( EAW Intro plays )

( We get a recap to last week’s episode of Empire, with scenes from the main event where Stephanie Matsuda battled against the up and coming Empire star Constance Blevins with Astraea Jordan as the special guest referee. After some highlights of the back and forth action, as well as Astraea Jordan’s mind games on Matsuda, we cut to the tail end of the match where the lights would go out and return with only one woman left standing in the ring — Madison Kaline! Gruesome images of a bloody and damaged Matsuda, Jordan and Blevins are all shown, and Madison is seen with a cold and callous smile on her face as we see reaction shots of the fans horrified at the gruesome imagery. The recap ends with Madison Kaline leaving the arena leaving behind a stunned Flannery McCoy and Kendra Shamez. )

( Cut open to a panoramic shot of the cheering sell out audience in the Little Caesars Arena. )

( Screen Bar: DETROIT, MI )

SG1: We are just one week away from one of the biggest events in the history of EAW as Territorial Invasion looms in the distance! Welcome everybody to THURSDAY NIGHT EMPIRE!

( “True Love” by CFO$ plays as the crowd erupts into a massive ovation. Sienna Jade, Kassidy Heart and Tyler Wolfe all walk out to the ring sporting their ring gear and “JWH – Jaded Wolfe Hearts” crop tops. )

SG1: And for the first time ever, EAW Empire is represented in the headline of TI as these three women — the Jaded Wolfe Hearts — set to go into battle against Dynasty, Showdown and Voltage in the third ever War Games match! SG1 here alongside Alicia Amby, Alicia how do you like our odds going into War Games in 10 days?

Alicia Amby: I’ve got to say SG just the fact that these three are walking out here tonight, receiving this kind of ovation from the Empire crowd, says so much about how ready they are! The Jaded Wolfe Hearts are showing solidarity by coming out here together to address the Empire fans here in this sold out house tonight in Detroit, Michigan!

( Kassidy Heart is handed a microphone, and “True Love” dies down over the speakers leaving only the cheering audience that can be heard. Kassidy looks around and smiles, and her two JWH teammates stand by confidently. )

Crowd: JADED WOLFE HEARTS! (clap, clap, clap), JADED WOLFE HEARTS! (clap, clap, clap), JADED WOLFE HEARTS! (clap, clap, clap)

Kassidy Heart: I’m pleasantly surprised by this heroes welcome we’re receiving! It’s amazing to see all of the support the three of us have been getting both in the locker room and now out here by all of you fans. It almost feels contrived in a way, almost like the only reason we’re getting this kind of fanfare is because we’re about to hand Empire the biggest set of bragging rights it has ever received since its inception.

Sienna Jade: And you all would be correct, so we’ll take the heros welcome! And we’re also taking over the War Games match and sending three inferior, lackluster shit-shows they call ‘teams’ into complete obscurity. Because when the Jaded Wolfe Hearts are done with those hacks over there on Voltage, and those overrated bums over on Dynasty, and those LOSERS that they’ve lopped together on Showdown, we will show not only all of you but all of EAW exactly why the Jaded Wolfe Hearts are unfuckwithable.

( Huge ovation from the crowd. )

Tyler Wolfe: Unsurprisingly our opponents in the War Games mock us, they doubt us, they ridicule us for the same tired reasons —

Sienna: “bEcAuSe YoUrE wOmEn”

Tyler: Yeah, that and a load of other crap. The fact is out of all of these teams, we are the only ones who have a unit that has been proven to be effective. What the hell does Showdown have? Diamond Cage and the remnants of a dead stable? Or how about Dynasty, two overrated lap dogs and an old man? And don’t get me started on Voltage, we already handed that overcompensating little chihuahua Charlie Marr his own ass and we’ll damn sure be able to do it again.

Kassidy: Couldn’t agree more hun. What you boys need to understand is that there’s a major, major difference between you and between us. You sad losers are just all talk, and the Jaded Wolfe Hearts…

( Kassidy and Sienna unhook their Empire Tag Team Championships around their waist and hold them up. )

Kassidy: We’re all results.

Sienna: Couldn’t have said it any better my love. Me and Kass will both be entering the War Games with championships and after she beats that butch dyke with an Asian fetish, so will Tyler will be joining us in the championship parade. And by that I mean actual valid championships, not participation trophies like what they gave Kinkade and Marr. Not placeholder championships like what Ripley and Nikolas walk around with. We have proven ourselves as individual talents and we have proven ourselves as a team more than the other 9 of you combined. So before you think about belittling us how about you try getting on our level —

“ILLEST MOTHERFUCKER ALIVE!”

( The crowd reacts in shock as gold lights flash from the stage, and Theron Nikolas walks out to the stage by himself wearing a 1% t-shirt with a microphone held in his right hand. The Jaded Wolfe Hearts direct their attention towards the stage, collectively rolling their heads, and Theron stops at the top of the ramp allowing his music to die down before speaking. )

Theron Nikolas: Hi ladies–

( Before Theron can continue, the crowd drowns him out with boos. Theron starts laughing at the hate he’s getting and waits for the boos to die down before continuing. )

Theron: I get it, I’m in enemy territory. That’s fine, but you fans don’t have to worry and neither do you three because I promise you, I only come here in peace. Maybe you’d have something to worry about if DDD and Jack were with me but I told them I wanted to show up here alone and represent myself as the captain of my team in the War Games match.

Kassidy: God damn it Theron, what the hell do you want?

Theron: Well you know I really only showed up tonight to do some scouting of the enemy, but listening to you guys come out here and address us, I started to feel a connection to you guys. I’m beginning to believe that the Jaded Wolfe Hearts and The 1% are more alike than we are different. I mean you said it yourselves, Voltage and Showdown are inferior in every way possible. Those other groups don’t stand a chance against us, and as a matter of fact they’re nothing more than filler in that match to begin with.

Kassidy: Hurry up and get to the point.

Theron: My point is…. I’m a student of the game, and I know you three are as well. Anyone who knows anything about the War Games match knows that the War Games can be decided without involvement from either of us. If Diamond Cage, the team leader of Showdown manages to pin one of those “participation trophy” carriers on Voltage, you and I both lose. Now ask yourselves, is that fair?

You know the answer to that, it’s not. It doesn’t prove who’s better, it doesn’t prove anything at all other than the fact that some poorly lumped together stable got lucky and got one over on the superior talents. So if you three are smart, you would join us.

( The Jaded Wolfe Hearts look at each other in confusion. )

Theron: Join DDD Jack and I in eliminating the threat. Numbers are everything, the luck of the draw is everything. Let’s take those sons of bitches out and then we will have the War Games as our playing ground to truly settle who is the superior team between the Jaded Wolfe Hearts and the 1%. What do you say?

( Sienna, Tyler and Kassidy talk to each other. )

SG1: Please don’t tell me they’re actually considering this..

Alicia: You’ve got to admit that Theron makes a lot of sense!

Crowd: NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

( The JWH finish discussing the offer, and Tyler takes the mic from Kassidy and turns back to Theron. )

Tyler: You drive a pretty hard bargain Theron, I’ve gotta admit that. So I’ll tell you what, you can depend on us to dominate in the War Games match.

( Theron grins and nods. )

Tyler: And you, DDD and Jack… can all go fuck yourselves.

( The crowd explodes with a huge pop and Theron rolls with the punches nodding his head and laughing. )

Theron: Cool. Ok, now how about I hear from the Jaded Wolfe Hearts member who knows how to actually win big matches. Kassidy, what do you say?

Kassidy: I think you heard Tyler the first time so I doubt I need to repeat what she said. Piss off Theron, why don’t you just go the hell home?

Theron: Nah, I think I’d rather stick around. But I want you three self absorbed rotten c–ts to know that you’ve made a big mistake. And The 1% are going to make sure that you pay dearly for that mistake.

( Theron drops the mic, and “True Love” by CFO$ comes back on as the Jaded Wolfe Hearts trash talk Theron from in the ring. )

Alicia: Well it looks like whatever potential alliance that could have been formed has fallen right apart before it could even get off the ground!

SG1: HALLELUJAH! The Jaded Wolfe Hearts told Theron exactly where he can stick his little proposal. Team Empire isn’t playing in the War Games to make friends, we’re playing to win!

Alicia: We expect to have Theron back here later tonight on commentary, but right now we’re going to take a look back at the events that took place last week — including a heinous assault carried out by Raven Roberts. We do have to warn you however that the following footage is not intended for all audiences as it may not be for the feint of heart.

( RECAP: We see the events that transpired from last week showing highlights of the match that took place between Raven Roberts and Revy. It shows Raven Roberts defeating Revy using the Hell’s Strangle choke hold, resulting in a submission. Following this, we see Raven stomping Revy out and delivering a modified Widow’s Peak on Revy, snappingher neck in the process. Raven would then follow up by delivering the Super Descent from the top rope, causing Revy’s neck to bend at an unnatural torque. Roberts would exit the scene and following this Revy would have a neck brace applied on her and be carted out via stretcher. )

( CUT BACK TO THE LIVE FEED: we return to Empire at the Little Caesars Arena, and we get a view of the parking lot. )

( A pearl red 1967 Yenko Super Camaro roars into the scene, and Remi McQueen steps out angrily. Dressed in a pair of engineer boots, faded blue jeans, and a black shirt along with a leather jacket, Remi notices a nearby production truck with various EAW Elitists featured on the side. Seeing Raven Robert’s face, she snarls and walks to the trunk of her car. After a moment she walks back into view, carrying a large axe. Without uttering a word, Remi drives the axe into the face of Raven on the truck and walks off camera.)

(At the rear entrance of the arena we see three security guards posted in the parking lot. As they’re standing guard over the entrance, Remi McQueen comes walking up. One of the guards raise their hand to stop her as she approaches the door.)

