea: Raven, you are one of us. Period. And we trust that you are more than capable of making the influence of the Crowe’s Nest felt here in our absence. I trust that you can fly the flag for everything we stand for as a unit. We believe in you.
(Raven begins to look a bit emotional. She squeezes Chelsea’s hand and nods)
Chelsea: When I come back, I expect that Women’s World Championship around your waist.
(Chelsea smiles and walks away. Jael turns to follow, but Raven hops up and grabs her by the arm. Chelsea turns around)
Raven: Sorry… Chelsea… would you give Jael and I just a moment alone?
(Chelsea nods and leaves)
Jael: What is it, sis?
Raven: Jael… I know.
(Jael begins to look nervous)
Jael: What do you mean?
Raven: Since I joined the Nest, you’ve been my best friend. We’ve trained together. We’ve cooked together. We’ve gone shopping together. We’ve argued. We’ve laughed. Jael… I see the way you look at Chelsea. I know why you won’t leave her side.
(A look of panic grows in Jael’s face)
Jael: I… I don’t…
(Raven pulls her friend into a tight hug)
Raven: It’s okay. You don’t have to say it. Just know, Europe is full of very romantic places. Perfect for expressing your feelings to someone.
(Jael returns Raven’s hug, unable to speak)
Raven: You go get her, sis.
(The two release and smile at each other one more time, tears in their eyes. Jael nods before turning to leave. Once she’s gone, Raven wipes the tears from her eyes and sits down on one of the weight benches, contemplating what would come next)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Cori Simmons; The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: One fall!
(‘“The Enemy” by The Commonjets blares throughout the arena while Mali Evans makes her energetic entrance to the ring.along with the uproar of support from the Empire crowd )
Cori Simmons: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Birmingham, England, weighing in at 127 pounds…… MAAAAAAAALIIIIIIIIIII EVVVVVVVVVVVAANNNNNNNNNS!!!
Alicia Ambry: Mali Evans is determined to show what joint manipulation truly looks like as she has said in the past her strong suit is technical wrestling, will she use that style to win this match? We’ll see.
( As Mali Evans jumps off the top turnbuckle, “Roar” by Katy Perry blasts through the speakers, prompting for the arrival of Constance Blevins as she scans the crowd in attendance, eventually walking down the ramp with determination )
Cori Simmons: HER OPPONENT! From Baltimore, Maryland, weighing in at 120 pounds….. CONNNNNNNNNNSTANNNNNCEEEEE BLEEEEEEVVVVVINNNS!!!!
SG1: Don’t underestimate Constance Blevins! Constance Blevins will not back down from a fight and she will make you go over your limit. She will make you fight your best!
( As both woman walk over to their corners, the black and white striped referee signals for the bell )
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: Both women circulate around the ring as they are quick on the feet right when the bells rang, beginning the match. They both charge at each other, locking in a collar-and-elbow tie-up, trying to see who can power each other out. Blevins transition the tie-up into an armblock as Evans circles around Constance, grabbing her arm and applying a top wrist lock on her, applying pressure on her shoulder joint as Constance rolls down, kipping up and applying a top wrist lock of her own!
Alicia Ambry: Evan rolls over, kipping up and trying to lock up a top wrist lock one again but Constance goes around Evan, wrapping her arms around her waist and taking her down with a waist takedown. Constance moves all around Evan, switching position stances, eventually settling down on a new hold, putting her knee on her back and pulling her head back, putting pain on her ribs/collar bone area.
SGI: The crowd supporting Evan as she tries to fight out, powering out of it by slowly rising up! Blevins releases the hold, wrapping her arms around her waist.. BACK SUPLEX!! NO!!! EVAN FLIPS OVER, LANDING ON HER FEET! SHE JUMPS UP… REVERSE FRANKENSTEINER!!! CONSTANCE’S NECK GOES STRAIGHT INTO THE CANVAS AS EVAN CRAWLS OVER FOR THE PIN!
Alicia Ambry: Constance gets her shoulder up! Evan slowly picks her up, grabbing on her tights and picking her up for a suplex! But Constance stands her ground, picking her up instead for a suplex!!!! SHE SLINGSHOTS HER OFF THE ROPES AND SHE CONNECTS WITH THE BRAINBUSTER DDT!!! SLINGSHOT BRAINBUSTER DDT CONNECTS AS SHE MOVES OVER FOR THE LATERAL PIN!
SG1: Evan kicks out!! She rolls out to the apron as Constance follows her, stepping onto the apron as she picks her up.. OH NO!??! IS SHE GOING FOR A MODIFIED SNAP DDT ONTO THE APRON!?!?! NO!!!!!! Evan reverses it, spinning her around and grabbing her from behind!!!! DRAGON SUPLEX ONTO THE APRON!!!!!! CONSTANCE GOES HEAD FIRST INTO THE APRON, BOUNCING OFF AND LEANING ONTO THE BARRICADE!!!!! EVAN TAKES A STEP BACK ONTO THE APRON AND SOARS OFF THE APRON WITH A BLOCKBUSTER!!! NO!!!! CONSTANCE SIDESTEPS EVAN, MAKING HER CRASH LAND INTO THE CONCRETE FLOOR!!!
Alicia Ambry: Constance uses this an opportunity and immediately slides into the ring, RUNS THE ROPES AND FLIES OUT OF THE RING ONTO MALI EVANS WITH A SUICIDE DIVE!!! EVANS CRASHES INTO THE BARRICADE, BOUNCING OFF IT AS CONSTANCE RISES TO HER FEET, GRABBING EVANS AND SHOVING HER INTO THE SQUARED CIRCLE!
SG1: She begins to climb up the turnbuckles, perched on top of the turnbuckles as she overlooks the afflicted Mali Evans! SHE JUMPS OFF THE TOP RIGHT WHEN MALI TURNS AROUND!! MALI CATCHES THE MISSILE DROPKICK IN THE MID AIR, GRABBING BOTH FEET AND TURNING HER AROUND!!! BOSTON CRAB IS LOCKED IN!!!! BOSTON CRAB!!! WILL SHE TAP!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Alicia Ambry: Evans has the iconic Boston Crab sinked in, applying more pressure as she sits deeper onto the back of Constance Blevins!! Blevins is in distress as she begins to claw her nails, using it to drag her way to the ropes! Evans begins to apply more pressure, giving it her all by trying to submit the Lioness!!! SHE GETS TO THE ROPES!! ROPE BREAK!!!
SG1: The referee begins to count as Evans is shocked that Blevins made it to the ropes, letting go before the referee makes it to the completion of the notorious five count!! Evans walks over to the anguished Blevins, propping her on top of the turnbuckles, joining her as she hooks for a suplex!! BLEVINS IS TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF IT, SENDING BLOWS TO THE SIDE OF EVANS’ CHEST!!! BUT IT DOES NOT AFFECT AS EVANS LIFTS HER UP!!!! SUPERPLEX!!!!! EVANS ROLLS IT INTO A FALCON ARROW!!! NO!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! BLEVINS WITH A STUNNER OUT OF NOWHERE!!!!! EVANS WAS ABOUT TO COMPLETE THE SUPERPLEX-FALCON ARROW COMBINATION BUT BLEVINS OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A STUNNER RIGHT WHEN EVANS WAS ABOUT TO DROP HER WITH THE FALCON ARROW!!!!
Alicia Ambry: The unexpected stunner disoriented Evans as she is laid out on the mat! Constance picks her up, irish whipping her into the corner and following up with a corner splash!! Evans rebounds off the ropes as CONSTANCE FOLLOWS UP YET AGAIN WITH A RUNNING BULLDOG!! NO!! EVANS AVOIDS IT AS CONSTANCE GOES JUMPING INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!!! EVANS CHARGES INTO THE ENTANGLED BLEVINS, JUMPS UP!!! BACKSTABBER!!!!! BLEVINS GOES BOUNCING OFF EVANS’ KNEES AS EVANS RUNS OVER TO BLEVINS FOR THE PIN COUNT!!!
