(EAW Intro Plays)

(Cold open to a shot of the ring with a royal purple cloth covered table sitting in the center of the ring. Standing at one end is Empire General Manager Kendra Shamez alongside the Fox Network Ambassador, Stephon Hunte. Kendra’s personal bodyguard, Torhild Vinter, stands to the side of Kendra, arms crossed. Both executives are smiling broadly as the intro music fades out to be replaced by the cheers of the crowd. Kendra, microphone in hand, steps forward.

Kendra Shamez: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Thursday Night Empire! Thank you for joining us for what is sure to be a show to remember! Tonight’s Main Event is a special showcase between the Specialists Champion, Andrea Valentine, and the current reigning Empress of the Elite Astraea Jordan!

(The crowd cheers in appreciation for both women, and dueling chants of ‘Heart of Empire’ and ‘Empress of Elite’ start. The camera pans over to the crowd and signs can be seen: ‘Andrea Valentine=Heart of MY Empire’, ‘Thursday Night Crowe’s Nest’, ‘Bhabie=Ratings!’, and others. As the crowd dies down Kendra continues.)

Kendra Shamez: That’s not to even mention the huge Tag Title match we have tonight as the Queen’s Court face off against Fatal Destiny, this is a big opportunity for the newcomers who have been very impressive as of late. Could they upset the imposing duo of Amber and Cleopatra?

(As Kendra goes to continue Stephon steps forward, microphone of his own raised. Kendra gives an annoyed look as Hunte steps in front of her, seemingly unaware that she had even been speaking.)

Stephon Hunte: Not to mention we have the coronation of the NEW Vixen’s World Champion, Kassidy Heart! Kassidy represents everything Fox is looking for in a champion, just like Cleopatra before her, and as the representative of Fox I can say we’re looking forward to working with Ms. Heart, and putting her forward as the figurehead of Empire!

(Kendra steps forward, a confused look on her face.)

Kendra Shamez: The Vixen’s title, prestigious as it is, is not why we’re here right now, Stephon. We’re about to sign the contract for the Unified Women’s World Championship match that is taking place in two weeks at King of the Elite! Without further delay I’d like to go ahead and introduce a person who is in the main event tonight, she is the currently Reigning Empress of the Elite….Astraea Jordan!

(‘Party Goin’ Dumb’ by Rico Nasty plays as Astraea Jordan makes her way down the ramp. The Denmark crowd cheers wildly for the Empress of Elite as she slaps high five with those at ringside.)

Gavin Kirkland: Ah, let’s open with the minority hire…

Sofia Clarke:That’s not fair at all! Astraea Jordan is the epitome of hard work and dedication, Gavin, and for you to try to reduce her to her skin color just shows how small minded you truly are! Astraea represents everything right about Empire!

Gavin Kirkland: Yeah, yeah, whatever you say…I’ll give you some free advice though, you had better watch your step around here, unless you wanna end up like SG1…

Sofia Clarke: I can’t wait until they find someone else to sit here and I can go back to interviewing people…

(Astraea leaps over the top rope and climbs the turnbuckle, soaking in the adoration of the crowd. As she leaps down Kendra begins to speak again.)

Kendra Shamez: Introducing her opponent, and the next challenger for the Unified Women’s Title…she is the former REVOLT Freeweight Champion, the former Empire Tag Team Champion, Sienna Jade!

(‘Unfuckwithable’ by Deez Nutz plays as Sienna Jade walks out on the to stage with purpose, ignoring the audience as she marches her way to the ring.)

Gavin Kirkland: Now here is someone who, with a little polish, absolutely represent the Fox Brand! Sienna has the attitude, the skill, and most importantly the looks to carry us into 2019!

Sofia Clarke: Sienna Jade is a former world champion, albeit of another company that no longer exists, but she has maintained that the only reason she wasn’t an EAW singles champion has been because she was being held back by the management in Flannery McCoy. Now that Flannery is gone Sienna has the chance to prove that her words are more than just talk!

(Sienna gets into the ring and goes to get into the face of Astraea, but the two are separated by Torhild. Kendra holds up her hands to calm everyone down.)

Kendra Shamez: Hey, none of that! We’re here to make this match official, not for you two to devolve this into a brawl, so CALM DOWN!

(As Kendra is yelling ‘O, Fortuna’ by Carl Orff begins to play and the EAW Unified Women’s Champion, Madison Kaline, walks out flanked by the Empire Tag Team champions, Amber Keys and Cleopatra, the Queen’s Court.)

Gavin Kirkland: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, AND FUTURE MOTHER OF MY CHILDREN!

Sofia Clarke: Uhhhhh, well this is awkward, Gavin seems almost in shock at seeing the Court, and specifically I guess Cleopatra, who, along with Amber, will make their first title defense here tonight against Fatal Destiny. The fact the entire court are coming out, though, highlights an important note in the reign of Madison Kaline, where she goes the Court is soon to follow, so it will be very interesting to see how Astraea and Sienna are able to handle that!

Gavin Kirkland: Uhhhhhh….Queen of my Nileeeeee

Sofia Clarke: Okay then.

(As the Court head into the ring Kendra holds up a hand, halting the trio.)

Kendra Shamez: Ladies, I’m sure Ms. Kaline can sign her name by herself, she had better be able to anyway, because at King of Elite the Queen’s Court are banned from ringside!

(As Amber and Cleopatra react in disbelief Madison screams at Kendra.)

Madison Kaline (Off-Mic): Fuck you, Bitch! My contract says I can do whatever I want, and I want my friends at ringside! You can’t do shit about it either, Kendra, fuck you!

(Kendra smiles.)

Kendra Shamez: I thought you might try that, and while you’re right you have a pretty ironclad contract, it’s not a GAWD Contract. If you don’t agree to the stipulations, you can just not sign the match agreement, and instead of a Triple Threat where you defend the title, we’ll have Sienna and Astraea face off to see who the new champion will be!

(Madison’s face turns beet red as Amber and Cleopatra try to calm her down. Finally pulling herself together, Madison brushes off the Court and stomps up the stairs to enter the ring, staring a hole through Kendra the whole time. Torhild positions herself between the General Manager and champion as Madison raises the title above her head and walks over to the table, placing it on top of the contract. Stephon Hunte takes a step back into the corner and pulls out his phone to check messages. Noticing, Kendra smirks.)

Kendra Shamez: What’s the matter, Stephon, trying to find a loophole in that contract you got for Madison?

(Stephon looks at her confused and raises the microphone.)

Stephon Hunte: Contract…? I didn’t negotiate that for deal, Ms. Shamez. I mean, sure, Madison has the blonde look Fox loves, but her curves don’t quite hold up, and the lolita market is something even Fox won’t get into. Sorry.

(Stephon returns to his phone as Madison smirks at Kendra.)

Madison Kaline: Seems you don’t know everything, do you!?

(Astraea, annoyed at the delay, grabs a microphone from the table.)

Astraea Jordan: Look, I have a match to get ready for, do you three cacs think we can move this along? I mean, these people didn’t spend their hard earned money to watch two air headed losers yell at their boss, let’s do this!

Sienna Jade: Awww look at you being in such a rush to sign your death certificate, settle down young Empress. The REAL queen is speaking.

(Astraea is rolling her eyes)

Sienna Jade: Did I say something wrong? Surely you don’t actually believe your claims of Empire being your the place that you run or anything like that, right? Like I get the whole ‘rah rah I’m a savage’ bullshit is your shtick and it appeals and sells and whatnot, obviously not more than the JWH but that’s besides the point. But honey… if this has actually been something you believed in your head after all of this time then you’re truly in for a rude awakening.

Astraea Jordan: You know, when I look at you I can’t help but laugh at the woman you’ve become over the past 12 months. Just one year ago I remember you were the talk of the industry, you ran a certain rat-faced bitch out of a company, with the help of the rest of the division sure, but you seemingly asserted your dominance. Sienna Jade had become a name that the world could no longer ignore. When I was on my excursion I was getting calls about setting up a “dream match” with a bitch I never even heard of before and that bitch just happened to be you. So I came on over to REVOLT, first match ever I beat your little girl toy’s ass and that was to send a message of what was to come for you whenever we crossed paths. Th-

Sienna Jade: Oh is this the part of the story where you talk about when we finally got a chance to face off and I kicked your ass to retain my championship?

Astraea Jordan: Nah I didn’t get to the part where you took advantage of the distraction that was Payton Darkstar but I was getting there. But shit I meannnn… since you like jumping straight to it then lets get it. That match was the last time anybody ever actually took you seriously. It was the peak of your career and ever since then you’ve been nothing more than a complacent coattail riding bitch watching everybody pass you up. You beat me and what do you have to show for it after all this time? I’M the Empress of Elite here, not you sis.

Sienna Jade: Yeah you’re the Empress of Elite, the same tournament where I lost to my best friend in the whole wide world in and I’m not ashamed about it. The tournament where you actually beat her, in the match where you got booed out of the building in despite the fans hating Kassidy prior to facing the heat magnet known as yourself. We get it. You secured that, but you haven’t quite gone all the way yet now have you? That win doesn’t guarantee that you’re hands down going to win the title, it just gives you a SHOT. The same shot that I have, and that means you’re no better than me or anybody else in this match. Yet here you are, walking around carrying yourself as if the world owes you shit because you won a little tournament, like you already won the title and you’re the face of this brand. You aren’t SHIT. How do we know your win wasn’t a one hit wonder? How do we know you can step up to the plate again and win on a large stage? We don’t all we know is you talk a lot of shit but your resume doesn’t back up any of it. I’m the ONE AND ONLY Freeweight Champion in history, respect it bitch. That means between you and I, only one of us knows how to actually be a singles champion and defend it with pride and honor. I’ve been here before, you haven’t.

Madison Kaline: Oh will the both of you please shut the hell up? Look at the two of you bickering at one another as if either of you stand a chance at dethroning the Queen of Death. If I recall, both of you lost to that cunt bitch Stephanie Matsuda, who served as nothing more than a dark cloud, no pun intended, of overrated undeserved bullshit over the Empire brand. I saved the both of you and I saved this entire brand. It’s because of ME that people actually take this place serious now. I did what you couldn’t do and because of that, I stand before you as the Unified Women’s World Champion. I’ll be damned if I let some stupid bitch and my sloppy seconds known as that Empress of Elite crown take me down, or some hasbeen bitch who hasn’t been worth shit since she was getting her checks signed by Talib Bari. Neither of you are worthy of even sharing a ring with me, that’s the only reason I wanted to bring the Queens Court out with me, to balance things out considering I’m surrounded by two gutter trash bitches. You should be honored that I even decided to entertain this little back and forth bullshit or this contract signing period. It’s not really my style to talk about things, my actions speak for itself. But since we’re here, I think you have things confused with the way I operate, you think that I need my partners to hold my hand or make things easier for me, but you don’t have the slightest clue. I won this title on my own and if I very so wanted to I will defend this title on my own. You people get it misconstrued that I somehow have been handed everything on a silver platter whether it be by the board, or by my sisters, but none of them were in that cage with Cloud and I when I ended her career and took MY title. You can push a narrative but the truth always comes to light, and come King of Elite I’LL be the one shining.