Security Guard 1: Sorry Remi, Flannery told us not to let you in this week. She said you had time off cause, well, you know…Revy and all…

(At the mention of her wife’s name Remi’s eye narrows and she grabs the guard by the throat. The other two guards grab her quickly.)

Security guard 2: Remi, let go! Come on, just go home!

( Releasing her hold on the guards throat, Remi raises her hands in surrender and walks away from the guards, who seem to relax a bit. Remi, however, stops by a nearby car and removes her jacket, tossing it on the hood, and stalks back toward the guards. The one she grabbed by the throat walks to meet her, hands raised, but is met with a headbut from Remi, dropping him instantly, hand over his mouth. The other two guards quickly move to subdue the Muay Thai fighter, but one is met with a kick between the legs while the other catches an elbow across the face. The three guards dropped, Remi starts to make her way into the arena before stopping with a wince. She reaches to her forehead and finds a tooth from the guard she headbutted embedded. She plucks it out and tosses it to the pavement, now bleeding from the wound it left. Angrily, she kicks the door open and enters the arena. )

( COMMERCIAL BREAK. )

( Open back up to the arena. )

Corrie Simmons: The following contest is schedule for ONE FALL!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

( ‘Immigrant Song’ blares through the speakers as Torhild walks out on stage with purpose. A black stripe of paint coveres her upper face and eyes, and red paint accents her lower face. She wears a chain-mail lined fur cloak over her typical ring attire along with a battle skirt made of leather and chain-mail. Heavy fur gauntlets and fur-lined boots accent her attire. She begins stalking her way toward the ring. )

Corrie Simmons: Making her way down the isle, introducing first…She now resides in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada…Weighing in at 202lbs…She’s THE LONG WINTER!!!…..SHE IS…..TORRRRRRHILLLLLDDD!!! VINNNNNTERRRRRR!!!

Alicia: A lady that impressed greatly in her debut last week against Sazae Hangaku! I didn’t realize we had this kind of talent from Norway until this lady showed up on the scene just a few weeks ago, but in time I’ve learned a bit about her. I have in my notes that Torhild always strives to keep her word and follows a very strict code of hospitality. She also does her best to not be rude outside the ring, which is good to know.

SG1: I too have learned a thing or two, Alicia! I have in my notes that she graduated with a Masters in Religious Studies from the University of Oslo. So she should be well versed in many different techniques of soothing one’s soul through various trials that this business will surely bring from time to time. She picked up a win last week in her debut, and she looks primed this week to repeat that performance!

( ‘All Star’ by Smash plays now as Harlow Reichert walks out on stage twirling her hair on her finger as she makes her way down the ramp ignoring the small reaction she’s getting. )

Corrie Simmons: And introducing her opponent!…She hails from ChristChurch, New Zealand….She weighs in at 155lbs… HARRRLOOOOWWWW!! REICHERRRRTTTT!!!

Alicia: Well, this lady is certainly an interesting case, SG1! She was signed here back in June right after Pain For Pride just before this years draft! She came in with some hype behind her of having all natural ability to do it all in the ring. But unfortunately since that time, she’s not picked up any victories! She’s certainly shown what she can bring to the table from time to time, but staying inspired throughout a match seems to be the problem. Her lack of motivation seems to be holding her back!

SG1: If it helps, Alicia, she did state she wanted to keep going, and try to be better in that department. She certainly has a lot of time to turn things around, but it might not be the best time to say this week will be the start of her redemption! She’s got a massive test in front of her, and she is dealing with someone bigger and stronger than her not to mention far more motivated!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Alicia: Well, now the bell has sounded and these two very different personalities are about to clash in the ring! Harlow is hanging out in the corner as Torhild stares her down staying in a neutral corner at the moment! The referee asking Harlow if she’s ready to go here! But Harlow? She doesn’t seem to want to leave her corner! She has a concerned look on her face! I don’t know quite what to make of this! Torhild though isn’t waiting any longer! She starts forward now leaving her corner toward Harlow! Harlow is shuffling herself from side to side as Torhild who looks mean and vicious is right there to trap her every move as she blocks her off each time! Just as Torhild was about to go to grab Harlow it’s Harlow that ducks under the top rope holding the rope as she does! The referee tells Torhild to back up a pace or some as Harlow slowly brings her head back into the ring! Now Harlow gets asked again by the referee if she’s ready! She acknowledges that she is! Torhild now makes her way in again! Look at her towering over Harlow! Torhild looking to strike Harlow-BUT HARLOW GRABS THE REFEREE! SHE’S USING THE REFEREE AS A SHIELD! The referee forces himself free from out of Harlow’s grasp!

Ref: Harlow, what’re you doing!!??

SG1: Torhild comes darting at Harlow now as Harlow bolts through the ropes and to the floor! Torhild looks on as Harlow just poses and taps her head right outside!! HEY!!!?? TORHILD GRABS HARLOW BY HER HAIR AND BEGINS PULLING HARLOW UPTHROUGH THE ROPES!! HARLOW SCREAMING OUT FRANTICALLY! TORHILD SHOUTING SOMETHING AT HER OPPONENT! I CAN’T QUITE MAKE IT OUT!! “HOLD KJEFT!!!” SHOUTS TORHILD! OVER AND OVER SHE’S SAYING IT TO THE OVERLY-WELL I DON’T WANT TO SAY DRAMATIC! OH MY!! AND A HEADBUTT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF HARLOW SENDING HARLOW OFF THE APRON AS SHE LANDS HARD AGAINST THE NEAR BY BARRICADE!! TORHILD WASTING NO TIME HAS SHE MAKES HER WAY THROUGH THE ROPES TO THE FLOOR! SHE GRABS HARLOW UP BY HER HAIR!! HARLOW SCREAMS AND PUTS HER HANDS TOGETHER IN PRAYER! PLEADING WITH TORHILD!!! FAEN TA DEG SHOUTS THE NORWEGIAN VIKING!! UH….CAN WE GET THE 411 ON WHAT SHE JUST SAID ALICIA!!?? OH NO!!! TORHILD PICKS UP HARLOW OVER HER HEAD!! HARLOW SCARED FOR HER LIFE! TORHILD GORILLA PRESSES HARLOW OVER THE TOP ROPE WHERE SHE LANDS IN THE RING AS THE REFEREE HAD REACHED THE COUNT OF FIVE! TORHILD SHOUTING THE SAME WORDS ONCE MORE AS SHE SLIDES UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE TO RE-ENTER THE RING!

Torhild: FAEN TA DEG!!

Alicia: Oh Yeaaaaahhhhhh! Just let me take a moment to grab out my Norwegian translator book somewhere amongst all my notes here SG1! LOOK AT HARLOW! SHE WANTS NO PART OF THE STALKING TORHILD!! HARLOW INCHING BACKWARDS! SHE’S A SITTING DUCK! SHE JUST SEEMS TO BE PROLONGING THE INEVITABLE!! TORHILD JUST SNATCHES THE HAND OF HARLOW WHO WAS HOLDING IT OUT PLEADING FOR TORHILD TO HAVE MERCY AND TWISTS HER ARM!! TORHILD FORCES HARLOW BACK TO HER FEET!! SHORT ARM CLOTHESLINE BY TORHILD!! TORHILD VINTER HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY DOMINANT TONIGHT! SHE’S NOT LET UP ONCE SINCE SHE FIRST GOT HER HANDS ON HARLOW!

Torhild: Pass på den lange vinteren!

SG1: Torhild picks up Harlow off the canvas! Not going for the pin when you should can prove to be risky business! And just as we say that Harlow with a victory roll! But Torhild powers out before a count can be made! Torhild is staggered by a leaping lariat from Harlow Reichert! She doesn’t go down though! Torhild turns to Harlow! Harlow with knife edged chops! Torhild staggers back some more after a few chops but still doesn’t appear to be having much affect on her! Harlow rebounds off the ropes but gets flattened by a big boot from Torhild! Leg drop by Torhild onto the chest of Harlow! And a cover by Torhild!

ONNNNNNNNEEEE!!!

TWWWOOOOOOOO!!

Alicia: And a kickout by Harlow! IS MISS GIVE NO F***S…ACTUALLY GIVING A F***??? I thought for sure she might just lay down and take this defeat with some dignity! But apparently she wants to show us something here! Both ladies back up! Standing dropkick by Harlow which staggers the Norwegian brute but doesn’t take her down! Torhild takes a wild swing at Harlow who ducks! Superkick by Harlow staggers Torhild again! Torhild with a clothesline that is met with another superkick instead from Harlow that knocks Torhild to the canvas as she rolls to outside! Harlow gestures with her hands for Torhild to bring it! Torhild with her hands on hips and looks to the referee who’s count is at three! She shouts “dra til helvete!” What the hell does that even mean??? SG1 will you look that up!!? The referee at five…now six! Torhild now back up on the apron and she re-enters the ring! Torhild now stalking Harlow again! Harlow once again ducks underneath the ropes to avoid the contact! OH!!! Harlow drapes the neck of Torhild on the top rope as she was falling off and out of the ring! Harlow catches herself though before falling and now Torhild trying to catch her breath briefly as she’s holding her throat! WAIT A MINUTE!! LOOK AT HARLOW! SHE HAS TORHILD AROUND THE NECK!! NO WAY!! WHERE”D SHE GET THE STRENGTH!!?? SPINNING FALCON ARROW TO TORHILD!! THE COVER BY HARLOW! SHE COULD DO IT RIGHT HERE!!

ONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

THRRRRR-

SG1: NO!!! WHAT RESILIENCY BY TORHILD TO KICK OUT OF THAT! She was hung out to dry and then hit with a spinning falcon arrow but the Norwegian brute is definitely as advertised and certainly not easy to take down BUT HARLOW managed there! What will it take to keep this lady on the ground!?? SHE’S BACK UP!! HARLOW RUNS AT TORHILD BUT TORHILD HAS HER UP WITH A GORILLA PRESS AND IT’S TRANSITIONED RIGHT INTO A POWERSLAM!! TORHILD REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES FOR ANOTHER DEVASTATING LEG DROP!! NO!!! HARLOW ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!! TORHILD LANDS HARD!! HARLOW PULLING HERSELF UP HERE!! THIS IS HER CHANCE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE!! HARLOW REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! RUNNING DROP KICK TO HEAD OF THE NORWEGIAN BRUTE SENDING HER DOWN!! HARLOW REBOUNDS OFF AGAIN AS TORHILD IS TOO SLOW TO RECOVER FROM THAT LAST ATTACK!! DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE MIDSECTION OF TORHILD!! LOOK AT THIS!! HARLOW ACTUALLY SHOWING SOME INTENSITY HERE! I DON’T THINK I’VE SEEN THIS YET FROM HER!! SHE’S URGING TORHILD TO GET TO HER FEET! TORHILD HOLDING HER MIDSECTION SLOW TO OBLIGE! TORHILD UP TO A KNEE NOW!! HERE COMES HARLOW! STIFF KNIFE EDGED CHOPS TO THE CHEST OF TORHILD!! BUT TORHILD SHOVES HARLOW AWAY! SUPERKICK BY HARLOW THAT SENDS TORHILD BACK TO A KNEE!! TORHILD GOES FOR A WILD SWING AT HARLOW BUT HARLOW DUCKS AND SHIFTS ALL HER WEIGHT AND MOMENTUM INTO TORHILD SHOVING HER INTO THE CORNER! TORHILD A LITTLE SHOCKED AT THE POWER OF MISS GIVE NO FUCKS! RAPID FIRE UPPERCUTS TO TORHILD! LOOK AT THE HEAD OF TORHILD BEING FORCED TO CONTORT BACK! THE FEROCITY BEHIND THOSE SHOTS BY HARLOW! TORHILD IS STUNNED!! TORHILD DESPERATELY TRIES TO STOP THIS FLURRY FROM HARLOW SHOVES HER OFF AGAIN!! TORHILD RUNS AT HARLOW BUT HARLOW WITH CHOKE A BITCH TO DEATH!! THE FLYING TRIANGLE CHOKE!! SHE NOW HAS HER LEGS FIRMLY WRAPPED AROUND THE NECK TORHILD!! BRINGING HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS!! TORHILD FIGHTING THIS DEVASTATING CHOKE!! HARLOW HAS CINCHED IN SO TIGHT!! THE REFEREE RIGHT THERE CHECKING TORHILD WHO’S STILL FIGHTING THIS CHOKE TRYING TO REACH FOR THE ROPES!! WILL TORHILD TAP!!??? TORHILD HER EARLY PUNISHMENT HAS AWOKEN SOMETHING INSIDE WE HAVEN’T SEEN YET! NOT UNTIL TONIGHT!! BUT TORHILD!! SHE’S HAS HARLOW UP!! WAY UP!! HARLOW LOOKING DOWN IN ABSOLUTE FRIGHT!! SHAKING HER HEAD!! TORHILD WITH EVERYTHING SHE HAS RUNS TOWARD THE CORNER WITH HARLOW STILL LOCKED ON TO HER!! OHHHHH!!! HARLOW WAS JUST SMASHED INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES BY TORHILD WITH SERIOUS FORCE BEHIND THAT!! HARLOW LOSES HER GRIP ON THAT TRIANGLE CHOKE!! BUT TORHILD NOT DONE!! WOW!!! LOOK AT THE STRENGTH OF THIS AMAZON WOMAN!! SHE HAS HARLOW UP AGAIN!! RUNE HAMMER!!! THE BUCKLE BOMB!! AND THAT HAS HARLOW HOLDING HER BACK IN AGONY!! NO TIME RECOVER HERE COMES TORHILD FREYR’S SWORD!! THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!!! TORHILD BACK UP!! SHE’S GIVING THE CUT THROAT SIGNAL!!

Torhild: Pass på den lange vinteren!

Alicia: Oh! I got that one! Here it is! My translator says it means “Beware For it’s going to be a long winter”! She has Harlow up on her feet! Harlow I don’t think she knows where she is! VALKYRIE STRIKE THAT SENDS HARLOW RIGHT BACK DOWN!! WHAT FORCE BEHIND THAT STRIKE!! Harlow holding jaw on the canvas! Torhild picking Harlow up off the canvas again! Harlow takes a swing at Torhild and connects! But this doesn’t seem to affect the Viking in the least as she retaliates with a HARD HEADBUTT that knocks Harlow back down! Torhild just shaking her head as she picks up Harlow and whips her off the ropes! Harlow ducks the clothesline coming back but she gets taken down once again! This time by a running shoulder tackle by Torhild!! All that momentum has to have taken a lot of wind out of Harlow!! Harlow huffing on the canvas! Torhild has dominated the majority of this match! Harlow has shown some fight but I really think she’s out of her league here! Torhild has Harlow up again! She’s going for her finisher! Mjohnir! The Pop up Powerbomb lungeblower! BUT HARLOW COMES TO LIFE AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT BEFORE TORHILD COULD COMPLETE THE MANEUVER!! HARLOW IS FREE!! SUPER KICK BY HARLOW CATCHES TORHILD OFF GUARD AGAIN SENDING HER INTO THE ROPES!! ANOTHER SUPER KICK BY HARLOW!! TORHILD STAGGERING!! HARLOW!!! LOOK AT THIS!! LOOK AT THE STRENGTH!! GREATLY UNDERESTIMATED BUT SHE ACTUALLY TORHILD UP IN THE AIR!! AND MAY DAY! MAY DAY! COMING DOWN! FATES END!!! KI-WI CRUSHER TO TORHILD VINTER BY HARLOW REICHERT!!! Harlow has Torhild down again! Amazing! She runs to the ropes and steps outside on the apron and climbs up to the top on the turnbuckle! She exhales! ‘WELP LETS SEE HOW THIS GOES’! CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR PRESS CONNECTS!! HARLOW WITH THE COVER!!

Ref: ONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! TWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! THHHHHHHHHHREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

( ‘All Star’ by Smash Mouth plays again as Harlow still lays on the canvas on her back but has her hand raised from that position by the referee. Harlow gets a small reaction from the crowd as Torhild Vinter is stirring some but mostly is out of it. )

Corrie Simmons: The winner of this match via PINFALL……HARRRRRLOOOOWWW!!! REICHERRRRTTTT!!!

SG1: In what has to have obviously been her finest performance yet by a long shot being that she got the victory, Harlow Reichert may have just turned a corner tonight, Alicia! She seemed to come to life at the right times in the match, throwing the bigger, stronger Torhild Vinter for a loop with her amazing intelligence and strength! It all came together tonight, Alicia!

Alicia: You may be right about that assessment, SG1! At first this matchup looked as one-sided as one-sided could be, and yet, Harlow definitely came to life and decided that she was tired being bullied and pushed around by the bigger Torhild! Torhild brought the brute force she’s known for as billed, but she definitely awoke something in Harlow that turned the tides in her favor! A good match by both competitors! We certainly look forward to seeing more of the same as we watch both of these ladies closely in the future!

Harlow Reichert is shown rolling out of the ring, wobbly but she’s definitely in high spirits after finding victory. Torhild rises up. She turns toward the entrance way where Harlow is still bent over trying to catch her breath. She looks up slightly as she does to Torhild who has a nasty look on her face, one of disgust. Harlow simply shrugs as she begins to leave up the ramp.

( Camera transitions backstage to the dressing room hallway, and we get a view of the outside of a door labeled “Madison Kaline”. )

( Just then: Astraea Jordan approaches the door and bangs on it as hard as she can. )

Astraea Jordan: (sing song-y) OOOOH MADDIEEEE, OPEN UP GIRL, IT’S TIME TO PLAY!

( Astraea bangs on the door again. )

Astraea: YOU THOUGHT YOU WAS GONNA DO WHAT YOU DID LAST WEEK LIKE THERE WASN’T GONNA BE A RECEIPT COMING YOUR WAY? THINK AGAIN BITCH. I WOULD LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN TO GO BACK TO THE CHIRAQ WITH YOUR PRETTY ASS LITTLE HEAD ON A PIKE. GET OUT HERE AND-

( Astraea looks to her side, annoyed. )

Astraea: What the hell do you want.

( Camera pulls back to a wider shot, and we see Stephanie Matsuda standing by with her Womens World Championship held over her shoulder. )

Cloud Matsuda: The same thing as you do, sweets.

( Cloud turns to the door and bangs on it. )

Astraea: Why don’t you let me handle the white bitch and you worry about your bum ass bozo partner of yours. Don’t you already got enough on your hands?

Cloud: I can never have too much on my plate AJ. I’m selfish, I want all the curses.

Astraea: I told you to stop calling me that. I’m not going to say it again.

( Flannery McCoy and Kendra Shamez walk into the frame. )

Flannery: Oh dear god, you guys please don’t do this.

Cloud: Nah stay out of this Flan Flan. Maddie thinks she can come onto the War Queens turf and fire the first shot and not expect shots to come right back? I’ll take care of her right here right now, (to Astraea) and I’ll take care of you next weekend.

Kendra: Look Maddie hasn’t arrived to the arena yet, but she could be here any minute now. We don’t need to do this, not now. Next weekend is the most important Marquee event for Empire in its history, we are more involved in that show than we were at Pain for Pride Festival.

Flannery: Exactly, and if either of you get hurt it would be a huge blow to the FPV — especially as far as you’re concerned, Cloudy. Now what happened last week was screwed up and Maddie has been fined an undisclosed amount for her actions, but we can’t have you two taking justice into your own hands. We just need you guys to please just put what happened last week aside, only for now —

Astraea: Put it aside?! Sis are you out of your goddamn mind?!