SG1: NO!!!!!! KICK OUT!! SHE KICKS OUT OF IT!!!!!!! EVANS IS IN DISBELIEF!!! SHE QUICKLY PICKS HER UP FOR THE MICHINOKU DRIVER!! NO!!!!! BLEVINS COUNTERS IT, GRABBING EVANS LEGS FOR A WHEELBARROW PIN!!
Alicia Ambry: NO!! SHE GETS OUT OF IT. BOTH WOMEN GET UP AT THE SAME TIME! BLEVINS STRIKES FIRST WITH A SUPERKICK!!!! IT SENDS EVANS OUT OF THE RING AS BLEVINS RUNS THE ROPES, AND FLIES IN BETWEEN THE ROPES FOR A SUICIDE DIVE! NO!!!!! EVANS CAUGHT WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK IN MID AIR!!!! CONSTANCE IS HANGING FROM THE ROPES AS EVANS JUMPS ONTO THE APRON GRABBING BLEVINS!!! SHE PICKS HER UP, FALCON ARROW RIGHT ONTO THE APRON!!!!!! SHE ROLLS BLEVINS INTO THE RING FOR THE COVER!!!
SG1: WHAT!?!??!?!??! SHE KICKS OUT!!!! EVANS IS APPALLED AND ASTONISHED!??!?! ALL THE SYNONYMS FOR THE WORD SHOCKED ALL APPLIES TO EVANS!!!! Evans picks her up, making her lean on the turnbuckle as she runs to the opposite corner and back!!! Blevins gets her foot up, stopping Evans in her track as she jumps on the top rope, seated on it as SHE JUMPS OFF IT!!! But Evans ducks her as Blevins rolls to the other side of the ring, CHARGING INTO THE CORNERED EVANS!! EVANS LEANS DOWN, THROWING BLEVINS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND ONTO THE APRON!!!!
Alicia Ambry: EVANS RUNS THE ROPES AND INTO BLEVINS!!!! SLINGSHOT SPEAR!!!! NO!! SUPERKICK OUT OF NOWHERE!!!!!!! EVANS PICKS HER UP FOR THE ST.. NO!!!! BLEVINS SPINS HER AROUND, GRABBING HER HEAD…..LIONESS TOUCH!!!! THE MODIFIED SNAP DDT CONNECTS AS SHE COVERS HER!!
SG1: NO!!!!! SHE GETS HER SHOULDER UP!!!! Evans rolls out to the apron as Blevins walks over to her! EVANS WITH A JUMPING HIGH KICK, STUNNING BLEVINS!!!! Evans jumps onto the ropes, springboards off it! OH!!!!! SPEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! BLEVINS WITH A SPEAR IN MID AIR!! WHAT?!???
Alicia Ambry: KICK OUT!!!!! WHAT A MATCH WE HAVE HERE IN FRONT OF US!! BOTH WOMEN PUTTING IT ALL ON THE LINE IN THIS MATCH TO NIGHT!!! BLEVINS IS SHOCKED! WE’RE SHOCKED! THE EAW UNIVERSE IS SHOCKED! IF YOU ARE NOT SHOCKED AFTER WHAT JUST HAPPENED, THEN YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE CHANNEL! WHAT A SPEAR IN MID AIR!!
SG1: Blevins is signalling for the end as she lies behind Evans, who is slowly rising up to her feed! ROUNDHOUSE KICK! NO!! EVANS DUCKS THE STRIKE!!! SLEEPER HOLD!!!!! ITS LOCKED IN!! BLEVINS RUNS OVER TO THE CORNER, STEPPING UP AND PINNING DOWN EVANS! NO!! NO! NO!
Alicia Ambry: NO!! CLOSE CALL!! THEY BOTH RISE UP TO THEIR FEET AS THE SAME TIME!!! EVAN ROLLS HER UP IN A SCHOOLBOY PIN!!!!
Alicia Ambry: CLOSE CALL AGAIN!! THEY GET UP AGAIN AS BLEVINS CIRCLES AROUND EVAN, TAKING HER DOWN WITH A BACKSLIDE PIN!!
SG1: Evan slides off the back of Blevins, rebounding off the ropes and CONNECTS WITH A WHEEL KICK!!!! BLEVINS REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES…. CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!!!!!! SHE NEARLY TOOK HER HEAD OFF AS BOTH WOMEN ARE LAID OUT ON THE WRESTLING RING!!!!
Crowd: This is awesome! This is awesome!
Ending 1 [Blevins Wins]
SG1: This is awesome indeed! Both women are using each other as leverage to get up on their feet! They begin to exchange right jabs and left jabs, taking turns as the crowd cheers them on! EVANS OUT OF NOWHERE AS SHE PICKS HER UP FOR THE FALCON ARROW NOW!!! BLEVINS REVERSES IT INTO AN STO!! STOOO DRIVER!!!!!!! THE LIONESSFIRE CONNECTS!! COVER!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Roar” by Katy Perry blasts through the speaker as Constance Blevins collapses onto the mat, smiling. )
Cori Simmons: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…….. CONNNNNNNNNSTANNNNNNNNNCEEEEE BLEEEEVVVVVVINNNNNNNS!!!!
SG1: What a match and I know I’ve said “what a match” a million times in my career but I say it when I mean it. When I watch an amazing match, a five-star classic, you feel like you want more and that’s what I want from both of these two ladies. If these two women cross paths again in their career, expect a ten-star match because trust me, these two women have futures brighter than the lights of a busy city. Constance Blevins somehow walks out of this grueling, badass match as the victor, leaving Mali Evans as the loser. Hats off to both of these women! WOW!
(COMMERCIAL AD: Ketchup flavored buns from Heinz!)
(Kendra Shamez is checking some e-mails at her desk when there’s a knock at the door)
Kendra: Come in.
(The door opens and in walks – Malcolm Jones! He takes off his shades and walks towards the desk)
Malcolm Jones: You look hard at work.
Kendra Shamez: (looks up) Well it beats hardly working. What are you doing here?
Malcolm: I’m just here to support my future baby mama. And to see where we’re at with that other thing.
Kendra: “That other thing” is good to go. I’m surprised Astarea even wants it to begin with.
Malcolm: That’s what I love about my girl – she’s unpredictable. Let’s just say she’s very eager to give that Sonic the Hedgehog looking bitch a taste of what’s to come.
Kendrea: Hmph, I’m sure she is. I’d love to chat more, but I have some things I need to address-
Malcolm: (arms raised) No problem, ma. You do you – and Drillmatic will take care of the rest.
(Kendra nods and looks back at her computer as Malcolm closes the door behind him)
(“Furious 2” — Niklas Gustavsson plays as the crowd gives a positive reaction to the Young Lioness Cup holder, Clara Lovelace who comes out hoisting the cup above her head! She gestures for the crowd to give her a second as she goes to the back before pulling Cameron Ella Ava out with her, which results in exploding cheers. Cameron is wearing a pink coach’s as Clara goes to hug Cameron before posing on the ramp with Cameron looking on.)
Cori Simmons: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Cori Simmons: Introducing first, being accompanied to the ring by Cameron Ella Ava, from Roswell, New Mexico, she is the Young Lioness Cup Holder, CLAAAAAAAAAAARAAAAAAAAAA LOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEEELAAAAAAAACEEEEEEEEE!!