(Sienna Jade is seen wiping fake tears from her face)

Sienna Jade: Omg Maddie dat wuz so inspiyawing! Shut the fuck up. You’re nothing more than a placeholder for the real champ to take her rightful place. You’re an opportunistic little bitch who took advantage of all of the luxuries afforded to her by management and it ended in the clusterfuck known as your title reign. I partially blame myself though. Because while the likes of that man-bitch Dykesuda ran rampant with the most overrated championship reign I have ever witnessed in my life, while Astraea was running behind her like the little tagalong bitch we all know her to be, I was focused on other ventures. I was making those Empire tag titles the title to have alongside Kass, meanwhile the three of you fucks were playing cat and mouse with one another making a mockery of that world championship. A championship that I should have been focused on winning for myself from the jump. I had always been entitled to a rematch but somewhere down the line I let the bullshit get to me. I watched as people like you two and that reject bitch who’s probably somewhere munching blue dyed carpets in Philly ruin the reputation of this brand…. and I let it happen. I lost motivation seeing the type of people getting opportunities over me, seeing management fuck me over time and time again. The moment I walked into this company I was treated like the red headed stepchild because I held a championship that didn’t originate in this company and I got shit for it. I took the punches like a trooper and pushed through, still holding my title high and proud. I was told my title didn’t matter in EAW yet despite all of that I found myself headlining my first ever Pain for Pride, because I believed that I mattered. That is why this match means so much to me, because I’m not just doing this shit to myself and avenging the injustice known as my Pain for Pride loss. I’m doing this for Mike Silver, for Ronn Banks, for Talib Bari, for everybody who believed in Sienna Jade and got behind me as a star and the new face of women’s wrestling. I’m doing this or Kassidy Heart who in the midst of everything embraced me and lifted me up and no matter how much success she achieved on her own she kept that energy. For Tyler Wolfe who helped lift me up off of the heels of my loss at Pain for Pride by joining my group and bringing a new dynamic. For the love of my life, Impact for never leaving my side and always having my back, inspiring me to reach the same heights that he has. All of those people know I matter, and that’s why I don’t give a fuck about what you two or anybody else thinks about me. Just like I believed that I mattered during Pain for Pride season, I believe that I matter here, and at King of Elite I will make you two believe that as well because never again will I ever lose sense of who the fuck I am… I am Sienna ‘Unfuckwithable’ Jade.. and I am YOUR next Unified Women’s World Champion. Respect THAT.

Astraea Jordan: Y’all hoes done yet? Look, I don’t know how else to spell it out for you but it’s been written in the stars since I beat Kassidy’s ass at Manifest Destiny, cue the white tears. I carry myself like this, as if I done already went all the way and won the title already because unlike you Sienna, I don’t fall into a depression and tuck my tail, I fight through adversity. You lost to Cloud, I lost to Cloud, but only one of us bounced back and reminded people of who the fuck we are. I been through hell and back starting from a year ago at this very King of Elite event where I had my first ever title match and came SO close, but lost. Then it happened again at the hands of, yes you, Sienna. Then it happened again RIGHT after I clocked this bitch standing across from me at Pain for Pride, when I lost at the Empire season premiere. I’ve already been to hell and that’s why I know I ain’t going back no matter what. Over my dead body will I not walk out of King of Elite holding that title, making a one year story come full circle. You all got your reasonings as to why you think you will have the upperhand in our match and more incentive to go hard, I got mine, but mine are valid. I don’t even know why you in this match to be honest Sienna, you waited this long to play the “rematch” card, watched your girls pass you up so I guess this is your way of catching up to them. And you Maddie, you wanna prove that you can successfully defend this title without the Queens Court barging in and doing your dirty work. The fact is, you been a paper champion and you know I’m your worst nightmare. I bet you get flashbacks of me beating your ass at Pain for Pride and sending you to rock bottom, losing to bitches like Layla Lockhart in the first round of the very tournament I won. But then again you probably threw that shit because you wasn’t tryna see me again after what I did to you. Regardless though, this is my destiny and my time to finally reach the heights that were expected of me the moment I stepped foot into this company, from the time when I shattered records at the EAW PC Combine, or when Mr. DEDEDE himself declared me as the future. The future is now, and the now is Astraea Jordan.

(She drops the mic and goes to sign the contract but is blocked by Sienna who steps up to be nose to nose with Astraea. After a tense second she steps aside and lets Jordan by to sign the contract. As she does, Sienna snatches the pen from her hand and immediately signs her name as Astraea looks ready to fight the former Freeweight champion.)

Sofia Clarke: Tensions are extremely high here tonight between the three competitors, it’s a good thing that Kendra has Torhild in the ring to keep the peace!

Gavin Kirkland: I think all that huge Viking is going to do is get in the way of a good fight!

(As Astraea and Sienna stare one another down Madison dropkicks Jordan into Jade, knocking both over, and quickly moving to sign the contract as the two challengers begin to brawl! Torhild quickly ushers Kendra out of the ring while Stephon ducks under the ropes and makes his own exit.)

Sofia Clarke: Look out! Sienna and Astraea are going at it! Sienna either doesn’t realize, or doesn’t care that Astraea was knocked into her by Madison, who signed the contract and has high tailed it out of here!

Gavin Kirkland: How can either of these two hope to be champion if they can’t even keep their composure during a simple contract signing? Madison won’t even need the Court from the way things are looking, she’ll just need to hang back and pick off the leftovers!

(Sienna escapes from under Astraea and scrambles to her feet. The two grab and claw at each other, each throwing the occasional punch to the other’s head. As they fight the table is knocked over and the contract is nearly trampled, but Kendra quickly grabs it from ringside. She motions to security who come running to separate Sienna and Astraea who have each other in a death clutch.)

Sofia Clarke: Ladies and gentlemen the scene is absolute chaos here! I’m getting word now that we’re going to cut to commercial while security handles the situation…we’ll be right back!

(Commercial plays for Maid in Manhattan II: Still in Manhattan, featuring Consuela Rose Ava.)

(Back from commercial and order has been restored. The camera opens on the announce desk. Sofia Clarke.)

(Camera opens to Cori Simmons in the ring with a microphone)

Cori Simmons: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!

(“Furious 2” by Nikolas Gustafson hits as Clara Lovelace comes down to the ring almost skipping because she’s so full of energy)

Cori Simmons: Introducing first, making her way to the ring from Roswell, New Mexico, weighing in at 120 pounds…. CLARA LOVELACE!!!!!

(“Flashbacks” by Emika hits as Jael walks out with Chelsea Crowe close behind. Jael has a grin on her face as she walks down)

Cori Simmons: and her opponent, making her way to the ring from Tempe, Arizona, weighing in at 132 pounds… JAEL!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Oh great. One who won’t sleep with men and one who I don’t think is old enough to sleep with me. The hell am I supposed to be excited for here?

Sofia Clarke: Uhhhh… two great competitors fighting to—

Gavin Kirkland: BORING! Let’s get moving please.

(DING! DING! DING!)

Sofia Clarke: And we are under way AND JAEL RUSHES OUT LIKE A BULLET AND CLUBS CLARA WITH A FOREARM!!! Clara stumbles back into the corner! She goes to get out BUT JAEL GRABS HER FROM BEHIND! MASSIVE RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX AND CLARA ROTATES ALL THE WAY OVER IN THE AIR!! Clara crashes and Chelsea Crowe just has a grin on the outside! JAEL RUSHES OVER ONTO CLARA! UNANSWERED PRAYERS!! THE KOJI CLUTCH IS APPLIED! CLARA DIDNT EVEN HESITATE TO TAP!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Cori Simmons: Here is your winner by submission… JAEL!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Thank Jael’s catholic god it’s over.

Sofia Clarke: Jael gets a statement win tonight over Clara who’s been in something of a slump since Road To Redemption.

(Jael slides out the ring to meet Chelsea who greets her with a kiss before the two walk up the ramp with their pinky fingers hooked)

Gavin Kirkland: Clara is still in the ring. Can we get a clean up on aisle nerd?

Sofia Clarke: I cant even with you…

Gavin Kirkland: So odd with me.

(Clara rolls out of the ring and goes to walk up the ramp. Chelsea and Jael are long gone. Clara walks and looks up)

Sofia Clarke: OHMYGAWD! TYLER WOLFE IS RUNNING DOWN AND SHE THRUSTS A KNEE INTO CLARAS SKULL! TYLER GRABS CLARA BY THE HAIR AND RUNS HER BACK TO THE RING AND THROWS HER SHOULDER FIRST I TO THE STEEL STEPS!

Gavin Kirkland: YES! REAL ACTION! SOMEONE BLONDE IS HERE!!

Sofia Clarke: Pretty sure its a dye job.

Gavin Kirkland: I’LL STILL TAKE IT! NOW TYLER GRABS HER UP BY THE HAIR AGAIN AND PRESSES CLARAS FACE AGAINST THE STEEL RING POST! AND SHE BASHES CLARAS FACE BACK AND FORTH AGAINST THE POST! CLARA IS BUSTED WIDE OPEN! AND I THINK SHES UNCONSCIOUS!! SHE JUST COLLAPSED TO THE FLOOR AND TYLER WOLFE JUST GRINS AT HER! CLARA IS OUT AND HERE COMES MEDICAL TO STOP OUR FUN!

(Medics rush the scene and shoo Tyler back but she just stands there and admired her work)

(Commercial for Christian Mingle featuring Constance Blevins, find the one He wants you to bang!)

(Surfin’ (Feat. Pharrell Williams)’ by Kid Cudi plays as Serena Bennett walks out on the stage dressed in street clothes. As she makes her way down the ring she laughs at the chants for Andrea Valentine that the crowd send Serena’s way.)

Sofia Clarke: Serena Bennett has done everything in her power to stake her claim on Andrea Valentine’s Specialists title since Road to Redemption! What we’ve not gotten, however, is a reason why, but Serena has promised to give just that tonight!

Gavin Kirkland: Reason why? She’s obviously jealous of Andrea’s success and instead of trying to earn the title, Serena wants to steal it, just like she stole from Stephon when she was cashing the paychecks she was earning from Fox while trying to undermine the Network’s interests!

(Serena enters the ring and grabs the microphone offered by Cori Simmons.)

Serena Bennett: Everyone is asking me, ‘Oh, Serena, why are you attacking Andrea? What did she ever do to you? Why can’t you just let her enjoy her moment?’ Bitch, she isn’t the only one who had a moment at Road to Redemption! No one expected me to come out as strong as I did, none of you, no one in that cell, and certainly not Fox. No one believed in me except for me, and where did that get me?

(She drops the microphone and looks around as if searching the crowd for an answer. Not finding one, she raises it to speak again.)

Serena Bennett: In my debut match I managed to outlast four other women, including the then champion, Tyler Wolfe, and nearly captured the Specialists title. Now some people might say that that was a good showing, that I have nothing to be ashamed of, and that even in losing to Andrea I am still in elite company for outlasting everyone else, but those same people are the ones who would settle for second place. Serena Bennett doesn’t settle! So, what did I do? I set out to show Andrea why she should count her damn lucky stars that she managed to get ahold of that chain I brought before she did! *Serena walks to the ropes facing the entrance ramp and stands on the bottom one, looking at the entrance* Andrea, do you think for one second that I’m just going to go away? I’m going to keep coming at you until I get what I want, the Specialists title. I never gave up, and you never pinned me. You have to choke me out to stop me, but look what good that done, Andrea. You’re going going to see me in your nightmares, Andrea, so you may as well –

(‘Roll With Me’ by Charli XCX starts playing as Andrea Valentine walks out on the stage, dressed in her ring attire, and microphone in hand. The crowd cheers in appreciation for the Specialists champion as her music fades and she raises the microphone.)