Cloud: Deadass, I don’t know what kind of show you think this is but the time for peace is over. They don’t call me the War Queen for no reason.

Kendra: Believe me you guys, I know what we’re asking of you isn’t easy. Between Remi Skyfire and you two there’s a lot of bloodlust and want for revenge in the locker room, but there’s a reason why we’ve let you two into the building tonight and didn’t just bar you like we did Remi. We feel like we can actually reason with you. But unfortunately we’re not asking you, we’re telling you that you need to stay away from Madison tonight, and these are orders from the EAW Board of Directors. Cloud if you physically provoke Madison tonight, we’re not going to have any choice but to strip you of your title.

( Cloud stands there stunned. )

Astraea: HA!

Kendra: And if you physically instigate her in any kind of way Astraea, you’ll have your championship opportunity taken away from you.

( Astraea reacts in frustration. )

Flannery: I’m really sorry you guys, but this is only to protect the FPV. I really hope you can understand that.

( Flannery and Kendra exit the scene, and Cloud and Astraea stand by the locker room door sulking…….. until Madison Kaline walks up to the two of them both wearing a “MOD”-themed all black bodysuit and carrying her luggage. She looks into both Cloud and Astraea’s eyes with a smirk. )

Madison Kaline: Excuse me.

( Cloud and Astraea give Maddie the look of death, and Maddie looks back with her cold blue eyes until the two eventually disperse and walk out of the view in separate directions. Maddie enters her dressing room and shuts the door behind her. )

( COMMERCIAL BREAK. )

(“Roar” — Katy Perry plays as the crowd cheers for Constance Blevins as she comes out with a smile on her face. She is nodding to the crowds approval as she poses on the ramp before making her way down to the ring.)

Cori Simmons: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL–

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Cori Simmons: Introducing first, from Baltimore, Maryland, she is “The Lioness”, COOOOOOOOONSSSSSSTAAAAAANCCCCEEEEE BLEEEEEVIIIINNNNNNNSSSSSSS!!

Alicia Amby: Here is a woman who is always determined to outdo herself every time she steps inside the ring! She is always striving to be better! She may have not gotten the victories that she desires, but an upset tonight, can put her in the right direction to give her an eventual title shot!

SG1: She is up against a woman who will be representing Empire at Territorial Invasion for the New Breed Championship. Raven Roberts will be out for blood. Especially, with these two gentlemen next to us.

(The camera pans out so you can see Xander Payne and Drake King who look at both Alicia and SG1. Xander has a cocky smirk on his face while Drake looks focused and calm.)

Xander Payne: “The New Breed God” has grace Empire with its presence. I know, most people here are just in awe to be looking at quality talent. I get that all the time and if I was looking at myself, I would be in awe too!

Drake King: I don’t want to be here. I fully believe that this match should be Xander vs. myself, but as long as Raven Roberts is in this match, I might as well give her the time of day.

(“Make A Move” — Icon For Hire plays as the crowd give a mixed reaction as Raven Roberts comes out with confidence oozing out of her. She poses on top of the ramp before making her way down to the ring.)

Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, from Las Vegas, Nevada, she is “The Bird of Prey”, RAAAAAAAVEEEEEEEEENNNNNNN ROOOOOBEEEEERRRRRTTTTSSSSSS!!

Alicia Amby: Gentlemen, here is the woman the two of you are going to face at Territorial Invasion. Raven Roberts is a woman who has made an impact ever since April. She’s a former Empire Tag Team Champion and has continued to fight for the things she believes in. She is a woman that the two of you are going to need to worry about in this match!

Xander Payne: I’ll be the judge of that.

Drake King: Ok.

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

SG1: Tonight’s main event is underway as one of the number one contenders for the New Breed Championship, Raven Roberts takes on the newcomer Constance Blevins! The two women are side stepping as they look for some sort of opportunity to go for a collar and elbow tie up! Constance is feeling quite hesitant with initiating the tie up, but Raven is the one who goes for the collar and elbow tie up! Constance is trying to push Raven into one of the corners, but Raven finds some inner strength to push Constance into the corner! Raven holds Constance there for a moment before getting her long leg and pressing her foot against Constance’s neck! Raven Roberts is looking directly at Xander Payne and Drake King at the commentator’s desk!

Xander Payne: Don’t mind me! I’m just here to watch you embarrass yourself!

Drake King: Ok.

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

Alicia Amby: Raven seems to be cooperating with our official of the match as she takes her foot off of Constance’s neck the moment the five count was said! Raven grabs Constance by one of her arms! It seems like Raven is going for an irish whip to the other corner! Nope! O goshi throw connects on Constance Blevins as she lands in a seated position! Raven does not waste any time as she follows that up with a standing armbar! Constance is trying to find her way back up to her feet, but Raven is doing her best to maintain the standing armbar! I don’t think Raven is going for a submission victory here, but looking to weaken Constance’s left arm! Wait! Constance manages to spin herself around before kicking Raven to one of her knees! It was not enough to knock the “The Bird of Prey” to her knees! ALTHOUGH, IT WAS ENOUGH TO CREATE SOME DISTANCE AS CONSTANCE BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A SLINGSHOT TO RAVEN ROBERTS! RAVEN FIND HERSELF DOWN AS CONSTANCE KIPS UP AND TRIES TO GET THE CROWD HYPED UP FOR HER! CONSTANCE MADE A POWERMOVE THAT KNOCKED DOWN THE FORMER EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPION TO HER BACK! RAVEN GETS ON ALL FOURS AS SHE FINDS HER WAY BACK UP TO HER FEET! CONSTANCE GOES RIGHT AFTER RAVEN WITH A SERIES OF FOREARM SMASHES! SURPRISINGLY ENOUGH, IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO KNOCK RAVEN OFF HER FEET! DRAKE AND XANDER, YOU MAY SEE A WOMAN AND FIND IT SO SIMPLE TO KNOCK THEM DOWN, BUT RAVEN IS THE TALLEST FEMALE OF THE EMPIRE ROSTER. SHE STANDS AT 5’11 AND WILL DROP THE BOTH OF YOU GUYS WITHOUT EVEN THINKING MUCH ABOUT IT!

Xander Payne: Drop me? I’m 255 pounds and 6 feet tall. More like I’ll drop her like a dead bird. She’s gonna end up with bird buddies.

Drake King: Rich and not needing to work?

Xander Payne: …Shut the f–k up, Drake.

Drake King: Ok.

SG1: Raven manages to get one forearm smash at Constance! Constance forms a smile on her face as she is loving the competition that Raven is bringing to this match! Raven throws another forearm smash to Constance, which makes her stumble back again! Instead of making her stumble back entirely, Constance takes one step back and connects with another forearm smash at Raven! Raven does not stumble back one but as she out of nowhere connects with spinning backhand slap that makes Constance bounce onto the ropes! Constance is trying to process the slap as Raven does not give Constance anytime to think about what just happened as she right away goes after some knee strikes to Constance’s stomach! RAVEN IS LOOKING TO WEAKEN CONSTANCE EARLY ON IN THIS MATCH! CONSTANCE IS TRYING TO HOLD ONTO THE ROPES AS RAVEN CONTINUES TO KNEE CONSTANCE IN THE GUT AS SHE LOOKS AT XANDER PAYNE AND DRAKE KING! RAVEN WANTS THESE TWO GENTLEMAN NEXT TO US TO SEE WHAT SHE WILL DO TO CONSTANCE! RAVEN GRABS CONSTANCE BY HER ARM ONCE AGAIN AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER O GOSHI THROW! CONSTANCE LANDS HARSHLY ON HER BOTTOM AS RAVEN GRABS ONE OF CONSTANCE’S FEET AND APPLIES A KNEE BAR ON “THE LIONESS”! CONSTANCE IS REACHING FOR THE BOTTOM ROPE! RAVEN IS REFUSING TO GIVE UP THIS MOVE SO EARLY AS SHE WANTS TO WORK HER HARDEST TO INFLICT MORE PRESSURE ONTO CONSTANCE!

Alicia Amby: GENTLEMEN, YOU SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO THE DESIRE AND DETERMINATION IN RAVEN ROBERTS’ EYES! THIS WOMAN IS OUT FOR BLOOD. THIS WOMAN WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO WIN! CONSTANCE BLEVINS IS STRUGGLING TO REACH FOR THE BOTTOM ROPE, BUT SHE IS NOT TAPPING OUT ANYTIME SOON! CONSTANCE WANTS TO GET A VICTORY ON EMPIRE! I THINK CONSTANCE ONLY HAS A VICTORY AND WOULD LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN TO ADD ANOTHER VICTORY UNDER HER BELT! CONSTANCE IS SCRATCHING AND CLAWING! YOU CAN SENSE THAT RAVEN’S GRASP IS WEAKENING AND CONSTANCE IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THAT! CONSTANCE IS MOVING AND RAVEN IS SHAKING HER HEAD NO! CONSTANCE IS USING EVERY MUSCLE IN HER BEING AS SHE MANAGES TO GET HER HAND ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! THAT’S ENOUGH, RAVEN!

Xander Payne: Don’t get yourself disqualified, bird brain. You want to impress me? Win a match! It’s so easy for me to win matches! I just beat Chris Elite the other week! That makes me better than everyone on Empire.

Drake King: Call me when you’re better than me.