Alicia Amby: Clara Lovelace managed to defeat five other women to become the first ever Young Lioness Cup holder! She has an opportunity for the Specialists Championship in her grasps as she can cash in that YLC cup for it.
SG1: She has one of the most successful women in EAW as her teacher. Clara is learning from the best in the business and it seems like Cam’s teachings have paid off so far. A victory over the Openweight Champion will do wonders for Clara’s career!
(“Roll With Me” — Charli XCX plays as the crowd gives a loud positive reaction to Andrea Valentine, who walks out with the Openweight Championship on her shoulder before raising the title up in the air and posing for the crowd.)
Cori Simmons: And introducing her opponent, from Orlando, Florida, she is the EAW Openweight Champion, ANNNNNNNNDREEEEEEEEAAAAAAAA VAAAALEEEEEENNNNNNTINNNNNNNEEEEEE!!
SG1: Here is a woman who failed to defeat Daisy Thrash at Manifest Destiny! It was well-fought effort effort from the Openweight Champion herself, but she moves past that and forward into this match with Clara Lovelace!
Alicia Amby: With Territorial Invasion around the corner, it was just learned that it is Voltage’s turn to pick a representative. It seems like Prince of Phenomenal, Scott Diamond and Lars Grier should watch this match closely because Andrea has proven to be someone they need to be taken seriously! A victory over Clara will place her back on track as she prepares for her next challenger!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Alicia Amby: The Young Lioness Cup holder, Clara Lovelace versus the EAW Openweight Champion, Andrea Valentine is underway as the two women find themselves in the center of the ring! Andrea extends her hand out for Clara to shake as Clara accepts the handshake with no hesitation at all! What wonderful sportsmanship from these two women. The two women seperate from one another before doing and collar and elbow tie up! Andrea and Clara are trying to push the other to a corner, but Clara seems to be a bit stronger as she pushes Andrea up to the corner! Clara holds Andrea there as the official begins to count!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
SG1: Clara backs away before the five count as she gives Andrea some time to composure herself as Clara looks back at her with a competitive smile! Andrea goes to approach Clara, but Clara connects with an armdrag takedown as Andrea lands on her side as Clara begins to apply pressure onto the arm by bending it back. Andrea spins herself around as she manages to get out of the armdrag takedown as she twists Clara’s arm before standing behind her! Clara counters with an arm twist of her own on Andrea as she is now standing behind Andrea and slams her stomach first against the mat! Clara takes her hands off her back and goes to apply a headlock before getting the Openweight Champion up to her feet again! Cameron Ella Ava is focused ringside as she is looking underneath the bottom rope to seeing Clara apply the headlock on Andrea! Andrea pushes Clara away from her as Clara stops herself dead in her tracks before she collides with the ropes! Andrea tries to connect with a roll up, but Clara rolls over and connects with a low dropkick, sending Andrea to her back!
Cameron Ella Ava: Don’t lose her, Clara! Keep it up!
Alicia Amby: Clara Lovelace stands up to grab Andrea Valentine up to her feet as Clara rams her into the corner! Clara begins to connect with a series of turnbuckle trusts onto Andrea’s stomach, which collides with the turnbuckle! Clara distances herself away from Andrea before she puts her hands up and spins them around before running and connecting with running back elbow that sends Andrea sliding against the turnbuckle and into a seated position! Clara begins to back away once again before she runs and connects with a cannonball senton! Clara rolls herself back up to her feet as she is getting the crowd hyped up! It seems like Clara is having some fun in this match before Cameron Ella Ava is seen talking to Clara about something, pointing at Andrea as Clara goes to grab Andrea! Andrea is back on her feet as Clara grabs Andrea by her arm and whips her to the ropes! Andrea bounces off the ropes as Clara connects with some axe handles, knocking Andrea down the second she gets up to her feet! Clara follows that axe handles by getting a good hold of Andrea’s arm and connecting with a springboard armdrag as Andrea goes flying to the other side of the ring!
SG1: It’s been all Clara Lovelace up to this point! Andrea needs to find a way to get back in this match or she is going to be met with another upset! Clara gets Andrea up and connects with a powerslam that takes The Heart of Empire down! Clara gets Andrea up to a seated position before Clara connects with a seated clothesline on Andrea Valentine! Andrea goes down as Clara gives for the first cover in this match!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TW–
Alicia Amby: Andrea still have life in her! Clara gets Andrea back up to her feet before connecting with a snap suplex that sends Andrea to her back! Clara gets right back up as she has her hands together in preparation for an axe handle! She is shaking her foot as waits for Andrea to get back up to her feet! Andrea is slowly getting back up to her feet as Clara runs and connects with the axe handles! No! Andrea manages to duck out of the way before bouncing from the ropes and connecting with spear takedown! Andrea Valentine is throwing a series of forearms to the skull of Clara Lovelace! Before getting herself up! She gestures for Clara to get up to her feet before connecting with side kick as Clara holds her stomach before Andrea connects with a one-handed bulldog! Clara rolls over to her back as Andrea goes for a cover, but Clara manages to kick out before a count begins! Andrea is the first one to her feet as she grabs Clara up by the arm! Andrea takes a step back before connecting dropkick on Clara’s stomach before Andrea finds herself on her knees! Andrea runs and connects with a hurricanrana as Clara goes face first against the mat!
Cameron Ella Ava: COME ON, CLARA!
SG1: Andrea Valentine gets Clara Lovelace back up before delivering an irish whip as Clara collides with the ropes! Clara holds on to the ropes as Andrea runs and connects with a hesitation dropkick! Clara manages to maintain hold on the ropes as Andrea takes a few steps back before connecting with a giant knee to Clara’s face! This was enough to make Clara lose grasp on the ropes and fall forward! Andrea follows that up with bouncing on the ropes and springing off them on connecting with a springboard roundhouse kick as soon as Clara turned around! Clara falls to her back as Andrea goes for the cover!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
Alicia Amby: Clara Lovelace kicks out at two! Andrea gets Clara up and irish whips her to the corner! Clara goes crashing onto the corner! Andrea runs straight after and connects with some double knees to Clara’s face as Clara stumbles forward to her knees! Andrea gets Clara’s neck with her legs! Andrea Valentine with Valentine’s Massacre! Clara Lovelace goes crashing head first on the mat! Cameron Ella Ava is ringside with a concerned look on her face as it looks like Andrea is close to ending this match! She is clutching her hair as Andrea gets up and is gesturing for Clara to get herself up! Andrea gets on Clara neck! It looks like Andrea is going to connect with Atomic Blonde! No! Clara manages to push Andrea off of her! Clara grabs Andrea by her leg and connects with Continue? The leg drop DDT connects as Andrea holds her leg in pain! Andrea is trying to back away to the ropes. The official of the match checks on Andrea to see if she can continue the match! The leg drop DDT looked quite harsh! Andrea nods and assures the official that she is capable of continuing the match! You got the admire Andrea’s heart! She is The Heart of Empire for a reason!