Andrea Valentine: Serena if you wanted a shot at the Specialists title all you had to do was ask, not run around and attack me from behind like a scared bitch! You want my title? Fine, you got your shot, sis, and since you think I’m lucky I got your chain before you did, let’s make things even. You want this title? At King of Elite you can have it if you beat me…IN A CHAIN MATCH!

Sofia Clarke: A chain match?! Well, as Specialists champion Andrea is well within her right to choose the stipulation of her defense! If Serena wants a shot she’s going to have to agree to being chained to Andrea Valentine!

(Serena smiles viciously and nods her head.)

Serena Bennett: A chain match? You’re on! You made a huge mistake though, Andrea, mark my words, that title is coming home with me! You’re on, bitch!

(A cheer rises from the crown as Serena accepts the title match.)

Sofia Clarke: Serena accepts! We have a Specialists title match at King of Elite, and what a match it will be! Andrea Valentine will make her first defense in a chain match!

(Andrea nods confidently at Serena’s acceptance.)

Andrea Valentine: I’ll see you then, and after I beat you, again, I hope you can move on with your life, and stop being such an asshole!

(‘Roll with Me’ starts playing as Andrea walks back through the curtain, leaving Serena glaring in the ring as the camera out.)

(Camera opens backstage to the locker room of the Pride. We see Layla Lockhart rolling her neck, which was viciously attacked by Raven Roberts before Road to Redemption. Across from her is Constance Blevins who is lacing her boots in preparation for her match with Chelsea Crowe later tonight.)

Layla Lockhart: I can’t wait for tonight! We’re gonna show everyone what the Pride is made of!

(Constance gives Layla a concerned look.)

Constance Blevins: Are you sure your neck is okay? Raven done a real number on it after all. I mean, far be it from me to deny a miracle, but Harlow is a high level competitor, and if you’re anything less than 100% it might be a long night…

(Layla waves away the concern.)

Layla Lockhart: Nah, I’m good! Sure, I might feel a little tingle in my toes every once and awhile, but it’s nothing I can’t handle! For real, Connie, I’m good, I promise! How are you, though, you’re about to face Chelsea Crowe…are you ready for that?

(Constance sighs and nods.)

Constance Blevins: I am. He is guiding me on a path that will prove Chelsea is wrong, about me and Him. The Pride represents what is good about Empire, and Chelsea isn’t ready to face that!

(They’re interrupted by a knock at the door, followed by Santana Matthews leaning through the door.)

Santana Matthews: Connie, you’re up sis, you and Chelsea are next! Hey, Layla, your neck okay?

(Constance hops up and heads towards the door as Layla turns to Santana.)

Layla Lockhart: I wish everyone would stop worrying about my neck! I’m fine, really! Look!

(Layla hops up from the chair, landing in a standing position with her arms outstretched. She doesn’t waiver, but Santana and Constance notice the slight grimace that she tries to immediately cover up. Constance stops on her way out.)

Constance Blevins: Layla, I don’t think you’re ready! Harlow –

Layla Lockhart: HARLOW DOESN’T EVEN CARE! Her whole deal is how nothing matters, and she’s wrong! I’m fine, I can handle it!

(Santana shrugs and leaves as Constance follows her out. Layla balls her fist and looks down as the door closes.)

Layla Lockhart: I got this…

(Camera fades out)

(Commercial plays for PILEDRIVER Athletics, featuring several sponsored athletes in training attire working out.)

Cori Simmons: The following contest is a singles contest scheduled fooooor—

Crowd: ONE FALL!

Cori Simmons: One fall! Introducing first—

(“Born to Die” by Sidewalks and Skeletons begins to blare throughout the arena speakers, accompanied by the dimming of the lights. The crowd begins to boo almost immediately.)

Cori Simmons: Introducing first, from Auckland, New Zealand, she is The Corporate Cunt, CHEEEEELLLLLLSSSSSSEEEEEEAAAAAAA CCCRRRRROOOOOOOWWWWWWEEEEE!

(Chelsea arrives on stage after the beat drop and soaks in the negative reaction of the crowd. She stands at the top of the stage for a moment, eyes closed with a smile. She breathes deeply, then begins her march down to the ring.)

Gavin Kirkland: This girl is something else, I have to say. After watching her go head-to-head with Tyler Wolfe, former Specialists Champion, I was definitely…moved, to say the very least.

Sofia Clark: “Moved?” What, did she light a spark of inspiration, encourage you to finally embrace your delicate femininity?

Gavin Kirkland: Nah. It was just hot when I got to watch her make-out with her girlfriend. Still, her match was pretty good, and I’m excited to see how she’ll make going up against Constance Blevins.

(“Roar” by Katy Perry starts to play, cutting off “Born to Die” much to the displeasure of Chelsea Crowe who we see leaning in a turnbuckle corner.)

Cori Simmons: And her opponent—from Baltimore, Maryland, The Lioness, CONNNNSSSTTAAAAAAAANNNNNNCCCE BLLLLLLLEVVVVVVIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNSSSSSSS!

(Constance bursts through the curtain following the loud sound of the Lioness roar, leading up to the chorus. She raises her arms parallel with her index fingers pointing upward to the heavens. Constance smiles, then blows a kiss upward as well. Then she slaps hands with fans coming down ramp towards the ring. She steps in-between the ropes, all business.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Sofia Clark: Alright, Gavin! This match is officially underway! Constance Blevins looking to go for a running attack on Chelsea Crowe – but Chelsea is able to counter it! She stops Constance in her tracks with a punch to the gut, and now she’s positioning herself for a headlock! And already, Chelsea Crowe has brought this match to a halted start, cranking in that headlock. But Constance isn’t wearing down so easily–Chelsea now planting a few hard elbows into the back of the skull of Constance Blevins! But changing her positioning gives Constance the perfect window to break through! Constance, now wrapping her one arm around the shoulders of Chelsea, she hooks a leg–RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Planting Chelsea Crowe right on her back in the center of the ring! And Constance may have gotten Chelsea on the back of the neck there as well–she goes to finish this one early–

Referee: OOONEEE–

Gavin Kirkland: Barely a count of one. Ugh. BOOOOORING! C’mon ladies, show us a little more, aye? (Gavin pulls out a pair of binoculars) I can barely see anything jiggling from here! But maybe I will, now that “The Lioness” is starting to fire herself up, Chelsea slowly getting back up. Chelsea on her knees, Constance in the turnbuckle. She charges–and a running knee strike straight to the jaw of Chelsea Crowe from Constance Blevins! Oh great, now is she gonna do that stupid thing she does—yep. She is…there she goes…a roar from Constance Blevins…yippee…

Sofia Clark: What’s your problem?

Gavin Kirkland: Church girls get under my skin. Goodie two shoes like her are such a waste.

Sofia Clark: Alright, focusing our attention back to the ring, Constance is looking for to continue her dominance here! Chelsea Crowe doesn’t look so well right now, that knee to the jaw really got the best of her! She waddles in two feet as Constance picks her up and begins to set her up for—THE SIGNATURE FISHERMAN SUPLEX FROM CONSTANCE BLEVINS! Coupled with a bridge for the pin—

Referee: OOOONNEE—

Sofia Clark: And still, Constance unable to put Chelsea Crowe away!

Gavin Kirkland: For a lazy cunt like Chelsea, I’m surprised she hasn’t just given up by now! Just lay down and take the pin, Chelsea! But rip her top off first! Constance is back up to her feet first, and Chelsea looks to be reaching for the ropes here to steady herself. Constance reaches for Chelsea’s hair, hoping to pull her aside—but Chelsea grabs a hold of Constance’s wrists, and—SHE TRIPS CONSTANCE! Constance falls to her knees, arms dangling through the ropes. Her neck is in perfect position for—YES! Chelsea now choking Constance Blevins using that middle rope! Chelsea has her knee on the back of Constance’s neck, using the top rope to lift herself up and apply more pressure! The referee has no choice but to step in—

Referee: CHELSEA! Break the hold!

Chelsea Crowe: Piss off, will you?

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR—

Sofia Clark: And Chelsea is not looking to get herself disqualified in this one. She lifts the knee and backs away from Constance, still leaning through the ropes—oh, and Chelsea goes straight for a dirty switchblade kick to the back of Constance Blevins who is absolutely helpless! Chelsea acting like she can do no wrong as the referee reprimands her for showing some poor sportsmanship right there! And Chelsea just pushes straight past the referee, going after Constance once again, who’s still doesn’t even look like she’s fully here! Chelsea pulls Constance to her feet, brings her to the center of the ring—she sets her up for—a brutal kneeling facebuster to Constance Blevins! Someone check out her nose! Chelsea still has a hold of Constance’s arm, here, she twists—OH! WHAT A KICK FROM CHELSEA CROWE! I could felt the impact between that boot and Constance’s chin from here! What a beautiful combination! She might be out cold—

Gavin Kirkland: Chelsea Crowe with the cover!

Referee: OOOONNNE! TWWWWOOOO!

Gavin Kirkland: Oooh, so close! But no cigar, Chelsea! She hops up from the mat, with a nasty scowl. Constance rolls over on her side here, but not before Chelsea can set herself back up right over Constance, grabbing a hold of Constance’s arm, stretching her right out—she exposes that ribcage—is this a submission hold? Oh god, Sofia, I can’t look! (Gavin covers his eyes)

Sofia Clark: Not a submission move, Gavin! Chelsea jumps up—and her boots come crashing down directly onto Constance Blevins’ ribs! Chelsea certainly looks pleased with herself, too! Constance rolling over, flat onto her stomach, grabbing hold of her hurt ribs! Chelsea definitely knocked the wind out of her, too, with that one. Constance could be badly hurt, right now.

Gavin Kirkland: From what I can tell you, Sofia, this is exactly what Chelsea Crowe is the very best at. Chelsea knew how important it was to slow down a competitor like Constance Blevins—even though Constance does enough to slow herself down and hold herself back by talking all that “God” nonsense she always is. It’s a pity—

Sofia Clark: Not now, Gavin! Chelsea decided to go in for a sleeper hold onto Constance Blevins! She has her legs completely wrapped around Constance for the submission, more pain inflicted on those hurt ribs! God, this might be the end of it here. I’m not sure how much of this she can take. But Constance is holding on with all her might—the crowd’s showing their enthusiasm for this one! They’re cheering Constance on! Trying to give her the strength she needs to survive this sleeper hold! Ugh, there Chelsea goes, more smack talk right into the ear of Constance! That’s the last thing she needs while Chelsea is applying all of her strength, every last ounce of power she’s got to squeeze the life force out of Constance Blevins!

Gavin Kirkland: The Constance chants won’t let up! But The Lioness might not be able to make it here! The referee leans in to check on her—uh oh, Constance isn’t responding. I think Chelsea did it—I think Chelsea knocked her out cold! The referee raises her hand and lets it fall—

Referee: ONE!

Gavin Kirkland: And again?

Referee: TWO!