SG1: Raven Roberts is not happy about releasing the hold, but she does so anyway! The official backs away Raven as Constance uses that as time to help herself from the mat! Constance is holding her knee as she is feeling the effects of the kneebar Raven applied on her! Raven goes racing after Constance with a dropkick to Constance’s left knee! CONSTANCE FALLS ONTO THAT SAME KNEE AS YOU CAN HEAR THE YOUNG WOMAN YELP IN PAIN! RAVEN FINDS HER WAY BACK UP TO HER FEET AS SHE BEGINS TO STOMP ON CONSTANCE’S KNEE! RAVEN GETS CONSTANCE’S LEFT LEG AND CONNECTS WITH A LEG DDT AS CONSTANCE CLUTCHES HER KNEE IN PAIN! IT SEEMED LIKE RAVEN MADE SURE TO ATTACK THE KNEE AS SHE WENT FOR THAT LEG DDT AND IT PAID OFF! RAVEN IS ON ONE KNEE AS SHE ADMIRES THE PAIN THAT CONSTANCE IS IN AT THE MOMENT! CONSTANCE SLOWLY GETS UP BACK TO HER FEET! RAVEN WASTES NO TIME, BUT TO APPROACH CONSTANCE WITH THE INTENTIONS TO INFLICT MORE PAIN! RAVEN RUNS WITH THE INTENTIONS OF CONNECTING WITH A DANGEROUS CLOTHESLINE, BUT CONSTANCE DUCKS OUT OF THE WAY SOMEHOW! RAVEN CATCHES HERSELF FROM COLLIDING TO THE ROPES, BUT STUMBLES AS CONSTANCE TAKES ADVANTAGE WITH ROLL UP RAVEN!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!

Alicia Amby: Constance Blevins with almost an upset! A victory over one of the number one contenders for the New Breed Championship would have been quite impressive! Constance is still seen favoring her left knee, but she seems to have Raven where she wants her and cannot stop that momentum! Raven manages to roll out of the roll up as she tries to go for a knee to Constance’s face, but Constance is able to duck the knee and grabs Raven by one of her ankles and take her down to one knee! Constance shakes any pain from her left knee in order to have the energy to bounces from the ropes and connect with a running lariat that gets Raven, who was already on her knees to fall to her back! Constance gets Raven’s long arms and bends them back as she applies pressure on to Raven’s back with her knee! Raven begins to cry out in pain as she continues to bend Raven’s arms back as Raven is looking for some sort of way to get back to her feet! Raven is trying to use some strength to get back into a vertical position, but Constance backs her down! Constance gets Raven closer to her as she goes for some mounted fists to Raven’s forehead! Constance is determined to get a victory on Empire! She would love nothing more than to prove that she is worthy of being part of the Empire roster! Constance gets Raven back to a vertical base and gets her by the arm and whips her to the corner!

SG1: Raven Roberts holds onto each side of the corner before Constance runs and connects with a high knee to the chin of Raven! Constance gets down from Raven as Raven begins to fall forward! Constance gets Raven in a headlock and connects with a running bulldog! Raven Roberts is on the ground as Constance Blevins quickly goes for the cover! This could be over!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!

SG1: Raven Roberts kicks out as Constance Blevins begins to elbow Raven in the forehead! As soon as Constance sees that Raven isn’t moving, she goes for the top rope! Constance gets on top of the top rope and situates herself as she looks at Raven, who is slowly rising back to her feet! Constance is looking at Raven Roberts as she jumps off the top rope and connects with a missile dropkick! RAVEN IS KNOCKED OFF HER FEET AS SHE FINDS HERSELF ON HER BACK AGAIN! CONSTANCE BLEVINS MANAGES TO KNOCK THE TALLER WOMAN TO HER BACK AS SHE CONTINUES TO GET THE CROWD HYPED UP TO HER! THIS CROWD WOULD LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN TO SEE CONSTANCE WIN THE MATCH! CONSTANCE IS GESTURING FOR RAVEN TO GET BACK ON HER FEET! THE TALLER WOMAN DOES WHAT CONSTANCE SAYS AS SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING TO HIT HER NEXT! CONSTANCE GETS RAVEN! LIONESSFIRE! THE STO DRIVER CONNECTS! NO! RAVEN MANAGES TO SLIDES OUT OF THE MOVE! IF CONSTANCE CONNECTED WITH LIONESSFIRE, THIS MATCH WOULD HAVE BEEN OVER FOR SURE! RAVEN ROBERTS CANNOT LOSE WITH XANDER PAYNE AND DRAKE KING RINGSIDE! SHE CANNOT BE EMBARRASS HERSELF IN FRONT OF HER TWO OPPONENTS! SHE NEEDS MOMENTUM APPROACHING HER MATCH WITH THE TWO MEN! CONSTANCE WAS CAUGHT OFF GUARD WITH RAVEN DOING THAT AND TURNS AROUND! RAVEN WITH THE FACELIFT, THE SPINNING HEEL KICK TO CONSTANCE BLEVINS, WHO GETS SMACKED TO HER BACK! RAVEN ROBERTS GETS CONSTANCE BACK UP TO HER FEET AS SHE TAKES CONSTANCE TO THE SIDE WHERE WE’RE AT! RAVEN CONNECTS WITH A GUILLOTINE CHOKE AS SHE ADDS A BODYSCISSORS TO THAT MOVE! CONSTANCE IS STRUGGLING TO REACH THE ROPES AS RAVEN IS LOOKING AT BOTH XANDER AND DRAKE, ALMOST LIKE THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT THIS COULD BE WHAT IS AHEAD FOR THEM AT TERRITORIAL INVASION! RAVEN IS LOOKING AT BOTH HER COMPETITORS WITH INTENSITY IN HER EYES! WHAT DO YOU GENTLEMEN HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT?

Xander Payne: That’s not going to be enough, Raven! You think that your all is going to be enough in this match, but when it comes to facing me, it will never be enough to put me down and take this New Breed Championship off my shoulder!

Drake King: Ok.

Alicia Amby: Raven Roberts was too focused on the two men next to us, SG! Constance was able to ram Raven to the corner! Constance Blevins connects with a series of turnbuckle thrusts to Raven’s stomach! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN! Ten turnbuckle thrusts to Raven’s stomach as Constance backs away a few steps, not taking her eyes off of Raven! Raven takes a step back to stand on the second turnbuckle! Constance runs forward to Raven as she also gets on the second turnbuckle! What in the world? CONSTANCE BLEVINS WITH A SPRINGBOARD NECKBREAKER ON RAVEN ROBERTS! RAVEN’S NECK LANDED HARSHLY FROM THAT MOVE! CONSTANCE PICKS UP RAVEN QUICKLY! IT LOOKS LIKE CONSTANCE IS GOING FOR LIONESSTOUCH, THE MODIFIED SNAP DDT! NO! RAVEN ROBERTS TACKLES CONSTANCE TO THE GROUND AS SHE CONNECTS WITH SOME BALLED UP FISTS TO CONSTANCE’S FACE! RAVEN IS NOT GOING TO GIVE UP THIS FIGHT EITHER! RAVEN IS STOPPING THE SECOND ATTEMPT OF CONSTANCE GOING FOR ONE OF HER FINISHERS! RAVEN ROBERTS GETS CONSTANCE BLEVINS AND CONNECTS WITH THE HUNTRESS BOMB, THE SIT OUT SPINEBUSTER CONNECTS AS RAVEN GOES FOR THE COVER!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOONE!! TWOOOOO!!

SG1: Constance Blevins kicks out! Raven Roberts is trying not to show her frustration, but you can see what she is beginning to wonder what she is going to need to do in order to put away Constance! Raven gets Constance up by her hair! Constance is trying to shove Raven away from her! CONSTANCE MANAGES TO GET RAVEN’S GRASP AWAY FROM HER HAIR AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A FOREARM SMASH TO RAVEN ROBERTS! RAVEN CONNECTS WITH A FOREARM SMASH TO CONSTANCE! CONSTANCE WITH A FOREARM TO RAVEN! RAVEN WITH A FOREARM TO CONSTANCE! RAVEN! CONSTANCE! RAVEN! CONSTANCE! RAVEN! CONSTANCE! CONSTANCE BLEVINS WITH A HUGE FOREARM THAT MANAGES TO MAKE RAVEN BOUNCES ON THE ROPES! RAVEN BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES, BUT CONSTANCE CONNECTS WITH A SPEAR! THE SPEAR TAKES DOWN RAVEN! CONSTANCE KIPS UP AS SHE GETS THE CROWD HYPED UP! SHE CAN FEEL THIS MATCH ENDING! CONSTANCE GETS RAVEN UP! IT LOOKS LIKE CONSTANCE IS GOING FOR THE LIONESSFIRE! THE STO DRIVER CONNECTS — NO! RAVEN MANAGES TO GET AWAY FROM THE MOVE FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A ROW! RAVEN GETS CONSTANCE! LOST BEAUTY! THE HESITATION BRAINBUSTER CONNECTS! Raven goes for the hook of the leg as Xander Payne takes off his headset and grabs his New Breed Championship which was placed nicely on the table! He is standing in front of Raven Roberts at ringside before he raises the title up in the air!

Alicia Amby: Raven Roberts takes her focus off of Constance Blevins as she focuses on one of her opponents for Territorial Invasion!

Raven Roberts: F-ck off! I got a match I’m trying to win!

(Raven turns back from Xander before…)

SG1: CONSTANCE BLEVINS WITH A KICK TO THE STOMACH ON RAVEN ROBERTS! CONSTANCE IS LOOKING TO GO FOR LIONESSFIRE FOR THE THIRD TIME IN THIS MATCH! THE STO DRIVER CONNECTS AS CONSTANCE QUICKLY GOES FOR THE COVER! XANDER PAYNE GOES BACK TO THE COMMENTARY TABLE AND PUTS HIS HEADSET BACK ON!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEE!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding)

(“Roar” plays Constance Blevins has a shocked facial expression on her face as she gets her hand raised by Jesse Carlton! The crowd begins to cheer in response to that!)

Cori Simmons: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH, COOOOOOOOOOONSSSSSSSSTAAAAAAAANCCCCCCCEEE BLEEEEEEEVIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNSSSSSSS!!