SG1: Cameron is smacking her hands against the mat as she tries to get Clara to get back into this match! Andrea may have been stalling enough for her to regain some energy and put an end to this match up! Clara Lovelace goes to get Andrea, but Andrea connects with a single leg dropkick with her good leg before bouncing from the ropes and connecting with meteora on Clara before going for a cover there!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO–
Alicia Amby: Clara kicks out at two in a half! Clara finds her way up to her feet as Andrea does soon after! Andrea connects with a sidekick, but Clara holds onto Andrea’s leg as Andrea is bouncing, trying to keep her balance! Clara Lovelace connects with Continue? again! The leg drop DDT connects once again on the same left leg of Andrea Valentine! Andrea is holding her leg in pain as she somehow manages to find her way back up to her feet! Clara keeps up the momentum with connecting with a spinebuster that has Andrea on her back! Clara gets on top of Andrea and begin to connect with a series of forearms to Andrea’s face! Andrea rolls herself into her stomach before Clara begins to connect with a slip n slide before getting herself back up! Clara gives time for Andrea to make it back up to her feet before she runs! Nerf This! The spear connects on Andrea Valentine! No! Andrea manages to move out of the way! Clara stops in her tracks and olds on to the ropes as Andrea gets Clara for a roll up!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
SG1: Clara kicks out and rolls out of the way! Clara was looking to end this match unexpectedly with Nerf This! But, Andrea was aware of what was happening and happily dodged the spear! If that spear would have connected it would have been game over for the Openweight Champion! Both the Openweight Champion and Young Lioness Cup holder make their way up to their feet! Clara connects with a forearm as Andrea takes a step back before connecting with a forearm back! Clara takes a step back before connecting with another forearm, but Andrea takes a step back before she connects with another forearm herself! Clara! Andrea! Clara! Andrea! Clara! Andrea! The two women are trading forearm shots, waiting to see who gets knocked down first! Andrea drops down to her knee as Clara gets on the middle rope, bounces off and falls back to connect with a falling reverse DDT on Andrea Valentine! The two loveable wrestlers find themselves on the mat as Cameron Ella Ava is smacking on the apron, trying to tell Clara to get back on her feet and end this match! Cameron would love nothing more than for her pupil to get an victory over the Openweight Champion! This would do wonders for Clara’s career!
Alicia Amby: The Young Lioness Cup holder is the first one back up to her feet! Clara gets Andrea back up and gets her in position for the hammerlock DDT! Clara is in position for Touch of Claraty! Clara connects! No! Andrea stands her ground as she is refusing for the hammerlock DDT to connect! Clara goes for Touch of Claraty again, but Andrea is refusing to move! Clara tries to connect with the move for the third time, but Andrea counters by connecting with a fisherman’s suplex on Clara Lovelace! This may be the comeback Andrea Valentine needs in order to win the match! Andrea is getting the crowd fired up as she sees Clara getting back up to her feet! Andrea runs and connects with a jumping clothesline, knocking Clara to the ground! Clara gets up, but is met with a jumping clothesline again! Clara gets up again and Andrea goes for a jumping clothesline for the third time in the match! No! Clara connects with the MemeGenerator! The X-Factor connects! Clara quickly goes for the cover!
Jesse Carlton: OOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOO–
SG1: ANDREA VALENTINE KICKS OUT! CLARA LOVELACE IS BAFFLED AS SHE IS LOOKING AT HER SENSEI, CAMERON ELLA AVA FOR WHAT TO DO NEXT!
Cameron Ella Ava: End her, Clara! You have her where you want her! End this match!
Alicia Amby: Clara Lovelace gets Andrea Valentine up, but Andrea with a wheelbarrow stunner on Clara Lovelace! Clara took too much time to end Andrea! Andrea stands up to her feet as she exchanges a “watch this” look at Cameron Ella Ava before getting Clara by the arm and connects with XoXo, the inverted stomp facebreaker is connected on Clara! Clara is a loopy look on her face as she falls to the ground! Wait a minute?
SG1: CAMERON ELLA AVA IS ON THE APRON! ANDREA VALENTINE TAKES HER EYES OFF OF CLARA LOVELACE FOR THE TIME BEING AS SHE EXCHANGES A LOOK AT CAMERON!
Andrea Valentine: What are you doing?
Cameron Ella Ava: Love you, Andrea, but —
Alicia Amby: CAMERON TURNS ANDREA TURNS AROUND AND NERF THIS BY CLARA LOVELACE!
SG1: NO! ANDREA GETS OUT OF THE WAY! CLARA CONNECTS WITH NERF THIS ON CAMERON ELLA AVA AS SHE FALLS ONTO RINGSIDE! CLARA GETS HER HEAD THROUGH THE ROPES TO THE OUTSIDE AS SHE HAS AN APOLOGETIC LOOK TO HER COACH. CAMERON IS SAT DOWN, HOLDING HER STOMACH AS ANDREA TURNS CLARA AROUND AND DELIVERS A SWITCHBLADE KICK, GETTING CLARA TO BEND DOWN BEFORE ANDREA GETS ON HER NECK. CLARA FINDS HERSELF IN A STANDING POSITION WITH ANDREA ON HER SHOULDERS! ANDREA CONNECTS WITH ATOMIC BLONDE! THE STANDING REVERSE FRANKENSTEINER CONNECTS AS ANDREA GOES FOR THE COVER!
Jesse Carlton: OOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Roll With Me” plays as Andrea Valentine gets off Clara Lovelace and back onto her feet. The official hands her the Openweight Championship as she raises it up in the air as the official raises her available arm.)
Cori Simmons: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH, THE EAW OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION, ANNNNDREEEEEEEAAAAAAAA VALEEEEEEEEENNNNTIIIINNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!!
Alicia Amby: The EAW Openweight Champion manages to get the victory over the Young Lioness Cup holder, Clara Lovelace! Andrea Valentine bouncing back from a loss at Manifest Destiny!
SG1: No shame to Clara, who looked amazing throughout the match. If she would have connected with Nerf This on Andrea, there could have been a different when it came to the winner of this match! Andrea took advantage of Clara’s mistake and it benefitted her in the long run!
(Andrea Valentine extends her arm for Clara Lovelace to help herself up. Andrea is heard giving some encouraging words to Clara as the two women hugged before Clara rolls underneath the bottom rope to help Cameron Ella Ava, who is holding her stomach after Clara delivered the spear to her. Clara goes to help Cameron, but Cameron halts her and begins to walk around ringside and up the ramp. Clara follows Cameron up, trying to catch up to her as the scene fades.)
(COMMERCIAL BREAK: Ryan Wilson Enterprises ad!)
(The Pride – Layla Lockhart, Remi Skyfire, Revy, and Mali Evans is seen celebrating backstage with some cheap party favors, courtesy of your local Party City! Remi is standing in the middle, wearing an undersize birthday hat)
Remi Skyfire: You know, I have to say you guys are the best! Throwing a party for my first successful defense with the Specialist Championship!? All these…nifty party favors, and the cake!
Layla Lockhart: It’s Red Velvet! My new friend Constance made it!
Revy: (raised eyebrow) Constance? As in that weird Christian goth chick?
Layla: Yes! And please don’t make fun of her faith – it’s very important to her!
Revy: Okay, Okay! Listen I’m religious too; I’ve been known to blackout drunk of the occasional cathedral back in the day!
Mali Evans: Uh..yeah. Maybe we should dig in? I know Layla can’t until after her match with Consuela.
Layla: Which is coming up next! In fact, I should head to gorill-
Female Voice: Look what we have here.
(Kassidy Heart, Sienna Jade, and Tyler Wolfe walk into view)
Kassidy Heart: Mistake me if I’m wrong, but I didn’t know people celebrate even when they lose!
Layla: This isn’t for Revy and me! This is to celebrate Remi’s win over Raven…
(Layla glares at Tyler)
Layla: And you.
Tyler Wolfe: Listen, twerp, Remi never pinned me. As far as I’m concerned, that victory was a fluke!
(Remi takes off the ridiculous birthday hat)
Remi: Oh really?
Sienna Jade: Heh. I think you made somebody mad.
Tyler: Good. Maybe being mad will make her grow a pair and put that title up for grabs in a real match.
Remi: (glares) Time and place.
(Kassidy rubs her chin)
Kassidy: You know, we could make this interesting. But, you’ll have to agree to it.
Revy: Agree to what!?
Kassidy: Well we need is for you to agree to it – no backing out.