Sofia Clark: If that arm falls again, it’s over.

Sofia Clark: NO! THAT’S NOT ALL! CONSTANCE IS AWAKE! SHE STOPS HER ARM FROM FALLING! AND THE CROWD IS GOING NUTS! The referee backs away—Chelsea is in disbelief! Constance is powering through! She shoots a few elbows to Chelsea Crowe, trying to back her away! Chelsea still trying to maintain the hold with her legs—Constance is pulling them off of her! Constance breaks free! And rolls away, hops up to her feet—grabs Chelsea by the wrist—SHORT ARM CLOTHESLINE! Chelsea falls to the mat, but Constance pulls her right back up—ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE! RINSE AND REPEAT! FOUR CLOTHESLINE TO CHELSEA CROWE UNTIL CONSTANCE HAS DECIDED THAT SHE’S HAD ENOUGH—

Gavin Kirkland: Please don’t tell me she’s going to—

Constance (off-mic): RRRRRROOOOOAAAAAAARRRR!

Gavin Kirkland: Sigh.

Sofia Clark: That’s right! Constance is fully charged up! She turns her attention back from the fans to Chelsea Crowe—Constance positions herself for it, arm wrapped around the neck of Chelsea Crowe—can she get it—NO! CHELSEA COUNTERS! CHELSEA WITH A BOOT TO THE RIBS! And Constance can’t help but to fall back from that one—but look at Chelsea, go! Building off of that momentum, looking to capitalize—she bounces off the ropes for momentum—CHELSEA SMILE! THE RUNNING KNEE DROP FACEBUSTER! CONSTANCE BLEVINS DOWN ON THE MAT! CHELSEA GOES FOR THE COVER—

Referee: OOONNNEE! TWWWOOO! THHREEEEEEE!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Born to Die” by Sidewalks and Skeletons picks up throughout the arena, as the camera focuses on Chelsea Crowe who wears a wide smile.)

Cori Simmons: Here is your winner…CHHEEEEELLLLLLLSSSSEEEEEAAAAA CCCCRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWE!

Gavin Kirkland: You know…that sell-out bitch is really starting to grow on me.

Sofia Clark: Her name is Chelsea, dimwit. And she just sent a message to the entire Empire locker room. Despite your belittling opinion of her, Chelsea sure as hell showed that she’s worthy enough to be here—I just wonder what role she will come to play on the circus that Empire has become.

(Chelsea pulls away from the referee who reaches to raise her hand in victory. Chelsea yells some profanities at the referee before standing up and dropping to roll out of the bottom rope. She struts up the ramp.)

(Commercial plays for True Vixens, this week the Empress meets a Queen as the cast visit the Danish Royal Palace)

(Back from commercial we are in the locker room of the Queen’s Court. Amber Keys is sitting with Madison Kaline’s feet in her lap, absently stroking her calf, and Cleopatra is taping her wrists in preparation for the Court’s title defense later tonight. Madison is fuming with her arms crossed as The camera moves closer to her.)

Madison Kaline: Who the fuck does Kendra think she is? Huh? I have a contract!!

(Amber nods sympathetically.)

Amber Keys: Damn right you do Maddie! First that broken down cunt thinks she can follow in our footsteps and come out of retirement to face a ormer production assistant, only to end up in a wheelchair, but now she wants to keep me..I mean us from your side? The nerve of her!

(Cleopatra raises her eyebrow at Amber, but nods in agreement.)

Cleopatra: Don’t worry, Champ, Kendra is just jealous that she can’t cut it in the ring anymore, and wants to hold down whomever she can. You don’t need us to beat Astraea and Sienna, they’re nothing compared to you!

(Madison seems to settle down a bit, working her jaw.)

Madison Kaline: Fuck her, and fuck them all! No one believes in me, and I’m fucking sick of it! SICK! I’M THE GODDAMN WOMENS CHAMPION!

(Amber drops Madison’s feet and slides closer to the champion, embracing her, and putting her hand on the side of Madison’s head.)

Amber Keys: Shhhhhhhhhh….They don’t know who they’re fucking with, Maddie, you’ll show them!

(Guiding Madison’s head to her lap, Amber starts playing with the champion’s hair as Madison seems to calm down. Having finished taping her wrists, Cleopatra shakes her head and throws a punch into her palm, testing the fit of the tape. Madison watches for a moment then almost sits up in realization before being gently guided back down by Amber.)

Madison Kaline: Kendra thinks I can’t do things without you two? Fine! People wanna keep throwing Layla beating me in the Empress of Elite tournament? Well, next week I’m going to shut that up once and for all, and I’ll face Layla without you two. That’ll prove I’m a real champion!

(The camera starts moving back as Amber continues playing with Madison’s hair and Cleopatra walks over to a locker to grab the tag titles.)

(Back in the arena the camera does a wide panning shot as ‘Put ‘Em Up’ by Lupe Fiasco begins playing over the sound system. The crowd roars in appreciation as the new Vixen’s Champion, Kassidy Heart, walks out on to the entrance ramp, the title around her waist.)

Sofia Clarke: Kassidy Heart walks out here tonight wearing the first singles title of her career, and looks to be carrying a new attitude!

Gavin Kirkland: ‘Kassidy’? More like ‘Assidy’! I mean, damn, just look at her go! If she’s smart she’ll take Stephon’s offer to become the new Fox Banner Carrier. I mean, just imagine it! THe might of Fox getting behind the shapely figure of Assidy Heart, what could be better?!

Sofia Clarke: It’s no wonder SG1 punched you, you know that? You’re disgusting!

(Entering the ring, Kassidy motions to Cori Simmons for the the microphone.)

Kassidy Heart: ‘Kassidy Heart, Vixen’s Champion’ Fuck does that sound good! Not only that, but Sienna Jade is finally getting her rematch that that stupid cunt Flannery McCuck had been denying her all this time? This just goes to show that no matter how how much they try, no matter what petty bullshit excuses are used, you can’t keep the Jaded Wolfe Hearts down! Speaking of Tyler, she just proved to Clara that no one should fuck with her, and it’s only a matter of time before she’d got gold around her beefy waist too!

(The crowd gives a mixed reaction at the mention of the rest of the Jaded Wolfe Hearts.)

Kassidy Heart: Also, Stephon Hunte, get fucked! I’m not a fucking mascot for Fox, the Vixen’s title is a World title, and not some shit ass accessory to put on a talentless cum-dumpster to make you and your Network cronies look good! Everyone thinks that me winning this is a joke, well, joke’s on them cos I’m going to make this bely synonymous with great in ring work, not whatever it is Stephon wants, and-

(Kassidy is cut off as ‘Rise’ by Dyvided plays and Gisele O’Dare walks out on stage holding a microphone.)

Gisele O’Dare: Kassidy, you’re nothing! You don’t deserve to even be in the same ring as that title! I’m the one who pinned Astraea Jordan in her debut, and if I had known that fatass cunt Remi SKyfire was going to use mixed martial arts I would have never agreed to face her!

(An annoyed Kassidy unfastened the title from around her waist and lays the belt in the ring.)

Kassidy Heart: You want this title? Come fucking get it!

(There is a speaker blow back as Kassidy throws the microphone down and spreads her arms, waiting for Gisele.)

Sofia Clarke: Kassidy is inviting Gisele to come get her title, and it looks like Gisele is doing it! I hope that Bhabie knows what she is getting into, Kassidy looks to be in top form here tonight!

Gavin Kirkland: I can’t believe Kassidy turned down Fox! Show that ungrateful bimbo what she’s messing with, Bhabie!

Sofia Clarke: GISELE RUSHES KASSIDY…THE NEIMAN MARCUS OF WRESTLING MOVES! KASSIDY CAUGHT GISELE IN A NASTY SUBMISSION HOLD! She’s not letting go! O’Dare is screaming out in pain, and it looks like her arms are bent in an unnatural angle! Someone get some help for Gisele, I may not agree with her attitude, but she doesn’t deserve this!

Gavin Kirkland: Kassidy got lucky this time, but she’s going to realize soon that Fox is the only choice!

(Kassidy continues to lock the hold in as security rushes to the ring and the camera fades.)

(Commercial plays for Saturday Night Showdown, featuring the main event, a TLC between Malcolm Jones, Jax Walker, Solomon, and Jake Smith for the Interwire title!)

(Back from commercial we see Cori Simmons standing in the center of the ring.)

Cori Simmons: THe following contest is set for one fall! Introducing first from Christchurch, New Zealand, weighing in at 155 pounds, ‘Ms. No Fucks Given’ Harlow Reichert

(‘Voices’ by Motionless in White plays as Harlow Reichert makes her way to the ring.)

Sofia Clarke: I gotta say, I think Layla has a very wrong read on Harlow this week, she is claiming that Harlow doesn’t care when Ms. Reichert has made it very clear that she in fact is focused on proving that she is more than a flash in the pan, and is someone who wants to burst through the glass ceiling on Empire!

Gavin Kirkland: Harlow doesn’t give any fucks, eh? Too bad for that idiot guy that follows her around, maybe she’ll come around though, and throw him a sympath-

Sofia Clarke: OHMIGOSH I’M SO SORRY, I SPILLED MY WATER ALL OVER GAVIN!

Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, representing the Pride, The Warrior Princess, Layla Lockhart!

(‘Boom-Clap’ by Charli XCX plays as the Layla Lockhart runs out on the stage to the approval of the crowd.)

Sofia Clarke: The much awaited return of Layla Lockhart tonight is being met with more than a little trepidation from her Pride mates, who believe that Layla may be overlooking Harlow Reichert here tonight!

Gavin Kirkland: THIS LITTLE BOY IS LAYLA LOCKHART?!!

Sofia Clarke: Welp.

(Cori Simmons exits the ring as the referee calls for the bell.)

(DING DING DING!)

Sofia Clarke: Layla rushes Harlow, looking to get an early advantage! Reichert rolls forward, though, ducking under Layla’s strikes, and catches her in a double leg takedown. Layla crashes to the mat in a heap as Harlow positions herself in almost a side mount, forcing Layla’s arm behind her back in a nasty looking hammer lock! Lockhart screams out in pain as Harlow torques the arm, putting it at a very nasty angle! Reichert said that her game plan this week was to ground Layla, and she’s done just that!

Gavin Kirkland: Okay, the one that actually looks like a woman releases the hammer lock as the little boy is about to reach the ropes, and then Harlow pulls Layla by her foot back to the center of the ring before dropping an elbow onto the knee of the ‘Warrior Princess’…really? That’s her name? Alright, well, Xena here is in a bad spot from Harlow as her leg is bent at a crazy angle, and the referee is asking Layla if she wants to quit.

Sofia Clarke: Layla refuses, though, and starts dragging herself to the ropes, fingertips ust millimeters away…YES! Layla made it, and the official is calling for the clean break! Harlow releases the hold and moves to her feet, likely looking again to take Layla to the mat… this time it’s Layla who rolls out of the way, ducking Harlow and following through by rolling to her feet and hitting the ropes…headscissors takedown from Layla, but Harlow moves back to her feet, being beat by Layla by just a half second! Layla catches Harlow’s arm and goes for an arm drag, but Reichert counters and drops Layla into a Shankley Gates submission! LAyla screams out in horror as the larger woman continues to work the same arm she started the match with!