Alicia Amby: Constance Blevins with a victory over the number one contender for the New Breed Championship, Raven Roberts! Xander Payne just cost Raven Roberts the match!

SG1: Raven Roberts had a fantastic performance and despite the loss, I still like our chances of the New Breed Championship coming to Empire!

Xander Payne: RAVEN LOST, SG1! YOU LIKE YOUR CHANCES? AS OF RIGHT NOW, I LIKE MY CHANCES OF RETAINING! At Territorial Invasion, you will see why I am “The New Breed God” I will remain God at Territorial Invasion and Raven is nothing more than a sacrificial lamb!

(Xander Payne takes his headsett off as he raises the New Breed Championship high in the air as Raven Roberts is still on the mat, trying to recover from the Lionessfire. She has anger in her eyes as she is looking at Xander.)

SG1: What do you have to say about what you’ve seen, Drake?

Drake King: Ok.

Alicia Amby: And??

Drake King: People are focused on Xander Payne and Raven Roberts that they’ve forgotten about Drake King. If that is true, then I will make it to my advantage at Territorial Invasion. I’ll defeat Xander. I’ll defeat Raven Roberts. I’ll defeat Andy Lush. I will stand tall as the New Breed Champion. I don’t need to rant and show off my greatness on commentary. As you can see, I am a man with little words, okay? I’ll prove what I need to prove in the ring. Okay? Okay.

(Drake King takes off his headset to eye Raven Roberts and Xander Payne having a war with words. Drake is staying in the background as he watches everything unfold.)

Alicia Amby: Drake King was straight and to the point. It should be interesting how he fits into this match with Xander and Raven!

(Cut to backstage, Remi is stalking through the corridors, dried blood from her previous injury leaving a red trail down the front of her face. After a moment she comes face to face with Layla and Mail, each holding a steaming cup of coffee and laughing as they talk. The laughter quickly stops, however, as they notice Remi. Lalya’s smile melts away as she notices the blood trickling down Remi’s face.)

Layla: Heya Remi…uhhhhh, why are you here? Didn’t Flannery ban you for the night? Also, you know you’re bleeding? You might wanna get that looked at…

(Remi glares at her Pride mates.)

Remi: Where were you?

(Her words slightly tremble as if she’s holding back from letting rage overtake her. Layla, for her part, looks confused and glances at Mali before answering)

Layla: I…well, we, were getting coffee…didja wa –

(Remi slaps the cup of coffee out of Layla’s hand, splattering it all over the wall.)

Remi: Why wasn’t you with her? You were supposed to be out there with her! I told you how dangerous Raven could be, I made it a point!

(Layla hangs her head low and doesn’t answer Remi, who is glaring a hole through her friend. Mali frowns and seems to nod to herself before stepping forward.)

Mali: She had a family thing Remi, I shoulda stepped up and didn’t. We couldn’t have known how far she’d go though!

(Remi’s fists clench and unclench repeatedly as she seems to be taking a moment to try to calm herself down. She closes her eye and grits through her teeth.)

Remi: I had a family thing too, and Raven tried to kill it. Don’t let me see either of you for the rest of the night. Don’t come to help, don’t get involved. I’ll call you once it’s over.

(Breathing deeply, Remi walks past the Pride and down the corridor.)

( Return to the commentary table, we see SG1 and Alicia Amby sitting behind the desk. )

Alicia: Someone should probably do something about Remi Skyfire being on the premesis! This could end up being a scary situation if Remi is able to find and get her hands on Raven tonight after what she did to Revy McQueen!

SG1: The EAW Specialists Champion is locked into her target, but another woman who appears to be laser focused is the # 1 contender for the Womens World Championship, Daisy Thrash! We wanna take you now over to our broadcast colleague Sofia Clarke who is standing by with us right now. Take it away, Sofia!

( We get a feed of Sofia Clarke who is backstage in the interview area, and is split-screen via sattelite with Daisy Thrash who is located at her gym in Seattle, Washington. )

Sofia Clarke: Thanks Alicia, thanks SG. Of course joining me live from her personal training facility in Seattle is the number 1 contender for the Womens World Championship, Daisy Thrash. Daisy thanks so much for taking a break from training to join me.

Daisy Thrash: No problem at all Sofia, my pleasure.

Sofia: If you don’t mind me fangirling for a little bit, I have got to tell you Daisy you have been somebody that I’ve been following for a long time because you have always had the tools for being a premiere face on the Empire brand. Thankfully for you and your fans it’s been coming together more than ever as of late with major victories including one against the Womens World Champion, Stephanie Matsuda. What do you credit for your recent uptick in success as of late?

Daisy: Um, to be honest it may come off as cliche, but I’ve got to chalk it all up for my love of the game. That’s really what has kept me going through the good times and the bad. I think it’s no secret that I’ve had a rough go for at least a few stretches of my career here so far. It hasn’t been easy for me but then again nothing in my life has ever come easy, and truth be told Sofia I don’t ever want it easy. But no matter how difficult things have been the most important thing to me is the fact that I’m doing what I love. Competing here in this ring is a big reason why I get out of bed this morning, I look forward to every day, I look forward to getting better at what I do because I’m again just doing what I love.

Sofia: What would you say to those who think that you may not necessarily be deserving or ready for the kind of spotlight you’re getting at Territorial Invasion? Some may argue that you’re getting a title shot off of a technicality, for instance.

Daisy: I can understand why some people would come to that conclusion if I were only doing this well off of one win, but my match against Stephanie Matsuda is definitely not the first time I’ve come out on top as the proverbial underdog. I’ll never forget the Bloodletter FPV last year when pretty much nobody expected me to win against Andrea Valentine, and I mean let’s face it Andrea is a super special and uniquely gifted young lady who is going to do so many great things in her career. But I still managed to defeat her; though one thing I do notice Sofia is that virtually every time I get a win over somebody with momentum people look at it like I caught lightning in a bottle. That’s just inaccurate.

I’m a student of the game, I’m madly in love with wrestling. It’s one of my passions because I know that so many young girls out there, especially up here in Seattle look at me and they might feel like they’re the underdogs themselves in their own situation in life. That’s what drives me to constantly study my opponents, constantly evaluate my mistakes, and most importantly it made me understand that nothing is more important than winning in that ring and coming out victorious so long as it’s within the rulebook. Count out or no count out, I did everything I could to get the job done against Matsuda and I’m going to apply that same principle to my match at TI.

Sofia: Well it is important to note that even if you do earn a count out victory at TI, you may come away with the win but you won’t come away with the EAW Womens title.

Daisy: You’re certainly right Sofie and believe me, I understand that more than anybody. I have a profound respect for Cloud’s abilities because I’ve seen her journey from the underdog to the champion and, truth be told, it’s inspired me a great deal. I have seen Matsuda at her highest and lowest points, and it’s part of the reason why I’ve been training more than ever both up here in Seattle and even over at the EAW Performance. I understand full and well that you have to have a certain amount of physical strength, and a certain level of endurance to go the long one with somebody like Cloud.

And you know what I’m a pretty well put together gal Sofia; Cloudy gets a ton of hype for being this powerhouse who’s comfortable in the air and light on her feet, but I think a lot of people are overlooking my strength and my stamina. I have a strategy in play because this Womens World Championship means an incredible deal to me. I also have the motivation and the determination that I need to push me forward and keep myself in the game mentally. This win will be for every young girl who’s had limits applied to them in their life and every person who’s been stigmatized and told they couldn’t do something. You can have all of the physical advantages in the world but you’ll be hard pressed to find anybody who has as much heart as I do.

Sofia: Can’t argue that. We’re running short on time here but one final question Daisy; should you happen to come up short in the Womens Championship match next weekend, do you have any sort of secondary plan or option to maybe get yourself back in the hunt?

Daisy: Haha, to be honest Sofia I used to always make up Plan B, C, D and E’s to fall back on but I’m just completely winging it this time my friend. Some people don’t even think I belong in this title fight, so my sole focus is not only proving that I belong here but proving that I can carry the entire womens division as EAW and represent Empire proudly as a true champion.

Sofia: Thank you so much Daisy, and good luck next weekend.

Daisy: Luck is for losers! But thank you I appreciate it.

(Camera returns backstage we see Raven Robert’s locker room door. The camera turns to show Remi McQueen, face covered in dried blood, as she moves to enter. The door doesn’t budge though as it appears to be locked. Snarling at the door, Remi walks off scene for a moment before walking back into view wielding a sledgehammer. The camera moves back as she swings and takes the knob off the door, causing it to swing inward. As she smiles and enters the room a nearby production aide runs off. )

( A few moments later smoke is starting to billow out of the locker room door as Flannery McCoy marches into view.)

Flannery: Can’t even eat pizza in peace…Remi!

(Noticing the smoke, she runs into the room to see Raven’s belongings burning in a pile in the center of the floor. Flannery looks from the blaze to Remi who is sitting cross legged in the floor, hammer still in hand. )

Flannery: Remi Skyfire, wha –

(Remi holds up a hand and cuts her off.)

Remi: It’s Remi McQueen now. Raven is gonna never going to forget the name.

(Flannery shakes her head in frustration.)

Flannery: Fine, but what are you doing?! You can’t set a building on fire! Think of the insurance rates, Remi! This is a brand new, state of the art building for christs sake!

(Remi snarls and stands face to face with Flannery.)

Remi: That bitch just tried to kill my wife last week. Don’t fuckin’ speak to me about “insurance rates”, Flannery, tell me what the hell you’re going to do about it? If you can’t do that tell me where she is and I’ll handle it. DO SOMETHING!

(Flannery looks down, away from Remi, but the Specialist Champion leans down to stay in her face.)

Remi: Don’t look away, don’t play the coward, just tell me where Raven is, Flannery, and I’ll take care of everything else!