Revy: I don’t know – shady chicks like you gals are always up to something.
(Tyler looks at Kassidy, then Sienna, and finally at Layla)
Tyler: Tell you what. You and I go for another round and we can discuss our terms after. I want to show Remi what she’s in store for,
Layla: Fine. And if I was you, I’d pay close attention to my match tonight!
(Layla steps up to Tyler for a moment and then leaves for her match. Tyler and the Jaded Hearts smile at the rest of The Pride and walk away. Remi, Revy and Mali look after them with caution.)
Cori Simmons: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(‘Unbreakable’ by Fireflight begins to play as fans get on their feet already cheering loudly. Layla emerges from the backstage area as ‘Unbreakable’ plays, smiling at the crowd as she makes her way to the ring. She’s wearing a black t-shirt with a rainbow design that says The Pride on it. )
Cori Simmons: Introducing first…she now hails from Orlando, Florida…she weighs in at one hundred and four pounds…She’s representing THE PRIDE…She’s the WARRIOR PRINCESS….LAYLAAAAA!!!! LOCKHARTTTT!!!!
SG1: Layla Lockhart on her way to the ring at this time! Layla has been like a roller coaster so far this season, it seems. One up and one down pretty much every step, but it’s still a long season. Still plenty of time to find the kind of momentum that’s needed to get back into the title picture after coming up a bit short against the Empire Tag Team Champions at Manifest Destiny!
Alicia: Yes, agreed SG1! Close, but no cigar for Layla and Revy of The Pride at Manifest Destiny! That shouldn’t be allowed to stop them though from winning something eventually, and all it takes is one match, one win to steer one in the right direction. Both ladies have something to prove tonight, so this should definitely be an interesting one to watch as it all unfolds!
(Layla is shown posing for pictures with young fans at ringside before sliding under the ropes and running to the corner turnbuckle, climbing up and posing before blowing a kiss out to them and doing a reverse somersault backflip into the ring, and then claps her hands and nods her head in approval as she awaits her opponent.)
(‘Fire’ by BTS replaces ‘Unbreakable’ as Consuela Rose Ava appears on the entrance stage. She has her hands on her hips, and she focuses in on her opponent. Then she proceeds to walk down the ramp to the ring. )
Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent….she now resides in Barcelona, Spain…she weighs in at one hundred and twenty pounds….She’s ‘THE PERFECTIONIST’….CONSUELAAAAA! ROSE! AVAAAAA!!!!
SG1: Well, while Layla may have plenty to prove herself, so too does this lady who by the way is a former two time Specialist Champion! She’s from the famous Ava clan, but lately she’s been in a rut. A win tonight would do wonders in terms of getting back on track and going in the right direction!
Alicia: Indeed. It’s been a bumpy road as of late for Consuela, but like you said SG1. Sometimes it just takes one match, one win to turn it all around. It should be interesting to say the least, since they both NEED this one!
(The referee signals for the bell as both ladies are looking ready to go.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: Alight the bell has sounded and this one is underway! Both ladies circling the ring here. Consuela looks to be confident as she slowly paces around the ring with Layla giving close follow in pursuit! Now both ladies move in on each other. Consuela looking for the collar and elbow tie up but Layla using her quickness ducks under just out of the reach of Consuela! Layla locking Consuela into a waistlock but Consuela quickly looking for the hip toss on Layla but Layla is blocking it! Consuela though transitions herself out and twisting the arm and elbow of Layla! But Layla adapting right away as she now reverse flips through to get out of the twisting arm hold but she now reverses it on Consuela! Consuela tries to fight out of this predicament by reversing it again but this time Layla wrenches at the arm of Consuela causing Consuela to slightly yelp! Consuela tries to take a swing at Layla with her free arm but to no avail as she ducks the short arm clothesline attempt letting go of Consuela in the process and delivers an arm drag to ‘The Perfectionist’ by ‘The Warrior Princess’! Consuela back up quickly coming at Layla but again too quick is the ‘Warrior Princess’ as she’s able to position herself perfectly to deliver yet another arm drag to Consuela! This time Consuela not so quick getting back to her feet as Layla grabs Consuela and Irish whips her but this is reversed sending Layla to the ropes! Coming back Layla looking for the single leg dropkick but Consuela was ready for such an attack as she baseball slides under and avoids the contact! Consuela trying to hook Layla from behind with a waistlock but Layla reaches back and grabs Consuela before Consuela can pull a move off and Layla brings Consuela over her shoulder with force with a snapmare takedown that she transitions into a headlock to the sitting Consuela Rose Ava! Layla Lockhart showing her grappling ability early on here perhaps taking Consuela a little by surprise! I don’t think she expected this right from the get-go! But Consuela the bigger of the two by almost seven inches using that and her overall strength advantage to manage herself slowly back into a standing vertical base with Layla still latching on the headlock! Consuela is about up! And she’s free from the headlock! She sends Layla to the ropes once more and Consuela catches her with a kick to the sternum area which causes Layla to keel over holding her midsection! This gives her time to attack Layla with a facebuster against the knee which takes Layla down! Consuela crawls into a single leg cover!
Alicia: And the kickout by Layla! Consuela grabs Layla up only to put her back down on the canvas with a body slam! This is followed up by multiple elbow drops to the chest area of Layla Lockhart! Consuela then rebounds off the ropes with a running leg drop onto Layla! Consuela grabs up Layla and hard whips her to the corner! Consuela smartly moves in slowly instead of rushing into an attack against the quicker Layla Lockhart! OWWW!! A flying clotheline to Layla in the corner that knocks some of the wind out of her! Consuela now in complete control of the situation as she now is blatantly using her boot to choke Lockhart in the corner! Layla is helpless to prevent this choke! Only the referee can break the hold, and he reaches the count of four and finally takes it upon himself to physically grab the leg of Consuela to make her break it and then admonishes ‘The Perfectionist’ and her actions as she puts her hands up as she backs away a step or two to give Layla room to recover just a little! Consuela now has Layla and is looking for the DDT but Layla shoots back with fist shots to the midsection of Consuela! Now an elbow to midsection! Consuela releases as Layla rebounds off the looking for the swinging neckbreaker coming back but Consuela breaks away from Layla’s grasp a the last moment but she grabs Layla instead and delivers a beautiful backflip knee arm drag that sends Layla right over and hitting the canvas with some authority in that throw! Layla trying to recover as Consuela moves in on her! Consuela now rebounding off the ropes but Layla anticipates it and sends the incoming Consuela over the top rope where she lands on the apron! Layla now realizes it but a forearm shiver rocks Layla as Consuela climbs to the top turnbuckle now! Missile Dropkick finds it’s target by Consuela onto the helpless Layla Lockhart! Consuela hooking the leg for the cover!
SG1: And a close call there! Layla kicksout! Layla showing the resiliency that The Pride is known for, that she’s much noted for! Consuela now grabbing up Layla applying a side headlock from one knee as Layla is struggling in the hold! Layla having a hard time here as Consuela continues to keep the hold tightly applied here! All the struggling isn’t going to make things any easier! The referee checking on Layla making sure she can breath I would assume! Consuela perfectly legal right now! Consuela trips Layla up now and grabs both arms of Layla while locking her legs! Consuela now applying even more pressure this time on the upper extremities and back area of Layla with this surfboard maneuver! Layla yelling out in obvious pain! The referee checking with Layla, but Layla keeps shaking her head ‘NO’! Consuela really showing off her wrestling mat ability here that we don’t see a whole lot of! She’s been in such complete control for the last several minutes! Consuela stretching Layla like a pretzel! How much of this can Layla take!?? Consuela though has now released that submission hold as well! Consuela does a small pose for the crowd while Layla lays on the canvas trying to recover! Consuela now connecting with hard thrust kicks to the back of Layla and Layla feeling every one of them! And now Consuela applying a single leg Boston Crab! Layla some inches away from the ropes but she’s struggling against the pressure being applied from this submission maneuver by Consuela! Layla using her arm strength however and she’s NOT GOING FOR ROPES! LOOK!!! SHE’S REVERSING THE MOMENTUM! SHE USED HER ARM STRENGTH TO SHOVE CONSUELA OFF BALANCE AND NOW LAYLA HAS THE SINGLE LEG BOSTON CRAP APPLIED! Consuela struggling with the pressure on but she’s able to fight out of it! Both ladies get to their feet at the same time! Small package by Layla to Consuela!