Gavin Kirkland: I’d also like to point out that if that little boy indeed broke his neck, then that move is going to hurt like my heart did last week when Cleopatra turned me down…she’ll come round though, I know she will!

Sofia Clarke: That’s not a bad point, actually, but nah man, she’s not into you. Harlow, though, is firmly in control of this match…LAYLA MANAGES TO TWIST UNDER REICHERT TO ESCAPE THE HOLD! Harlow’s momentum carries her forward, breaking the deep Shankley Gates she had locked on the White Lion, and Layla is trying to push herself away from Miss No FUcks Given, who is again stalking her. Leg kick from Layla to the knee of Harlow, slowing the larger woman down momentarily, Harlow regains her composure, though, and rushes forward…DROPKICK TO THE KNEE! Harlow drops to one knee as Layla hits the ropes…front dropkick flattens Reichert, and Layla hits the ropes again…senton splash to Reichert, and Layla goes for the pin!

Referee: ONE! TWO!

Gavin Kirkland: Kickout by the celibate woman! The Layla is holding her neck as she moves to her feet, the repeated injuries may be finally catching up with her! Harlow is back to her feet though, but Layla Irish whips her to the ropes! NO!, Harlow hits the ropes and hangs on as Layla drops to the mat, trying to duck her opponent! Harlow springs on Layla’s back like I imagine Layla would spring on a cheeseburger, and locks her in a headlock, Reichert twisting the head of Lockhart tightly , once again grounding Layla!

Sofia Clarke: Layla seemed to come into this match with an abundance of over confidence, and didn’t seem to do any homework on Harlow at all! Layla is still struggling, but at a much slower pace now, and remember, she has to survive enough to face Madison Kaline next week! Layla just manages to catch the ropes with her foot, again breaking the hold, and Harlow stands, and hits the ropes….BOTTLE ROCKET! Layla mustered whatever she had left and managed to hit the spear to the oncoming Harlow! It didn’t look like she got all of it, though, and Layla seems too spent to follow through with the pin!

Gavin Kirkland: Harlow is holding her stomach in pain, but Layla is barely moving on the mat! She may have hurt her neck worse with the spear! The referee is checking on Lockhart, trying to see if she can continue…LOOK OUT! HARLOW RUSHES TO HER FEET AND GRABS THE ARM OF LAYLA! ‘OMG, PLZ TAP!’ Harlow has Layla locked in the bridging Fujiwara armbar and Layla looks to be too weak to escape! SHE TAPS!

(DING DING DING!)

(‘Voices’ begins to play as Harlow releases the hold and stands as the referee raises her arm in victory.)

Cori SImmons: Ladies and gentlemen, here is your winner by submission…Miss No Fucks Given’ Harlow Reichert!

Sofia Clarke: Harlow living up to that moniker in perhaps a way that we didn’t expect, as she didn’t seem to care at all that Layla had tried to come back a bit early against a very formidable opponent!

(The official and ringside medics are checking on Layla as she makes her way to her feet, Harlow, already making her way up the ramp, gives a little fist pump to as she walks through the curtain.)

(The camera cuts back to Sienna Jade in the interview area. She is quickly pacing back and forth in front of the camera, anger almost radiating off her.)

Sienna Jade: I was the only REVOLT Freeweight champion, do you fucks know what that even means? Or has Flannery McCuntlicker and her legion of dykes actually managed to erase that from history?! Fuck knows she tried, after setting up her fucking bull dyke Cloud to win at Pain for Pride she sure as shit didn’t go out of her way to do anything but try to forget I existed! Well guess what, motherfuckers? Sienna ‘Unfuckwithable’ Jade finally has her rematch, and even though I have to stomp all over the crown of the Empress of Elite to do it, I’m finally going to receive what is really mine! Madison and her weirdo Court can go fuck themselves if they think they’re getting in my way, and Astraea is lucky she got past my Kassi-poo, who showed that cunt Bhabie earlier tonight what a Mauler she is! Astraea couldn’t beat Bhabie, but what did Kass do? She made Bhabie look like a joke in the ring! None of you bitches are on our level. Not a single one of you has had to endure the absolute fucking open favoritism against you that The Jaded Hearts has, and while, sure, Madison and Astraea had a decent match at Pain for Pride, who was it facing Cloud Dykesuda for the Unified Women’s title that the ‘Queef of Death’ thinks she owns right now? It sure as shit wasn’t either of you.

(Sienna, who has been pacing this whole time, stops and looks into the camera.)

Sienna Jade: What are all of you cunts going to do when I win at King of Elite and become the new Unified Women’s champion? I’ll tell you what…you’re going to do what fucking pervert Stephon wished the whole roster would do, bend over and take it.

(Sienna walks out of frame as the camera fades out.)

(Commercial for the Denmark Animal Rescue, featuring Tyler Wolfe.)

(Empire returns from break and Cori Simmons is seen standing in the ring with a smile on her face.)

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

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Cori Simmons: AND IT’S FOR THE EAW EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!

(‘Rainmaker (Orchestral Rock Version)’ by Dillion Spears plays as Celes Dumont and Karina-Ann stand on top of the ramp. The sound of boos fill the arena up as the two women trash talk the fans on their way to the ring.)

Cori Simmons: Introducing first… Celes Dumont and Karina-Ann… FATAL DESSSSTIIIINNNNNYYYYYYY!!

Sofia Clarke: The challengers look extremely confident tonight as they make their way to the ring. I can’t help but wonder if Celes or Karina thought they would have an opportunity like this so quickly into their main roster tenures.

Gavin Kirkland: Karina-Ann no doubt would have gotten every opportunity handed to her because of how drop dead gorgeous she is. She has the kind of face that belongs on television and there’s no doubt she’s going to make her daddy Stephone Hunte a lot of money.

(Celes and Karina climb into the ring and take their corner. Their music fades out and is replaced by ‘Caterpillar’ by Royce da5’9′ and Eminem. The champs, Cleopatra and Amber Keys walk out onto the stage and the negative reaction they receive is even louder than Fatal Destiny’s.)

Cori Simmons: And their opponents… they are the EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… AMBER KEYS AND CLEOPATRA… THE QUEEN’S COURT!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Fuck me.

Sofia Clarke: Yikes.

Gavin Kirkland: Golden Fire ❤️❤️❤️. I love my Empire Tag Team Champions!!

Sofia Clarke: You love Cleopatra. But she hates you.

Gavin Kirkland: She’s just playing hard to get.

Sofia Clarke: Anyways, the champions are walking into their first official title defense tonight. Cleopatra is coming off a loss last week, but I highly doubt that has done anything to damage the confidence of The Court. These two, along with our world champ Madison Kaline, have been nothing short of dominant. They have left a slew of bodies in their wake. This match tonight should be a lot of fun.

Gavin Kirkland: Yeah as long as Karina works most of it.

(Cleo and Amber slip inside the ring and pose with their titles before handing them off. After a brief discussion, the two teams decide who will start and the match officially begins.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Sofia Clarke: And here we go! It’s going to be Amber Keys starting us off against Karina-Ann!

Gavin Kirkland: Well thank Gawd for that because honestly I went back and rewatched the broadcast last week, and I think I was way too nice to that disgusting Shrek-looking cunt Celes Dumont. That bitch threatened my life and honestly, she doesn’t deserve my respect whatsoever, or for me to even refer to her by her name. A MAN like Gavin Archibald Humphrey Kirkland IV will not be disrespected by the filth on Empire, and that is exactly what Celes is… FILTH.

Sofia Clarke: :mjlol:

Gavin Kirkland: Now… Amber and Karina are locking up, traditional collar and elbow tie up. I feel like we see this a lot but I digress. They’re both testing one another out at the moment, and it’s Karina who uses her height to her advantage and gets Amber into the corner. Karina goes for a kick, but Amber is quick to roll out of the way. Now, I’m looking at my stats sheet and it says Karina is 120 pounds. That’s awfully skinny for a woman who is pushing six feet tall. Not that I’m complaining because it makes them easier to bre-

Sofia Clarke: GAVIN PLEASE!

Gavin Kirkland (taking a sip of Henny): I love it when they say ‘please.’

Sofia Clarke: Ohmygod… alright. Amber has seized control of this match and she drags Karina to the center of the ring. Amber with a snapmare and that brings Karina down into a sitting position! Amber starts kicking Karina square in the back with those shoot style kicks, and Karina is in pain. Amber finally lets up and slaps Karina in the back of the head.

Gavin Kirkland: That seems to annoy Karina though and Amber arrogantly invites Karina to get up to her feet. Karina does just that and both women lock up again. Amber manages to force Karina back against the ropes, and the referee has to step in, but Amber breaks clean and takes a step back. She’s mocking Karina-Ann a bit now, and invites the blonde bombshell to lock up with her again.

Sofia Clarke: Celes is encouraging her partner to stand her ground, and Karina goes back at Amber. The two are really testing one another, Amber dropping down to her knee, and springing back up to try and get the advantage. Karina forces Amber back towards the corner, but it’s Amber who drives her knee into Karina’s stomach and gets her back into the corner. She takes as much as time as she can to choke Karina, before the referee makes her break. Amber reluctantly takes a step back but then immediately goes back for Karina-Ann! Somehow Karina gets her foot up and catches Amber in the jaw! Karina pushes herself away from the corner, lunges for Amber, and drives her shoulder into Amber’s stomach! Karina is able to get Amber into the opposite corner! Karina is grabbing the ropes now and using her foot to choke Amber, and again the referee has to get in there and force a break. Karina let’s off of Amber’s throat and grabs the fiery redhead by the arm. She tries to whip Amber across the ring, but Amber has her right arm locked around the ropes. Karina tries again, but again, Amber refuses to budge. Karina uses her striking ability and is now kicking Amber! The Dirti Diva eats those precise kicks to the chest and shoulder area! Karina is grabbing Amber again and this time she does manage to send the champ across the ring!! Karina rushes towards the corner…

Gavin Kirkland: CORNER CLOTHESLINE BY KARINA-ANN!!! KARINA GRABS AMBER AND DRAGS HER TO THE FATAL DESTINY CORNER!!! KARINA STOP!! YOU DON’T HAVE TO MAKE THAT TAG!!! :noah:

Sofia Clarke: Karina does make the tag!!! We are getting our first look at Celes Dumont here tonight. Lady Gojira immediately slips around behind Amber, and locks her arms around Amber’s waist! GERMAN SUPLEX!!! Celes rolls through and keeps her grip on Amber, dragging them both back up… ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX!!! I know this sequence of German suplexes. Celes calls it Multi-

Gavin Kirkland: No one gives a damn about what it’s called. The fact is, FOX is currently losing ratings right now because the beast that threatened the voice of Thursday Night Empire is in the ring.

Sofia Clarke: Celes is going for her fourth German suplex in a row, but Amber Keys is doing everything she can to block it! One thing I have always respected about Amber is the amount of punishment she can take! She catches Celes in the temple with an elbow, which forces Celes to loosen her grip! Amber drives them both back against the ropes and she catches Celes in the nose this time!

Gavin Kirkland: Not like she could miss the trunk on that elephant.

Sofia Clarke: Gavin, you can either call this match correctly or just keep your mouth shut.

(There’s a few seconds of painfully awkward silence.)