( Flannery looks from Remi’s unwavering gaze to the fire still burning in the center of the room. Rolling her eye, Remi walks over and picks up a gallon of water raven had kept and pours it over the blaze, putting it out. The smell of burned nylon and spandex fills the room.)

Remi: There, now. Tell. Me. Where. She. Is.

( Flannery gives Remi a hard look.)

Flannery: Look, Remi, I understand what you’re going through and that’s why you’re not in jail right now. How much do you think it costs to repair a production truck, or Hell, to pay the hospital bills of the guards? I can’t tell you where Raven is, Remi, that’d make me an accomplice to whatever you do to her!

(Remi snarls and backs away from the General manager. With a roar she throws the sledgehammer against the wall, knocking a concrete chip out in the process. Flannery sighs and shakes her head.)

Flannery: Look, Remi, I’m sorry about Revy, I really am, but I cannot have you destroying this arena! Please leave, don’t make me call security…

(Remi looks as if she’s gonna say something but notices something on the floor.)

Remi: Dropped my keys…

(She picks up a set of keys with a heart with raven wings keychain. Flannery notices and rolls her eyes.)

Flannery: Outside. Now!

(Remi leaves the room smirking.)

( COMMERCIAL BREAK. )

(Commercial recapping Dynasty where the Jaded Wolfe Hearts stole Theron Nikolas’s crown)

Cori: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!

(“Legendary” by Tupac hits as Theron Nikolas makes his way down)

Cori: Ladies and gentlemen, the first of our special guest commentators for this match… the 2018 King of Elite… THERRRROOONNNN NNNNNIIIKKOLLAASSSSS!!!!

(Theron makes his way down and takes a seat at the commentary booth)

Alicia: Even though you technically are the enemy it would still be unbecoming and dare I say even treasonous not to pay my proper respects and issue a warm welcome to the 2018 King of Elite! Theron, how are you tonight?

Theron: Even though I was treated with disrespect by the three tramps representing this awful brand, I’m still Theron Nikolas. Can’t do any better than that.

(“True Love” by CFO$ hits as Sienna Jade and Kassidy Heart make their entrance wearing their Empire Tag Team Titles. Kassidy has the King of Elite crown on her head)

Cori: And the second special guest commentator for this matchup… one half of the Empire Tag Team Champions… KASSSIIIDDDYYYYY HHEEEAAARRRTTT!!! And also introducing the first competitor, making her way to the ring from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, weighing in at 135 pounds… she is the other half of the Empire Tag Team Champions… SIIIIIEEENNNAAA JAAAAAAAADDEEEE!

(Kassidy and Sienna split as Kassidy walks over to the commentary booth and Sienna enters the ring. Kassidy takes the crown off of her head and tosses it backwards over her shoulder, landing on the floor in front of Theron, who climbs over and grabs it)

Alicia: Kassidy, how are you doing tonight!

Kass: Perf! I get to watch the most flawless elitist ever in action tonight! Oh, Theron… we had your crown cleaned like you asked. Well we didn’t. We got my maid to do it. Three hour soak in dirty toilet water right?

(Theron suddenly yanks the crown back off his head and drops it on the desk in front of him)

Theron: You did wha—

Kass: ohmygawd. It was just on top of my head dummy. Like I would let toilet water touch my hair.

Theron: Bitch…

(“I Am The Animal” by Will Ryan hits as Sazae Hangaku makes her entrance)

Cori: And her opponent, making her way to the ring from Yomi-no-Kuni, Japan, weighing in at 137 pounds… SAAAAZZZAAAAEEE HAAANNGGAAAAKKUU!!!

SG1: Sazae Hangaku has sworn to rectify her loss last week against Torhild Vinter. She said she wants to dominate the gaijin known as Sienna Jade.

Alicia: Did anyone think to tell her that she is the gaijin in the United States?

SG1: In the name of not losing a hunk of flesh, I chose not to mention it. But let’s see what weve got here tonight. Referee calls for the bell.

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Alicia: They move to the center of the ring and lock up for the first time. Sienna goes for a side headlock— oh but Sazae had it scouted and drops down to pick the leg. She stands holding Sienna’s leg and whips her over with a dragonscrew takedown! Now Sazae mounts on top and rains down with a series of strikes! Sienna does her best to cover up but shots are landing! What a show here from Sazae against one of the most dominant women in recent history!

Kassidy: GET OFF OF HER YOU FILTHY PSYCHO!!!!!! OH! YES! MY QUEEN JUST CAUGHT ONE OF SASSY HANKIE’S PUNCHES AND ROLLED HER OVER! Now Sienna does what she does best! Transitions around! Fujiwara armbar! Tap! Tap! Tap! Tap! Tap! Look how she flawlessly bridges up to create leverage and torque on the arm! Gorgeous!

Theron: She needs to pay attention to her ring positioning. Sazae isn’t far from the ropes after the roll over and now she’s trying to crawl. She’s reaching! Not quite there! Sazae crawls a little further! Reaches out! She’s got the ropes! But Sienna isn’t letting go now so the ref is gonna count.

ONE!

TWO!

THREE!

FOUR!

FIVE—

SG1: Sienna releases and puts her hands up. She gets back up to her feet and moves behind the referee who checks on Sazae. But Sazae shoves the referee away and moves to get back to her feet—BUT SIENNA COMES IN WITH A STIFF KICK TO SAZAE’S BACK! That looks like it just sent a jolt up Sazae’s spine and now Sienna grabs her and gets a hold on the arm… WITCHES HAMMER— NO! WHAT?!? Sazae bobbed her head to dodge the ripcord rolling elbow and latched onto Sienna’s triceps with her teeth! She’s biting in hard and Sienna is hurting! Sazae just stares a hole through her with wide eyes! Sazae reaches up and grabs Sienna’s throat with one hand! Sazae trying to get into the head of Sienna!

Kass: NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! GET YOUR NASTY LITTLE MOUTH OFF OF MY QUEEN!! HOW DARE YOU!!!!

Theron: Looks like your flawless queen made a flaw in tactics and got stuck.

Kass: I will literally kill you right now.

Alicia: But Sienna finally snaps out of it! She plants a solid toe kick directly in Sazae’s stomach and finally she releases her bite but Sienna looks too be bleeding from her tricep.

Kass: 😭NOOOOOOOOO!!!! MY POOR QUEEN!!!

SG1: Sienna has taken ahold of the head and plants Sazae with a DDT. Sienna realizes the blood dripping from her arm and looks like she is incensed now. She looks at Sazae on the mat and moves to the corner, climbing the turnbuckle. Sienna takes measure of where she is… STARSTRUCK!!!!

Alicia: IT CONNECTS! Sienna just hit that moonsault with impact!

Kass: What? Where? He’s not out here tonight.

Alicia: Uhh. Yeah. Sienna makes the cover.

ONE!

TWO!

TH—

Kickout by Hangaku!

Theron: If that were me, it would’ve been the end of the match.

Kass: If that were you, you would’ve missed.

Theron: Hardly. Now Sienna is stomping into her opponent. Looks like she’s a bit frustrated. Sazae rolls her way to the apron and catches her breath. Now here comes Sienna, she hits the ropes and—OOF. Dropkick to the knees of Sazae sent her falling face first into the apron and down to the floor.

Kass: See? Flawless. Now the queen is telling that stupid referee to count the bitch out.

ONE!

Sazae motionless on the floor.

TWO!

Sazae opens her eyes and reaches out towards the apron.

THREE!

Sazae shakes her head clear and realizes where she is.

FOUR!

She uses the apron to pull herself to her knees!

FIVE!

Sazae is up to her feet now but here comes Sienna with a baseball slide!! BUT SHE MISSES?!? SAZAE DUCKED TO THE SIDE AND OUT OF THE WAY! SIENNA IS OUT OF THE RING AND THE COUNT IS BROKEN! Sazae is in position… MASAMUNE KICK CONNECTS!

SG1: Sienna just dropped to the floor after that kick connected with her jaw! Now Sazae picks her up and rolls her into the ring, following quickly behind! Quick cover!

ONE!

TWO!

THREE—

SIENNA JUST KICKED OUT! That was nearly a big upset for the recently signed Sazae! If she’d hit that kick inside the ring instead of outside she may have had it! Sazae pounds the mat in anger and now she has a crazed look on her face! Sienna’s blood still in her mouth from earlier! She grabs Sienna and puts her in position! Lifts her into a powerbomb situation! She’s looking for the New Years Eve Bomb! Lifts her up…

Alicia: NO! Sienna just flipped herself forward and brought Sazae down with a sunset flip! The count!

ONE!

TWO!

TH—

Sazae kicks out! Now the two get back to their feet! Sienna still lookin a bit glazed from that kick! She’s operating on pure instinct! Sazae charges in, looking to capitalize! But Sienna catches her with a hard shot to the face! Sazae stumbles!

Kass: Look how amazing Sienna is! She’s fighting purely off her beautiful heart!

SG1: She takes a step back and tries to shake the cobwebs out! Sienna has come to and she looks pissed! Sazae comes back in and takes a swing but Sienna ducks underneath, punching Sazae in the stomach! Sazae doubles over and Sienna grabs her head and picks the leg! RDG! Bridging Fisherman Suplex!

ONE!

TWO!

THREE!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Cori: Here is your winner by pinfall… SIIIIIEENNNNAAA JAAAAAADE!!!!!

Kass: YAAAASSSSSS!!!!!

Theron (sarcastically): wahoo.

(Kassidy stands and runs to the timekeeper where she grabs the Empire tag team championship belts and climbs into the ring to celebrate with Sienna. Sazae rolls to the outside and tries to recover on the floor. Theron stands and places his King of Elite crown on his head and walks out, keeping his eyes on the Jaded Hearts)

SG1: Sienna picks up some much needed momentum heading into Territorial Invasion, but War Games looks like it will be just that, a war.