Alicia: Kickout! That got a two count for Layla who’s right back to her feet again to meet Consuela! BOTTLE ROCKET!!! LAYLA JUST SPEARED CONSUELA RIGHT OUT OF HER BOOTS! BUT SHE’S NOT DONE! SHE’S BEEN GROUNDED AND OFF HER FEET FOR SO LONG SHE MUST FEEL LIKE A ROCKET RIGHT NOW THE WAY SHE’S UP AND MOVING SO SPRYLY AT THE MOMENT LOOKING TO QUICKEN THE PACE!!! HURRICANRANA THAT TAKES CONSUELA RIGHT BACK DOWN! Layla picking Consuela up here and whips her to the ropes! ROUNDHOUSE KICK DROPS CONSUELA RIGHT WHERE SHE STANDS! Layla now going outside the ropes! She’s perhaps looking for what she calls ‘Infinity and Beyond’! Layla leaps up on the top rope! She leaps off into a springboard 450 splash! Infinity and Beyond! But Consuela moves out of dodge as Layla catches her self bracing her fall as Consuela rolls out of the ring to stop this momentum swing that’s now gone in the favor of the Warrior Princess! The crowd not agreeing with Consuela’s actions! But can you blame her!!?? Layla now stepping between the second and top rope and Consuela doesn’t see her! The referee has reached the count of three so far! Consuela turns around! SPRINGBOARD ASAI MOONSAULT BY LAYLA ONTO CONSUELA! HIGH RISK! THIS TIME HIGH REWARD! Both ladies down now as the referee has reached the count of seven! Layla recovers first and she rolls Consuela into the ring to break the count! Layla picks up Consuela and whips her to the ropes! Consuela ducks the roundhouse kick by Layla! She rebounds with the Thesz Press on Layla! Consuela pummeling her with stiff rights as Layla tries to cover up! Consuela now back in charge as she grabs Layla up and then whips her to the corner! Consuela showing her athletic ability with multiple flips right into an elbow smash to the face of Layla! Northern lights suplex by Consuela to Layla! Layla’s shoulders are on the mat!
SG1: And Layla’s still kicking! She’s still alive! And this capacity crowd is behind her as she tries to will her way back into this contest! Consuela goes for an elbow drop and misses her mark as Layla was able to roll out of the way in time! Both ladies back to their feet! Layla ducks a roundhouse from ‘The Perfectionist’! ENZIGIRI TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF CONSUELA! BUT THAT WASN’T ENOUGH BY LAYLA TO KNOCK CONSUELA OFF HER FEET! LAYLA COMING AT CONSUELA AGAIN!! TORNADO DDT!! LAYLA OUTSIDE ON THE APRON AGAIN!! SHE CLIMBS THE ROPES!! TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!! OUCH!! CONSUELA GETTING THE KNEES UP AS LAYLA COMES CRASHING DOWN! CONSUELA UP QUICKLY ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! MOONSAULT ONTO THE PRONE LAYLA LOCKHART!! NO!! NO SHE MISSES HER TARGET!! LAYLA MOVES AWAY JUST IN TIME!! A REDEMPTION OF SORTS THERE FOR LAYLA!! Layla up still favoring her midsection area as she moves in toward Consuela! Atomic drop on Consuela! And another! Layla going for a cutter but it’s blocked! Consuela shoving Layla away before she could complete the move! LEAPING REVERSE STO BY LAYLA TO CONSUELA!! LAYLA WITH THE COVER!!
Alicia: And another kickout by Consuela! Layla a bit disappointed as the crowd appears to be that that wasn’t it! Layla pulls Consuela back to her feet but Consuela with a knee to the midsection of Layla again! Standing side kick to the face of Layla that sends her staggering back a few steps! Consuela follows up with a bulldog-NO! Layla forces Consuela to the ropes looking to pull something off here! But no such thing is gonna happen on the watch of ‘The Perfectionist’ as she instinctively grabs the ropes before Layla could pull off a move which sends Layla to the canvas! Layla might have been looking for her finisher Carousel Of Progress! But Layla quickly back to her feet! She dodges the oncoming La Rodilla de la Muerte – that running knee from Consuela! Layla looking for the cutter! NO! Consuela escapes! Consuela going for a german suplex but Layla blocking it here! WAIT A MINUTE! LAYLA REVERSES THE GERMAN SUPLEX ATTEMPT INTO A VICTORY ROLL PIN!
SG1: Consuela kicks out just a millisecond too late!
(‘Unbreakable’ picks up as the crowd reacts with loud cheers as the Warrior Princess is on both knees somewhat shocked that she pulled it off, but not nearly as shocked as Consuela at this moment.)
Cori Simmons: Here is your winner by PINFALL…..LAYLAAAAAA!!! LOCKHARRRRTTTT!!!
(The referee raises the hand of the Warrior Princess who’s all smiles as she pumps her fist up high with her free hand.)
Alicia: What an upset! There’s no way around that! Layla, she just beat a former two time Specialist Champion! And Consueala can do is shake her head in absolute dejection and disappointment here! She sitting still. I don’t think she’s even fully processed her next move, well, because she hasn’t moved.
SG1: Certainly a heartbreaking loss for Consuela! Given that she really needed this one to perhaps in the very least put her name in the discussion again for a potential title opportunity in the future, this definitely has to be a hard one to take! But congratulations to Layla Lockhart on a very hard fought, hard earned victory!
(Layla is now slapping hands with fans at ringside as she makes her way toward the ramp as Consuela is shown again with her head down with her hand on her forehead in disappointment still unmoved before finally rising up and sliding out of the ring with the look of disappointment on her face as the shot goes to black.)
(COMMERCIAL BREAK: Dynasty Revolution ad!)
(The camera opens to SG1 and Alicia Amby)
Alicia Amby: Earlier this week I got to sit down with the Iconic War Queen herself, Stephanie Matsuda at her Brooklyn home. We talked about a variety of issues including her match against Cameron Ella Ava, life as a champion, and what’s next for her. Let’s take a look.
(PRE-RECORDED: The camera opens to Alicia Amby and Stephanie “Cloud” Matsuda sitting inside her cozy Brooklyn loft just above the War Room Dojo. Cloud is wearing a faded, vintage “Alterbridge” Ryan Adams shirt and torn jeans. Alicia is wearing a simple blue t-shirt and jean shorts.)
Alicia Amby: Thank you for inviting me into your home, Stephanie. I like the style…it has kind of a retro feel to it.
Stephanie Matsuda: You have to thank Monica for that. She’s into that stuff. I’m just whatever about it and let her do the decorating.
Alicia: Speaking of Monica, you announced to the world about your engagement PFP weekend. Is there a date set?
Stephanie: Not officially, but we’re looking at a date midway through 2019? For now, we’re focused on my championship reign.
Alicia: So, what is it like having your partner as your manager?
Stephanie: Monica handles the day to day stuff like setting up my schedule, meetings, and staying in my butt about my physical training. Mao Ichimichi is still my agent and handles my contracts and sponsorships. It gets easier to think about my fights when I have other people watching over the other stuff.