Gavin Kirkland (clearing his throat): Amber shoves Celes forward, jumps up on the top turnbuckle… FLYING DROPKICK CATCHES CELES IN THE BACK!!! AMBER DROPS DOWN AND BEGINS BEATING THE CRAP OUT OF CELES!!! SHE’S PUNCHING HER IN THE FACE AND THE HEAD AND CELES IS DOING HER BEST TO COVER UP!!! AMBER GRABS CELES BY THE HAIR, PULLS HER UP, AND NAILS HER WITH A EUROPEAN STYLE UPPERCUT!!! AMBER THROWS CELES INTO THE QUEEN’S COURT CORNER AND TURNS HER ATTENTION TO THE REFEREE!!! MY BABY IS CHOKING THAT MONSTER NOW WHILE AMBER HAS THE REFEREE DISTRACTED AND THAT BRINGS KARINA INTO THE RING!!! AMBER SHOVES THE REFEREE TOWARDS KARINA!! CLEOPATRA KIRKLAND WRAPS HER ARMS AROUND CELES AND AMBER BEGINS KICKING THE CRAP OUT OF CELES!!!

Sofia Clarke: Smart tactics by The Court and they make the tag as the referee finally gets Karina-Ann back outside the ring. Cleopatra is in the ring now and she pulls Celes into the middle of the ring!! Cleo kicks her in the gut!!! FISHERMAN’S SUPLEX INTO THE BRIDGE!!! CLEO WITH THE PIN!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRR —

Gavin Kirkland: Too bad.

Sofia Clarke: Celes is able to kick out!!! Cleopatra maintains control and pulls Celes to her feet!! Cleo with a stiff right hand, followed by a snapmare takedown! She kicks Celes in the kidney area, drops down, and wraps her arms around Celes’ neck. Celes is reaching for the ropes, but Cleo is so smart when it comes to ring awareness. She has them both positioned right in the center. Celes is tough though. She’s trying to pry Cleo’s arms apart right now. Celes is also trying to use her strength to get herself back up. Cleopatra has no choice but to stand them both back up and Celes successfully frees herself from the sleeper!! Celes takes advantage and elbows Cleo in the gut a few times and now she’s running the ropes! Celes rebounds back and she takes Cleo down with a nice looking axe kick! Celes drops down to make a cover, but Cleo has already kicked out.

Gavin Kirkland: As if that would keep Cleopatra down. She went to war last week to keep the Vixen’s Championship and even though she came up short, my future baby mama proved without a shadow of a doubt, she’s as tough as they come!

Sofia Clarke: Celes is an excellent striker in her own right and she’s lighting Cleo’s chest up with those well placed kicks! Cleo is eating them though and the Hall of Famer has worked her way back up to her feet!! CELES WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK!! CLEO DUCKS!! CELES WHIRLS AROUND!! SHE GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE!!! CLEO DROPS DOWN INTO A BACKBEND!!!

Gavin Kirkland: :damn:!!!

Sofia Clarke: CLEO FLIPS OVER AND LANDS ON HER FEET!! CELES CHARGES AT HER!!! CLEO LEAPS OVER CELES!!! SUNSET FLIP PIN!!!! CLEO WITH THE COVER!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREE —

Gavin Kirkland: :noah:!!!!

Sofia Clarke: CELES ROLLS THROUGH!!! SHE SCRAMBLES BACK UP!!! DROPKICK TO CLEO!!! THAT DROPKICK CONNECTS WITH CLEO’S FACE!!! CELES KICKS CLEO OVER ONTO HER STOMACH, REACHES DOWN, AND DEADLIFTS THE GREATEST VIXEN THAT EVER LIVED UP!!! RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!!!! CLEOPATRA LANDS IN THE ROPES AND IS GRABBING THE BACK OF HER NECK!!! CELES BEGINS STOMPING AWAY ON THE NECK NOW AND SHE GRABS CLEO BY THE HAIR! CELES DRAGS CLEO TOWARDS THE CORNER AND KARINA-ANN MAKES THE TAG! KARINA IS IN NOW AND THE TWO ARE DOUBLE TEAMING CLEO NOW! THIS BRINGS AMBER INTO THE RING!!! THE REFEREE ATTEMPTS TO STOP THE DIRTI DIVA BUT AMBER SHOVES HER TO THE SIDE AND MAKES A BEELINE FOR CELES! SHE CLUBS CELES IN THE BACK AND BEGINS BEATING THE SHIT OUT OF HER!!!

Gavin Kirkland: KARINA-ANN TURNS HER ATTENTION TO AMBER AND GRABS AMBER BY THE HAIR. I LOVE HAIR PULLING WHEN THE TWO WOMEN DOING IT ARE SUPER ATTRACTIVE. KARINA SLAMS AMBER INTO THE MAT AND STARTS PUTTING THE BOOTS TO HER. AMBER ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY, CLIPS KARINA IN THE BACK OF THE KNEE, AND THE LEGGIEST BLONDE ON THE ROSTER HITS THE MAT! AMBER JUMPS ON TOP NOW AND OHHH BABY. THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT! LOOK AT AMBER GO!!! I WISH SHE WOULD WIGGLE HER HIPS A LITTLE BIT WHILE SHE’S ON TOP OF KARINA-ANN BUT THAT’S OKAY! SHE’S PUNCHING HER RIGHT IN THE FACE AND THAT’S JUST FINE BY ME!!!

Sofia Clarke: Karina-Ann and Cleopatra are the legal women in this match, but things have fallen apart pretty quickly. Cleopatra and Celes are fighting with one another on the outside now, and CLEO JUST THREW CELES INTO THE STEEL RING STEPS!!!! CLEOPATRA GRABS CELES BY THE HAIR AND SHE’S SLAMMING CELES’ FACE AGAINST THE STEPS NOW!!! THAT… THAT IS PRETTY BRUTAL!! CELES IS BLEEDING FROM THE NOSE NOW AND CLEO TOSSES HER BACK INTO THE RING!!!

Gavin Kirkland: AMBER LOOKS AT THE DAMAGE DONE TO CELES AND SHE GETS UP, GRABBING KARINA BY THE HAIR!!! AMBER GOES TO THROW KARINA-ANN INTO THE CORNER, BUT KARINA PLANTS HER FEET!!! AMBER TRIES AGAIN, BUT KARINA CATCHES AMBER IN THE MOUTH WITH AN ELBOW!!! KARINA GRABS AMBER, TOSSES HER TO THE FLOOR, AND AMBER LANDS RIGHT AT CLEO’S FEET!!! CLEO IS HELPING UP HER PARTNER, BUT KARINA IS SCALING THE ROPES! WHAT THE HELL IS TALL ASS BROAD DOING UP THERE?!

Sofia Clarke: KARINA-ANN HASN’T EXACTLY SHOWN SHE’S A RISK TAKER BUT THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE ON THE LINE RIGHT NOW! KARINA GETS HERSELF SET AND SHE FLIES!!! KARINA FLIES!!!

Gavin Kirkland: KARINA WITH THE CROSSBODY AND SHE LANDS ON AMBER AND CLEO… SENDING ALL THREE OF THEM TO THE GROUND!!!

Sofia Clarke: THE BLOODIED CELES DUMONT IS THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE RING RIGHT NOW AND SHE’S SITTING UP!!! CELES SEES THE CARNAGE AND THAT SEEMS TO GIVE LADY GOJIRA A RENEWED SENSE OF PURPOSE!!! SHE SLIPS OUT OF THE RING AND GOES RIGHT FOR CLEOPATRA!!! CELES GRABS CLEO AND RAMS HER RIGHT INTO THE RING POST! CLEO’S HEAD COLLIDES WITH THE POST AND SHE HITS THE GROUND!!! CELES PULLS KARINA UP AND TOGETHER THE TWO OF THEM BEGIN PULLING UP THE PROTECTIVE PADDING!!! THEY EXPOSE THE CONCRETE FLOOR AND BOTH OF THEM GO FOR AMBER! AMBER FIGHTS THEM BOTH OFF, BUT KARINA CATCHES AMBER WITH A KICK TO THE FACE AND THAT ALLOWS FATAL DESTINY TO GRAB AMBER AND LIFT HER UP!!! STALLING DOUBLE SUPLEX!!! AMBER KEYS HITS THE CONCRETE AND IMMEDIATELY GRABS HER LOWER BACK!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: THIS IS AN ACTUAL NIGHTMARE!!! FATAL DESTINY HAS CLEO NOW AND THEY THROW HER BACK INTO THE RING!!!!

Sofia Clark: Karina is circling Cleopatra like a vulture now and this match changed in a hurry! Fatal Destiny has control now and Cleopatra is in trouble! Karina lifts Cleopatra up and whips her across the rope. Cleo rebounds and eats a big boot to the face! Karina drops down and goes for the cover…

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: KICK OUT!!!

Sofia Clarke: Karina-Ann jerks Cleopatra up and hits her with a nice chop to the chest! Karina follows it up with a slap to Cleo’s face, and another chop! Cleo is backed into the corner now and Karina rushes towards her!!! BOOT TO THE FACE!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: CLEO MOVED OUT OF THE WAY!!!

Sofia Clarke: KARINA-ANN CRASHES INTO THE ROPES AND CLEO IS ABLE TO GRAB A HANDFUL OF TIGHTS AND ROLLS KARINA UP!!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEE —

Gavin Kirkland: KARINA KICKS OUT!!!! CLEO TURNS AROUND AND NAILS KARINA-ANN WITH A STRAIGHT KICK TO THE FACE!!! CLEO SEES AMBER CLIMBING BACK ONTO THE APRON!!! CLEO RUSHES TOWARDS CELES!!! SHE KNOCKS HER OFF THE APRON AND GOES TO MAKE THE TAG!!! AMBER CLIMBS TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND AFTER TAKING A MOMENT TO COMPOSE HERSELF, SHE GOES TO FLY!!!!

Sofia Clarke: DIRTI DIVE!!!! AMBER WITH THAT GORGEOUS FROG SPLASH!!!

Gavin Kirkland: AMBER HOOKS THE LEG!!!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Sofia Clarke: CELES WITH THE SAVE!!! CELES WITH THE SAVE!!!! CELES JUMPS ON TOP OF AMBER AND BEGINS FIRING OFF THOSE RIGHTS AND LEFTS!!! CLEO GRABS CELES FROM BEHIND AND SLAMS THE BACK OF HER HEAD INTO THE MAT!!!

Gavin Kirkland: CLEO HELPS AMBER UP AND THE TWO WOMEN TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO KARINA-ANN! CLEO AND AMBER WORK TOGETHER TO LIFT KARINA UP AND THEY PLANT HER WITH A DOUBLE POWERBOMB!!!

Sofia Clarke: WITH KARINA-ANN DOWN, AMBER AND CLEO TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO CELES! THEY DEADLIFT HER UP INTO THE POWERBOMB POSITION AND SLAM HER DOWN RIGHT ON TOP OF KARINA!!! CLEO GRABS CELES UP AND TOSSES HER OUT OF THE RING, AND POINTS TO THE TOP ROPE!!! AMBER QUICKLY CLIMBS TO THE TOP WHILE CLEO LIFTS KARINA INTO A PILEDRIVER POSITION!!! WHAT ARE THEY DOING?!