Alicia: No one is unprepared for this match. This will be a true test of the best in the company.

(Theron stands at the top of the ramp, staring a hole through Sienna and Kassidy, who both lean against the ropes holding their titles up in the air)

(Commercial for EAW 2K19: Legends Edition)

( CAMERA OPENS BACK UP TO THE ARENA PARKINGLOT: )

(The camera is outside the arena showing several security guards and a parking lot attendant standing around a totaled town car. The the head and tail lights are broken out along with the front and back windshield. Several deep gashes, apparently from the axe embedded in the hood, mark the body of the car and all four tires are flat. The alarm of the car beeps as Remi walks into the scene holding the keys. She tosses them to the attendant who looks at her in disbelief.)

Remi: Musta been a mixup, those weren’t my keys, they’re Rav-say, something happen to her car? (Remi shakes her head.) Shame, but hey, least she wasn’t in it…I’d hate for something to happen to her…tell her I’ll be seeing her real soon, we have something that we need to square.

(Remi walks off screen as the camera focuses again on the car……)

( “Girl Gang” is heard in the background as Madison Kaline is walking backstage dressed in her ring gear, smacking her gum in her mouth and carrying her barbed wire bat over a shoulder as she’s casually making her way towards the entrance tunnel. )

SG1: Remi Skyfire is out of fucking control Alicia! There’s no way this should have been allowed to happen! She’s damaging other people’s property for petes sake!

Alicia: I get the sense a lot more is about to be damaged than just property soon, because coming up after the break Madison Kaline makes her in-ring return — and she may be ‘swinging for the fences’ if you get the gist! Stay tuned!

( FINAL COMMERCIAL BREAK. )

( We go backstage to Stephanie Matsuda’s locker room, where her monitor shows Madison Kaline walking backstage from before the break, and Matsuda paces back and forth visibly frustrated. )

“Knock, knock, knock”

Cloud: WHAT.

( The locker room door opens, and Chris Elite slowly steps in through the door holding a half-full bottle of Henny, dressed in a Nike jumpsuit with a fitted hat and dark shades on. )

Chris Elite: Hey hey hey! Big Bhris in the fucking Building. I know this is Empire and all so where the hoes at?

( Cloud doesn’t answer him. )

Chris: What’s the move tho. You tryna kill it?

( Chris holds up the bottle of Henny, and Matsuda grabs it out of his hand and flings it FULL FORCE into the television screen — shattering the monitor. )

Chris: What’s good with you?

( Cloud delivers a LOUD smack across the face of Chris Elite, knocking his raybans off in the process. )

Chris: Yo….what the FUCK is your problem B.

Cloud: THREE HOURS LATE. YOU CAME TO THE SHOW THREE HOURS LATE, and you’re asking me what’s MY problem? What the fuck is YOUR fucking problem?

( Chris picks his glasses back up, muttering to himself. )

Chris: Yo man I’m not letting no dyke put her hands on me like that, even if we from the same place.

Cloud: Is this what I’m supposed to be walking into TI with? Henny Elite? What happened to the motherfucking EAW Elitist of the Year, huh? You was supposed to be a shoe in for that award and now you’re acting like a fucking clown. You’re really satisfying with proving everybody right about you aren’t you?!

Chris: I’m not even about to do this.

( Chris turns his back and walks over to the door. )

Cloud: So that’s your story then? From Elitist of the Year candidate to Bust of the Year?

( Chris stops and turns back around. )

Chris: Who the fuck is you calling bust of the year?

Cloud: I wasn’t talking to myself B. You go out there next weekend fucking around like you have for the last month and a half and Drillmatic are going to roll through you and make you look even more stupid than you do right now. It’s time for you to start taking this thing serious and put on for the BK, otherwise you’re as much of a failure as MJ says you are.

Chris: …….Alright then, so I’ll ask you again, what’s the move.

( Cloud calms down. )

Cloud: I did my fair share of film study, and I’ve figured out both MJ and Astraea’s weaknesses. And at TI? We’re going to exploit them.

( Camera transitions over to the ring where ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ by Demi Lovato is playing over the sound system, and Clarissa is in the ring warming up for the following match. )

( DING! DING! DING! )

Corrie Simmons: This following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL! Introducing first, already in the ring hailing from Sydney, Australia… CLARRRISSAAAAA!!!

SG1: Stephanie Matsuda appears to be reeling her partner Chris Elite back into focus, and another focused young lady right now Clarissa Evans is getting a big opportunity here to potentially knock off one of the perennial faces of Thursday Night Empire!

( “O Fortuna” by Carl Orff plays as Madison Kaline walks out through the curtain with her barbed wire bat in tew, receiving a big ovation from the audience. She saunters over to the ring with the same cold gaze in her eyes. )

Corrie Simmons: And her opponent… from Tampa Bay, Florida…. she is the “Mistress Of Death”, MMMAADDDISSSOOOOOOOOONN KALIIIIIIIIINE!!!!

Alicia: If looks could kill, then the look in her eyes could commit a mass murder SG! The EAW Hall of Famer made a massive statement at the end of last week’s Empire, and she’s just as good at making enemies as she ever was!

( DING! DING! DING! )

SG1: You can say that again, but we’ll see if Madison Kaline is just as good in the ring as she ever was as this match begins and the two combatants close in on each other…. Clarissa shoots right for the waist and applies a rear waistlock from behind, but Maddie FIRES BACK a nasty elbow to the schnoz, prompting a citation from the referee! Madison grabs Clarissa by the hair and follows up with a nasty headbutt to the nose, and BASHES her face into the canvas before stepping on her head and showing off to the crowd!

Alicia: Clarissa rolls over to the corner to recover, and MADISON CHARGES RIGHT BACK AT HER WITH A WICKEDLY LOUD RUNNING KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION! THE WHOLE CROWD WITH AN “OHH” AFTER THAT SOUND! Madison takes Clarissa over to the other corner and bashes her face into the middle turnbuckle, and then she takes her over to a third corner and SENDS HER SHOULDER FIRST STRAIGHT INTO THE RING POST!!! SHE SENT CLARISSA FLYING AS HARD AS SHE COULD, AND THE YOUNG LADY FROM SYDNEY AUSTRALIA COLLAPSES DOWN TO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!

SG1: Madison Kaline slowly follows Clarissa out of the ring with a look that could kill, as you talked about before Alicia; and now Maddie brings Clarissa back onto the apron and has her laying down with her torso hanging over the bottom rope… AND MADDIE YANKS CLARISSA’S WIND PIPE INTO THE BOTTOM ROPE!!!! A ROPE ASSISTED GUILLOTINE CHOKE HOLD HAS CLARISSA TOSSING HER LIMBS FOR DEAR LIFE!!! MADDIE IS LOOKING TO ASPHYXIATE CLARISSA EVANS, AND SHE’S WILLING TO RISK DISQUALIFICATION TO DO IT!

Ref: MADDIE THAT’S ENOUGH! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

Alicia: MADDIE DRAGS CLARISSA OUT OF THE RING AND HER BODY SMACKS INTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR! Madison pulls the lifeless body of Clarissa up to a standing base… and sends her as HARD AS SHE CAN WITH AN IRISH WHIP INTO THE STEEL STEPS! AND MADDIE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A RUNNING KNEE TO THE TEMPLE, SANDWICHING HER HEAD WITH THE STEEL RING STEPS, AND CREATING A NASTY THUD!!! JESUS WHAT A SICKENING SOUND!!!!

SG1: The official exiting the ring now, and he’s just about as concerned as these fans are for that young lady’s health! But Madison shoves the referee aside and drags her up from that seated, unconscious position to bring her back into the ring! Clarissa’s eyes just look glazed over, she barely even knows how to respond much less get back into this… but now Madison picks her spot at one of the corners and is waiting calmly for Clarissa to work herself back to her feet…. BANG!!!!!! AFTERLIFE!!!!!!! DECAPITATING CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL, TURNS CLARISSA INSIDE OUT AND HAS HER LANDING SPIKED ON TOP OF HER HEAD!!!! THERE’S THE COVER!!!!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

( “O Fortuna” comes back on, and Madison Kaline demands that the referee raise her arm. )

Corrie: Here is your winner… MADISON KALI–

Alicia: BEFORE CORRIE CAN EVEN FINISH, MADISON SWINGS THE BARBED WIRE BAT AT THE REFEREE AS HE’S CHECKING ON CLARISSA EVANS! THE OFFICIAL NARROWLY AVOIDS IT, AND NOW SHE TURNS BACK OVER TO CLARISSA… PLEASE MADDIE, DON’T DO THIS!

SG1: THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO CAN STOP HER ARE BANNED FROM EVEN TOUCHING HER TONIGHT! CLARISSA IS COMPLETELY DEFENSELESS, AND MADISON KALINE LIFT THE BAT ABOVE HER HEAD…. AND SWINGS IT DOWN!!!! EXECUTION STYLE!!! FULL FORCE SHOT TO THE HEAD OF CLARISSA EVANS!!!! OH MY GOD THAT IMMEDIATELY SLICES HER OPEN! WE NEED TO GET SOME HELP!!!

( We get reaction shots of the shocked and appalled fans in the audience, and the camera cuts back to the ring as Clarissa Evans is bleeding out of a massive gash over her head and is already covered in a pool of her own blood. )

Alicia: I THINK I’M GOING TO BE SICK…

( Madison Kaline holds the barbed wire bat up to her face and lets the blood dripping off of it fall into her tongue before savoring the taste. Then she exits the ring and walks up the ramp, nonchalauntly walking past the medical afficials who all come charging down the ramp to rush to Clarrisa’s assistance. The closed captioning appears on the screen, and the last shot we see is Madison Kaline walking up the ramp with her barbed wire bat in tew before we fade to black. )

( EAW logo buzzes )