Alicia: Do you still teach at the War Room Dojo?
Stephanie: Unfortunately, I don’t have time at the moment. Billy and Jimmy Wilde are running the school alongside Kevin Maverick. EAW’s strict schedule didn’t suit them, so they’re staying on the indies for a little longer.
Alicia: Sounds like life has changed drastically for you.
Stephanie: It has. I don’t get to spend that much time with my family and friends like I used to. I haven’t taught a class at the dojo in six months. My kids – the ones I got from the Deimos home – are right there across the street and I barely see them. The matron and case manager sees them more than I do. But, everyone knows and understands why I choose this life and how it benefits them as well. The brownstone next door where the Hunter family lives have been paid for. My late mentor’s wife no longer has to work overtime at the hospital. My success has open doors around the world for my students, including Serenity Scorpio and Jocelyn Sky. JET has seen a recent resurgence of talent because everyone knows that’s where I got my big break! (smiles) Hell, I live on one of the few ungentrified blocks in Bushwick because I bought some of the apartments and houses just to keep the rent down so the people around me don’t have to move. I’m not trying to save the world or anything – I’m just trying to protect what I hold dear. I love Brooklyn, adore my friends and family, I’m proud of my heritage, and god damn it I can’t live without pro wrestling! Being in the position I’m in allows me to share the blessings I’ve received with everyone else – f–k being rich, Alicia. I barely buy things for myself; I can rock a t-shirt and sweatpants for the rest of my life. But these millions I’m making? It empowers my environment. You could say I’m taking a strengths-based approach to my new found success. I’m working closely with local agencies to open transitional housing for homeless LGBTQ youth. People wonder if I’m getting enough rest and quite honestly, I’m not. I barely slept before my match with Cameron and it showed.
Alicia: I was going to ask about that. How do you feel now that you defeated one of the greatest wrestlers in the world?
Stephanie: It wouldn’t be the first time I did something like that. I retired Cleopatra from active competition; Cailin Dillon was a bonafide future Hall of Famer before I snapped her body in half. The stronger my opponent, the harder I fight. Ryan Marx was never the same after he fought me – didn’t he disappear like a month after Road to Redemption? When people cross paths with the War Queen it changes them. You have Cam running around coaching the future of the business; Sienna Jade and Madison Kaline are in some kind of funk, and Astarea is in full Super Saiyan mode. For better or worse, I force change everywhere I go. When you’re in the ring with me it’s not just a physical battle – it’s a philosophical debate. It’s your lifestyle versus mine – your beliefs, training, and values are put up against my own! It’s a war of wills where the last person standing validates their reason for fighting. So far, my desire for victory vastly outweighs anyone else’s narrative. I understand how an EAW champion can change the world – something very few champions, in general, has realized. People can talk about how badass they are, or how they a great champion – pfft, nobody’s touching me, Alicia. I’m currently the longest actively reigning world champion in EAW. And if EAW is the best promotion in the world…well, I guess that makes me the best champion in the world.
Alicia: Uh…what are you trying to say?
Stephanie: Something they may or may not make it to air: I don’t care what belt anyone else wears be it on Team Mystic on Saturdays, Team Valor on Fridays, or Team Instinct on Sundays. I’m the team leader in this bitch.
(Alicia laughs, but immediately stops when she sees the serious look in Matsuda’s eyes)
Stephanie: I will crush any Kingdom that stands against me, climb Olympus and make any so-called Messiah tap. At any time I can go back to JET and reclaim that world title. I can reign over lethal angels, run Rose City, run a DIVISION, or maybe I could keep it old school and be the War Queen of an…extreme wrestling corporation.
Alicia: Did you just –
Stephanie: Yes, I took it there. In fact, the social media team can put this on Twitter because I’m issuing an open challenge to anyone out there claiming to be the best world champion. The EAW Unified Women’s Champion is the most prestigious belt because I deem it so. Thursday Night Empire is the best brand not just on EAW but in the industry because of WE on the roster. I’m not just queen of a bunch of divas, I’m a god damn war general presiding over a league of cold-blooded assassins. Don’t let their looks fool you – the women of Empire doesn’t make it easy for me to hold on to this belt. Cam didn’t make it easy for me. It’s because of them I am the best in the world – not just of my own admission. A champion is only as good as her challengers, and if I defeated the likes of Jael Arcana-Rosario, Sienna Jade, Madison Kaline, and Cameron Ella Ava – ALL former champions mind you, then what does that say about me? Your currently Empress of Elite? I already beat her once. Can I do it again? We’ll have to see. But I’ll tell you this much – all eyes will be on Astarea along her road to redemption. I’ll be waiting for you, sweets.
(Stephanie takes a sip of water)
Stephanie: I’m sorry Alicia, but I have to cut this interview short.
Alicia: Actually, that was excellent. Thank you for your time.
(The camera fades during a wide shot of Alicia and Cloud)
(FINAL COMMERICAL BREAK: Territorial Invasion ad!)
(Cori Simmons is standing in the middle of the ring)
Cori Simmons: The following match is scheduled for one fall and it is tonight’s main event! First, making her way to the ring…
(“Raise Hell” by Dorothy plays as Daisy Thrash runs out to a standing ovation)
Cori: From Seattle, WA! Weighing in at 115lbs…Daisy Thrash!
SG1: Daisy Thrash is making it her mission tonight to prove the doubters wrong once more! In what was considered to be a women’s match of the year contender, Daisy Thrash defeated EAW Openweight Champion Andrea Valentine in what many considered to be the upset of the night!
Alicia Amby: Ever since she’s come back, Daisy has shown a lot of initiative! Maybe this is a sign that she’s improving? We could be seeing a brand new Daisy Thrash!
SG1: Well I’m sure her opponent would want to put that to the test!
(Daisy Thrash climbs into the ring and makes a rock n’ roll symbol to the fans. “F.U.U.” by Dream Wife plays as Sienna Jade walks out with the Empire Tag Team Championship around her waist.)
Cori: Her opponent! From Calgary, Alberta, Canada, by way of San Diego, CA! Weighing at 135 lbs…she is one half of the EAW Empire Tag team Champions…Sienna! Jade!
SG1: There’s something different about Ms. Jade…
Alicia: I don’t think she got implants…
SG1: It’s her demeanor. She seems to be more serious than usual.
Alicia: She did come off a successful tag defense. Maybe she wants to continue the momentum. She claims to not have the best showing at the EOE though she did make it to the semis, but lost a shot at the Specialist Championship.
SG1: That might be messing with her head when you think about it. A few months ago she was on top of the world as REVOLT’s only Freeweight Champion. Now she’s far away from the world title scene after being dethroned by Stephanie Matsuda.
Alicia: Well the door is open for Matsuda’s next competitor. Maybe after a couple of strong wins, she’ll have another shot.
SG1: We’ll see.
(Sienna Jade climbs into the ring and faces off with Daisy Thrash)
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: Referee Jesse Carlton calls for the bell and we are well underway here at the Taco Bell Arena! Sienna Jade and Daisy Thrash are circling around each other, trying to find an opening! Both women lock-up! Jade succeeds with a high wristlock, and flips Thrash onto her back! She follows up with an armlock, and tightens the hold! Thrash is screaming in pain, but she rolls back to her feet and reverses with a waistlock! Standing dropkick to the back Sienna Jade!