Gavin Kirkland: AMBER DIVES OFF THE TOP ROPE AND THEY SPIKE KARINA WITH THAT PILEDRIVER!!! HOLY SHIT!!!

Sofia Clarke: Welp.

Gavin Kirkland: AMBER WITH THE COVER!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Cori Simmons: AND HERE ARE YOU WINNERS AND STILL THE EAW EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… AMBER KEYS AND CLEOPATRA, THE QUEEN’S COURT!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: YASSSSSSS!!!!

Sofia Clarke: What an incredible victory for Amber and Cleo tonight!!! They had to pull something out that they’ve never used before to put Fatal Destiny away. This was such a great match and both teams really brought it to one another tonight!!!

Gavin Kirkland: I will never give the beast credit, but Karina did her best. I will say that.

Sofia Clarke: Celes Dumont and Karina-Ann definitely have a bright future here in Elite Answers Wrestling. I can’t wait to see how they regroup and rebound. Next time around, the outcome might end up being a lot different.

(Inside the ring, Cleo helps Amber up and the two partners embrace, as Cori walks over to them with their championships. ‘Easy Target’ by Blink 182 is blasting across the public address system now and Cori hands them their belts. The Crowd boos as the Court mockingly hold the titles up in victory.)

Gavin Kirkland: These Europeans are just uneducated – how dare they boo the greatness that is Cleopatra and the Court! This is why I voted for Brexit, Sofia, it was to get away from people and countries like this who just can’t appreciate excellence when they see it!

Sofia Clarke: …

Gavin Kirkland: Thank God we Scots aren’t going to be lumped in with these EU morons who don’t understand the appeal of someone like Cleopatra…it disgusts me.

Sofia Clarke: That’s a lot of emotion for people who don’t have the same femdom fetish as you, but okay.

(The Court go to exit the ring, having taunted the crowd enough. However, as they go to slip through the ropes, ‘Easy Target’ is suddenly replaced by ‘Glory and Gore’ by Lorde to a mixed reaction from the crowd. Amber and Cleopatra stop dead in their tracks, eyes now daggers that are directed towards the stage.)

Gavin Kirkland: Are these the lesbians???? I’m ALL here for some HLA! Maybe we’ll see some menage a trois action this time!

Sofia Clarke: We-

(Over the commentary, we can hear some muffled sounds, as if Sofia is trying to remove her headset and get up from the table. If you look closely on the corner of the screen, you can see some officials telling her to stay.)

(The Crowe’s Nest – Chelsea Crowe leading the group whilst flanked by Jael and Raven Roberts – emerge from the back and take their time settling on the stage. Jael is slow-clapping, whilst Chelsea holds a confident smirk on her lips and a microphone in her hand. Raven is all business as usual. ‘Glory and Gore’ fades out as Chelsea prepares to speak.)

Chelsea Crowe: Congratulations, ladies – it’s so good to see you bouncing back from a loss. Then again, did anyone expect anything less with the competition you had tonight? I don’t want to say they were beneath you, but…I don’t think this match really set the prestige bar of those titles any higher.

(Chelsea gives a shrug as Amber and Cleo gesture for the Crowe’s Nest to get in the ring, Amber even holding the ropes open as she aggressively calls for them to fight. Chelsea shakes her head and smirks.)

Chelsea Crowe: No need to get all worked up, girls. I get it: you want to fight to try and avenge that loss we handed you in our first match back. You’re all worked up, you want your revenge…but what about us? If the Queen’s Court has an opportunity at redemption against the Nest, we don’t get anything out of that, unless…it’s a title match.

(The crowd cheers in unison.)

Chelsea Crowe: King of Elite and two members of the ‘Queen’s’ Court aren’t showing up for a match – can’t have that, can we? Not when you’ve got those titles and we have more than enough reason to challenge for them. Raven might be tied up defending her title, but the heir apparent to the throne and…

(Chelsea gestures with her free hand towards Jael.)

Chelsea Crowe: …my very own Queenslayer aren’t. You want your revenge; we want our title shot.

(As the crowd cheer at the challenge, the Court continue to glare at the Nest, taunting them with their titles. The Crowe’s Nest seem mostly unfazed, watching on from the top of the ramp as ‘Glory and Gore’ plays.)

Gavin Kirkland: What a challenge! I for one can’t wait to see how Cleopatra will defeat these evil lesbians if this match does happen!

Sofia Clarke: Well, I’ve just received confirmation from the back that this is INDEED happening: King of Elite, The Court versus The Nest for the Empire Tag Team Championship! The Court getting little rest as they face perhaps their biggest challenge just a few weeks after their first defence! They’ll want their revenge, and the Crowe’s, well, we know what they’ve always wanted since coming back and making a statement in their return match. This is sure to be one to watch!

(Final Commercial of the evening, featuring a flash sale on Empire Elitist merchandise! Until midnight tonight save 45% on Pop Vinyls, t-shirts, and more featuring your favorite Empire Elitists.)

(“Party Goin’ Dumb” — Rico Nasty plays through the speakers as the crowd gives a positive reaction to Astraea Jordan, who walks out from the back as she stands on the ramp confidently before hyping the crowd up and 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 Chicago, Illinois, she is the “Empress of Elite”, ASSSSSTRRRRAAAAEEEEAAAAAA JOOOOOORRRRRDAAAAAANNNNN!!

Sofia Clarke: At King of Elite, Astraea Jordan FINALLY gets her opportunity at the Women’s World Championship against Madison Kaline. It was announced last week that Sienna Jade will be getting a title shot at that same event, making the match a Triple Threat Match! I don’t think that Astraea was expecting for anyone to get involved in this match, but Astraea is still going to go into this match and put everything on the line!

Gavin Kirkland: It won’t be enough, Sofia! Madison Kaline and the Queen’s Court will prevail in the end! Astraea is a good wrestler, but nothing beats the grace, talent and beauty of my lovely Cleopatra! However, the only one who is second to Cleopatra is Astraea’s opponent for tonight!

(“Roll With Me” — Charli XCX plays through the speakers as the crowd nearly explodes as Andrea Valentine comes out with the Specialists Championship on her waist! Andrea poses for the crowd before making her way down to the ring, tagging the hands of the fans along the way.)

Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, from Orlando, Florida she is the EAW Specialists Champion, ANNNNDRRREEEEEAAAAAA VAAALEEEENNNNNTIIIINNNNEEEEE!!

Gavin Kirkland: Here is our lovely and blonde Specialists Champion! FOX LOVES Andrea Valentine and I cannot blame them whatsoever! She is beautiful and all of these people love her! She managed to conquer the odds at Road to Redemption and winning the title in an Extreme Elimination Chamber Match!

Sofia Clarke: Andrea Valentine begins 2019 with a championship after losing the Openweight Championship unexpectedly, but Andrea does not plan to let this title slip from her again!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Sofia Clarke: It’s been a while since Andrea Valentine and Astraea Jordan have faced off against each other, but these two women have grown and evolved as wrestlers! The two women circle around each other before locking it up! Astraea Jordan manages to get Andrea Valentine in a headlock, but Andrea manages to push Astraea out of the headlock! ASTRAEA BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES AND GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE, BUT ANDREA DUCKS! ANDREA WITH A CROSSBODY — NO! ASTRAEA MANAGES TO GET ANDREA! YOU CANNOT DENY THE STRENGTH OF ASTRAEA! SHE IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE STRONGEST FEMALES IN THE LOCKER ROOM! ASTRAEA HOLDS ANDREA UP! ANDREA IS SHAKING HER HEAD NO! I THINK EVEN ANDREA KNOWS WHAT IS LYING AHEAD OF HER! ASTRAEA WITH A MILITARY PRESS AND SHE FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A RIB BREAKER! ANDREA IS HOLDING ONTO HER RIBS AS SHE TURNS HERSELF AROUND, SO THAT SHE IS LYING ON HER BACK! ASTRAEA STEPS ON ANDREA AS SHE IS PRESSING HER FOOT AGAINST THE RIBS! ANDREA HAS HAD ISSUES WITH HER RIBS IN THE PAST AND I THINK THAT ASTRAEA MAY INJURE THEM AGAIN! ASTRAEA APPLIES MORE PRESSURE ONTO ANDREA’S RIBS AS THE OFFICIAL BEGINS TO COUNT!

Nicole Davis: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! GET OFF OF HER, ASTRAEA!

Gavin Kirkland: No one likes Astraea Jordan, when she’s angry, Sofia! Astraea gets her foot off Andrea Valentine’s ribs! Our beautiful and blonde Specialists Champion is holding onto her ribs as she is using the ropes for assistance to get herself back on her feet! Astraea does not wait for Andrea to do that as she goes right at Andrea with boot kick! Andrea falls to her knees in the process as Astraea begins to throw some punches onto the back of Andrea’s head! Andrea begins to fall to one knee before Astraea connects with a sidekick! ANDREA DRAPES OVER THE MIDDLE ROPE AS ASTRAEA SEES THAT IT IS A MORE THAN PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH MIDDLE ROPE GUILLOTINE CHOKEHOLD! HOW DARE THAT BARBARIC WOMAN DO THAT TO POOR ANDREA? ASTRAEA JORDAN IS CHOKING THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF ANDREA VALENTINE! NICOLE, START YOUR COUNTING!

Nicole Davis: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! STEP AWAY FROM HER, ASTRAEA!

Sofia Clarke: ASTRAEA JORDAN IS GETTING A LITTLE IRRITATED ABOUT THE OFFICIAL FREQUENT COUNTS, BUT ASTRAEA RELEASES THE HOLD ON ANDREA AS SHE IS HAVING A FEW WORDS WITH THE OFFICIAL! MEANWHILE, ANDREA IS TRYING TO GET SOME AIR BACK TO HER LUNGS AND BACK TO HER FEET! ASTRAEA GOES BACK AND MAINTAINS HER OFFENSE ON ANDREA! ASTRAEA GETS ANDREA BY HER HAIR AND CONNECTS WITH A SNAPMARE! ASTRAEA FOLLOWS THAT SNAPMARE WITH A LOW DROPKICK THAT SENDS ANDREA TO HER BACK! ASTRAEA BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A BEAUTIFUL RUNNING HANDSPRING MOONSAULT! SHE STAYS THERE FOR THE COVER!

Nicole Davis: OOOONE!!

Gavin Kirkland: Andrea Valentine gets up at one! Astraea has been in the ring against Andrea before! She knows for a fact that it is going to take a lot to get Andrea down! Astraea Jordan gets Andrea back to her feet! Poor Andrea is still wobbly on her feet! SHE NEEDS TO FIND SOME WAY TO GET THE UPPER HAND IN THIS MATCH! ASTRAEA GETS ANDREA BY THE WAIST! ASTRAEA WITH A DEADLIFT SUPLEX ON THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION! ASTRAEA STILL MAINTAINS CONTROL OF THE WAIST AS SHE GETS ANDREA AGAIN AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER DEADLIFT SUPLEX! ASTRAEA STILL HAS A HOLD OF ANDREA AND CONNECTS WITH A THIRD DEADLIFT SUPLEX WITH A BRIDGE! ASTRAEA HOLDS IT THERE FOR A COVER, BUT ANDREA MANAGES TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE ANY PINFALL ATTEMPT CAN BE MADE! ANDREA IS HOLDING HER NECK! I THINK SHE MUST HAVE LANDED ON HER NECK THANKS TO THOSE NASTY DEADLIFT SUPLEX! Is this how you treat your Specialists Champion? Unbelievable! Astraea Jordan is not giving Andrea Valentine any room to breathe! Let the champion breathe! Andrea manages to make it to the ropes, but Astraea has Andrea by one of her legs! Andrea is not letting go of the ropes! She is holding for dear life! Astraea has Andrea’s other foot! The Empress of Elite has Andrea by both of her feet! Astraea is trying to pull Andrea away from the ropes! No! Andrea manages to push Astraea back a bit! Andrea runs towards Astraea and connects with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors takedown! What a thing of beauty and I am not talking about Andrea!