Alicia: Jade hits the mat hard! Thrash delivers a stomp to the spine and picks up Jade by the hair. Backfist to the face! Sienna is knocked back, but Daisy stays on her! She whips her to the corner – Jade dodges the high knee! Daisy avoids crashing by jumping to the outside apron! Sienna grabs Daisy by the head and pushes her face-first into the turnbuckle! Daisy stumbles down the ring steps from the impact, adding insult to injury! Jade wastes no time climbing to the top as Daisy struggles to get to her feet – STARSTRUCK!! JADE HITS THE TOP ROPE MOONSAULT FROM THE OUTSIDE! X MARKS THE SPOT! What amazing height and agility from the Empire Tag Team Champion!
(An instant replay shows Jade pulling off a successful top rope moonsault)
SG1: Sienna Jade has a rocky start, but she seems to have things back in order! Before the ref could start the count, she rolls Daisy back into the ring and follows suit! She starts crawling towards her opponent and rakes her back! Daisy’s squirming around in pain as the ref chastizes Jade for her actions!
Alicia: You can never underestimate the ruthlessness of this woman. Whenever she’s cornered, she’ll fight back tooth and nail!
SG1: Sienna sits on the back of Thrash and applies a camel clutch! Oh my god! Thrash’s spine is being stretched to its very limits!
Alicia: Daisy’s in a tight spot as Jade waste no time going for a submission! You can tell that she wants to end things as fast as possible!
SG1: The ref is checking on Thrash, but she’s showing no signs of giving up! Sienna’s yelling in her ear, telling her to give in! Jade wants to end things here and now, but Thrash is staying strong! She’s trying to crawl towards the ropes! Jade is attempting to pull her back! Daisy’s doing everything in her power to make it to the ropes! Jade tries to transition to into the Temptress- DAISY ELBOWS HER WAY FREE! Thrash is on her feet- TRASH COUNTERS A CHOP WITH A JAPANESE ARM DRAG! Jade lands on her back, but bounces back to her feet! She ducks the lariat! Daisy rebounds off the ropes- SHINING WIZARD!!! Thrash is down! Sienna heads to the corner and climbs to the top! It looks like she’s going for another Starstruck, but Daisy rolls under the ropes! Jade hops down to the apron and hits Thrash with a running knee lift! Thrash falls off the apron and back onto the floor! Sienna hops down after her, eager to mount an offense!
Alicia: Sienna grabs Daisy, but Thrash fights back by pushing her into the apron! Sienna’s clutching her back, but Daisy gives her no breathing room as she hangs Jade! on the apron! APRON DDT! Jade’s head was driven into the ringside mat! This is the bad ass side of Daisy we rarely get to see! Someone who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty!
SG1: Thrash rolls Sienna back into the ring and slides in! She goes for a pin!
SG1: Jade kicks out! The fans are beginning to rally behind Daisy Thrash as she picks up her opponent! Ouch, she’s bending her hand backward! Sienna drops to a knee, begging Daisy to let go! BIONIC ELBOW ATOP THE HEAD! Sienna falls over, stunned! Thrash goes for an ankle lock, but she’s kicked away! Sienna jumped to her feet! She immediately grabs Thrash and starts delivering stiff knees to the midsection! One! Two! Three! Four! NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX! She has a bridge!
Aicia: Daisy gets the shoulder up! Sienna looks annoyed, but she needs to stay focused! FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Daisy’s in pain! Sienna has a her number as she yanks back the arm! Daisy’s crying out, but she managed to get a foot on the ropes!
SG1: Sienna lets go of the hold and backs away! Trash curls up into a ball, holding her arm in pain! They ref may have brown the hold, but Sienna is still in this!She picks up Daisy and STRIKES HER ACROSS THE CHEST WITH A KNIFE EDGE CHOP! YOU CAN HEAR THE ATTACK ECHO FROM HERE! Thrash is clutching her chest as she whips her to the corner! SHINING WIZARD! The knee connects! She grabs Thrash and whips her into another corner! SECOND SHINING WIZARD! SIENNA’S ON FIRE! Daisy stumbles out from the corner as Jade looks on with a predatory gaze. She grabs Daisy’s arm…WITCHES HAMMER-
Alicia: ANARCHY IN THE WA!!! DAISY CAUGHT SIENNA WITH THE THESZ PRESS! SHE’S RAINING DOWN A SERIES OF PUNCHES ON HER FACE! WHAT A COUNTER! THRASH IS SHIFTING IN HIGH GEAR AS SHE HITS THE ROPES! SHINING WITCH! DAISY’S MODIFIED SHINING WIZARD CONNECTS!
SG1: Thrash is wasting no time climbing the nearest turnbuckle! She’s going for the Roxysault! The adrenaline is pumping through her veins if she was able to take two shining wizards and strike back with one of her own! Sienna might be in danger as Daisy squats atop the top turnbuckle…ROXYSAULT!
Alicia: NO DICE! DAISY HITS THE MAT WITH A THUD! SIENNA JADE WAS ABLE TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY IN TIME! Jade gets back to her feet and slowly picks up Thrash who’s too hurt to fight back! Jade applies the facelock, looking for the RDG bridging fisherman suplex- DAISY’S FIGHTING BACK! SHE’S HITTING HER RIBS WITH SEVERAL FOREARMS! SHE’S CLUBBING ON SIENNA’S BACK! YOU CAN SEE THE DESPERATION IN HER EYES!
SG1: Sienna pushes her away- AND DODGES AN EAT THE RICH SPINNING WHEEL KICK! Daisy lands on her feet- AND DUCKS A SECOND WITCHES HAMMER! She counters with an Irish whip! Jade rebounds from the ropes- MATRIX EVASION UNDER A SECOND EAT THE RICH! Sienna has her! CLAPBACK!! DAISY COLLAPSES! SIENNA GOES FOR THE PIN!
SG1: DAISY KICKS OUT!
Alicia: The fans are on their feet as the Razor Snowflake finds life again! Sienna is hitting the mat in frustration! She thought she had things game, set, and match! She picks up Daisy and starts kneeing her in the gut! She’s going for the RDG again! Daisy fights out of it! THIS KNEE SMASHES FASCISTS!!! SIENNA’S LAID OUT BY THE SINGLE LEG FACEBREAKER!!! DAISY MAKES THE COVER!
Alicia: SIENNA KICKS OUT!!!
SG1: The Jaded one of the Jaded Hearts looks like she just saw her life flash before her eyes! Now Daisy’s going through the same frustration her opponent felt! She kip-ups and signals to the crowd! She could be setting up for the No Pasaran! She picks up Sienna and moves behind her! Sienna counters with a hip toss! Daisy rolls to her feet and jumps at her for a wheelbarrow roll-up!!!!
Alicia: Sienna reverses and is now on top!!
SG1: Daisy gets Jade’s shoulder’s on the mat!
Alicia: SIENNA REVERSES!
SG1: DAISY ROLLS ON TOP AND SECURES THE PIN WITH A PRAWN HOLD!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Raise Hell” by Dorothy plays as Daisy rolls off Sienna with a shocked look on her face! She slides out of the ring just as the enraged tag champ lunges at her!)
Cori Simmons: Your winner by pinfall…DAISY THRASH!!!
SG1: WOW! She did it! Daisy Thrash had just pinned Sienna Jade, a former women’s champion! One half of the current Empire Tag team Champions!
Alicia: Daisy used some quick thinking at the very end to win that game of pin reversals! This is the second biggest win of her career! First Andrea Valentine at Manifest Destiny and now Sienna Jade tonight! If she keeps this up, she could find herself back in title contention!
(Daisy Thrash is tapping her head at a furious Sienna Jade, who’s shaking the ring, screaming bloody murder. The camera switches to backstage where Kassidy Heart and Tyler Wolfe are watching the TV screen)
Tyler Wolfe: I told you this would happen.
(Tyler shakes her head and walks off as Kassidy stares on with a concerned look on her face as she holds her tag belt close.)
(EAW logo buzzes)