Sofia Clarke: Gavin, get a hold of yourself, please! Astraea Jordan is flipped around as Andrea Valentine seems to be trying to regain her balance! Astraea tries to go after Andrea, but Andrea connects with a sort of matrix thing before connecting with a back elbow to Astraea! Andrea follows that up with a hangman’s neckbreaker! Astraea falls to her knees as she is holding her neck! Andrea is building some offense going up against one of the number one contender for the Women’s World Championship! ANDREA FOLLOWS THAT WITH A DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER! ASTRAEA JORDAN GOES TO HER BACK AS ANDREA TRIES TO GO FOR THE COVER ON ASTRAEA, BUT ASTRAEA MANAGES TO LIFT ANDREA UP! HOW IN THE WORLD DOES ASTRAEA FIND THIS STRENGTH! SHE HAS ANDREA UP BEFORE THROWING ANDREA BEING HER! ANDREA LANDS HARSHLY ON HER STOMACH! IT SEEMS LIKE SHE MUST HAVE LANDED ON THOSE RIBS AGAIN! ANDREA FALLS TO HER KNEES AS ASTRAEA TRIES TO GET ANDREA UP, BUT ANDREA PUSHES ASTRAEA AWAY FROM HER FOR THE TIME BEING! BEFORE FOLLOWING THAT UP WITH A DRAGON SCREW LEG WHIP! ASTRAEA FALLS TO HER SIDE AS SHE IS GRASPING ONTO HER RIGHT LEG! IT SEEMS LIKE ANDREA AND ASTRAEA ARE EVEN WHEN IT COMES TO GIVING EACH OTHER A PLACE WHERE THEY CAN PLACE THE MOST PRESSURE ON! SURPRISINGLY, ANDREA IS THE FIRST ONE TO HER FEET AS SHE IS HOLDING ONTO HER RIBS! ANDREA GETS BEHIND ASTRAEA AND CONNECTS WITH A LOW DROPKICK TO ASTRAEA’S HEAD! ASTRAEA FALLS FACE FIRST AS ANDREA GETS ASTRAEA’S RIGHT LEG! ANDREA APPLIES A SINGLE LEG BOSTON CRAB!

Gavin Kirkland: HOW SMART OF ANDREA VALENTINE! BEAUTIFUL, BLONDE AND SMART! ANDREA IS MY SECOND FAVORITE BLONDE! MY FIRST WILL ALWAYS BE THE MRS. GAVIN KIRKLAND, CLEOPATRA! ASTRAEA JORDAN TRIES TO FLIP HERSELF AROUND AND KICK ANDREA AWAY FROM HER, BUT ANDREA MANAGES TO FULLY APPLY THE SINGLE LEG BOSTON CRAB! ASTRAEA IS CRYING OUT IN PAIN! SHE IS TRYING TO MAKE IT TO THE BOTTOM ROPE, BUT ANDREA CONTINUES TO APPLY PRESSURE ONTO THAT LEG! IT SEEMS LIKE ANDREA IS TRYING TO INJURE ASTRAEA RIGHT LEG! THIS IS ODD SINCE SHE COULD ALWAYS GO AFTER THE RIGHT KNEE! I MEAN, ASTRAEA HAD SURGERY ON IT! BUT, WHO AM I TO JUDGE ANDREA? SHE IS NOT GOING TO BE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE AND TARGET THAT KNEE! ANDREA IS GOING TO DO WHAT SHE NEEDS TO DO TO STICK ON! THE BLONDE BOMBSHELL IS PULLING ASTRAEA AWAY FROM THE ROPES! THIS IS THE LAST THING THAT ANDREA NEEDS TO DO! SHE LETS ASTRAEA GET SOME OFFENSE AND ASTRAEA WILL BE ON A RAMPAGE! ASTRAEA JORDAN IS SCRATCH AND TRYING TO CLAW TO HERSELF ON THAT BOTTOM ROPE! ASTRAEA IS A FIGHTER AND SHE IS REFUSING TO BACK DOWN! ASTRAEA IS STUPID TO DO SO, BUT I GUESS, SHE NEEDS TO JUSTIFY THE REASON WHY SHE COULD BE THE ONE TO DETHRONE MADISON KALINE — EVEN THOUGH, THAT IS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN!

Sofia Clarke: Astraea Jordan is making some progress in clawing to that bottom rope! At perfect timing, Astraea clutches onto that bottom rope for dear life! Andrea Valentine is going to need to release the hold!

Nicole Davis: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! LET GO, ANDREA!

Gavin Kirkland: Andrea Valentine knows better than to get herself disqualified! She release that leg from the Boston crab as Astraea Jordan instantly clutches onto that right leg! I think Andrea did her job! I don’t think that she wants to injure Astraea, but to wear her down! Andrea would never think of hurting her opponents to the point that she injures them! Andrea gestures for Astraea to come at her! Andrea is proving to be a fighting champion! Andrea is trying to prove to the world why she is the Specialists Champion! Andrea has been in war and she has returned stronger than ever! Astraea Jordan seems to have some fire ignited underneath her as she goes right after with a clothesline, but Andrea ducks out of the way and connects with a spinning back fist on Astraea! Andrea is holding her back as she stumbles back! Andrea runs and bounces from the ropes to connect with a crossbody! Andrea, silly girl, this is the first mistake that you made in the beginning of the match! Wait a minute? That crossbody actually connected on Astraea? That is bloody amazing! Andrea stays there for the cover! This could be over, Sofia!

Nicole Davis: OOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOO!!

Sofia Clarke: Not quite, Gavin! Astraea Jordan shoves Andrea Valentine out of the way! Andrea goes back a bit! Astraea is trying to rise back to her feet! Andrea runs and connects with a hurricanrana on Astraea! No! Astraea has Andrea where she wants her! Astraea with a sit-out powerbomb! Andrea goes flat on her back! Astraea Jordan with a cover!

Nicole Davis: OOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOO!!

Gavin Kirkland: Our Heart of Empire kicks out at two! Andrea Valentine is refusing to back down! It was an impressive powerbomb by Astraea Jordan, but Andrea kicking out is impressive as well Andrea is showing us the never die attitude which helped her gain the Specialists Championship at Road to Redemption! ASTRAEA GETS ANDREA BACK UP TO HER FEET BEFORE ANDREA THROWS A FOREARM TOWARDS ASTRAEA! ASTRAEA STUMBLES BACK BEFORE GOING FORWARD AND CONNECTING WITH A FOREARM BACK AT ANDREA! ANDREA THROWS A FOREARM BACK AND ASTRAEA DOES THE SAME THING! ANDREA! ASTRAEA! ANDREA! ASTRAEA! THESE TWO WOMEN ARE TRYING TO KNOCK THE OTHER OVER AS ANDREA CONNECTS WITH A KNEE TO ASTRAEA’S GUTS BEFORE SPINNING HERSELF AROUND AND CONNECTING WITH A HURRICANRANA! NO! ASTRAEA JORDAN MANAGES TO STOP THE HURRICANRANA FROM COMPLETELY CONNECTING! ASTRAEA HAS ANDREA VALENTINE IN POSITION AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A FLAPJACK! ANDREA GOES FALLING BACK INSTANTLY! ASTRAEA WITH THE CHIRAQ FLOWSION! ASTRAEA’S VERSION OF THE EMERALD FLOWISON CONNECTS AS SHE GOES FOR A COVER! KICK OUT, ANDREA!

Nicole Davis: OOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOO!!

Sofia Clarke: ANDREA VALENTINE KICKS OUT! ASTRAEA JORDAN IS LOOKING A LITTLE FRUSTRATED! THESE TWO TALENTED WOMEN HAVE TAKEN EACH OTHER TO THE LIMIT! THIS MAIN EVENT MAY HAVE SURPASSED THEIR LAST MATCH ABOUT A YEAR AGO! ASTRAEA RISES BACK TO HER FEET AS ANDREA GETS BACK TO HER FEET AFTERWARDS! ASTRAEA GETS ANDREA IN POSITION! SHE IS GOING FOR LATE REGISTRATION! THE SNAP POWERBOMB CUTTER! WHAT IN THE HELL?!?!

Gavin Kirkland: MADISON KALINE OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A FLYING KNEE TO ASTRAEA JORDAN’S HEAD! ASTRAEA FALLS!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Sofia Clarke: MADISON KALINE IS THROWING SOME SERIOUS FOREARMS TOWARDS ASTRAEA JORDAN! ASTRAEA IS TRYING TO DEFEND HERSELF, BUT SHE WAS NOT EXPECTING FOR MADISON TO INTERFERE AT THIS POINT OF THE MATCH! MADISON GETS ASTRAEA AND THROWS HER AGAINST THE RING POST AT THE CORNER! ASTRAEA’S FACE CRASHES ONTO THE CORNER! MADISON PULLS ASTRAEA FROM THE CORNER AND CONNECTS WITH THE M.O.D! THE FAMEASSER FROM THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION! MADISON PLANTS HER CHALLENGER AGAINST THE MAT AS SHE IS GESTURING FOR ASTRAEA TO GET BACK TO HER FEET! MADISON IS GOING FOR THE AFTERLIFE! THAT WICKED CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL! ASTRAEA IS ON HER KNEES AS SHE STUMBLES UP TO HER FEET! MADISON RUNS TOWARDS ASTRAEA! CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL —

Gavin Kirkland: DROPKICK FROM THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION! ANDREA VALENTINE GETS HERSELF INVOLVED AS SHE DROPKICKS MADISON KALINE DOWN! MADISON FALLS TO HER KNEE! ANDREA RUNS! ANDREA CONNECTING WITH LOVE HAZE! THE RUNNING CORKSCREW NECKBREAKER!

Sofia Clarke: SERENA BENNETT FROM OUT OF NOWHERE AS SHE CRASHES THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP ONTO ANDREA’S SKULL! INSTANTLY, ANDREA FALLS TO HER BACK! SERENA IS STANDING TALL AND HAS HER FOOT AGAINST ANDREA VALENTINE AS SHE RAISES THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP HIGH IN THE AIR!

Gavin Kirkland: Besides what happened to poor Andrea, we end this episode of Empire in a great note! Signing off for Sofia Clarke! I am the handsome and charismatic Gavin Kirkland. Just remember that #FOXCARES and see you next week!

(The crowd boos at Serena Bennett raising the Specialists Championship high in the air with Andrea Valentine laying beneath her feet. Meanwhile, Madison Kaline is on her knees ringside as Astraea Jordan is still trying to recover from the beatdown from Madison. Madison’s cackling is heard before as the scene fades to black.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)